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Shoppach had a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Shoppach also hit a game tying double in the eighth and a single in his first at-bat to finish a triple shy of the cycle.
“I knew it when I hit it,” Shoppach said of his second homer in 22 at-bats with New York. “Coming to a league where I don’t have the luxury of having faced many of the pitchers, I can just look for something to hit.”
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Shoppach has hit 66 home runs in his major league career, 63 of them as a catcher, two as a pinch-hitter, and one as a designated hitter.
Shoppach’s career average of one home run every 22.0 at-bats as a catcher is the fourth-highest among active players with at least 1000 at-bats as a backstop. The top three are Mike Napoli (15.8), David Ross (20.5) and Brian McCann (22.0).
As we look toward finishing 2012 on a high note and also with an eye toward 2013, it seems we may have foun...
BEST OF MAXIM
It only took the New York Mets bullpen till late August to finally put things together and get on a roll. Sure, the team is sitting in sole possession of 4th place in the NL East (18 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals), but when you’re hot, you’re hot. The Mets, coming off their first four-game winning streak since June 27-30, dropped the series finale to Philadelphia...
PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda showed off an all-around game on Wednesday. Duda hit a go-ahead two-run homer and then preserved the lead with an excellent defensive play to back Matt Harvey and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Duda even stole a base for the second time in his career. The burly Duda typically brushed it all off...
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Matt Harvey had another sharp outing and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
The Mets have won five straight in Philadelphia and seven of eight overall this season.
Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 6 1-3 innings. He also had an RBI single. The rookie has...
The Phillies dropped their second straight to the New York Mets, losing 3-2. Tyler Cloyd pitched well, but was out-dueled by fellow rookie Matt Harvey.
CLOYD IMPRESSIVE DURING DEBUT
-Tyler Cloyd made the “emergency start” due to Cole Hamels’ illness. Cloyd was called up, and pitched fairly well in his debut. He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He...
New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68)
Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75) vs. Tyler Cloyd (MLB debut)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 82
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Exactly this time five years ago, the Phillies completed an amazing four-game sweep against the New York Mets, which turned out to be the beginning of a miraculous comeback in the...
Final: Mets 3, Phillies 2.
Harvey (3-3, 2.76 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Frank Francisco (22
SV, 5.94 ERA)
today, the Phillies scratched Cole Hamels from his start due to an illness. In
order to fill that spot, they soon called up Tyler Cloyd, a AAA pitcher who had
been cruising through the minor leagues this season.
young players have come...
Scott Hairston was claimed on waivers by a "mystery team".Believe it or not, it wasn't the Dodgers, who have been banned from waivers forever and ever for fear that they would acquire everybody, and that the whole world would be playing for the Dodgers (which would mean that Fred Wilpon wouldn't need a shot of brandy to sleep well anymore).In honor of Hairston...