It felt like "hittin' season" early Wednesday night as Chase Utley hit a two-run home run to dead center field for the second time this season and Domonic Brown launched a massive three-run home run to the 300 level down the right field line at Citizens Bank Park. The five-run outburst against Mets starter Jeremy Hefner was enough for the Phillies to pick up 7-3 victory, bringing the Phillies to within one win of the .500 mark. The game was delayed by a brief 27-minute rain delay and Kyle Kendrick labored through six innings to pick up his first win of the season.
"We're scoring a lot of runs," Kendrick said after the game. "It's nice on the starters. We've just got to keep our team in the game. But heading down to Miami, we're feeling good right now after winning the series."
The Phillies entered this series with the Mets having already blown two separate early 4-0 leads against the Kansas City Royals. Against the Mets, the Phillies found a way to hold on to their early leads to pick up their first series victory of the season.no comments