Tag: bullpen

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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Jenrry Mejia To Remain In Bullpen

An article by posted on April 26, 2010 0 Comments

As the Mets’ bullpen has exceeded expectations in the early part of the season, the need for Jenrry Mejia seems to be diminishing, but Jerry Manuel remains adamant that the 20-year-old will be a bigger part of the pen rather than be pushed out and sent to tune up in the minor leagues for an […]

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Igarashi To The DL, Acosta Called Up

An article by posted on April 21, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have placed reliever Ryota Igarashi on the 15-day disabled list and promoted Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo. After his MRI Wednesday morning, the Mets announced that he sustained a moderate injury to his left hamstring in last night’s game. The right-hander strained his left hamstring in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 4-0 victory over […]

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This Was One For The Ages

An article by posted on April 18, 2010 0 Comments

Last night’s epic 20 inning marathon between the Cardinals and the Mets had more ups and downs than a ride on the Cyclone in Coney Island. When the game finally came to an end and I saw Luis Castillo field the grounder off the bat of Ryan Ludwick and fire it to Mike Jacobs at first […]

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