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Pettibone makes rehab start, B-Mets drop Fightins

Published On: Aug 15 2013 10:08:30 PM CDT

Jonathan Pettibone allowed 3 runs over 5 innings as the Reading Fightin Phils fell to the Binghamton Mets, 9-3, on Thursday.

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The Binghamton Mets defeated the Reading Fightin Phils, 9-3, on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Jonathan Pettibone allowed 3 earned runs over 5 innings in his rehab start for Reading.

The Phillies starter was placed on the disabled list on August 2nd with a right shoulder strain. Pettibone said his pitch count had been set at 70, and that his main goal was to get on the mound and pitch competitively for the first time in weeks.

Zach Collier hit a solo home run in the first inning to highlight Reading's offense.

The Fightin Phils begin a 6-game road trip in Akron Friday night.