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Juan Pierre helped the Phillies to a 16-1 route of the New York Mets last night with a career-high 5 hits.
For the Phillies, this season will be a memorable one. Last night’s 16-1 drubbing of the hapless New York Mets will be one of the highlights. As the season winds down, though, it becomes more and more apparent that the Phillies will probably not make the playoffs.
Last week there was a discernible buzz pulsing through the city of Philadelphia as the Phillies pulled within 3 games of the second Wild Card spot. That buzz took a major hit when the Phillies lost 3 of 4 to the Houston Astros, a team that’s even worse than the Mets. That series may very well end up being the Phillies low point in a season that has defied logic for most Phillies fans.
Had they won 2 out of the 3 games they lost in Houston, the Phillies would still be in the thick of the fight. Now, they sit 4 back, with no choice but to hope the 3 teams in front of them collapse altogether, similarly to what the Pitts...
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AROUND THE WEB
It occurred to me yesterday that the Philadelphia Phillies string of National League East Championships had come to a quiet end. They are 16.5 games behind the Nats and 10.5 behind the Braves with just over 10 games to go.
Their run is over. And no one is talking about it.
Because the new, second and final Wild Card playoff spot is still in reach (barely) but it is still...
Last week, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, 67 percent of voters said the Mets should try to sign Wright to a six- or seven-year contract extension this winter; while 12 percent said the team should blow him away with an eight-or nine-year deal.
Wow, I must be losing it… It just seems that lately my opinion is always out of line with the mainstream Mets fans…
Six to seven? Eight...
Somehow, as the games on the schedule dwindle and each contest becomes more "must-win" than the previous one, the Philadelphia Phillies stay in contention. It seemed like all was lost after losing three of four in Houston two weekends ago. Now, with 11 games to play, they're hanging around, though they'll need some help. "Keep going," Phillies manager...
There is a better shot at that 5th postseason berth for Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies than the numbers display. What can be discovered inside the final matchups on the schedule?
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings...
On Thursday night, the Phillies gave the Mets a spanking and then some. It was an outright stomping to the tune of 2 touchdowns and a safety. If you are not a football fan, that is the baseball equivalent of 16 runs.
The 16-1 pummeling began with an 8-run 1st inning. The Phillies went all the way through the line-up, batters 1-8, before a single out was recorded by the Mets. The...
Dickey looks to catch the fish for win No. 19
Saturday, September 22, 2012 • 1:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Mark Buehrle (13-12, 3.78) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (18-6, 2.67)
The Mets and Marlins continue their series to...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies did all their scoreboard watching before taking the field, and then took care of their own business.
Kevin Frandsen hit one of Philadelphia's four solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick, and the Phillies inched closer in the NL playoff race with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Ryan Howard, Carlos Ruiz and Chase...
Well, this was one hell of a ballgame.
After last night's ninth inning victory over the Mets, tonight's game (a makeup of Tuesday night's washout) which was started by Tyler Cloyd, was entertaining from the get-go.
In the top of the first inning, the Phillies scored eight runs. Yes, eight. Here's how it all went down:
The Phillies presented Chipper with a Dick Perez painting. (Photo by Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network)
As Chipper Jones makes his final jaunt into Philly this weekend, it brings back awful memories of him tearing the Phillies a new one through all the years. The headline is written with a degree of sarcasm, it also rings true.
Hearing “Larry” come from the stands as...
R.A. Dickey earned his 19th victory with a strong performance, Jason Bay and Scott Hairston homered and the New York Mets barely held on in the ninth inning for their second straight home win, 4-3 over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Just hours after the Mets snapped a nine-game losing streak at Citi Field on Friday and scored more than three runs in their home ballpark for the first...
In honor of Knuckleball! the movie coming out, Hall-of-Famer Phil Niekro and 200-game winner Tim Wakefield were out and about prior to today’s game alongside the Mets own R.A. Dickey and were kind enough to answer some of my questions as well as some other Mets bloggers while watching BP with us along the first base side.
The interview began with Phil Niekro telling us the fascinating...
The Miami Marlins are in for the weekend, and with them comes Jose Reyes. Now that the season is dwindling down to a precious few games, I ask: Would the Mets season been significantly different had they re-signed Reyes?
I don’t see how that is possible after last night.
With the way the Mets are heading, by the time they are competitive again Reyes will be on the downside of...
NEW YORK -- As they have kept alive their slim playoff hopes, the Philadelphia Phillies have refused to quit. New York Mets manager Terry Collins refused to answer when asked if he thought his team had done just that after another thumping, telling reporters they had to "ask them." The Mets' march of misery continued at Citi Field on Thursday night, quickly hitting...
Jack Leathersich, RP: The 22 year old Jack Leathersich burst onto the scene this year after a promising debut in the New York Penn League last season. In 12.2 innings last season for Brooklyn, Leathersich struck out 26 batters and only walked 3. Although it was only 12.2 innings, his strikeout/9 innings pitched (K/9) of 18.47 was too impressive to ignore. No one was putting Leathersich...