MMO Game Thread: Yankees vs Mets, 7:10 PM

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From the moment the New York Mets announced that they were calling up Rafael Montero, the most anticipated game of this week’s Subway Series became the third one, wrote Adam Rubin. And tonight’s the night.

Righthander Rafael Montero makes his major league debut at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 PM and will oppose undefeated rookie Masahiro Tanaka (5-0, 2.57) for the Yankees. Montero becomes the first Mets pitcher to start in the Subway Series in his MLB debut.

Jacob deGrom will start on Thursday for the Mets and make his major league debut. He is replacing Dillon Gee, who went on the disabled list on Wednesday. DeGrom was 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA in six starts in Triple-A Las Vegas. 

In a last minute decision, manager Terry Collins decided to keep Wilmer Flores on the bench and start Ruben Tejada tonight. Tejada was filling in for Flores while he was sick, but has been healthy the last two days. Collins said Tejada is too hot to take out of the lineup.

Although he wasn’t expected to play tonight anyway, catcher Travis d’Arnaud is still ailing after taking a backswing off helmet last night. He suffered from headaches last night and is now on his way to see team doctors to undergo concussion tests which were not performed last night.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – CF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada  – SS
  9. Rafael Montero – RHP

Game Preview

The Mets swept the Bronx leg of the Subways Series last night and now bring it back to Queens tonight. For the second straight game, the starting pitching, and just pitching in general, was off so the responsibility to win fell to the Mets bats who for the second straight game woke up. The challenge for the Mets will be making that happen routinely in ball parks that are not Yankee Stadium.

For the Amazins tonight, Rafael Montero will make his long awaited major league debut. He is 4-1 in AAA this season over 8 games with a 3.67 ERA over 41.2 innings while walking 18 and striking out 41. In his minor league career, he is 32-17 across 72 games and 390.0 innings with a 2.63 ERA. Montero is part of a group of young arms in the Mets system and he started the All-Star Future’s Game for the World Team last year, but you already knew that because you are a Mets fan.

Montero will face off with another rookie pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, one of the major free agent signings for the Yankees this off season. So far this season he has been as good as advertised with a 5-0 record over 7 starts and 49.0 innings while posting a 2.57 ERA and striking out 58 batters. In the month of May he has made two starts pitching 13.1 innings with a 3.38 ERA.

It will be a game of surprises tonight with a young pitcher with a lot of promise making his debut against a rookie pitcher demonstrating his contract is worth it.

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!
  • BCleveland3381

    Bobby Ojeda on the Michael Kay show talking about the Mets hitting approach. He didn’t say too much. But he did say that he didn’t agree with former hitting coach HoJo, who used to tell hitters to hit up the middle/the other way when Citi first came around. He did also add “I still don’t agree with the blanket hitting approach” and then he moved on.

  • MyasDaddy

    I am beside myself right now. Damnit Terry.

  • JOHNNY P

    EYJR should never start over Lagares. I don’t like how this is shaping up. I hope the Mets keep winning but I don’t like TC putting in players that we already know aren’t going to be part of our future

  • MyasDaddy

    Juan Lagares needs to play everyday. That is the bottom line!

  • Agee’s Catch

    Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 14, 2014

    Bring up Centeno. I have another vision of the future

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    https://twitter.com/AckertNYDN/status/466320108269613058

    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow
    You’re always a day away…..

  • Agee’s Catch

    Beat me to it.

  • Metropolitan

    TdA is injury prone

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Is there a man behind an upstairs curtain who keeps reversing Terry? Or is he developing Tourette’s? No wonder half the players are mental basket cases, the way management keeps flipflopping every hour.

    And Juan on the bench, CY in CF? Really, Terry? Way to support your new pitcher.

  • HawkZon

    Might as well let Flores cool off completely!!
    Lagares, what is Terry doing, Young won’t be here next year.

  • HawkZon

    When did TDA get hit in the head?

  • Helloboy

    9th inning yesterday.

  • Jeff

    No issue with EY starting tonight, he has played well and you play the hot hand. BUT, Lagares is the everyday CF, there is no rotation with him END OF STORY! Granderson starting at Yankee stadium was obvious and common sense, CY went 0-5 last night. I keep saying this, Lagares should NOT be part of any rotation, the everyday CF job should be his!

  • JOHNNY P

    Speed kills… unfortunately for the Mets that means any momemtum they might have with Lagares playing instead of EYJ. Terry needs to stop over managing (managing at all) and put the best players out there.

  • I HATE TERRY COLLINS. Always gave him a pass because he had crap to work with but now I officially hate him. Please note this in your journals.

  • Jeff

    Recker should be getting more starts anyway, he has earned it with his solid play. Travis has hit some balls hard yes, but his defense has been sub par and thats not acceptable at all, its not just one game or here and there, the passed balls have been an issue for him all year. As far as Tejada goes, lets see if it really was a wake up call and how he plays tonight. With a rookie pitcher debuting in absurdly huge Citi Field OF, you have to have Lagares out there. CY showed other night on a tough fly ball that he is no Lagares. With an 0-5 last night with everyone hitting, he better earn his place in the lineup tonight since Lagares is sitting.

  • Helloboy

    trying to win. don’t assume anything yet. Lagares in 5 hole is a stretch, EY needs to play. The fact the team has played better when EY was in and was losing like mad with Lagares in has caused the change. CY and Granderson are not being sent to the bench. In reality, Lagares has nobody to blame but himself. He was in there for 10 days and team dropped

  • BigAl831

    Really not happy with Flores and Lagares sitting but the Mets are playing well so I’m not going to complain. Lets go Montero. LGM

  • Jeff

    No issue with EY playing if he keeps getting on base and scoring, but it should NEVER be at the expense of Lagares not playing!

  • Metropolitan

    This is what no DH does for us..

  • Nimmofan25

    Well now I know why Degrom wasn’t in the game last night.

  • Helloboy

    I prefer Flores, but no other issue from me. EY has been the man. I would generally role with this lineup. Hopefully we get Centano up and he makes it hard to send him down.

  • JOHNNY P

    I agree I’m ok with going with the hot hand but it shouldn’t come at the expense of who should be your everyday center fielder. Not that Lagares is Beltran at his best, but he has proven that he should be out there everyday.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    “He was in there for 10 days and team dropped”

    That had nothing to do with the worst team hitting this side of Little League, huh? “Nobody to blame but himself”, madre de Dios.

  • HawkZon

    I will add this to Terry’s loser journal!

  • Nimmofan25

    Did this team win the last 2 games? Pretty sure sure they did, so what’s with all the damn crying? Who cares who plays as long as they win. And to complain about EY is a joke how many runs scored does this guy have? I can understand people wanting Lagares to play but to bash EY because he isn’t is stupid.

  • HawkZon

    It’s CY I was talking about.
    In our spacious field you need Lagares defense.

  • Nimmofan25

    Their defense doesn’t seem to be suffering without him.

  • HawkZon

    Not bashing EY, CY.

  • mets4lyfe

    Collins fails to realize that bench players usually perform their best when they don’t play everyday. ex. Eric Young Jr.

  • Jeff

    You are really trying to blame Lagares for those losses? May 1st -10th Mets lost 8 games, during that time Lagares did was:
    5/1 2 for 4 (2 doubles)
    5/2 2 for 5 (1 double)
    5/3 1 for 6
    5/4 3 for 5 (1 double) (MET WIN)
    5/5 0 for 1
    5/6 1 for 3 (1 double)
    5/7 0 for 4
    5/9 1 for 6
    5/10 1 for 3
    so during that stretch of losing 8 of 9 games Lagares went 11 for 37 with 5 doubles, for a .297 average while playing Gold Glove defense and you want to say that he shouldnt be playing now because the Mets lost 8 of 9 with him in the lineup. You gotta be kidding me right

  • mets4lyfe

    this post is so ridiculous that I probably shouldn’t dignify it with a constructive response.

  • derek murphy

    TC is an A h o l e Flores was called up to play every day. Get him in the line up. Also Lageres not being in the line up again is stupid. Just like when he had Abreu in instead of Lageres. What stinks is as a met fan this should be an exciting time and its agrivating.

  • AlexHZ

    Nobody warned travis of sorianos back swing? Ive seen him hit catchers multiple times.

  • BCleveland3381

    Sandy’s just trying to take all the pressure off of Montero.

  • Nimmofan25

    Lagares started out on fire got hurt came back hit again but over the last 10 games struggled hitting. It was made apparent that if Lagares was going to play EY wouldn’t and vice versa EY Jr is doing the job right now no need to take him out.
    They are not missing Lagares defense at the moment and more importantly they are winning. You don’t change things up then you change it up when you lose.

  • BCleveland3381

    If this was the NFL, the mets would get fined. It was pretty obvious he got his bell rung when Soriano’s bat hit him.

  • Jeff

    Exactly, see my reply below with exact stats on Lagares during that awful stretch that the Mets lost 8 of 9. Meanwhile Lagares hit .297 with 5 extra base hits in those 9 games. With his defense he can hit .250 and should still start every day, hitting .280+ with how he plays out there his name should be printed on the lineup card before TC even gets the blank one each day

  • Nimmofan25

    Wasn’t specifically pointing you out. I see people bashing EY and honestly can’t understand it. If he wasn’t doing his job then that’s a different story.

  • BCleveland3381

    Trying to think back to the play, but Im pretty sure d’Arnaud was sliding to block an inside pitch in the dirt, which put him right in the path.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I don’t mind EY right now, it’s CY in center that freaks me out. Lagares hardens the entire defense. He’s glue out there. Period.

  • NewYorkMammoths
  • Nimmofan25

    Have they missed his defense? No have they won the last 3 games yes. Those are proven facts as well.

  • BCleveland3381

    We can’t afford a real DH unless the MLB gives us a stipend.

  • Andrew Herbst

    So much for Lagares as the every day centerfielder.

  • MyasDaddy

    Terrible Terry does it again.

  • Nimmofan25

    Don’t care if they both sit for the next 10 years as long as this team keeps winning.

  • Andrew Herbst

    He never seizes to amaze me with his awful lineups.

  • Jeff

    Exactly. Lagares is THE starting CFer, until CY or Granderson show CONSISTENT hitting let them rotate

  • mad met

    Tda on concussion protocol

  • Guest

    goodbye Lagares. was nice knowing you. have fun in vegas in 2 weeks

  • Jeff

    You never know when there is going to be a ball hit that Lagares will get that others won’t or an assist to throw out a runner that only he will make. They won these last few because of timely hitting.

  • Jack

    Lagares has got to at least play tomorrow. Please Terry don’t keep doing this to us. Lagares is the future, you gotta keep playing the future. The future is not on the bench.

  • Martin

    Ceases

  • FredWilponzi

    Next at SS

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

  • Jeff

    I don’t like to compare players because its not really fair based on all sorts of things but Lagares is VERY young and barely played any AAA ball so he is still learning and yet he is hitting. Look at how much Murphy has improved, if Lagares takes the same path watch out, he will be absurdly good in a few years!

  • Nimmofan25

    Again, they haven’t seemed to of missed his defense. And truth is you ride the hot hand this team has won their last three. You don’t make changes when your winning.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Tomorrow:

    “Lagares out of the lineup again. TC says he can’t take CY’s bat out of lineup.”

  • Nimmofan25

    You act like like CY is an average CF, he is actually well above average.

  • Nimmofan25

    Give me a break!

  • Jack

    Lol, you are probably right. And he will be like I’m not taking Grandy out cause he is starting to hit and I’m not taking EY out cause we win when he leads off. I guess you blame Sandy for creating an outfield controversy.

  • Bubbadubbs

    Are you nuts? It was not juans fault they were losing he was hitting fine nobody else was. Cy can’t play centerfeild and really hasn’t hit near as well as juan he has more homers but that’s all

  • billpulsipher

    so what happens if DeGrom AND Montero are good and Colon continues to suck when Gee returns in 2 weeks….dilemma dilemma for old sandy

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    why call up flores who was raking in aaa just to bench him, whats the logic tc??? its a joke right?

  • Nimmofan25

    And your nuts if you truly think he can’t play CF.

  • Jeff

    CY is a baseball player. We gotta get him going lol. CY has actually played well just not consistent and thats a problem. Lagares is not only the future but has shown he can hit and the biggest thing is how much his pitch recognition has improved and you see it when he plays.

  • jcutiger

    Play the hot bat. It’s CY, not Juan.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    no dilemma, sandy / tc will bench the good young guys and let the bad old ones play.

  • billpulsipher

    good point

  • Rocky Thompson

    Prediction: Jacob deGrom gets first hit for a Mets pitcher tomorrow.

  • mad met

    Just asking but is montero a big ground ball pitcher

  • Jack

    I saw at least take Colon out when Syndergaard comes up and put deGrom in the pen because I feel the mets think he is best in the pen. Syndergaard and Montero are too good to be in the pen. I’m bummed Mejia is in the pen because I see him as a starter but I think it was the right move. He is going to help the pen a lot.

  • Hotstreak

    Please don’t blame TdA disappoint in what happened last night. It just proves he is injury prone. I don’t give a damn how injured.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    not sure about ground balls or fly balls. but flores should be playing imo

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Play the hot bat….if you are a veteran.
    Play the hot bat as a newcomer? Nah, bench.

  • Hotstreak

    I am a big critic of TdA but that was not the case,

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    No reason to be upset about EY playing. Lagares seems to be lost at the plate lately and could benefit from a day off. Should def be in there tomorrow! I am more upset about Flores, riding the bench because Rubin is HOT! lol guy goes 2-4 1-4 1-4 and is hot. While Flores ride the bench.

  • Nimmofan25

    Your right may not happen until Sept. And your point? They won the games that’s all that matters. I don’t care how they win them. I don’t get fans they complain they want their team to win, then when they do win they complain about whose playing. Who cares!

  • Anthony

    Good problem to have

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    maybe they are trying to get another protected pick? maybe there is some method to this madness???

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I like ey always did, cy I don’t like

  • Nimmofan25

    Truth is he has been playing great defense. And some of those hits drove in runs. Honestly I don’t think the Mets are high on Flores they just don’t seem to want to play this guy. He has 4 positions he could play some better then others. I just think TC has his mind made up on certain players.

  • Metfan9876

    Well, that’s not really a bad situation to have either way.

  • everybodysbuddy

    I hate to complain, but! Flores should not be brought up to the majors to sit. He was hot at the time too. I don’t like it when they screw with the prospects. Screw with Colon, Farnsworth, or even Wright. So send him back down to play and bring up Q, or some defensive replacement. I love how Tejada has played, but he’s been given chance after chance, and his ceiling still ain’t that high!

  • Nimmofan25

    CY is on pace for 250 22 85 don’t mind those numbers they could always go up or down.

  • Nimmofan25

    Apparently Jeff he isn’t and they just won 3 straight without him.

  • Nimmofan25

    Lagares doesn’t have the plate presence, patience or eye that Murphy does. It won’t happen wouldn’t be bad if he hits 260-270 though.

  • Suffering Mets Fan

    Agreed, he was hot down in AAA but now hasn’t played…Great Job Collins!

  • metsfan79

    Is lagares sick? Is flores sick? Oh nevermind collins is sick i think its dementia. Someone needa to put that old fool out to pasture

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    That’s like saying we should pitch Wheeler every night because we won his start last night. They won despite CY doing nothing, not because of him.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    250 and 22 hr…is that good? last year, will venable hit 22 hr and 268, cloby rasmus 22 hr 276, swisher 22hr 246, coco crisp 22 261, morales 23 277,

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    He’s OK, maybe even pretty good. Lagares is one of the absolute best in the game. Not a contest.

  • igotadose

    Who is the backup catcher now?

  • Nimmofan25

    To play and he did, he got sick Tejada played better he is now starting because during that time the team is on a 3 game winning streak. You play the hot hand it’s simple logic every team in baseball does it.

  • Mike

    4 hits in 3 days, 3 singles, too hot to sit? Lolterry

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    lmao yea they call him up, probable poisoned him to like duda & sanberg and stick him on the bench! nice way to cool off a hot hitter.

  • mr. belvedere

    Idk why everyone is complaining, we’re winning with EY and Tejada in the lineup, their numbers aren’t eye popping but the win loss record doesn’t lie, I say stick with them until we lose again. ..I like having tejada in there with Montero any way because he’s apparently a ground ball pitcher, but I do think Lagares should be in too, CY looked bad at the plate last night and I want the best defense at SS and CF tonight

  • Nimmofan25

    Degrom will be better then Mejia, Degrom as a starter will go longer into games. Mejia is perfect for the bullpen he is a max effort pitcher going 2-3 innings is ideal for Mejia not 5-7 innings as a starter.

  • Mike

    Lol injury proned? ok let’s see how u’d react after getting whacked in the bed with a bat?

  • Peter S

    The Mets have won 3 in a row. Are .500 on the season. Are 3 games out of first and are whooping up on the Yanks. Montero tonight. DeGrom tomorrow. Wright is on fire, Grandy looks like he has turned it around, Duda is making is forget about Ike, Murphy is killing it. Meija out of the Pen. I’m going to try to stay positive despite all the stupidity that is being displayed from Terry on up.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    no – flores is our only hitting prospect, who we have heard about for years. Hes hit for average and power all through the minors, Now its his time to play.

  • Canoli220

    This is a pretty ignorant comment. I understand his injury history but this has nothing to do with that. He got hit in the back of the head with a bat. That’s nothing to take lightly especially if he has headaches. I’d like to see how you’d react to getting hit with a bat.

  • Nimmofan25

    As I stated the numbers could go up. He could very well heat up a month and hit 250 26-27 and 90. That depends on the rest of the lineup as well.

  • Nimmofan25

    They still won did they not?

  • TPT

    you mean the terrible line ups that every ones been screaming about the last few days? that line up? the one has us back at 500 and just destroying the Yankees? come on man you cant please everyone but you got to go with the hot hand thats common sense

  • Nimmofan25

    Believe me they aren’t losing much with Young in CF.

  • IndianaMet

    So Edgin will be the backup catcher? They put the wrong dude on a plane for the taxi squad. Wtf is wrong with the leaders of the organization??

  • TPT

    thats as dumb as it gets on here wow

  • TPT

    is he hitting off a batting tee??? lol

  • Nimmofan25

    Sorry TPT but common sense can’t find it’s way to some Mets fans. They always need something to bitch about.

  • Nimmofan25

    No obviously it’s not.

  • Nimmofan25

    I got $10 Colon breaks the streak with a bunt single lol

  • Rocky Thompson

    Because Collins has something against young guys like Lagares (25 years old) and favors older players like Tejada (24 years old)???

  • Andrew Herbst

    My bad.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I just don’t like how he says statements such as Lagares is the every day centerfielder and then benches him the next day.

  • CJM

    Hahaha getting hit in the head proves he’s injury prone? Ok.

  • Nimmofan25

    I’m almost ashamed to be a Mets fan at the moment. It’s a shame people are crying about whose playing instead enjoying the fact this team just won 3 straight and they are now back at 500. And with how bad it has been at times they are 3 games out of first at the moment. Root your damn team on.

  • upandadam

    Because Lagares needs to be out there in CF, he’s doing a disservice to the team by not having Lagares’s glove and bat out there. And don’t give me Chris Young has a good glove too, he’s no lagares and we all know that. And with Tejada, we call up a guy who was finally starting to hit and on a hot streak in AAA to sit on the bench? Tejada looked decent last few games but that doesn’t make up for the a season and a month of sucking.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    We’re going to have to agree to disagree on this, bro. I hope CY plays a great CF and gets a few knocks. I just think it’s the wrong move tonight. Let’s find out.

  • Hotstreak

    You betta ya Look at his record. He has bad karma or whatever. You do realize that accidents happen more to certain people. I am not gloating but I am stating a fact he is injury prone.

  • Anthony

    Sorry for wanting the best players on the field to make it four in a row

  • Hotstreak

    Reyes was injury prone too but that is ok to say.

    President Gerald Ford too.

  • Jeff Roland

    want some cheese with your wine?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    because Sandy needs to justify spending 7 plus million dollars and needs to get something out of Chris Young.

    If Lagares makes Sandy’s scouting team look good, its doubtful Sandy goes hunting for 2 OF this off-season.

    Since Lagares is the previous regime, Sandy will exhaust all options.

    as he did with CF last year..

    as he did with 2B in 2011

    this is the legacy of the sandy alderson regime..

  • upandadam

    You signed the loyalty pact, didn’t you?

  • upandadam

    He’s one of those “true” fans

  • Charley’s Twin

    the worst part of the comments section, by far, is being subjected to the “fan loyalty police.”

  • Rocky Thompson

    They do not allow pinch runners until you reach 1B.

  • HawkZon

    Here’s hoping SA can get something out of CY so he can trade him asap.

  • upandadam

    Oh c’mon, it was just a joke.

  • Charley’s Twin

    ha i know

  • Hotstreak

    You are a TdA LOVER. You know what with him gone for the year we might have a chance for 90 wins.

    He has been killing this team offensively and defensively. I may be ignortant according to you (Personal Attack on my opinion) but you are not really a Met fan if you can’t see he was hurting the team.

  • Anthony

    Lets have a group hug

  • BCleveland3381

    Yeah, so I really wish the Mets wouldn’t give Jeter any gifts. So stupid. His gift is us shoving 4 games up his rear end and sending him back the the Bronx. Same thing we should have done with Mo Rivera.

  • CJM

    He may be injury prone. Getting hit in the head has nothing to do with that, which you seem to imply.

  • BCleveland3381

    I think this might be the guy that created the loyalty pact……Fred??

  • BCleveland3381

    Getting hit in the head with a bat is a little different than straining a hamstring twice a year…

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, he was

  • George_Theodore

    bad karma, lol

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Given how Jeter has had his way with the Mets over the years, he should at least give Jeff one of the gift bags he gives his one-night stands.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    No, then his screen name would be Zimmofan25.

