Archive for August, 2010

Weekend Thoughts: Wally Backman, Being Up Front

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

On Wally: There’s no way Jerry Manuel will survive after this season. Whoever replaces him will have to be marketed to a disgruntled and discouraged fan base. The one guy who will work and won’t break the bank, and who has won at his level, but hasn’t managed on the major league level is Wally […]

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The ANIMAL! Mets Win 7-2

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

Fueled by a strong eight innings by Mike Pelfrey, and the offensive contributions of Chris Carter, the Mets beat the Pirates by a score of 7-2 Game Notes After beginning the game shaky, Mike Pelfrey worked himself into a groove. Big Pelf went eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits, one earned including a […]

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8/20 Minor League Report! Valdespin!

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 7/9/0, Rochester 3/7/2 cf Jesus Feliciano 2 for 3, run, BB, .339, CS (5) 2b Justin Turner 1 for 3, .311 lf Lucas Duda 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2b (17), BB, .318 1b Nick Evans 2 for 4, run, HR (3), 2 RBI (15), .320 rf Fernando Martinez 1 for […]

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Game Preview: Mets @ Pirates

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets try to make it two in a row tonight as they take on the Pirates for game 2. Yesterday was an all around great game for the Amazin’s as they pitched well (starting with a great outing by Big Pelf and finished off by Parnell) and hit well (7 runs, 15 hits including […]

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Jason Bay Out For Season?

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

In a post by Andy McCullough on NJ.com, he writes that Jerry Manuel does not expect Jason bay to return this season. The reports the manager says he sees do not offer much hope. Jerry Manuel indicated on Friday he does not expect to see outfielder Jason Bay return to the playing field this year. […]

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NL East Report

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Atlanta Braves: (71-50; Leader) The Braves took two of three form the Washington Nationals. The Bravos will travel to Chicago to play the Cubs. So apparently, Derrek Lee won’t have far to travel. Philadelphia Phillies: (68-52; -2.5) The Phillies took two of three from the San Francisco Giants, (they did not face Lincecum), and will […]

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In Defense of Minaya?

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

In yesterday’s New York Times, Tyler Kepner, who once was that paper’s Mets beat reporter, writes a speculative and thought-provoking piece about the WIlpons either canning or retaining Minaya. Basically, their choice at season’s end will be telling. Wilpon has said little about Minaya and Manuel, and at this point he seems likely to wait […]

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The Rocket Has Crashed

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon was one of those days you don’t forget – usually it’s good news you remember, but the bad news often creeps up when you least expect it and therefore clings in memory. Roger Clemens – is there anyone in sports who doesn’t recognize that name?  And how many little boys idolized him and his […]

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It Must Really Suck Being Jerry Manuel Right Now

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Last night after the game, Jerry Manuel was as un-optimistic as I’ve ever seen him. Even after a loss, he can usually be counted on to look for the positives and even crack a smile, but not last night. He looked like a battle wearied soldier. The fatigue of a long and frustrating season was clearly […]

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Jenrry Mejia Was Dealing Last Night

An article by posted on August 20, 2010 0 Comments

Mets top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia had the best start of the season last night after some struggles and a stint on the disabled list. The young righthander hurled seven one-hit innings for Double-A Binghamton, striking out eight and walking two in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. “I pitched pretty well,” […]

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