| Sports |

New York Mets Seek Revenge Against Lowly D-Backs Later

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

One of the high points in an otherwise dismal season for the Arizona Diamondbacks came about ten days ago in downtown Phoenix, when the lowly reptilians swept the New York Mets in a three-game series.


The vagaries of this year's schedule make it possible for the NL East squad to exact its revenge starting in just a few hours, in the first of three games back East at Citi Field.

The Mets are a .scrappy 500 team in a very competitive division, what with the Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Phillies currently battling for supremecy.

The D-Backs are one of the worst teams in baseball.


We note that Arizona righthander Ian Kennedy will be starting against John Pelfrey in tonight's game.

Both have similar stats--earned run average, strikeout-to-walk ratio, games started (20) all that good stuff.

Hell, the dudes were born in the same year--1984

But Pelfrey has ten wins to Kennedy's five, which is much more of a testament to how poorly the D-Backs have performed for their pitcher than vice-versa,

We like Mets third-baseman David Wright, who has been slumping and reemerges tonight after the obligatory "day off." Watch for him to have a good one.

The game will be televised on Channel 34 (FSAZ) starting at 4 p.m. Radio as usual is at KTAR620 on the AM dial.


Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.