Mets finally win their second straight game in July. Scott Hairston launches two, and Jason Bay touches the plate three times in a late night offensive battle against the Giants. Mets end up on top, 8-7 in ten innings. Despite what the scoreboard says, Jeremy Hefner did well tonight. He just got pulled a couple batters too late. The game was tied at two entering the sixth inning, and Hefner strikes out the first batter [...]
The Mets tried to keep the wins coming, but Jon Niese was no Matt Harvey out there. Despite two Mets homeruns, they were decimated in a 11-5 loss to the Arizona D-Backs Jonathon Niese with one horrific inning, put up several unwanted numbers in his line tonight. The second inning started with a simple 6-3 ground out. That quickly turned to bases loaded with just the one out. Niese then walks former Met, Henry Blanco, [...]
What a way for Matt Harvey to break into the big leagues! Rarely do you see a guy exceed the expectations and hype surrounding him prior to his debut. 5 1/3 shutout frames, 11 punchouts and one big first win to end the Mets six-game skid. Recap: The Mets rolled into Arizona ice cold, coming off an 0-6 homestand and a 1-11 post-All-Star Game stretch. The morale was at an all-time low. Then this kid from Triple-A Matt Harvey [...]
Jeremy Hefner started off the game rough, and the offense was stifled on the whole by Stephen Strasburg in their sixth loss in a row, 5-2 to the Nationals. Game Recap Jeremy Hefner, filling in the rotation in the spot vacated by the designation of Miguel Batista was hit hard in the early innings, giving up back to back solo home runs in the second. Hefner settled down, and after a Josh Thole error, Hefner [...]
“It’s very disappointing. We’re not happy with the way things have gone the last 10 days and we got to buckle down, get after it and get back over. We got a tough three games coming up, we got to pick ourselves up and get ready for them.” ~ Terry Collins Despite another great outing by Niese, and a valiant rally in the ninth, Ramon Ramirez let up five runs in the 12th and the [...]
Another late Mets rally falls short… It’s becoming a common theme so far in the second half. Starting pitcher gets bashed, bullpen allows more runs, Mets try to catch-up, Mets run out of outs, game over. I am fully aware and can truly appreciate all of the careful thought, the endless calculating, the hours of scouting, that nerve-wracking audition, and the mind-boggling, brainstorming that led to the determination that Miguel Batista was the clear and convincing [...]
After the Mets narrowly avoided being swept by the Nationals,they open up the Dodgers series with another loss as Santana delivered another lackluster performance. Murphy and Valdespin were great, but the rest of the guys could not capitalize so Mets lose tonight 7-6. Johan Santana does not like pitching in the second half so far. Another rough start as he allowed six earned runs on seven hits, two homers, two walks, while striking out three [...]
Backed by an enormous offensive effort highlighted by a two homerun game by David Wright, R.A. Dickey held the first place Washington Nationals at bay to grab his 13th victory on the season and more importantly end the Mets six-game skid. Recap: In one of the more prominent matchups of the season, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey took the mound going head-to-head with the Nats’ all-star southpaw Gio Gonzalez. It quickly however became very clear that this [...]
Chris Young was victimized in late innings as has been the theme, the bullpen faltered and despite a ninth inning rally including two solo home runs, the Mets lost the second game of the series, 4-3. Game Recap Chris Young had a pretty solid outing, going six innings allowing two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out two. Young was good for the most part, but as has been the case in his [...]
Holy hell, what a game. Summary This one tailed into extra innings and had a real playoff atmosphere to it. The biggest flaw of the Mets was exposed AGAIN as the bullpen could not hold down leads in the ninth or tenth inning. This is not a recap I will enjoy writing, but there were positives to take away from this game. It was Jon Niese vs Ross Detwiler in a hell of a pitching [...]
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