Is the contract year phenomenon really was what it claims to be, and not a collection of outliers that linked together to make a good story?
The wheels fell off for the Mets as they gave up 5 unearned runs during the 8th and lost to the Phillies 8-2 on Sunday.
Vance Worley might remain in the shadows of the Big Three, but if he can continue his success, it’s doubtful that either he or the Phillies will mind.
Yankees All-Star Curtis Granderson homered for New York, Ivan Nova allowed two runs in the first before retiring five of his final six batters.
R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, David Wright hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth and the New York Mets beat the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.
Mike Pelfrey pitched effectively, Nick Evans and David Wright homered and the New York Mets snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
How does this year’s Phillies team stack up against the 1998 Yankees? Hint: It all comes down to pitching.
Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels finally beat a familiar nemesis, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday night.
Mets fans, meet Chris Young — the 6-foot-10 right-hander that can apparently do it all. Young and the Mets roughed up Cole Hamels in a 7-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, handing the Phillies their first loss of the season.
Chris Young pitched effectively into the sixth inning and had two of his career-high three hits during a six-run third, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Tuesday night.
The Phillies have opened the season on a roll, and they could improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1915 when they open a three-game series against the Mets on Tuesday night. But it may not come easy — Terry Collins has faith in his club.
As much as we New Yorkers know that this is the greatest city in the world, it’s not for everyone and apparently, it’s not where Cliff Lee and his family wanted to be.
Cliff Lee and the Phillies have finalized a $120 million, five-year contract that brings the star pitcher back to Philadelphia. Lee spurned more lucrative offers from the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers to return to the Phillies.
Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels — and Cliff Lee. Yes, Cliff Lee. The Philadelphia Phillies have assembled quite an impressive starting rotation that could eventually go down as one of the best in baseball history.
Matt Cain pitched seven impressive innings and outdueled 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels for his first postseason win, and the Giants beat the Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the NL championship series.