7:10 PM ET, April 12, 2007
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
• Summary: Veteran Mets pitcher Tom Glavine allowed three runs and four hits, struck out four in out-pitching the Phillies Jamie Moyer en route to a 5-3 win. The Mets took two of three in their first series with the Phillies.
• Figure this: Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer struck out six batters tonight, including the 2,000th of his career.
• Unsung hero: Glavine wasn't the only old-timer to play well for the Mets tonight. Veteran outfielder Moises Alou was 3-4 with a double, an RBI and scored two runs.
• Figure this: Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit two home runs off Glavine, giving him six home runs in his career against Glavine. It is the most Rollins has against any pitcher in the majors.
• Quotable: "I love it. It's just a lot of fun. They give you energy whether they realize it or not. I thrive on the booing." -- Rollins, on the Mets crowd.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mets 5, Phillies 3
|Old Man Down The Road|
|When Phillies starter Jamie Moyer and the Mets' Tom Glavine took the mound Thursday night, they were the oldest left-handers to face each other in 14 years. But they're not the oldest combined starters ever.|
|7/29/93||Charlie Hough, Marlins||Frank Tanana, Mets||85 years, 232 days|
|4/12/07||Jamie Moyer, Phillies||Tom Glavine, Mets||85 years, 163 days|
|5/2/88||Jerry Reuss, White Sox||Tommy John, Yankees||83 years, 299 days|
Moyer and Glavine's matchup was the oldest since LHP Frank Tanana of the Mets and Florida RHP Charlie Hough pitched on July 29, 1993 (85 years, 231 days). ... Moyer fanned Alou in the fifth for his 2,000th career strikeout. ... Glavine is the career leader among pitchers with 206 sacrifices, according to Elias. ... Beltran slammed his bat after ending the sixth by striking out with two on. ... Umpire Jerry Layne (family reason) had to leave before the game so a three-man crew worked the matchup. ... Mets RHP Juan Padilla will have surgery on his right elbow Friday to repair a partial tear of his flexor tendon. He could miss the rest of the season. ... Lo Duca turned 35 on Thursday. ... Glavine's four strikeouts gave him 2,489, moving him into 29th place and within 13 of tying Christy Mathewson for the 28th spot. Glavine passed Don Drysdale (2,486). ... The Mets optioned OF Lastings Milledge to Triple-A New Orleans and called up RHP Mike Pelfrey, who is to start Friday against Washington.
Regular Season Series
|Philadelphia leads 12-6 (as of Thu 4/12)|
|Mon 4/9||@NYM 11, PHI 5||Recap|
|Wed 4/11||PHI 5, @NYM 2||Recap|
|» Thu 4/12||@NYM 5, PHI 3||Box Score|
|Tue 4/17||NYM 8, @PHI 1||Recap|
|Tue 6/5||PHI 4, @NYM 2||Recap|
|Wed 6/6||PHI 4, @NYM 2||Recap|
|Thu 6/7||PHI 6, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Fri 6/29||NYM 6, @PHI 5||Recap|
|Fri 6/29||NYM 5, @PHI 2||Recap|
|Sat 6/30||NYM 8, @PHI 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/1||@PHI 5, NYM 3||Recap|
|Mon 8/27||@PHI 9, NYM 2||Recap|
|Tue 8/28||@PHI 4, NYM 2|
|Wed 8/29||@PHI 3, NYM 2||Recap|
|Thu 8/30||@PHI 11, NYM 10||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||PHI 3, @NYM 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/15||PHI 5, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/16||PHI 10, @NYM 6||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Phillies | Mets|
|1st||J Rollins homered to left.||1||0|
|1st||C Beltran singled to left, J Reyes scored, P Lo Duca to second.||1||1|
|2nd||J Rollins homered to left, A Rowand scored.||3||1|
|2nd||T Glavine sacrificed to third, M Alou to third, S Green to second, T Glavine safe at second on throwing error by third baseman W Helms. M Alou scored, S Green to third on throwing error by third basem||3||2|
|4th||J Reyes singled to left, M Alou and D Easley scored.||3||4|
|7th||M Alou singled to center, D Wright scored.||3||5|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||33,355 (79.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||44 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Montague, First Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Marvin Hudson|