The Phillies have made an interesting series so far in New York. They have rallied late in the game in both games of the series to come up with victories. On Friday night, the Phils were down 3-2 when in the 8th inning, the Phils scored to tie the game and then in the 9th, the team combined a few hits to scoring 3 runs to win. Last night was no different, the Phillies couldn’t do much against Met’s pitcher Mike Pelfrey, but scored 3 times in the 8th inning and once more in the 9th to seal a victory in that game.
The Mets team is just recovering from a scathing verbal attack from the owner of the team, Fred Wilpon. He named names, and had some tough comments to make about some of the players that he has signed the checks for. He was probably right on a few comments. You don’t often hear about this type of comment from an owner though, and it may be good that we don’t. I think Wilpon can look in the mirror though and find one of the biggest problems of the Mets, himself. He’s the person who hired the GM and manager that lasted years longer than they should have.
The Phillies are in position to sweep the series from the Mets. This rivalry between the Phillies and the Mets has definitely been more quiet than in previous years. The ‘war of words’ that existed between the two clubs in previous years hasn’t taken place. The New York papers haven’t jumped all over Phillies players for saying something about the Mets or anyone else for that matter. It’s been sort of like a deflated balloon from the way it used to be.
I think the Mets franchise would have benefited from a totally new owner. Someone that has the best interest of the team at heart and makes the moves to relate to that. The Wilpon era should be over in New York, the fans should demand his ouster as well.
The Phillies go with Vance Worley for his first start in New York. Worley has been fairly solid for the Phils with a 2-0 record and 2.14 ERA. He’ll face Jonathan Niese for the Mets who is 3-5 with a 4.33 ERA. Worley pitched 1.0 innings last year on September 26 2010 against the Mets in Philadelphia.
Cole Hamels earned his 7th win for the Phillies last night, and Chase Utley went 2-3 with 1 RBI. Ryan Howard had 2 RBI on the night as well.