The New York Mets and the Houston Astros started off the game 1-1 and all was fine until a very depressing fourth inning when pitcher Mike Hampton hit a 2-run homer off of Johan Santana. The Mets’ ace had a horrible outing at Minute Maid Park allowing 12 hits (tying his career high) and collecting his 8th loss on the season. Santana has now lost three of his last five starts. In the first inning, David [...]
I may be a few days late and many dollars short, but I’d finally like to weigh in on all that has transpired with our Mets this past week, on and mostly off the field. First of all, going back to the Halladay deal. Whether it was or wasn’t true, I am glad the Mets did not make the trade. Now before you all start screaming at me, hear me out. I am not saying I wouldn’t [...]
We can beat a dead horse all day long about how bad and disappointing the 2009 Mets have become, and how we’re going to have to endure a few months of meaningless baseball now that all hope for the playoffs is basically lost. So instead of beating the horse, I’m just going to point out a few things I noticed when perusing stats last night (through Sunday’s games)….. The Mets have 53 home runs, worst [...]
There has been so much talk this season about the injuries to three of the four offensive guys, that the state of the Mets starting pitching has gone virtually unnoticed. Until now. Looking at the Mets staring rotation, the only certifiable, front end pitcher is Johan Santana. Heck, for my money Johan is the best pitcher in the game. But after Johan, what do we have? A bunch of back end of the rotation guys. [...]
Most people won’t be paying attention to the Mets blogosphere anymore, and I can understand why. But that doesn’t mean the bloggers are going to stop blogging! The “Fan Confidence Rating” on Metsblog continues to amaze me by staying above 0%. Really. Because I’ve been reading a lot about giving it in and sadly, it does make sense. I don’t want this season to be a total loss, and I don’t think it is or [...]
The fact that Johan Santana won a game after the All-Star Break was nothing new. After all, he’s now 59-17 in his career after the All-Star Break and 9-0 with the Mets. The only thing new about it was the team he defeated. Santana pitched seven shutout innings and his teammates provided him with all the runs he needed in the sixth inning as the Mets defeated the Braves 5-1. It marked the first career [...]
For as bad as the Mets have looked at times this season (and I have advocated blowing up the team or just not paying attention to them anymore), it’s almost miraculous that they are not worse than three games under .500 and 6 ½ games out of first place. When you think about the lousy starting pitching we’ve endured at times, the mental mistakes that seem to multiply, the injuries to most of the key [...]
After being shutout by the Reds on Friday, the Mets returned the favor tonight and shut the Reds out 4-0 on the strength of a solid performance by Johan Santana and some clutch hitting by Jeff Francoeur!. The Mets got on the board in the first inning when our new rightfielder Jeff Francoeur singled with the bases loaded to plate Angel Pagan and Luis Castillo and put the Mets up 2-0. I had hoped before the game that [...]
A thought occurred to me last night as the score reached 7-0 Dodgers—I don’t have to watch this crap if I don’t want to. Not that there’s much on TV besides baseball during the summer except horrible reality shows and re-runs, but I’d rather see anything these days besides watching our Mets get trounced and embarrassed night after night. So I reached the breaking point, and that breaking point was to reach for the remote. [...]
I know it sounds like bad dialogue out of a comic book or a Michael Bay movie but it is unfortunately true. Omar over the last couple of years seemed to be the “Teflon GM.” The last 2 seasons we have witnessed the Mets collapse and miss going into the playoffs by one game. Omar did not put a team together the past 2 seasons that played baseball in October. The way the season has [...]
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