You Can’t Win When You’re In Passive Mode

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

The fears broached in spring training are coming to fruition in the first month of the season. Will the Mets be competitive when spots 2-5 come up in the rotation? The answer this week was a resounding NO. After Johan Santana pitched another one of his signature games last Saturday, it’s been all downhill. Oliver […]

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Manuel To Starters: Swim or Sink?

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

Following yesterday’s game, Mets manager Jerry Manuel spoke to reporters at his post game presser and said that he will use his current starting pitchers one more time through the rotation. But he also cautioned that if things do not get better, he will make some changes. “It’s not rocket science,” Manuel said.  “If they ain’t […]

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The Shot Heard ‘Round Flushing

An article by posted on April 24, 2009 0 Comments

There are Hall of Famers and then there are others who put up solid numbers for an entire career. One particular player compiled a 289 career BA and 2715 hits over 22 years. These numbers are not worthy of enshrinement in Cooperstown but he was a solid, consistent player. He was an All-Star and once […]

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A Little Home Cooking

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets are currently on a four game losing streak, and have just been swept by the first place Cardinals. The Mets see themselves a mere two games up in the loss column above the last place Nationals in the NL East. We’re currently watching a group of players who each are putting up solid […]

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4/23 Minor League Report! VALDESPIN!

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Binghamton 2, New Hampshire 3 Jose Sanchez gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings. Adam Bostick, Julio De La Cruz and John Madden worked 3.1 innings of hitless relief, but the offense fell a run short. The Mets had 7 hits, and drew 5 walks, but they went 2 […]

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Not A Good Day For O’Day

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Former Met reliever Darren O’Day was picked up on waivers by the Texas Rangers, dressed in Kason Gabbard’s jersey, and gave up a game-winning hit to Kevin Millar. O’Day reported to Rogers Centre for a game against the Toronto Blue Jays before there was a chance to stitch up a jersey with his name, so […]

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Game Recap: Cardinals 12 – Mets 8

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets (6-9) flamed out and got swept by the Cardinals (11-5) despite the new look lineup. They did bang out 13 hits, but unfortunately for them the Cardinals hammered our pitching for 12 runs and 18 hits. Mets Pitching Livan Hernandez started and he was hit hard right from the start when Albert Pujols […]

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MLB News: Cole Hamels Injured, Leaves Game

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels left Thursday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers after being struck in the shoulder by a line drive. One pitch after giving up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun in the fourth inning, Prince Fielder laced an infield single that hit Hamels in the front of his left shoulder. Trainers immediately […]

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Are The Mets A Statistical Anomaly?

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Some analysts like to size up the Mets every which way to Sunday. Batting with runners on base, in scoring position, in road uniforms, in hot weather… you get the picture. Mention the words heart or worse yet clutch, and get ready for an avalanche of Harvard Law School jargon and Bill James inspired anagrams and […]

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Manuel Shakes Up Lineup, Beltran Bats Third, Wright Fifth

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Jerry Manuel is fed up with the lack of production from his offense and he has decided to shake things up for this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals. A frustrated Manuel said, ” Things aren’t working right now. I need to give our hottest hitter, Carlos Beltran more at-bats.” Well wake up and smell the […]

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