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Saturday, September 27th, 2008

NL Dogfight – September 27th

Mets Rumors & News

With only two games left in the regular season, it’s the Mets who wake up this morning and find themselves on the outside looking in, while the Phillies clinched a tie for the NL East, and the Brewers are one step closer to making the post season for the first time since 1982.

Recap of Friday’s Action:

On a misty night in South Philadelphia, the Phillies got on the board early. Ryan Howard’s three-run home run (his major league-leading 48th), in the first inning, gave the Phillies a quick 3-0 lead. The Nationals got on the board in the second when Elijah Dukes scored on a Luke Montz single, making the score 3-1. In the second the Phillies added to their lead when Chase Utley hit a bases clearing double, and scored when Howard doubled, giving the Phillies a commanding 7-1 lead. The Nats scored two more in the fifth (courtesy of a Ryan Howard error), and one in the six to make …

An Amazin’ Letdown

Mets Rumors & News

Did the Mets even show up for this game? Maybe I missed it. The season’s on the line, and this is what they came up with? While the Phillies and Brewers were winning, the Mets looked soggy and hungover from Thursday’s win. Too bad the game didn’t get rained out.

Mike Pelfrey did his best Pedro Martinez impression by letting in two first-inning runs. He settled down for the next four frames, then coughed up a home run in the sixth. His final line: six innings pitched, three runs, eight hits, three strikeouts, no walks. Not bad really, but he didn’t get any help from anybody else. Seven relievers (again) followed Pelfrey, highlighted by Aaron Heilman throwing a ball to the backstop to walk in a run (it’s like deja vu all over again). Why is he even allowed near the field in a crucial game like this? And Daniel Murphy didn’t help the cause when he tried to deke a runner into thinking he was going …

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