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Mets let one slip away
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Phillies 5, Mets 2
Oliver Perez tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. (Jeff Zelevansky/MLB.com)
In the last Opening Day at Shea Stadium, the Mets held a late two-run lead, but the relief corps allowed three runs in the seventh, and the hosts could not rally. Carlos Delgado belted his first homer of '08, but also committed a costly error.
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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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