Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.
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Philadelphia took all three games at Citi Field. The sinking Mets have now lost four straight.
The Mets are starting to slide. The losing streak is now at three.
Kendrick pitched the best game of his career as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-0 on Friday night.
Things can’t get any worse for the rock bottom Mets.
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.
Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Philadelphia rallied to beat New York.
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.
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.
ACL and Achilles Tendon injuries are accounting for most of the times missed by NFL stars this preseason.
Raul Ibanez’s homer on Sunday night moved him atop the leaderboard for home runs hit at Citi Field by a Mets opponent.
Predictions that Howard would return to the lineup in late spring, and then before June, have been blown away, and it appears he still has a ways to go.
The Mets’ six-game road trip will be a test of their character and could define their season.