On the day that the Philadelphia Phillies sent Roy Halladay to the disabled list for a lengthy period of time and learned that Ryan Howard would not be back in June, the team needed a little good news. A late rally over the New York Mets provided just that. The Phillies clubbed nine runs in the last three innings of the game for a 10-6 win.
The late surge did nothing to help starter Cliff Lee, who failed again to pick up his first win of the season after eight starts. Lee struck out seven, walked one and allowed three earned runs on seven hits.
Trailing by two runs in the seventh, Carlos Ruiz took Dillion Gee deep for a two-run shot that tied the game. An eighth inning sac fly from Shane Victorino scored Juan Pierre and gave the Phillies a lead. Jimmy Rollins opened it wide in the ninth inning with a three-run homer off Ramon Ramirez. They added three more after that.
New York made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth, scoring three runs off Raul Valdez. Jonathan Papelbon came in for the last out.
The Phillies are off on Thursday before starting a weekend series against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.