  • George_Theodore

    tonight? good question… campbell?

  • CJM

    Bad karma is a fact? Dude, he might be injury prone. But the fact that you’re implying his injury proneness led to his concussion is ridiculous.

  • George_Theodore

    I’m OK with EYJ, but I’d rather see Larages over CY.. not like CY has been hitting

  • bspo1

    to any the Wright doubters out there:

    Captain Clutch: 16 of #DavidWright’s 25 RBI have either tied the game or given us the lead! #MetsFacts— New York Mets (@Mets) May 14, 2014

  • George_Theodore

    it doesn’t count unless they sign a letter

  • Hotstreak
  • George_Theodore

    they should give him a shake shack burger

  • CJM

    Again, he was hit in the head with a bat. That has nothing to do with being injury prone.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    I was about this excited for the Spinks-Tyson fight. I hope it doesn’t end the same way.

  • CJM

    How many times were those game tying or go-ahead RBIs in the 9th inning? LMFAO

  • billpulsipher

    citi field and Tanaka should be good for about 3 hits tonight

  • bspo1

    I don’t know but he drives in runs.

  • George_Theodore

    I want to see how long the line at Shake Shack is tonight

  • TPT

    except the players your moaning about got us 3 in a row and so far have destroyed the Yankees …

  • XtreemIcon

    Probably more of an indictment on the Yankees. That team is horrendous.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Tanaka strikeouts tonight: Over/under 7.5?

  • George_Theodore

    over

  • Brian D.

    over

  • TPT

    sooooooo true

  • Just_Da_damaja

    how?

    he is playing sparingly, is hitting around .200.

    he is a 4th OF getting paid 7 mil.

  • TPT

    i know and i get it but when you beat up on the Yanks and won 3 in a row thats not time to question TC

  • Anthony

    Whats the attendance gonna be tonight?

  • Wolfmicky21

    In the first inning to take a 1-0 lead…

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    way way over

  • TPT

    i dont think Tanaka’s getting 3 hits tonight lol

  • BCleveland3381

    Campbell doesn’t catch at all. TC even said when they called him up that they like him because he can play anywhere if he has to except pitcher and catcher.

  • Wolfmicky21

    Seriously.

  • LIMetfan22

    How the F did D’Arnaud get a concussion?

  • Anthony

    Got hit with a bat by soriano

  • LIMetfan22

    wow. Maybe some time off is good for him

  • BCleveland3381

    It’s probably the freshest it will ever be. After a report like yesterday, you bet that place was cleaned from top to bottom. I’d rather get a burger there tonight than a month from now.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I’m curious as well. I hope it’s a packed house.. But last year with Havey pitching against the Yankees at Citi we drew a lousy 32K… So.

  • George_Theodore

    true

  • LIMetfan22

    Sickel’s loves Montero’s change up, which he will deff. need for this Yankee line up.

  • MikeBedlam

    My house could catch fire tonight, and I’ll refuse to leave my seat in front of the TV.

    LGM!!!

  • Anthony

    Lets clobber tanaka tonight and mr fuji if he is around

  • BCleveland3381

    Wright is now on the wrong side of 30. We have Flores rotting on our bench. Wright needs to get a day off here and there.

  • TPT

    hahaha you gotta love Met fans like you …LGM

  • Anthony

    A hand grenade couldnt move me

  • metsman

    Montero hit tonight: none…over/under?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    over

  • Andrew Herbst

    True. Can’t argue with that.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Just like Yankees Stadium was going to see Dice K shelled?

  • Super T

    Totally ridiculous that Tejeda craps the bed for the last year plus and now that he has a 3-4 game hitting streak we’re suddenly benching his possible successor (Flores) at SS?

  • Saratoga_Jon

    C’mon Terry….Ruben doesn’t get hot, he just gets better than bad for short stretches.

    If Flores is on the 25-man, he needs to play.

  • LIMetfan22

    I’m confused as to why this is such a big deal. YES Flores obviously has more offensive potential. I have more offense potential than Ruben Tejada. But Flores has shown NOTHING at the big league level to show he’s this massive improvement over Tejada. Tejada at least hurts lefties and as everyone has been saying is swinging the bat well. He had 3 line drives last night.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I HATE COLLINS SOOOOO MUCH….I cant even enjoy watching Mets games because of his boneheaded in game disastrous moves.

    Now they callup a top prospect because Tejada SUCKS beyond reason, now Tejada is worthy to start everyday??? And the kid has to ride the pine?

    Why call him up???

  • Saratoga_Jon

    over…possibly double

  • Anthony

    Bring bobby v back

  • Terry

    I am rooting against this piece of s… organization. Where the hell is Lagaras?

  • BCleveland3381

    Tejada has been given 4 years to show something and you’re good with 107 career ABs from Flores and 2 entire games this season to give the job back to Tejada? ROFL

  • Chuck

    Better yet, bring Wally up …

  • Terry

    How did Gee get hurt? This organization blows from top to bottom!

  • LIMetfan22

    He hit 284 and 289 two of those years ROFL. He has actually shown he can hit ML pitching in the past ROFL. My exact point is Flores has 107 ABs and everyone treats him like the next Tulowitzki ROFL. GTFO of here

  • Metfan9876

    I know there’s no reason for Lagares not to be starting tonight but why would you be rooting against your team? That makes no sense.

  • George_Theodore

    because he’s a troll

  • Terry

    Because I know EY and CY blow and won’t be anywhere near this team when it’s ready to be good. That’s why.

  • George_Theodore

    troll

  • Super T

    Flores needs a real chance at the MLB level. Tejeda has had enough of a chance already that 3 line drives shouldn’t over shadow lots of prior poor play.

  • Terry

    Flores and Lagaras should be in this lineup. Collins is the worst manager in baseball! But he follows Sandy’s orders.

  • metsman

    With Met fans our unproven players are Babe Ruth until they struggle then they are the scum of the earth.

  • Julian

    4-4 with two doubles. One can only hope

  • LIMetfan22

    I understand that opinion. Wow, a mature reply withouts any ROFLS of LMFAO. Bcleveland should take notes!

  • Terry

    Clever.

  • LIMetfan22

    Seriously. ROFL

  • If you ain’t psyched for tonight and just want to be a Dick then G T F O!!!

  • BCleveland3381

    Nobody said he’s the next Tulo. Keep making up nonsense to back up your tired argument. Tejada is a zero tool singles hitter that should be a career utility player and Flores has the upside of a decent MLB hitter that could give you .280 and 15HRs, and 25-30 doubles a year. Keep accepting mediocrity, the Wilpons love you for it.

  • LIMetfan22

    ROFL LMFAO

  • George_Theodore

    LGM!

  • Terry

    Put your pom poms on and your skirt Salty…yeah, yeah, yeah

  • Guest

    Funny thing is you still PAY to watch who’s really the D-bag

  • LIMetfan22

    When did I say Tejada > Flores? RIGHT NOW Tejada is swinging the hot bat. Learn to read plox. ROFL

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Worst manager and Worst GM in the game by far.

  • Mets! :-))

    LGM over 500 today ! 😀

  • Terry

    Someone explain why your best hitting OF isn’t in the lineup. Oh, and your best defensive OF? With a young pitcher, don’t you want the best CF in the game on the field.

  • metsman

    I bet he gets a hit.

  • Oh I got Pom poms Mofo and I’m shoving them up ur Terry Collins lovin ass wooOOOTTT LGM!!!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • Terry

    That makes no sense at all…

  • BCleveland3381

    2-8 off of the Yankees garbage pitching. LOL @ Hot bat.

  • Donal

    Are 9th inning runs worth more than 1st inning?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Hell no! You gotta get EY in the game since he is the greatest leadoff man in the history of the game.

  • FYI my reply for you is in moderation and I have no desire of toning it down

  • Donal

    He’s the kind of guy who tries to make sure we don’t need the late inning comebacks. That’s the true mark of a professional. Put the fires out before they start.

  • SinHalo27

    EY > Rickey

  • Brian Regan

    Could not agree more about Tejada. Dude has been ok over the last 3 games. 3 hits and a walk in 3 games is not so hot that he can’t be taken out of the line up. They are Fuckin with Flores. Now if he starts of slow after sitting for a week they will say the experiment failed.

  • SinHalo27

    Word was to rest the hammy…but why not do that yest knowing in advanced Montero was debuting tonight?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    EY > Pete Rose

  • Terry

    Im glad you’re excited. So was I until I saw the lineup.

  • BCleveland3381

    I can’t help it. You keep saying Tejada is swinging a hot bat.

  • LIMetfan22

    Do you even watch the games? He had 3 line drives last night. Unfortunately most were at people. It’s called BABIP. LOL ROFL

  • Because ur boyfriend is an idiot

  • LIMetfan22

    Agree to disagree. rofl

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wow it’s EMPTY..

  • metsman

    Why do people only focus on his struggles….does anyone understand what it means for a kid to hit 280+ at 21 and 22? He is nowhere near as bad as people make him out to be.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    because its bullsh** we had a DH spot yesterday which meant EY could play…now no dh in the nl someone has to sit

  • Anthony

    Saw that

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • Donal

    There’s no shortage of people checking fan cards on any topic. How is he a worse fan than the guy above who just said he’s rooting against the Mets?

  • Mets! :-))

    Invisibiilty :p

  • BCleveland3381

    Do you use the BABIP argument when he bloops a single?

  • metsman

    That sucks. I was hoping we had some morale cooking. I would be there if I could.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Now I know we all what no one to be there.. But this game deserves a packed house and I’m disappointed.

  • LIMetfan22

    Yes. It wasn’t part of my argument. I was explaining it to you. We’re better than this. LGM

  • Mets have been doing ton’s of ticket promos and giveaways but nor for these next two games which they believed would sell out on their own. Lets see how their calculated risk worked out.

  • George_Theodore

    they’re all on line at shake shack

  • BCleveland3381

    And why are ripping me for using ROFL when you’ve used it in basically every post, before I did? Gotta love it….

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Hehehe

  • LIMetfan22

    lol looks kinda empty

  • Gland1

    Then next they’ll be on line for the bathroom

  • But more importantly – Lets Go Montero!

  • George_Theodore

    yup

  • Mets! :-))

    Ohm nom nom

  • George_Theodore

    poorly

  • Actually I just saw that, yikes….

  • HarveyKsYou

    There’s at most 20K there. This is flat out embarrassing.

  • mr. belvedere

    any word on whether Edgin got activated?

  • George_Theodore

    i looked at tickets online out of curiosity & they cheapest ones were still $45

  • HarveyKsYou

    We will never have a real sellout lol. Wilpons have ruined mets baseball.

  • Donal

    Showtime

  • $14435385

    Montero’s control will come back now that he’s out of Vegas…

  • Super T

    Did TDA get the concussion from the ball bouncing off his mask last night?

  • Third party or mets.com?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    They mustve saw Terrys lineup card befroehand.

    Poor Montero

  • 2rings

    backswing

  • HarveyKsYou

    Many more Yankee fans there.

  • Russ

    I dont even see people moving to seats as if they are running late, or coming from the concession stands.

  • George_Theodore

    Lagares catches that!

  • BCleveland3381

    Who needs Lagares in CF? Not saying he would have gotten to that, but he might have.

  • mr. belvedere

    I swear Gardner gets more bloop hits than anyone I’ve ever seen

  • George_Theodore

    clocked on the head with Soriano’s bat

  • LIMetfan22

    Its actually after you to mock you. Gotta love it

  • davidizwright

    Is the camera slightly out of focus for anyone on SNYHD?

  • HarveyKsYou

    So much for Montero selling tickets. Lol

  • MetsfanInParadise

    TGTNH

  • bspo1

    as it should be, no mets fan should support the Wilpons.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Thanks Sandy

  • George_Theodore

    mets.com.. i was just goofing around, i’m not close enough to get there

  • Super T

    That would do it.

  • BCleveland3381

    “explaining it to me”. You can polish your turd Tejada all you want. If we cut him tomorrow, we’d be a better franchise for it.

  • SinHalo27

    Montero’s FB is popping- hit 93, with some life.

  • Waz0787

    Let’s see what’s all the hype about montero.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Minaya wouldve packed the stadiium tonight.

    Thanks Sandy

  • HarveyKsYou

    Not for mets Yankees.

  • Super T

    After watching Wheeler last night, so nice to see a Mets pitcher throwing strikes.

  • George_Theodore

    if it was a cartoon, his eyeballs would have been rolling around in circles

  • What the heck?

  • What a shame. I hate the Wilpon’s but this is a game worth going to.

  • 2rings

    smart play

  • nicely executed…

  • HarveyKsYou

    You have to admit Joe it’s a shame there’s 23 K at a Mets Yankees game.

  • SinHalo27

    Went to 2nd…Keith said it- kept composure. A “nervous kid” would have air mailed that to CF.

  • Waz0787

    It’s too early to start with this lol.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nicely done to get Gardner at 2nd.

  • 2rings

    good poise and baseball awareness.

  • House money tonight folks. Win would be huge for fans and team. Loss really is no big deal. The great thing is Montero is now here and the future is closer.

  • George_Theodore

    no, your tv is dying 🙂

  • That’s not why Recker is starting Cohen, he was starting tonight all along, but thanks

  • Russ

    I dont know why the yankees love him so much. They kept him and gave up on granderson. I rather have the power than the blooper. He got 5 years 65 mil. That to me is amazing in itself. He is a poor mans ellsbury. And they both break too much.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Every loss is a big deal lol. Unless yore a casual fan.

  • mets4lyfe

    I’m guessing Montero’s fastball is ranging 92-93 mph?

  • Tommy

    doesn’t it look like he has been pitching in the mlb’s forever!

  • 2rings

    not that is matters with TdA down, but I think even if he wasn’t, the smart move is to catch Recker today and tomorrow, to guide Montero and DeGrom through

  • I cant stand when people come here just to spew their positivity. 🙂

  • 2rings

    Yanks refusing to swing until 2 strikes

  • MyasDaddy

    Ruben willie mays tejada

  • SinHalo27

    I know NYY havern’t seen him before but those are some ugly swings, check swings and overall ABs. Even Gardy’s basehit wasn’t solid.

  • PatrickMets

    gold glove tejada!

  • Andrew Herbst

    Tejada flashing the leather.

  • 2rings

    where was that??

  • George_Theodore

    that’s a popup in yankee stadium!

  • metsman

    “Why are they playing Ruben wah wah wah!”

  • bspo1

    well done kid.

  • Anthony

    Nice inning

  • 2rings

    lol….Murph had NO clue how far out he was

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice 1st inning for Montero.

  • BCleveland3381

    Great start. Nice to have a guy that can throw a strike.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    already better the wheeler.

  • Mets! :-))

    Montero looking good 🙂

  • HarveyKsYou

    There was really limited tickets available ? It’s come to that point where 9-10 thousand is considered limited tickets? Paid attendance won’t be much more than 30K.

  • Donal

    Still drives me nuts when I see a guy catching pop ups one handed

  • Waz0787

    Anyone else watching the game on ch 9? Yankees broadcasting are enjoyable to hear.

  • Waz0787

    Wheeler is overrated

  • BCleveland3381

    The guy gets two hits in two games in Yankee stadium and gets back to being an average defender again and people are content?

  • mr. belvedere

    I bet Montero has that feeling of swinging a regular bat after taking hacks all day with a weighted bat after pitching in the PCL and now being here

  • metsfansince64

    93-94 on the scoreboard. Don’t know if it’s accurate.

  • That’s what I am talking about. Eff Tanaka

  • HarveyKsYou

    Troll.

  • Brian Regan

    He has life to that fastball, and throws strikes. Have to like what you see with him. If he mixes in the off speed stuff dude will be very good

  • The Cat in the Hat

    SNY gun has him touching 94 and 95

  • MikeBedlam

    Michael Kay makes me long for Joe Buck calling a game.

  • MyasDaddy

    Man. You are fired up tonight!

  • HarveyKsYou

    “Packed” in.. Lol!

  • Imagine what I would be spewing if that tool TC started Lagares too.

  • metsman

    IDK about “people”, I’ve always been a Ruben supporter. I’ve never seen another player crapped on so disproportionately.

  • The Cat in the Hat

    Lagares should be playing . this is why that Chris Young signing makes no sense for this ball club….months after his signing it STILL doesnt make sense

  • HarveyKsYou

    They must’ve had rookie scouts scout him.. He also doesn’t throw as hard as they said either.

  • George_Theodore

    i suffered through that the last 2 nights

  • The Cat in the Hat

    We need to stop spending money with them and they will eventually sell. Sandy makes it worse but his hands are tied with the 23rd ranked payroll in MLB. in the #1 market no less

  • Alwayzamazin

    he has been abused by terry for sure

  • i just cracked open the bourbon and my wife is out on business for last 4 days and it’s me with 2 kids and dogs. I’m about to bust out

  • Russ

    It would be great if Tanaka just didnt bring his “A” game tonight.

  • Alwayzamazin

    nice write up Eiliot! thanks!

  • The Cat in the Hat

    Nothing is worse than Joe Buck calling a Mets game. Just turn the sound off

  • LIMetfan22

    How do you hit that split finger? jesus

  • Mets! :-))

    That splitter .-. lol

  • Andrew Herbst

    Murph is locked in.

  • Donal

    Good AB by the Irish Hammer

  • Alwayzamazin

    gotta ask Murph…lol IRISH HAMMER!

  • mr. belvedere

    Daniel Murphy…professional hitter

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Daniel Murphy > Robinson Cano
    Dnaiel Murphy > Joe Morgan

  • Russ

    It doesnt ever get in the strike zone. It just looks like his FB though.

  • Donal

    With a tennis racket

  • Murphy says Tanaka? Piece of cake….

  • LIMetfan22

    I know. What a crazy pitch

  • HarveyKsYou

    Brad Emaus > Murphy.

  • The Cat in the Hat

    Wheeler will be fine give him some time. Remember we won the game anyway and this is a team game. I’m sure he will bounce back

  • Waz0787

    Murphy > alomar

  • metsman

    The guy states the obvious about Tejada playing well and all you guys are calling it favoritism…memory issues? The ” fat, lazy, late” Tejada gets the appropriate praise and he’s teacher’s pet now? Give me a break.

  • bspo1

    welcome to citi field

  • mets4lyfe

    Scouts did say Tanaka had a plus-plus spillter. Maybe even better than Roger Clemens’ spilt.

  • 2rings

    throwing hangers, fastball at 90 and the split..Mets hitters should move up in the box

  • mr. belvedere

    that’s in the 15th row last night

  • Alwayzamazin

    Daniel Murphy > David Wright

  • Donal

    Damn it, that is what happens when you play in a grown up park

  • George_Theodore

    2-0 at skankee stadium

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    David Wright with the warning track power.

  • Russ

    103 out of 106 throwing pitches into strike zone. Just take a walk people.

  • MikeBedlam

    That’ll do, Murph….that’ll do.

  • Super T

    LOL, Murphy!

  • Donal

    That is why we love Murphy

  • 2rings

    SNY with quality camera work

  • HarveyKsYou

    More Yankee fans for sure. Pisses me off!

  • Waz0787

    Lol that would be out in Shea or Yankees stadium, shame Willpons built a place where your “franchise” player can’t hit a HR

  • LIMetfan22

    Of course. Right at him.

  • 2rings

    home park Disadvantage

  • Mets! :-))

    dang both those were hit hard :/

  • HarveyKsYou

    Granderson looking so much better. Glad he isn’t a automatic out anymore.

  • mr. belvedere

    Granderson has lined out to 1st and RF so much so far this year…tough luck

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Grandy looks like he found his swing cuz he has been putting solid bat on the ball

  • bspo1

    good at bats from everyone but EYJ who shouldnt be playing anyways.

  • LIMetfan22

    David really needs to start hitting line drives to RF. So many warning track flyballs from him this year

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Lol….EY SUCKS!

  • SinHalo27

    Metsies hit a few hard that inning…measuring up Tanaka maybe. This has the feeling of a good old fashioned pitching duel.

  • mad met

    Murphy all this guy does is hit. And now steal bags .. sign this guy already

  • WillisReid

    I didn’t notice this before, but it looks like the 51’s were the Dodgers affiliate at one point. Weird that the Mets didn’t bother to tweak the uni’s.

  • 12 of the 35 fans at Citi tonight are from the MMO team. You’re welcome Fred.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    As @bspo1:disqus said below good at bats by everyone EXCEPT EYjr…

  • LIMetfan22

    didn’t know you could @ people @BadBadLeroyBrown:disqus

  • Andrew Herbst

    Grandy’s having’s much better at bats. Even his outs are hard.

  • EY > CY

  • HarveyKsYou

    The rest are Yankee fans.. That’s for sure.

  • Hotstreak

    LD% is good but power is sapped.

  • LIMetfan22

    Definitely turned a corner. Glad to see it

  • Mets! :-))

    1 pitch strike that how you do it wheeler ;p

  • Alwayzamazin

    all we guys are calling it favoritism? no idea what you are talking about. Tejada deserves kudos, I am hoping he just grew up in front of our eyes!

  • Just_Da_damaja

    no, that would’ve held up in Shea…

  • Alwayzamazin

    WOW!!!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol…you must be talking about CY the pitcher…even then youd be wrong 😉

  • HarveyKsYou

    Yes, easily.

  • bspo1

    what a play.

  • Andrew Herbst

    So am I. He’s such a key part of lineup.

  • LIMetfan22

    Yeah I read that article. Not quite sure how thats possible. He’s 31 not 37

  • Metjorge

    Should be 2-0 Mets. But no. Sandy decided to build the ballpark against Wrights strenght.

  • LOL I knew that would get your attention.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Jeffy boy*

  • Hotstreak

    Thanks

  • Andrew Herbst

    Tejada’s defense has improved.

  • Mets! :-))

    lol pretty neat play !

