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Fister, Nationals rout Mets

(Tuesday, August 12) Final Score: Washington 7, New York 1 Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Doug Fister pitched seven strong innings and Michael Taylor hit a two-run home run in his MLB debut as the Washington Nationals roughed up the New York Mets, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game set. Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each hit a two-run home ... Read More »

O’s rout Yankees, but lose Machado

(Monday, August 11) Final Score: Baltimore 11, New York 3 Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – The Orioles gained another game on the Yankees but lost Manny Machado. Chris Davis hit a go-ahead home run and Jonathan Schoop and Nelson Cruz also homered as Baltimore beat New York 11-3 on Monday in the rainy opener of a three-game series. Machado, the star ... Read More »

Maybe it’s time to give Joe Girardi some credit

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees will use their 12th different starting pitcher on Friday when Esmil Rogers takes the ball against Cleveland. Two teams have used more that. The Colorado Rockies have run 14 starters out there, while the Texas Rangers have used 13. Those teams, though, have both lost a ... Read More »

Recker’s HR lifts Mets over Phils

(Monday, August 11) Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 3 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Recker belted a tie-breaking three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning that propelled the New York Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Recker’s blast off reliever Justin De Fratus capped a four-run inning that erased a ... Read More »

Phillies rally to top Mets

(Sunday, August 10) Final Score: Philadelphia 7, New York 6 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Ryan Howard hit a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-6 comeback win over the New York Mets in the third test of a four-game set. Cody Asche led off the ninth with a double ... Read More »