Archive for April, 2009

Nelson Figueroa Starts Sunday, Darren O’Day DFA’d

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Newsday is reporting that Mike Pelfrey will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers because of right forearm tendinitis. Shortly after the Mets beat the Brewers, 5-4, on Friday, they announced that Nelson Figueroa will be Pelfrey’s replacement and that Darren O’Day had been designated for assignment to make room on the roster.The […]

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A MetsWrighter’s View of Citi Field

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Dwight Gooden may not have been at Citi Field to see his nephew hit his 500th career homerun, but I was. I have been to my share of Mets games over the years, but I have never witnessed a player reaching a momentous milestone like that. It was amazing! And the ironic part is, if […]

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Game Recap: Mets Shutout Brewers 1-0

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The game started out as a classic pitchers duel with both Johan Santana and Yovani Gallardo missing bats and chalking up the zeros. Both the Brewers and Mets were getting baserunners in the early going, but each team’s ace was in full control on this Saturday afternoon, where there was plenty of sunshine, hot dogs, […]

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Today Falls Under a Win is a Win

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Who saw this one? I didn’t. I live in Chicago. Lucky me, I get the blackout on Saturday afternoons. I spent a chunk of the afternoon hitting refresh. Obviously, the line on Johan speaks for itself. Simply Amazing. Seaver, Gooden, and and Santana. Unequivocally, the greatest three Mets pitchers of all time. What that man […]

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Mets Notes: Pelfrey Bumped, Scary Outfield, Live Game Chat

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel has confirmed that Mike Pelfrey will indeed skip his scheduled start on Sunday to rest his forearm. However, he remains tight-lipped about who will start in his place. I had surmised that starter to be Nelson Figueroa and it looks like that’s exactly who the Mets will call up despite the National Security […]

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Francesa Says Mets Are More Ignorant Than He Thought

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

During one of his legendary tirades, Mike Francesa lashed out at Omar Minaya and the Mets ownership during Friday’s show. Regarding Omar Minaya and the Wilpons he said: “Either they are a lot more ignorant than I thought, or they just don’t really care about winning. It can’t possibly be anything else. They just are plain […]

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Mets Leaving Small Villages On Base

An article by posted on April 18, 2009 0 Comments

Another 13 runners left on base, was the dark side to an otherwise satisfying win Friday night against the Brewers. It’s a trend that has become all too prevalent for this offense which returned intact from last season. Now with just ten games in the books, the Mets have left 89 runners on base. That […]

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Video: Gary Sheffield Road To 500

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Congratulations Gary! Gary Sheffield’s first career hit with the Mets came in dramatic fashion. Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Sheffield came in as a pinch-hitter and blasted the ninth pitch from Brewers reliever Mitch Stetter over the left-field fence to record his 500th career home run on Friday night.   The […]

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Mets Beat Brewers 5-4 On Castillo Walk-off Hit

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

In typical fashion, the Mets got off to an early 3-0 lead when Jose Reyes singled to center to get things started and moved to second when Murphy singled to center. A David Wright single loaded the bases for Delgado who hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring Reyes. Two batters later, Church is intentionally walked […]

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No Heart, No Fire…

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

As evidenced by the jubilation when the bench cleared to congratulate Castillo for his game-winning IF hit. Did you happen to see Ollie embrace Castillo as if we’d just won it all?! This is exactly the kind of victory that you have to have to be competitive. If we cannot blow away the opposition, then […]

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