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Late rally lifts Phillies
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Phillies 5, Mets 2
Tom Gordon (left), Jayson Werth and So Taguchi celebrate the Phils' victory. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Held in check by Mets starter Oliver Perez for 5 2/3 innings, the Phils broke through with three runs in the seventh, highlighted by Jayson Werth's tiebreaking RBI single, and notched their first win in eight tries on Opening Day at Shea Stadium.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 04/08: PHI 5, NYM 2
  • Wed. 04/09: NYM 8, PHI 2
  • Thu. 04/10: NYM 4, PHI 3
PHI
Philadelphia (4-4)
Won 2
Philadelphia 5, NY Mets 2   NYM
NY Mets (2-4)
Lost 3
April 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0   5 8 0
NY Mets
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 4/8/08  |  Recap: PHI | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Mets stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS5221002.314
  Bruntlett, SS0000000.500
Victorino, CF4120102.188
Utley, 2B2111000.357
Howard, 1B4001113.179
Burrell, LF3000115.385
  Durbin, C, P0000000.000
  c-Jenkins, PH1000003.250
  Romero, P0000000.000
  Gordon, P0000000.000
Werth, RF4021104.333
Feliz, 3B4000103.222
Ruiz, C4110103.174
Moyer, P1000100.000
  a-Dobbs, PH0000000.111
  b-Taguchi, PH-LF2000000.200
Totals345847225 

a-Batted for Moyer in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Dobbs in the 7th. c-Popped out for Durbin, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Utley (3, Heilman).
TB: Rollins 2; Victorino 2; Utley 2; Werth 2; Ruiz.
RBI: Howard (3), Werth (2), Rollins (6), Utley (7).
2-out RBI: Werth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Victorino; Ruiz 2; Feliz; Werth 2.
S: Taguchi.
GIDP: Feliz.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Utley-Howard, Rollins-Howard).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5010000.231
Castillo, 2B1000100.182
  Easley, 2B2000001.000
Wright, 3B4010011.304
Beltran, CF3110102.364
Delgado, 1B4121001.375
Pagan, LF3010000.316
  Sosa, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  a-Clark, PH0000100.000
  Muniz, P0000000.000
Church, RF3001004.333
Schneider, C3010111.333
Perez, P2000013.000
  Smith, P0000000.000
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  Chavez, LF2000001.200
Totals322724314 

a-Walked for Heilman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wright (4, Moyer), Beltran (7, Romero).
HR: Delgado (1, 2nd inning off Moyer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes; Wright 2; Beltran 2; Delgado 5; Pagan; Schneider.
RBI: Delgado (3), Church (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez 2; Beltran; Church.
GIDP: Schneider; Chavez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Delgado (1, throw).
PB: Schneider 2 (2).
DP: (Delgado).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer (W, 1-0)6.04223114.66
Durbin, C (H, 1)1.02000002.08
Romero (H, 1)1.01001100.00
Gordon (S, 1)1.000001012.27
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez 5.23003200.00
Smith (H, 1)0.10001003.86
Schoeneweis (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.12310005.40
Sosa 0.21000007.71
Heilman 1.02223007.20
Muniz 1.00000000.00

Balk: Perez.
IBB: Schneider (by Moyer), Howard (by Heilman).
HBP: Church (by Moyer), Utley (by Perez), Utley (by Perez), Utley (by Schoeneweis).
Pitches-strikes: Moyer 93-56, Durbin, C 6-5, Romero 25-15, Gordon 11-9, Perez 94-51, Smith 7-3, Schoeneweis 21-13, Sosa 14-10, Heilman 29-12, Muniz 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moyer 11-6, Durbin, C 2-1, Romero 2-0, Gordon 1-1, Perez 8-7, Smith 1-0, Schoeneweis 1-0, Sosa 0-2, Heilman 1-2, Muniz 1-2.
Batters faced: Moyer 25, Durbin, C 4, Romero 5, Gordon 3, Perez 24, Smith 2, Schoeneweis 5, Sosa 3, Heilman 8, Muniz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith 2-0, Sosa 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 50 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 56,350.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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