Results tagged ‘ Phillies ’

Mets 11, Phillies 2: Three Up, Three Down

Even Jeurys Familia got a hit.

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Three Up: Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Dana Eveland, David Wright, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +5
Dana Eveland +3
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
David Wright -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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Phillies 6, Mets 0: Three Up, Three Down

Cole Hamels happened.

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Three Up: Buddy Carlyle, Eric Campbell, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Josh Edgin, Daniel Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +9
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Dana Eveland +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
David Wright -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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Mets 7, Phillies 1: Three Up, Three Down

Juggernaut.

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Three Up: Bartolo Colon, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Ruben Tejada, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +9
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +5
Dana Eveland +4
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
David Wright -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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POLL: Where will Mets finish in the NL East?

The All-Star break ends tomorrow, with the Mets in third place, seven games back of the Nationals and Braves. Below them lurk the Marlins and Phillies, 7.5 and 10 games out, respectively.

Where do you think the Mets will end up?

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Mets 11, Phillies 2: Three Up, Three Down

Five games, 57 innings and goodness knows how many cheesesteaks later, the Mets escape Philadelphia with four wins.

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Three Up: Bartolo Colon, Wilmer Flores, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
David Wright +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Three Up, Three Down: Extra innings edition

So many innings. So many ups. So many downs.

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Friday: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Bobby Abreu, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Rafael Montero, David Wright

Saturday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Jacob deGrom, Buddy Carlyle, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Lucas Duda, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Ruben Tejada

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Josh Edgin +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
David Wright +1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 4, Phillies 1: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Zack Wheeler, Vic Black, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Ike Davis +2
David Wright +2
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Rafael Montero +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Chris Young -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Three Up, Three Down: Salvaging a win

On to the Subway Series we go. (P.S., yes that’s a picture of Matt Harvey with a puppy.

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Saturday: Phillies 5, Mets 4
Three Up: David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Kyle Farnsworth

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4
Three Up: Eric Young, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Anthony Recker +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
David Wright +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Chris Young -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Scott Rice -2
Carlos Torres -2
Ruben Tejada -3
Kyle Farnsworth -4
Jose Valverde -4
Eric Young -4

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Three Up, Three Down: RISPy Business

Wednesday: Marlins 1, Mets 0
Three Up: Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, David Wright
Three Down: Carlos Torres, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares

Friday: Phillies 3, Mets 2
Three Up: Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Josh Satin, Chris Young, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Anthony Recker +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Dillon Gee +2
Andrew Brown +1
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Chris Young -1
Scott Rice -2
Carlos Torres -2
Kyle Farnsworth -3
Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Eric Young -5

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Why Zack Wheeler will not pitch for the Mets in April

Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Tuesday that despite all the injuries to the rotation, Zack Wheeler is not a consideration to slide into the Opening Day rotation.

“There’s a reason why we sent him out,” Collins said. “He needs to go to Triple-A. He needs to face hitters in Triple-A. … He needs to go work on his stuff, and he needs to be able to do what he did toward midseason [last year], and that is pound the strike zone. Thus far, in the games he’s thrown over there, they said he’s been a little wild.”

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The unspoken reason, of course, is service time. Should Wheeler accrue enough of it to become a Super Two player after the 2015 season, he would suddenly become eligible for free agency after the 2018 season as opposed to 2019 — at a time when the Mets could be highly competitive.

What’s more, Super Two status would give Wheeler four years of arbitration eligibility as opposed to the usual three. Should he develop into the type of ace that everyone expects, that would ultimately cost the Mets million of dollars and increase their starting point for free agency negotiations (which, of course, would begin a full year sooner). It’s an escalating factor, because arbitration salaries are based heavily upon what players made the previous year.

A prime example is Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, who made $4.2 million as a Super Two player in 2009. By his fourth year of arbitration eligibility he was up to $15 million, blowing away MLB’s previous arbitration record. He and the Phillies then had a higher number to use as a reference when Hamels signed a $144-million megadeal last summer.

In other words, starting Wheeler in April as opposed to June could damage the team’s future payroll flexibility, at a time when they might otherwise be highly competitive in the free-agent market. The counterargument is that increased ticket sales in April and May would make up some of that money. The reality is that they would not come close.

It’s an awfully high cost for a team projected to lose close to 100 games, just for a few extra starts from Wheeler — who may not be 100 percent big league-ready anyway — in 2013. So criticize the Mets for being cheap on numerous occasions over the past few years if you want, but do not blame them for it here. This move is not cheap; it’s simply prudent.

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