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 base for the final out. it took a couple of minutes for me to finally rise up and cheer like [...]
The Mets won game two against the Cardinals 2-1 in 20 innings. It was the longest victory in franchise history. Game Notes Who would have expected Jamie Garcia, a no name pitcher, to go toe-to-toe with a two time Cy Young award winner like Johan Santana? But that’s how it was with both pitchers throwing a gem of a game. Santana was dealing with 9 strikeouts, no runs, 1 walk and only gave up 4 [...]
As of right now Johan Santana will be pitching once again on 6 days rest which gives him an extra day off. Normally this would be a good thing but Johan is not a typical pitcher. For some reason Johan has trouble pitching on extra rest. It’s somewhat dumbfounding but that is the case with Johan. The Mets have to know this by now so of course they are going to pitch him with the [...]
It’s hard to believe the euphoria of Opening Day took place but a week ago. Since the Mets won Game One they have lost 4 out of 5, and two consecutive home series against Florida and Washington. Not the Sterling start this team wanted-or more importantly, needed. Then came yesterday’s revelation by Jerry Manuel that the team was not “prepared” for the slop served up by former Mets number five starter, Livan Hernandez (he must’ve felt vindicated a [...]
I always tell my friends who are Yankee’s fans, it’s easy to be a Yankee fan. Everything is handed to you. To be a Met fan it takes a certain rare, albeit hopeful, yet borderline delusional personality. The Yankee’s are like the older brother that grew up a Hilton to the Mets kid who grew up in an orphanage. Ok that’s a bit extreme but the Yankees always seem to get all the attention. It [...]
I know it’s only one week into this season. We still have 25 more to go. I am in no way giving up on the 2010 Mets. That being said I am feeling pretty pessimistic right now. Am I the only one? As we Mets fans always do, we hope for the best but somewhat prepare for the worst. Safe to say that after an unproductive off-season, the majority of us do not expect a [...]
Sure, we’re all thrilled that the Mets continued their Opening Day dominance on Monday with a win over the Marlins to start the 2010 season. It was a very complete performance with Johan Santana, Fernando Nieve and K-Rod holding the Marlins to one run; and our hitters, starting with David Wright belting a first-inning two-run homer against our nemesis Josh Johnson, delivering enough runs to make it a rout. Newcomers Jason Bay, Gary Matthews Jr. [...]
I know this is a positive post and it’s only been one game but that was a big and important win for the Mets and the fans. After the disaster of last year the Mets needed this first win behind their ace and they got that win! Jason Bay had a good 1st day, going 2-4 with a triple and scored a run, Barajas went 2-4 hitting a double, driving in a run and scored [...]
Rich Couthino of ESPN NY, had solid piece on Johan Santana yesterday and I wanted to share some of Johan’s great quotes on the upcoming season and his thoughts on all the media naysayers who see the Mets floundering near the bottom of the standings. According to Couthino, the resident ace of the Met staff sees things very differently and vows things will be different in 2010 for the Mets and their fans. “I know we [...]
The Mets have had a number of fiery players over the years. With their performances on the field and behind the scenes in the clubhouse, these players have carried the Mets beyond the team’s expectations. From Tug McGraw’s “Ya Gotta Believe” that gave hope and fired up the 1973 Mets on their way to the National League pennant to Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter’s veteran presence that helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series, [...]
While reading MetsBlog, I came across an interesting link in which Tim Dierkes of MLBTR compiled a pretty cool spreadsheet. Dierkes ranked this years projected opening day rotations based on how much each team has spent. It really is a unique way to look at things and I hope you visit them to see his entire list. Surprisingly, the Mets who are obviously in desperate need of pitching help, have spent the fourth most money in the Majors. Here [...]
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