Quotable: David Wright Knows One Thing Mets and Phillies Fans Can Agree On

Quotable: David Wright Knows One Thing Mets and Phillies Fans Can Agree On

Phillies fans cheered loudly in the ninth inning of Sunday night's game, but not for the reasons you'd typically think. As news of Osama bin Laden's death first  reached those inside Citizens Bank Park via cellphones, chants of U-S-A! U-S-A! broke out. It was a rare moment that brought Phillies and Mets fans together.

Mets third baseman David Wright was standing at home plate when the chants became quite audible. Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger talked to Wright after the game about the moment.

“It’s just an incredible moment,” Wright said. “For more than  split-second, you kind of come together. You’ve got the New Yorker.  You’ve got Philadelphia, the city. You kind of come together, a common  cause.”

McCullough added another fantastic Wright quote via Twitter in which he praised Philadelphians.

"I don’t like to give Philadelphia fans too much credit. But they got this one right," Wright said.

Finally, Charlie Manuel was asked what he thought of the crowd's reaction. "I think that evidently they were happy," Manuel said.

You could say that.

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Watch the fans U-S-A! chants here and read more about the memorable night at Citizens Bank Park here.

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Photo of fans checking their cell phones during Sunday night's game from the AP

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VIDEO: Charlie Manuel, Cliff Lee, and Ryan Howard discussed the U-S-A! chants following the game:

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.