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Round One to the Metropolitians

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Saturday, May 9: The New York Mets, by virtue of their 10-1 win over the Pirates, coupled with the Phillies 6-2 loss to the Braves, captured first place in the National League East for the first time this season.

News flash: It won't be the last time.

Round one goes to the New York Mets as they vaulted over the Phillies for first place. Buoyed by their mini-sweep of the Phillies and wins against the Pirates, the Mets won their sixth game in a row. Jose Reyes, David Wright, and Carlos Beltran led the 17-hit barrage to pace the Mets on Saturday.

If I sound pro-Met, I ain't. I am a lifelong Phillies fan, but a baseball realist. The Phillies will get back into first in the near future and this race will last...

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