Michael Young and Ryan Howard homered, Cliff Lee came within one out of a complete game and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
The bombshell about A-Rod’s latest injury leaves us all wondering what he has left. Let’s face it — it is perfectly clear to all of us that he is not a 30-100 guy anymore.
Cliff Lee struck out 10 while outdueling Cy Young contender R.A. Dickey, and the Philadelphia Phillies regained their winning touch by beating the New York Mets 3-1 Monday night.
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.
Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.
Brian Cashman doesn’t expect to make any big splashes before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline. Apparently that includes Lee.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees as they return home from a 2-5 West Coast road trip with Ichiro Suzuki, but without Alex Rodriguez.
Through all the havoc the world has thrown at us the last week — earthshaking news of Mark Sanchez dating Eva Longoria, of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing, and, oh, how can we go on? — the Mets have continued to forge through.
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.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after losing CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on Wednesday and losing a game they should have won on Thursday.
The Mets’ six-game road trip will be a test of their character and could define their season.
Rich Coutinho urges Mets fans to keep things in perspective as the Mets prepare to finish their divisional stretch.
Not many Mets fans thought they would be 5-2 after seven games with a win over Cliff Lee highlighting the season’s first week. It sounds cliché but that is why we play the games.
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