As the calendar changes from May to June, the Mets find themselves a half game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East. They have managed to stay at or near the top of the division despite the fact that the Mets have become the walking wounded. In 2006, it was the month of June that propelled the Mets into the runaway train that dominated the division. The Mets must find a way to […]
Game Summary Thanks to a solid performance by starting pitcher John Maine, the Mets took the rubber game of their weekend series with the Marlins and beat Florida 3-2. The Mets got some key hits in the Pitching John Maine broke out his new changeup and used it to stifle the Marlins bats today. In six innings pitched he allowed just 3 hits, 2 walks, and didn’t allow a run. He struck out 5 batters, […]
As April came to a close, I was very alarmed at the state of our starting pitching. Aside from Johan Santana, everyone had an ERA over 5.00 and questions lingered about the makeup of the rotation. John Maine had an ERA of 5.40, Mike Pelfrey was at 6.32, Livan Hernandez was at risk of losing his job with a 6.75 ERA, and Oliver Perez was yanked from the rotation with a 9.97 ERA. There were concerns about […]
Mets played game 2 of a three game series against the red hot LA Dodgers, who are starting to say “Manny who?” The Dodgers took game one of this series in extra innings. The Mets are 9-9 on the road this season, while Dodgers have the best home record in the majors (15-3). Mets send out John Maine who is 3-2 in seven starts with a 4.24 ERA. While Dodgers will have 5-1 record Chad Billingsley, who […]
I know what they say – you win as a team and you lose as a team. And trust me, I’m the last one to put an individual player’s statistics and milestones ahead of what’s best for the team. However, I feel that Major League Baseball needs to do something to properly reward a starting pitcher for a quality performance when he leaves with the lead after 5 plus innings and his bullpen comes in and blows it […]
The Mets had another unlikely win last night that saw them come from behind and take the lead with three runs in the ninth inning and then hang on for the 7-4 win. The go-ahead run scored after Carlos Beltran doubled and then stole third base in the ninth. David Wright then drove home Beltran with a single that dropped into shallow right field. Ramon Castro drove in Wright and Gary Sheffield later into add to the […]
Game Summary The Mets finally got the idea and decided that the best way to play Citi Field was to stop swinging for the fences and start driving the ball toall fields. The results were astonishing as the launched a 17 hit attack and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1. Johan Maine started and continues to show signs that his problems are far behind him. It was the Mets sixth straight victory, and it moved them into a […]
Game Summary The Mets got off to a terrible start, falling behind 3-0 to the Braves after two innings. But somehow, starter John Maine dug deep down and found the edge to stop the bleeding long enough for the Mets to comeback thanks to three 2-run homers and some solid work from the bullpen. The Mets beat the Braves 6-4 and Carlos Beltran seems poised for a huge season in 2009. Mets Pitching John Maine started […]
The Mets could have upgraded the rotation this off season, but instead they chose to bring back the same 1-4 starters and fill the fifth spot with Livan Hernandez who will try to salvage the final game of the series this afternoon against the Cardinals. Manuel was visibly frustrated and not his usual candid self during last nights post game press conference. He is clearly dismayed with his under achieving rotation. “We can’t continue to […]
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