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June 11, 2009 9:00 PM

Recap: Ibanez Crushes Mets With 10th Inning Blast

For the 2nd straight night the Phillies came back from multiple runs to beat the Mets at Citi Field, as Raul Ibanez's 10th inning 3-run homer off Ken Takahashi was the difference.

Tim Redding pitched a whale of a game for the Mets but still could not notch his first win with the team. He gave up 3 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings, and left with the score tied.

Carlos Beltran drove in all 3 runs for the Mets off Jamie Moyer, and Luis Castillo scored all 3.

David Wright went 3-4 to raise his average to .362. He is now 17 for his last 26, and is on fire. Although he did get thrown out at 2nd going for a double on a shot off the left field wall.

The Phillies bullpen pitched 4 scoreless innings and gave up just one hit to secure the win. Philadelphia is now 4 games up on the Mets in the NL East, and improved to 3-4 against their NY rivals in 2009.

MVP: Raul Ibanez

Raul Ibanez said you can test his urine, stool, blood, or whatever else it took to prove he isn't on performance enhancing drugs. Well, there is no test for HGH, but who knows whether or not Raul is on it. We DO know he is still having an incredible year, and his 3-run blast deep to right center won the game for the Phillies.

LVP: Ken Takahashi

Jerry Manuel probably never should have put Takahashi in, who has gotten killed by lefties so far. But the manager didn't throw the pitch that got crushed by Ibanez, Takahashi did.

Ulcer Meter: 4 out of 5

With the injuries the Mets are suffering through right now, they are just inferior to Philly. They fought hard the whole series and nearly won all 3 games. But still, losing to this team burns at me like nothing else, and we lost two heart breakers in a row. This weekend will either make me forget all about the pain I am feeling, or make it feel much, much worse.

Rizzi's Random Notes:

Luis Castillo had a great game, going 3-4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs, and a near homerun. He also made a great defensive play in the 4th, robbing Chase Utley of a hit by ranging far to his right and making a strong throw to 1st.

There was not a single walk in the game until Pedro Feliciano walked Ryan Howard with 2 outs in the 8th inning.

As soon as Takahashi came in I knew the Mets were in big trouble, He did a great job striking out the former MVP Ryan Howard, but fell one out short.

Sounds weird to say- but boy I wish Pat Burrell was still facing the Mets 19 times in a Phillies uniform...


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