Tonight’s Game: Mets at Phillies, pres. by Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

The Mets and Phillies continue their five-game series on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m.

The game will air on SNY and WOR 710 AM. You can follow along online with SNY GameDay.

Rafael Montero will start for the Mets, while A.J. Burnett starts for Philadelphia.

Mets Phillies
1. Juan Lagares – CF 1. Ben Revere – CF
2. Daniel Murphy – 2B 2. Jimmy Rollins – SS
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Chase Utley – 2B
4. Curtis Granderson – RF 4. Ryan Howard – 1B
5. Bobby Abreu – LF 5. Marlon Byrd – RF
6. Lucas Duda – 1B 6. Carlos Ruiz – C
7. Travis d’Arnaud – C 7. Domonic Brown – LF
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Reid Brignac – 3B
9. Rafael Montero – RHP 9. A.J. Burnett – RHP

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1344 comments
jersymick
jersymick

When will the Mets bench chris young, duda & D’Arnaud ? i'd rather watch any AAA, AA, or A+ player that has a hot bat at this time.they sucks at the plate,& are so-so in the field. 

i would compare C Young to luis castillo after tonight.

Mets need:

1.a high quality first baseman.Duda is a dud.we need a professional hitter

2.a left fielder with extra power. 

3.the most difficult catch, a catcher that has the defense of D’Arnaud & the offense capabilities that he's supposed to have.

--- put him in AAA & let him get some games under his belt, his been injured & hasn't got enough time at AAA.he needs to get this "supposed swing" refined.


i say bring up Kevin plawecki and give him a few weeks to see if he can compete at this level & call a game.

why cant we promote AA, even A+ players & see if it works? the marlins have this year & they are doing quite well. if anyone forgets Doc Gooden went from A ball to the majors in 1984. i think we all can agree that worked pretty well.


whyus
whyus

TC: "Chris just hasn't been catching the ball good."

1harris1
1harris1

Rubin is reporting that Buddy Carlyle is coming up for tomorrow's game, and Montero is being sent down. Silly move for this team. Buddy Carlyle does nothing for the bullpen, and this team should be throwing their young pitchers out there, letting them learn from their mistakes.

I guess Dice K becomes a starter until Gee returns

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I guess nobody at Metsblog bothered to stay up watching that awful game to write a postgame report.

barry
barry

He has a turkey sandwich underneath the mets hat

barry
barry

Interview young I dropped it on purpose I have sandwiches I need to eat

luckylou
luckylou

Thing is this.... CY is terrible and taking playing time away from Cambell and DenDecker. I rather see the newbies out there instead of this overpriced retread CY.

theglider
theglider

Why did we lose? 8 hits in 14 innings. Yes they walked a lot but when they needed hits no one came through other than Abreu.

Sure Chris Young dropped it in the 14th. But Wright didn't hit, Murphy didn't hit, Granderson still can't hit and Lagares struck out 4 times. That's why they lost.

1harris1
1harris1

Young was described as a strong defensive outfielder coming into the season. Where's that been? Sandy's never cutting him by the way, not after giving him 7 mil. for the year

Ultimately, Young's error might not have mattered anyway. It looked like a game where they were never scoring, at least not before they brought in their next reliever: Anthony Recker.

barry
barry

Collins didn't even talk to young about it nice manager. Can u imagine messing up at work and ur boss doesn't even talk to you

barry
barry

Run cy out of town. Sources say all he does is eat sandwiches in the clubhouse

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Just when I thought I couldn't hate CY any more than I already did. Now he can't even catch a routine fly ball!

nagel100
nagel100

Young is a horrendous signing.  Alderson screwed that up completely.

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

Too bad this wasn't a doubleheader.  I'm ready for another one!

plzselltm
plzselltm

besides the horrid defense, what gets lost is the inability of the team to drive in a run with so many opportunities. But the way the teams constructed, it's expected.

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

de Grom needs to pitch deep into the game tomorrow!

theglider
theglider

Chris Young cost us the game but our lack of offense lost us that game. 9 innings with not even a threat? In the ballpark?

