(Photo Courtesy of: Associated Press)

By:David Malandra(@djmjr788)

     Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor

The Phillies played the final game of their weekend series with the New York Mets from Citi Field in New York .The scheduled pitching matchup is Cole Hamels vs. facing the Mets Jon Niese. This game also marked the season debut for Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz after serving a 25 game suspension for taking Amphetamine.

Charlie Manuel made some changes to the lineup, Kevin Frandsen played 1st base, John Mayberry started in Center field, Freddy Galvis in left field.

Mets Pitcher Jon Niese first pitch to start the game was a Foul Ball for a Strike. In the Top of 1st inning Carlos Ruiz 1st at bat of the season resulted in Ruiz reaches on a fielding error by third baseman David Wright. The first runs of game came in the bottom of 1st inning when Mets David Wright RBI single to left scoring Ruben Tejada for a 1-0 Mets Lead. The Phillies first Runs came in top of 5th inning when Freddy Galvis hits a solo home run to tie the game at 1. In the 7th inning, Ryan Howard comes in to pinch hit for Kevin Frandsen & Hits a 2 run RBI double scoring Lance Nix & Jimmy Rollins for a 3-1 lead, then case Utley adds a RBI Single scoring Ryan Howard to make it 4-1.In the 8th inning, John Mayberry hits a RBI Double, scoring Domonic Brown for a 5-1 lead. Phillies Relief Mike Adams comes in the 8th inning and has a 1-2-3 inning, Jonathan Papelbon comes in for a 1-2-3 9th inning for a 5-1 win over the Mets & it is the Phillies 1st series sweep of the season & it was also Cole Hamels 1st win of the season. 

Carlos Ruiz went 1-4 in season debut. Cole Hamels went 6 Innings, 2H, 1 ER, 8 Strikeouts on 111 Pitches. Mets Jon Niese went 6.2 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 strikeouts on 117 pitches. The Phillies Open a 2 game series in Cleveland on Tuesday when they send Roy Halladay at 7PM.

Final Stats:
W: Cole Hamels (1-3)
L: Jon Niese (2-2)
Time of game: 2:55
Attendance from Citi Field 28,990

Fans Feedback during the Game

Jenny Buxhoeveden on Facebook & Twitter (@Jennyx3Bux) “I’m glad Carlos Ruiz is back, Phillies Seem to be playing better with him in the lineup”