By: David Malandra Phillies Contributor

After losing 3 of 4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies Open a weekend series with the New York Mets from Citi Field in New York .The scheduled pitching matchup is Kyle Kendrick facing the Mets Dillon Gee.

Charlie Manuel made some changes to the lineup, John Mayberry started in Center field for Ben Revere, Lane Nix in right field, Dom Brown in left field. 
Mets Pitcher Dillon Gee first pitch to start the game was a Ball. The only Runs of the game came in the top of 6th inning when Phillies Michael Young RBI Single to left, scoring Jimmy Rollins for a 1-0 lead, Ryan Howard comes up & hits a 3 run home run scoring Chase Utley & Michael Young.

Phillies Starter Kyle Kendrick would go on to pitch a complete game shutout only giving up 3 hits, 5 strikeouts  on 107 pitches. Mets Dillon Gee went 6 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs,4 strikeouts on 83 pitches. In Game 2 of series on Saturday, The Phillies will send out Rookie Jonathan Pettibone to face the Mets Shaun Marcum. Game at 1:05 PM on FOX 
Final Stats:  
W: Kyle Kendrick (2-1) 
L: Dillon Gee (1-4) 
Time of game: 2:35 
Attendance from Citi Field 21,582