Jonathon Niese had possibly his worst outing of the season, and the Mets offense could not figured out Phillies starter Vance Worley yet again in their 9-4 loss. Game Notes Jonathon Niese only made it into the fifth, but was completely ineffective today. Niese allowed eight runs on ten hits, walking one and striking out six, while allowing two home runs. Niese was effective until the third inning, and then he was rendered useless. The […]
R.A. Dickey pitched a strong seven innings, but the bullpen combined to give up four runs in the last two innings in their 6-2 loss to the Brewers. Game Notes R.A. Dickey looked great today, and had another quality outing. Dickey went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, walking none and striking out four. Dickey would’ve gone more innings if not for the Brewers manager walking Ruben Tejada in the bottom of the […]
Jonathon Niese went out and had a great outing, but the Mets defense continued to struggle in their 3-2 loss to the Padres Game Notes Jonathon Niese pitched seven and two-third innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven. Niese had great control, and was victimized on two occasions by poor Ruben Tejada fielding plays, one of which led to his exit from the game in the seventh. […]
Chris Capuano pitched a great six innings and the Mets defense managed to falter again in their 4-3 loss against the Marlins Game Notes Chris Capuano had a great outing after a few bad outing including two against the Marlins. Cap went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out five and walking two. As has been Capuano’s strong suit, he gave up two long balls to account for two of the four […]
From the beginning of the season, defense had seemed to be a big question, but one the Mets front office seemed to ignore for the sake of offense. While the offense has been good if not great this season, the runs the defense has cost the Mets is definitely showing differential in the pitchers FIP, or fielding-independent pitching. The real experiment from the onset of the season was “who will play second?” and that was […]
Given that outfielder Carlos Beltran is all but guaranteed to be moved at some point here before the July 31st non-waiver trading deadline, the return of David Wright to the Mets lineup tonight is huge to say the least. For much of the season the 34-year-old Beltran has been the Amazin’s leader both on and off the field. Carlos has taken to mentoring the likes of the younger players on this team including Angel Pagan, […]
Jonathon Niese had a good outing, but two errors in the fifth inning lead to two unearned runs, and the Mets offense struggled today in its 6-2 loss to the Cardinals Game Notes Jonathon Niese pitched a good game, but his pitching line will not show that. Jonathon went six innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on five hits, walking one while striking out seven and giving up a two-run HR to Albert Pujols […]
Mike Pelfrey had four good innings, but was punished in the fifth inning and the bullpen failed to stop the bleeding and a late-inning push couldn’t save the Mets as they lost the game 8-5, and the series to the Phillies Game Notes Mike Pelfrey had a bad outing, getting through four innings relatively unscathed, then getting smoked for a home run. Pelfrey’s final line was four runs on six hits, walking one and striking […]
Despite the fact the Mets lost yesterday to the Dodgers, 6-0 , there were a few plays in the late innings that nearly crushed any chance at a rally. 1.) Justin Turner swinging at a 2-0 pitch in the eighth While this play was a microcosm of the game and showed the Mets impatience at the plate, this play signified more then that. With men on first and second, and a chance to get Carlos […]
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