  • Kirk Cahill

    Citi Field pre-dates Alderson.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    😉 Im a wealth of knowledge

  • mr. belvedere

    I seriously wanted Tejada to get sent down last week for Tovar and Flores but he’s been phenomenal all year defensively

  • 2rings

    maybe Rueben finally gets it with the call up of Flores, that he does not have a scholarship

  • LIMetfan22

    Doesn’t matter. Flores is the next Babe Ruth.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    HA

  • PatrickMets

    sucks that his back has to be up against a wall to play like this….but i’ll take it

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Tejada showing he should be a 2nd baseman

  • George_Theodore

    even if you beamed yankee stadium into this location, the ball isn’t going to carry as well.. they should have turned citi field around so the wind would have been blowing out..

  • SinHalo27

    Tejada looking to take home some defensive hardware or what?

  • Super T

    Now that Flores, Soup, Montero, & deGrom are all at Citi now, who is still there to check up on at Vegas other than Thor?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    The dimensions are the SAME as Shea

  • Taskmaster4450

    Puello.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    dont say that, bc thatll be why they let murphy go and slide him over there.

  • Mets! :-))

    Vic Black

  • SinHalo27

    Muno, Kirk, Brown (when Abreu is released), Dykstra, Black

  • Waz0787

    Walk? Common

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I’d like to hear GKR talk about Montero

  • HarveyKsYou

    Then we be getting clobbered every night..

  • Super T

    Didn’t he just leave the team for personal (Bio) reasons?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    oh my mistake I forgot to add….2B[IN VEGAS] 😉

  • Donal

    Wright isn’t “naturally” a fly ball hitter. His best years, he keeps his LD% well over 20% and a GB% higher than his FB%. Its when he got married to that stupid upper cut that his numbers suffered

  • Super T

    Hopefully he gets it together soon.

  • George_Theodore

    he’s testifying to a grand jury in miami.. not in trouble

  • HarveyKsYou

    I don’t like this Solorate.. He’s like a mini cano attitude wise.. And he’s not half as good, not even close.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. Some guys take longer to finally wake up.

  • 2rings

    yeah and Keith shares your sentiment, and said so very strongly

  • Gland1

    What does Sandy have to do with it?

  • Alwayzamazin

    ron is waxing poetic

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    WOW Im watching ESPN and I just saw a Mets fan that was bigger than Bartolo Colon

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    it was bartolo

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    EY SUCKS

  • Anthony

    Lame

  • George_Theodore

    yay EY! but he is hot!

  • 2rings

    major mistake by EY

  • bspo1

    Youngs D is awful.

  • Donal

    Garry called Wright a “natural fly ball hitter”

  • HarveyKsYou

    Terrible play

  • Bartolololol

    Thats inexcusable

  • bspo1

    why why why dive for that with the pitcher coming up??

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    not even close.

  • billpulsipher

    your great EY just cost them the game….with tanaka on the mound…game over

  • Brian Regan

    Fuckin horrible. 2 outs

  • SinHalo27

    Peril of resting Lagares and CY not in left.

  • Donal

    Dumb play by EYJ, but thats going to happen with young aggressive guys

  • Novito

    Theres your guy TC. That play will buy him another month of starting. Smh.

  • PatrickMets

    horrible

  • MikeBedlam

    It was a bad gamble, but his defense has been fantastic this year. And I hated how bad he looked last year.

  • bspo1

    he should be pulled for that.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    GREAT PLAY ERIC YOUNG JR

    YOU FRIGGIN BUM!!!!!

    Poor Montero

    Thanks Terry Collins you moron

  • Andrew Herbst

    EY can’t dive for that with Tanaka on deck.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Stupidity.

  • Mets! :-))

    Not even close .-. he was nominated for gold glove for what again?

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Oh Eric Boy! The bench, The Bench is CALLING!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Not just a pitcher but an AL pitcher who never hits

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    EYJ isnt young he is damn near 30 lol

  • Andrew Herbst

    Lol.

  • saturn

    Where is lagares?

  • Kirk Cahill

    28 isn’t young enough to excuse that. Two outs and the pitcher up next.

  • Brian Regan

    Pitcher on deck. Fuckin terrible decision

  • BCleveland3381

    The bigger shame is that EY doesn’t get an error on that play. Earned run for Montero is BS.

  • boneheaded play

  • saturn

    that was scored a triple?
    How?

  • Donal

    Like I said, dumb play.

  • SinHalo27

    resting the hammy

  • PatrickMets

    yeah, I still don’t get that

  • Taskmaster4450

    It wasnt touched by EY.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Chris Young wouldve caught that…

    And at the very least not dive and let it get behind him

  • Super T

    Here’s a good question I don’t know if anyone knows – Do the pitchers in Japan hit or do they have the DH?

  • BCleveland3381

    Jeter has a bunch and he’s never been an elite defender. The one he got last year was a travesty.

  • TexasGusCC

    With two outs and the pitcher on deck?????????????

  • 2rings

    ok..Bad play, now the O has to pick him up…I like he aggressiveness, just not smart in that instance

  • AJF

    Eric Young better get that run back!

  • igotyourbackman

    And he didn’t even get the hell up and try to chase it down

  • HarveyKsYou

    This isn’t Harvey, so I can live with that.. Besides we’ll know that one out of (if he gives up any more) runs will really not have been earned.

  • sperry

    TC will milk this for as long as he can

  • George_Theodore

    Terry should walk out to left like the time Hodges pulled Cleon out of the game

  • PatrickMets

    they just said the pacific league that he came from, the pitchers don’t hit

  • Hotstreak

    Gil Hodgers would walk out to LF and take EY JR out of the game.

  • saturn

    Yes I think we all can see that

  • Donal

    Tejada is going yard

  • 2rings

    Tanaka has not lost in a year and a half…tonight is just as good a night as any, to end that crazy streak

  • saturn

    is his hammy really hurt? did i miss something?

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    lol

  • billpulsipher

    this stadium is a joke. DW’s ball was a HR in most stadiums…move the damn fences in 20 feet after this year…pathetic

  • mr. belvedere

    should have played that on a bounce but I can never get mad at hustle plays especially with EY, that’s his game all the time

  • he was backed up. CY was getting to that long before he could

  • MetsfanInParadise

    No he wouldn’t. EYJ hustles. Hodges would acknowledge the effort

  • HarveyKsYou

    That’s a play where EY Jr made like one of those up and coming superstars who wanted to be on SC.

  • Super T

    The SNY broadcast said that?

  • Mets! :-))

    First pitcher hit is going to be a HR 🙂

  • billpulsipher

    benched by his idiot manager

  • HarveyKsYou

    Then we’d loose a lot more.. You do realize we give up a lot of homeruns..

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Timo Perez > EYjr
    Ruben Gotay > EYjr
    Esix Snead > EYjr

  • or just a poor split second decision

  • igotyourbackman

    It doesn’t matter it looked horrible – a little effort to make up for the dip sh$t move

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Lagares > EYJ

  • SinHalo27

    not that it’s hurt, just not going full throttle with him to give it a rest since he’s been playing everyday since his return, i don’t agree really as it’s not a cold night- less inclined to tighten up

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LLMAO!!!

    That wasnt a hustle play it was a flat out stupid play

  • Russ

    If it wasnt touched and it isnt considered a routine play it is a hit.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Thats self explanatory

  • billpulsipher

    lose more than we usually lose at citi field? lol they lose all the time there anyway…minds well risk it

  • Hotstreak

    Stupid hustle is just as bad as lackadasical play.

  • sperry

    If Exis Snead could have ever found a way to hit the ball he could have been a tremendous lead off man

  • billpulsipher

    art howe>TC

  • KEITH

    What about Todd Hundley?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    There’s a difference between a bad decision and a bad attitude.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Then you better explain it to Terry and talk slowly.

  • Donal

    No, just no. You can fix stupid. You can’t fix lazy.

  • Terry

    Shouldn’t be a split second decision. A pro would know the situation ahead of time and consider the pitcher is up next, we have two outs, keep everything in front of you. Bonehead!

  • XtreemIcon

    Joe, are there any numbers from Montero in the minors on how many of his strikes were swinging and how many were looking? All the talk of his control, but the Yankees will never expand the zone. His first 39 pitches and only 23 strikes. If his “control” in the minors was due mostly to undisciplined hitters, this could be a long game.

  • SinHalo27

    how about Ricky Otero?

  • WillisReid

    Smart>Stupid

  • Flatbush0460

    As Lagares sits on the bench. That run is on you TC

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Todd Hundley LF> EYjr

  • SinHalo27

    Bobby V in moustache > TC

  • bspo1

    Tanaka is going to ROLL now.

  • mr. belvedere

    it was stupid but that’s how you want EY playing all the time, I want him to have irrational confidence in his speed, sometimes we’ll pay for it

  • CJM

    There is a huge difference between hustle plays and stupid plays. That was a stupid play.

  • why’s that?

  • bspo1

    just have a feeling.

  • I don’t think Juan was going to catch that from CF

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Daniel Murphy is a better defender in LF than Eric Young JR.

  • Terry

    Awful. Bonehead. Stupid. KNOW THE SITUATION!!!

  • George_Theodore

    umm, no

  • Mets! :-))

    *Duda :p

  • monkey throwing darts at a newspaper > prognosticator than billpulsipher

  • HarveyKsYou

    Dropping easy fly outs?

  • Alwayzamazin

    murphy>wright!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    DUCK!

  • 2rings

    His swing is the same no matter the pitch

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Tanaka made Chop Suey out of Duda

  • I was thinking that was more of a donkey comment

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • Anthony

    One hung low

  • SinHalo27

    Recker is the type of guy that can run into one….just missed one right there…

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Tanaka could have thrown that cutter three times in a row and sat Duda down.

  • HarveyKsYou

    EY Jr plays, CY sits. So not it’s not TC.

  • Donal

    There is no objective standard for Gold Gloves. Technically, that didn’t even hurt EYJ’s fielding percentage.

  • Dont know who has splits like that in the minors.

  • MikeBedlam

    25% of the pitchers that Duda faces make Chop Suey out of him.

  • Mets! :-))

    Populartiy contest it is lol

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    more like 75% 😉

  • MikeBedlam

    Probably easier to draw it in crayon for him.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Same for recker

  • Donal

    That chick selling the ticket packages has an uncanny valley thing going. She looks like she is CGI.

  • XtreemIcon

    Hopefully just first-start jitters.

  • MikeBedlam

    I was referring to his 25.8% K rate, but I digress. lol.

  • Flatbush0460

    Cmon, point is Lagares in CF, CY in left, who never makes that bone headed play

  • igotyourbackman

    Rt 4 Paramus commercials really suck

  • PatrickMets

    its gonna be a long night watching our bats against tanaka

  • Waz0787

    We’re playing at $hitty field. We forgot how to hit

  • Donal

    Teuf! There is our next manager.

  • SinHalo27

    just resting it, not hurt but since he returned been playing everyday pretty much, i don’t agree w that since the weather is not cold where it could stiffen up but TC being TC

  • Mets! :-))

    Lol chop suey a good song 🙂

  • we’re making a lot of assumptions now. We’ve never seen EY do something like that before that I can recall. You can’t predict stuff like that from a guy who is a decent enough OF

  • Teuf isn’t even very good as a 3B coach

  • Flatbush0460

    Who nominated him for a gold glove last year? His mom? TC?

  • same old BadBadLeroyBrown, now with 30% more racism!

  • HarveyKsYou

    Tim looks like a turtle.

  • Alwayzamazin

    is there a game going on?

  • goorru

    6 rows back at Yankee stadium

  • igotyourbackman

    Montero! You da man! LGM!

  • maybe TC is his mom?

  • Mike

    Gardner looks so funny swinging with all of his might and it goes 300 ft

  • HarveyKsYou

    This isn’t a big crowd. Lol

  • Donal

    He’s fine. You only hear about the base coaches when something goes wrong. Look what he’s done with the infield. Plus, a lot of the guys coming up have played with him at 3 or 4 different levels. He’s like Backman with more experience but less likely to burn players out.

  • Destry

    We’ve built a pitching staff of fly ball pitchers since we play in a pitchers park. It would hurt us more than it would help us at this point. Its not so much the distance. The ball just does;t carry at Citi. Jet Stream, Planes, airport etc

  • Flatbush0460

    Haha, Turtle Power! Tuefel on a half shell!

  • Anthony

    Show the game

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    also Tanaka

  • doesn’t strike me as particularly fiery either

  • HarveyKsYou

    When we start winning we’ll hear about true big crowds, not 29K. Can’t wait until this place rocks.

  • Guest

    Gotta take a number “2”

  • at Yankees stadium we’re winning 3-1

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That guy down the RF line is twice Colon’s size

  • HarveyKsYou

    His pitch count is elevating.

  • Russ

    Frikin yankees and their 8 pitch ABs.

  • Mets! :-))

    Pay him 20 mil too :p

  • every time he throws the ball

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Montero made Jeter look like David Wright on that swing lol

  • HarveyKsYou

    Why do yo have to be an ass?

  • HarveyKsYou

    Troll.

  • Mets! :-))

    😀 K!!!

  • Anthony

    Sit down jeter

  • SinHalo27

    It’s ok Jeter- rub some ‘roids on it.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Some dirt*.

  • SinHalo27

    oh, “dirt”, thanks

  • Why do you have to complain so much?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    One day when Jeter has kids he’ll be able to tell them that he was struck out by the GREAT MONTERO!

    How nervous Jeter mustve been facing such a legend in Montero

  • Mets! :-))

    😛

  • Mike

    Watching him run after a foul ball was enjoyable

  • metsfan79

    Come on help me out im at my daughtes recital whats going on? Hows montero looking?

  • HarveyKsYou

    Why be a fan if in not allowed to show concern, frustration, but only excitement? Lol

  • Enjoy your parting gift Jeet’s!

  • Waz0787

    Montero reminds of young Pelfrey. Same kind of delivery. Degroom is going to be a star.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Troll

  • 2rings

    no wonder yankee games are 4 hrs plus. they DO NOT SWING

  • Donal

    Neither is Joe Madden or Tony LaRussa. Gil Hodges and Joe Torre never made big displays of “fieriness”. Who cares about “fiery”? Show me competent. Otherwise, you aren’t fiery, you are a buffoon. Look at what happened at Piniella. Guys lost respect for him because it was all just an act. He made a big spectacle because it was his thing.

  • Mike

    Eh I’m not impressed

  • George_Theodore

    troll

  • showing “concern”.
    Concern trolling. Describes you to a T

  • PessiMets

    Too many pitches

  • BCleveland3381

    Montero is gonna struggle to get through 5. 63 and counting to get through 3 innings is no good.

  • goorru

    He is struggling to throw strikes

  • They should move Montero to the pen

  • HarveyKsYou

    You make no sense. You’re making a fool of yourself. Carry on.

  • bspo1

    Mets pitchers theme: too many pitches.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    You sir are a TROLL!!!! Unbelievable line.

  • Kian Momeni

    It’s his first start. Harvey pitched 5 innings and like 100 pitches in his first

  • HarveyKsYou

    Also struck out 11 and walked a few. They’re just fouling pitches off today.

  • SinHalo27

    Recker didn’t get a good grip.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Recker looked like TDA on that throw

  • Donal

    heh, Wright tried to sell missing the ball

  • it makes perfect sense. You just express how very, very CONCERNED you are constantly. Then you call BBLB a troll to cover.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Watching on gameday and it appears he is being squeezed.

  • Waz0787

    How many batters did he strikeouts? Harvey was a star from first pitch.

  • Mets! :-))

    What would be monteros out pitch?

  • Kian Momeni

    his second start he gave up like 5 runs…

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well Montero’s a bust. Hopefully we can get something decent for him or hide him in the bullpen.

  • Mike

    Terry’s gonna leave him in for 127 to boost his confidence

  • George_Theodore

    they’re taking a lot of pitches, i wouldn’t say he’s struggling

  • HarveyKsYou

    According to Manhattan Mets fan you’re trolling..

  • SinHalo27

    That’s great- that’ll buy Tejada another 3 yrs w the team…as Montero’s translator.

  • I dont see Teuf as the same caliber as those 2. Young team, need a guy with passion

  • MikePiazza3186

    Your a bust

  • mr. belvedere

    Watching Montero have so many pitches spoiled makes Wheeler’s debacle last night a lot more digestable…this Yankee fouls more pitches off than any team I’ve seen this year

  • Mike

    Texeira looks like he’s blowing out birthday candles when he swings

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re* it’s you + are

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Just got here…any impressions on Montero?

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    How about those Rangers Mikey!?!

  • BCleveland3381

    Montero’s never going to be a strikeout pitcher in the majors. Nor was he ever supposed to be. He’s going to pitch to contact. The problem is, instead of putting the ball in play the Yankees are just fouling everything off.

  • BCleveland3381

    70 pitches to get through 3 innings.

  • HarveyKsYou

    At least he doesn’t walk the ball park. They foul a lot of Wheelers pitches off as well.

  • goorru

    because he’s not throwing strikes. he gets two strikes then nibbles until it’s 3-2.

  • Waz0787

    Let’s go rangers!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    He looks like a spot starter

  • Mets! :-))

    Pretty decent, fouling lots of pitches off hom so high pitch count so far.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Well they had a lot of help from the zebras that penalty that the rangers got the game winner on was so cheesy for a game 7 it made me sick

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Workman like for Montero so far. He can really hit the corners. A little surprised by the walks so far. Anyway, let’s get a hit Raffy and break this pitcher’s curse.

  • MikePiazza3186

    How bout your suck my diack

  • mr. belvedere

    I was just saying that…Montero is commanding everything and the Yankees are still spoiling his pitches…makes Wheeler’s debacle last night a bit more understandalbe

  • SinHalo27

    good stuff, alot of fouls, that would likely turn into more K’s and outs against less polished hitters/most other teams, FB is sharp- hitting 93/94 and change-up is ok…could stand to take a bit off of it, only run scored on an EY bonehead play in LF

  • Mets! :-))

    18 foul ball off him. hmm.. he’ll get better and be able to put these guys away soon enough 🙂

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Yeah, you better file a missing person’s report for Crosby, because he hasn’t shown up for work in two weeks.

  • Waz0787

    Montero is the perfect guy for bullpen

  • BCleveland3381

    Well, 2 walks in 3 innings isn’t very good. But I’m chalking it up to nerves. Can’t really judge a guy too harshly on his first career start.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Let’s see ya win a cup then you can celebrate

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Any breaking stuff? Overall control?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown
  • yeah, why’s that?

  • Mike

    Tejada…..scorching hot can of corn

  • Mets! :-))

    yum 😀

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Again, spelling.

  • Kian Momeni

    no he’s the perfect starter for Citi Field. Fly ball pitcher who doesn’t leave balls in the middle of the plate to be driven

  • Chris H

    Montero 1st pitcher to get a hit lol

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea he didn’t do anything but the rangers got so many more penalty all series it was ridiculous good luck next round I don’t see you guys beating Boston better hope ya get the habs

  • Mets! :-))

    Montero with a bomb to tie it 😉

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Wow, he’s as bad as Colon with the bat.

  • bspo1

    on pace for a complete game shut out

  • Waz0787

    He has a smooth delivery. Can pitch multiple innings.

  • Mcgrupp81

    Don’t wet yourself.

  • TheMets philosophy

    I hope montero hits not because i want the streak to be over its so the announcers will shut up

  • SinHalo27

    compared to Wheeler last night his control his very good, his overall ball has life, deceptively slight but it gets on the hitters, some trolls may say he’s a spot starter or a back end guy but he’s more than holding his own tonight

  • Mario Gonzalez

    MMF, this guy is a troll. Don’t bother feeding this bum.

  • yeah, like 6 or 7 every 5 days

  • Chris H

    EY needs to drag a bunt down to text who is hobbling

  • TheMets philosophy

    Montero 70 pitches?? Can we trade him for a short stop maybe Didi?

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    TY, Sin.

  • BCleveland3381

    When you are no threat to hit it over anyone’s head, a lot of balls get caught because your lack of power is taking away 1/4 of the field.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea he didn’t do anything but the rangers got so many more penalty all series it was ridiculous good luck next round I don’t see you guys beating Boston better hope ya get the habs

  • Donal

    Again, Joe Madden. Joe Girardi with the Marlins. The only time he lost his #$%^, he was telling Loria to shut the $%^& up.

    If a manager is that type of guy, then fine, as long as is about getting the most out of his players and not trying to get a reputation as “fiery”.

  • bspo1

    well done Terry, EYJ is killing it out there.

  • SinHalo27

    yw

  • PatrickMets

    so glad ey is playing tonight

  • I know. I just like watching the other non-trolls make fools of themselves by agreeing with his stupid ass.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    For those wishing for a Mets pitcher to hit have no fear DeGrom will be the 1st…..

    Trust me he is a former Shortstop maybe he can replace Tejada since Collins hates Wilmers guts

  • Mets! :-))

    EY> Ken Griffey :p

  • TheMets philosophy

    Can we please pinch hit for EY?

  • Waz0787

    70 pitches in 3 innings.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Yeah Im rooting for the Habs for sure. The Rangers havent beat Boston all year.

  • Waz0787

    Stop.

  • Mike

    50% of his balls hit are lazy pop ups just like that. Got he’s hard to watch he’s like a bad nightmare u can’t wake up from

  • PatrickMets

    terry Collins will NOT tolerate that kind of talk

  • Russ

    IF we had worked tanaka and gotten into the bullpen again, it would have almost guaranteed a win in game 4 from a highly taxed bullpen in this series, but if Tanaka goes the distance with 10 pitches an inning it might be tough to win 1 game.

  • Mets! :-))

    Trade for Trout 🙂

  • MyasDaddy

    (EY) Yankees- 1 Mets-0 After 3..

