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PHILADELPHIA -- Rodrigo Lopez walked off the mound to a standing ovation from a sellout crowd in the home of the defending World Series champions.
Not bad for a guy who hadn't pitched in the majors in two years.
"I'm pretty happy, pretty excited," Lopez said. "Being out for two years, it was a long way to go, a long battle. I didn't know it would take this long."
Lopez (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings to earn his first win since beating the Phillies on July 7, 2007, when he played for Colorado. The right-hander was sidelined since having elbow ligament replacement surgery 23 months ago.
The NL East-leading Phillies were swept by Toronto and Baltimore in consecutive three-game series at Citizens Bank Park last month. They won for just the fifth time in 19 games.
Mets starter Livan Hernandez (5-4) lasted three-plus innings, allowing seven runs and 10 hits. It was his shortest outing since he gave up seven runs in three innings against Cleveland while pitching for Minnesota last June 12.
"We lost the game because I pitched bad," Hernandez said. "I just have to come back and pitch better next time."
Rollins, mired in a season-long slump, had his second straight multihit game. The 2007 NL MVP was benched four games during the team's recent road trip and snapped an 0-for-28 slump against Atlanta on Thursday.
"It seems like we got to the clubhouse excited to be home," Rollins said.
Lopez was a two-time 15-game winner with Baltimore, but inconsistency and a major injury derailed his career. He filled in for injured rookie Antonio Bastardo, who replaced Brett Myers when he had hip surgery.
"He's the same guy I saw in the American League," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He knows how to pitch."
Hernandez quickly got in trouble in the first, which has been a problem for him all season. He has allowed 13 runs in the first inning in his 16 starts.
Rollins hit a leadoff double, Shane Victorino followed with a single and Chase Utley's RBI single made it 1-0. After Ryan Howard walked, Werth struck out on a 63 mph curveball. But Greg Dobbs looped a two-run single to left for a 3-0 lead.
Victorino tripled and scored on Utley's sacrifice fly in the second. The Phillies added three more runs in the third to go ahead 7-0. Werth hit a towering shot over the left-field wall. Rollins lined a two-out, two-run double to center, scurrying to second base because no one covered the bag.
"It's been a while since I've been in this kind of environment," Lopez said. "The most people I see is like 10,000. It was very exciting, pretty emotional.
|Rodrigo Lopez earns his first win since beating the Phillies in 2007 as a member of the Rockies. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York Mets|
|Alex Cora, SS||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.250|
|Daniel Murphy, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.245|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.333|
|Gary Sheffield, RF||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.289|
|Ryan Church, CF||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.300|
|Fernando Tatis, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||5||.261|
|Nick Evans, LF||4||1||1||1||0||2||3||.321|
|Brian Schneider, C||3||0||1||1||1||0||0||.243|
|Livan Hernandez, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.107|
|Patrick Misch, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|a- Jeremy Reed, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.278|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Elmer Dessens, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Fernando Martinez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.176|
|a-struck out for Misch in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Dessens in the 9th|
|2B - Ryan Church (16, Lopez), Nick Evans (4, Lopez), Brian Schneider (7, Lopez)|
|RBI - Nick Evans (6), Brian Schneider (18)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Misch-Schneider-Murphy|
|E - Daniel Murphy (7, Missed catch of throw)|
|New York Mets|
|Livan Hernandez (L,5-4)||3||10||7||7||4||2||1||4.56|
|IBB - Feliz by Patrick Misch|
|Pitches-Strikes - Livan Hernandez 81-43, Patrick Misch 30-18, Bobby Parnell 15-10, Elmer Dessens 19-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Livan Hernandez 2-5, Patrick Misch 3-2, Bobby Parnell 2-0, Elmer Dessens 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Livan Hernandez 23, Patrick Misch 9, Bobby Parnell 3, Elmer Dessens 4|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||.212|
|Shane Victorino, CF||5||2||3||0||0||0||1||.299|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||2||2||0||1||1||.303|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||2||0||0||0||2||0||0||.254|
|Jayson Werth, RF||3||1||1||1||1||2||3||.264|
|Greg Dobbs, LF||4||0||1||2||0||1||1||.244|
|John Mayberry Jr., LF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.225|
|Pedro Feliz, 3B||2||1||1||0||2||0||0||.289|
|Paul Bako, C||4||1||1||0||0||1||6||.250|
|Rodrigo Lopez, P||3||0||0||0||0||1||5||.000|
|Chan Ho Park, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.083|
|a- Matt Stairs, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.281|
|Ryan Madson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-flied out for Park in the 8th|
|2B - Jimmy Rollins 2 (17, Hernandez, Hernandez), Paul Bako (1, Hernandez)|
|3B - Shane Victorino (6, Hernandez)|
|HR - Jayson Werth (16, Hernandez)|
|SF - Chase Utley (2)|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (29), Chase Utley 2 (54), Jayson Werth (44), Greg Dobbs 2 (13)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (15)|
|SB - Chase Utley (8, 2nd base off Hernandez/Schneider)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard|
|Rodrigo Lopez (W,1-0)||6.1||6||2||2||1||4||0||2.84|
|Chan Ho Park||1.2||2||0||0||1||2||0||5.86|
|Pitches-Strikes - Rodrigo Lopez 96-62, Chan Ho Park 27-16, Ryan Madson 10-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 6-9, Chan Ho Park 1-1, Ryan Madson 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 26, Chan Ho Park 7, Ryan Madson 3|
|Attendance - 45231|
|Game Time - 2:38|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Joyce, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Adrian Johnson|