|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 08 April 2008 20:36|
April or September, doesn't seem to matter. The Mets can't find a way to hold off Philadelphia.
Jamie Moyer (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings, Jayson Werth hit a tiebreaking single and the Phillies rallied past New York 5-2 on Tuesday.
Philadelphia, which took advantage of the Mets' epic collapse last September to win the division title, has won nine in a row against New York.
Chase Utley tied a major league record by getting hit by a pitch three times for the Phillies.
Mets reliever Scott Schoeneweis (0-1) gave up three runs - one earned - and two hits. He recorded only one out in the seventh. With the bases loaded and one out, Ryan Howard grounded to Delgado, who tried for a double play. His throw deflected off Utley and rolled toward center field for an error that allowed the tying run to score.
Brewers 3, Reds 2, 10 innings
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Brewers bailed out Eric Gagne again.
Rickie Weeks singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati after Gagne blew his second save in three chances.
Corey Patterson hit a homer just over right fielder Corey Hart's leap to tie the game in the ninth.
Gagne, who signed a one-year, $10 million contract this offseason to close for the Brewers after Francisco Cordero cashed in with a $46 million contract with the Reds, also blew a save on opening day against the Cubs on Wednesday.
J.J. Hardy singled to start the inning and pinch-hitter Joe Dillon sacrificed Hardy to second. Jason Kendall singled off David Weathers (0-1) to right field to set up Weeks, who hit it just past shortstop Jeff Keppinger. Salomon Torres (1-0) got the win.
Rockies 4, Braves 3
DENVER (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez overcame a shaky start and Matt Holliday hit two run-scoring singles in Colorado's second-straight one-run win over Atlanta.
Each of the Braves' five losses so far have come by one run. The Rockies have won three games so far, each by a run as well.
The Rockies still haven't busted out of their offensive funk, but they finally topped the three-run mark in a game. Coming in, they had scored just 12 times in their first seven games, the lowest run production in the majors and half the number of runs that they had scored in their previous worst start, in 2002.
Jimenez (1-1) allowed six hits and three runs in six innings.
Jurrjens (1-1) gave up four earned runs and nine hits over seven innings.
Cardinals 5, Astros 3
HOUSTON (AP) - Troy Glaus hit a two-run double in the eighth inning off Geoff Geary (0-1) to give St. Louis a win.
Anthony Reyes (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball, and Jason Isringhausen worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
Duncan scored on a single by Adam Kennedy in the sixth inning to tie it at 3. The Cardinals had a chance to take the lead later in the inning but Mark Loretta's throw home beat Rick Ankiel there to end the inning.
Diamondbacks 10, Dodgers 5
PHOENIX (AP) - Doug Davis, pitching two days before his scheduled surgery for thyroid cancer, allowed two runs in six innings, and Arizona won its fifth straight.
Davis (1-1) blanked the Dodgers through five innings before Jeff Kent doubled in two runs in the sixth. A .070 career hitter, Davis even singled twice, one them bringing in a run for his seventh RBI. He also picked off a runner at first.
Arizona's Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Chad Billingsley in the first inning, his fourth home run in three games.
Giants 3, Padres 2, 11 innings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bengie Molina hit his second homer of the game with one out in the 11th inning off Cla Meredith (0-1), and the Giants snapped a four-game skid.
Brad Hennessey (1-0) threw two shutout innings for the win.
Brian Giles had four hits and drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth for the Padres.