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For the first time since 2002, Phillies have clinched a losing season. Tonight marked their 82nd loss on the year. Cole Hamels had a rough night, surrendering six earned runs for the first time since May.
He let up three of those before recording an out in the first, including allowing a homer to David Wright, in his first at-bat since August 2. Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed four (two earned) runs in six innings pitched, and allowed just four hits. Overall, the Phils were only able to scatter five hits in 36 tries at the plate.
These two teams are back at it tomorrow, with Tyler Cloyd scheduled for the Phillies and Dillon Gee scheduled for the Mets.
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The way the Phillies were building momentum, they might have won Saturday night had the rain not gotten in their way.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo home runs and the New York Mets beat Philadelphia 5-4 Saturday night in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
''It's a tough way to take a loss, a rain-shortened game,'' Philadelphia...
Rain shortened Saturday’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. The rains heavily picked up in the seventh inning, causing the game to stop. After a significant delay, the game was finally called. In result, the Phillies lost to the Mets, 5-4, in seven innings of play.
The Mets had a four-run sixth inning, which was basically the game. Daniel Murphy...
Zack Wheeler experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder during his last start, so Mets officials have decided to shut down the rookie for the season, according to Adam Rubin.
Terry Collins said the Mets do not believe there is anything medically wrong with Wheeler. They simply believe the stiffness cropped up because he is roughly 20 innings over his 2012 total.
Another day, another ten strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse.
With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have their way with them this summer.
For all the talk of a lack of power, unquestionably the Mets’...
Almost 52 years since he made his debut with the 1962 Mets, Ed Kranepool still loves the team and follows them daily. Tim Rohan of the New York Times, spoke to Krane yesterday and the two of them discussed the current climate of the team and expectations.
Out on Long Island, Ed Kranepool, a Met for 18 seasons (1962-79), including the championship year of 1969, said he would not...
New York Mets' third baseman David Wright has been on the disabled list since August 3 and his return to the lineup appears to be right on schedule.
As reported by Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman of MLB.com, Wright went through running and fielding drills on consecutive days for
the first time on Wednesday. He's been putting forth full effort during the drills, but...
As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies present a study in contrasts sitting 3rd in the league in scoring but...
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Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation. The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler’s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of big league action.
But everything changed for Gee with that late-May...
Welcome to the fourth installment of the prospect countdown series. If you want to review, here’s the first part and you can also see the second one and the third one.
#35: Amed Rosario
Weight: 170 Lbs.
Born: 11/20/95, DO
Scouting – Rosario is noted as a “True Shortstop” with Plus power and average speed. His hitting mechanics...
The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field.
Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his seven innings of work. Niese scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Since...
Jim Salisbury wrote early this morning that it “seems to be a fait accompli“ that Ryne Sandberg will soon have the interim tag lifted from his job title. Salisbury believes that an announcement may come before the September 29 season-ender in Atlanta or in the days shortly after. Sandberg has led the Phillies to a 18-14 record since taking over the club.
Giants (70-82) at Mets (68-83)
LHP Madison Bumgarner (12-9, 2.83) vs. LHP Jon Niese (7-7, 3.88)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Josh Satin – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Andrew Brown – RF
Wilmer Flores – 3B
Juan Lagares – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jonathon Niese – LHP
Since Niese made his return from a partially torn rotator cuff in his...
After missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring David Wright was asked how he would handle facing big-league pitching for the first time since Aug. 2. The Mets captain shrugged and admitted he did not expect much in his first game back.
He should have raised the bar.
In his first at-bat on the second pitch he saw from Phillies lefty Cole Hamels Wright crushed a two-run...
Following the bad break (literally speaking) that Ruben Tejada suffered in the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s comeback victory against the San Francisco Giants, Terry Collins said yesterday the organization will be calling up Wilfredo Tovar to take his place. The news was first reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
The plan for the remainder of the season (which is now less...
Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this:
“I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.”
Sure, if the runner in question is Ramon Castro.
The Mets are sprinting nowhere, once again. They’re...