Found May 30, 2012 on
New York Mets
Carlos Ruiz and Brian Schneider celebrate Ruiz' game-tying home run in the seventh inning of the Phillies' 10-6 win over the Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
For Cliff Lee, the bad luck continues. But for the Phillies, failing in a situation once meant taking another crack at it later. The second time around, they delivered the run they needed. The next time, they put the game out of reach.
In their last game in May, the Phillies made sure that it ended on a good note. The score will make this appear like it was an easy win. It was anything but easy.
The Phillies had to battle back from good scoring chances squandered. Once they managed the all-important run they needed, they suddenly got hot at the plate making for an enjoyable night offensively. But the pitching still added that little slice of frustration and agony.
In the end it was another winning effort for the Phillies who closed out May and entered an off day with another morale-boosting win.
The Mets struck ...
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Roy Halladay is 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts this season. Halladay could be DL bound after leaving his last start early with right shoulder soreness. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): This is not what the Phillies needed right now. They have won 11 of their last 16 games and appeared to finally be rounding the corner on some early season struggles. But the injury...
Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies healed for a few days before being penciled into the cleanup spot tonight. Nobody expected his March madness to continue, but he has been stopped occasionally by a banged-up body. How long will he thrive? Who else is still riding high?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-3 outcome: 1
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Joe Blanton has not fared well in recent starts, but will have to step things up in the absence of Roy Halladay. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
When Joe Blanton allowed a home run to pitcher Jeremy Hefner in last night’s game, things sure looked bleak for a rotation that would be minus one ace for the foreseeable future.
But is the best yet to come for the Phillies rotation...
Last night Hunter Pence held his first charity event. Pence held this event at the historic Moshulu in Philadelphia. His inaugural "Let's Go Eat: Food and Fun Fest" was to help benefit several charities, including Philabundance, and the Make A Wish Foundation in Philadelphia.
Pence and his teammates provided entertainment, along with a ping pong tournament. The...
The Phillies finished up their series at Shea Citi Field with a 10-6 victory over the Mets to take two of three from their division rivals. They also finish up their seven-game road trip with a 5-2 record. Choooooch! (AP)CLIFF CAN’T WIN-Cliff Lee is STILL winless. Not sure how that’s possible, but it’s still the case as Lee was pulled after six innings. The Phillies started...
From a fantasy baseball owner's perspective, Roy Halladay has underachieved in terms of rotisserie production when compared to years past.
In 11 starts this season, Philadelphia's ace has allowed 32 earned runs in 72.1 innings pitched (3.98 ERA). The last time Halladay's ERA was that high in late-May, the year was 2003 and he was pitching with the Blue Jays (4.00).
Good afternoon Mets fans and welcome to another stupendous day of baseball! Tonight the Mets take on the Phillies in the rubber game of their three game series. For the second time this season, Dillon Gee will take on Cliff Lee in a battle of men with short last names that also happen to rhyme. In the last Gee vs. Lee game, the Phillies lefty was the better starter, but the Mets...
There is a lot of rumors and news to digest this morning regarding three time All-Star Roy Oswalt, here is the latest.
Jon Heyman clarifies an earlier report, as he is tweeting that the Dodgers did in fact make an offer to Oswalt, but it came a while ago. The earlier report by Tim Brown made it seem as if the offer was made over the holiday weekend. Heyman also agrees that...
Here is the Phillies lineup for tonight's game vs the Mets:
Philadelphia Phillies (26-25) at New York Mets (28-22) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 7 0-2 2.826.10-01.575/25@STLND7.0830-122.03.68
D. Gee (R) 9 4-3 4.926.01-35.935/25SDW7.0412-119.05.21
The last time Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee was on the mound he got into a verbal spat with center...
What started out as a great pitchers duel between Dillon Gee and Cliff Lee quickly escalated into a downright mess.
In what was shaping up to be another series win for the Mets against the Phillies was ACOSTA’D by the bullpen, as 5 pitchers gave up a combined 7 runs. Jon Rauch would give up the game winner in the 8th, when after giving up 2 consecutive singles, striking out...
Three-time-All-Star pitcher Roy Oswalt has signed with the Texas Rangers. If he is called up by July 1, he will receive $8 million pro-rated-$4 million in his pocket plus and extra $1 milion in incentives if he makes10 starts.
Oswalt may be ready to join the Rangers by June 20.
Free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, who sat out the first two months of the season, has signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is pending a physical, which Oswalt will take on Thursday. After that, Oswalt is scheduled to join Triple-A Round Rock this weekend. General manager Jon Daniels said Oswalt would make his first minor league...
Lakewood BlueClaws first baseman Kelly Dugan has been somewhat forgotten by many people that follow prospects throughout the minor leagues.A flurry of physical setbacks have prevented the Phillies’ top selection from the 2009 MLB amateur draft (2nd round, 75 pick overall) from progressing through the system with any type of commanding push.This year, however, Kelly, the son of...
Photo from ChadMoriyama.com - there are two more angles so check it out.
Lee vs. Gee: one of the best matchups we get now and then, and not just namewise. The two have matched up before and provided some six-letter pitching matchup excitement.
Dillon Gee is 4-3 with a 4.92 ERA. He can be stellar and he can be mediocre. Cliff Lee is winless, but had been stellar most of the...