Sunday, August 15, 2010
2010 Topps #474 Kyle Kendrick
Game 117 - Sunday Night, August 15th in New York
At a soggy Citi Field, the Phillies manufactured their runs tonight in a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets. The Good Kyle Kendrick showed up tonight, pitching into the 7th inning, scattering 6 hits and walking none. His sole blemish was a 3rd inning home run allowed to Jose Reyes.
The Phils scored solo runs in the 3rd, 5th and 6th innings. In the 3rd, Jimmy Rollins singled, promptly stole 2nd and 3rd and waltzed home on Shane Victorino's double. In the 5th, Victorino singled, promptly stole 2nd and came home on Placido Polanco's single. And in the 6th, Jayson Werth led off with a triple and came around to score on Carlos Ruiz' single.
Brad Lidge came on in the 9th for a 1-2-3 save. The game's easy, Harry.
The win moved the Phillies percentage points ahead of the Giants in the Wild Card lead, as those two teams prepare to meet for a 3-game series in Philly starting on Tuesday night.
Mute: I was happy to watch this game 100% ESPN announcer-free. With the TV on mute, I listened to the Phillies' radio team of Larry Andersen and Scott Franzke call the game. I don't know how Joe Morgan felt about Luis Castillo's bunt base hit in the 5th, when he was at least 3 steps out of the batter's box, but L.A. was livid.