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.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees as they return home from a 2-5 West Coast road trip with Ichiro Suzuki, but without Alex Rodriguez.
The Phillies put on a 4th of July fireworks show as they blasted the Mets, 9-2.
The critics might want to reconsider their position. Quite frankly, this Mets team has the heart of a lion — and showed it again last night in Philly.
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.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning after shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made an error, Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada had consecutive homers and the New York Yankees beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 Sunday.
The Washington Nationals figure it was worth asking: Hey, Cliff Lee, want to play in the nation’s capital? Most every team is a player this week, it seems.