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Blown Call on Slide Lets Mets Escape Sweep

What would have been a four game sweep over the Mets by the San Francisco Giants was blown by a missed call by home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

A critical play at home was shown by television replays to be a clear call that should have given the Giants the game but instead, the game was handed to the Mets.

If called properly that would have been Met’s closer Francisco Rodriguez’s fifth blown save and the fourth straight loss to the Giants! Honestly, for saving Rodriguez from the embarrassment and the Mets from that bad of a sweep, who could blame the ump? Sometimes your heart just reaches out for the underdog.

After 10 innings, the Mets were more than happy to take their 4-3 victory over the Giants.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/sports/baseball/19mets.html?_r=1&ref=sports

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Yankees Beat Los Angeles 7-5 While Bronx Pushes Matsui to Tears

Andy Pettite led the Yankees to a 7-5 victory in their home opener. Making the triumph Pettite’s fourth career home opening win, the true story lies with-in ex-Yankee Hideki Matsui.

Rollins injured, but Phillies roll on

Two minutes before Monday’s 7-4 victory over Washington, the Phillies learned shortstop Jimmy Rollins could not play. He had strained his right calf in a rudimentary pregame warm-up in right field, when rarely anything of importance happens.

Phillies are back in Philadelphia today for their 2010 home opener.

Phillies fans gather outside Citizens Bank Park on Monday morning for the start of the 2010 baseball season. These fans are hoping to purchase standing room tickets as soon as the box office opens.

After making their best start to a season in 17 years, the Phillies are back in Philadelphia today for their 2010 home opener.

Temperatures should be in the upper 60s under sunny skies for the 3:07 p.m. start for the game at Citizens Bank Park between the 5-1 Phillies and the 3-3 Washington Nationals.

Herb Magee, Philadelphia University’s head basketball coach who recently broke the record for the most wins in men’s NCAA history, will throw out the ceremonial opening pitch along with Bill Mayer of Modell’s Sporting Goods.

An opening day block party is set to begin at noon on Citizens Bank Way and all fans will receive a 2-foot-by-3-foot replica of the 2009 National League Pennant that Phils manager Charlie Manuel will raise today in center field.

The game is sold out but fans started lining up during the night in the hopes of buying standing room tickets.

Play ball!

2K Sports announces $1,000,000 perfect game contest

2K Sports announced today that they will give away an unprecedented cash prize in the amount of $1,000,000 to the first person who throws a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K10,