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea Boston is scary

  • don’t you tire of pretending you’re a dimwit for strangers on the internet? I mean, it really doesn’t seem like it can be much fun after the first few minutes yet here you are, day in and out, acting like a simpleton. Why?

  • Tired of hearing them mention that damn streak.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    1-0 Habs

  • Super T

    I hope u r kidding, another backup no hit SS, just what we need.

  • Donal

    The refs made Crosby whiff on an open net?

  • that’s a homer in Yankees Stadium
    (first)

  • Russ

    The dude has two three hit nights in a row. Give him a break. If he goes 0-fer tonight then TC will put Lagares back in.

  • Second

  • Chris H

    Montero needs a 6 pitch inning lol

  • saturn

    You know….its not really the distance, but more the way the stadium is set up on why balls die in the OF, I dont think the distances are that far off, are they?

  • CJM

    Guess Cerrone was right when he projected Montzero as a reliever.

  • George_Theodore

    we should just throw meatballs to these guys & let them fly out

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    “Jose Abreu hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning to help give the White Sox a 4-2 win over the Athletics on Wednesday.

    The Cuban slugger has now hit 15 homers in his first 42 MLB games, posting a ridiculous .620 slugging percentage as well. He leads the American League in home runs, RBI (41) and slugging percentage, and is fourth in runs scored (28) and OPS (.941).

    Just saying………………………………..DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER

    THANKS SANDY!!!!

  • especially since his control is 95% of his game

  • mr. belvedere

    that’s an upper tank job in that bandbox

  • George_Theodore

    the wind coming in from jamaica bay.. they should have turned the stadium around

  • Mike

    “He’s a spark plug! Just like I was I’m my 7 yr minor league career”

  • sorry suckers but I made the obligatory comment before either of you

  • Chris H

    Stop the Jose Abreu updates it so depressing for us to hear it lol

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Well he’s job is safe again (thanks Terry), so Tejada has resumed his poor hitting.

  • Waz0787

    Again with personal insults. I am expressing my opinions as a mets fan. I don’t think his body can handle pitching 200+ innings. You keep stalking me

  • Mets! :-))

    That would mean no duda though 😉

  • Mike

    There are 28 other clubs that didn’t sign him

  • Kirk Cahill

    God. Think he was sitting on that fastball a little.

  • George_Theodore

    oh damn! they know how to pull down the rf line!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wow come on you can’t give up to much with tanaka ughh

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • Alwayzamazin

    solarte is killing me

  • Mcgrupp81

    At least it was only a solo shot.

  • Hmmm…. Was looking at Lagares’ home splits. He is batting .294 with a .390 OBP and team-leading .890 OPS at Citi Field.

  • 2rings

    next ab, he needs to be laid out at least once

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Where did this Solarte guy come from?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I dont root for 28 other teams and 28 other teams didnt need a 1B and didnt have as much needs as we did….

  • Mike

    Just another jewel from the Yankees stocked farm system

  • saturn

    Thats what I mean, the wind has to be a reason why the balls just die off unless you absolutely hit a rocket like solarte did which was more like a line drive

  • Kirk Cahill

    Hence, bench. Nice job Terry.

  • oh, now it’s his physiology? First it was his smooth delivery, then it was his 79 pitches through 3. Now it’s his body type.
    Yeah, you don’t deserve more than personal insults and it isn’t stalking. You dont want responses, don’t say so much stupid sh1t

  • MikePiazza3186

    The way tanaka is going montero has very little more room for error here

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    and the white sox are 20-22. yay. Oh yeah, and he DH’d. I forget, do we play with a DH in the NL?

  • HarveyKsYou

    I don’t like him.

  • Donal

    I can think for another team you don’t root for

  • HarveyKsYou

    They’re starting to hit him hard.

  • Mike

    Brian Roberts thinks it’s 2007

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Come back in August. He might have to forward his mail.

  • PatrickMets

    numbers don’t mean anything when you’re in love….

  • MyasDaddy

    Seeing EY took the wind out of my sails tonight. I am not into it like I was the last two nights.

  • Kirk Cahill

    Sitting on the FB. Not throwing his secondary pitches for strikes.

  • goorru

    He’s falling behind batters now

  • BCleveland3381

    Get over it.

  • mr. belvedere

    stocked with what? he’s the only guy under 30 in the lineup?

  • 2rings

    we are being beat by a has been and a never was

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, they should have turned it around., but then the “front door” would be away from the parking lot & subway & facing the chop shops.. but i think it’s worse than shea as far as the wind goes

  • Chris H

    Back at citi our home where the away teams hit and we can’t. Gotta love Citi

  • Mcgrupp81

    Well C. Young is 4 for his past 29 and they need to get him going.

  • BOOM headshot.

    Good one

  • Donal

    Did Keith just compliment Roberts for watching the ball? Come on, that is how Reyes got hurt last year.

  • Bad decision. Unless he was injured, he had to be in this lineup more than any other player.

  • PatrickMets

    ditto

  • Shea2citi

    Montero and Wheeler are like John Maine lite.

  • AJF

    Well he did good for his first start nothing great pitch count way to high this early

  • XtreemIcon

    The Yanks have one of the worst farm systems in the game. Solarte’s bounced around the minors since 2006, and has been a minor league free agent no fewer than three times.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMAO…Thats the dumbest argument ever lol

    What do you think their record would be without him

  • Hotstreak

    At least you did not say small sample size or wait for the June swoon.

  • saturn

    I dont wanna say it, but I did say it yesterday, that I was worried about Montero and how high pitch counts he was having in the minors. Didnt seem to me like he was that much different than Mejia..

  • SinHalo27

    Montero recovered- didn’t turn into disaster.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Uhmmmmmm NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • goorru

    Why did you pick that name?

  • Mets! :-))

    Good job Montero stopping it there. 2 runs isnt so hard is it? LGM 🙂

  • BCleveland3381

    If they send Montero back out for the 5th, Terry better have someone ready in the bullpen. Third time around the batting order for the Yanks has been a nightmare for Mets pitching this year….

  • Chris H

    Vs Tanaka it’s is

  • Andrew Herbst

    Solarte reminds of Melky Cabrera.

  • Shaun

    Terry won’t let silly things like stats get in the way of his hunch. He’s like a detective investigating a murder scene before they knew about DNA.

  • BCleveland3381

    Completely different pitchers.

  • Mike

    Well cy was promised 600 plate appearances apparantly so we have to watch him kick the ball around and watch flares fall in front of him.

  • George_Theodore

    Terry knows how to break our spirit

  • Mets! :-))

    Just need a break is all 🙂

  • Chris H

    Tanaka has a pitch count of 35

  • CJM

    I thought Alderson rebuilt the farm system LMFAO. Is this one of his prized prospects? Rafael MontZERO. Thanks Sandy!

  • Tommy Med

    Montero hits his spots. But no off speed pitches. That’s not gonna get you far in the MLB

  • MyasDaddy

    He really does. I cant stand him.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    OK, this is our inning

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I don’t normally watch the Yanks, but they seem to have mastered this working the pitcher thing. Very tough.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL….Every time I post about how Great Abreu is doing its like leading PIGS TO SLAUGHTER!

    they cant help themselves from commenting and looking stupid.

    These same idiots commenting below are the same ones who told me wait til the season starts then get back to them when Abreu is struggling and cant hit major league pitching….

    NOW they are telling me to GET OVER IT!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA

    I guess I WON!! I WAS RIGHT!!!

    Thanks for nothing SANDY

  • BCleveland3381

    It’s funny, because it’s true. Leroy would rather watch the Sandy fail then watch the team he “roots” for win under a regime he doesn’t like. Pitiful fan. One of many on here, unfortunately.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    good grief!

  • sperry

    Oh give me an effing break

  • TheMets philosophy

    We know thank you really …..just saying …..gosh my head hurts from all these i told u guys!

  • Mike

    It’s been a nightmare for every team vs the mets

  • Donal

    Oh, that is bull.

  • MikeBedlam

    Steve Kerr to the Warriors. LOLKNICKS continues.

  • 2rings

    happy birthday, another has been

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Thought that was an extra base hit

  • bspo1

    of course

  • saturn

    We shall see..after a couple of starts

  • MetsfanInParadise

    look what I found!

  • Russ

    Granted his first start is against the Yankees, not the astros.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Was there a magnet in his glove

  • Mets! :-))

    So Soranio decides to field well all a sudden?

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    its always hard to tell with you when it’s sarcasm and when it isn’t

  • sperry

    Fun fact: on a team that has no talent, changing the plan from take a ton of pitches to swing away will lead to no measurable difference.

  • mr. belvedere

    but no one gives sandy credit if he does good than Omar found him and Sandy just rode his coat tails

  • mad met

    That was out at yankee band box

  • saturn

    I will clearly give him a couple of starts before I say, oh yeah same type.

  • Mike

    Gary is acting like this is the first yr the ballparks are here?

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wright is killing me

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    As do most horrible fielding players when they play against the Mets.

  • 2rings

    yep, steroids included

  • HarveyKsYou

    He’s going to pitch a shutout. That pitch count is ridiculous.

  • AJF

    Yep our NY Mets are back home

  • BCleveland3381

    I was all for signing Abreu. But we didn’t, so I moved on. You love for the Mets to fail so Sandy fails. You’re no Met fan. You’re a joke.

  • Alwayzamazin

    tanaka only has 38 pitches..in the 4th, Anyone know if he’s on a leash?

  • PatrickMets

    well, tanaka is as good as advertised

  • MikeBedlam

    Yeah. 9 innings.

  • SinHalo27

    Just move in the fences already. There are talented players on this team. Don’t make this bandbox dimensions but there can’t be a homefield advantage if the home team is not reaping the benefits of any advantages already. Reyes is gone- not going to fill this park with triples like it was designed for. Can’t they do a single thing to help their own team!?!?

  • saturn

    Its been a nightmare for every pitcher not named Jon Niese actually. Gee has had his moments

  • Alwayzamazin

    thats what i was afraid of

  • AJF

    Unfortunately. I am hoping the league figures him out the 2nd half

  • CJM

    LMFAO the Yankees? Please they are a retirement home softball team AT BEST. Get real, this Montzero guy is a bust.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO!!! Mets fan are KRAZY!

    2hours ago they were sooooooooooo excited about Montero pitching. Now they are already starting to grumble about his outing…

    Its the 4th inning and he has only given up 2 runs….Thanks in large part to a BONEHEADED play by Eric Young Jr. who cost him a run.

  • MikePiazza3186

    This is depressing

  • Japanese PEDs are harder to detect.

  • PatrickMets

    me too….if not, good lord…….

  • MikeBedlam

    That powdered deer penis again!!!

  • Kian Momeni

    This is bs… we’ve hit a bunch of hard ones

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I wouldn’t do it. You’re going to flood the park with great young arms…find hitters who can adapt.

  • jason bay

    Shame that when Alderson got here a little thing like a 10 M signing bonus was a no go when even as short ago as 2010 Jason Bay got an 8 M dollar signing bonus.

  • Mets! :-))

    yes lol 🙂

  • Montero is doing great for his first start. I hate us sometimes.

  • Metfan9876

    He’s done ok. Nothing great in his debut but he’s been solid.

  • saturn

    You people and the fences…its the way the stadium is set up. The ball doesnt carry in here. The only way you can hit one out is by hitting the crap out of a line drive shot. If they are gonna move the fences they would make the stadium the shortest in the history of baseball for balls to go out

  • sperry

    I’m on team bandbox because pitchers duels are boring. Give me 9-7 and 11-7 all day every day.

    The last two games were fun. This could knock out a grown man faster than any tranquilizer.

  • Tommy

    and take out the HR, the Yanks haven’t hit a ball hard all game!

  • I like the Lee’s Toyota girl for some reason. Not sure why

  • Shaun

    I’m more concerned that he doesn’t seem to fool anyone with his secondary stuff. Looks good but he’s gonna have high pitch counts like that

  • Mike

    Theyalready did? What do u want citizens bank little league park. Just get better players

  • Super T

    So typical, just like the ones blasting Wheeler last night who hasn’t even pitched a full season in the bigs yet.

  • Nano-technology!

  • Alwayzamazin

    omg! really?

  • jason bay

    About as many times a year as Gary Mathews Jr started for us in 2010.

  • wilponzi

    Montero’s waaaay to early to judge. Wheeler is showing shades of Pelfrey but it’s early in the season and his career so I think he can turn it around

  • saturn

    Montero has pitched So-So. I can live with 2 runs as long as he can give us 6 or 7 innings in most outings. Thats what concerns me. His pitch count.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    WOW!!! Off Topic but Steve Kerr signed on to coach the NEW YORK KNICKS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS!!!

    Lol…Phil Jacksons 1st swing and miss…My teams are so pathetic…smh

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Whoa!!!

  • goorru

    Falling behind again

  • Mike

    Slugfests are boring too

  • he’s not pitching efficiently and will be out before he finishing 5. This is not a good start. 50% of his runs are entirely his fault and the other 50% wouldn’t have happened had he not walked the #7 hitter and allowed a hit to the #8

  • Brian Regan

    Montero is fine. Not everyone is Matt Harvey.

  • Mets! :-))

    With some seasoning he is gonna be a good one 🙂

  • Bob Murphy is and was awesome.

  • saturn

    Exactly.

  • Kerr is wicked smaht

  • George_Theodore

    you couldn’t move the fences in enough to make this a hitters park.. pitching & defense!

  • Hearing Bob Murphy always puts me in a good mood. My first baseball game was a Mayor’s Trophy Game. Mets won! I was hooked.

  • Mets! :-))

    5 innings and 2 runs sounds pretty good to start off

  • MikeBedlam

    Philbert got playyyyyyed by his buddy.

  • Mets! :-))

    If he gets through it here

  • George_Theodore

    that’s not real baseball.. you need to follow an AL team

  • goorru

    They were low balling him

  • Peter S

    The yanks specialize in high pitch counts.

  • George_Theodore

    lol

  • AJF

    You been in New Hampshire too long! LOL

  • saturn

    Yeah complete game shutout. I am surprised he doesnt have more K’s

  • Alwayzamazin

    it was a lot to ask of Montero, big game, jitters

  • saturn

    You could chuck it to some “radiocative” contaminated sushi

  • Kian Momeni

    i’ve never seen a team fouling off this many balls

  • jason bay

    Were you in favor of signing or not signing Jason Bay? Castillo? Perez? Wagner? K Rod? Alou?

  • Brian Regan

    Gardener and Jeter, just foul balls off a lot. Weird game for him

  • Dio

    minus that EY play itd be 1 run 3 hits 4 innings so far. a lot of pitches, doesnt look sharp but for a guy destined to be a future #3 pitcher he is doing just fine

  • For a first start against the Yankees he is way more composed than most I would gather.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO!!

    Its his 1st friggin start they fouled off 18 pitches the last time I checked.

    And so what he walked a batter that doesnt make EY dumba$$ play Monteros fault.

    Why am I even responding to you…smh

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Well Wheeler SUCKED BAD last night and wasnt that great the rest of the season but he still deserves a chance

  • PatrickMets

    25 so far

  • Dio

    doesnt quite have his out pitch working right now…. wish our offense would come around. some very hard hit balls though but that doesnt help at the end of the day

  • Kirk Cahill

    Exactly. Harvey’s early success is going to make it hard for any prospect. It’s a shame. I’ve been impressed by Montero. Tough assignment against a veteran team who works the count.

  • HarveyKsYou

    The mini Pedro thing is very puzzling. Lol. I get the height thing, but that’s stupid for people in the organization to say that as it adds pressure to him.

  • Captain America

    Like it

  • saturn

    Their fouling off pitched means he is not being able to put them out with his out pitch. They are a work in progress

  • Super T

    SNY can we not put Wheelz on camera when he is picking his nose (or whatever it was he was doing?)

  • Hotstreak

    Jeff Van Gundy?

  • Mets! :-))

    I can see him go out and give you 6 or so consistent quality innings kind of guy every time out. Like a Gee i suppose but with better fastball? 🙂

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Its 1 game not indicative of who he is and will be

  • hell of a play

  • bspo1

    Good inning for the kid.

  • Mets! :-))

    Boogers for a snack. Yum !

  • SinHalo27

    don’t have to make it a bandbox but it shouldn’t be bigger than Shea either

  • PatrickMets

    look at eyj redeeming himself!!

  • Alwayzamazin

    sunflowers get boring

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    The cameraman has been off all night. Missed the Murphy stolen base, and the Teufel camera love affair in the 3rd.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Way over done.

  • George_Theodore

    umm, he just finished the
    5th

  • Mike

    They both do that every gm

  • HarveyKsYou

    He’s mocking people who troll, though trolling is much more arrogant.

  • SinHalo27

    I got that one! XD

  • MikePiazza3186

    Let’s get some runs!!!

  • Brian Regan

    For sure, he needs to command his secondary stuff better, but he has shown the ability to be a bag end starter. I like what I have seen from him

  • Anthony

    Puffy cumulous clouds

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I think it has more to do with the fact that Kerr and his family live in San Diego and coaching in Nor Cali he is closer and doesnt have to pick up and move…..Oh and he has a far better team in Golden State and no BS media scrutinizing everything he does and saying Phil is pulling his strings

  • CJM

    It’s stupid for anyone to say, considering Pedro is one of the greatest to ever live.

  • Chris H

    We need Murphy and 7 Murphy clones batting 1 through 8 in this ballpark

  • George_Theodore

    i was just thinking, it’s getting hard to tell the real trolls from the fake trolls.. i think i find the fake trolling thing almost more annoying at this point.. how about just talk about the game?

  • Super T

    Jose Abreu another HR (15) and 3 more RBIs today.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Definitely.

  • billpulsipher

    back to citi field. back to losing ways.

  • billpulsipher

    “he wasnt a right fit at this juncture” sandy speak

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Rafael can dice both sides of the plate…keeps the ball low…want to see him when it’s warm out, see more of that changeup and a tighter slider. I like him.

  • Alwayzamazin

    spoken like a true member of the Irish Hammers!

  • HarveyKsYou

    I agree. Wish Pedro never got hurt for us.

  • MikePiazza3186

    That a baby!!! Lgm!!!!

  • Sorry for my language but I F’king hate the Wilpons. It kills me that our park is half full for a game like this and mostly Yankee fans. I know most Mets fans stay away because of them and I don’t blame them.

    There’s 12 MMO people at this game to support the team, but reading their texts at how quiet the place is is disappointing.

    For a few minutes on Monday I was so happy to hear Katz wanted out and it would put the Wilpons on the ropes. But those hopes were dashed when the rumor turned out to be bogus.

  • Chris H

    Cy you need to steal

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    YOu should do the 1 for Flores but youd have to use DATE and TIME(clock)

  • AJF

    I agree I think he is doing pretty good I just wish our hitters could just pretend this is Yankee stadium I think some fans expected Montero to pitch a perfect game

  • Kirk Cahill

    Bingo.

  • Tomthetinker

    I don’t understand the negativity of my fellow met fans. The guy pitches a handful of decent innings and people are already giving up on this guy. I thought we were suppose to be believin. Believe!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • billpulsipher

    Wilpons are soul sucking pigs

  • DrDooby

    Nice debut for Montero considering you open your MLB career at home vs. the Yankees on a big stage vs. Tanaka. Slider just wasn’t there. And an umpire not calling any borderline pitch, especially in the lower part of the zone. Check out PITCHF/x for this game btw. Several possible strikes were called balls.
    5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB and 2 K is as solid a debut as was reasonable to expect.
    Hope that’s it for him for tonight and TC goes to the pen now. So certainly something to build on for Montero.

  • MikePiazza3186

    What a schmuck

  • Chris H

    Wtf are you doing

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wow. Both youngs.

  • Donal

    The hell is he thinking?

  • Anthony

    Stupid

  • George_Theodore

    Murph’s boneheaded base running has become contagious

  • billpulsipher

    nobody gives up on Montero…we just gave up on the offense because they wont touch Tanaka

  • bspo1

    DUMB

  • Super T

    5/09/2014 TC – “Flores is our starting SS”.

    5/14/2014 TC – “Benches Flores”.

  • George_Theodore

    STOP SIGN!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Chris Young pulling a Daniel Murphy but failing

  • AJF

    Idiots

  • The Cat in the Hat

    did i say chris young?

  • HarveyKsYou

    CY sucks. I never really liked him.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Guys,

    Well, back to normalcy. Pitching back and lack of hitting back. Fly ball outs for Yankee Stadium homers and Chris Young showing why shifts can work against one and how Daniel Murphy is contageous.

  • TheMetsMachine

    somebody please tell me why Chris young is pretending to be Eric Young?

  • davidizwright

    If terry had any balls he would bench young right now

  • MikeBedlam

    Agreed on every point.

  • Mets! :-))

    Only murphy can do it 😉

  • PessiMets

    Mets forget how to hit and how to play the game when they play at home

  • George_Theodore

    maybe that’ll get him benched for our real CF

  • Yea Young you aint friggen Murph. Thanks for taking away potential run against a guy who hasn’t lost in 2 damn years.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    inexplicable. if that was collins’ call, it’s an impeachable offense. If Young went on his own, he should be benched.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Murph made it

  • Kian Momeni

    just gave up an out without allowing him to throw any pitches. This dude’s throwing a shutout tonight

  • Terry

    Chris Young and Eric Young…nice plays tonight. Good thing Lagaras isn’t playing. MORONS!!!!!!

  • BCleveland3381

    Idiots.

  • Mets! :-))

    that lucky irish in him yeah :p

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    ERIC right? lol

  • saturn

    What the hell was that?!! I mean did you see tanaka laughing?? I would have laughed in his face too!!

  • Brian Regan

    That was fuckin dumb. Cant give good pitchers a break

  • Alwayzamazin

    where are the base coaches? don’t they help them know when to go?

