In a rehab start for Double-A Binghamton yesterday, John Maine pitched four scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks, while striking out five. According to Anthony Coleman of the Trenton Times, Maine’s velocity topped out at 88 mph. Maine didn’t seem too concerned. “I don’t really worry about velocity. It’s just looking at swings, seeing how they react. It was OK, I guess.” However, according to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, Mets manager Jerry [...]
Omar Minaya became the General Manager at the end of the 2004 season. Since then the Mets have mostly been quiet when it comes to the trade deadline. Except for 2006, when Duaner Sanchez went for a cab ride, injured his shoulder, forcing Omar to make a trade with the Pirates for Oliver Perez (thanks a lot Duaner!) and Roberto Hernandez the trade deadline always comes and goes for the Mets. This year looks like [...]
On Friday, the Mets placed starting pitcher John Maine on the 15-day disabled list with what the team called shoulder weakness. Now Anthony DiComo of mlb.com is reporting that John Maine has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right rotator cuff, as per the results of today’s MRI. The precautionary MRI was deemed necessary when Jerry Manuel removed Maine from Thursday’s game against the Nationals after five pitches due to a lack of velocity. Although [...]
Things looked bleak when John Maine was removed after throwing five pitches and walking the leadoff batter, but reliever Raul Valdes stepped up and gave the Mets five solid innings of relief, while the Mets bats exploded for ten runs topped by a two run homer from catcher Rod Barajas, his tenth of the season. The Mets beat the Nationals 10-7. Game Notes John Maine started, and I gotta tell you, I’m growing tired of [...]
Baseball is a long season and when a team under-performs the way the Mets are you always hear the usual fire the manger and/or general manager. I support that 100%. Jerry and Omar absolutely need to go. Omar has done a horrible job of building the franchise and Jerry Manuel is just not a manager who can lead a team to a championship. However very rarely do you hear complaints about the coaches on the [...]
Mets drop game three of the series to the Marlins 7-5. Mets drop to one game below .500, lose their fourth straight game, and lost their first five road series series this season. Game Summary John Maine did not continue his stream of quality starts as the first twelve pitches he threw in the game were all balls and walked the bases loaded with no outs. He would later give up three runs in just [...]
A few weeks ago, I suggested that the Mets pitching staff’s overperformance could result in a hat-tipping to Dan Warthen, who may be deceivingly quiet. By “deceiving,” I mean he is not a flashy pitching coach, people rarely ever heard of him before he came to the Mets although he does have a bit of a distinguished and respectable career as a pitching coach. His pitching staff is very formidable. Johan Santana is who he [...]
Yes, you did read the title correctly. Over the past week and a half, Mets pitchers have indeed been good for nothing, meaning they’ve been good enough to hold the opposition to practically nothing on the scoreboard. Pitching was not supposed to be the strong point of the 2010 Mets. After all, the Mets’ starting rotation was supposed to be made up of Johan Santana and The Four Rainouts. Mike Pelfrey had come off a [...]
Updated 5:30 pm According to Adam Rubin, John Maine will remain in the rotation and make Sunday’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Maine matched a career high by allowing eight runs in three innings Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. That performance lifted Maine’s ERA to 13.50 after two starts. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best… Original Post 4/14 12:00 am Only seven games into the season and the house of cards the [...]
The bad news is after only a week and half we are already in the cellar of the National League East. The good news is that we ARE leading the league in something: Excuses! After 7 games our Mets have the 2nd worst record in the league. It seems that we are once again sleepwalking through yet another season. This team is still playing with a lack of urgency and determination. After losing 4 out [...]
When asked If Maine’s spot in the rotation was in jeopardy, Jerry said, “Well, I think those things we’ll have to talk about. I think right now, right after this game, you know, you have to sleep on that and see how you feel tomorrow and hopefully he feels OK. But, you have to have dialogue about it. That’s just the business that we’re in.” Could this be a possible indication that Maine will be [...]
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