Found April 11, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
The Mets drop their first road series of the 2013 season, losing 2 of 3 games against the hated Philadelphia Phillies. Here are the 3 Up and 3 Down from this series. Amazing Matt: Matt Harvey pitched the series opener on Monday night, and was spectacular once again. Harvey went seven innings giving up only one run. So far this season Matt is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 19 (yes 19), strikeouts. Truth be told, I missed Monday night’s game in favor of a Fleetwood Mac concert, but it’s becoming pretty apparent that any Matt Harvey start has got to be Must See TV for Met fans. What The Buck? The John Buck home run parade continued this week, with Buck going yard in all three games. Who would have expected it? It’s the great thing about baseball, expect the unexpected. What Up Dude? Lucas Duda hit two home runs on Wednesday night, and although Citizens Bank Park is a bandbox, it looked like Duda clobbered the ball both times. This is supposed to be the make it or break season for Duda. Let’s...
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