Just Another Comeback in Queens
Since the Phillies began their historic comeback against the Mets to win the National League East on Sept. 13, 2007, the Phillies have the best record in baseball at 328-227 (.591), while the Mets rank 20th at 266-288 (.480). The Phillies are 37-28 (.569) against the Mets in that span, including last night’s 5-2 comeback victory at Citi Field.
The Phillies beat the Mets on Friday and Saturday, despite trailing in the eighth inning. They have won back-to-back games when trailing in the eighth inning or later for the first time since Aug. 5-6.
The Phillies’ five victories this season when trailing in the eighth or later tie for third in baseball.
Coincidence? The Phillies are 5-1, hitting .280 and averaging 6.5 runs per game since Chase Utley rejoined the team.
The Phillies have the edge over the Mets in every category imaginable, although I think I found something Mets fans can cheer about. Ballpark food. Now, in my opinion, Citizens Bank Park has some of the best ballpark food in the country with Tony Luke’s, Campo’s, Chickie’s & Pete’s crab fries, Bull’s BBQ, etc., but the food at Citi Field is ridiculous. You’ve got Shake Shack, Mama’s of Corona, El Verano Taqueria and Blue Smoke to name the highlights. Fantastic. Not proud of it (i.e. I’m ashamed of myself), but I went double cheeseburger, fries and a black and white shake from Shake Shack on Friday. Had the taco sampler from El Verano on Saturday. Today Mama’s.
Another ballpark with good food: AT&T Park in San Francisco. Try to the Cha Cha Bowl or Gilroy garlic fries.