Tag: bullpen

John Maine Episode Is Just Another Amazin’ Mess

An article by posted on May 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets ended a lousy 2-6 road trip with a 10-7 win over the Nationals yesterday. That’s the good news, but leave it to the Mets to upstage a solid pitching effort by a Raul Valdes and a ten run offensive outburst by conjuring up yet another public relations nightmare. After the drama that unfolded when Jerry […]

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Where’s The Slugger The Mets Signed In The Offseason?

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets ended the 2009 season, they had three main goals on the agenda; revamp the bullpen, sign a top of the rotation pitcher, and get a power bat to play leftfield, bat cleanup and give David Wright protection. Obviously, we never got the starting pitcher, it’s still too early to tell if the bullpen […]

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Bullpen Burnouts: Fernando Nieve and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Only a month ago, the Mets bullpen was being looked at as a big strength for the team as they led the league in ERA, Batting Average Against, WHIP and even strikeouts. They have quickly sunk to the bottom in many of those categories as the season wore on due mostly to some bad bullpen […]

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Igarashi’s Return Will Be Welcomed By Mets…

An article by posted on May 19, 2010 0 Comments

His time in Japan was a precursor to this. Behind his diminutive stature and deceptive motion, was hidden a true ‘Warrior‘, the kind romanticized by western film and looked upon with reverence in Japan. Behind this hard throwing Japanese league veteran burned a fire to compete with the best… So Ryota Igarashi came to America…and […]

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Mets Drop Finale To Marlins 10-8 And Fall To Last Place

An article by posted on May 16, 2010 0 Comments

Despite a couple of comebacks, both of which fell short, the Mets lost 10-8 to the Marlins today who completed a four-game sweep in which they outscored the Mets 28-16. Game Summary Jon Niese started the game but came out in the third with an apparent hamstring injury after making an errant throw to first base […]

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R.A. Dickey Has Another Solid Start And Could Replace Perez

An article by posted on May 15, 2010 0 Comments

  On Monday, May 10, I wrote a post in which I said that minor leaguers Chris Carter and R.A. Dickey could be ripe for a promotion and days away from joining the Mets. First baseman Chris Carter was promoted the very next day and paid immediate dividends by lining an RBI double later that night. […]

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Niese Struggles, Mets Lose 5-4 in Extras…

An article by posted on May 6, 2010 0 Comments

Jonathon Niese was hit hard, and the Mets could hardly come up with a string of timely hits in their 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Reds. Game Notes: Jonathon Niese was hit hard, going six innings, allowing four runs, twelve hits including giving up a couple of homers. The only saving grace for Niese all night […]

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Is Santana Still The Ace We Traded For?

An article by posted on May 4, 2010 0 Comments

When Johan Santana was traded here I was extremely happy, he was supposed to be the best pitcher in the majors.  Santana was going to get the Mets a World Series title, the first World Series title since 1986.  Santana did not come cheap, it cost the Mets prospects that didn’t amount to much but […]

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That Loss Was On Jerry Manuel

An article by posted on May 3, 2010 0 Comments

Just when things were seemingly going great for the Mets, especially after taking the first game in the just completed Phillies series, they hit a brick wall. And while there was not much the Mets or Jerry Manuel could have done to defeat the always dominating Roy Halladay on Saturday, I do believe they had […]

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Sorry Joe D. – Too Early To Call The Mets Legit

An article by posted on April 30, 2010 0 Comments

Joe D, I loved your article.  As you say: Sometimes, all it takes is just one guy to reinvigorate a clubhouse and get them motivated and excited and focused on the big picture which is winning baseball games. The change in the clubhouse started when Jeff Francoeur arrived, and it’s taken longer than I expected […]

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