May 27, 2010: Mets Complete Shutout Sweep of Phils
|Date: May 27, 2010|
|Mets starter: Mike Pelfrey|
|Winning pitcher: Mike Pelfrey|
|Key player(s): Mike Pelfrey, Jason Bay, Jose Reyes|
|Key play: Bay's double in 1st, Reyes' double in 7th|
On a Thursday night at Citi Field, the Mets played the Phillies in the finale of a three-game series. Following two shutout wins, the Mets aimed for a sweep. They came away with a 3-0 victory for their third straight shutout over Philadelphia.
Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings in starting for the Mets. He allowed only three singles to the Phils while striking out five batters. Meanwhile, Phillies' starter Cole Hamels gave up a run-scoring double to Jason Bay in the first inning and followed up with scoreless pitching from the second to the sixth.
In the bottom of the seventh, Jose Reyes came to bat with one out and two runners on base. Reyes hit a double to left field to score Henry Blanco and Fernando Tatis and extend the Met lead to three runs. Later in the inning, Hamels was replaced by Phils' reliever Chad Durbin.
Mets' reliever Pedro Feliciano pitched a scoreless top of the eighth. In the ninth, Francisco Rodriguez struck out Jayson Werth to complete a perfect inning and end the game. The Mets had a sweep of the defending National League champions with three shutout wins.