May 24, 2016 |
Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp recorded 21 two-hit games before having the first three-hit performance of his career Sunday in a 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Rupp went 3 for 4 with an opposite-field homer to right in the second, a line drive that opened the scoring. "It was nice to finally get that - it took a little bit," Rupp said of his three-hit game. "I felt good at the plate and saw the ball well and got some good swings. " Getting good swings has been common for Rupp, now hitting .274.
July 26, 2013 |
TIM HUDSON took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during visiting Atlanta's 8-2 win over the Mets last night. Tim Hudson had X-rays at Citi Field and the Braves say he will undergo surgery in Atlanta once the swelling goes down. It's unclear how long Hudson will be out or whether he'll be able to pitch again this season. Evan Gattis, Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons all homered off an ineffective Jeremy Hefner to help the Braves' bats break loose after scoring only four runs in their previous three games.
June 14, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Charlie Manuel did not flinch as chaos materialized 10 yards from him. He leaned on the dugout railing Wednesday night and dangled his right arm. Justin De Fratus uncorked an eighth-inning wild pitch that plated the decisive run in a 4-3 Phillies loss to the Minnesota Twins, another game blown by a broken bullpen. The manager shifted his feet and stared straight ahead. His team is disintegrating before his 69-year-old eyes. He ranted about it at length, using strong language.
December 17, 2012 |
IT APPEARS to be just a matter of time before National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is traded from the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays. Negotiations on a contract extension for Dickey are the only thing holding up a trade between the teams, FoxSports.com reported, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, Dickey has until Tuesday at 2 p.m. to agree to the extension. He is under contract for 2013 at $5 million. Before the trade discussions, he sought an additional $26 million to $28 million over 2 years from the Mets.
April 25, 2012 |
JOSE REYES went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. A fan favorite during nine seasons with the Mets, Reyes was back to play in New York for the first time since signing a $106 million, 6-year contract with the division-rival Marlins in December. He said it was an exciting and emotional day, but he wasn't sure what to expect.
March 19, 2012 |
Jose Bautista's moon shot off poor David Herndon on Sunday afternoon brought up the Toronto slugger's pre-spring training allegation that he is being targeted for extra drug testing by Major League Baseball. But even the Players Association is saying that's not true. Executive Director Michael Weiner was at the game in Dunedin, Fla., and ESPN.com's Jayson Stark asked him about Bautista's claim that he was tested 16 times in the last two seasons. According to Stark, Weiner was skeptical about the claim, saying that if Bautista was tested more than the average player, it wasn't because he'd been "targeted.
September 23, 2011
At Citi Field. Friday at 7:10 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.80 ERA) vs. New York RHP R.A. Dickey (8-13, 3.35) Saturday at 1:10 p.m. TBA vs. New York RHP Dillon Gee (12-6, 4.48) Sunday at 1:10 p.m. RHP Roy Halladay (18-6, 2.41) vs. RHP New York Mike Pelfrey (7-12, 4.58)
September 4, 2011 |
The last time Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey was warming up for an appearance against the Phils, a heckler piped up, "Try not to lick your hands a hundred times. " He wasn't far off. Wall Street Journal reporter Brian Costa counted 89 licks last week during his most recent start. For many pitchers, that would have been a remarkable. But it was just another day for Pelfrey, whose appetite for his hand is unrivaled. Costa explains that there are two kinds of Pelflicks: a quick, two-finger version and the four-fingered dive.
June 14, 2011 |
PITTSBURGH - Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings, Brandon Wood homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the New York Mets, 3-1, on Monday night to split their four-game series. Maholm (3-7) lowered his ERA to 3.12, allowing only three hits and two walks. Hampered by poor run support, he won for just the second time since April 25. Joel Hanrahan tossed a perfect ninth for his 17th save in as many opportunities. New York starter Mike Pelfrey (3-5) nearly matched Maholm, giving up two runs and four hits in seven innings.
May 23, 2011 |
Alex Rodriguez slid both hands into the pockets of his black jeans and smiled. "I showed them, didn't I?" he said before cracking a smile and laughing. Once again, a team intentionally walked Mark Teixeira to pitch to A-Rod. Once again, A-Rod came up with a big hit, even though this one didn't go very far. After Derek Jeter tied the score with a two-run single, Rodriguez followed Teixeira's walk with a 55-foot, six-hop single that put the New York Yankees ahead during an eight-run seventh inning yesterday that led them over the Mets, 9-3. Back in first place in the AL East, the Yankees took two of three at Yankee Stadium from their crosstown rivals, bouncing back after losing the opener.