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Q & A with Michael Shapiro; Author of Bottom of the Ninth

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

Please enjoy this interview I recently conducted with Michael Shapiro, author of the new book, “Bottom of the Ninth”. Will Sommer Your book, Bottom of the Ninth, what inspired you to write it? Michael Shapiro I guess the thing that really inspired me to write Bottom of the Ninth was the idea that… What baseball […]

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Four Keys to Beating the Phils

An article by posted on June 9, 2009 0 Comments

Unless Mets G.M. Omar Minaya does something dramatic later on tonight, or in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, it appears that the Mets will head into this week’s contest with the Phillies as is. As an incredibly faithful Met fan, I still believe this team can do well against the Phillies if they follow […]

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6/8 Minor League Report!

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Buffalo 2, Indianapolis 1 cf Cory Sullivan 2 for 4, run, .261 lf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 4, .293 rf Matt Watson 0 for 3, BB, K, .154 1b Willy Pena 0 for 2, 2 Ks, .252 ph, 1b Michel Abreu 1 for 1, run, HR, 2 RBI, .243 3b Mike Lamb 1 for 3, […]

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NL East Report

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (1-2; -6) The Braves lost their weekend series to the Milwaukee Brewers, including Tommy Hanson getting roughed up in his 1st career start. They return home to begin a 4 game set. Nate McLouth will get to meet his teammates again, as the Pirates come to Turner Field. The Braves have the 7th […]

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Fantasy Focus: Omar’s Gamble – Oliver Perez

An article by posted on June 8, 2009 0 Comments

I thought we’d change gears here in our fantasy column and talk about the much maligned – and soon to be discussed in depth again (when he eventually returns from his mysterious ‘injury’) – Oliver Perez. In February of 2009 after Derek Lowe opted for the Braves four year offer – Minaya came to terms […]

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Mets Get Revenge! Beat Nats 7-0 And Take Series

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary Mets bounced back from last nights awful effort and defeated the Nationals 7-0. Livan Hernandez had another stellar start, and the offense helped out with five runs in the first inning, and more runs in the seventh and ninth innings. The Mets win the series two games to one. Pitching Livan Hernandez continues to impress and […]

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6/7 Minor League Report!

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Buffalo 0, Indianapolis 2 Jon Niese had his 2nd good outing of 9 in the minors, and 3rd of 11 overall this season, scattering 6 hits and 2 runs over 6 innings, but his offense gave him nothing (7 hits), so he took his 6th loss of the season. cf Cory Sullivan 1 for 3, […]

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Should The Mets Become Sellers By The Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

If the Mets lose 4-5 to the Pirates and Nationals, what happens in the coming weeks when they face the Phillies, Yankees, and Rays? They will need high-powered binoculars to locate Philadelphia, that’s what. With Mike Pelfrey and John Maine graciously serving up batting practice to the opposition, the mantra is becoming: Santana and Livan […]

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Keith Was Sharp On Friday Night

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Friday night on SNY Keith Hernandez submitted one of his be performances as a color commentator that I can remember. On several occasions Keith played the role of former player perfectly, and a few times he had to reel Gary Cohen in before Cohen went of the deep end. Early on in the game David […]

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6/6 Minor League Report! MEJIAAAAAA!!!

An article by posted on June 6, 2009 0 Comments

Buffalo 2, Indianapolis 9 cf Cory Sullivan 1 for 4, K, .253 lf Jesus Feliciano 1 for 4, .301 rf Matt Watson 1 for 3, run, BB, K, .167 1b Willy Pena 2 for 4, run, HR, 2 RBI, K, .257 3b Mike Lamb 0 for 4, K, .186 c Robinson Cancel 0 for 4, […]

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