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GAME OF THE DAY

Myers, Schmidt deliver messages

September 06, 2008|From the Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mike Schmidt figures Philadelphia has a psychological edge over the Mets. On this night, though, Brett Myers was New York's biggest problem.

Myers buzzed through the Mets' lineup, pitching eight dominant innings and leading the Phillies to a 3-0 victory Friday that cut their NL East deficit to two games.

Greg Dobbs hit a two-run homer off Mike Pelfrey (13-9), and the Phillies took the opener of a crucial series.

Philadelphia began last September's rally past the collapsing Mets with a three-game sweep at Shea Stadium, and Schmidt wants to see the Phillies do it again.

Schmidt wrote Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel an e-mail that he posted on the inside door of the clubhouse for his players to see as they headed out for batting practice. Part of it read: "The Mets know you're better than they are. They remember last year."

Said New York third baseman David Wright: "To each his own. He's obviously biased in his e-mails or letters."

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