Final in 10

Series: Game 2 of 2

Series tied 1-1 (as of 5/2)

Game 1: Friday, May 1
NY Mets7Final
Game 2: Saturday, May 2
NY Mets5Final
in 10
Game 3: Sunday, May 3
NY MetsPostponed

Mets 5

(10-13, 4-7 away)

Phillies 6

(12-10, 6-8 home)

    3:40 PM ET, May 2, 2009

    Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    NYM 0110030000 5 11 0
    PHI 2110010001 6 9 0

    W: J. Taschner (1-0)

    L: S. Green (0-2)

    Mets' Green walks in Victorino as Phillies prevail in 10

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA -- Shane Victorino isn't known for his plate discipline. Even he couldn't swing when Sean Green lost his control.

    Victorino's bases-loaded walk off Green with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.

    Green (0-2) retired the first batter he faced before Pedro Feliz reached on an infield single, bringing up three straight pinch-hitters.

    Fast Facts

    • The Phillies loaded the bases in the 10th and won it as Shane Victorino drew a walk from reliever Sean Green. It was the ninth walk of the game issued by the Mets and second with the bases loaded.

    • The Phillies have drawn 11 walks with the bases loaded this season after having nine all of last season.

    • Jamie Moyer pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, five earned runs, four walks and striking out two as he was denied in his bid for a 250th career victory.

    • Oliver Perez's ERA jumped to 9.97 after allowing four earned runs on five hits and six walks in 2 1/3 innings. Perez was relieved by 40-year-old Ken Takahashi; he's the first player to make his MLB debut after the age of 40 since Diomedes Olivo for the Pirates on Sept. 5, 1960.

    • Daniel Murphy and Ramon Castro hit consecutive homers for the Mets off Moyer in the sixth.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    Green hit Matt Stairs with a pitch, but retired Greg Dobbs on a fly ball.

    After Chris Coste walked to load the bases, Victorino walked on a 3-2 pitch to give the Phillies a split in the first two games of the series against their rival.

    "I was taking a strike because I haven't seen him," Victorino said. "Once he got one, I wanted to get a hit. You tell yourself to be patient. He has as much pressure as you. I saw the ball down and he called it a ball."

    Daniel Murphy and Ramon Castro hit consecutive homers for the Mets off Jamie Moyer in the sixth. Raul Ibanez connected off Pedro Feliciano to tie it in the bottom half.

    Jack Taschner (1-0) pitched out of trouble in the 10th, retiring Carlos Beltran on an inning-ending double-play grounder with runners at first and third. Third baseman Feliz started a nice turn with a quick toss to second baseman Eric Bruntlett.

    "He could've thrown home, but we wanted a double play," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.

    After the Mets scored three runs to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth, Ibanez hit a shot off the "Drive 'em Outta Here" automobile dealership billboard that hangs off the facing of the second deck in right field. The "Ra-uuuuul" chants for the new fan favorite drowned out all the boos from the Mets fans among the sellout crowd of 45,069 at Citizens Bank Park.

    Phillies right fielder Jayson Werth threw out pinch-runner Omir Santos at the plate with a perfect one-hop strike to end the eighth after Beltran ripped a single off Ryan Madson.

    Moyer took a 4-2 lead into the sixth and retired the first two batters. But the Mets tied it when Murphy and Castro connected back-to-back.

    After pinch-hitter Alex Cora tripled, Scott Eyre replaced Moyer. Jose Reyes walked and Luis Castillo hit an RBI single to give New York its first lead, 5-4.

    Moyer gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 46-year-old Moyer needs one victory to become the oldest player to record 250 wins.

    Mets starter Oliver Perez allowed four runs and five hits, walking six in 2 1/3 innings. Perez, who has a 9.97 ERA, could be in danger of losing his job in the rotation, despite signing a $36 million, three-year contract in the offseason.

    "I feel embarrassed," Perez said.

    Perez won 25 games for the Mets over the last two seasons, but the lefty has been awful this season. Manager Jerry Manuel wanted to give him a chance to face the Phillies before making a decision on removing him from the rotation. Perez was 1-0 with an 0.35 ERA against Philadelphia in four starts and 26 innings last year.

    "I really have to think about it," Manuel said. "His confidence is shot."

    Game notes

    Phillies ace Cole Hamels tested his injured left ankle in the bullpen. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the results were encouraging, but indicated that Hamels could miss his next start at St. Louis on Tuesday. ... Jerry Manuel was fined $1,000 for failing to comply with pace-of-game regulations during the Mets' game against Florida on Wednesday, a baseball official told 1050 ESPN New York radio. Manuel said he was trying to stall the action when he called on Santos from the bullpen to bat for Castro with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth. Santos popped out. ... Mets 1B Carlos Delgado (hip) wasn't in the lineup for the fifth straight game, but walked as a pinch-hitter. ... Phillies closer Brad Lidge pitched a scoreless ninth in his first appearance since last Saturday. He was bothered by inflammation in his right knee. ... Phillies 2B Chase Utley (leg) didn't start, but flied out as a pinch-hitter.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumCitizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
    Attendance45,069 (103.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time3:43
    Weather63 degrees, cloudy
    Wind1 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - James Hoye