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NEW YORK -- R.A. Dickey lost a chance to move closer to the 20-win mark while the Philadelphia Phillies capitalized on an opportunity to inch closer to the second wild card spot. Domonic Brown and Jimmy Rollins homered, and Rollins scored another run after reaching on a passed ball after a strikeout as the Phillies topped the Mets 3-1 on Monday night. The victory was the Phillies 10th in their last 14 games and moved them within 3 1/2 games of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot. It also followed a lost series at Houston, where the Phillies dropped three of four. Former Cy Young award winner Cliff Lee (6-7) continued to heat up down the stretch and might have damaged Dickey's Cy Young hopes. Dickey entered the night leading the NL in ERA at 2.68 and actually lowered it to 2.67, after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in seven innings. Dickey (18-6) struck out eight and only walked two, making few mistakes other than the homers, but remained ...
BEST OF MAXIM
I’ve been so down on this team lately. So much so that it’s even effected my outlook on non-baseball matters. Everything just feels so drab. Yesterday, I found myself trying to find ways to transcend my negativity into something positive – if only to spare myself from two more weeks of this agonizing final month of the Mets baseball season. The answer was right in front of...
Mets offense falls flat once more as R.A. Dickey gets hit for two homeruns against the Phils. Mets lose a rough one, 3-1.
R.A. Dickey pitched his heart out, but the offense fell flat for him once more and unlucky mishaps plagued them. A dropped third strike to Rollins in the first caused to be an issue as Dickey gives up a throwing error that moved him to third and then a sac...
It was one rough weekend for the Phillies Phillies in Houston as they failed to capitalize on what seemed to be a big opportunity to advance in the Wild Card race, but there was one bright spot: shortstop Jimmy Rollins.
In the fifth inning of the Phillies' 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros Rollins stole his 30th base of the season. The steal was number 402 of his career...
Dickey goes for win number 19 tonight!
Monday, September 17, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
LHP Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (18-5, 2.68)
Ruben Tejada, ss
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Scott Hairston, rf
Lucas Duda, 1b
Jason Bay, lf
Andres Torres, cf
Mike Nickeas, c
R.A. Dickey, rhp
The Mets and Phillies start a series tonight as...
The Mets and Phillies start a series tonight as the Mets look to play spoiler for the suddenly resurgent Phillies. If you have been tuned off to baseball with the Mets decline, the Phillies have been on the rise to become mathematically relevant as the Pirates have really slid off. Tonight, R.A. Dickey will make the start as he goes against Cliff Lee.
Dickey is 18-5 over 205.0...
The Phillies were looking to shake off a horrendous four-game series in
Houston in which they lost three of four. Cliff Lee was set to start
against R.A. Dickey and the Mets, hoping to gain some ground in the
wildcard standings.The Phillies got an early lead tonight in
Flushing with an RBI sac fly to center field from Chase Utley, scoring
Jimmy Rollins. 1-0 Phils.Cliff...
Earlier today on our Phillies Nation twitter account (@PhilliesNation), I posted this:
Well, it happened. Cliff Lee was awesome tonight, fanning 10 Mets in eight innings as the Phillies held on for a 3-1 victory.
Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown supplied the offense, both going yard to right field; Rollins in the fifth inning, Brown in the seventh, both off starter and Cy Young candidate...
R.A. DICKEY: Leads the National League with a 2.67 ERA (second in the majors) and is tied for second in the majors with 18 wins, one behind Gio Gonzalez and David Price. Dickey is second in the NL with 205 strikeouts. Dickey also leads the NL in complete games (five), shutouts (three) and innings pitched (212.0). He is third in the majors with a 1.04 WHIP and third in the NL...
I don’t even know what to say at this point. I supposed R.A. was jinxed the moment it was said “all he needs are TWO more wins to hit 20!”. Well, another shot at that was blown tonight when the Mets’ offense was yet AGAIN non-existent as they return home to KryptoniteField. To add even more salt to the ever-expanding wound, the Phillies’ win tonight cut their...
Knuckleball is a must see for any sports fan.
After attending the Boston premiere of Knuckleball at the Regal Fenway Stadium I learned to appreciate the knuckleball and the pitchers who use the knuckleball a lot more. The movie followed around Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey during the 2011 baseball season. We see them in the clubhouse, with their families and learn their story...
Yeah, it’s September. The elimination number on the Mets is six. On October 3, Mets baseball will become dormant for the winter as the Wilpon family and Sandy Alderson try to re-sign David Wright and R.A. Dickey to long-term contracts. Or at least that’s what I hope they’ll do.
No, the Mets won’t be a .500 team this year, but that plan went moot after the Mets had horrendous...
Philadelphia Phillies (73-74) at New York Mets (66-80)
Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) vs. R.A. Dickey (18-5, 2.68)
Time: 7:10 p.m, Citi Field
TV: CSN, MLBN
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 75
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies took a huge step backwards in Houston. They had a chance to make up ground in the Wild Card, but dropped three out of four to the worst team in baseball. The Phillies...
The Philadelphia Phillies didn't do themselves any favors in the NL wild-card race by dropping three of four games in Houston over the weekend. With time winding down, they'll need to take advantage of the next struggling team on their schedule.
Cliff Lee looks to continue his hot stretch while opposing Cy Young Award contender R.A. Dickey in the opener of a three-game series...
The bullpen once again falters as the Phils lose yet another late season game to the Astros, as they lose 7-6.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Chase Utley hits a sacrifice fly, knocking in Jimmy Rollins, who had started the game off with a double, then moved up to third base on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, giving the...