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March 14, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Gio Gonzalez gave the United States its best start yet in the World Baseball Classic, and David Wright provided a big finish on Tuesday night. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico, 7-1, in Miami. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico faces Italy in an elimination game Wednesday. Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4 - Nelson Cruz's two-out, RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominicans overcame an early four-run deficit to beat Italy in Miami.
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July 11, 2008
Pat Burrell will have to wait at least another year to make his first All-Star team. Major League Baseball announced yesterday that Brewers outfielder Corey Hart won the final fan voting, with Mets third baseman David Wright second and Burrell third. -David Murphy
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July 17, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
As Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium became yesterday morning's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the two managers, both using their last available pitchers, seriously contemplated putting position players on the mound. And if the American League's Justin Morneau hadn't scored the winning run on a close play on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, Mets star David Wright probably would have been the guy for the National League. "I spoke to David Wright," NL manager Clint Hurdle said.
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April 10, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE SEASON is off to an unexpected start for the New York Mets. They're the ones getting big hits while their opponents make the crucial mistakes. Daniel Murphy singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the undefeated Mets took advantage of a throwing error by reliever Henry Rodriguez to beat the visiting Washington Nationals, 4-3, on Monday night. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first major league homer for the Mets, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2007. After a surprising sweep of Atlanta, New York rallied from a three-run deficit before a crowd of 23,970.
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August 24, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
At the start of today's slate of games, the average National League team had allowed 47 unearned runs over the course of the season. The Phillies, on the other hand, had allowed just 19. That number changed significantly today, when the Mets took advantage of a muffed double play ball in the first inning, scoring four unearned runs en route to a 7-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park. The pivotal play came in the first inning, when Michael Martinez bobbled a ground ball by Ruben Tejeda, then was unable to make the throw to second in time for the force out. After a David Wright single loaded the bases, the Mets proceeded to score four runs: one on a groundout by Lucas Duda, and three more on a home run by Nick Evans.
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April 18, 2011
At least the kids were happy Mets third baseman David Wright enchanted a group of kids in Atlanta on Sunday with an impromptu game of catch that began when Wright threw a ball into the stands during pregame warm-ups. Instead of keeping the souvenir, a kid tossed the ball back to Wright, who then returned it, starting a game of catch with several young fans that lasted several minutes. Then the game with the Braves began and Wright struck out three time and hit into a double play.
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March 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CHRIS CARPENTER noticed a crowd building behind the chain-link fence. Seems word had spread that the St. Louis Cardinals' ace was doing some throwing. These days, even playing a few minutes of catch is a big deal. "Amazing, isn't it? Did I do OK?" Carpenter asked afterward. The reigning World Series champions certainly hope Carpenter did, since their rotation to open the season may depend on how he feels over the next few days. Carpenter's few minutes of catch with teammate Jake Westbrook yesterday may be considered a positive sign for the Cardinals, who have dealt with a flurry of injuries so far in camp - the status of the guy who won Game 7 of last year's World Series most prominent among them.
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July 10, 2013
Just one National League player began Monday with more home runs than Domonic Brown: Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies. The 25-year-old Phillies leftfielder is headed to his first All-Star Game, and he had been looking forward to participating in the Home Run Derby. His 23 homers made him a sure bet to be selected. But he was not. David Wright (13 homers), Gonzalez (24), Michael Cuddyer (15), and Bryce Harper (13) will compete for the NL. Wright is the captain of the team, although Major League Baseball played a role in determining the teams.
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September 25, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The New York Mets fumbled a chance to gain ground on the Phillies last night, continuing another late-season swoon. Derrek Lee hit a two-out RBI double off Luis Ayala in the 10th inning and Aramis Ramirez followed with a two-run homer to give the Chicago Cubs a 9-6 win over the Mets at Shea Stadium. It was the fourth loss in the last five games for the Mets, who are evoking memories of last season's collapse - when they squandered a seven-game lead with 17 games to go. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games behind the Phillies in the National League East and are tied with Milwaukee in the wild-card race after the Brewers beat Pittsburgh, 4-2. "At this juncture this is probably our toughest defeat," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said.
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April 18, 2007 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
New York Mets third baseman David Wright, like the rest of a dazed nation, watched in disbelief as TV news accounts brought Monday's horrific events into focus. The shootings at Virginia Tech University left 33 dead and dozens injured - and stamped an indelible mark on those who were on the Blacksburg, Va., campus, including Wright's brother, Stephen, a 21-year-old senior engineering major. Stephen Wright was not injured in the shooting rampage, but his brother David had some anxious moments when he was unable to reach him on his cell phone early in the day. David Wright said his heart "kind of skipped a little bit" as he watched the developments and wondered about his brother's safety.
