R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball were highly effective today, and Chris Carter hit his first home run in the MLB as the Mets beat the Orioles 5-1. Game Notes R.A. Dickey was as effective today as he was wild and that was what made his knuckle ball as good as it has been since his call-up. Dickey went 7 innings giving up 1 run on 7 hits with 1 walk. Dickey had the Orioles off […]
Most of you who read my words on here each week know that I have a healthy dose of skepticism and cynicism when it comes to these Mets. But while I’m not about to start sending “Ya gotta believe!” messages like one of my buddies does even when the Mets lose a bunch of games in a row, it’s hard not to believe there is something magical going on here. First of all, while we […]
Nine weeks into the season already? I can’t believe it myself. In random baseball news, Armando Galarraga threw only about the 390,000th non-perfect game in major league baseball, nothing special. John Maine is on the DL with a weak shoulder and now Perez because his knee hurts. Uh…no comment. At least he’s not taking up a roster spot anymore. We saw the return of Niese for a strong start and the sweep of the Marlins. […]
Mets defeat the Marlins 6-1 with great pitching from Niese and help from Wright’s and Davis’ bats. Mets continue their home playing dominance going 21-9 at home, the only team with 20+ wins at home. Game Summary Jon Niese had his first start since the middle of May, being out with a hamstring injury. Coming into the game, Jerry Manuel limited him to a 100 pitch count for the game. Throughout his short career with […]
After the horrible 18-6 bashing at the hands of the Padres yesterday, Mike Pelfrey went 8 innings to help guide the Mets to victory, 4-2 Game Notes Mike Pelfrey went to the mound today and had a plan from the beginning of the game, going 8 innings striking out 8 and walking 2, and giving up a run on 4 hits. All of Pelfrey’s pitches were working tonight as he was striking out lefties with […]
After an almost full-season furlough, Mets fans eagerly anticipated Jose Reyes’ return to the Mets lineup on Saturday, April 10, of this year. It sounded and seemed as though the Mets themselves needed that shock of adrenaline that only Reyes could provide. The infectious style of play by the “catalyst,” as he has been called in the past, was truly missed. According to most Mets experts in and out of Metsopotamia, Reyes was the one […]
Michael G. Baron of MetsBlog dug up a post by Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports, who suggests Mets third baseman David Wright needs a fresh start and the Mets should trade him. He writes, He is not only talented, but he’s too nice to be the eye of the Queens Hurricane. He’s a legitimate bat with stellar defense and a contract that pays him well, but also gives any team with interest three years of control. […]
How would we feel if we were told this by the Mets front office? It’s become very evident over the last several seasons our loyalty has been tested. This team and management has displayed a total lack of direction and focus. We fans have sat on the sidelines and continually pointed fingers and placed blame at everyone and everything. We have no swagger. We don’t play with confidence. We have no starting pitching. We have […]
Hisanori Takahashi, making his first MLB start, delivered a solid outing but the Mets offense couldn’t buy a hit off of Yankees starter Javier Vazquez and took the loss 2-1. Game Notes Hisanori Takahashi couldn’t have done anything more impressive even if he tried today, stretching himself 6 innings, throwing 101 pitches with an absurd level of control. Takahashi struck out 5, gave up 5 hits and walked 1. The Yankees couldn’t put together multiple […]
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