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Now that New York Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey is a first-time All-Star at age 37, the knuckleballer is aiming to start the game for the National League. But he might have put that assignment in jeopardy by giving up five runs to the Phillies in seven innings Thursday, saving one of his worst outings of the season for his final start of the first half. Dickey ultimately escaped...
From ESPN reporters to the die-hard Mets fans, the biggest question all year has been: Do the Mets have the best one-two punch in the big leagues, with Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey? The answer of that question is, duh! But, I have yet to hear anyone bring up who has the best one-two-three punch in the big leagues, since the Phillies got Halladay, Lee, and Hamels in those slots....
Chicago Cubs (31-51) at New York Mets (45-38) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
T. Wood (L) 9 3-3 3.055.21-22.667/1HOUW7.2303-020.20.44
J. Santana (L) 16 6-4 2.766.14-11.166/30@LADW8.0302-120.00.90
Lefty Travis Wood can get above .500 for the first time this season and add to a three-start win streak tonight...
Mets fans have been waiting for second baseman Daniel Murphy’s bat to return back to the same form that it had last season. Judging on what he has done with his bat the past few weeks, it looks like the wait is finally over.
last night in the Mets 11-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, Murphy finished just a home run short of the cycle going four for five with two doubles,...
Andres Torres said he’s dealing with back spams, but the Mets center fielder expects he’ll be back after the All-Star break.
Terry Collins called Torres “day-to-day” before the game, and expected that he wouldn’t play in the team’s three-game weekend series against Chicago.
“A couple more days and I’ll be fine,” Torres said. “It’s not...
Since Cole Hamels last took the mound and was a hard-luck loser to Mark Buehrle and the Miami Marlins, the Phillies have one just once, and trade rumors have swirled around the 28 year-old lefthander.
In 2012 Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and will be representing the Phillies in the National League for the annual All-Star game on Tuesday in Kansas City. This will...
The Mets came into tonight fresh off of a sloppy loss to Los Angeles, but they righted the ship with an 11-1 throttling of the rival Phillies. While defense was often a problem on the recent seven-game road trip for the Metsies, all was well on that end tonight.
Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada each made impressive leaping catches to snag line drives to back up Jon Niese’s eight...
Some Mets News and Notes:
Tony La Russa is pondering starting R.A. Dickey in the All-Star game. But the NL manager seems hesitant, considering that none of the catchers on his roster have ever caught Dickey’s knuckleball. Other candidates to start for the NL include Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw and Gio Gonzalez.
Dickey will appear on “The David...
Philadelphia Phillies (37-46) vs. New York Mets (44-38)
Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
Time: 7:10, Citi Field
Weather: Sunny, 92
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Cole Hamels has been the center of several rumors lately. You have to wonder if these next few starts are his last in a Phillies uniform. All Cole can do is go out there and try to get...
The Cubs and Mets start their last series before the All-Star break tonight as the Mets look for revenge from the last Cubs/Mets series. Last night the Mets were on the verge of losing the series against the Phillies when the offense started a real, 2012 Mets style ralley and with a some good AB’s they got the runs in. Anyway, Johan Santana looks to keep the energy levels up as...
Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) can be used to determine how ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’ a pitcher has been when compared to the league average. The average BABIP for pitchers in 2011 was .295. The average so far in 2012 is .296. It is often said that baseball stats are subject to a ‘regression to the mean’. In other words, if players are experiencing stats far outside...
The New York Mets came back in the 9th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-5. The Mets are now seven games over .500, with three games left until the all-star break.
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91) was the winning pitcher for the Mets tonight.
Losing Pitcher: Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45) first blew the save, and then received his third loss of...
I'm glad the Mets came back and made a game of this. Not so much for the "heart" or the "grit" that the Mets showed, but because when it was 7-2 in favor of the Cubs it was a sure thing that the knives were being sharpened to call this the dreaded "let down" game. And it wasn't. The loss to the Cubs was simply a case of Johan Santana not having...
NEW YORK -- The Citi Field crowd was silenced as quickly as it had stirred, with Lucas Duda's liner landing in the mitt of Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, who quickly threw to first for a game-ending double play. Just like that, the New York Mets fell 8-7 to the Cubs a moment after sparking an adrenaline-filled sense of deja vu. One night after a ninth-inning rally beat...
With the All-Star break a mere four days away, our start 'em/sit 'em suggestions are taking a short sabbatical. However, just because we are taking a T.O. doesn't mean your fantasy thirst will go unquenched. In replacement of your usual rotisserie guidance, we're bestowing accolades to the stars and stooges from the first half of the baseball season. And unlike Tony...