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April 10, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Rod Barajas and Jeff Francoeur became the first Mets hitters to homer twice out of Citi Field in the same game, powering New York past the Washington Nationals, 8-2, on a windy night. Despite gusts well over 20 mph that knocked down fly balls and littered the field with hot dog wrappers, the Mets posted their first four-homer performance at the ballpark that opened in 2009. They totaled only 49 home runs last year in their new, spacious home. Barajas and Francoeur sent their shots to leftfield.
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July 8, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Fans at Citi Field booed the free-falling New York Mets even more loudly than they jeered Manny Ramirez - before he got ejected. Ramirez drove in three runs with two singles, then was ejected following his second called strikeout, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat what's left of the Mets, 8-0, last night. Clayton Kershaw (6-5) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, pinch-hitter Blake DeWitt hit a seventh-inning homer off the front of the second deck in leftfield and Los Angeles twice scored with bases-loaded walks.
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July 17, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
" Cotton candy!" "Get your hot dog!" "Cold beer here! "   THE SOUNDS in the stands of a baseball game at Citizens Bank Park are sometimes as intriguing as what is happening on the diamond. Vendors walk up and down the aisles - making sure fans are satisfied during the game - and they also throw in a bit of entertainment. Ted Schoening, one of those vendors, is being honored for his efforts. The Williamstown, N.J., resident was chosen to represent Philadelphia in New York for the All-Star Game.
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July 3, 2012
Citi Field, New York. Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. RHP Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92 ERA) vs. New York LHP Jon Niese (6-3, 3.55) Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. LHP Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. RHP Chris Young (2-1, 3.30) Thursday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (10-4, 3.08) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2.15)
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September 10, 2010 | by David Murphy
7:10 Citi Field, New York. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. TONIGHT'S PITCHERS Phillies RHP Roy Halladay vs. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-3, 3.86) WHO'S HOT: Shane Victorino: In three games in the leadoff spot, he is 8-for-16 with six runs, four steals and three RBI. WHO'S NOT: Roy Halladay: Yeah, it's a stretch. After all, he's pitched seven innings in each of his last three starts, and has recorded quality starts in two of him. But he's allowed at least at least three earned runs in three straight outings for the first time season.
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January 31, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
U.S. Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Ted Poe are urging the Obama administration to demand that Citigroup drop its $400 million, 20-year naming rights deal for Citi Field, the New York Mets' new stadium scheduled to open in April, because of $45 billion the bank received in government aid. "At Citigroup, 50,000 people will lose their jobs. Yet in the boardroom of Citigroup, spending $400 million to put a name on stadium seems like a good idea," said Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat. Citigroup reached its agreement with the Mets 3 years ago. It is among several American banks that have received financial assistance from the federal government in recent months.
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August 30, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - For two nights at Citi Field, the Mets battered the Phillies. They clobbered eight homers, smashed five doubles, and drew nine walks. They pounded fastballs. That was foreboding for Vince Velasquez, who started Sunday afternoon and likes to throw fastballs. He is a 24-year-old pitcher learning the intricacies of life as a starter while facing major-league lineups every fifth day. It is not always pretty. In a 5-1 Phillies win, Velasquez silenced an imposing (but depleted)
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August 28, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - The big, red apple rose in center field for the third time on Friday night as Adam Morgan kicked the pitching mound with disgust. The lefthander had yielded another home run - this time a fifth-inning grand slam by Wilmer Flores - and he was once again hurt by the long ball in a 9-4 loss to the Mets at Citi Field. Morgan has allowed eight home runs in his last 22 innings. He is averaging 2.24 home runs per nine innings, which is the worst rate among all major-league pitchers with at least 15 starts.
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April 12, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Odubel Herrera, an exuberant 5-foot-11 bundle, watched three Matt Harvey fastballs zip past. The Phillies centerfielder had looked lethargic in the season's first week. His aggressiveness is both a weapon and a detriment, but one swing could make a difference because the Phillies' arms had kept them close in another game. So, in the sixth inning Sunday of a 5-2 Phillies win over the Mets, Herrera waited. Harvey threw him a two-strike slider, low and inside. Herrera dropped the bat head.
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April 11, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - The temperature hovered at 40 degrees, and a stiff wind made it feel even colder inside Citi Field on Saturday night. The Phillies unpacked an old duffel bag labeled "MITTENS. " Some players wore ski masks. Others donned hoodies. But there was Vince Velasquez, a brash, 23-year-old Californian, in short sleeves. His tattooed right arm, filled with promise, was bare for the baseball world to see. And, after six dominant innings against the defending National League champions, a modicum of hope darted back to Philadelphia.
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April 10, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - When the second inning ended Friday, Jerad Eickhoff had thrown 50 pitches to record six outs. He could not command his fastball. His defense failed him. His mechanics were not crisp. It could have been worse. "I felt frustrated because I wasn't executing my fastball," Eickhoff said. "Most of the day, really, when I had to make a pitch I made a pitch, fortunately. " These games are about the development of potential pieces for the Phillies' future, and Eickhoff's season debut was incongruent.
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November 2, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy's otherworldly postseason, the home run binge that propelled his New York Mets to the World Series, had subsided against the Kansas City Royals. It took a drastic turn late in a pivotal Game 4 on Saturday night at Citi Field. Murphy's eighth-inning fielding error loomed large when the Royals came from behind to win, 5-3, and claim a three-games-to-one lead over the Mets. Kansas City will enter Game 5 on Sunday night with a chance to clinch its second World Series title and first since 1985.
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November 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Ned Yost did not expect New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard to throw a first-pitch strike to Alcides Escobar to open Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. But the Kansas City Royals manager surely didn't expect a 98-m.p.h. fastball that buzzed his leadoff hitter's head. "But we've got a few tricks up our sleeves, too," Yost said before Game 4 on Saturday at Citi Field, a reference to Syndergaard's comments prior to Game 3. "Let's go with that. " A day after the Mets' 9-3 win, their first of the series, it was Syndergaard's purpose pitch and ensuing comments - "If they have a problem with me throwing inside, then they can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away," he said - that dominated discussions leading into Game 4. The Royals took immediate offense to the pitch, which sailed to the backstop and left Escobar seated on his backside.
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November 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Kansas City Royals righthander Edinson Volquez remains in line to start a potential World Series Game 5 on Sunday night, just five days after the death of his father in his native Dominican Republic. After pitching Game 1 on Tuesday, the same day as his father's passing, Volquez returned home to the Dominican. The veteran pitcher is expected to rejoin the Royals on Saturday in New York before Game 4 at Citi Field. "He texted [Kansas City pitching coach] Dave [Eiland]
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November 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK — David Wright rounded first base, watched Curtis Granderson slide safely into second base, and clapped his hands. The New York Mets captain, who had battled injuries and endured eight consecutive seasons without a postseason appearance, had just broken open Game 3 of the World Series. Wright saved his signature playoff performance, a four-RBI game, for Friday night's record crowd at Citi Field, where the Mets kept their championship hopes alive with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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October 20, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The list of pitchers Daniel Murphy has tagged for home runs this postseason is similar to the National League Cy Young ballots submitted two weeks ago. Murphy, hero of these playoffs for the New York Mets, enhanced his resumé once again on a cold Sunday night with a homer off the mighty Jake Arrieta. The long ball, a two-run shot, set the tone early at Citi Field, where the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, to take a two-games-to-none lead in the National League Championship Series.
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