Ryan Howard, who fanned twice, reacts after striking out in the third inning. (Gus Ruelas/AP)
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Brett Myers nearly matched counterpart Hiroki Kuroda, allowing three runs and striking out eight in seven innings, but the Phillies could not support the righty. With the loss and the Mets' win, the Phils are one game back in the East.
Game Scores: Myers , Kuroda . IBB: Ramirez, M (by Eyre, S). Pitches-strikes: Myers 105-70, Eyre, S 23-13, Kuroda 79-50, Kuo 29-20. Groundouts-flyouts: Myers 8-4, Eyre, S 0-2, Kuroda 9-5, Kuo 1-2. Batters faced: Myers 28, Eyre, S 5, Kuroda 23, Kuo 7. Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B:
Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim Tschida. Weather: 75 degrees, clear. Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF. T:
2:21. Att: 51,064. Venue: Dodger Stadium. August 14, 2008 August 14, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner