Phillie killer Tim Redding dominated the first five innings, then fell victim to a predetermined pitch count. Once he was lifted, Chase Utley and the Phils went to work on the Mets' bullpen and went on to win 4-1 at Citi Field.
After Redding held the Phils to a bloop hit and no runs for the first five, the Phils wasted no time in turning the tables on the Mets. In the sixth, Utley jerked Pat Misch's inside pitch deep into the right-field seats for the go-ahead homer, followed by back-to-back doubles by Raul Ibanez and Pedro Feliz to score one more. The Phils would get their fourth and final run on a bases loaded sac fly by Carlos Ruiz. On the bump, Rookie of the Year candidate J.A. Happ improved to 10-2 with another controlled start, allowing an early run, but settling in for seven strong innings. Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge followed with dominant eighth and ninth innings, striking out a pair each. Lidge, who recorded his 24th save, surpassed the 700 career strikeout milestone.