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

Someone needs to tell collins that HIT AND RUN is a legal play in baseball.   suicide squeeze is a legal play in baseball.  Double steals is a legal play in baseball..   these plays are a hell of a lot better than his pray and hope method.

philj
philj

it is so frustrating...when you cant score you need to manufacture something...collins has no balls to call a hit and run, double steal or anything like it

Rimo Chaloney
Rimo Chaloney

Someone must've left kryptonite in Lamar's uni.

barry
barry

Cy can't even catch a cold

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

This season doesn't matter. It never did. Keeping that in mind, I'm choosing to focus on the positives: 

- Familia was sensational
- Black found control and recorded multiple tough outs
- d'Arnaud got two legitimate hits

Chris Young is here on a 1-year deal and wont be part of the next good Mets team. The above three will and all had strong nights. Tomorrow's a new day, LGM!

theglider
theglider

For how long will he be up? Until the pen is back able to pitch? That could be two days.

It makes sense to send Montero down since he won't be pitching for 5 more days, will he?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@1harris1  I just checked Rubin's twitter and while Carlyle will be promoted he says Montero being demoted with Dice K going into the rotation is in the discussion. So the corresponding move has not yet been decided I guess

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

@1harris1 When you burn your bullpen cause your offense sucks, moves like this have to be made.. plus montero can you go more than 3 and a 1/3rd?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@1harris1  Ha that's funny I was just going to write that deGrom has clearly won the competition for who keeps the starting job when Gee comes back and the question was more now if Montero even stays in the rotation until Gee comes back or if they flip flop him with Dice K. Thought he would've gotten at least 1 more start though and den Decker might've been the 1 to go down. I was hoping for Thornton instead of Carlyle as well too

manchu
manchu

@George Komninakis 

Problem is you need to have HITTERS who can actually hit to pull that off. If your team cant hit in the clutch how are you going to implement a strategy that involves hitting. The mets struck out like 15 times tonight.

theglider
theglider

Too many hitters strike out these days. That's why no one uses the hit and run anymore.

mets74
mets74

@Rimo Chaloney Not Lamar's fault. See, he had a plan for the next inning, but it was ruined by CY. 

tullydew
tullydew

I hope he catches the bubonic plague

nagel100
nagel100

@Jay Cross very logical post.   the bullpen is looking potent.


it's all about 2015 anyway.

Jason Krull
Jason Krull

Who will be on the next good Mets team ?

luckylou
luckylou

Not a TC fan but this wasn't his fault.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@theglider  If they send Montero down he has to stay down I believe for at least 10 days if not more unless there is an injury. Otherwise every team would just be sending down their young pitchers with options to the minor leagues for the games they wouldn't be available for and then calling them right back up when they were. So if that's the move I'd imagine they're planning for it to stay that way for the foreseeable future probably till Gee comes back

barry
barry

Aramark employees he eats turkey sandwiches non stop and stuffs his locker with leftovers lol he was trying to end the game he was afraid the mayo was going bad

philsdad
philsdad

@Jason Krull  Harvey,Wheeler, Syndegaard, Montero, Niese, Gee, Familia,Black, Mejia, d'Arnaud, Flores, Wright, Granderson, Lagares for starters

George Komninakis
George Komninakis

@manchu @George Komninakis  your team can't hit.  you got young at 1st with a walk and no outs.  Put on a hit and run.   But no- this collins the clown has lagarese bunt on a 2-0 pitch.  the pitch he bunted was ball 3 to boot.

He never does anything to manufacture runs.  hit and run,  double steals, suicide squeezes.   he just sits there and plays pray and hope!

manchu
manchu

@George Komninakis @manchu 

Hit and run with this team? try strike em out throw em out double play lol.. I had no issue with the bunt in that situation since Lagares had struck out 3 times prior. The problem is no one was able to come thru with the clutch hit. Something weve seen countless times

philsdad
philsdad

@Jay Cross @philsdad  If not him then we will pick up some bats.  Murphy will get packaged in a deal.  Flores will play second.  We will get a ss 1b and LF. 

ken1010
ken1010

@manchu @philj @George Komninakis

I keep saying we should have spent the money to sign Choo.   Others keep saying TC is an awful manager.  Do we really need a reason to say these things.  They are just true.

BTW, Collins did a good job in this particular game.