Chris Capuano and the bullpen combined for a shutout and the offense exploded in the late innings for a 7-0 win against the Pirates Game Notes Chris Capuano pitched a strong seven innings today, giving up three hits, allowing six total baserunners (two via walk, one via HBP) and five strikeouts. Capuano kept inducing weak contact and surprisingly, ground balls which allowed him to get out of trouble. The only thing that worries me about [...]
It wasn’t a “routine play,” but when Ryota Igarashi had the comebacker in the sixth inning, I thought to myself, ‘Yes! Throw home, step on the plate and then throw on to first base for the double play.’ Instead, Igarashi sailed a throw to Josh Thole, who then had to step on home plate for the force out but didn’t get the inning-ending double play. Instead, Carlos Gonzalez then hit a game-tying two-run single through [...]
Like Mike Pelfrey, Bobby Parnell is downright big. He is rather soft-spoken and to the point, but he is eager to begin the 2011 campaign and elevate his game to the next level. At Citi Field Kids Day, Parnell answered some questions for the children about what it means to be a big leaguer and when did he discover that he wanted to play professional baseball. Parnell told the kids to follow their dreams and [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is confirming that right-hander Bobby Parnell is being shut down for the remaining 12 games of the season with inflammation of the plica in his right elbow, according to the team. After Parnell was declared unavailable for use Sunday by Jerry Manuel, the reliever told ESPNNewYork.com he believed the issue was triceps related. An MRI was taken Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The injury is expected to [...]
In the closest game that the Mets have played in recent weeks, Mike Pelfrey pitched an eight inning gem and after Bobby Parnell got into trouble, Hisanori Takahashi closed the door and the Mets won 2-1. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey pitched a gem today, going eight innings giving up six hits and two walks and striking out four. Pelf was great today, after a long first inning buckled down and started retiring batters effectively and [...]
Fueled by a strong eight innings by Mike Pelfrey, and the offensive contributions of Chris Carter, the Mets beat the Pirates by a score of 7-2 Game Notes After beginning the game shaky, Mike Pelfrey worked himself into a groove. Big Pelf went eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits, one earned including a home run while walking two and striking out five. Pelfrey was just on point today, striking out lefties and righties, [...]
Another wasted pitching performance, this time by Jonathon Niese and the explosion of the Mets bullpen accounted for the most recent loss, 7-5 to the Phillies in the opening game of the series Game Notes Jonathon Niese was wildly effective today, giving up one run on four hits in seven innings, walking five but striking out seven. Niese got himself into big trouble early in the game, but in the later innings pitched with a [...]
Mets start their six game road trip against two division rivals with a 4-1 loss against the Braves. The Mets just seemed to give up during the game, with the exception of Santana who got better as the game went on. There was, once again, no offense to help Santana who had a decent outing despite a rough first inning. The defense just seemed like they couldn’t bother to give it their best either. Many [...]
Mets get a walk-off win against the Diamondbacks, 5-4. The Mets finally get a win against the last place D-Backs with help from a great start by Hisanori Takahashi, a two run double by David Wright, and a triple by Jesus Feliciano that ended up being the winning run. Finally, the Mets are able to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks! Game Summary Hisanori Takahashi had an amazing start tonight with his best start yet. The Mets [...]
It’s now apparent that the Mets do have what it takes to make a run for the division. We find ourselves in this position because it turns out the Mets were not as bad as many of the experts had projected, and the NL East in general had a lot more parity at the top than expected; Philadelphia was not the juggernaut everyone thought they were. The Mets do have some questions as they enter [...]
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