Tag: Pirates

Ghosts of PNC Park Exorcised; Mets Win 9-8

An article by posted on July 2, 2009 0 Comments

The last time the Mets were in Pittsburgh, I wrote a piece about PNC Park having similar effects to the Mets as Atlanta’s Turner Field once had, and to an effect, still has.  Over the past few years, PNC Park had become a house of horrors for the Mets.  They failed to clinch the division […]

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Milledge Traded Again, Looks Good For Nats

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed on a deal that will send OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Joel Hanrahan to Pittsburgh in return for OF Nyjer Morgan and LHP Sean Burnett. After reading some opinions from a few Pirates and Nationals bloggers, the consensus seems to be the Nationals have a slight edge. In […]

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Beltran Vs LaRoche – Ding, Ding, Ding, Round 3

An article by posted on June 7, 2009 0 Comments

Round One On Friday June 4th after the Mets got swept by the Pirates, Carlos Beltran said he was embarrassed. “We have to play better. There’s no doubt we have to play better. I mean, we have to take this personally. It can’t happen. It can’t happen us being able to come here and lose three games […]

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J.J. Putz Will Have Surgery And Miss 8-12 Weeks

An article by posted on June 5, 2009 0 Comments

As reported by the Mets, reliever J.J. Putz will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow and miss at least two months. The NY Post writes, The team confirmed Putz’s decision after the former All-Star closer had his ailing elbow examined by team doctors this morning in New York. Putz, who […]

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Beltran Says He Is Embarrassed

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

“There’s no doubt we have to play better. I mean, we have to take this personally!” Carlos Beltran was very angry and upset after the game this afternoon that saw the Mets get swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates.An agitated Carlos Beltran spoke out against the makeup of the team and said he was embarrassed after the […]

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Has PNC Park Become The New Turner Field?

An article by posted on June 4, 2009 0 Comments

For many years while the Atlanta Braves had a chokehold on the rest of the National League East, Turner Field was a veritable house of horrors for the New York Mets.  Since it opened in 1997, the Mets are 34-66 at Turner Field and have had numerous crushing defeats, including some of the season-ending variety […]

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Pirates Pull Into Port

An article by posted on May 7, 2009 0 Comments

Don’t look now folks, but the Mets are above .500, and have won their last four games, all of which were against division rivals Braves and Phillies. A week ago, Mets fans everywhere were scratching their heads wondering how short of expectations this team was going to fall. Baseball is a funny game, and the […]

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In 2008, The Mets Lost One Of Their True Heroes

An article by posted on December 28, 2008

On January 14th, 2008, the Mets family lost right-handed pitcher Don Cardwell. Don was instrumental in helping the Mets win the division in 1969 when the Miracle Mets went on to win the World Series. During that all important stretch run when the Mets were battling the Chicago Cubs for first place, Cardwell stepped up […]

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Former Met Dock Ellis Dies

An article by posted on December 20, 2008

AP is reporting that former Mets pitcher Dock Ellis, has died in California from a liver ailment, according to his former agent, Tom Reich. Ellis, was probably best known for claiming that in 1970, he pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while under the influence of LSD. He was 63 years old. Ellis went 138-119 with a […]

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