February 13, 2015 |
Fourth in a series of NL East previews) Taking a look at the New York Mets: Manager: Terry Collins Last 5 years: 2014: 79-83, second place (tied); 2013: 74-88, third place; 2012: 74-88, fourth place; 2011: 77-85, fourth place; 2010: 79-83, fourth place Additions: OF Michael Cuddyer, OF John Mayberry Jr. Losses: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, OF Bobby Abreu What to expect: The Mets haven't been to the playoffs since their 2006 NLCS loss to the Cardinals and have posted six consecutive losing seasons.
May 11, 2015 |
THE DARK KNIGHT of Gotham arrived to South Philly for the first time in nearly two years. But the leading man in the New York Mets' starting rotation doesn't work alone. It's "Matt Harvey Night" when he pitches at Citi Field. Last night, he brought a legion of followers with him down I-95. The blue that intermingled with red at Citizens Bank Park wasn't the empty seats that have become a common fixture to Phillies baseball in 2015. They were Mets fans, attempting the take over the 12-year-old ballpark like the bad ol' days at Veterans Stadium.
February 28, 2012
Here are the Phillies games to be shown on PHL17: March 11 vs. Detroit Tigers. . . 1:05 p.m. March 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles. . . 1:05 p.m. March 31 vs. Toronto Blue Jays . . . . . . 1:05 p.m. April 5 at Pittsburgh Pirates . . . 1:35 p.m. April 8 at Pittsburgh Pirates. . . 1:35 p.m. April 15 vs. New York Mets . . . 1:35 p.m. April 21 at San Diego Padres. . . 8:35 p.m. April 22 at San Diego Padres . . . 4:05 p.m. April 23 at Ariz.
April 10, 2012 |
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.
April 10, 2013 |
START SPREADING the news: According to the Wall Street Journal , Tuesday was the first day since June 18, 1890, that three Philadelphia teams played three New York teams on the same day. On that day, the Journal noted, the Phillies played the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in a National League game, the Athletics played the Brooklyn Gladiators in an American Association game, and the Quakers played the New York Giants in a Players' League game....
July 27, 2013
Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Atlanta Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant. The team said Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The righthander was injured Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets inadvertently stepped on the back of Hudson's right leg while the pitcher was covering first base. Mets' Young hurt It could be karma, but the Mets' Young, the man who caused Hudson's injury, was pulled from Thursday's game with pain in his right knee.
May 10, 2015
Ken Giles' fastball has yet to reach triple digits this season. The Phillies reliever has not lived up to his "100 Miles Giles" nickname. But, "95 Miles Giles" has proven effective despite his fastball's decreased velocity. "100 miles per hour is just a luxury thing," Giles said. "I'm still 95-96. Who cares? I'm going to be more effective if I learn how to pitch. That's how I get out. Not blowing guys away. It's learning how to pitch. " Giles' fastball has averaged this season at 94.7 m.p.h., according to Pitchf/x data.
September 28, 2011 |
THE ST. LOUIS Cardinals are tied with Atlanta for the NL wild-card lead, getting a tiebreaking two-run triple from Ryan Theriot in the seventh inning of a 13-6 victory over the host Houston Astros last night. The sliding Braves lost 7-1 to the Phillies, sending the race for the NL's final playoff spot to the final day of the regular season. If the teams are tied after tonight's game, St. Louis will host a one-game playoff tomorrow night. The Cardinals trailed 5-0 early and appeared to be headed for a second straight loss to the Astros.
September 23, 2013 |
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.
December 6, 2012 |
A PERSON familiar with the deal told the Associated Press that free-agent outfielder Jason Bay reached a 1-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. Bay, 34, is hoping to resurrect his career with the Mariners after three disappointing and injury-plagued seasons with the New York Mets. Last month, Bay and the Mets agreed to terminate his contract with 1 guaranteed year remaining on his $66 million, 4-year contract. The agreement let the Mets spread out the $21 million they still owed him. Bay hit .165 with eight home runs and 20 RBI last season.