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Wild 1st Sets Tone In Phillies Rout

A victimized RP Josh Edgin looks down while Ryan Howard (background) circles the bases after hitting a 9th inning grandslam. It was Howard’s second 9th inning homer off Edgin in as many days. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phillies 16, Mets 1
WP – Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86)
LP – Jeremy Hefner (2-7, 5.79)

QUEENS, NY — The Phillies were held to six scoreless innings. Fortunately for them, the other three innings provided a lot of damage.

An eight-run 1st inning and a seven-run 9th propelled the Phillies to a 16-1 pounding of the Mets. The win gave them the sweep, and kept them in pace with St. Louis, who won again earlier in the day.

The Phillies had 21 hits in the game — of those 21 hits, 19 of them were singles. The only extra base hits came from Chase Utley’s double and Ryan Howard’s grand slam.

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Howard’s Power Pushes Phillies Past Mets

Phillies 3, Mets 2
WP – Jeremy Horst (2-0, 1.11)
LP – Josh Edgin (3-6, 3.86)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (36)

QUEENS, NY — Ryan Howard knew it. Josh Edgin knew it. Heck, everyone in the stadium knew it.

Howard’s two-run blast off Edgin in the 9th inning gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead and win, helping them in their chase for the post season.

Howard struggled at the dish, striking out twice before his 9th inning at bat.

“I was struggling, period. There’s no secret about it,” Howard said. “Even throughout the entire game today, I struggled trying to catch up to the fastball. My swing was a little long. I just caught up to a fastball and was able to get a big hit.”

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Today’s Game Has Been Postponed

QUEENS, NY — Tonight’s game between the Phillies and Mets has been postponed.

The game will be moved to Thursday at 7:10. Cole Hamels, who was scheduled to pitch tonight, will pitch tomorrow, and Tyler Cloyd will pitch on Thursday.

Phillies Snap Out of Funk; Beat Mets

Phillies SP Cliff Lee dominated the Mets through eight innings. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Phillies 3, Mets 1
WP – Cliff Lee (6-7, 3.27)
LP – R.A. Dickey (18-6, 2.67)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (35)

QUEENS, NY — Things were starting to get a little worrisome for the Phillies after dropping three games in Houston.

But they snapped out of it, and continued on their way to a historical comeback in the standings with an important 3-1 win over the Mets. The win brought the Phillies to 3.5 games back with the Cardinals having the day off.

Cliff Lee was dominant again, continuing back on his path to the dominant Lee of 2011. He went eight innings, allowing only a run on seven hits and a walk, striking out 10.

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Series Preview: at New York Mets

PHI: 73-74, 3rd in NL East; NYM: 66-80, 4th in NL East

When: September 17-19
Where: Citi Field (New York, NY)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) vs R.A. Dickey (18-5, 2.68)
Tuesday: Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.95) vs Matt Harvey (3-5, 2.92)
Wednesday: Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.06) vs TBA

Broadcast Info
Monday, 7:10, CSN
Tuesday, 7:10, PHL 17
Wednesday, 7:10, CSN
All Games on 94.1 FM

Kendrick, Phillies Overcome Early Runs

Phillies 3, Mets 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01)
LP – Jon Niese (10-8, 3.55)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (30)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies managed to prevent a sweep of the Mets with their 3-2 victory Thursday afternoon.

Kendrick overcame a rocky start in the first two innings as his offense backed him for his sixth win since the All-Star break. He lasted 7 2/3 innings, allowing only two runs on seven hits while striking out six.

Both runs surrendered by Kendrick were solo homers. The first came from Mike Baxter to lead off the game and the second came the following inning off the bat of Scott Hairston.

The Phillies cut the lead in half in the 3rd inning. After doubling, Jimmy Rollins scored on a Kevin Frandsen single to make it 2-1.

They tied the game up the next inning on Ty Wigginton’s RBI double. They broke the lead in the 5th inning on Ryan Howard’s sacrifice fly.

Rollins was pulled from the game after the 6th inning, most likely due to him not hustling on a Frandsen pop up. If this is the case, it’s the second time in the past month Rollins will be guilty of not hustling.

