Johan Santana rebounded from his rough last outing against the Astros to pitch brilliantly today, as the Mets cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Rockies in game one of the day-night doubleheader. Six days after giving up a dozen hits to the Astros, Santana recorded a positive dozen as he picked up his 12th victory against eight losses. ‘Han The Man pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out […]
Carlos Beltran had been playing with injuries throughout most of the early season. He occasionally had to miss a few games due to these aches and pains, but continued to play his way into the lineup with his hot start. When Beltran could not take the pain anymore in June, he became the latest casualty to the injury bug that was claiming players left and right. Once Beltran was placed on the disabled list, the […]
Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Hall of Fame today. Henderson entered the Hall in his first year of eligibility. He was the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time, setting the career record for stolen bases (1,406), leadoff home runs (81) and runs scored (2,295). Rice waited until his fifteenth and final year of eligibility before he was enshrined in Cooperstown. He was one of the most feared hitters in the American League […]
According to our friend Adam Rubin in his Daily News blog, Gary Sheffield has become the latest Mets player to be placed on the disabled list. He will be replaced on the Mets roster by tonight’s starting pitcher, Jonathon Niese. Sheffield hadn’t played since the July 18 game against the Braves, when he was taken out of the game with a leg cramp after chasing a base hit in left field. At the time, Sheffield […]
Jonathon Niese was called up from Triple-A Buffalo to replace the injured Fernando Nieve in the starting rotation. If he continues to pitch like he did tonight, he might not have to go back anytime soon. After a rough first inning, Niese settled down and pitched beautifully for six additional innings. The offense came alive and the long ball returned to the Mets as they defeated the Astros 10-3 at Minute Maid Park. After three […]
In the early innings of tonight’s Mets telecast, Gary Cohen asked the viewers who they thought was the injured player closest to making his way back from the disabled list. Although Jose Reyes has been doing some light running and is very close to playing in rehab games, he was not the answer. Imagine my surprise when the answer was revealed to be the Sandman, Billy Wagner! So I did a little research to see […]
For many years, I have been patrolling the streets of Gotham City. Wrongdoers tremble at the sound of my name. Criminals cannot hide from me because I lurk behind every shadow. If you commit a crime in my city, I will find the smallest piece of evidence to incriminate you. You may know me as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight or simply the Batman. I am universally known as the world’s greatest detective. On […]
Welcome, class. Today we will discuss whether the Mets should become buyers or sellers at next week’s trade deadline. We will consider every option before making our final decision. We will look at the standings in the National League East and the Wild Card race and we will look at which players might be made available for trading purposes. We will also look at which players the Mets might be willing to part with should […]
Has anyone been watching SportsCenter recently? I happened to be watching this morning and noticed another Not Top 10 list. Immediately, I remembered the recent Not Top 10 where they focused on the Mets. Apparently, the Mets’ follies had become fodder for jokes in Bristol. The SportsCenter crew couldn’t contain themselves as they were running the ten worst plays so far this season, culminating in Luis Castillo’s dropped popup against the Yankees. For some reason, […]
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