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Phillies Power Up to Beat Mets and Yankees Lose in Extra Innings

  • April 08, 2021

The Phillies hit two homers in the first five games before going deep three times against the Mets.

“I think the biggest thing is putting traffic on base and if you do that you’re going to score runs,” Girardi said. “Home runs do it quickly but on base is important for me.”

Francisco Lindor, the four-time All-Star shortstop acquired from Cleveland in the off-season and signed to a team-record, $341 million, 10-year contract extension last week, was 2 for 11 with one R.B.I. in his first series with the Mets.

He was taunted by Philly fans with chants of “overrated” in his last at-bat.

The postponed season-opening series between the Washington Nationals and Mets has been rescheduled, with two of the games moved to June and the other to September.

A coronavirus outbreak on the Nationals prompted Major League Baseball to scrap the games originally slated to be played in Washington on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of last week.

Instead, M.L.B. announced Wednesday, one game will be part of a split doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. on June 19; another will be at 7:05 p.m. on June 28, which had been an off day for both teams; and the last will be Sept. 4 as part of a doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/sports/baseball/mets-yankees.html

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