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April 16, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The second game of the Phillies' first 2015 series against the Mets was billed as Matt Harvey's return to the Citi Field mound after a season-long absence. It featured plenty of the hard-throwing righthander, yet also much more. The Phillies, anemic offensively for much of the season's first week, slugged four home runs, two coming from a previously slumping Chase Utley. Three batters were hit. Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected. David Wright exited with a hamstring pull.
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March 11, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - This was 10 days before Christmas 2010, and Cliff Lee had ruined the New York Mets' annual holiday party. Students from six elementary schools had gathered on the Citi Field concourse to see David Wright dress up as Santa Claus and hand out presents, and Wright's teammates milled around and patted the kids' heads and signed autographs. But among the players, the season's joyful spirit was cut with dread. The day before, Lee had signed a five-year, $120 million contract with the Phillies, and every player on the Mets' roster knew what was coming in 2011.
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July 22, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
NOT EVERYONE can be Derek Jeter. Chipper Jones won his only world championship as a rookie. Cal Ripken Jr. was in his second season when the Orioles beat the Phillies to win his only World Series in 1983. Tony Gwynn reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and 1998, when his San Diego Padres were beaten in five games by Detroit and swept by the Yankees, respectively. Now in his 11th season with the Mets, his career batting average an even .300, David Wright has played in the postseason just once, when the Mets lost to the Cardinals in a seven-game National League Championship Series, in 2006.
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June 2, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Another opportunity for the Phillies to build off a magical moment presented itself Saturday, and another opportunity was lost. After playing past midnight Friday before pulling out a 14-inning victory, the Phillies were back at work Saturday afternoon against the New York Mets. Some momentum is what they're looking for, but it was not found in the month of May. Instead, the Phillies ended the month with a 5-4, 14-inning loss that was every bit as debilitating as their 14-inning victory had been exhilarating less than 24 hours earlier.
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May 13, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Cole Hamels had thrown more pitches yesterday afternoon than he had in any of the 248 big-league games that preceded it. He struggled with command, but he combatted a rising pitch count with sheer talent and perseverance. He put six straight zeroes onto the scoreboard after allowing a single run in the first inning and, when his work was over following 133 pitches, the most any major league pitcher has thrown this season, Hamels retired to the clubhouse for his poststart workout.
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May 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The first time Kyle Farnsworth faced Jimmy Rollins, it was 2001 at Veterans Stadium. He encountered Chase Utley in 2004 and Ryan Howard in 2005. Farnsworth, reincarnated as a 38-year-old Mets closer, recorded the first two outs of Saturday's ninth inning. That is when Rollins stepped to the plate. "It felt like old times out there," Howard said. The elder Phillies produced a two-out rally seen countless times before. They won, 5-4, because those veteran infielders amassed nine hits and two walks.
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May 11, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - In the landscape of the Phillies season, yesterday afternoon was very much a valley. Fresh off four straight losses at the hands of the Blue Jays, Ryne Sandberg and Co. arrived at Citi Field with a 15-18 record and a last-place standing in the National League East. So when a security guard walked into the visitor's dugout and informed reporters that the Phillies had temporarily closed their clubhouse to outsiders, it seemed like a pretty good bet that Sandberg had a message he wanted to deliver.
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May 11, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The Phillies and Mets, separated by one game at the bottom of the National League East, gathered Friday at Citi Field to commit a crime against baseball. They played for 4 hours, 39 minutes in a battle to see who could fail most, and it was a taut contest. Fans stood at 10:08 p.m. for the seventh-inning stretch, and some shook their heads. Ninety minutes later, Marlon Byrd slashed an RBI double just inside the right-field line. The Phillies won, 3-2, to break a four-game skid.
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May 1, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The cheery 10-day West Coast trip the Phillies just completed was followed by a dreary return home to Citizens Bank Park Tuesday night. Cold - it was 46 degrees at game time - and a wind-driven rain made life miserable for the players, particularly lefthander Cole Hamels. The pitcher, by his own admission, made the evening entirely unbearable for the minuscule few in attendance. The announced crowd was 28,189. The actual crowd was at least 20,000 short of that and those who remained had to sit through a 1-hour, 28-minute rain delay before the game started at 8:33 p.m. With a chance to become just the eighth pitcher in franchise history to reach 100 victories, Hamels instead lost control and lasted just 42/3 innings in a 6-1 loss to the surging New York Mets that planted the Phillies (13-13)
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September 23, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kyle Kendrick remains optimistic that he will be back good as new next season. But where he will be is an interesting question. The Phillies announced Friday that Kendrick would be shut down for the season. An MRI examination revealed Kendrick had rotator cuff tendinitis and some slight fraying. He sought a second opinion Thursday from New York Mets team physician David Alchek, who according to Kendrick agreed with the original diagnosis. Of note, Alchek recommended Kendrick be shut down because he didn't want him to do any damage to his elbow.
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