Livan Hernandez started the second game of the series and, like most of his games, started off shaky. Livan, was not his usual inning eater self, as he only went 4 innings, giving up 5 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 5. Tim Redding did a nice job following Livan’s poor start. Redding pitched two scoreless innings. Pedro Feliciano didn’t have as much luck though, as he let in a run during his inning pitched. Followed [...]
The Mets current west coast swing through the basement of the National League’s Western Division is becoming a difficult one. After losing three of four to the Padres over the weekend, the team dropped the opener in a three-game series to the Diamondbacks last night, 7-4. In his first stop since his wife gave birth to a baby boy, starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey struggled, and the Mets found themselves in an early hole. They made [...]
The Mets were on the verge of getting swept in a four game series at Petco Park for the second straight year, but Johan Santana wasn’t about to let that happen. The Mets ace won his league leading 13th game of the season as he staked the Mets to a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. Santana (13-8) was brilliant and just allowed five hits and the one run. He walked two, struck out four, and [...]
Bobby Parnell made his first major league start at Petco Park on Saturday night, replacing fellow rookie Jonathon Niese in the rotation. Unfortunately, it was not a start to remember as the Mets could not reward him with a victory. New York dropped the third game of the four-game series in San Diego by the final score of 3-1 as their offense sputtered again. The defeat was their eighth consecutive loss at Petco Park, dating [...]
Oliver Perez started the game against the team he broke into the majors with. Ollie had his best start since the last time he faced the Padres at CitiField. He had such an outstanding game, but got into trouble in the seventh inning. He walked back-to-back batters, the only walks for Ollie in the game. He later gave up a double that scored a run for the Padres. His mechanics have had a huge upgrade [...]
If Mets fans were given a nickle for every heart breaking loss we’ve suffered beginning with Yadier Molina’s home run 3 years ago, we’d have enough to buy the ball club from the Wilpons. The Cardinals rallied in the ninth inning and Frankie Rodriguez blew his fourth save of the year to give the Red Birds the victory. Ankiel and Lugo got the inning started with back to back doubles to cut what was a 7-5 lead [...]
The Mets came close to pulling a rabbit out of their hat tonight after falling behind 6-0 to the Diamondbacks after two innings. They came up a run short, but came so close to tying and winning the game if not for another baserunning blunder by Angel Pagan. Nelson Figueroa was called up to make the start after compiling a string of solid starts for Buffalo. I was one of those who was hoping to see [...]
The beards must grow on! After the players vowed not to shave until the Mets reached the .500 mark, the team continued their inconsistent play since their five-game winning streak ended on Thursday, as they were defeated by the Diamondbacks by the final score of 5-2. The loss dropped the Mets 7½ games behind the Wild Card-leading Giants and Rockies and kept them 9½ games behind the division-leading Phillies. Mike Pelfrey became the second consecutive [...]
It seems fitting that on Build-A-Bear Night at Citi Field, the Mets would come out of their two-game hibernation. Their 12-hit attack on the Diamondbacks’ pitchers, capped by Angel Pagan’s eighth-inning grand slam, fueled the Mets to a 9-6 victory Saturday night over Arizona. Pagan picked a perfect time to hit the first home run of his Mets career, as his shot into the left field seats broke a 5-5 tie. Angel had been one [...]
The five game winning streak that rejuvenated a fan base is now just a forgotten memory as the Mets lose their second straight tonight at Citi Field. The Diamondbacks took the first game of the series 3-2 after scoring the winning run on a wild pitch by Sean Green. Livan Hernandez started the game and delivered his third straight solid performance. Hernandez held the D-Backs to just two runs on four hits in six innings [...]
Tonight is my last Game Preview/Write-Up for probably close to two weeks. I’ll be heading out to California for my honeymoon early tomorrow morning. We’ll get to see at least 2 Mets games out in San Diego on Friday & Saturday (7th and 8th). Enough about me, let’s talk about tonight’s game! You know, my biggest fear for tonight’s game is that maybe the Mets have been playing so well because they were trying to [...]
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