Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley sparked an eight-run first inning, Ryan Howard added a late grand slam and the Philadelphia Phillies routed the inept New York Mets 16-1 before a few hundred fans Thursday night at quiet Citi Field.
Daniel Murphy and Kelly Shoppach hit two-run homers for New York, which had won three straight and seven of eight.
Shoppach hit a go-ahead two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning that cleared the bases when center fielder Justin Ruggiano misplayed the ball Saturday night, lifting the New York Mets to a 5-3 victory
No, they wouldn’t trade places with the Mets. Not for all the money in the world. But the Yanks would sure like to put together a little winning streak as their crosstown counterparts just did. Like, starting Friday.
Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run 10th inning, Kelly Shoppach had a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Ike Davis collected the game-winning homer as the Mets defeated the Astros on Sunday.
Johan Santana gave up his fifth grand slam as a Met on Friday, which according to Elias, broke a tie with Ron Taylor, Tug McGraw, Al Leiter and Armando Benitez for the most allowed in club history.
“I’m really disappointed that my name was even brought up in that,” Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach said Sunday. “I wasn’t behind any texts.”
Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
The New York Mets sent right-hander Pedro Beato to Boston on Thursday to complete the trade in which they acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach on Tuesday.
It would be a wonderful thing if we could just blame the umpires, but it wasn’t the umps at all. Joyce may have helped. But his interruptions proved simply a collective pebble on the pile of stones
Catcher Kelly Shoppach has been acquired by the New York Mets from the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named following a waiver claim.
This is not the dramatic move that Mets fans had hoped for, but it is a solid, understated pickup. And it’s a good start to reshaping the Mets.
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