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PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets, who have made a habit of late-inning heroics so far this season, struck again Tuesday night, scoring all of their runs in the last three frames to beat the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 7-4. The Mets (17-13), who erased a 4-0 deficit, won their fourth straight game and came from behind to earn a victory for the 10th time this season. On Monday they won in dramatic fashion when rookie shortstop Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run homer off Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth. "What we've been doing the past few weeks is really exciting," said left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who had two hits, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. "Even against a great team like this, we're not out of it." "We're going to battle through nine innings and let the chips fall where they may," said right fielder Lucas Duda, who contributed a pair of RBI singles to the late rally. David Wright and Andres Torre...
BEST OF MAXIM
Rookie Jordany Valdespin delivers a pinch hit three-run homer to put the Mets up 5-3.
Jon Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing...
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: April 30th – May 7th
The B-Mets went 2-5 over the past week, losing both their series in Akron against the Aeros and at home against the Harrisburg Senators. Three of the five games they lost were only by one run. The Mets fell below .500 and slid in the standings from third to fourth place. The big news on the...
Jake Diekman of the Philadelphia Phillies will probably join the team on Friday, like Michael Stutes did in 2011. He is the best in stats of all the internal help until the deadline for deals, but this deficiency won’t be a July problem. There are 2 other southpaws at Triple-A Lehigh Valley as possibilities.
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The New York Mets have put catcher Josh Thole on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion.
The Mets made the move before Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia and promoted catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo.
Thole was elbowed in the head by Ty Wigginton of the Phillies during a play at the plate in the Mets' 5-2 win Monday night.
Thole had returned to...
Miguel Batista did little to solve the problem that is Mike Pelfrey’s absence from the rotation, but the Mets overcame a slow start tonight to defeat the Phillies once again 7-4.
Trailing 4-1 entering the seventh, New York got to work when last night’s hero Jordany Valdespin got on base with a lead-off walk against Phillies starter Joe Blanton. However, Blanton would get catcher...
PHILADELPHIA - Jordany Valdespin gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. Valdespin's pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning was his first hit in the majors, and it led the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night. "I called my mom before the game and said if I get in the game I'd get a hit for...
The Mets are playing these days without their starting shortstop, Ruben Tejada, who is sidelined because of a strained right groin. They also are playing without their starting catcher, Josh Thole, who has a concussion. They are playing without their starting left fielder, Jason Bay, who is recovering from a fractured left rib. And they are playing without one of their starting...
What am I doing here, on a grimy pier in lower Manhattan at 5 am? That’s a very good question. Just because I get a cryptic message from someone claiming to be JetsMets13, who says he has proof that a renegade Mets blog is conspiring to sell Mets secrets on the black market. The guy says this “rogue Mets blogger is huge”, and that everybody knows him, and that it could be me...
Good News, Bad News. Mets bounce back after The Houston hell trip and take 2 out of 3 from the D'backs on the brief homestand. With another great start Dickey goes 4-1 on the season. That's good news...the bad, Ruben Tejada took a soil sample with his face when strained his quad. Check out the link below for a full game recap. Happy Sunday Blobbers!
Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in the back, and the debate is raging over whether or not he deserved it. Not if Harper deserved to be hit, mind you, but whether or not Hamels deserved a suspension. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers whether or not there's a place for intentionally throwing at players in...
Major League Baseball has suspended Cole Hamels, of the Philadelphia Phillies, for intentionally hitting Bryce Harper in the first inning of last night’s game. Without Hamels’ own admission, it is highly unlikely that any suspension would have been rendered. After yesterday’s game, Hamels openly admitted that he threw at Harper. Without his admission, MLB would have...
Mets 7 – Phillies 4TERRY COLLINS ON TONIGHT’S VICTORY“Let me tell you something…tonight’s game was a good win. A good victory for the team, for the guys and for me. The young guys learned that they can comeback at anytime and win a ball game. And that’s huge, huge. You play 9 innings for a reason and my guys did just that and I’m proud of them. For me tonight’s game...
I don’t know if you noticed (how could you not?) but it seems like every time a young player does something positive, we see discussions here, and even on WFAN yesterday regarding which GM brought that player to the Mets.
First, as I’ve said here I think Minaya did a better job than most give him credit for. Second, let us please stop pretending that Alderson has been here for...
Jayson Werth said that Phillies’ fans yelled and booed him as he got carted off the field last week after breaking his wrist against the Phillies last week.
“After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling ‘You deserve it,’ and, ‘That’s what you get,’ I am motivated to get back quickly and see to it personally...
You may have thought that the Phillies hit rock bottom days ago. It was hard to imagine things getting much worse. And yet, it did get worse. After getting swept in 3 games by the Mets yesterday, I think we can officially say, here it is; rock bottom.
And it is not because they were swept by the Mets that this is rock bottom. It is because of the manner in which they were beaten...