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Those wondering if the four-day All-Star break would have an adverse effect on the momentum that the Phillies had gained in a seven-win homestand before the break got an early answer Friday night.
It had no effect.
The Phils came out with guns blazing. They scored 11 runs in the first three innings en route a 13-8 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
The final score probably should not have been that close, but Kyle Kendrick, the beneficiary of an early 11-0 lead, seemed to wilt in the 95-degree heat and had trouble putting away hitters in the middle innings.
Nonetheless, it was a win for a team that can’t afford anything less as it tries to convince management to keep the team together with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching.
“Obviously, I needed all those runs,” Kendrick said. “I felt good early, but I missed over the plate a lot in the middle innings. The offense picked me up. I’ll take the win.”
The victory was the Phillies’ 10th in 14 games in Jul...
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Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been...
You have certainly read reports that the Mets would need to be “overwhelmed” to trade Bobby Parnell (who Detroit and Boston have interest in) but what you may not have read is that they need to be equally “overwhelmed” to trade the thirty five year old rental, Marlon Byrd.
Parnell is only 28 and looks to have shaped into a fairly reliable closer. He’s got two controlled...
Why do Met fans shake their fists and groan when Tom Glavine’s name is mentioned? What did he do to deserve an eternal banishment to the club’s dog-house? What happened to turn this 300-game winner into a target of scorn?
Tom Glavine signed a 4-year $42.5 million dollar deal with the New York Mets in 2003. He pitched for the team from 2003-2007.
In 2003, he went...
The Binghamton Mets matched a season-high with 15 hits and Jenrry Mejia struck out eight over six innings in a 10-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. Cesar Puello doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead a B-Mets offensive attack that saw every player collect at least one hit.
Mejia had a two-run cushion before he even threw his...
No self-respecting Phillies fan wants to be made a fool by someone in a Mets jersey. So, when one fan was put to the test Saturday, he didn’t look foolish — he looked awesome.
In the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Recker came up to the plate for New York, but his bat refused stay with in his hands. He took a hack, and his bat soared into the crowd. It bounced off the...
The renaissance season of Marlon Byrd is likely to finish where it started, as a member of the New York Mets. Despite the presumption that there may be considerable interest from contenders in the near future, the Mets are now telling inquiring teams that Byrd will not be traded unless they receive an offer they can't refuse.
Citing the importance of remaining competitive...
Justin Turner is likely to return to the Mets for the start of their series against the Braves on Monday, manager Terry Collins said Friday.
The #Mets are waiting to activate Turner from the DL so they can keep an extra reliever. That's turning out to be a really good decision.
— Chris Iseman (@chris_iseman) July 20, 2013
Because New York had to use its relievers so much...
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Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues.
Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night...
Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)
RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Jeremy Hefner, rhp
Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...
Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect. Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week:
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If Byrd’s performance to date hasn’t caused other teams to view him as a ‘difference maker’, then it makes sense that the Mets front...
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