Perhaps it’s appropriate you hear it from the Lansdowne, PA Reporter: “The Phillies were a dead team walking. They were in a tailspin… But the perfect remedy for the Phillies, as has been the case in each of the last two Septembers, is a stumbling, fumbling New York Mets team in worse shape.” The Mets lost three games to Philadelphia, the last 2-0 with Johan Santana on the mound and David Wright hitting into a double play with the bases loaded in the sixth. (On Thursday Wright announced that former Mets captain John Franco had apologized to him for questioning his leadership. The apology came by voice mail.) The Mets have lost eight of their last 11 games. On the bright side, four Mets — Wright, Carlos Beltran, Francisco Rodriguez and Johan Santana — have been named to the National League All-Star Team.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2009