  • davidizwright

    *CHRIS

  • Dio

    no way it was collins, young just thought they were sleeping, guess they woke up early

  • PatrickMets

    awesome, the LAST thing we need are baserunners

  • BCleveland3381

    You make a play like that, the official scorer should be able to take your hit away.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Jose Abreu wouldve hit a homer 😉

  • PessiMets

    He wasn’t terrible

  • TheMetsMachine

    Chris Young is not half the player Eric Young is.

  • Dio

    ey & cy killing us this game at home

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Tejada right?

  • goorru

    other than maybe one idiot who is giving up on him?

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, on a freak play

  • SinHalo27

    When Murphy attempted it that was fine: 0-0 game.
    Down by 2 with a big bat up: dumb dumb play.

  • Terry

    Keith is going to kill someone!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Tell that to anyone that matters youd be laughed at again

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    one of the more frustrating individual plays this season actually.

  • Dio

    lol instead of an E for error, go for S for silliness

  • HarveyKsYou

    This is back to being a typical mets home game: no energy and you feel like we’re bound to loose.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Recker bomb

  • AJF

    The broadcaster seems so annoyed with the coaching Haha love it

  • PessiMets

    Hey we have Lucas Duda for much cheaper

  • Dio

    he swings at everythinggggggg

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Now this is the Mets offense I know and have grown to loathe……..TERRIBLE!

  • bspo1

    Wow Recker can’t see anything.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Lol yep

  • TheMetsMachine

    Really, did you just say “to anyone that matters”, anyone that matters agree, it’s those that don’t matter laugh, that’s why they don’t matter.

  • PessiMets

    CG SO

  • Chris H

    But they are vets and to Terry that’s much more important then playing Young Lagares

  • Mets! :-))

    Ah, offense back to normal :))

  • AJF

    Well I will be so surprise if we even score 1 run

  • Joe, we will get there. I bet Katz made a casual comment that got floated out but he is old and doesn’t need this “heirloom”. Wilpon’s won’t be able to buy hm out. The dominoes are stacked and are waiting to fall.

  • Kian Momeni

    back to having josh thole-esk catchers

  • PatrickMets

    the Youngs are on their game tonight

  • Peter S

    Tanaka is dealing.

  • muskytoes

    Filthy

  • MikeBedlam

    I still think that there had to be some truth to that rumor at some point.

  • Kevin H

    And we thought TDA was lost at the plate. Jeez that looked awful.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Take it easy guys game is far from over

  • Dio

    there are so many mental errors being made its baffling

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Terry Collins did a great job fixing our offense back to normal tonight.

    Such a genius

  • Skip

    I like how Selig has the guile to come out and publicly support the Wilpons. Ridiculous what they’re doing to this franchise. Imagine what Sandy could do with this young pitching and a “Real” New York payroll.

  • bspo1

    I mean you have to tip your hat the Tanaka who has been lights out. But those were terrible swings.

  • Dio

    this is citi not the bronx…

  • Joey D.

    Hi Joe,

    Sorry to know of that but it’s expected. This was the disconnect that this organization and it’s general manager have helped to create by betraying it’s fan base. It’s not just Fred and Jeff – it’s the concern Sandy shows for his team payroll than he does for his team on the field by trying to quantify how important “payroll concentration” is to success.

  • Dio

    looks filthier than it is when people are swinging like that

  • TheMetsMachine

    That’s what happens when you start Tejada over Flores and Chris Young over Legares.. just facts.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Lol…so true.

    This game was over when EYjr spotted the Stankees a free run

  • George_Theodore

    they need a baserunning coach.. and what happening to “playing this game the right way”

  • DrDooby

    For a major league debut against a veteran lineup in a spot like this, can’t ask for more.

  • George_Theodore

    GKR being forced to eat shake shack!

  • PatrickMets

    oh yeah, tanaka looks like he’s about to get pounced upon

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That’s the point The first time you catch them napping. The second time they’re ready for it. Murph’s play was smart. CY’s play? Not smart

  • Skip

    Hopefully it doesn’t take 10 yrs for those to fall. Maybe the new incoming comish will push it along…..please…..

  • Dio

    good lord

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    That’s what happens when you start Tejada over Flores and Chris ERIC Young over Legares.. just facts.

    FIXED

  • TheMets philosophy

    Its a shame it doesnt look like were gona get to toy with the yankee bullpen tonight

  • Donal

    Nobody pays attention to coaches anymore except when rounding third. The whole league is that way.

  • AJF

    Game

  • Chris H

    We lost this game

  • Mets! :-))

    🙁

  • bspo1

    ha, game.

  • Kian Momeni

    good call terry. I thought you were one for “taking them out on a high note”

  • Just a FYI, Chris Young may suck and is sucking worse than the other Chris Young we used to have, but let’s not use our Mets pessimism to lose touch of what is going on. The next stage of our future is here, we are moving forward though not as fast as we can be.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    THATS A HOMERUN IN YANKEE STADIUM!!!

  • Dio

    good thing cy ran into an out, lord knows we dont need baserunners in this game, gonna be a massacre

  • LIMetfan22

    This game has that feeling where we get dominated and then rally for the win in the 9th.

  • Alwayzamazin

    did i ever tell you guys how much i hate texiera and his smug face? a little more now

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Get the hook Terry!

  • Super T

    Jose Abreu has more HRs than Granderson, Duda, CY & Wright combined

    Jose Abreu 15 HRs > 14 HRs Curtis Granderson (5), Lucas Duda (4), Chris Young (3) David Wright (2)

  • Dio

    moreso just dominated

  • George_Theodore

    no, we tie in the 9th & lose in the 16th

  • I’m With Montero! Shlt happens on the first start.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wow montero

  • AJF

    Can’t stand Collins!

  • TheMets philosophy

    So let me see Terry takes Gee out after 80 pitches because he wants him to leave on a good note and he puts montero in after he ended off really good with a hundred pitches? (hes never gona more then 98 in the minors)

  • Hotstreak

    Lets go for the QS instead of the win.

  • yeah, you’re right. He’s been good.

  • Mets! :-))

    Studly 😛

  • Donal

    Tex went out for that one

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Not unless we can drive up Tanaka’s pitch count and get into their bullpen

  • Chris H

    Yeah our future is moving fast on the bench.

  • sperry

    I used to caddie with a kid who looked exactly like him. It was brutal

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea he looks like a big tool

  • Dio

    this is what happens… at home. period. exclamation. fact lol.

  • MyasDaddy

    You’re asking a kid in his first major league start. To pitch against the Yankees. Wow.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Keith goes Led

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    105 pitches…Terry is a funny duck.

  • Random Zepplin quote Keith

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO!!!! You forgot to say…………….

    THANKS SANDY

  • MikeBedlam

    Montero….still having a better start than our other starters had against the Yankees.

  • Waz0787

    Mets are jekyl and hyde

  • goorru

    Babying pitchers is just disgraceful. it’s obviously having an adverse effect. He hasn’t thrown over 98 pitches what a joke. Gee i wonder why the more and more they try to protect the pitchers the more TJ surgeries they perform.

  • Wheeler went 4 innings yesterday. Need to push a little today

  • Read again…

  • Kirk Cahill

    Very. I thought he would be out after the fourth.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    He’s a dead pull hitter with a ridiculous upper cut now. Yankees stadium swing to the max.

  • Or sad, they both work.

  • Connor O’Brien

    CY is hitting .235. A little bit low, but not much lower than we expected. Still hits for power, steals bases, plays defense. His average is never going to wow you. He’s been a bit short on the power lately but he hasn’t been awful.

  • PessiMets

    See u can hit homers out of this park

  • MyasDaddy

    No. I am agreeing with you.

  • Alwayzamazin

    exactly!! and the yankees when we just beat them 2x and they are out for blood…against Tanaka who has no losses? thanks TC

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Dementia wears many disguises

  • George_Theodore

    Montero getting TJ surgery next week

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Unless you wear a Mets uniform.

  • LIMetfan22

    Maybe Mets brass will see your comment and trade for Abreu!!!!!

    Pointless comment. Everyone knows they f’ed up not signing him.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Not our night tonight. Montero’s doing alright for a first start.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Actually several idiots are already jumping ship.

  • PatrickMets

    they* can hit homers out of this park

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea well wheeler and colon both suck lol we are gonna miss gee well he is out

  • Joey D.

    Hi Super T,

    Hey, but we got Bobby at a much cheaper price and as we know, statistics prove that “payroll concentration” leads to success. Ask Sandy Aldeson, he can tell you all about stats.

  • MyasDaddy

    Wondering how deGrom will handle it.

  • George_Theodore

    what did he say? “does anyone remember laughter?”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    WOW!!! Familia warming up in the pen…

    Why does it seem Collins is trying to abuse him now. Someone needs to tell Collins that he doesnt have to ride 1 or 2 pitchers at a time….and that he can mix it up….

    Collins gives Dr. James Andrews a lot of business

  • Hotstreak

    Tex hit a like a golf pro hits 7 iron.

  • Dio

    gonna be a 3-0 game minimum

  • Donal

    Because medical procedures and better now and can detect problems better? Because they only protect them in season and never rest them?

    Because back in the Good Old days that Never Really Happened, pitchers spent their winters getting drunk and fat?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    “Where’s that confounded bridge?”

  • HarveyKsYou

    He did good. Really gave up two runs. That’s pretty solid. But this game is over; Tanaka is going to pitch 7-8 and out bats look dead yet again.

  • MikeBedlam

    I bet he says “bro” a lot.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Mets will get to him this inning

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    No your comment was pointless, his was informative

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. Probably.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    The Mets offense has done nothing to support him, but he “battled” out there…sincerely. He did fine and toughed out 6 innings. Pitched well enough to keep the Mets in this game.

  • LIMetfan22

    So everyone hits bombs in this stadium except the Mets. How mentally weak are our players?

  • metsfansince64

    I think he took out Gee because of the lat. He’s been pitching with it for awhile.

  • GB

    He looks like sloth from the Goonies movie from the 80’s

  • Dio

    love your insane optimism.

  • Kian Momeni

    6ip and 3 ER is a considered a quality start. Didn’t have his best stuff and control but kept us in the game (maybe).

  • How many does Kaz Matsui have? He was an international prospect who scouts actually saw a good bit of and was deemed a can’t miss superstar. I suppose you’re right though, a team full of holes should take a big risk on one player like that

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Very…led by a guy who is always “pressing”.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. He did. He battled through 6 innings and kept us in the game.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. We’re not hitting again.

  • Joey D.

    Montero did his share tonight. Debut against the Yankees going against Tanaka? He showed poise and I liked what I saw. He is a pitcher, not a thrower.

  • mr. belvedere

    6 innings 3 runs vs a veteran LH heavy lineup in your debut…I’ll take it…he kind of has Dillon Gee circa 2011 vibe to him…a little more velocity but not as good of command with the secondary pitches

  • The Mets have hidden the kids form the spotlight in recent debut starts. For our biggest series of the year against arguably the major’s best pitcher right now…the kid did fine. Quality start.

  • Collins is the absolute worst manager a young team like ours could have, He sets the kids up for failure at every turn, and more importantly he is clueless about development. Never mind all those cotton candy puff pieces you read about Collins after every 2-3 game win streak, he is awful for this team and is contrary to our plan and direction.

  • Dio

    i have a horrible vision of a post game saying he pitched well but hey we got 0 runs cant win a game with that no matter how many runs we give up!

  • Waz0787

    Tejada with a HR

  • Chris H

    It feels like Tanakas pitch count is about 12 not 57 lol

  • Metfan9876

    I think it has more to do with the fact that most pitchers are playing year-round baseball at a very young age.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hahahaha…that’s funny. In little league dimensions…maybe. Has he hit a ball more than 250 feet this year?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So is Alderson the man who hired and rehired him 😉

  • MyasDaddy

    Come on Rube. Get on base!

  • LIMetfan22

    He hit one to the base of the wall in the Philly series. I had to rewatch it 3 times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

  • I think the Mets needs a young manager with ambition. Collins desires success greatly, but he has to know this is his last chance. He’s overplaying for today and thus sacrificing tomorrows.

  • Minaya hired him.

  • bspo1

    hitting balls in the air again, bench him.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I’m afraid he’s going to hurt some of these young arms. He doesn’t seem to have a clue with pitchers.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    as a minor league coordinator.

    NOT as a manager.

    nice try

  • MikeBedlam

    I was okay with the original hiring of him. The extension was (and still is) baffling to me. Nauseating.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That’s about as far as he can hit it oppo

  • I miss Flores.

  • Alwayzamazin

    Joe D, knowing how positive you always are, that was an impressive statement. Agreed.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Collins made Montero pitch the 6th because he didnt want to hear beat writers ask him why cant Montero pitch more than 5innings.

    Jenrry Mejia treatment

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Haha. Nice. I missed that one…and he actually gave that pitch a ride…shocked he can hit it that far.

  • Waz0787

    That would’ve been gone in yankees stadium

  • George_Theodore

    Collins is playing to not lose..

  • Kian Momeni

    funniest thing said by terry in the post game press conference last night was that he kept Wheeler in because he “wanted him to get the win.” He wanted him to get the win but didn’t want the team to get one.

  • MyasDaddy

    Been saying it for years, Bravo!

  • Mets! :-))

    Oh it was so close 😛

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yeah…I’m shocked that he mustered that much pop.

  • LIMetfan22

    Seriously. Very disturbing that Captain Wright only has 2 home runs.

  • Skip

    He know what he’s doing. He figures he going to get soon or this year atleast so he’ll try to destroy every arm we have and also the confidence of all the young pláyers. Evil bugger….

  • Dio

    but minaya still hired him into the organization…. his point.

  • XtreemIcon

    To work in minor league development, no less.

  • Because he was here and agreed to work for minimum wage.

  • Donal

    4 run inning

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Tejada once again under the Mendoza line, good thing Collins has Flores sitting on the bench. Terry needs to wake up and give Flores the chance he deserves!

  • Waz0787

    I was close

  • MikeBedlam

    I hate EYs walk-up music.

  • Minaya is brown and therefore must be defended from all slights, real and perceived…. damaja’s point

  • derek murphy

    Chris young should not be able to steal on his own.

  • Mets! :-))

    Ill pinch hit for EY before its too late :p

  • LIMetfan22

    Informative? Wow. If that’s an informative comment to you I highly doubt you graduated middle school. Jesus Leroy…

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    But Tejada was scorching hot according to guys like Gary Cohen…Tejada just isn’t very good. Flores was called up to rot on the bench apparently…play the kid!

  • LIMetfan22

    No let them keep crying about a player we didn’t sign 6+ months ago. Unbelieveable

  • Alwayzamazin

    the peter principle…he got promoted to a a level of incompetency. but as a puppet he got promoted and that’s on SANDY

  • HarveyKsYou

    2 runs in six innings.. Very good start.

  • Super T

    “Kaz Matsui”…..Really? Jose Abreu wouldn’t have cost the Mets anything but money, and everything I read before he signed said he posted better numbers in Cuba than Puig. Don’t recall hearing any reports that Kaz Matsui was better than Ichiro or Hideki Matsui in Japan.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Information!!!! was provided genius

    Did you even make it out of Pre-K

  • this game is boring for the opposite reason than last night

  • Chris H

    New rule for Tejada. Every time he hits the ball in the air he has to do 15 suicide sprints. Think he’ll learn to never hit the ball in the air ever lol

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    That right there is a perfect example of the problem with this team. EY has a 2-0 count and takes a meatball down the middle for a called strike…just take a pitch…just because. Horrible approach. He had no intention of taking the bat off of his shoulder.

  • LIMetfan22

    Good one Leroy.

  • Joey D.

    Hi goorru,

    Five years from now we might see a change in which the next generation of new pitchers are taught to pace themselves and expect to pitch nine innings so they don’t put everything into every pitch and blow their arms out like we see now. It’s like Ron Darling says, they conserve themselves and leave something for later. That’s why so many were able to pitch over 200 innings and be effective for so many years decades ago.

  • PatrickMets

    he’s the hot hand!!!!!

  • bspo1

    6 more weeks for EY after that.

  • Dio

    tanaka is not the pitcher the mets should be facing with this lineup. hes wicked.

  • Kian Momeni

    honestly… i’m fine with him doing that considering tanaka’s pitch count

  • In hindsight, through the first 1.5 months of the season, it would’ve been good.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    No, no, no. Down 3 he took a strike hoping to work the walk. They need baserunners.

  • HarveyKsYou

    We’re not winning or close, that’s the reason for me.

  • Joey D.

    Ha ha

  • Just_Da_damaja

    so was wally backman.

    who promoted Terry from minor league coordinator to mlb manager?

    who then EXTENDED him and the entire staff after another bad year?

    1-Omar Minaya
    2-Sandy Alderson
    3-Steve Phillips
    4-Monica Lewinsky

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    My bad…I thought it was 2-0…my mistake on that one for sure.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    That bozo needs to make up for that screwup earlier he better score

  • SinHalo27

    EY’s double is 10 rows back in the Bronx Bandbox.

  • goorru

    Good call, pfftt

  • Dio

    who knows what the score would be in the bronx right now, probably 3-3 or 4-4

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It WAS 2-0. Down 3 runs. He did the right thing Don’t swing til he throws a strike

  • MikeBedlam

    That might be my favorite list of possible multiple choice answers ever. Lmao.

  • Mets! :-))

    I would have HR’d 🙂

  • goorru

    Down 3 runs it’s the right call.

  • George_Theodore

    12-11

  • yeah, Kaz Matsui. Really.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1030736/index.htm

    Kaz Matsui – “Japan’s A-Rod”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Does David Wright know we have a game today?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Oh ok…I actually disagree. You have a control pitcher up there who is not going to give away free passes. Just a different philosophy I guess.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Wright is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CLUTCH!

  • Kian Momeni

    no

  • Mets! :-))

    If he hits it on the ground he’s still slow to do anything with it. Line drives will make him competent and bloop hits

  • LIMetfan22

    Complete game shutout coming up

  • Dio

    hes nervous… its citi field

  • HarveyKsYou

    Appreciate the energy we brought to this game. Wish we still had Shea.

  • MikePiazza3186

    This stinks

  • Just_Da_damaja

    hits for power?

    how many HR does he have ?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Didn’t you get the memo? He’s pressing and trying to do too much.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Nooo

  • Kian Momeni

    When is the last time we’ve scored 3 runs in an inning at Citi (not including the comeback against Philly)?

  • derek murphy

    Great at bat by young. Now that they got him taking power stroke he looks good.

  • HarveyKsYou

    What the hell are you talking about?

  • PessiMets

    It’s 3-0 and doesn’t look like the mets r scoring against tanaka why not pitch valverde? Why waste Torres?

  • Makes too much sense.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    no he’s either trying too hard to help the team OR he is injured and courageously playing through it….

    What a hero

  • MikePiazza3186

    You can’t assume a loss you idiot

  • Mets! :-))

    An imposter DW look alike lol

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol I said this below 😉

  • goorru

    Minaya hired a hot dog vendor too, I guess he should be manager too.

  • that was Murphy but otherwise, insightful as always.

  • Connor O’Brien

    It’s only 24 games for him. He has three. That averages out to around 18-20 per year.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Didn’t see it but yeah…it’s a given. Excuse after excuse for Wright.

  • Dio

    what year are we in again?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    LMAO

  • Joey D.

    Hi BBLB,

    That about says it all. But we also have a GM who talks about building with youth when he too places so many has beens on the roster instead.

    Does make a case in which one is thinking less about the future as he is looking to run a team on a cheap from year to year and not give the impression he is “punting” the season.

  • goorru

    have no fear Ray Ramirez is here.

  • Donal

    Because amateur sports are such big money. there’s more money going through more hands than pro sports. These coaches are driving kids into the ground with no regard for their long term health. Just win another division title and get a couple kids into the next big program so you can recruit the next crop of gullible parents. So what if their arms are going to unravel before they make drinking age?

  • Waz0787

    I have followed degroom since savannah. I am telling you he is the real deal. He will be the best young pitcher to come up this year.

  • Dio

    injury.. ha! hes just tryin to get out of the lineup

  • Mets! :-))

    Remember that WS game winning HR by David? oh wait.. but really though DW is like 9th in rbi or the NL I thinks.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Why not including that one?

  • Connor O’Brien

    Notice how I said “been a bit short on the power lately.” I’m expecting more of a 20-25 home run type pace for him, but it’s nitpicking at this point with the number of ABs he’s had.

  • TheMetsMachine

    You wouldn’t give Wright credit even if he hit a grand slam to win a game in the 9th, 4th consecutive nights. Not because, you don’t want to, because you are so blind you don’t see reality.

    Sorry, facts…you have to live with it.

  • SinHalo27

    no hat-trick for Roberts, glove save and a beauty

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    We are all too used to the excuses and Wright buzz words

  • MyasDaddy

    Ray Ramirez wouldn’t know a break vs a bruise. Get his pathetic ass off the field

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    It will save his arm…he is faking it because he knows Terry is going to pitch him until his arm falls off. 😛

  • why do you need to make excuses for a guy who is, until this point of his career, one of the greatest offensive 3B of all time?

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Looking back, it’s amazing the Yanks didn’t completely undress Zack right there on the mound. These guys work a pitcher – the worst possible matchup for Wheeler.

  • MikeBedlam

    Ramirez needs to get himself back to the dugout. STAY AWAY FROM THE PLAYERS!!!!!

  • Dio

    more psyched for his start than i was for montero’s

  • Super T

    Interesting, I didn’t remember his hype being that high.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Doug Flynn once hit 3 triples in a game for the Mets

  • MyasDaddy

    Did TC double switch?

  • Waz0787

    Same.

  • Mets also made at least 5 dazzling plays in the field that affected the score, maybe more.

