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The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled so far this season without two of their big left-handed bats. The New York Mets have had problems of their own recently in the scoring department. So runs and rallies could be rare when the Phillies and Mets play a three-game series starting Monday. SBRForum.com continues this New York Mets coverage and throws some MLB picks that are worth checking out.
Mets vs. Phillies: The Lowdown
New York just took two of three games at home from Arizona over the weekend. But before winning Saturday the Mets had lost four in a row, thanks in large part to some cold bats. Over the course of its last six games New Yorkhas scored 17 total runs, never more than four in a game.
On the other side of this matchup Philly just avoided a sweep in Washingtonby taking the series finale Sunday 9-3, finishing up a 3-3 road trip.
So the Mets, at 15-13, sit three games back of first-placeWashingtonin the NL East, while Philly, at 14-15, is 4.5 games behind the Nationals...
BEST OF MAXIM
The 2012 Mets are succeeding thanks to a great record in close games. It is up for debate if they will be able to continue this performance throughout the year but for right now they are 11-3 in games decided by one or two runs. Most fans would say they have done a good job of coming through in the clutch. And perhaps no one has come through in the clutch more than Kirk Nieuwenhuis...
The New York Mets have been a minor pleasant surprise so far this baseball season. They jumped out of the gate and have managed to stay at or above .500 ever since. But with an anemic offense that shows few signs of improving and injuries beginning to take a toll we begin to wonder how much longer they can keep their heads above water. Let’s see how SBRForum.com is handling the...
Frank Francisco came on in the ninth inning last night and retired the side in order to pick up his eighth save of the year, looking pretty good in the process. Five weeks into his Mets tenure – how do you feel about Francisco as the team’s closer? Do you feel pretty good or do you get a sick feeling in your stomach when he strides into the game?
A closer’s worth is judged...
Binghamton 2, Harrisburg 1
By Joe DeCaro
The B-Mets won in dramatic style on Sunday as Josh Rodriguez laced a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to bring home Pedro Zapata and give Binghamton a 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg Senators at NYSEG Stadium. It was the first walk-off win of the season for the B-Mets.
Greg Peavey started for Binghamton and delivered his best start...
Today, Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week.
The Mets’ 18th-round pick last June, Taijeron has been a run-producing machine for the Sand Gnats. The 23-year-old outfielder homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs at Lexington on Monday, went deep again Wednesday, then ripped off three straight three-hit games while extending...
Cole Hamels says he was just trying to bring back some old-time baseball. Major League Baseball says he was being dangerous. Hamels was suspended for five games Monday after hitting Bryce Harper with a pitch in Sunday night’s game. Hamels said after the game that the beaning was intentional, as he was trying to welcome the 19-year-old phenom to the big leagues. Many welcomed Hamels...
When word hit the New York Mets clubhouse that Adam "MCA" Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away Friday, Justin Turner and Scott Hairston had one thought on their minds.Tribute.So, for one night, the Mets starting lineup abandoned their normal walk up music and, in its place, went with something from the Brooklyn-bred trio. Even David Wright, who normally uses the Beastie...
PHILADELPHIA - Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first hit in the majors, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Monday night. David Wright's two-run double off Roy Halladay tied the game in the sixth and the Mets beat Papelbon (0-1) to hand him his first loss with the Phillies. Valdespin was called...
Cliff Lee could start Wednesday against the Mets.As frustrating as this week has seemed, the Phillies can still come out after tonight’s game 4-3 for the week. A win tonight also helps the Phils avoid the sweep at the hands of the NL East Washington Nationals. There were a couple bad tasting losses this week; both extra inning affairs with Atlanta and the Nats.There are a lot...
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...
Cole Hamels thinks he’s “old school”.
True "old school" baseball player, Bryce Harper, being congratulated after stealing home against Cole Hamels
Hamels hit Bryce Harper with a pitch in the first inning of last night’s game in Washington, D.C., on purpose, with the goal of “sending a message” to the Nationals rookie.
Well, Bryce Harper...
Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo went on the attack Monday after Phillies ace Cole Hamels plunked star rookie outfielder Bryce Harper.
Hamels admitted he intentionally hit the 19-year-old phenom in the first inning Sunday night, telling reporters afterward it was his way of saying, "Welcome to the big leagues."
But Rizzo was not amused, telling The Washington...
Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper stole home in the bottom of the first inning against Philadelphia on Sunday night.
The 19-year-old Harper added to his already growing list of accomplishments with his daring dash.
Harper came up with two outs in the first and Philadelphia lefty Cole Hamels plunked him in the small of the back. Harper quickly shrugged off the sting, going...
During last night's Nationals-Phillies game, Cole Hamels hit Bryce Harper in the first inning, and admitted just as much. Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo read the same quotes as well all did, and his response was about what I'd expect from Rizzo: pure, unadulterated rage.
“Players take care of themselves,” Rizzo said after I called him this morning. “I’ve never seen...