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New York Mets
Tonight's effort: 4 innings, 6 hits, 7
earned runs, 3 walks, 3 Ks, 1 WP, 1 HB.
Against a team (those bargain basement
Mets) whose two biggest paid outfielders are (a) Jason Bay, currently
warming the pine in Seattle, and (b) Bobby Bonilla, currently
terrorizing your local all you can eat restaurant, having last swung
a bat in fatness in 2001. (No, seriously.) Basically, the Mets are
David Wright, Ike Davis, and six guys who any reasonable MLB pitcher,
working at home, should be very enthused about.
In a nationally televised game on ESPN,
in front of a big crowd, for a 2-4 team that is acutely aware that
they could be dead by May if April isn't OK... and so far, April has
not been OK.
Realistically, the Phillies don't
absolutely need Roy Halladay to be Roy Halladay any more; they have
Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, after all, which could mean that they only
need him to be a very good #3 SP, rather than a definining ace. But
the more realistic point is that the t...
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There comes a point in every player's career, where a decision has to be made. A long hard look in the mirror might be necessary. Maybe a quiet walk. Maybe an angry run. Whatever works for the player is fine, but that decision has to be made. Continue playing, or call it a career. The decision becomes even more difficult when there may be an underlying problem to...
On Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay - "I would say 95 percent is mental. It's simplifying. It's getting to the basics. It's letting things happen and not trying to force things."Charlie Manuel - "I think what you're watching is you're watching a pitcher who is trying to find his strike zone and how he used to carve hitters up with his command and...
Roy Halladay is a work horse, a proverbial ace and the ultimate big game pitcher; however “The Doc” has struggled with command and owns an inflated earned run average to begin the season. Once arguably the most dominant and consistent pitcher in major league baseball it appears father time may be catching up the 35-year-old hurler.
Halladay finished up the 2012 season with an...
Matt Harvey threw seven impressive innings, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay in a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Harvey (2-0) followed up a dominant first start with another sharp outing. He gave up one run, three hits and struck out nine. The 24-year-old righty allowed one hit and fanned 10 in seven scoreless...
The state of the Phillies and Roy Halladay is sad right now. How sad? This sad. (Be sure to watch with sound) (Video created using Vine, as well as way too much spare time. Follow Steve on Twitter - @GalloSays)
Roy Halladay was booed off the field Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, perhaps for the first time since coming to Philadelphia three years ago. The starter once again struggled with command and was unable to get past the fifth inning as the the New York Mets rung him up for seven earned runs in a 7-2 victory in the series opener. Mets catcher John Buck hit a three-run home run...
It’s too early to jump on the bandwagons of Matt Harvey and Roy Halladay, tonight’s starters in the Mets-Phillies game in Philadelphia.
Yes, Harvey is one of the Mets’ prized jewels and was tremendous in last week’s start against San Diego, and made a strong first impression last season in ten starts.
Add them up and he has 11 major league starts. He’s shown signs of poise...
Ding Dong, The Doc Is Dead. Or at least ... his streak of wins against the Mets which dated back to July 16th, 2001 when Roy Halladay was outdueled by (are you sitting down?) Steve Trachsel is dead. (A game, by the way, which brought Trachsel's record to a robust 3-10 ... way to go!) The Mets trounced a wild and velocity challenged Halladay in a 7-2 victory which not only featured...
While Matt Harvey appears to have a bright future ahead, Roy Halladay hopes his best days aren't behind him as he seeks his 200th career win.
Harvey will try to build on an outstanding season debut and lead the New York Mets to a third consecutive victory Monday night when they visit Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets (4-2) claimed their second straight series...
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The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit himself out of a barn batting...
The Phils early season pitching problems continues as Roy Halladay throws another clunker as the Phils lose to the Mets, 7-2.
The Mets took the lead in the top of the second inning as, with two men on, and with one man out, John Buck hits a three-run home run, his third home run of the season, scoring Marlon Byrd, who had earlier doubled, and Lucas Duda, who had just been hit by...
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This time of the year, fantasy writers usually instruct owners not to panic about star players off to slow starts (sans the overtly obvious declining dudes like Roy Halladay). In this case, however, there is serious reason to panic if you are a Cole Hamels owner. The time has come to sell, so throw on a throwback Willy Loman jersey and start taking...
The Mets start their first road series of the year in Philadelphia tonight. The Mets are fresh off of winning their first two series of year for the first time since 2006 and their first walk off win of the year. Aaron Laffey allowed a lot of hits in the first 4.1 innings and somehow only 3 earned runs. The bullpen took over after that and didn’t allow a single run and the Mets...