Mets avoid the sweep in Atlanta as they get a 4-2 win over the Braves. Santana pitched well until he had to be pulled with an injury. Bullpen held it together with Takahashi getting the save. Wright led the offense with two hits and a homerun. Game Summary Johan Santana was finally able to stop his first inning woes that have been plaguing him lately but would give up a homerun to McCann in the [...]
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The Status Quo, Changes, and other mindless random thoughts. The best part of going on vacation is returning to the comforting surroundings of home. At least, that’s what I tell my kids. If you don’t like sleeping in your own bed then buy a new mattress. Came back from two weeks in Maine (a plug for Acadia National Park) and was sad to learn the Mets are in the [...]
Mets drop the opener to the Braves 9-3. Misch got beaten up early and often and the Mets had to go to the bullpen, including getting Oliver Perez into the game. Mets offense had nine hits, but only scored three runs. Mets are now one game below .500. A goal for the Mets. Game Summary Pat Misch has likely pitched his last start for the Mets this season. After giving up hit after hit and [...]
In a must-read article by Andrew Marchand of ESPN, he interviews David Wright and gets him to open up about his frustration with the state of the team. “I thought we created a lot to build on in ’06, but it seems like we have taken some steps back, off of that year. It is frustrating being able to experience that, but not being able to experience that on a consistent basis.” Wright also goes on to [...]
What a sleeper… The lifeless Mets were no match for the resurgent Astros who beat the Mets by the score of 4-1 in the second game of their weekend series at Citi Field. Game Notes Johan Santana was trying to become the first Mets starter to hurl four straight complete games since 1988, but it was very apparent early on that Johan wasn’t going to make it to the ninth… or the eight… Usually it’s [...]
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 [...]
The Mets lose the rubber game against the Marlins, 11-4. Niese was doing well early but just fell apart in the sixth inning. Bullpen was good minus Feliciano and Dessens. Wright had another homerun and a pair of RBIs on the night. Game Summary Jon Niese had a great beginning of the game for the Mets. He struck out a pair for each of the first three innings and ending the game with eight strikeouts, [...]
After a decent outing from Pat Misch, the Mets nearly managed to come back against the Marlins for the second day in a row, but fell short losing 5-4 Game Notes Pat Misch was hit hard today from the onset of the game, and despite being efficient with his pitches, Misch only managed to go six innings, giving up four runs, three earned on nine hits and four strikeouts. Misch only threw 82 pitches, but [...]
Despite the Mets 63-62 record, numerous team problems, mismanagement and an overall inability to win on the road, 2010 has been a great season for the Mets from a different point of view. I’ll avoid the sappy introduction filled with highlights and recaps of moments when they succeeded and just get into the observations: 1. The Mets apparently have a farm system…with skilled players This may come as a shock to people, but this year [...]
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