The Phillies and Mets end their season series today, and it couldn’t come at a better time. Following two rare back-to-back wins against the Mighty Mets [the Bluemen are 14-4 against the Phils this season], the good (?) guys are looking to spoil the Mets’ current home-field advantage against the Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs.
They’ll do that hours after Hansel Robles once again drew the ire of the Phillies, this time after aiming at Cameron Rupp’s head in the bottom of the 6th inning, one inning after Odubel Herrera got beaned in the back, presumably in retaliation for Phillies’ pitchers hitting two Mets batters; one of them was Yoenis Cespedes, who the Mets cannot afford to lose heading into the playoffs. He wound up with bruised fingers.
There’s no question this was intentional from Robles:
You, like me, probably couldn’t hold back your laughter when hearing the Mets’ announcer prematurely enunciate that Robles didn’t throw high and inside to Rupp on purpose, because he unequivocally did. If not because of what happened during the course of the game, probably because of what happened in August when Larry Bowa broke out of his straight jacket and almost killed some Mets.
After the game, Rupp tried to brush it off a bit.
Ah, the Mets. Dodgers take it in 3 or 4?