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Coutinho: Mets Face Early-Season Test In Philadelphia

Coming off two lackluster games offensively, the Mets will need a big series from the middle of the lineup, with or without David Wright.

04/13/2012

Arizona Diamondbacks Photo Day

Paul Goldschmidt Provides Diamondbacks With Raw Power At First Base

Paul Goldschmidt’s greatest attribute is his raw power. At 6-foor-3, 245 pounds, he has smacked a combined 73 home runs over his last two professional seasons.

03/31/2012

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Coutinho: Assessing The Market For Jose Reyes

I hear from Mets fans a lot. They all ask me the same thing via text messaging and Twitter: “Will Jose Reyes be back?”

WFAN–10/18/2011

Mark Teixeira

Shifty Playoff Teams Overload Against Lefty Bats

The infield shift is on in October, and teams are leaning right. Looking to make life difficult for those pull-happy sluggers, playoff opponents keep clogging one side of the diamond when the boppers come to bat.

10/06/2011

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Keidel: The Case Against Roger Maris

The debate isn’t at all about Roger Maris’s merits for the Hall of Fame, because he has none. This is a microcosm, a debate we all have about someone from your youth, parsing preteen idolatry from reality.

WFAN–08/25/2011

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Mike Pelfrey Can’t Shut Down Phillies, Mets Lose 8-5

Ryan Howard hit a run-scoring single in the first and Philadelphia took two of three from the NL East rival Mets for the fourth time this season.

07/17/2011

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Reyes, Mets Break Loose To Beat Phillies 9-5

Reyes finished with four of New York’s season-high 17 hits and Jonathon Niese did not allow an earned run against a makeshift Phillies lineup. Daniel Murphy matched a career high with three hits, rebounding nicely from his rough finish Friday night.

WFAN–05/29/2011

Mets-Phillies

Howard, Hamels Propel Phillies Past Mets

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.

WFAN–05/28/2011

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Schwei: Mets’ Justin Turner Is Turning Heads

Justin Turner has become an unexpected hero for the Mets, especially with David Wright going on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back.

WFAN–05/24/2011

David Wright

Halladay Outduels Niese, Phils Beat Mets 2-1

Roy Halladay pitched a seven-hitter to help Philadelphia set a club record with its 18th victory in April as the Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday.

WFAN–04/30/2011

Mike Pelfrey

Howard, Phillies Wallop Mets

New York Mets starter Mike Pelfrey wasn’t feeling well before he faced the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Ryan Howard probably made him feel worse.

WFAN–04/30/2011

Mets right-hander Mike Pelfrey

Mets Battle Back From Huge Deficit Before Falling To Phillies

Ryan Howard tied a career high with four hits, Ben Francisco also homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 10-7 Wednesday night after wasting a 7-0 lead.

WFAN–04/06/2011

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers in the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Burnett Throws 3 Perfect Innings For Yankees

A.J. Burnett threw three perfect innings in his second spring training start and a Yankees split-squad beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Monday.

WFAN–03/07/2011

San Francisco Giants v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 2

Oswalt, Rollins Help Phillies Even NLCS At 1-1

Roy Oswalt pitched eight dominant innings, Jimmy Rollins drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 Sunday night.

WFAN–10/17/2010

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Mets Look To Close Ground On Phillies

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.

WFAN–08/06/2010

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