2B: Rollins (30), Wigginton (9), Frandsen (3), Mayberry (18), Kendrick (2).

Boxscore.

Duda Homers Off Cloyd in Rookie’s Debut Loss

Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd pitches in his Major League debut against the Mets. He allowed three runs in six innings. PHILADELPHIA – AUGUST 29: Starting pitcher Tyler Cloyd of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Mets 3, Phillies 2
WP – Matt Harvey (3-3, 2.76)
LP – Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50)
SV – Frank Francisco (22)

PHILADELPHIA — It wasn’t exactly the debut Tyler Cloyd expected to have, but the 25-year-old walked away with an experience he will never forget.

Cloyd settled down after three rocky innings to start, but the damage was done. It was Luca Duda’s two-run homer in the 3rd inning that put the Mets up 3-2, the final score on Wednesday.

Cloyd’s fastball ranged from 86-90 all night, and it was hit hard often.

In the first two innings, Cloyd got three pop-up outs but also got tagged for three sharp singles and a double that set up the first run he allowed in his Major League career, an RBI single by opposing starter Matt Harvey.

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Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

Phillies SP Vance Worley pitches against the Mets on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down right-handed starting pitcher Vance Worley.

Worley, who had been pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow for the last three months, will have surgery on his right elbow in 7-10 days.

Worley was pulled with one out in the 5th inning of yesterday’s 9-5 loss to the Mets. He had thrown only 60 pitches, allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out four.

He has struggled all season, posting a 6-9 record and 4.20 ERA. He averaged less than six innings-per-start as well, throwing 133 innings in 23 starts this season.

Taking Worley’s spot, at least temporarily, is right-hander Tyler Cloyd. Cloyd will start tonight in place of Cole Hamels, who is out with a gastrointestinal illness.

Cloyd could possibly pitch in the rotation the remainder of the season depending on how well the 25-year-old rookie does in his Major League debut tonight.

Hamels Scratched From Start; Tyler Cloyd To Debut

IronPigs starter Tyler Cloyd gets ready to pitch back in May for the IronPigs. (Photo by John Russo/Team To Beat)

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels has a gastrointestinal illness and will not be able to start tonight for the Phillies against the Mets.

The Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh and he will make his Major League debut tonight.

Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a league-best 1.01 WHIP in 22 starts with Lehigh. He was named the International League pitcher of the year.

Cloyd’s fastball tops out at around 89-90 MPH and he uses his accuracy to get hitters out. It worked in Triple-A, but the Phillies are interested in seeing if it will work in the Majors.

Rosenberg Yields Four in 10th; Phillies Lose

Mets 9 , Phillies 5 (10 innings)
WP – Bobby Parnell (4-3, 3.02)
LP – BJ Rosenberg (0-2, 12.66)

PHILADELPHIA — Extra innings have not been kind to BJ Rosenberg.

The Phillies reliever gave up four runs in the 10th inning including a two-run home run by catcher Kelly Shoppach to give the Mets a 9-5 win.

Shoppach also hit the RBI double off Antonio Bastardo that tied the game at 5 in the 9th inning.

After getting solid production from Raul Valdes and Josh Lindblom, the Phillies bullpen imploded.

Bastardo and Rosenberg struggled mightily in the late innings.

At one point, the Phillies led the game 4-1.

Despite falling behind 1-0 in the 1st inning, the Phillies bounced back in the bottom half of the stanza. Chris Young had a rocky inning in which he walked Jimmy Rollins and Utley and hit Kevin Frandsen with a pitch.

Then on a 1-2 count to Ryan Howard, Howard blasted a Young offering into the right centerfield seats to give the Phillies a 4-1 lead.

However in the middle innings, the Mets answered the rally.

Rightfielder Mike Baxter connected on a two-run home run off starter Vance Worley to make it a one-run game in the 4th inning. In the very next inning, David Wright lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center field to plate Ruben Tejada which tied the game at 4.

HR: Howard (9), Utley (9).

Boxscore

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