Please, join me as I throw a handful of dirt on the coffin of Jordany Valdespin’s career as a New York Met. The one I used to call El Dramático for his ability to spark rallies and hit long home runs is getting playing time for one reason: he’s being shopped. Don’t expect him to be with the Mets past the trade deadline. I’ve been a staunch defender of Valdespin since the Mets’ first intrasquad […]
Daniel Murphy drove in two, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the Mets. The Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets by the score of 6-3 tonight at Citi Field. The loss dropped the Mets to 14 games under .500 for the first time this season. Shaun Marcum was in trouble early and struggled with his command, giving up a run in the first and then four more in the second. His record falls […]
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Shelby Miller (7-3, 1.91) vs Dillon Gee (4-6, 5.20 ERA) Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin, 2b Omar Quintanilla, ss David Wright, 3b Daniel Murphy, 1b Lucas Duda, lf Marlon Byrd, rf John Buck, c Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf Dillon Gee, rhp Game Notes New York has lost three in a row and seven of its last eight games, following a season-high five-game winning streak. The Mets are 1-6 this month and are 3-7 in […]
Two years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be typing the first six words of this post, but it’s true. Daniel Murphy has proven himself as a formidable second baseman in 2013, and jerking him around the diamond is not going to do him or the Mets any favors. The 28-year old Jacksonville-native has had a remarkable year on both sides of the diamond this season, most impressively in the […]
Jeremy Hefner started the game and while he was charged with six runs, only one of them were earned. He let up eight hits and walked two in 7.0 innings pitched while striking out two. One of the hits was a three-run blast by Allen Craig in the fifth. Greg Burke allowed two unearned runs in the sixth inning and David Aardsma allowed a solo home run to Shane Robinson in the eighth inning to complete […]
St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets Michael Wacha (0-0, 5.40) vs. Jeremy Hefner (1-5, 4.36 ERA) Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin 2B Omar Quintanilla SS David Wright 3B Daniel Murphy 1B Lucas Duda LF Marlon Byrd RF John Buck C Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF Jeremy Hefner SP Game Notes Prior to tonight’s game, the Mets will select the contract of infielder Josh Satin from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, and recall outfielder Collin […]
Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN on Monday afternoon and had a lot to say on a variety of topics which I summarized for you below. Before that, check out what John Harper of the Daily News had to say about Sandy’s latest version of “Cry Me A River”. It was hard to tell if Sandy Alderson was baring his soul or throwing himself at the mercy of Mets fans during his WFAN […]
I’m feeling very ill tonight so I hope you don’t mind this very condensed version of tonight’s game. The Mets blew a 2-1 ninth inning lead as the Washington Nationals tagged closer Bobby Parnell for two runs in their dramatic 3-2 walk-off win. Jeremy Hefner threw an absolute gem, holding the Nats to one run on four hits while striking out seven. His only blemish was a solo home run to Ian Desmond. As I […]
Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After Niese’s second single of the game, Brett Garner made a great leaping catch to rob Daniel Murphy of a two-run […]
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