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Lineups: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 3:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (87-74):

1. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Jay Bruce (L) RF
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF
7. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Gabriel Ynoa (R) P

SP: Gabriel Ynoa RHP (1-0, 7.90 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (70-91):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Jimmy Paredes (S) LF
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Andres Blanco (S) SS
8. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff (R) P

SP: Jerad Eickhoff RHP (11-14, 3.72 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies 7:05 pm et.

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New York Mets (85-74):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
7. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Robert Gsellman (R) P

SP: Robert Gsellman RHP (3-2, 2.56 ERA)

Philadelphia Phillies (70-89):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Jimmy Paredes (S) LF
8. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
9. Alec Asher (R) P

SP: Alec Asher RHP (2-0, 1.66 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets 1:10 pm et.

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Philadelphia Phillies (70-85):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cody Asche (L) LF
7. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
8. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
9. Jake Thompson (R) P

SP: Jake Thompson RHP (3-5, 5.62 ERA)

New York Mets (82-73):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Robert Gsellman (R) P

SP: Robert Gsellman RHP (2-2, 3.13 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Philadelphia Phillies (69-84):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Roman Quinn (S) RF
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
8. Cody Asche (L) LF
9. Jeremy Hellickson (R) P

SP: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (12-9, 3.57 ERA)

New York Mets (81-72):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) RF
7. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Gabriel Ynoa (R) P

SP: Gabriel Ynoa RHP (1-0, 9.00 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

 

Asdrubal Cabrera Saves The Mets Season!

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It took the Mets eleven innings in a true test of resiliency to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies tonight, as they were down two runs twice in their final turn at-bat’s. Both in the bottom of the ninth and the bottom of the eleventh innings, the Mets were staring down a fourth consecutive loss to a underwhelming opponent. The Phillies seemed to have an answer for everything the Mets brought tonight, but a Jose Reyes two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at six, and ultimately a three-run walk-off home run by Asdrubal Cabrera in the bottom of the eleventh, would propel this team to their biggest win of the season.

The Mets received their first victory of the season tonight when trailing after nine innings, which astonishingly pushed their record to 1-63. In what truly could go down as the craziest and greatest game of the 2016 season, the Mets very well may have just saved their own season with tonight’s victory. The Mets were two outs away in the bottom of the eleventh from headlines in the morning reading of another possible late September collapse, had they lost in heartbreaking fashion for the second night in a row. But a hanging slider by Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos to Cabrera, which sent a no-doubter into right field to send Citi Field into a frenzy was the difference between those stories being written tonight. Instead the stories being written, will be about another obstacle this 2016 team has overcome when the odds have been stacked against them.

I’m truly speechless as to what I just witnessed, as I have been on an emotional roller coaster over the past four hours watching the game. Sure there is plenty to be said about other factors of tonight’s game, but I’m just going to leave you with the video of Cabrera’s heroics below because quite frankly that’s all that matters tonight.

Lineups: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets 7:10 pm et.

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Philadelphia Phillies (69-83):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Roman Quinn (S) LF
3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
8. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
9. Adam Morgan (L) P

SP: Adam Morgan LHP (2-10, 5.57 ERA)

New York Mets (80-72):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. T.J. Rivera (R) 2B
5. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
6. Eric Campbell (R) 1B
7. Rene Rivera (R) C
8. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
9. Seth Lugo (R) P

SP: Seth Lugo RHP (4-2, 2.35 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on SNY.

Final Recap: Phillies 5 – Mets 1

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The Philadelphia Phillies (60-70) defeated the New York Mets (66-64) this afternoon by the final score of 5-1. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://m.mlb.com/gameday/phillies-vs-mets/2016/08/28/448812?#game=448812,game_state=final,game_tab=box

Game Notes:

  • Making his first career start, Robert Gsellman went 7 innings while allowing 4 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. He was charged with the loss. Hansel Robles allowed three of Gsellman’s inherited runners to score, and was charged with a run himself.
  • Curtis Granderson was 0-2 with a walk and an RBI sac fly.
  • Jay Bruce struggles continue as he was 1-4 with 3 strikeouts.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-1 with a base hit before departing early with an injury.
  • The Mets left 8 on base today and were 1-5 with runners in scoring position.

Well after a promising first two games to start the series, Sunday did not go as planned for the Mets. Already playing without the heart of their lineup with Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker sitiing with injuries, Asdrubal Cabrera would reinjure his left knee in the first inning. Cabrera ran into Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph while legging out a hit and it appeared that Cabrera had injured his arm or wrist. That would not be the case as Cabrera would run to second base very gingerly and immediately be pulled out of the game. It’s another blow for the Mets (which is a redundant phrase this season) after Cabrera had been help carrying the Mets offensively since returning from the DL. Any reaggravation of the knee injury that cost Cabrera three weeks can’t be good, and while there is no official word on how long he will be gone, the way things have gone this season I wouldn’t be surprised if he hit the DL. Simply bad luck has followed the Mets this season and it appears there is no end in sight. 

