Baseball is at its best when there are strong rivalries and, despite not often being winning teams at the same time, the Phillies and Mets have one of the best rivalries in the game.
Today on MLB Network, you can relive many of the great recent moments between these two teams. Fair warning, not all of these contests end up with the Phillies on the winning side, but it is great to see the network featuring a Phils rivalry for an entire day, right?
11:00 a.m. - October 6, 1991 - David Cone strikes out 19 Phillies in a Mets victory.
This game happened on the last day of a frustrating season that saw Lenny Dykstra and Darren Daulton get into a car accident in early May that essentially cost the Phillies any chance of putting together a winning campaign. The 78-83 Phils met the 76-84 Mets and, let’s just say the Phillies didn’t exactly put their best foot forward in this one. Still, 19 strikeouts is 19 strikeouts, and Cone put together one of the greatest games ever pitched against the Phillies.
1:30 p.m. – August 30, 2007 - Pat Burrell hits two home runs to lead the Phillies.
Any Phillies-Mets game played at the end of the 2007 season is worth watching, but this is better known to Phils fans as the wildest game of the season, an 11-10 walk-off victory off Billy Wagner where Jayson Werth stole two bases in the 9th, scored on Tad Iguchi’s hit and won it all on the Chase Utley walk-off.
4:00 p.m. – July 11, 2018 – Mets’ Brandon Nimmo pinch hits a three-run home run in extras.
Yeah, I don’t remember this one, but it sounds kinda depressing.
6:00 p.m. – June 27, 2019 – Jean Segura hits a walk-off home run for the Phillies.
This is the game that broke Mike Francesa last year. Long live Edwin Diaz.
Enjoy, Phils fans!