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Rise and Phight: 4/7/2027

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They had to lose at some point, right?

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets are a good team. We can readily admit that now. They had the Phillies down and out before a few fluky errors on Tuesday night turned a win for New York into a somewhat stunning loss. Last night, they battled out at bats, strung together some hits and scored runs. For a team that, on paper, looked like a World Series title contender, it’s what they were expected to do anyway.

The story of the night though was Vince Velasquez and his odd pitching line.

1 13 IP, 0 H, 4 BB, 4 K

That doesn’t happen to normal folk. It’s a glimpse of the entire Vince Velasquez show. The ability to get hitters to swing and miss, followed by a total lack of awareness of what a strike zone actually is. People will get frustrated with his continued role on the team, but as we stated last night, he’s not going anywhere. Yet.

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