Padilla Stifles Mets as Phillies Win 4-1

The Mets thought getting swept by the Phillies at home was pretty depressing, and it was, but it only got worse when Jose Reyes went down on the final play of the game. The rookie shortstop was trying to breakup a game-ending double play when he injured his ankle. Luckily, X-rays did not show a fracture and he is listed day to day as the Phillies came away with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon inside Shea Stadium.

Vincente Padilla (12-9) tossed eight innings of one-run ball, scattering two hits while striking out four to get the victory. He hadn't allowed a hit until Jose Reyes began the seventh with a single.

Jose Mesa pitched the ninth to notch his twenty-fourth save of the year.

Philadelphia (73-63) got on the board in the top of second when Jim Thome deposited his 37th homer of the season over the left center wall for a solo shot against Jae Weong Seo (8-9).

"After the road trip we've had, to be able to sweep three games here was really tremendous," Thome said to the Associated Press.

The Phillies added three more in the fifth. Pat Burrell began the frame with a single, and after Chase Utley struck out, Todd Pratt walked. Tomas Perez ripped an RBI single and Marlon Byrd later added a double that plated two more runs.

New York (59-65) scored it's only run of the contest in the seventh on a Tony Clark double.

Jae Weong Seo -- who entered having one three consecutive starts -- pitched six innings, allowing four hits and four runs while walking one and fanning four.

"We ran into the trifecta in this series -- they had three great pitching performances," said Mets manager Art Howe to the Asoociated Press. "We just had trouble getting any hits."

Writer Christopher Guy covers the Mets daily for You can e-mail him at

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