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Tuesday night the Mets scored more runs (9) than they had in their previous five games (8). They pounded out 14 hits, including multi-hit games from five of their first six hitters in the lineup. They had two homers and came back from 4-1 and 5-4 deficits. They also received 5.2 scoreless innings from their bullpen. They beat the hated Phillies, bringing their record against Philadelphia to 9-4 for the season.
This seemed like a game from the first half of the season, not one of the depressing outings that have been far too frequent here in the second half. I feel like a heel for not being more optimistic during a three-game winning streak but the biggest take away for me from last night’s game is that Chris Young should not throw another pitch for the Mets.
Young allowed 5 ER in 4.1 IP last night. In his last 10 games he has a 5.37 ERA, having allowed 33 ER in his last 55.1 IP. He now has a 4.64 ERA for the season and his xFIP checks in at 5.55, the worst mark in baseball a...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
Ike Davis stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday afternoon with no one on and one out. After taking one practice swing, Davis stepped into the batter’s box and hit the first pitch he saw from Astros reliever Wilton Lopez.
When Davis hit it, you could tell he thought it was gone as he gazed at it before starting to run to first. However upon second review...
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...