Kyle Kendrick had another great start Friday night at Citi Field, notching his second career shutout in a 4-0 Phillies win over the Mets.
Kendrick (2-1, 2.41) allowed just three hits and one walk. He's been lights out in his last seven road starts, pitching to a 1.10 ERA. This is the 31st time in his last 45 starts he's allowed two earned runs or fewer.
The Phils scored all four runs in the sixth inning, when Michael Young drove in a run with men on the corners and nobody out, then Ryan Howard followed with a three-run homer to center. It was Howard's fourth hit and fourth home run against Dillon Gee.
Over the last nine games, Jimmy Rollins is hitting .306, Chase Utley is hitting .344, Howard is at .370 and Young .310. But until tonight, they hadn't really been driving in runs.
The Phillies' rotation has been excellent the last cycle through. They have a 2.04 ERA, but this was the first win.
The win is the Phillies' eighth in their last 11 games at Citi Field.