And then there were none. We did win 70 games, we’re guaranteed a top ten draft pick and we can all kick back and watch some football or so for the new few months. I’ll still be watching the playoffs with a decent amount of the Mets fanbase (and i’ll be cheering for the Rockies.) It was a season of ups and downs and downs and downs…but what does not killl you only makes you […]
Like a wounded prizefighter hoping to get one last chance at the title, the Mets fought their way through a difficult 2009 season. They kept getting pushed aside, beaten down and left for dead. The season might have ended much earlier than Mets fans expected (like July), but at least the Mets gave the hearty fans in attendance for this final series at Citi Field something to smile about. Nelson Figueroa’s best pitching performance in […]
Last night, as the Mets fell to the Braves 7-3 it was more than just your typical loss. For the Mets it was their ninth loss in their last ten games, a feat they have managed to avoid all season long until last night. It was also their fifth straight loss, just one away from a season high. If you were hoping , as I was, that the Mets would at least end the season on […]
This one will be very short and not so sweet… The Mets fell to the Phillies Friday night in what once considered to be the biggest series of the season for the Mets back in June. Four games in three days against their number one nemesis in mid September. But alas, the only significance this series and all the other remaining series hold now, is to see if anybody emerges victoriously from early open tryouts […]
This season the Mets have seen many new additions to their big league roster in order to compensate for their injured stars. Some of these roles have been occupied by career minor leaguers, while others have been filled by seasoned veterans, who have shuttled between teams throughout their career. In particular the starting pitching staff has been decimated by injuries. Three of the team’s top pitchers (Santana, Maine and Perez) are all currently on the […]
For the first three innings of the game on a beautiful day for baseball, Nelson Figueroa appeared to be on his way to another stellar performance against the Cubs at Citi Field on Saturday. He was continuing his amazing strikeout run that he began last week when he fanned a career-high 10 batters at Wrigley Field. Then Figueroa faced the Cubs hitters for a second time through the order and he was done in by […]
When Johan Santana was disabled with a season-ending injury, the Mets knew his replacement would have some big shoes to fill. Since replacing Santana in the rotation last week, Nelson Figueroa has done his best to pitch like the Mets ace. Today, he pitched into the eighth inning and struck out a career-high 10 batters, as the Mets avoided being swept out of Chicago. Figueroa’s dominant performance and the hitters’ ability to strike early and […]
On a night when Johan Santana was supposed to take the mound, Nelson Figueroa stepped into his shoes. The rest of the team paid tribute to Johan by doing what they do best in his starts; not scoring. They played a close game, but ultimately fell a run short, dropping the opener of the nine-game road trip by the final score of 2-1. The game was scoreless until the Mets came to bat in the […]
With two roster spots open after Wagner was dealt to the Red Sox earlier today and Santana having season ending surgery, Mets have recalled up LF Nick Evans and LHP Pat Misch. Nick Evans played for the Mets earlier this season after Fernando Martinez got injured. Nick Evans is batting .250 with 1 homerun and 6 RBIs. Pat Misch was recently sent down after activating Wagner, but will be called back up. Misch has a […]
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