NEW YORK(AP) One run is all it takes for
to win these days. Good thing for the
New York Mets
, because that's about all they give him.
Santana extended his dominant start to the season, striking out 10 in seven innings of two-hit ball, and New York scratched
out a run Wednesday night on
's throwing error for a 1-0 victory over the
''Tonight was a great game, great atmosphere,'' Santana said. ''We did everything the way it's supposed to be done.''
In their first visit to the Mets' new ballpark, Citi Field, the Phillies wasted an excellent performance from previously struggling
Chan Ho Park
, who allowed one hit in six shutout innings.
It wasn't enough to beat Santana (4-1), who lowered his ERA to 0.91 and won 1-0 for the second time in six starts this year.
''He's great. He brings unbelievable energy to the game - on and off the field,'' teammate
said. ''He's been awesome. We've been spoiled.''
Delgado chugged home from first base on a bad hip when Feliz threw away pinch-hitter
' infield single to third with two outs in the seventh. Right fielder
retrieved the ball but double-clutched before a late throw to the plate, and Delgado scored with a feet-first slide.
''Speed kills,'' he said with a smile.
New York won its third straight game for the first time this season, dropping Philadelphia to 8-3 on the road.
After the game, the Mets put struggling starter
(1-2, 9.97 ERA) on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee.
will be called up from the minors to start Friday night against Pittsburgh, keeping 40-year-old rookie
in the bullpen.
The NL pitcher of the month for April, Santana threw 73 of 101 pitches for strikes and fanned at least 10 for the third time
this year. Working on six days' rest, he was lifted for a pinch hitter after New York took the lead.
''He's really, really special,'' Mets manager
said. ''This is the most impressive I've seen him.''
with a runner on third to end the eighth, dropping the big slugger to 4 for 24 (.167) against the lefty specialist.
pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in eight chances. Despite being outhit 3-2, New York won the opener of an eight-game
homestand before a crowd of 37,600.
(0-1) took the loss for the Phillies, who had won three straight and eight of 10. Philadelphia made three errors after entering
the game with only five all season, fewest in the majors.
''It's definitely frustrating. We've played great defense all year long,'' center fielder
Santana's run of consistent dominance has been remarkable. He has one loss in his last 23 starts, when Florida scored two
unearned runs in a 2-1 victory April 12.
The left-hander has allowed no more than two runs in 12 straight starts and is 13-1 in his last 14 decisions. He hasn't had
much help, either: The Mets have managed 12 runs in his six starts this year, 10 while he was still in the game.
''You catch yourself at third base just kind of watching him, enjoying the show,''
said. ''It'd be nice to give him a nice, relaxing win - put up eight runs and let him coast.''
Park was roughed up by the Mets last Friday, issuing six walks in 4 2-3 innings of a 7-4 loss. He looked like a different
pitcher this time.
The right-hander entered with an 8.57 ERA, but the only hit he allowed was
's two-out double in the fifth.
''It was a good day for me,'' Park said. ''I think the confidence is there.''
Park was lifted for pinch-hitter
with a runner on second and two outs in the seventh. Santana struck out Bruntlett with a 94 mph fastball.
''I felt like we had to go for the run,'' Phillies manager
Notes: Phillies 2B
(bruised right foot) was back in the lineup after sitting out Tuesday. ... Santana also was the NL pitcher of the month in