- Phillies 7, Mets 2: That sound the Mets heard is Livan Hernandez's other shoe dropping. A guy with ERAs of 4.83, 4.93 and 6.03 the last three seasons wasn't going to keep his mark at 4.04. After he allowed seven runs in three innings, Hernandez now sports a 4.56 mark. That's what happens when you allow 14 of the 23 batters you face to reach base. The Mets couldn't rally, even against Philadelphia starter Rodrigo Lopez, who hadn't pitched in the big leagues since 2007. Ryan Church went 3-for-4 to continue his hot hitting, but no one else did much. The Mets got their two runs on three doubles in four batters in the seventh inning. The Mets trail the Phillies by two games in the National League East. Florida is also ahead of the Mets.
- Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2: This is the A.J. Burnett the Yankees paid for. Will he stick around? Burnett allowed two runs in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two. Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez each homered. The Yankees are back to a season-high 13 games over .500, but they have Chien-Ming Wang facing Roy Halladay on Saturday. Good luck with that.
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