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40-year-old Bobby Abreu had his first four-hit game since 2011 last night

Jun 14, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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40-year-old Bobby Abreu was released by the Phillies at the end of spring training, but he continues to be a surprising contributor for the offense-starved Mets.

Hitting cleanup with Curtis Granderson sidelined due to a calf injury, Abreu went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored last night in a 6-2 victory over the Padres at Citi Field in New York. He doubled and scored in the second inning, singled and scored in the fourth, had an RBI single in the fifth, and knocked in another run with a single in the seventh. The big night gave him his first four-hit game since May 30, 2011 with the Angels.

Abreu is now batting .319/.386/.472 with one home run, 11 RBI, and more walks (nine) than strikeouts (eight) over 83 plate appearances this season. It should be said that 41-year-old Bartolo Colon was the winning pitcher last night after giving up two runs over 7 1/3 innings. He has a 1.83 ERA over his last five starts. The Mets are building around youth, but the old dudes are getting it done right now.

  1. chris3141084 - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Another reason why the Phillies are well the Phillies.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Why was he released by the Phillies? Too young?

  3. phillysoulfan - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    The so-called Phillies fans should just shut up. First you rip Amaro for giving Abreu a minor league contract. Then when he was released you complain it wasn’t soon enough. Now that he’s doing pretty well for the Mets, he was an idiot for releasing him.

    Get over yourselves. You’re an embarrassment.

    And no, this is not an endorsement of Amaro.

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      you need a hug or something? god damn

      • cowboysoldiertx - Jun 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

        Some of us are very offended by taking the Lords name in vain. If you could please not due that I would be thankful.

      • ezthinking - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

        Your Lord’s or someone else’s?

        It’s like saying I’m offended you don’t know the difference between”due” and “do.”

        Lighten up, Francis.

      • cowboysoldiertx - Jun 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM

        ezthinking, thank you for being the princess of typo judging.
        Blessings.

    • aphillieated - Jun 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Why so many dislikes? phillysoulfan is godd*mn right.

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 14, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      THAT sir is what Americans do for anything and everything… politics, school boards, neighbors, sports teams etc…

      I know this is a baseball thread, but the principle is the same.

      Larry Bird and the Pacers. He knew Danny Granger was gone this summer so he TRIED to do something to improve the team and it didn’t work. So, he gets ripped apart on boards like these by fans.

      But, IF Bird had done NOTHING, didn’t make a move and just let Granger leave for nothing, he would have been ripped apart for that too.

      Oh, with Lance Stephenson, sign him or let him go? Gonna be the same way. IF Bird keeps him and it doesn’t work, Bird is an idiot. Let him go and if he blossoms into a star, Bird was an idiot.

      Pick a topic, be it sports or outside of sports and this is what ALWAYS happens.

      It gets worse. Winning JUSTIFIES everything. If Bird keeps Lance and they win it all, Bird is a GENIUS. If they don’t win it all but he kept Lance, Bird is an idiot because he kept him and that’s why they didn’t win.

      And on and on. IF a teams wins it all, ALL of the decisions by the teams executives were brilliant, spot on etc…

      It’s actually sad if one thinks about it for a few seconds…

  4. plmathfoto - Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Best hitter on the team, by far, smartest hitter too. Second place is pitcher Jason DeGroom

    • dondada10 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      Jacob deGrom

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

      They have BOTH played a long time in the majors… Bobby more of course but David Wright has played 10 seasons already.

      due to this, each of their career stats may be looked at, their slash stats and others to see just who the better hitter is.

      numbers not opinions. After a decade of playing ball in the big show, here is where they stand

      Abreu career batting average of .292
      David career batting average of .300

      career on base percentage
      Bobby .396
      David .379

      Career slugging %
      Bobby .477
      David .499

      career OPS
      Bobby .873
      David .878

      Career OPS+
      Bobby 129
      David 135

      Bobby strikes out once for each 4.61 at bats
      David strikes out once for each 4.73 at bats

      To me, they are VERY CLOSE to being the same as far as their hitting is concerned…

      Yet, you say Bobby is the best “BY FAR” that I don’t see, not by far. if Bobby is a bit better, it isn’t by much…

  5. phillysoulfan - Jun 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Aphillieated it’s because people do not like the truth. There’s an article floating around somewhere about Phillies fans being bandwagoners. I didn’t read it yet but I can tell you it’s not Phillies fans. It’s the Eagles fans that are bandwagoners.

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