Phillies Rough Up Livan And Beat The Mets 7-2

An article by posted on July 3, 2009

The Phillies got the fireworks started early on Friday night, and before Livan Hernandez could get an out in the fourth inning, he was out of the game and heading for the showers.

Livan was pulled from the game after allowing 7 earned runs on 10 hits and 4 walks. It was ugly, and he simply didn’t have it working tonight. Hernandez had pitched well recently, so it was unfortunate to see him get tagged this hard. Better luck next time I hope…

The bullpen was outstanding tonight and held the Phillies scoreless after Livan came out of the game in the fourth inning.

Long reliever, Pat Misch impressed again, this time pitching three scoreless and hitless innings while striking out three. Nice job!

Bobby Parnell and Elmer Dessens each pitched a scoreless inning.

The Mets bats were quiet tonight and only manged to produce two runs with Brian Schneider and Nick Evans both driving in a run. Ryan Church had another big day at the plate with three more hits, and he is now batting .300 for the season.

David Wright is mired in another terrible slump and went hitless again tonight. He grounded into an inning ending double play and whiffed two more times to raise his season total to 82 strike outs.

The game was speckled with more poor fundamentals by the Amazins’ including a real boneheaded play by Daniel Murphy who flubbed a throw by David Wright and then froze while the baseball was still live and lying on the ground eight feet away from him. It allowed the baserunner to waltz to second base without a throw. Murphy was charged with his 7th error of the season. Ugh…

The game was a real snooze-fest, and there wasn’t too many bright spots to speak of.

We’ll do it again tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 PM when Fernando Nieve tries to rebound from a bad performance his last time out. He will be opposed by old man river, Jaime Moyer.

Lets Go Mets!

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