PHILADELPHIA, May 21 (UPI) -- Vicente Padilla pitched eight brilliant innings and Pat Burrell slugged a three-run homer in the eighth, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets Tuesday night.
A converted reliever, Padilla has been nothing short of sensational this season and that trend continued with another superb outing on Tuesday.
Padilla (6-3) outdueled Jeff D'Amico, limiting the Mets to three singles, walking two and striking out four. The righthander threw 68 of 99 pitches for strikes before being lifted for a pinch hitter.
Padilla improved to 4-1 at Veterans Stadium this season and has surrendered just nine runs in 43 innings over six outings here.
D'Amico matched Padilla for the first seven innings before the Phillies finally got to him in the eighth.
After striking out pinch hitter John Mabry to start the inning, D'Amico surrendered a one-out double to Jimmy Rollins. Marlon Anderson flied out, but Scott Rolen came through by lining the next pitch up the middle to score Rollins.
But that move backfired as Burrell sent a 3-2 pitch off the left field scoreboard for his 11th homer, giving Philadelphia a 4-0 advantage. It also was his 11th career homer against the Mets.
D'Amico (3-4) went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.