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.
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.
Carlos Beltran is out of the New York Mets’ lineup with tendinitis in his left knee caused by overcompensating during rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee.
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.
From the very first knuckleball that R.A. Dickey floated toward the plate, he could tell this would be trouble — for the Philadelphia Phillies, that is.
Raul Ibanez sparked a five-run third inning with a three-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies pounded out a dozen hits to support Roy Halladay in a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Johan Santana allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings and Jeff Francoeur supplied the game’s only run with a homer to lead the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies used one big inning to beat the New York Mets in this series opener. Johan Santana knows all too well about the Phillies’ ability to put runs on the board in a hurry.
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.
It’s been more than two months since the Philadelphia Phillies last faced the New York Mets, and the three-time reigning NL East champions would rather not relive the memory.
Pedro Martinez plans to stay retired despite offers the past two weeks from several teams. The three-time Cy Young Award winner says he turned them down but was flattered by the invitations.
The road has not been kind to the Mets in 2010, especially against N.L. East opponents.
Who’s a buyer? Who’s a seller? Do the Mets even know the trade deadline is Saturday?
Roy Oswalt granted his own wish: He’s now part of a pennant race. Miguel Tejada and Jorge Cantu joined the mix, too.
Roy Oswalt is going to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies. The ace gave his OK on Thursday and approved a trade that moved him from the Houston Astros.