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The Philadelphia Phillies (75-74) beat the New York Mets (66-82) 3-2, tonight at Citi Field from Flushing, NY.
W - Jeremy Horst (2-0), L - Josh Edgin (1-2), S - Jonathan Papalbon (36)
Matt Harvey pitched his last start of the season going 7 innings, allowed a solo HR to Jimmy Rollins, 1 hit, walked 3 and struck out 7 batters.
Josh Edgin struck out the first two hitters (Jimmy Rollins, Ty Wigginton) and walked Chase Utley on a full count and then gave up a game winning two-run to Ryan Howard.
David Wright hit a solo HR (18) in the 6th inning.
Daniel Murphy had an RBI single.
The Mets suffered a horrific loss to the Phillies and also suffered yet another losing season since 2009.
Their next game will be tomorrow night against the Philadelphia Phillies in Citi Field at 7:10 pm on SNY.
Pitching matchup is Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 4.99 ERA) vs Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.95 ERA).
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Last week, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, 67 percent of voters said the Mets should try to sign Wright to a six- or seven-year contract extension this winter; while 12 percent said the team should blow him away with an eight-or nine-year deal.
Wow, I must be losing it… It just seems that lately my opinion is always out of line with the mainstream Mets fans…
Six to seven? Eight...
Ike Davis responded to a report on ESPN NewYork this morning that said he could potentially be traded this offseason and allegations from a baseball source that he is un-coachable and likes to stay out late.
“I don’t really have an answer for that because it’s never been an issue,” Davis said. “I’ve never done anything wrong. I show up to the field ready to play...
It occurred to me yesterday that the Philadelphia Phillies string of National League East Championships had come to a quiet end. They are 16.5 games behind the Nats and 10.5 behind the Braves with just over 10 games to go.
Their run is over. And no one is talking about it.
Because the new, second and final Wild Card playoff spot is still in reach (barely) but it is still...
There is a better shot at that 5th postseason berth for Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies than the numbers display. What can be discovered inside the final matchups on the schedule?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings...
For the half dozen fans still watching the Mets game tonight has been rained out before any rain has hit the field. Tornado watches, which seem to be the new thing here in the tri state area are in effect until late this evening.
Look for Harvey to get the game On Wednesday and Hefner will go Thursday night.
Ike Davis who was slammed in an article this morning bout being difficult to work
Philadelphia Phillies (74-74) at New York Mets (66-81) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Hamels (L) 28 15-6 3.066.19-33.249/14@HOUW7.0731-020.03.60
M. Harvey (R) 9 3-5 2.925.20-22.129/12WSHL5.0511-216.13.31
Philadelphia lefty Cole Hamels can stay unbeaten since early August on Wednesday when the...
In honor of Knuckleball! the movie coming out, Hall-of-Famer Phil Niekro and 200-game winner Tim Wakefield were out and about prior to today’s game alongside the Mets own R.A. Dickey and were kind enough to answer some of my questions as well as some other Mets bloggers while watching BP with us along the first base side.
The interview began with Phil Niekro telling us the fascinating...
Well, this was one hell of a ballgame.
After last night's ninth inning victory over the Mets, tonight's game (a makeup of Tuesday night's washout) which was started by Tyler Cloyd, was entertaining from the get-go.
In the top of the first inning, the Phillies scored eight runs. Yes, eight. Here's how it all went down:
The Miami Marlins are in for the weekend, and with them comes Jose Reyes. Now that the season is dwindling down to a precious few games, I ask: Would the Mets season been significantly different had they re-signed Reyes?
I don’t see how that is possible after last night.
With the way the Mets are heading, by the time they are competitive again Reyes will be on the downside of...
It's not often you hear team sources divulging off-the-field information about a player. Well, leave it to the Mets to take care of that. Adam Ruben from ESPNNewYork.com passed along some interesting information regarding Mets' power hitting first baseman Ike Davis, suggesting that they would be more than willing to trade the slugger due to his unwillingness to...
NEW YORK -- As they have kept alive their slim playoff hopes, the Philadelphia Phillies have refused to quit. New York Mets manager Terry Collins refused to answer when asked if he thought his team had done just that after another thumping, telling reporters they had to "ask them." The Mets' march of misery continued at Citi Field on Thursday night, quickly hitting...
Check out this video, sent to us by ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships, a nonprofit in Philly that works with low-income students to engage them in extra-curricular activities.
Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels play chess for a good cause, and it looks like Cliff ends the game quickly.
APNewsNow. Phillies 3, Mets 2. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night, adding a dramatic victory to their late-season playoff push.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run but the Phillies went into the ninth with only...
Final: Phillies 16, Mets 1.
WP: Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86 ERA) LP: Jeremy Hefner (2-7, 5.79 ERA)
Hearing the news that the St. Louis Cardinals had already won earlier today, the Phillies absolutely needed to win tonight's game and sweep the New York Mets.
Well, they started things off essentially perfect, picking up six straight hits to start off the game, and scoring four...
Yesterday, our own Barry Duchan wrote a solid post expressing his dissatisfaction with how things have progressed as we complete year two of the Alderson Era. His argument was not like the usual “WE GOTTA SPEND MONEY” diatribes you see oftentimes, but more of a thoughtful look at some of the shortcomings he saw with regards to working around the money issues by doing...