Mets Break Out the Brooms

May 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Mets Break Out the Brooms

" Phillies fans are ready to defend themselves against the slings and arrows Mets fans will be sending in their direction after Wednesday night's 10-6 victory finished off a sweep of the NL East's recent power.

They'll point out that Ryan Howard and Chase Utley aren't in the lineup, leaving the offense in need of a MacGyver-type figure who can generate runs out of coffee grounds, discarded lottery tickets and Charlie Manuel's belt.

Cliff Lee, scourge of all hitters and Wednesday night's starter, was on a strict pitch count which meant that the Phillies had to turn back to their putrid bullpen with the game still in doubt.

Break out the world's smallest violin and play the Phillies a tune. Those are problems, to be sure, but did you see the lineup the Mets trotted out for the series finale?

Vinny Rottino in left field, Scott Hairston in right field, Rob Johnson at catcher and Justin Turner playing shortstop while Dillon Gee made the start "

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