The Mets avoided a potential five game losing streak and now head to St. Louis on a positive note thanks to Mike Pelfrey who helped deliver a big 5-0 win over the Rockies this afternoon at Coors Field. Game Notes Pelfrey improved his record to 2-0 today with an absolutely dominating performance in which he pitched seven shutout innings and held the Rockies to just five hits, while walking none and striking out a season high [...]
The Mets came out with a flurry, fell asleep and took the loss in 10 innings. Jon Niese had an uneven effort and the Rockies just hit when necessary. Game Notes Jon Niese looked disappointing through the 5 innings. Niese only walked one, but gave up nine hits, hit two batters and struck out two. He couldn’t seem to put away hitters, but minus a three-run homer to Ryan Spilborghs and a bad-call on a [...]
This one was over in the first inning, after Johan Santana served up a grand slam to Josh Willingham. The Mets lose back to back series to two teams that most consider to be cellar dwellers, however it’s the Mets who occupy that spot to begin the season. Game Notes Johan Santana came into todays game with a 6-1 mark against the Washington Nationals, but got totally owned by a Nats lineup that didn’t include all-star [...]
The Mets bats came alive today breaking out for 4 homers in a great start by Mike Pelfrey in an 8-2 victory over the Nationals Game Notes In his first start of the season, Mike Pelfrey wasn’t sharp – but it really didn’t matter. Big Pelf scattered four hits over six innings, walking four and giving up two runs, both coming off an Ian Desmond triple. Although the statistics would tell you he was lucky, [...]
The Mets squandered a good start from young Jon Niese and fell to the Florida Marlins 3-1 in front of a mere 25,000 fans on Thursday night. Game Notes Jon Niese wasn’t spectacular against the Fish, but he delivered a solid performance that was a far cry better than John Maine the night before. In six innings pitched he allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks. Technically, Niese delivered a quality start, but [...]
Game Summary After the great showing on Opening Day, the Mets managed only six hits, but thanks to nine Marlin walks and a balk also managed to score six runs, but still lose 7-6 in 10 Innings Game Highlights John Maine never seemed to find his comfort zone as he labored through five innings, giving up eight hits and four runs, with two of the runs coming off solo home runs to Jorge Cantu and [...]
Game Summary If everyday was Opening Day for the New York Mets, oh what a wonderful world it would be. The Mets continued their season opening mastery with a 7-1 victory over the Florida Marlins for their fifth straight Opening Day win and improved their overall record to 32-17, both Major League records. Game Highlights Johan Santana outdueled Marlins ace Josh Johnson and pitched a solid game allowing just one run on four hits in six innings pitched [...]
Like a wounded prizefighter hoping to get one last chance at the title, the Mets fought their way through a difficult 2009 season. They kept getting pushed aside, beaten down and left for dead. The season might have ended much earlier than Mets fans expected (like July), but at least the Mets gave the hearty fans in attendance for this final series at Citi Field something to smile about. Nelson Figueroa’s best pitching performance in [...]
It may have rained at Citi Field today, but Pat Misch still found a way to twinkle through the raindrops as he pitched five effective innings to help defeat the Astros by the final score of 5-1. Following his first career complete game shutout on Sunday against the Marlins, Misch won his second consecutive decision. Before rain put an abrupt end to his workday, Misch had thrown only 61 pitches entering the sixth inning. He [...]
The Mets finally played some solid baseball and beat the Houston Astros 7-1 Friday night in the opener of their final series of the season. John Maine (7-6) made his final start of the season and delivered one of his best performances in two years. He pitched seven solid innings and allowed just one run on five hits, and he didn’t walk a batter while striking out seven. It was just what the Mets needed [...]
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