Mets Thoughts

The Three Ulti-Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

  Baseball Tonight is currently running a special feature. For the month of August the cast of the show is selecting the three best players for each of the 30 Franchises. Fans can also cast their vote at ESPN.com. On Wednesday, August 20th, it will be the Mets turn and so I decided to write […]

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The Week In Baseball: Aug 18–Aug 21

An article by posted on August 18, 2008

AUGUST 18 1886: Owner of the STL. Maroons, Henry Lucas, quits baseball due to its skyrocketing costs to operate a team. In three years, Lucas has spent $27,000 on his club. 1943: With a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh, Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game. 1960: Lew Burdette faces the minimum 27 batters as […]

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Johan Santana Pitches A Shutout, Mets Win 4-0

An article by posted on August 17, 2008

Oh yeah… Here come the Mets! Johan Santana pitched a three-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.  It was the fifth career shutout of Santana’s career, and it extended the Mets winning streak to six straight games, and 10 of their last 13. Santana started the game by retiring the first ten hitters and completely dominated the […]

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Mets Win But Learn Billy Wagner’s Elbow Is Still Hurting

An article by posted on August 16, 2008

The Mets easily beat the Pirates today by a score of 7-4 on the strength of another solid performance by Pedro Martinez. It was the fifth straight win for the Mets and the game featured homeruns from shortstop Jose Reyes, and catcher Ramon Castro. However, the jubilation was short-lived when the Mets learned that closer […]

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Hot or Not: 1st Place Edition!

An article by posted on August 16, 2008

Happy Saturday Mets fans and welcome to another installment of Hot or Not. This week, we watched our boys climb back into sole possession of first place by completing a sweep of the Washington Nationals. We saw Mike Pelfrey dominate the Washington Nationals. I am so proud of our Mets, therefore, none of them will […]

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What A View From the Top!

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

After doing what was expected necessary, our New York Metropolitans find themselves sitting atop the NL East. Clutch hitting, a stellar rotation, and a bullpen that saves games (for a change) all played pivotal roles this week. It also helped that Manny was being Manny in L.A. instead of Boston. And I would also like […]

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Getting Down With Oliver Perez

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

I for one do not usually believe in everything I see. Statistics though, are quite difficult to overlook and push aside. In baseball, they prove to be solid numerical proof to almost tell a story of how a player has performed. Since the conclusion of last nights 9-3 victory over the Washington Nationals, I have […]

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This Weekend in Baseball History: Aug 15–Aug 17

An article by posted on August 15, 2008

AUGUST 15 1915: Babe Ruth of Boston outpitches Walter Johnson of Washington, 1-0 in 13 innings. 1926: Babe Herman of Brooklyn doubles with the bases loaded. However, due to some major base running blunders, Herman and 2 of his teammates all wind up on 2nd. Thus, Babe Herman becomes the only player in history to […]

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Let’s Steal 4 From Pittsburgh

An article by posted on August 14, 2008

I don’t think I was the only Mets fan this morning who is a little surprised to see that they share first place with the Phillies. It’s like a cherry on top of Wednesday night’s sundae of a game. Seeing the Mets play an actual laugher of a game vs. the Nationals on Wednesday night […]

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Mets Tied For First After Big Win Against Nationals!

An article by posted on August 14, 2008

After embarrassing the Nationals Wednesday night, with a score of 12-0, the Mets have learned that they are now tied with the Phillies after a walk-off home run by Nomar Garciaparra. Both teams are without a consistent bullpen as they are without their respective closers, Wagner on the DL and Lidge has a sore shoulder. […]

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