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Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) vs New York Mets (41-51)
Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler (3-1 3.54 ERA)
TIME: 1:10, Citi Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 93, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Last night the Phillies jumped over the .500 mark for the first time since June 6, and today they will try to set their high water mark for the season at two games over in a Saturday matinee against the Mets. With the win last night, the Phillies passed the Washington Nationals for second place in the division, and are six and a half back of the Braves in the N.L. East.
Cole Hamels has pitched well of late for the Phillies, and he will get the baseball again today. In his last three starts he is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 23 innings. His last time out against the Mets he suffered the loss after allowing four runs in seven innings of work, but back in April he did hold them to a run over six innings for his only win in the first two months of the season.
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Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly.
“Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” said Wheeler who lasted just 4.2 innings on Saturday. “That’s...
So far, Zack Wheeler is walking a man every other inning and not striking out too many more, and he’s doing it while throwing little beside fastballs. That according to Tim Marchman of the Wall Street Journal who did some digging and found some historical comps for the Mets rookie righthander.
Marchman found 29 comps and according to Pitchf/x data from FanGraphs, even if Wheeler...
15 hits, 13 runs...that's what it took for the Phillies to win their 49th game of the season and get a head start on the second half of the season. Although Kyle Kendrick surrendered six earned runs through 5 2/3 innings his offense gave him enough run support to give...
Mets hope to get a better pitching performance today from Wheeler while they look to hang another loss on old pal Hamels. Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been...
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Phillies (Cole Hamels, 4-11, 4.05) at Mets (Zack Wheeler, 3-1, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Josh Satin – 1B
Juan Lagares – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
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Zack Wheeler day was a bust.
The other phenom in the Mets’ rotation didn’t remind anyone of Matt Harvey, but the bullpen bailed him out in a 5-4 win over the Phillies at Citi Field on Saturday.
Wheeler needed one more out to be in line for the win, but couldn’t get it. With a two-run lead, he left with the bases loaded and two out in the fifth, when Terry Collins came out...
There are only a few number ones in the majors like Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. What west coast hurlers are his equal?
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs periodically. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline.
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