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Phillies Narrow Gap On Mets

The Phillies completed a four-game sweep of the Mets with a thrilling 11-10 win in the series finale on Thursday.

Chase Utley drove in the winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Phillies close the gap on the National League East leading Mets to two games.

The Phillies squandered leads of 5-0 and 8-5 and fell behind 10-8 after the Mets scored five runs in the eighth.

But Mets closer Billy Wagner allowed a solo homer to Pat Burrell in the bottom of the same inning and RBI singles to Tadahito Iguchi and Utley in the ninth to hand the Phillies the win.

Via Yahoo.com

Mets Send Alomar Jr. To Double-A Binghampton

Catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. was sent to Double-A Binghamton of the Eastern League by the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

Via AP

Wagner Ready To Go After 'Dead Arm' Complaint

Billy Wagner pronounced himself fit to close before last night's game, one day after he asked Willie Randolph not to use him because of a "dead arm."

Wagner played catch during batting practice, which he does every day, and said his arm felt better. "You run into these times," Wagner said. "You get a little tired. It was a day I was down and it gave me a chance to fill the tank back up. That's a plus.

"Thirty-six years old, I think everybody runs into it," Wagner added. "You run in and out of it in your career. Every guy I've talked to has run into it."

Via N.Y. Daily News

Mets Designate Alomar, Expect Lo Duca Back On Monday

The Mets designated catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. for assignment after their 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday night.

Manager Willie Randolph said the club will activate catcher Paul Lo Duca on Monday, the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Lo Duca aggravated his strained right hamstring in a loss to the Marlins earlier this month.

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Wells Wins Dodgers Debut

David Wells played a lot of golf and surfed after the Padres cut him earlier this month. He thought his big league career was over.

It turns Boomer may not be done after all.

Wells pitched five effective innings in his Dodgers debut and Los Angeles beat the Mets 6-2 on Sunday night to salvage the finale of the three-game series.

"It felt weird out there but I've been doing this for a long time," Wells said. "It's a big game, gimme the ball."

Via AP

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