MLB announced on June 14 that umpire Brian Runge was no longer on the staff. He is believed to have failed multiple drug tests.
Philadelphia took all three games at Citi Field. The sinking Mets have now lost four straight.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Young seemed to be in complete control. He had allowed only two runners and took a two-run lead into the seventh inning against the slumping Phillies. “Seven pitches later, it’s 3-2,” manager Terry Collins said.
The Phillies put on a 4th of July fireworks show as they blasted the Mets, 9-2.
Joe Blanton threw seven strong innings, Carlos Ruiz hit a tie-breaking RBI single and the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies won their 11th straight game, 3-2 over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Roy Halladay earned his 18th victory, the most by a Philadelphia pitcher in 27 years, and helped himself with a two-run single that sent the Phillies past the New York Mets 8-4 Friday night for their fourth win in a row.
Carlos Ruiz singled in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning and Philadelphia beat the New York Mets 7-5 Friday night for its fifth straight win.