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Phillies 2, Mets 0
David Wright dodges an inside pitch from Joe Blanton in the fourth inning. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
With seven impressive innings of two-run ball, ace Johan Santana gave the Mets an opportunity to salvage the series finale, but they couldn't deliver the big hit and were held scoreless by starter Joe Blanton and the first-place Phillies' bullpen.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (39-42)
Lost 3
Philadelphia 2, NY Mets 0   PHI
Philadelphia (42-37)
Won 3
July 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Philadelphia
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 3 0
Standings thru 7/5/09  |  Recap: NYM | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Phillies stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Murphy, Dn, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .242
  b-Tatis, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .253
Wright, D, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .326
Church, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .290
Evans, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .278
Reed, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
Schneider, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Castillo, L, 2B 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 .276
Santana, J, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .120
  a-Sheffield, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 26 0 4 0 3 8 9  

a-Struck out for Santana, J in the 8th. b-Grounded into a double play for Murphy, Dn in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Reed; Castillo, L 2; Santana, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cora.
SAC: Santana, J; Cora.
GIDP: Wright, D; Tatis.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Murphy, Dn).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .217
Victorino, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300
Utley, 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 .301
Howard, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .252
Werth, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .261
Feliz, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .292
Mayberry, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .209
Ruiz, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Blanton, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .043
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
  a-Stairs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 26 2 3 2 3 4 4  

a-Grounded out for Park in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rollins (7, 1st inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 0 out), Utley (18, 6th inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins 5; Utley 4.
RBI: Rollins (32), Utley (55).
2-out RBI: Utley.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard 2).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J (L, 9-7) 7.0 3 2 2 2 3 2 3.29
Parnell 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.88
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton (W, 5-4) 7.1 4 0 0 3 5 0 4.69
Romero, J 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Park (H, 5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.79
Lidge (S, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7.06

Romero, J pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Cora (by Romero, J).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, J 101-65, Parnell 18-10, Blanton 111-65, Romero, J 2-1, Park 2-2, Lidge 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, J 7-3, Parnell 2-0, Blanton 9-3, Romero, J 0-0, Park 1-0, Lidge 0-0.
Batters faced: Santana, J 25, Parnell 4, Blanton 27, Romero, J 1, Park 1, Lidge 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero, J 1-0, Park 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:18.
Att: 45,333.
July 5, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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