  • George_Theodore

    you might have learned how to spell his name

  • Kian Momeni

    Lagares came in as a pinch hitter and isn’t in the outfield this inning. Unbelievable

  • Mets! :-))

    Maybe he can do it next time 🙂

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    You think he’s one of the greatest offensive 3B of all time (at this point of his career)? Really? He’s got a ways to go…and there are plenty of Mets fans that will defend Wright to the bitter end regardless of how bad he is going.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LoL I like this new guy @Mets! :-))

  • HarveyKsYou

    It should be a 2-0 game.. That’s the difference between a bloop and a blast.

  • this is why we were so pumped about it. He was supposed to be Suzuki quick, glove like Omar V, better power than Jeter (at that time) with the ability to hit near .300.

    Instead, we got Kaz Matsui

  • MyasDaddy

    Unreal isn’t it?

  • Alwayzamazin

    by all accounts terry was good in the minor leagues but surely was promoted beyond his talent level and thats on sandy. puppetability must have been a big factor there.

  • HarveyKsYou

    CY should be on the bench.. He’s not a good player.

  • mr. belvedere

    you don’t double switch when the pitchers spot is due up 7th

  • LIMetfan22

    He didn’t start b/c of his hammy. Why sub him in in the 6th…

  • Donal

    I thought runs before the 9th inning don’t count?

  • Another colossal blunder by Terry.

  • Mets! :-))

    Thanks lol you are rather entertaining yourself :p

  • MyasDaddy

    That’s right cause EY doubled…

  • HarveyKsYou

    Starting CY was.. But of course our bonehead GM promised him playing time.

  • numbers don’t lie my man. Look at the 3Bs who are in the HoF and compare their number’s to DW’s. Look at MLB’s sortable stats and see how he stacks up. He still has a long time left and his pct stats could certainly tail off but until this point, he ranks in the top 10 or even 5 in virtually every offensive category at the position

  • Joey D.

    Hi Harvey,

    So glad I’m not the only one who feels that way. Shea was a wonderful place to watch a game before the owners just let it rot to pieces whereas Citi is a nice shopping mall and convention center with a baseball team as a special added attraction.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    He’s not terrible…but Lagares should be starting. Terry blowing in his veteran’s ears like always. I don’t necessarily know who would be a good manager for this team, but Terry is not the guy. I think he’d be an OK bench coach, but he does not have the aptitude to manage a ball club.

  • Waz0787

    Challenge

  • Just_Da_damaja

    not according to Joe D.

  • TheMetsMachine

    he was out

  • Dio

    signing cy was. nelson cruz wouldve been wonderful

  • $14435385

    The Youngs should share time, Lagares and Granderson should be in there every day. Everyone seems to understand this except Terry.

  • TheMetsMachine

    maybe not

  • George_Theodore

    safe

  • Mets! :-))

    Gah ! D: so close

  • Alwayzamazin

    Joe D has had enough of Terry!! Can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Connor O’Brien

    Wright is hitting well over .300 in high leverage situations this year but let’s ignore that.

  • George_Theodore

    GKR got the call wrong 🙂

  • Super T

    One of the stupidest things the Mets did was put him at SS and move Jose Reyes to 2B. Kaz actually did a lot better once he was a 2B playing for Colorado & Houston.

  • Dio

    he was safe, tie.

  • I think he misread your comment. He doesn’t like positive talk about DW and somehow, inexplicably, the positivity in your comment eluded him

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Love that Cohen made a mistake earlier and Ronnie corrected him. Cohen usually gets his rocks off correcting Keith.

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, he was safe

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Its Terry….believe!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He reached the breaking point a couple of games back. But that one was questionable. replays were mixed at best

  • Waz0787

    If the mets lose tonight. Bill and metro will takeover this thread lol

  • SS was his position. Made sense at the time

  • Connor, shhh… Leroy is attention whoring.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol i remember last week when they were saying Grandy should be platooned

  • TheMetsMachine

    and Leroy, those 3 yankee fans troll all day

  • Alwayzamazin

    last couple games were wins and I didn’t pick up on it due to my happiness I guess

  • MyasDaddy

    “Derek Jeter” Jeter sucks!! ahaha

  • Connor O’Brien

    hahahaha

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I actually have a little more respect for Leroy these days. Pulsipher’s toxic, though

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    You can only hope, right Waz?

  • metsfansince64

    It’s a lot more than half full but way too many of them are Yankees fans. Someone pointed out that it’s a lot cheaper to watch the Yankees here than in Yankees Stadium.

  • TheMetsMachine

    That’s a shame! lol

  • of course. Who the hell would hire a Yankees fan?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    The hate is strong with this one lol

  • Mets! :-))

    As the face of this team we all have high expectations for him I think he knows that Wright can do it and its rather frustrating when he goes small in key situations. I personally would rather like reyes kept though cause Flores would play 3rd and no tejada or EY mess. Im a wright supporter though

  • if the Mets lose a game in May, morons will takeover the thread and jump for glee lol.
    OK, I guess

  • MyasDaddy

    He don’t bother me at all. I like him, he is frustrated like us all. He expresses it differently

  • MikePiazza3186

    Recker doing his finest tda impression

  • Waz0787

    I am looking forward to it lol 🙂

  • Joey D.

    And paid him $7.25 million along with $20 million to Colon. Will not put down the Grandy signing and extension to David but this $27.25 million was a waste of both, resources and not complimenting the investment of these two by surrounding them with better players.

  • Kian Momeni

    #plawecki

  • MetsfanInParadise

    GET THE THIRD F’KING OUT ALREADY!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    😉 @MyasDaddy:disqus gets me

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Recker displaying the full range of reasons that he is a career backup catcher tonight.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Why?

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    probably exactly the same

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Can Jeter get any luckier? This guy has had more BS hits over the years than I can even fathom.

  • Dio

    dis……graceful

  • MikeBedlam

    Dios mio.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LoL…

  • Dio

    god wants no part of this he changed channels innings ago

  • Mets! :-))

    what a cheap bouncer…

  • bspo1

    man Reckers had a real bad game.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    wow…

    defense wins….

    Juan Centeno…

    clap clap

    clap clap clap

    Juan Centeno…

    clap clap

    clap clap clap

  • George_Theodore

    that was Jeter’s gift

  • Joey D.

    Not Recker’s fault.

  • Haaaaaaaaa.

  • TheMetsMachine

    Yes, and tomorrow, he’ll call that hit clutch!! That’s Derek Jeter for you.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Let’s hope d’Arnaud fails…

  • wilponzi

    It’s a shame we didn’t trade a franchise player who can’t hit homeruns

  • Waz0787

    People instigated and we get the blame.

  • Anthony

    Bonehead plays in abundance tonight

  • Catcher is a thinking man’s position. We need someone more… American to play there.

  • George_Theodore

    wasn’t his fault.. he called off torres

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yup…The 4 hits I’ve seen him have in this series all sucked…but alas…they all look like line drives in the box score. :/

  • LIMetfan22

    Si mi amigo. Viva la latinos!!!! less white more LATINO!!!

  • Connor O’Brien

    What???

  • Mets! :-))

    not sure if my pictures upload at all .-.

  • Kian Momeni

    Yea just bring up Centeno. He’ll hit .220-.240 with great defense

  • Hotstreak

    BAITOR: Who are you trying to get banned.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Exactly…I didnt say anything and I get jumped on lol

  • MikePiazza3186

    That’s a little much umm yadier Molina!!!!!

  • LIMetfan22

    Satire i’m sure

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Last weekend, when terry had that epic bad game

  • Dio

    its like the mets have a checklist of things to do wrong to lose a game and are crossing them off one by one

  • Alwayzamazin

    leroy is not a troll! where did you appear from?

  • Donal

    By rooting against the team and attacking people who support them. He’s always been a nasty troll and now he’s worse because things have visibly turned around. Good things are coming and it physically hurts him.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Let’s hope so!

  • Mets! :-))

    Know some pretty funny meme if they do ^_^

  • LIMetfan22

    Are you people mentally ill

  • George_Theodore

    he mocking damaja’s racism

  • MyasDaddy

    It’s because of reputation.

  • MyasDaddy

    LOL

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    He was screaming for that ball. Torres screwed up.

  • Connor O’Brien

    It was a joke. I always tease him that he likes Centeno so much, we should just dump d’Arnaud. Not baiting anyone. If I really thought someone was doing something worthy of a ban, I would just do it myself…

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    That’s nothing. We have some master baiters here.

  • trolling the only blatant r@cist on the site, CO’B

  • Just_Da_damaja

    SB – recker’s fault
    cant block the pitch – recker’s fault
    wild throw – recker’s throw

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    ok, time for some optimism. we get 2 back bottom of the 7th. 1 more in the 8th. and 2 to win in the 9th.

  • Connor O’Brien

    *chuckes*

  • Donal

    That is the catcher’s ball and Recker was calling for it. Not on him.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    TURNED AROUND…GOOD THINGS!!!

    What year are you in???? The year 2024…This team stinks and theyd be lucky to win more than 74 games

  • MikePiazza3186

    Amen!!!!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Gotta get Tanaka out of there

  • Donal

    Yes
    No
    No

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    ‘Sup, Connor?

  • Forgot my password!! argh!!

    Hopefully they’re “getting frisky” because Tanaka is coming out and they feel they need more runs to pad the lead for their bullpen, because we need some and quick!!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Mets will go nuts this inning watch

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That was a Little League run

  • Just_Da_damaja

    as if terry was going to bench the 7 mil OF over the 500K OF…

    thats sandy and u know it…

  • Mets! :-))

    Maybe we have him drink the booze like in benchwarmers

  • Joey D.

    Does anybody know what happened with the presentation of the loyalty oath? Did the Mets hype it up??

  • Waz0787

    Good thing lol. You’re funny.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Hey EVP!

  • Mets! :-))

    making him walk/hit everyone. call in sick ! lol

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    or slip him a burger from the shake shack

  • MikePiazza3186

    Epic comeback on its way lgm!!!

  • MikePiazza3186

    David leads off with a hit

  • Donal

    I’m in 2014 and I don’t get off on the Mets losing. I don’t have an allergic reaction to positive feelings around here.

  • saturn

    Yikes. The mets choke and become wussies if they are not whining. They lose all life. And me thinks Everyday Torres needs a break

  • Super T

    Joey D.

    Hi,

    Were you hoping to get selected?

  • Joey D.

    Against Tanaka?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    and is hitting around .200 from the 7th inning on…

    clutch ?

  • Mets! :-))

    yes yes >:D new and improved burgers !

  • Waz0787

    I know the feelings. It’s tough being a Mets fan who is not fooled by mets propaganda

  • Connor O’Brien

    Where’s Jordany Valdespin when you need him?

  • wait. David choked and couldn’t get Young in last inning. How is he leading off this inning? Any idea, BadBadLeroyBrown, dumbest poster in the whole damn town?

  • PessiMets

    just like your idiotic comments that i see get censored by mmo.

  • Donal

    well earned reputation. And the stuff he says

  • Dio

    prison?

  • applying for his JV1 vanity plates for his b1tchin Camaro

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL ROFL LMFAO

    -bblb

  • MyasDaddy

    He is passionate like we all. Like I said, he rants and hollers. He does what I do without typing it.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Super T,

    I was wondering if the organization still had the guts to go through with it. 🙂

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wow ball 4 wright your a stiff

  • Mets! :-))

    DAvid Wright way to rally the troops ! 😀

  • bspo1

    Mets getting owned.. Tanaka is lights out. Hopefully we can take 3 of 4 tomorrow.

  • PessiMets

    montero pitched well, it doesn’t look as good because Tanaka has been lights out

  • $14435385

    You can see why Tanaka is tough – he’s always around the plate and it seems really hard to do anything but beat his pitches into the ground. Tough combination.

  • Kian Momeni

    I don’t understand how Wright doesn’t understand that they pitch him that slider away every time to strike him out

  • saturn

    D’Arnaud has been sucking, but come on Recker? I dont get the love. That was a bonehead move and then Torres didnt get out of the way… Kevin is the man. I am down for giving D’arnaud one more month to prove semi something. If not I have no issues with Packing him and trading him, and letting someone be a stopgag and throw kevin onto the fire

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Tanaka is toying with these clowns.

  • Donal

    Ya, he should have lead off the inning with a grand slam

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    This guy could toy with almost anybody.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=518170
    Valdespin hitting .289 for Miami’s AAA club

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    That was a ball, but what difference does it make…

  • Mets! :-))

    We should at least score 3 its unfortunate for montero to be pegged for the loss if we dont get back in this one 🙁

  • PessiMets

    i think you have to give travis the entire year and maybe the start of next year. i don’t think you’re getting anything for him if he keeps sucking the way he is

  • The good news is that we still have tomorrow. If our rookie beats their rookie, we win the series, and sit at 20-20. .500 ball come Sept. 1st, and we’re in the playoff hunt. Gotta love today’s MLB.

  • Connor O’Brien

    What’s a better measure of clutchness:
    a) At bats crucial to the outcome of the game
    b) At bats in seventh inning on, no matter the score

  • Dio

    what was the genius reason we didnt bid on tanaka again?

  • $14435385

    Tanaka will do this to a lot of teams. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    What’s his tantrum per game ratio?

  • LIMetfan22

    Jeeze this is humiliating.

  • Hotstreak

    Steinberenner said screw it I am signing this guy. That is the tale of two cities.

  • LIMetfan22

    No $$$$$

  • MikeyT

    I don’t think tanaka has broken a sweat. Mets are severely outclassed by this guy

  • Shaun

    I’d rather watch us play at Yankee Stadium than at home. Citi is in my head. I can’t imagine how the hitters feel.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Not disagreeing…he’s good no question. It’s very frustrating to watch.

  • Captain America

    This was a tough matchup and has played out as I anticipated.

  • Mets! :-))

    Tanaka is tough :/

  • because it would’ve cost $20,000,000 to just talk to the guy and we have a few well regarded prospects of our own already – you’ve mightve heard

  • Connor O’Brien

    Yeah, why didn’t he?

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Looks like there is a mole in the Yankee dugout.

  • LIMetfan22

    Same. Had 0 expectations for this game. Unfortunately

  • Dio

    hows that workin out so far

  • mets4lyfe

    Mets would have an excellent offense if you put them in a little league park.

  • George_Theodore

    the last thing we needed to blow money on was a pitcher

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    well, there’s a reason this guy hasn’t lost a game in like 6 years

  • Mets! :-))

    5 run HR !

  • $14435385

    Must be really frustrating to hit…I said this earlier, but he’s always around the plate and all you can really do is get on top of the ball. If you get behind in the count you’re pretty much done.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    The same reason we didnt sign Drew or Jose Abreu, cause the Wilpons are broke!

  • Dio

    yeah…. who needs a bum like this

  • PessiMets

    disagree, u can never have too much pitching

  • pretty well. Did you see Mejia the other night? Oh, I see, you want to judge it on a 23 year old’s first start in the MLs. Brilliant analysis, Dio Jackson, Superscout

  • Also, how MUCH better would we be with Abreu (you know, the good one) right now. Wow.

  • Martin

    They are talking about metsmerized on the radio. Not this site, the song.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yup, pretty much sums it up.

  • and because Drew isn’t terribly good

  • Joey D.

    Hi Shaun,

    Just shows how Yankee Stadium can make minnows look like whales.

  • What song? LOL

  • George_Theodore

    if we were going to do that, Abreu would have made more sense

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Well, not that I am taking a ton of satisfaction in it, but at least I have Tanaka on my fantasy team.

  • Connor O’Brien

    The one from the 80s!

  • Hotstreak

    If we did not extend DW we could Tanaka and Jose’ Aberu. Opportunity Cost.

  • Mets! :-))

    Degrom going to go 9ip 0 runs tommorow 😉 how many runs we will score idk.. 😛

  • Kian Momeni

    only positive is 92 pitches now… whatever that means

  • the one whose copyright you’re apparently violating 🙂

  • Dio

    no…. i want to judge it on this is a guy we couldve used. i was fine with mejia, fine with montero. my point was how is it working out with this guys success. tell me we couldnt have used him over say…. bartolo colon? how about that? you know… the guy giving up 7 runs in 3 starts now

  • The problem isn’t just Citi; it’s the fact that we built it and then filled it with a team that loves to K.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Or am I getting confused…

  • Tommy

    Have I mentioned lately how much I hate Terry Collins!

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Tanaka pitching backwards now…using bent stuff to set up the FB. VERY IMPRESSIVE

  • PessiMets

    abreu would’ve made sense period

  • Joey D.

    CY certainly showing us that 2013 was no fluke….

  • Donal

    with a Tejada like slugging and only 9 games played.

  • MetsfanInParadise
  • Mets! :-))

    After Tanaka goes we shall win this 😀

  • saturn

    The problem is Tanaka is an Ace. So even if we were at Yankees Stadium we would have had a hell of an awful time. Tanaka is a stud.

  • Super T

    Realistically, should comfortably be able to afford all 3.

  • Dio

    was praying for abreu since i saw he defected lol

  • you cannot predict success. You can play the probabilities and weight the alternatives and do risk-reward analysis but you can’t look at the guy now and say that so-and-so was an idiot for not signing him then

  • Just_Da_damaja

    where are u when jason bay cries over a player we signed 6+ years ago?

  • Connor O’Brien

    Oh no I was right. Here it is:

    http://youtu.be/hpvufrpAhls

  • I know the song, I was just kidding with Martin.

  • saturn

    I think Every team has…

  • metsman

    I guess every now and then when Ca$hman throws spaghetti at the wall, it sticks.

  • Kian Momeni

    And have traded wright for top notch prospects

  • That’s too complex for our brain trust.

  • LIMetfan22

    I really wanted to trade Wright. Could have gotten a gold mine and jump started the rebuild.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Oh lol I was completely shocked for a minute there…

  • George_Theodore

    It’s no “let’s Go, Mets Go”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    TELL ME WHAT YEAR WAS IT THAT WE MADE THE PLAYOFFS?????

    OR TELL ME WHAT YEAR WAS IT THAT WE HAD A RECORD OVER .500??????

    Those would be positives…………I’ll wait……………………

  • MetsfanInParadise

    We got the teamwork/to make the dream work…Joe Piscopo was awesome
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymixm6PtVBA

  • Dio

    i go for the best thats out there. abreu…. tanaka…. cruz…. those are assets. colon? young? those clearly shouldve been last resorts

  • LOL sorry Connor…

  • George_Theodore

    what a horrible song, even for the 80s!

  • Mets! :-))

    why? O_o booby abreau? really? lol Why no Lagares from earlier?

  • Donal

    Doesn’t he have more passed balls in fewer innings than d’Arnaud?

  • Shaun

    Oh definitely, but Wright’s ball might go out, Young’s ball is probably gone, and McCann has one for them. So over the course of a season, I think it mentally drains the lineup. It doesn’t have the same effect on visiting players in a short series, but I could see it wearing down our lineup

  • sometimes he attaches it to his shortstop’s shoulder forcing him to make those ridiculously unnecessary range to his right, jump, throw to first plays

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Exactly, I say things other Mets fans are thinking 😉 lol

    Some just cant take the truth

  • George_Theodore

    UH OH!

  • saturn

    Valdeverde. They wanna bring Edgin up so they are trying to make their minds up on who they will DFA..Crapsworth or Valdeverde

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    And Tejada is Honus Wagner right?

  • Dio

    or 2012

  • Connor O’Brien

    There can’t be any positives on a sub-.500 team? I think Matt Harvey would disagree…

  • Mets! :-))

    bobby* right? lol my spelling is bad

  • metsman

    This is one night I’m not going to get on our offense…This guy is filthy.

  • LIMetfan22

    Well Philly and ATL lost at least. Miami will probably lose.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Exactly…We are the few who refused to drink the Kool aid

    which means we will survive 😉 no cyanide in my mets cup

  • Joey D.

    Hi Hotstreak,

    If we did not extend David, we would have found an excuse not to spend the money anyway.

  • MyasDaddy

    Leroy you are the devil in my head

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    That grill needs a grill rescue…bring in Jon Taffer to clean the ______ place out…can’t have any more food poisoning…

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Absolutely unclean.

  • One of the games we lost against Philly, someone wrote “We got the teamwork, to make the scream work”

    LOL I almost fell off the couch laughing….

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    DFA Valverde yes! Promote Edgin NO!

  • George_Theodore

    OMG. George Foster rapping!

  • he means too much to the team and brand beyond his on the field stats. For too long, he has BEEN the Mets. To trade him away would alienate too many people, despite how much baseball sense it would make.

  • Martin

    I don’t have cable tv, so I only get he Yankees broadcast. It is incredible how spoiled we are and how terrible they are. David cone thinks that Rafael soriano is in the outfield. So I muted it and turned on the radio. The time sync is way off but still….the Yankees broadcast team is a nightmare.

  • $14435385

    Yup…went up the ladder at 93 and blew it by Young. Definitely a very mature 25-year-old pitcher…

  • Donal

    He attacks people and trolls. He compared not signing Abreu to the Holocaust and 9/11.

    But, you and Amazin will defend it.

  • Connor O’Brien

    2012 was a good season for him.

  • he’s got more hits than Drew this season.

  • metsman

    Needs to take a bath already. Just nasty.

  • Mets! :-))

    Old pitcher vs old man lineup? Genius 😀 !

  • Donal

    Calling what it takes to believe what you type “thinking” is very generous.

  • Connor O’Brien

    He’s definitely got the smarts and the stuff.

  • Kevin H

    Only his close friends call him Booby.

  • LIMetfan22

    I totally understand that. Just imagine what we could have gotten for him though. Plus i’m a little concerned by his lack of HR power by now. Only a little.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    This guy’s 25!?

  • mets4lyfe

    As dominant as Tanaka has been, his career numbers will end up being slightly better than that of Hiroki Kuroda.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown
  • Mets! :-))

    for all the booby ! 😀

  • $14435385

    Yup – November 1, 1988. I literally have a shirt older than him.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Actually we lost to Philly at Citi. But you knew that

  • metsman

    “Crapsworth”? At least he throw strikes.

