Sunday, September 26, 2010

1992 Donruss #701 Jim Lindeman

Mets 5, Phillies 2
Game 155 - Saturday Night, September 25th in Philadelphia

The Phillies' 11-game win streak came to an end last night as the Mets won, 5-2.  The Magic Number to clinch the NL East title remains at 2 games, as the Braves won their afternoon match against the Nationals.  The lone Phillies' highlight came in the 1st inning when Ryan Howard connected for a 2-run home run, his 31st of the season.  Mets' rookie pitcher Dillon Gee settled down after that, pitching seven strong innings.

Kyle Kendrick pitched well, but he ran into trouble in the 7th.  The Mets scored five times that inning, aided by Howard's fielding error and a bases-clearing double by Lucas Duda surrendered by Chad Durbin.

#12:  Had the Phils won their twelfth in a row, it would have been the first time the team performed that feat since their 14-game winning streak in August 1991.  The '91 Phils won #12 in the streak when Jim Lindeman led the offense with a key 2-run double back on August 11, 1991.

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