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Phillies news and links — Two out of three ain’t bad

The Phillies won a series against the Mets, let’s celebrate!

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
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Happy Friday, fam!

It’s the last day, and the last links post, of the week, so let’s get right to it.

Phillies take two of three from the Mets

THE PHILLIES WON A SERIES AGAINST THE METS, GUYS. Please, please read Justin Klugh’s fantastic recap on last night’s win. But I also wanted to add a little more context to our first collective non-disappointing event against the Mets this season.

Okay, that last one is just funny.

Franco comes alive

Maikel Franco had himself a night against the Mets. He went 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run, and he badly needed it. He’d been mired in a 0-for-twentysomething slump before that, and it was getting depressing. Here he is talking to Gregg Murphy after the game.

I just love him. And a reminder: it’s still early in the season!

And a little more context.


Hector Neris closed out the game last night, which is really how it should have always been. Despite Neris’ success and his almost overwhelming awesomeness (and his smooth arms, have you seen those? They’re very smooth!), it looks like Pete Mackanin is going with a closer-by-committee. He’s either really going to do this, since both Neris and Joaquin Benoit can close, or he’s just using it for cover while he puts Neris in the closer’s position, which again he should have done to begin with.

No matter what, he should get more used to closing. He and Knapp clearly need to come up with a signature high-five move.

Around the Phight

Tweet of the day

The Phillies Twitter account is killing it, kids.