  • Hotstreak

    Hi Joey D:

    We spent it all wrong:
    DW, CY, Grandy and Colon.

  • Mets! :-))

    Dive EY ! :p

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    YOU ARE A DAMN LIAR

    ATTEMPTING TO START DRAMA

  • LIMetfan22

    The oracle has spoken

  • Cruz you can’t even discuss. The O’s got lucky that he fell in their lap. He is a DH who overreached on his value.
    The other two you can certainly mention but unlike Cruz and Colon and Young, they were very much unknowns. Those 3 have had success in the MLs either very recently or in the not too distant past. They’re safer bets on short term deals for a rebuilding team than taking a lottery ticket on an Abreu or Tanaka. 1 piece short of making serious noise, yeah, you take a risk. Mets are going to be improved this year but aren’t ready to take that gamble just yet especially considering the finances

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Good God.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    What, no dive?

  • MyasDaddy

    I saw the whole holocaust debacle. He didn’t mean anything by it. But, he shouldn’t have said it.

  • metsman

    Lmao.

  • Considering I recapped all of them yes. Meant to say against not in.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    the mets have played 38 games this year already…

    that means if chris keeps up this pace,and plays everyday, he’ll end up with around 13 HR…

    if he doesnt play everyday…make that around 10HR

    so 10HR, .200 batting average, 4th OF status…

    for 7.5 mil

  • Seems early but what does that mean Beltran is proving?

  • George_Theodore

    Old Timers Game

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That’s the real reason they released him

  • MyasDaddy

    Leroy is not a racist.

  • Connor O’Brien

    proving he’s 37

  • mets4lyfe

    “Duda, Recker, and Tejada coming up”

    Over/Under: 3 Ks

  • Joey D.

    Ron just said it – four run lead tonight feels huge compared to the last two nights when it seemed like nothing. More a reflection of the Mets than Yankee Stadium in my opinion.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Huh?

  • oh no doubt man. We could have had an Owings AND an Addison Russell AND a top of the rotation pitching prospect. Would be great but I can’t blame them for not trading him away. Jose, different story but even in that case, the guy was getting people in the seats just by being Jose AND the batting title run

  • Hotstreak

    Ok: Your a DW fan like I am a Murphy fan. I understand that. But here is the difference: I would trade Murphy for a difference maker for this team.

    We had Murphy and Turner to play 3B
    Now we have Flores to play 3b who had to be on radar.
    Matz too.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    prison = flushing

    right now JV1 is playing in FL, no media following him around, probably getting some brain as we speak

  • Kevin H

    “Duda, Recker, and Tejada trying to break up Tanaka’s shutout.” Yeah, Gary. That’s going to happen.

  • LIMetfan22

    Yup. Agreed.

  • Mets! :-))

    Back to back to back Bombs off tanaka :3

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    1 PLAYER! lol READ what he wrote he said things are turned around.

    But im going to leave this convo alone cuz that bozo Donal is looking for trouble and he cant and wont bait me into rolling in the mud with him

  • Sylow59

    If Omar didn’t sign KRod we could have drafted Trout. Opportunity cost.

  • Connor O’Brien

    He isn’t hitting .200 but whatever.

    And when I talk about someone’s power, I prefer to talk about the games they’ve played in. Put him down for 150 games at this pace and he has 18 home runs.

  • MikePiazza3186

    The game is not over yet!!!

  • Mets! :-))

    No try do 😀 -Yoda :))

  • George_Theodore

    LOL.. i think i might have let’s go mets go on vinyl..

  • I fell asleep in the 6th I think

  • Joey D.

    Hi Kevin,

    I would say the Yankee fielders could help beak that up, however, the Mets would have to put the ball in play for that to happen instead of hunting for their pitch.

  • I like this game…
    McCann?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Do or do not,. There is no try.

  • George_Theodore

    what-ever!

  • MikeBedlam

    HOW BOUT THOSE NETS!!!! Haha.

  • LIMetfan22

    it’s basically over brudda

  • Connor O’Brien

    I see other positives THIS year. Last year, many of them were in the minors, you know? You have to look at the whole picture. It would be different if TDA, Wheeler, Syndergaard, and Montero weren’t in this organization. Then, it would just be one player.

  • mad met

    Im still saying that…

  • Joey D.

    Get somebody out there who knows what he’s doing and that makes such a difference compared to the last two days said ROn Darling. Does that sound like a knock on Wheeler?

  • let’s get a few on and make them go to the pen for the 9th

  • Mets! :-))

    Now everyone will never shut up about the yankees .-. on espn, mlb net, etc..

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Centeno is not getting consistent playingtime…

    and Travesty gets a ton of passed balls called as wild pitches.

  • LIMetfan22

    Nah, instead they’ll see 3 pitches before popping up and grounding out.

  • $14435385

    A good reminder on probably the most dominant pitching performance I’ve seen this year: 92-93 is plenty if you know how to pitch.

  • Kevin H

    Tejada is pitch hunting.

  • Peter S

    Can’t be over 3…so I will take the under and at worse we push.

  • Mets! :-))

    ah lol thats it 🙂

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Habs upset Boston, good news for the Blueshirts….LGR!!!

  • or that. This game has gotten old

  • MetsfanInParadise

    DeGrom–a win and a hit. Book it

  • George_Theodore

    http://youtu.be/Pc3cGTU3C0s

    Let’s Go Mets!

  • Connor O’Brien

    Not really opportunity cost, but I’m not a big econ person. Abreu and Tanaka weren’t options at the time.

  • LIMetfan22

    yeah i’m over it. depressing

  • haha Tejada was about to take a seat there

  • mad met

    Cant believe im saying this but u are correct on degrom he might be the best of the bunch

  • MikePiazza3186

    Hope so

  • Joey D.

    Miami took em again?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I posted this 10 minutes ago. This one doesn’t have the beginning, where Doc gives the kids a pack of baseball cards after they lose their own

  • ok this is my first time watching Tanaka with any sort of focus and he does look pretty darn good

  • MikePiazza3186

    Yea and if they still got the refs on their team should be easy

  • Donal

    A right handed dead pull hitter? A little better, but anyone who thinks he’d have more than 10 HR is fooling themselves. They’d have a better record no doubt, but I don’t think he’d be the world changer some are trying to sell.

    I was in favor of signing him, but lets remember where the Mets play.

  • Connor O’Brien

    “Travesty” lol

  • Mets! :-))

    took a seat through the whole AB and most of the season

  • solo shot as the Mets get one hit but JDG pitches a CGSO

  • Hotstreak

    The first pitch to Tejeda was right in his zone. That is Tejeda’s problem. Do not lay off what you can hit. A lot of other Mets have that problem too.

    By in zone I do not mean hit a routine fly ball: I mean a line drive which he hits when he is going well.

  • Mets! :-))

    if you get what im saying :p lol

  • MikeBedlam

    Yup. They’re all done now.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    TEJADA in Panama means BUM

  • saturn

    Well that took 6 pitches. this game is boring

  • Just_Da_damaja

    unless I think white players are the best at everything, including boxing, basketball, football, and marathon running I am a race-ist.

    got it.

  • Connor O’Brien

    A little early on the last three, no?

  • Proving he looks like Lucas Duda without his beard

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    The one and only reason to be jealous of the Yankees right now.

  • bspo1

    This team really misses Harvey and being able to go deep in games.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    dump?
    no

    make as part of a trade…

    YESSS

  • Connor O’Brien

    Let’s please leave this alone everyone. No need for any of this tonight.

  • Brian Regan

    Please start Flores tomorrow and the rest of the season

  • Kevin H

    What are you talking about? TC said he had a hot hand.

  • $14435385

    Three out of four Original 6 teams…bloody Californians ruining the party.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL….Montero wasnt bad today only 3 runs…

    Look at all the run support the Mets gave him

  • Connor O’Brien

    Dump as in get rid of, by whatever means that may entail.

  • hey o!

  • mets4lyfe

    He’s going to be a good pitcher, just not this good. Hitters just haven’t seen his splitter action enough.

  • George_Theodore

    lol

  • LIMetfan22

    I feel like all our starting pitchers have 70 pitches in the 4th. Ridiculous

  • MetsfanInParadise

    more like 80

  • Connor O’Brien

    Wow… (just looked it up)

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Joe Girardi has the personality of a wet mop. Can’t stand his face.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    No wonder he cant hit he burned his hands

  • MetsfanInParadise

    maybe he meant there’s something hot in his hand

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    The three largest American cities in the finals, plus the most popular team in Canada. NBC must be sacrificing to the hockey gods!

  • Kevin H

    You are just noticing this? It’s called the Dave Hudgens approach. Absolutely destroying what little offense we had.

  • SinHalo27

    team really misses timely, clutch hitting

  • Chris H

    Can we just play our home games in Yankee Stadium. We suck here enough is enough

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Is this Curtis’ first time in CF this year?

  • bspo1

    well that too.

  • Mets! :-))

    no bueno ! :p aye aye caliente !!!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Your crystal ball must be hi-def

  • Good point. However, incremental improvements are how to get the team better. Abreu was a chance to make one such improvements.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    whats a more crucial part of the game,

    the 1st inning or the 9th inning?

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Hey, Curtis looks OK out there. He just needs a triple relay to get it back in.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Typical mets

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Everyone here complaining about the pitching……did they notice how many runs the Mets put on the board???

    ZILCH………………………….NADA…………………………….

  • SinHalo27

    OMG! Why is Abreu playing the field!?!?!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    LOL…Mets pitchers are beyond inept at hitting yet Tanaka gets a hit against them in his 7th AB…can’t make this crap up.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Dfa valverde now just for that!!!!

  • MikeBedlam

    Hmmm… is that the Yankees “organizational hitting philosophy” at work?

  • saturn

    LOL the mets pitchers dont have a hit, this pitcher from japan comes to the Major leagues in America and has no problem hitting one

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Geez even the rookie pitcher got a hit

  • Oh yes Valverde…says no Mets fan ever.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Wright would have to play another 12 years and produce as he did last year to get across the HOF line. ( 3,000 hits or 500 HR )

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Gotta be fair. This guy is the real deal.

  • Hotstreak

    Connor I wrote a peace on the book Blink:The book argues that intuitive judgment is developed by experience, training, and knowledge. Opposite of Paralysis by Over Analysis.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Now that’s embarrassing. He has more hits than our entire pitching staff

  • SinHalo27

    Is it true what they say? You can’t win w/o scoring any runs…

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Two words: Terry….Collins.

  • George_Theodore

    He’s DFA’d after tonight

  • Mets! :-))

    lol I call a tanaka steal 😛

  • Kevin H

    If Flores does not start tomorrow I may have an anyuerism. No idea if I spelt that right.

  • Chris H

    No he’s played a little center for us

  • $14435385

    Was in Chicago last night & caught the game at a local bar – a lot of fun. They’ve been my favorite team other than the Rangers for a while. Kane is a menace in the playoffs. That would be an amazing final…

  • Hotstreak

    How many passed on Trout.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Someone needs to explain to Adam Rubin that no matter what Alderson does, Collins makes it worse

  • Mets! :-))

    Gotta get him going 🙂

  • Kevin H

    He’s cleaning up the shake shack kitchen after tonight.

  • George_Theodore

    Maybe TC is getting all his dumb moves out of the way in one game?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Valverde….Farnsworth…pick your poison…one of them has to go. If Valverde, he went out on a decent note…good luck on the Royals.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I hope we score at least two runs. Knock Tanaka of his high and mighty throne.

  • jason bay

    How soon they forget.

    How many runs did the Mets score the last three games?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Who needs a TaNAKA when you got a MatsuZAKA….

    We saved way more money…..Sandy wins

  • Haaaaaaa. Wow. What a comment. Nicely done sir.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I’d rather Farnsworth go.

  • Terry

    Encouraging outing by Montero. Three runs in six innings for MLB debut in the Subway Series. And one of those runs is on our awesome left fielder. So really two runs in six innings.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    If we got a W with Zack out there yesterday you just knew it was gonna even out soon.

  • Chris H

    The Yankees with no farm system bring up a kid and he’s leading the league in hitting. We bring up a kid and sit him on the bench. Hmmmmmm

  • Just_Da_damaja

    alienate who?

    corky and the family of 5 from sayville?

    dude nobody goes here anymore.

    wright’s “marketability” was oversold.

  • Mets! :-))

    Valverde for starter :))

  • mets4lyfe

    Just watched the video of Eric Young Jr’s dive……wow

    Keep playing him, Terry. Lagares’ .787 OPS and GG caliber defense obviously isn’t good enough to replace the all-star level talent and energy of Eric Young Jr and his .246/.338/.339 slash line.

    One of the best managers in the game. Knows the game of baseball as well as anyone else.

  • George_Theodore

    yeah

  • Waz0787

    Valverde is gone after today. I believe his contract becomes guaranteed after today. The mets are penny savings. He is gone.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Even I’m not optimistic enough to believe we have a 9th inning rally in us tonight

  • Hotstreak

    We signed CY, Grandy and Colon instead of Jose’ Aberu and Tanaka. Pure Opportunity Cost. Rebuilding you go with youth not over 30 year olds coming off injury and bad years and a 40 year old saying that Hawkins was too old to sign when Parnell was an uncertanity. Hawkins price was very reasonable.

  • Joey D.

    Nah, we’re going to hear how Valverde came in and shut down the Yankees for two innings and showed us something.

  • 3D too

  • HarveyKsYou

    Sit CY.

  • why? They playing on the road? They always lose then. Literally, like almost always

  • HarveyKsYou

    We’re cursed.

  • Connor O’Brien

    It’s over analysis to say it’s only been a month and a half of baseball?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown
  • jason bay

    Wish the previous FO had gotten us a couple of bats. Everyone else got a few.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Ooooohhh

  • Don’t call it a comeback…we’ve been here for years.

  • yeah, the ones who go to the game and spend a few hundred bucks on pennants. Rather than, ya know, yelling “Get the spanish guy in there” on the internet

  • mets4lyfe

    I remember Abreu in that vaunted 2006 Yankees line-up. Jeez, that was one of the best line-ups I have ever seen.

    Damon, Jeter, Arod, Cano, Sheffield, Giambi, Abreu, Posada, and Matsui.

    Jeezus

  • LIMetfan22

    Guys on MLB Network gushing over Tanaka. Showed Jeter yakking it up on the bench about Tanaka’s single.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    none, b/c the media in florida isnt that thirsty.
    no one cares what shirt he wears on the bus, or if he didnt give someone a ride home, or if he wears nike or reebok..

    the suburnan journalists in the baseball media in NY had a daily story with JV1 cuz folks out in hicksville care about crap like that.

  • Connor O’Brien

    “We signed CY, Grandy and Colon instead of Jose’ Aberu and Tanaka. Pure Opportunity Cost. ”

    Yeah, that’s definitely opportunity cost.

    Wright hasn’t been coming off any bad seasons lately. And I wouldn’t worry about Wright’s injuries. Two in three years? Just a coincidence if you ask me.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Our 2006 lineup was pretty good too.

  • MyasDaddy

    Definitely a sick lineup. Who was pitching for them?

  • Joey D.

    Well, this would be one hell of a comeback.

  • jason bay

    It has only been 12 years since we signed Carlos Gomez, 13 since drafting Wright, 15 since signing Reyes and 16 since signing Cruz.

  • wait til you see the knockers on the girl in 223 – seat 12

  • SinHalo27

    …and why isn’t Abreu being pinch run for? Oh that’s right…EY started, Lagares PH and didn’t go in for D and that’s all the OFs folks.

  • Connor O’Brien

    What’s more crucial:

    An important part of the game or a not important part.

    A 9th inning at-bat can be very unimportant.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Use the Force–I mean, work the count, EYJ

  • bspo1

    Difference maker guys.

  • Hotstreak

    I do not understand your response. I took DW out of the equation and you mention him.

  • and because the lead run in a 4 run game doesn’t mean anything?

  • SinHalo27

    Campbell….

  • Just_Da_damaja

    as opposed to travesty/home-recker hitting .210 with bad defense ?

  • Dio

    how fast is terry?

  • SinHalo27

    as much as carrying a 40 yr old OFer on a team in the midst of a youth movement

  • mets4lyfe

    No one hits that soft grounder to 2B than Eyj.

  • Oh the good ol’ days.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Do you know what I mean when I say “high leverage situation?”

  • HarveyKsYou

    🙁

  • Hotstreak

    You get a sense if they are going to have a rebound year or not.

  • though putting Wheels in there to run wouldn’t be terrible.

  • George_Theodore

    review!!

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Thats BS!

  • Mets! :-))

    No that safe ! :O

  • TheMets philosophy

    Jeter has a guilty smile lets review

  • SinHalo27

    faster than Colon and Abreu

  • I think Jeter’s glove is actually, literally made of gold

  • Joey D.

    And the problem is we have the meat of the order coming up and it consists of just two batters – murphy and wright. Four runs down and that makes only three.

  • EYJ. Base runner.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Worst slide ever!

  • SinHalo27

    he’d finish this game at least

  • bspo1

    if he slid and didn’t stop he was safe.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Terrible slide by EY.

  • HarveyKsYou

    We’re cursed.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    clutch situation for david wright.

    down by 4
    2 outs
    1 on
    lets see what happens.

  • good call Terry

  • TheMets philosophy

    He sorta jumped odd slide

  • Joey D.

    He’s out. And could have broken ankle like Reyes did last season!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    spike caught in the dirt?

  • MyasDaddy

    EY back to the bench. Hopefully for good.

  • TexasGusCC

    FOREVER!!!!!!!!

  • Chris H

    EY bad game tonight so instead of Lagares Terry says he’s going with Abreu the next few games

  • Prediction: David hits a HR and you call him a stats padder

  • MyasDaddy

    Not forever. But, not for Lagares.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    wright takes one right down the middle…

    strikeone

  • agetting

    and the Mets 2006 lineup may have been better

  • SinHalo27

    How cute- one captain to another.

  • TexasGusCC

    Collins should stop worrying about hurting feelings and just play the best players. Loser, Loser, Loser

  • bspo1

    get em tomorrow.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    How fitting for David Wrong to make the last out

  • Donal

    He gave up because he took the play for granted. that is crap.

  • Joey D.

    Boy, louder cheer for Yankee win than Met win at Citi field probably because of more fans?

  • That would make too much sense.

  • Captain to captain. Game over.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Of course it came against us.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Sorry, but it is not enough time. Just ask Miguel Cabrera, who, up until about a week ago was really struggling. Too many players have not played well for 40 games and gone on to have great seasons for me to say anything concrete at this point.

  • TheMets philosophy

    You ca’t win em all we get them 2mrw Tanaka was down rite nasty

  • Kevin H

    Abreu will get some time in CF. He’s a veteran. He can handle it.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Dont worry guys JoeD. has allowed me to write the GAME RECAP……

    LOL, JK

  • Mets! :-))

    Its all good mets tanaka is a tough pitcher to face lets get this tommorow :))

  • sperry

    He’s been dominating everyone. It won’t be his last one. Just have to tip your cap and move on to tomorrow’s game.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    weak liner to SS

    a strong emphasis on the word WEAK !

    The Real Captain America= Juan Centeno

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/b0150cfd1e1db9e145cd1bb6819a6666/tumblr_n3qfn4biQ51qdqr1xo1_1280.jpg

  • MetsfanInParadise

    You’re starting to get on my nerves again

  • Chris H

    We gave Tanaka his 1st in everything tonight. 1st Hit 1st shutout 1st complete game ever. Way to go Mets

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I hate the Y’s…but this one you can’t even feel bad about.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Or because all the Mets fans already left

  • Mets! :-))

    wright falls short couldnt hit the 5 run HR at the end lol is my guess what it’d be 😛

  • Connor O’Brien

    Sorry I didn’t see the “s” at the end of “olds.” I thought you were talking about Wright.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL ok this one was funny.

  • HarveyKsYou

    We have no support at home. Wilpons ruined that, though it’s sad we can’t sellout mets Yankees.

  • Joey D.

    Welcome to the Mets Rafael. You pitch well and get shut out. OK, if it wasn’t Tanaka on mound you might have been give one or two runs to work with. 🙂

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL…Beltran

  • TexasGusCC

    kidding right? Don’t play with me, I cannot stand to hear Collins’ name

  • Tommy Med

    Pitcher that throws strikes against this dumb ass moneyball nonsense hitting philosophy is gonna be an L almost every time

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Please the game was over in the 3rd inning.

  • Super T

    No, he will put EY back in tomorrow and say “We have to get him going.”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol

  • Chris H

    I’m not buying this BS that playing in citi has to be a mental thing for the players.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    My DVD recorder is always incredulous when I erase a loss (Are you SURE?”)

  • metsman

    Did you watch the game? I’d like to see any team do much against a performance like that. He’s like a right handed Santana.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It didn’t bother the Stanks

  • wilponzi

    Montero was pretty solid tonight. Not a bad big league debut

  • Kevin H

    Luis “Slappy” Castillo

  • saturn

    Listen, Come on. Tanaka is now 6-0 with some ridiculous K records, and some ridiculous ERA. He has been doing this to top offenses in the game with each start, Hate losing but you cant complain that much

  • 4th in the league in runs scored.

  • Donal

    so, yes. That is all you had to say. He has more passed balls in fewer attempts.

  • Mets! :-))

    whoa whoa whoa 2 runs? thats a luxure there 😉

  • Chris H

    Yeah his pitching contributed to us giving up a hit to him

  • Mets! :-))

    *luxury :p

  • CJM

    Great start by MontZERO tonight. Thanks Sandy!

  • yawn

  • jimmy705

    I agree with you about a lot, LB, but I don’t understand all this venom aimed at the guy who is NOT this team’s problem.

  • metsman

    You’re wishing it would ask if you want to erase your memory as well, right?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Im usually insane with rage after a loss like this but ive reached that point in the season where im apathetic to this team.

