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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Mets - Phillies: Round 1 

Round One of the Phillies and Mets ended with a 5-2 victory by the Phillies yesterday afternoon in Shea Stadium. Before we cheer the results of the battle in excess of their actual significance (this is the first of nineteen games between the two teams this season), let's look at a couple of things we saw yesterday:

-Jimmy Rollins was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Jose Reyes was 1-for-5 with no runs scored and no RBIs or stolen bases. The performance from the Phillies and Mets leadoff hitters is a nice microcosm for the game and illustrate why the Phillies still have a slight edge on the Mets, even with Santana wearing a Mets uni: with the bright lights shining, J.Roll produced and Reyes didn't.

-Nice pitching performance from Jamie Moyer, scattering seven hits or walks over six innings of work.

-The Phillies bullpen bent but didn't break. They allowed three hits and a walk but no runs in the final three innings. The Mets bullpen imploded once Perez left the game, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks over the last three innings.

-Chase Utley got hit by his third pitch this season. Careful, Chase.

-Tonight Kyle Kendrick goes for the Phillies, hopefully improving on his shaky performance against the Reds, where he got the cheapest win imaginable, throwing just five innings and surrendering four runs in the process.

Mets - Phillies, Round 2, tonight at 7:10 in Queens.

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"Chase Utley got hit by his third pitch this season."

Probably worth pointing out that he got his by his first and second, too. Add in the pegging from Carlos Delgado he received while running to second base, and Chase was quite the ball magnet today.
I just found your blog and really enjoyed it. I'm putting a link to it on my own blog (Harry's Beef Trust), generally about the Phillies and anything else I feel like. If you'd like to reciprocate, I'd appreciate it!
First off let me say that i am a met fan. Second let me say that i read your blog every now and then. Mainly just to get a laugh, and when i read this blog i must say that it was extremely funny. To say that Rollins is better than Reyes because of one game is ridiculous. I'm not saying that rollins is bad, because, as much as i hate to admit it, he is a good player. With that siad don't say that the Phillies have an edge over the mets after one game that is simply stupid to say. They play 18 more times after all is said and done then you can comment on who has the edge until then don't speak. Let's see what happens tonight when two struggling pitchers are on the mound, because this game will tell who will win this three game set, because the chance is good that Maine will beat Eaton
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