Keidel: Mets, Yankees Fans Can Rejoice In The Fates Of Their ArchrivalsEven 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.
Yankees Reportedly Have 'No Interest' In Trade For Cliff LeeBrian Cashman doesn't expect to make any big splashes before Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. Apparently that includes Lee.
Keefe: Yankees Return Home With Ichiro, Without A-RodNeil 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.
Palladino: 'Pluck' Is New York Mets’ Middle NameThrough all the havoc the world has thrown at us the last week -- earthshaking news of Mark Sanchez dating Eva Longoria, of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing, and, oh, how can we go on? -- the Mets have continued to forge through.
Seventh-Inning Woes Continue For Mets' Chris YoungYoung seemed to be in complete control. He had allowed only two runners and took a two-run lead into the seventh inning against the slumping Phillies. "Seven pitches later, it's 3-2," manager Terry Collins said.
Phillies Produce Offensive Fireworks, Mets Lose 9-2The Phillies put on a 4th of July fireworks show as they blasted the Mets, 9-2.
Keefe: Back-To-Back Bad Days For YankeesNeil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after losing CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on Wednesday and losing a game they should have won on Thursday.
Coutinho: A Big Early Season Road Trip For The MetsThe Mets' six-game road trip will be a test of their character and could define their season.
Coutinho: Keep It In Perspective, Mets FansRich Coutinho urges Mets fans to keep things in perspective as the Mets prepare to finish their divisional stretch.
Coutinho: For The Mets, A Big Early Season WinNot many Mets fans thought they would be 5-2 after seven games with a win over Cliff Lee highlighting the season's first week. It sounds cliché but that is why we play the games.
Bay Watch Ends: Outfielder's Homer Helps Mets Past PhilliesR.A. Dickey threw seven sharp innings, Jason Bay hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.
Coutinho: Mets Face Early-Season Test In PhiladelphiaComing off two lackluster games offensively, the Mets will need a big series from the middle of the lineup, with or without David Wright.
Vance Worley Worthy Of Recognition As Part Of Phillies' Vaunted RotationVance Worley might remain in the shadows of the Big Three, but if he can continue his success, it’s doubtful that either he or the Phillies will mind.
Keidel: Us, Evil Empire? And You? When Yankees Hating Becomes InsincereGo ahead, hate us. You’ll find a Yankees fan unfazed by the vitriol. In fact, he or she may even invite you to squat on the bandwagon, take the pinstripes for a spin.
Hartnett: Hideki Matsui And Yankees A Likely MatchSince trading away Jesus Montero, the Yankees need to acquire an additional DH. Hideki Matsui could fill that role and bring some clutch back to the Yankees.