    Why, because they suck I knew theyd stink before the season started but you always go in thinking maybe they surprise me but this is the same ole no offense Sandy Mets…………….BPO!!!!

  • LIMetfan22

    Sandy can’t even sign players to hit TANAKA! What a bum.

    Bring up Juan Centeo, our saviour! #VIVAPUERTORICO

  • off a guy who is heading to the minors tonight and did nothing to impact the score

  • Joey D.

    Just thought of something else one could write about Terry Collins as a manager. He also blew it with using his challenge in ninth after being told by his people not to. Had Mets gotten close and there was a questionable call, he blew his challenge by not listening to the “conventional wisdom” of his people.

    Just heard Keith sigh going for commercial break.

  • Mets! :-))

    Im guessing those two games in a little league park helped lol those homeruns they hit are doubles or pop ups from the other day. They went from like 9th to 5th or something in those two games

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I never have I posted the Citi dimensions compared to the Shea dimensions the other day and they are NEARLY IDENTICAL

    This team just blows

  • Donal

    How on earth do you draw that conclusion? He said directly what he was referring to.

    He meant it exactly as he said it. His coward’s double speak and your fanboying it up for him won’t change that.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Teagarden is hitting better than Centeno LOL

  • Mets! :-))

    field trip back to yankee stadium !

  • Hotstreak

    Coming off bad year and 40 games extra is enough. The principal even if they had moderaely productive years of over 30 and a 40 FA when the creme da la creme in Jose’ Aberu and Tanaka available building for LONG TERM.

    As for Grandy not being at Yankee Stadium supports my point. However I will go on record he will lead the Mets in hrs with 24-26. He is hiting better (not pulling everything) and I am using a SMALL SAMPLE like the book “Blink”.

  • LIMetfan22

    OK…I am the Anti-TC but the complaints with him have been seriously absurd today. ANY MANAGER is challenging that call after being handled by Tanaka like they were. It could be a momentum changer. Sheesh.

  • came in to Spankmees Stadium on Monday 9th in the NL, left 4th 🙂

  • HarveyKsYou

    Burn down Citi Field and resurrect Shea.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    And what are the odds of that? Not worth the space-you need it for all his REAL mistakes-like starting Tejada and EYJ over Flores and Lagares

  • PessiMets

    Can’t really hate on this loss, we just came across a better pitcher. If we lose tomorrow, however, I’m going to be annoyed. Montero looked good despite the loss, can’t wait to see degrom tomorrow

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Let’s be charitable and assume the booth was right, and he was trying anything to throw Tanaka off.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    the previous FO left Sandy a staff, the best defensive CF in baseball, who could also hit

    the previous FO also left Sandy the best trading chip for the 2011 trade deadline

    the previous FO also left Sandy a very good hitting 2B in Murphy

    wish our current FO would get us some good bats.

    Jose Abreau says hi

    Justin Mornau says hi

  • Mets! :-))

    He was alright if not for that dumb face plant by EY its 6ip 2 runs

  • Donal

    so, you didn’t make a reference along the lines of “as the Jews say: Never forget” when you did your nightly trolling about Abreu? Troll.

  • whoa, I have a big problem with this statement. Are you kidding me? You agree with him a lot? 😉

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Same dimensions and shea was a sh!t hole.

    How about bring back the players who played in shea

  • Mets! :-))

    Thanks Sandy for our deadly lineup. We’re talking about future MVPs in EY CY and Mr tejada future HOF 😀

  • MetsfanInParadise

    In other words, apathetic beats apoplectic

  • Mets! :-))

    playing over cursed indian grounds lol

  • MetsfanInParadise

    collapse

  • Waz0787

    Yeah we win 3 games in a row. People here goes crazy. You know what I am tired of complaining. The reality is this is a pathetic team. The whole organization are garbage.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Teagarden is 31 years old.

  • wow. This is why no one respects the #core.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    We should play in Coney island with the cyclones

  • LIMetfan22

    #CORE FOREVER

  • metsman

    He must win tomorrow or he will be hence forth known as d’grundle!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Hey, that’s MY line!

  • HarveyKsYou

    Can’t be any excuses tomorrow for the offense.

  • LIMetfan22

    Go to bed Waz

  • Mets! :-))

    switch teams with the cyclones lol

  • Anything you can do at that point to throw the opposing pitcher off, give him an extra minute or 2 to stiffen up is worth a shot. He KNEW he wasn’t going to win but he was supposed to hang onto that challenge in case they came back and then had to challenge something else later? Absurd.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    #TeamWrightPower

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Not really at least when youre apoplectic you care. Apathetic its like eh whatever no biggie i knew we sucked

  • There is no core and when there was Joey wasn’t in it.

  • LIMetfan22

    Some people just love to complain

  • Waz0787

    Nets lost and mets lost. It’s a very sad day.

  • Mets! :-))

    4 better than 5 😀 but honestly though we need to do better.

  • jason bay

    You mean we lose 1 game after winning 3 and people go crazy.

  • Donal

    He trusted his gut more than those computers and cameras. That’s good old school managing.

  • charitable? That’s obviously what he was doing. Mets have guys in the booth too telling him to challenge or not. They said no-challenge and he did it anyway. Totally gamesmanship

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Did you see Lloyd McClendon’s ejection? HE was apoplectic

  • Dio

    id rather him potentially mess up the momentum over letting tanaka run rampant over us without missing a beat

  • LIMetfan22

    BTW your avatar is horrifying

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Agreed.

  • Impressed by Tanaka.

    I don’t frequent Yankee boards so I don’t know if this comparison has been out there but he reminds me a lot of Brandon Webb.

  • Mets! :-))

    oops lol my apologies

  • no, you’re not. You’re never insane with “rage” when the Mets lose. Mirth is a better description of your emotion

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Just rain on my wordplay parade

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I think the reason we cant hit at shea is someone buried a Chipper Jones jersey under homeplate when they built the stadium

  • mad met

    What are u talking about cy is replacing juan for this game #1 and did u see him he sucked a$$

  • Hotstreak

    Tejeda is a special case. He can’t hit routine flys he MUST hit line drives to be effective.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Oooops

  • LIMetfan22

    Doesn’t matter. Juan Centeno, aka The Chosen One, will solve all our problems.

  • that’s not how he tells it. Joey D is core.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    i think we cant hit at shea is because it doesnt exist anymore

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol no gotta check that out

  • jason bay

    If you want an offense here you have to do the work ahead of time.

    Carlos Gomez is the last two way player we developed and he was signed 12 years ago.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    My mmo Shadow just couldnt stay away

  • Chris H

    Ok I am over this game already. Let’s make Degroms 1st start a winner and take 3 of 4 from the evil empire

  • PessiMets

    He doesn’t have to win just pitch well, the bats have no excuse tomorrow

  • Just_Da_damaja

    today, the mets on twitter have to remind us that 16 of DW’s 25 RBI’s hhave tied the game or taken the lead. then they call him “captain clutch”

    they make no mention that 11 of those RBI’s came in the 1st inning.

    its very disengenous and they insult our intelligence by calling someone who consistently fails in late and close situations as someonewho is “clutch’

    Wright is hitting .394 from innings 1-3, and .240 after…with only 7 RBI’s from innings 4-9 ALL YEAR long…

    THAT’s why people get on his case so much

  • MetsfanInParadise

    only to you, perhaps

  • Mets! :-))

    Kevin plaweki 😛

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    lol…that was such a funny response i wont even edit it lol

  • LIMetfan22

    Not quite sure why people are panicking. We’re 1 game under .500 after losing to the best pitcher in MLB. We’ll win tomorrow and be back at .500

  • Donal

    Its not like baseball doesn’t have breaks in the action.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Same body type at the very least. Webb was a VERY good pitcher, though injuries ruined his career. To pitch the way he did, in that park during the mid 2000s, is amazing.

  • you just couldn’t stop lying. For a guy who wants to feign anguish over Mets losses you sure do toss lol and lmao around like a 13 year old schoolgirl whenever the Mets do poorly

  • MetsfanInParadise

    the nature of the beast. Like people were talking Wild Card when we got to 3 games over

  • Waz0787

    Thanks

  • jason bay

    More likely because we haven’t developed any two way position playing prospects in a dozen years.

  • LIMetfan22

    Yeah but this is just ridiculous.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL you da man

  • PessiMets

    Btw lagares has to start over c. Young from now on. If you’re brining up the young pitchers why are we not playing our future CF?

  • Mets! :-))

    At least in MLB the show i can make the trades that Sandy wouldnt 😛

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Win or lose, Collins sux

  • Can we just stop empowering this silly 3 person marching band? We have nothing better to discuss?

    2, 000 comments yesterday, 500 of them about 3 people who weren’t there yesterday, including Alex who has been gone for over a week.

    When does this madness stop and what is it accomplishing?

    What’s the end game?

  • Connor O’Brien

    Grandy was injured. Colon had a fantastic season.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    he reminds me off kevin youkliss.

    could be a keeper

  • MetsfanInParadise

    The jury’s still out on Lagares

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    bc they paid CY 7.5 million.

  • Mets! :-))

    And give david back his power lol. its like samsus or whatever who cut off his hair?

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    This is why its funny? A 31 year old AAAA player is hitting better than your Captain Puerto Rico. Centeno is hitting 273 with a sub 400 OBP in the PCL! Im sorry, but the Mets already have a defensive catcher, who can’t hit.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    ATTENTION!!!

    ALL MMOers who get on me for bringing up JOSE ABREU and tell me to get over it….

    How about you tell THIS GUY @jason_bay:disqus to get over Carlos Gomez

    I’ll wait(HYPOCRITES)………………………………………………..

  • Worked like a charm.

  • Waz0787

    Yeah waiting for all home grown team yawn.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Best pitcher in the MLB???

    We played the Dodgers today???

  • As long as they stay in your heart they’ll always be with us.

  • LIMetfan22

    Kershaw literally came back last week.

    Tanaka has been dominant from day 1.

    look! i’m informative!!

  • HarveyKsYou

    That’s how it is being a mets fan. When the mets win it gives us some hope and makes us happy; losses knock us down and make us fear for more.

  • jason bay

    1998 – Cruz (traded)
    1999 – Reyes (offered for trade and lost to FA)
    1999 – Pagan (traded twice)
    2001 – Wright (offered in trade)
    2002 – Gomez (traded)

    The Wilpon Method, hard at work for us.

  • Waz0787

    Hopefully you will see the light. Join the good side

  • Tlagee

    Tanaka looked really good. If he stays healthy he could put up some great numbers.
    But look on the bright side, if he turns out to be a flash in the pan then Sandy can sign him up for our bullpen in about five years.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    it’s a long season-you have to ride out the highs and lows. This bi-polar crap is for football, where every game is do or die

  • Waz0787

    Something we both agreed

  • LIMetfan22

    Meh. Its fun to mock. Crazy how rampant it got over here. I kind of miss Alex sometimes

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So you can crown Tanaka the best pitcher in the MLB after 8 games played.

    Yet you tell me I cant dub Abreu a good signing til he plays a full season????

    LOL…Yeah very informative….informing me subliminally that i shouldnt listen to a thing you say 😉

  • HarveyKsYou

    We need to win tomorrow, though we never do good against nobodies or rookies.. And we can’t hit at home anyways, so that doesn’t help.

  • Waz0787

    Thats right call him out. All home grown team nonsense

  • LIMetfan22

    Oh really when did I say you can’t dub Abreu a good player until he plays a full season?

    Quote me. I’ll wait.

    And that last part is hilarious coming from the biggest nutjob on MMO

  • jason bay

    Left to you we’d have a Bay, Castillo, Matsui, Alomar or Vaughn brought in every year.

  • Waz0787

    Calling out Teddy. I miss seeing your comments

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Works for me. LGM!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    He’s doing it again and NOT a word/….so I repeat

    ATTENTION!!!

    ALL MMOers who get on me for bringing up JOSE ABREU and tell me to get over it….

    How about you tell THIS GUY @jason_bay:disqus to get over It

    I’ll wait(HYPOCRITES)………………………………………………..

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Wright offered in trade? Give it a rest. If there was a point, surely you’ve made it already. You happy, Leroy?

  • MikePiazza3186

    God shut up !!!

  • Bail4Nails

    We already have a new Carlos Gomez. We just don’t like to play him apparently.

  • jimmy705

    Well, more than “Hardly ever”! 🙂 I fall on the “more disgusted” side of the spectrum when it comes to this FO. But I see the hatred of Wright as being an example of frustrated fans choosing the most prominent member of their disappointing team to stand for the team.

    Back in the 1980s, the Mets used to take advantage of this phenomenon in trades. They got Gary Carter for a (pretty unimpressive) package because the Expos hadn’t won, and Carter was their big star, and he earned a lot of money, so it HAD to be his fault.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    There is ONE

    @metsfaninparadise:disqus is not a hypocrite

    The rest of you like @MikePiazza3186:disqus are huge mongo hypocrites

  • LIMetfan22

    Hey still waiting for that quote Leroy.

    Or should I just file that under the rest of the nonsense you spout (which is everything you say)?

    LOL

  • Bail4Nails

    Samson’s hair was cut off by Delilah. Someone should’ve told David, when you get Married, you lose all your power.

  • Waz0787

    Don’t forget saturn

  • I was just looking at his pitches, location, everything down with movement. Would be very hard to get lift.

  • Mets! :-))

    married the rich guy and then coasted through :p

  • LIMetfan22

    Hey @BadBadLeroyBrown:disqus still waiting for that quote of me saying Jose Abreu can’t be a good signing unless he played a full season.

    Or should I just file that under the rest of the nonsense you spout (which is everything you say)?

    LOL

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Thank you. I am an equal opportunity critic. I call out anyone who’s overbearing and/or who points fingers at other commenters instead of making the team the topic. That’s why you’ve been in my sights so often, though not so much lately (before just now)

  • Bail4Nails

    Yeah, he only Carried the team in April, Plays the Best Center Field in the NL, and was Batting over .300 when he was benched. This must be a Florida jury.

  • LIMetfan22

    No response. Figures. c ya tomorrow

  • Mets! :-))

    Wright in a trade for Ike “K’s” Davis and we would have to throw inmatt harvey too. i say its a steal 🙂

  • Waz0787

    That’s manhattan mets fan another troll. That loves to instigae argument whenmets are winning but no where to be found after a loss.

  • Hotstreak

    Yes: You know what CY, Grandy and Colon all would have been signings by an established contender like St. Louis. For the Mets rebuilding long term Jose’ Aberu Tanaka would have been the way to go.

  • Whether they are actually #core or not is besides the point. The mentality is the same. Pathological hatred of everything about the current Mets management and many of the players to the point where any criticism becomes valid. The end game is to get the knee-jerk, mindless negativity to go away so the thinking fans can appreciate the wins and make legitimate criticism of the losses without the constant, whiny clutter.

  • jimmy705

    Tying the game or taking the lead is important even in the first three innings. And that’s still a small sample–and isn’t he on pace for 100 RBI this year, even with his slow start?

    But I won’t even dispute that his last few years have been disappointing. (Though he DID have a .904 OPS last year, and the wonderful Wilpons built a park that took away his opposite-field HRs, like tonight.) My argument is with those people who want to rewrite history and say he was never clutch, even though the guy would carry the team every fall back when the Mets were good.

    But mostly I’m saying, Wright is NOT the problem. The problem is at SS, and in the OF, and at 1B (maybe), and in the bullpen, and with a FO that lets Wright’s salary be 25% of the team’s. Focusing on Wright every time he fails obscures the real problems, in my opinion.

  • guess who’s wrong again. I’ll give you a hint: it’s you.

  • you shouldn’t be annoying all day, every day and then whine when people don’t treat you as they treat others. Just some friendly advice.
    Love,
    Your MMO Shadow

  • Hotstreak

    I prevouslu\y mentioned Opportunity Cost. Well TdA should be in minors reestablishing his swing and confidence.

    But he may be a “Sunk” Cost.

  • Bail4Nails

    Did anyone else catch the awkward silence while G,K,R we’re talking about the Cubs. Gary said something like,
    “The Cubs have a lot of Good-Hitting Positional Prospects, but not a lot of Pitching”.
    If only there was a team with the Exact Opposite– maybe they could make a Trade?
    Also, the “Tejada is the Hot Hand” time is officially over. It’s time to give Flores his Shot.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Same goes for EYJ

  • Hotstreak

    Yes total command and nasty slider. FB seemed a little too straight thou. What makes him great is I never seen a pitcher use both sides of the plate (inside-outside) so seemlessly (easy motion) and effectively.

  • Bail4Nails

    Paradise, unless the Mets trade for a real Leadoff Hitter, it’s hard for me to ignore all those Runs scored by EY. So my preference is for CY to go to the bench, or God forbid spell Grandy a bit. Either way, Juan Lagares should be in Center Field every game.
    I don’t understand how any Intelligent Baseball man can justify Benching a great Center Fielder with a .300 Average. RIDICULOUS.
    And you’re right, even if EY has to be benched. Though I hope CY is packaged in a Trade soon. Sell high.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Joe D.,

    Thanks so much for I did take that not as a good natured ribbing though I will admit I am guilty of setting myself up for that by referring to myself as a member of the “core” and jokingly referring to Alex as my “fearless leader” because we do see eye to eye on so many issues (though I mention to him I don’t agree with the adjectives being used).

    I would rather one judge me for my own opinions. Agree with them or not, I do attach a lot of unedited first person documentation to demonstrate the rational behind my thought process and so I do not think I can be described as one with a “pathological hatred of everything about the current Mets management”. How often have I said I would be more than happy to eat crow – as long as it was with ketchup – to be proven wrong?

    But because I can joke around with those like Connor and others whom I have sharp disagreements with, I feel I can talk about being a member of the “core” with it being taken in the spirit of the levity it’s meant to be.

    Joe, thanks again for coming to my aid and the nice words. You know they are so much appreciated but it is also a shame that anyone would have to find a need to defend his or her self when he does provide first person evidence to back up his reasoning instead of just rants and ravings.

  • yeah, it was probably Chipper. That prick

  • Bail4Nails

    Jason, you know what could help your cause a little bit? Instead of pointing out past mistakes, could you point out the Various Prospects throughout the League the Mets could potentially Trade for? We have Four Outfielders, we’re going to have Extra Pitchers soon, and we still don’t have a Shortstop (they won’t start Flores, so obviously they don’t believe in him.)
    Who are the Prospects the Mets should Trade for? Cubs? Texas?

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Casey Anthony reference?

  • Bail4Nails

    Nice catch Pedro.

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Nicely done. 🙂

  • TexasGusCC

    BBLB,
    Jason Bay has been a broken record since I came into MMO. Don’t pay him any mind. He’s very annoying. Still lives in what the Mets did decades ago, and how it affects today.
    You were right about Abreu, and I wanted him too. But, fk him, he’s a White Sox. Could have been worse, he could signed with Miami when they were showing interest also!

  • After 10 years of doing this, I can assure you it will never happen. All we can do is empower them or ignore them. Plus given the fact all devices now utilize dynamic IPs, even the bans are temporary.

  • Joey D.

    Hi BBLB,

    And even if we did hit one over at where Shea was, it would be a foul ball anyway.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I agree. I wrote reflexively there. Actually, I’ve been saying he should play for as long as he gets the job done, but NOT at the expense of Lagares. He should be splitting time with CY now that Grandy seems to be heating up.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I’m a HUGE fan but don’t consider him a proven hitter just yet.
    But he’s one of the few who could be used to refute JB’s argument

  • Joey D.

    This was not meant to complain. I was only disagreeing with TC’s judgement on using the challenge and not using that as a means to come down on him as a manager. Remember, I have been saying there are too many things happening that we as fans do not know about, that he has not been given much to work with and that I am under the opinion he is also under pressure to manage the club in a certain manner that the front office wants him to adhere to.

    That is why about tonight’s use of the challenge I said “Just thought of something else ONE could write about Terry Collins as a manager. ” Understand now that the wording did not express my thought clearly enough because though (as said) I disagreed with TC this evening, I wasn’t referring to myself as I was those who have been calling for his being axed – that they would this as another round of ammunition they could use. The poor wording, however, was still my fault and adding the “conventional wisdom” to sound clever only blew up in my face instead. So my apologies for the confusion which I did not address earlier because of the obvious subject matter that followed.

    Also, you guys are right. I did not take into account the part about Terry using the replay just as a ploy to also throw off Tanaka’s timing as so many said managers would do. So I blew this one for in retrospect, Terry might not have had a need to use a challenge even if the Mets did mount a rally so this was taking advantage of the rules as best as he could.

    But even so, the action in which Joe D. responded (and I again appreciate him doing so) to could have been avoided if the one who caused him to interject in to begin with had simply focused on the opinion and left it at that. When it has to expand to putting others down, remember those words ” Let He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone” before elevating one’s own self on a higher plain.

    I’m not saying that just for me. As mentioned before, Connor gets the same abuse from those who have the same point of view as I do and that does not make it any better.

  • Tomthetinker

    maybe I read into one comment to much..any level headed observer would recognize the potential.

  • Sylow59

    Less than the number passing on both Tanaka AND Aberu

  • Hotstreak

    Two to 1 ok:

    I did not mention Jose’ Fernandez but with your BOTH I will.

    Ok I will take either OR Tanaka and Jose’ Aberu.

  • Hotstreak

    Yes a stupid decision ans a bad attitude are different but BOTH have to be reprimanded.

    I have tell you I am for all that going on in the privacy of the managers office the reprimand. However EY JR’s decision was selfish to make the high lite real. There was no reason for him to risk the diving catch.

  • Hotstreak

    Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion. I think you are blindsided by the facts he is injury prone and I do not care how.

  • Hotstreak

    Thanks for allowing me to express my opinion. I think you are blindsided by the facts he is injury prone and I do not care how.

  • Anthony

    It worked out real well last night eh