Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pettibone notches first big league win as Phillies trump Mets, 9-4

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabasebal

Michael Young collected three hits and Domonic Brown slugged a three-run home run to lift the Phillies past the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday, 9-4.

Jonathan Pettibone, making his second career major league start, surrendered three runs on seven hits. He walked two and notched four strikeouts en route to his first career victory. He also collected his first major league hit with a single in the third.

Leading 3-2 entering the fifth inning, Brown launched a three-run shot to highlight a five-run frame giving the Phillies an 8-2 advantage.

Jimmy Rollins finished with two hits and Raul Valdes tossed two scoreless innings in relief to secure the win.

The Mets opened the scoring in the second, jumping ahead to a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Jordany Valdespin. The Phillies answered with three runs in the third and never looked back.

David Wright finished 2-for-4 in the losing effort.

Shaun Marcum surrendered three runs over four innings, but it was his relief that did the Mets in as Robert Carson allowed five runs on four hits in the fifth.

The two clubs wrap up their three-game set on Sunday with Cole Hamels scheduled to oppose Jonathon Niese.

- Patrick Gordon is Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Follow him on Twitter @Philabaseball or contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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