Phillies, Utley Take Third Game 5-4

Chase Utley hit two homers off Mike Pelfrey and had four RBI’s. Pelfrey was just terrible pitching five innings and giving up 10 hits, two walks and four earned runs. Pedro Feliciano wasn’t much better in the seventh giving up two hits a walk and a run in .2 innings.

Jose Reyes 2 for 5 and David Wright 2 for 3 continued their hot hitting but it wasn’t enough to overcome Pelfrey’s poor start. The Mets had two men on base in the ninth against Brad Lidge but Luis Castillo couldn’t get a bunt down, Wright popped out, and Beltran hit a hard grounder up the middle that Eric Bruntlett made a great diving play on.

The Mets still took two out of three in the series so as long as they keep winning series they’ll be fine. They fly to Chicago tonight to play to against the Cubs.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.