Robert Gsellman pitched admirably in his first career start as he had limited the Phillies to only one run through six innings before being allowed to take the mound for the seventh. It’s extremely debatable as to how long Gsellman should’ve been left out there before loading the bases with no outs, or whether he should’ve been even sent out to pitch the seventh. In my opinion I didn’t mind seeing him out there for the top of the inning, but he should’ve been yanked when he gave up the first base hit of the inning. He’s a young pitcher making his first career start and the Phillies had a read on him in the seventh, and the Mets ultimately paid for it as Hansel Robles came in and did everything but put out the fire. I do like Gsellman’s potential however as he has a pretty good arsenal and I’m looking forward to seeing more of him the rest of the season. 

All in all it’s a tough day to be a Mets fan, as we lost another premier player to injury, we have question marks surrounding two of our top offensive players who were sitting with flare ups of previous injuries, and the Mets failed to gain any ground as the Cardinals, Marlins, and Nationals all lost today. I’ve learned to accept the roller coaster ride this season however as it seems each day of the season has brought something entirely different to the table. Us Mets fans will continue to adapt and hope that the best case scenario begins to work in our favor from here on out. 

  • The Mets and Marlins will open a big four-game series tomorrow night at Citi Field which will certainly have postseason ramifications. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm et and you can catch tomorrow’s game on SNY.
  • Rafael Montero (0-0, 11.57 ERA) will be promoted from Double-A Binghamton to make his first start of 2016 for the Mets against Marlins ace and Met killer Jose Fernandez (13-7, 2.91 ERA).

 

 

Lineups: Phillies vs. Mets 1:10 pm et.

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Philadelphia Phillies (59-70):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
3. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
4. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
5. Aaron Altherr (R) RF
6. Jimmy Paredes (S) LF
7. A.J. Ellis (R) C
8. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
9. Vince Velasquez (R) P

SP: Vince Velasquez RHP (8-6, 4.31 ERA)

New York Mets (66-63):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Curtis Granderson (L) LF
6. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
7. James Loney (L) 1B
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
9. Robert Gsellman (R) P

SP: Robert Gsellman RHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Today’s game can be seen on SNY.

Lineups: Phillies vs. Mets 7:10 pm et

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Philadelphia Phillies (59-69):

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
3. Aaron Altherr (R) LF
4. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
5. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
6. Cameron Rupp (R) C
7. Jimmy Paredes (S) RF
8. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
9. Jeremy Hellickson (R) P

SP: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (10-7, 3.60 ERA)

New York Mets (65-63):

1. Jose Reyes (S) 3B
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Neil Walker (S) 2B
5. James Loney (L) 1B
6. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
7. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
8. Rene Rivera (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P

SP: Noah Syndergaard RHP (11-7, 2.61 ERA)

Tonight’s game can be seen on WPIX.

Last Night’s Recap: Mets 9 – Phillies 4

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The New York Mets (65-63) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (59-69) in last night’s opener by the final score of 9-4. For a full boxscore recap follow the link below…

http://m.mlb.com/gameday/phillies-vs-mets/2016/08/26/448782?#game=448782,game_state=final,game_tab=box

Game Notes:

  • Asdrubal Cabrera had a big game going 2-4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs.
  • Wilmer Flores went 1-4 with a grand slam.
  • Jose Reyes went 2-4 with a leadoff HR in the first inning.
  • Yoenis Cespedes was 2-4 with two base knocks.
  • Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. He also did it with the bat going 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored.

The Mets absolutely laid the smackdown on the Phillies last night, and it was something we hope to see more of down the stretch, as the Mets will be playing one of the easiest schedules in terms of team records. The offense came out in full force last night, and the Mets haven’t been able to beat the Phillies as handily as they did last season. The Mets came into last night’s contest 5-4 against the Phillies this season, and they will be seeing the Phillies nine more times this season which makes it crucial that they continue to play well against them. The Mets are currently riding a nice streak as they have won five of their last six games, and the team has really come alive over the past week. This team knows what it will take to get back to the postseason and if they can avoid injury they will make the next few weeks of baseball very interesting. 

Here are some impressive numbers for ya: Over the past seven games Asdrubal Cabrera has hit .393 with a .750 slugging percentage. Over his last 12 games Jose Reyes has hit .360. Over Yoenis Cespedes last seven games he has hit .345 with a .724 slugging percentage. And of course Wilmer Flores continues to mash left-handed pitching at a .344 clip with 10 home runs. Those numbers are certainly welcoming for a team that has been deprived of offense for much of the season. 

On a side note outfielder Justin Ruggiano did leave last night’s game early with some shoulder discomfort. There is no word as to how the severe the injury is but it certainly is frustrating to see another Met go down with injury. Let’s keep our fingers crossed it is nothing serious as he has been a nice contributor while he has been on the field for the Mets. 

  • You can catch tonight’s game on WPIX with a 7:10 pm et. start time as the refreshed Mets will go for the series victory against the Phillies.
  • The Mets will send Noah Syndergaard (11-7, 2.61 ERA) to the mound to take on the Phillies top starter Jeremy Hellickson (10-7, 3.60 ERA).