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A Walk-Off For David! Mets Defeat Giants 3-2

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

On the day after David Wright was sent to the hospital with a concussion after experiencing a close encounter with a Matt Cain fastball, the Mets were able to give him a wonderful get-well present by defeating the Giants in walk-off style at sunny and hot Citi Field.  Daniel Murphy lined an RBI single with […]

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August 16, 1987: Mets Score Club Record 23 Runs

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

It was 22 years ago today on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The Mets were battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the division title and needed to win the finale of their four-game series against the Cubs after being defeated in the first three games.  They were in the throes of […]

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A Plea For Sanity

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

I can’t begin to tell you how scared and helpless I felt as I watched David Wright lie still on the ground after being hit in the left temple by a 93-mph Matt Cain fastball. The force of the blow was so powerful that it knocked Wright’s batting helmet clean off his head and sent […]

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Wright HBP Overshadows Mets’ 5-4 Loss To Giants

An article by posted on August 15, 2009 0 Comments

What was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between Johan Santana and Matt Cain turned into another story altogether, as David Wright was felled by a 94 MPH fastball thrown by Cain.  The Wright beaning was the most disturbing feature of today’s 5-4 loss to the Giants in 10 innings. Both Santana and Cain had […]

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What Do The Mets Do With Ollie?

An article by posted on August 15, 2009 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is quickly becoming the new Luis Castillo. Last year, Mets fans and journalists routinely ridiculed Mets GM, Omar Minaya, for giving Castillo a lucrative four year deal that was worth $25 million. This season Minaya is drawing similar criticism for the three year, $36 million deal that he gave to Perez. It’s hard […]

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Parnell Shines As Mets Shutout The Giants 3-0

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets donned their throwback jerseys and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a score of 3-0 tonight at Citi Field. The Mets combined some solid pitching and timely hitting to win their second straight game. It was a nice way to start their longest homestand of the year. Bobby Parnell delivered an electrifying performance tonight as […]

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The Mets Need to be BOLD

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

As one of Omar Minaya’s biggest supporters, I do believe it will be time to demote him after this season. When you take a look around the big leagues, you notice there are eight teams that will continue to operate with a team salary of over $100 million. Those teams are the Yankees, Mets, Cubs, […]

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At Least We’re Set In Right Field For 2010

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

As I wrote back when the Mets first acquired him, the Mets were the big winners when they dumped the lackluster Church in exchange for the young righthanded former first rounder, Jeff Francoeur. About a week and a half later, I indicated that his recent hitting woes were simply a matter of making adjustments. Here […]

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Leaders Suck It Up…

An article by posted on August 14, 2009 0 Comments

Every time the Mets go public with updates on their core of injured players, usually another setback like Carlos Delgado’s strained oblique, it is tantamount to the water torture prevalent during wartime interrogations. As Archie Bunker used to say, “Put a lid on it, Meathead!” I doubt Mets fans care to hear about another injury […]

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Everybody Relax, Mets Won’t Get Much For Billy Wagner

An article by posted on August 13, 2009 0 Comments

I’m hearing a lot of talk on sports radio today about Billy Wagner who had another perfect appearance in rehab and is set to be activated this Sunday. Most of the enthusiasm is centered around the chance that the Mets might be able to move him before the August 31st waiver deal deadline. I have […]

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