Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mets continue recent dominance over Phillies

Last season, the Phillies owned the Mets, beating them eight straight times en route to an NL East title. This season, the Mets seem to have reversed the trend, as they beat the Phillies for the fourth straight time Saturday, 4-2. The Phillie bats fell silent again, this time at the hands of Mets starting pitcher Oliver Perez. The Phillies eventually rallied in the late innings against the Mets bullpen, but they fell just short of pulling out a come-from-behind victory.

It's ironic that the team with supposedly no pitching and a potent line-up can continually lose games when they get quality starts from their pitchers. Jamie Moyer did well to hold the Mets to 2 runs in 6 innings, but he was saddled with the loss when the line-up came up small. Ryan Howard led the ineptitude with an 0 for 5 and three strikeouts, dropping his average to .182 on the season. Chase Utley continued his torrid hitting, smashing his second homer in as many games.

The Phillies will look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mets on national television tomorrow night. The game will be ESPN's Sunday Night baseball game, so hopefully the Phils won't embarrass themselves. Adam Eaton, the Mets killer, will take the mound, and hopefully the offense can come alive to give him the support he needs.

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