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Firing Joe Girardi wouldn't fix Phillies' problems

Firing Joe Girardi wouldn’t fix Phillies’ problems

With Phillies manager Joe Girardi facing questions from reporters about his job security, owner John Middleton and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski must consider the following. • Would moving on from Girardi elicit howls of injustice from players, fans and media? (Probably not.) • Who would replace Girardi? (There is no obvious answer.) • …

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Eduardo Escobar walks off Mets in 10-inning win over Phillies for first sweep

Eduardo Escobar walks off Mets in 10-inning win over Phillies for first sweep

The Plummer arrived just in time. Nick Plummer went from anonymous reserve outfielder to a player who had a Mets moment Sunday night, helping his team emerge from the raw sewage of a blown save by Adam Ottavino to celebrate a wild win. Plummer tied the game with a mighty swing in the ninth and …

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Mets use balanced offensive attack to pound rival Phillies

Mets use balanced offensive attack to pound rival Phillies

Maybe the Mets really can survive the looming June gauntlet without Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. Their lineup seems prepared to slug its way through the brutal stretch of playoff contenders. The latest evidence arrived Saturday night at Citi Field, in an 8-2 pounding of the Phillies that exhibited this group’s versatility. There was a …

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