NL East-rival Phillies, Nats face off in Philly

The Nationals enter this weekend’s three-game series against the Phillies (13-13) at Citizens Bank Park with an above-.500 record. It should be a good early-season test for a pair of teams that believe they can give the Braves a challenge in the division. NL East-rival Phillies, Nats face off in Philly Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

April 30, 2014
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The Real Explanation for Cole Hamels’ Mets-Related Woes

At CSN Philly, Corey Seidman examines the struggles Cole Hamels has had against the New York Mets throughout the years. It was highlighted by Tuesday’s rain-soaked, walks-riddled start in which Hamels issued five free passes along with eight hits. He did not escape the fifth inning. Seidman writes: But the main issue seems to be the Mets’ approach to Hamels. They wait him out. They make him throw pitches. GM…

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Mets-Phillies postponed by rain (The SportsXchange)

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies’ game against the New York Mets was postponed by rain Wednesday, leaving Phils manager Ryne Sandberg with a decision to make about his pitching rotation for a weekend series against the Washington Nationals in Citizens Bank Park. With two off days already scheduled this week, Sandberg had decided to skip Friday’s usual turn by No. 5 starter Roberto Hernandez. Now the possibility exists that Sandberg…

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Phillies-Mets game postponed due to rain

Wednesday’s game between the Phillies and the New York Mets has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for June 2 at 7:05 p.m. ET. Phillies-Mets game postponed due to rain Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

April 30, 2014
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Mets-Phillies Preview – ESPN

Philly.com Mets-Phillies PreviewESPNNew York (15-11) and Philadelphia (13-13) used solid pitching to win six of eight leading up to their brief series at Citizens Bank Park, but only the surprising Mets were able to continue that trend in Tuesday’s opener. Jonathon Niese allowed one run …New York Mets (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-13), 7:05 pm (ET)The StateNew York Mets (14-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-12), 7:05 pm (ET)MiamiHerald.comSeries Preview: New York…

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Focus on the Now? (Rotoworld)

Saves and Steals discusses why it makes sense to to bet on veterans over prospects in your redraft league rotations and bullpens. Focus on the Now? (Rotoworld) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Hamels probably a little less baffled by his early hook this time around

Cole Hamels couldn’t get it going in the cold and rain last night, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings as the Mets topped the Phils 6-1. He walked four the fourth inning, including the New York pitcher with the bases loaded. The Phillies had five hits in the game and scored their lone run on a Byrd homer in the fourth. On the good news front, the bullpen was…

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New York Mets (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-13), 7:05 pm (ET) – The State

Rant Sports New York Mets (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-13), 7:05 pm (ET)The State(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Mets will try to close out a solid April with a two-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies as the NL East rivals clash on Wednesday evening. At 15-11, the Mets are four games over .500 for the first time since July …Series Preview: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia PhilliesAmazin’ AvenueNew York Mets…

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Wednesday Wonderings & Wayward Wits

*The Clearwater Threshers fell to 5-20, worst in the minors this season, after losing last night to the Brevard County Manatees (Braves) 20-0. *Roberto Hernandez’s start is being skipped this time through the rotation, and he appeared in relief last night. *Cole Hamels chokes against the Mets, now 7-14 lifetime against them.  After losing last night, he remains in search of his 100th career win. * Ryan Howard has a…

April 30, 2014
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