By the way, you can stream Sunday’s game at Yahoo’s Sports Home, MLB index and video home beginning at 1:10 p.m. Once loaded with arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, New York is currently down to Noah Syndergaard, who’s currently battling strep throat, and Bartolo Colon, who is officially its steadiest and healthiest rotation option. Therein lies the problem for the Mets.
The clubhouse mood following the Phillies’ 17-0 loss to the Mets Sunday was somber, in part because of the disastrous game that had just wrapped up, but also because of the tragic news of Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez’s death in a boating accident early Sunday morning. “This morning, that was quite a surprise,” manager Pete Mackanin said of the atmosphere of the day. Fernandez had built a strong track record against the Phillies in his young career, amassing a 2.88 ERA in six starts.
The Washington Nationals are headed back to the MLB postseason on the heels of a 6-1 win in Pittsburgh and a 10-8 win by the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets on Saturday night. The Nats came into the evening’s action with a magic number of two to clinch their third NL East title in the last five seasons, and their win combined with the Mets’ loss did the trick. As is always the case in circumstances such as these, things got a little wild in the winning team’s clubhouse after the game, as the champagne and beer flowed freely and players donned goggles while celebrating the first step toward a championship after a long, long regular season. Naturally, the party was well documented