It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off walk, a single, another single, a double, yet another single, another walk, still another base hit, a hit batsmen just […]
Sandy Alderson indicated to reporters that Zack Wheeler did see a doctor after complaining of shoulder stiffness last week, . The exam came at the stadium from the doctor on duty, not via a special trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Mets were satisfied Wheeler does not have an injury, so the rookie was not sent for an MRI. Wheeler has been shut down for the season. Tonight would have been Wheeler’s originally scheduled start, Aaron […]
Infamy: The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I have seen a lot of Mets baseball in my 41 years on this planet. I have seen the Mets win one World Series while losing in their other two appearances to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve also seen them appear in a handful of playoff appearances where they just fell a little short… Yeah I’m, looking at you ’88 and ’99 and ’06!!! […]
LaTroy Hawkins has now tossed 11.0 straight scoreless innings and is unscored upon in 22 of his last 24 games. Hawkins’ 11 saves, including last night are the most since he also had 11 in 2009. His next save will be the 100th save of his career. Hawkins has made 69 appearances this year, second on the team behind Scott Rice who has appeared in 73 games. Amazingly, Hawkins ranks 20th all-time with 940 games pitched. He has been […]
According the ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Terry Collins said that if Wilmer Flores does not make the Mets as a starting player next season, he will return to Triple-A Las Vegas where he can play on a daily basis. SNY media mogul Matt Cerrone chimed in that the decision would be made by another team. It’s unbelievable that a team that is so hard up for position players, would trade one of their top prospects and […]
Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if the runner in question is Ramon Castro. The Mets are sprinting nowhere, once again. They’re tumbling, scuffling, tripping to the […]
The Mets have announced that David Wright will be activated from the 15-Day Disabled List prior to tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Wright has been on the disabled list since August 3rd with a grade two tight hamstring strain. The Mets’ captain has hit 17 home runs at Citizens Bank Park during his career, the second-most in any visiting ballpark. (He has connected on 18 home runs at Atlanta’s Turner Field) Wright also has […]
(Updated) One day after Terry Collins announced that Ruben Tejada suffered a broken right fibula and would miss the remainder of the season, he challenged his shortstop to comeback next Spring focused and with some fire in his belly. “My message is real simple: this job is his,” Collins said of next year’s starting shortstop gig. “But he’s got to show everybody that he wants it desperately.” “You’ve got to say, ‘Hey look, I’m going to dedicate […]
The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his seven innings of work. Niese scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Since returning from the disabled list last […]
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