Mike Pelfrey had another poor outing, but the offense spearheaded by Lucas Duda’s second home run in two days rallied to snatch a win from the Nationals, 6-3. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey took the mound, and as has been a recent theme has not had his best stuff, and when he runs into that one bad inning, it doesn’t end. Pelfrey threw 106 pitches over 4 and two-third innings, giving up three runs on five hits, [...]
Miguel Batista pitched a solid game, and the Mets offense was buoyed by Marlins mistakes in their 7-5 win. Game Notes Miguel Batista, just recently called up and in his first MLB start as a Met, had a solid outing for his 100th career win. Batista went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, walking three and striking out three. Batista gave up two of his walks and five of his hits in the [...]
Chris Capuano had by far his best outing of the season, and possibly the best outing for a Mets starter in their 6-0 win against the Braves Game Notes Chris Capuano was lights out from the jump, and the Braves couldn’t put anything together against Cap. Capuano had a complete game shutout, giving up two hits, walking none and striking out thirteen. Capuano’s changeup was absolutely filthy, and his cutter and fastball were painting corners [...]
Mike Pelfrey had one of his usual one inning explosions, and the Mets offense couldn’t hit with RISP in their 6-1 loss to the Brewers Game Notes Mike Pelfrey took 86 pitches to get through two difficult innings, and three fairly clean innings. Pelfrey’s final line was five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits, walking four and striking out four. Pelfrey didn’t seem to have good control at all, but a nearly [...]
Dillon Gee pitched a great game and the offense didn’t manage many hits, but a big David Wright hit ensured the 7-3 Mets win. Game Notes Dillon Gee was in control both figuratively and literally up until the seventh inning, after being hit on the right knee in an at-bat the inning before. Gee went six and two-third innings, allowing one run on five hits, walking four and striking out five. Two of the hits [...]
Jonathon Niese had a decent outing, but the bullpen couldn’t stop the bleeding and the offense offered no support in the Mets 6-1 loss to the Padres Game Notes Jonathon Niese had a peculiar outing today, allowing three runs on ten hits in six innings, walking none and striking out three. Niese gave up four of his ten hits in one inning, and as evidenced by the lack of walks and his control pitching [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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