Saturday, April 14, 2012

Phillies starting to phizzle, Mets on Wright track

Even with a sore pinkie finger, you could tell in the pre-game batting practice that David Wright was itching to get back on the baseball diamond. He just danced around the batting cage as he took turns with other Mets batters for his spot in the cage. The return of David Wright was not what the Phillies wanted to see on Saturday afternoon.

Vance Worley seemed to be trying too hard on the mound, he wanted to take the ball straight down across the plate and try to overpower New York batters during the game, but that didn't plan out too well. Two home runs that the Mets hit on the day just happened to come with two outs. One home run (solo) by David Wright and a two run home run by Lucas Duda.

You have to wonder if that old Phillies/Mets rivalry is back after being dormant with the Mets lackluster ways of the past few years.

Here's the Phillies that have the most hits on the season so far:

The Phillies have been scattering hits, but they can't seem to get a rally going lately. Perhaps it will change with Sunday's game with Cole Hamels (0-1 5.06 ERA) on the mound for the Phillies with the 1:35 PM matchup for the final game of the three game series with the Mets. The Phils will face Mike Pelfrey (0-0 4.76 ERA) of the Mets.

Phils Quick Stats: 

  • The New York Mets are now 36-49 all-time at Citizens Bank Park vs. the Phillies with the win on Saturday.
  • The last time the Mets won a series in Philadelphia was September 24-26, 2010.
  • The Mets all-time record against the Mets is now 399-458.
  • On Thome's first hit as a Phillies player on Friday: ELIAS SAYS: Last night (Friday), Jim Thome singled for his first hit as a Phillie since June 26, 2005, a span of 6 years, 292 days … It was the longest time in between hits for a Phillie since Nelson Figueroa went 8years, 241 days (8/16/01 to 4/14/10) … It’s been almost 10 years since a non-pitcher went that long in between hits as a Phillie: Dave Hollins went 7 years, 46 days (7/17/95-9/1/02) and Todd Pratt went 6 years, 351 days (8/11/94-7/28/01). Source: Elias Sports Bureau
  • More Thome notes from the Phillies press notes: Jim Thome currently has 96 home runs as a Phillie … If he reaches 100 HR, he would become the 4th player in MLB history to have 100 HR with 3 different teams (334 HR for CLE & 134 HR for CWS) … Alex Rodriguez (SEA, TEX, NYY), Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (CAL, NYY, OAK) & Darrell Evans (ATL, SF, DET) are the only other players to have accomplished the feat … Thome currently ranks 24th on the Phillies’ all-time HR list, needing 4 more to tie Juan Samuel for 23rd place (100).

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