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Phils Lose in Extras 9-5; Swept by Mets

By: Mike Lanzalotti

The Phillies lost their 4th straight to New York in 13 innings 9-5 Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.  After taking a 5-0 lead, the key blow being 1B Darin Ruf’s 6th HR of the season, starter Aaron Harang allowed 5 runs in 6 innings.  160 more words

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Reading's Big League Exhibition Games (Images of Baseball) by Brian C. Engelhardt (2015)

Reading’s Big League Exhibition Games
by Brian C. Engelhardt
Arcadia Publishing, 2015
128 pages

The “Images of Baseball” series has featured some of baseball’s best major league teams, from the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates to the 1975 Boston Red Sox. 322 more words

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MUST-WATCH: Mets' Torres, Murphy Combine For Ridiculous Defensive Play

PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are thrilled the Magic Mets are leaving town.

Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading New York to… 892 more words

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Carlos Torres, Daniel Murphy Remind Everyone of the Mets Currently Charmed Life

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After years and years of terrible luck, maybe things are finally turning around for the first-place New York Mets. In the bottom of the 10th Thursday night the bounces went the Mets way — twice. 137 more words

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The Mets turned an inexplicable out last night, are probably assisted by angels

The New York Mets are doing things while playing baseball that are inexplicable and wondrous to behold. For example, consider last night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in which Jeff Francoeur hit a hard grounder up at the feet of Carlos Torres. 119 more words

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Was Bowa Angry About a Quick Pitch or a Bat Flip? Does it Even Matter?

Even as many tenets of baseball’s Code slip into the ether—witness the preponderance of bat flips and home plate scrums and Twitter-driven talk about no-hitters in progress—the quick pitch endures. 549 more words

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