Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Game Recap: Marlins 7 – Mets 4

An article by posted on April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-11) fell to the Florida Marlins (12-8)  7-4 due mostly in part to a Sean Green implosion and an inability to add runs late. Jorge Cantu tagged the Mets for two homeruns. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez had a decent start and was able to keep the Mets in the game. He allowed just 2 earned runs in […]

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Mets Notes: Delgado, Castillo, Santos, Murphy

An article by posted on April 28, 2009 0 Comments

Carlos Delgado is out of the starting lineup tonight and most likely for the remainder of this series because of right hip soreness. Jerry Manuel expects Delgado to return on return Friday when the Mets go to Philadelphia for a three game series against the Phillies. Delgado had been mire in a terrible slump in the […]

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Freddy Garcia To Retire?

An article by posted on April 28, 2009 0 Comments

According to a recent post by Adam Rubin of the Daily News, starting pitcher Freddy Garcia is seriously contemplating retirement after another poor start at AAA Buffalo. On Monday night, Garcia served up a grand slam to Ryan Langerhans in a six-run fifth inning after which he was pulled. Garcia was charged with seven runs […]

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Game Recap: Mets 7 – Marlins 1

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (9-10) two hit the Florida Marlins (11-8) and beat them 7-1. John Maine started and was spectacular, but it was Omir Santos who got the crowd going with a first inning grand slam that put the Mets in front for good. Mets Pitching John Maine had his best start of the season tonight and looked […]

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Twitter Poll: Omir Santos Or Ramon Castro?

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

I polled my Twitter followers tonight and asked the following question… Should Omir Santos replace Ramon Castro as the primary backup when Brian Schneider is activated from the DL on Friday? mattstedjan@metsmerized Yes!… and give him the chance at first string. CRSLINY@MetsMerized I LIKE THIS KID, AND I THINK HE MAY BE IN OUR FUTURE, I […]

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Video: These Mets Had Plenty Of Heart

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

Josh from Jorge Says No, emailed me a great video of the 1969 Mets who made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show shortly after they won the World Series. Check out how young Tom Seaver looks, and Nolan Ryan too. Wayne Garrett looks just like Richie Cunningham from Happy Days. Enjoy…

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Calm Down, Wright Has Slumped In April Before

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

I’m finding some interesting reads this morning from some who are concerned about David Wright’s lack of production this month. Newsday narrows it down for us… After hitting .342 (13-for-38) in his first 10 games, Wright is hitting .188 (6-for-32) in his last eight to drop his average to .271. He has only six RBIs, […]

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Oliver Perez Is A Recipe For Disaster

An article by posted on April 27, 2009 0 Comments

Everywhere you go today you’ll read pretty much the same thing. Tops on today’s agenda is of course Oliver Perez and wait until you see what the Mets manager had to say about him. “I don’t know what we do,” Manuel said. “It’s something that has us concerned. It has me concerned. I’ll put it […]

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Game Recap: Nationals 8 – Mets 1

An article by posted on April 26, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (8-10) were unable to complete a sweep of the Washington Nationals (4-13) thanks to another dismal performance lefthander Olive Perez. Jordan Zimmermann stymied the Mets offense as they were literally handcuffed this afternoon and unable to mount any credible rally. Mets Pitching What can I say about Oliver Perez that you haven’t already […]

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Mets DFA Casey Fossum, Call Up Ken Takahashi

An article by posted on April 26, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets designated reliever Casey Fossum for assignment immediatelty after Sunday’s loss to the Nationals and called up lefthanded reliever Ken Takahashi. Fossum pitched in relief of Oliver Perez and allowed a pair of inherited runners to score and also was charged with one run on three hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings. […]

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