Jeff Francoeur reacts after lining into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (Henny Ray Abrams/AP)
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
Facing Pedro Martinez for the first time as a Phillie, the Mets chipped away after Oliver Perez gave up six first-inning runs. However, despite two homers from Angel Pagan (including an inside-the-park shot), they couldn't deny their former teammate the win as Jeff Francoeur lined into an unassisted triple play to end the game.
WP: Green, S 2. Pitches-strikes: Martinez, P 90-61, Durbin 26-14, Madson 15-11, Lidge
9-7, Perez, O 47-27, Figueroa, N 39-20, Misch 47-34, Green, S 25-12, Dessens 13-7. Groundouts-flyouts:
Martinez, P 6-2, Durbin 1-1, Madson 0-3, Lidge 2-0, Perez, O 1-1, Figueroa, N 0-2, Misch 3-2, Green, S 2-0, Dessens 0-1. Batters
faced: Martinez, P 26, Durbin 5, Madson 5, Lidge 4, Perez, O 8, Figueroa, N 13, Misch 13, Green, S 6, Dessens 3. Ejections:
Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel ejected by HP umpire Mark Wegner (9th) Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner.
1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Tim Timmons. Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 2 mph, Out to LF. T:
3:00. Att: 39,038. Venue: Citi Field. August 23, 2009 August 23, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner