Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night.
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Players at the Little League World Series in Williamsport got a taste of the big leagues when the Phillies and Mets also came to town to play ball.
Sunday's game has extra value for two Mets and a Phillie each making their first trip back since they played in the Little League World Series.
Jacob deGrom pitched his first complete game of the season and lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.71, weathering a rain delay and leading the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Saturday.
After arriving in Philadelphia at the low point of a rebuild, Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco are making the most of Philly's rise back to the top.
Aaron Nola struck out 11 in seven impressive innings to stay unbeaten at Citizens Bank Park, pitching the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday night.
Buster talks to David O'Brien (4:52) & Karl Ravech (10:41) about the Urena/Acuna fallout. Plus, Ravech weighs in on the growing absurdity of position players pitching & more. Sarah Langs also stops by for an emergency "Numbers Game" (32:47) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her excitement for this weekend's Little League Classic (39:42).
Buster breaks down Thursday's slate, including another outburst from the Mets offense and a weird triple play in Texas.
The New York Mets didn't care who was on the mound. They kept swinging and scoring.
Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs, and the Mets set a franchise record for runs, forcing the Phillies to use two position players for the final three innings in a 24-4 New York victory.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
The Mets are battering the Phillies 22-4 in the first game of their doubleheader, so we've got another position player on the mound. Philly has Roman Quinn out there and it's not going well -- six runs allowed so far. More pertinent are the on-going struggles of the Phillies' defense. Four errors have led to 11 unearned runs. According to the baseball-reference.com play index, that's the most unearned runs Philadelphia has allowed in a game since 1922.
Buster Olney breaks down Wednesday's action, including a dazzling debut and controversy in Atlanta.
For the MLB teams that aren't already locks for the playoffs, there's nobody more important than these key players to their postseason odds.
Wilson Ramos, whom the Phillies acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline, wasted no time in making an impression with his new team, doubling twice, tripling and driving in three runs to lead the Phils past the Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night.
Chris Singleton and Adam Amin recap the Phillies win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Wilson Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBI, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game with his new team.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
"We'll take 7-2 on the road any day of the season. I'm very proud of them." –Alex Cora
Adam Amin talks with Phillies' Manager Gabe Kapler about the youth of the team and how this impacts the team. Plus, possible line up moves.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Wilson Ramos: "I can't wait to go out there and make my Phillies debut. I know and understand why they brought me here and I'm really looking forward to working with this major league staff."
Pinch-hitter Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking solo homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired once-promising pitching prospect Jake Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Keith Law & Eric Karabell discuss another disastrous night for the Nationals, the AL West pennant chase and more (:15). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (22:49).
There's more to winning baseball games than meets the eye, so we took a deeper look for hidden reasons the best teams are so good.