At the risk of being called “Captain Obvious” and getting comments of “Gee, ya think?”, I wanted to point out that the Mets are out of the Playoff hunt, and the only thing meaningful about the end of the 2009 Mets season will be playing time for the prospects and maybe to play spoiler. Now that that’s been established and is out of the way: Why is David Wright in Tuesday’s lineup? Why, in fact, [...]
Let’s rewind back to Saturday August 15th, 2009. It was a warm, sunny afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets and Giants were in the midst of a pitcher’s duel between two of the best in the game in Johan Santana and Matt Cain. All was going as planned, and both pitchers were in the midst of a shut out until the fourth inning. It was then that disaster struck. After throwing three consecutive fastball’s to [...]
The Mets played one heck of a series against the Phillies this weekend, sweeping Philly and securing their lead atopthe NL East, pushing the Phillies back 16.5 games in the division. At this point, don’t be surprised if the Nats don’t pass the current 4th place team. Then their only hope would be to play spoiler. What a series for this Mets team, that is simply on fire. Who would have guessed at the start of the season, Johan Santana would [...]
Jeff Francoeur is getting an MRI on his left thumb this morning, after injuring it while making a diving catch the half-inning before he hit into the unassisted triple play Sunday. The thumb swelled Sunday night. Francoeur will be out of the lineup for Monday’s game and let’s hope that’s all he will miss. Francoeur is hitting .305 with 6 homeruns and 24 RBIs with the Mets, leading all active players. He will be [...]
You know, I can accept the fact that the injury bug has bitten our Mets hard this season, and that freak accidents have hurt, as has being beaned in the head by opposing pitchers. We’ve learned to accept that we have average to below-average replacements and that the season was basically over before the all-star break. Now we’re biding our time and waiting until next year, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t [...]
Blogger’s disclaimer: This is a sequel to a previous post I wrote a few weeks ago. This might look like a humorous piece, but after the events of Saturday’s game surrounding the concussion suffered by David Wright, I’m starting to think the Mets might need to take the contents of this blog into consideration, even if it does involve fictional characters. Read on… After all this time being the sole representative of the so-called “core [...]
On the day after David Wright was sent to the hospital with a concussion after experiencing a close encounter with a Matt Cain fastball, the Mets were able to give him a wonderful get-well present by defeating the Giants in walk-off style at sunny and hot Citi Field. Daniel Murphy lined an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning that barely scored Jeff Francoeur from second base ahead of the strong and accurate [...]
I can’t begin to tell you how scared and helpless I felt as I watched David Wright lie still on the ground after being hit in the left temple by a 93-mph Matt Cain fastball. The force of the blow was so powerful that it knocked Wright’s batting helmet clean off his head and sent it veering toward the ground just ahead of Wright’s collapsing body. The ominous sound of the baseball and his helmet making impact [...]
What was supposed to be a pitcher’s duel between Johan Santana and Matt Cain turned into another story altogether, as David Wright was felled by a 94 MPH fastball thrown by Cain. The Wright beaning was the most disturbing feature of today’s 5-4 loss to the Giants in 10 innings. Both Santana and Cain had cruised through the first three innings, putting up zeroes for both teams. Then Luis Castillo led off the fourth inning [...]
Update 9:10 PM – David Wright has suffered a concussion, and will remained hospitalized overnight at the Hospital for Special Surgery. * * * * * * During the latter portion of Fox’s telecast of today’s Mets game, video showed David Wright, dressed in a gray shirt and shorts boarding an ambulance. He appeared to be rather steady on his feet and did not require assistance of any kind to get into the emergency vehicle. This [...]
David Wright was drilled in the head by a 2-0 pitch thrown by Matt Cain in the bottom of the fourth inning during today’s game. Wright walked off the field under his own power, and Fernando Tatis replaced him as a pinch runner. An absolutely scary sight to say the least as Wright lied motionless on the ground for 2-3 minutes. It was a good sign that he walked off the field under his own power. [...]
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