In Wednesday’s 3-2 Mets win over the Nationals, Hisanori Takahashi worked the ninth inning for his fifth save in as many tries. We now know enough about Takahashi to understand that he is best suited to be a reliever as opposed to a starting pitcher. The problem is that Takahashi still prefers to start despite evidence that proves he becomes increasingly ineffective the second time against a batting order and a complete disaster if they […]
Another wasted pitching performance, this time by Jonathon Niese and the explosion of the Mets bullpen accounted for the most recent loss, 7-5 to the Phillies in the opening game of the series Game Notes Jonathon Niese was wildly effective today, giving up one run on four hits in seven innings, walking five but striking out seven. Niese got himself into big trouble early in the game, but in the later innings pitched with a […]
After a great pitching outing from R.A. Dickey, Jeff Francoeur hit a tie-breaking home-run in the ninth inning and the Mets broke a two game losing streak to win the game 3-2. Game Notes R.A. Dickey went out today, and was wildly effective. Dickey gave up two runs on five hits with four walks, two strikeouts and he hit a batter. Dickey probably would’ve pitched more if he wasn’t lifted for a pinch hitter in […]
After coming back from a 7-3 deficit in the 8th inning, the Mets bullpen, specifically Pedro Feliciano gave up the winning run and the Mets lost in dramatic fashion in 13 innings, 8-7. Game Notes Johan Santana started the game today like nothing that has been seen recently from him – hittable and giving up runs. Johan gave up six runs on eight hits, including a two run home run to Matt Holliday. Johan found […]
Mets lose game four of the series against the Dodgers, 1-0. This is the fourth time the Mets have been shutout in just the eleven game road series. Mets bats continue to be absent in Dickey’s great start, as the Mets have been scoreless for the past sixteen innings. With the loss the Mets are now only one game over .500 on the season. Game Summary R.A. Dickey dominated today in his start against the […]
It’s now apparent that the Mets do have what it takes to make a run for the division. We find ourselves in this position because it turns out the Mets were not as bad as many of the experts had projected, and the NL East in general had a lot more parity at the top than expected; Philadelphia was not the juggernaut everyone thought they were. The Mets do have some questions as they enter […]
While rumors of the Mets acquiring a top line starter still abound – Cliff Lee , Roy Oswalt and the rest of the 2010 cadre of possible trade deadline pickups – the acquisition of a reliever may be just as imperative on Omar Minaya’s wish list. As of today the Mets have the 11th best bullpen ERA in the majors at 3.67. Unfortunately we tend to remember the implosions such as Francisco Rodriguez’ recent meltdown […]
Hisanori Takahashi was annihilated in the third inning and the Mets, despite a ninth inning comeback, fell to the Marlins 7-6. Game Notes Hisanori Takahashi was great…for every inning not referred to as the third. Hisanori Takahashi went five and two third innings, giving up six runs including a Hanley Ramirez grand slam on nine hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Despite the third inning, Hisanori wasn’t all that bad, although he was hittable […]
This is one of those posts that may incite a riot, but I’ll knock wood, and cross my fingers and toes when I say what I have to say…..that the Mets have had no serious injuries yet this season to key players. We won’t count Carlos Beltran, who had surgery back in January, or Jose Reyes, who began the year on the DL but joined the team shortly after. And we certainly won’t count underachievers […]
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