This is one of those posts that may incite a riot, but I’ll knock wood, and cross my fingers and toes when I say what I have to say…..that the Mets have had no serious injuries yet this season to key players. We won’t count Carlos Beltran, who had surgery back in January, or Jose Reyes, who began the year on the DL but joined the team shortly after. And we certainly won’t count underachievers [...]
For the first time in 3 years, the Mets shutout the Yankees behind the great pitching of Hisanori Takahashi and the bats of Angel Pagan & Co. Game Recap Hisanori Takahashi went out today, and replicated his stellar performance against the Yankees, going 6 innings giving up 0 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Takahashi had the Yankees confused the whole night, drawing weak contact and holding at every point he [...]
As Mets fans, we’ve had our share of anguish and heartbreak over the years. In a way, we wouldn’t be Mets fans if it were not that way — long periods of frustration followed by a solitary moment of extreme jubilation and ecstasy. I think the 2010 Mets are about to break the mold that has been the essential makeup for the Mets and their fans since their humble beginnings back in ’62 and first World Series in ’69. Nobody [...]
In his 3rd straight solid outing, Jonathon Niese pitched a solid 7 innings and the offense gave him all the support he would need in the 8-4 victory Game Notes Jonathon Niese went to the mound today, and pitched a gem against the team he used to root for as a kid. Niese gave up 3 runs on 8 hits walking 2 and striking out 3 in 7 innings. Despite struggling to find his footing [...]
After his 2nd straight outing allowing 4 runs, the Mets offense picked up Johan Santana and won their 4th straight on the road from the Indians, 7-6. Game Recap Johan Santana went out today, and although not dominant, he controlled his damage to primarily the 2nd inning. Johan allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and only 1 strikeout in 7 innings. Although he was hittable and obviously pitching to contact, Johan’s fastball [...]
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 [...]
As we bask in the glory of an ever so dramatic win last night, and take in the images of all that transpired during and after one of the best games of the season thus far, it feels so good to be a Mets fan. Watching how Mike Pelfrey has evolved this season has been nothing short of spectacular. Every time he takes the mound he not only throws with even more confidence, but his [...]
In a great pitching performance by Mike Pelfrey, the Mets continued their home winning streak, defeating the punchless Padres in 11 innings. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey was outright dominant today, letting up 1 run on 5 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts in NINE innings. Outside of the first inning, where Pelfrey gave up 2 hits – Mike was lights out. He was throwing gas into the late innings, and was pulled after the [...]
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 [...]
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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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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