On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.
Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
Nerdy. Eccentric. Quirky. One thing’s for certain: At 37, years after most players’ careers have peaked, R.A. Dickey is finally reaching his pinnacle.
Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.
In what is vital stretch for manager Terry Collins’ club, the Mets open their second half with a three-game set with the visiting Phillies, who continue their quest for a fifth consecutive NL East title Friday night.
Luis Castillo sounded off about his divorce from New York on Tuesday, saying Mets manager Terry Collins “wouldn’t give me a chance to play.”
With last night’s loss to the Celtics, the Knicks saw their record drop to .500 at 35-35, with Dwight Howard and the Magic coming to town Wednesday night. Boomer has grown disgusted with this team and their lack of effort on the defensive end of the floor.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn’t ready to crown his team NL East champs just yet. But he knows they’re solid. “Our guys have to show how good they actually are, and I think they will,” he told Boomer & Carton.
Roy Halladay and CC Sabathia both pitched like aces Thursday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Yankees 7-0.
Dallas Green couldn’t hold back the tears from behind his dark, wire-rimmed sunglasses. The no-nonsense manager who led the Mets from 1993-1996 choked up a few times as he talked about the shooting death of his nine-year-old granddaughter.
Once again, the pitching matchup is drawing most of the Game 3 pregame attention: Cole Hamels vs. Matt Cain.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year — and Roy Halladay is heading to the playoffs for the first time. Fittingly, the right-hander helped seal the deal.
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