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Mets Lose to Phillies, Big

Mets Lose to Phillies, Big

Well, that was not the Mets best effort. Mets pitching gave up ten runs to the Phillies on ten hits — plus seven walks and three hit batters. That’s as many free passes as hits. The Mets managed only four hits and three runs, the runs coming on meaningless ninth inning homers by the red-hot Ike […]

Can't Win 'em All

Can’t Win ‘em All

Well, there was no way the Mets were going to win the rest of their games, so Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Nationals that ended the winning streak at six is not particularly tragic. It would have been nice to enter the weekend series with the Phillies on a seven game streak, but it was […]

Disgusting Sports Illustrated Column on Bud Selig

Disgusting Sports Illustrated Column on Bud Selig

Did anyone read that disgusting, fawning celebration of Bud Selig that Joe Posnanski wrote in this week’s “Sports Illustrated?” Let me summarize so you won’t have to endure the torture – Bud Selig is the greatest human being to ever walk the face of the earth; a combination of Jesus, Santa Claus and Abraham Lincoln […]

6 in a Row! Reyes Flips Out!

6 in a Row! Reyes Flips Out!

What a wild game the Mets sixth win in a row turned out to be. It was a pitcher’s duel through seven, the Nationals clinging to a 2-1 lead. Then all hell broke loose. With one out in the eighth, Jose Reyes hit a long drive to deep center field. He flew around second base […]

Mets Winning Streak Up to 5

Mets Winning Streak Up to 5

Did anyone think just a week ago that the Mets were capable of winning five games in a row? The starting pitching was terrible, the bullpen was atrocious and the defense was amateurish. The hitting was okay. But now it is all turned around. The Mets won their fifth straight Tuesday night, beating the Nationals […]

Mets Checkered History with Long-Term Contracts

Mets Checkered History with Long-Term Contracts

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been quoted as having an aversion to long term contracts. Last December he said: “There are the Carl Crawford and the Jayson Werth (type contracts), but there are also the Paul Konerko’s and Adam Dunn’s – and where that infrastructure comes into play is to figure out the best combination […]

Dillon Gee Stays in the Show

Dillon Gee Stays in the Show

With Chris Young set to come off the disabled list in time for his start on Tuesday, it was expected that the Mets would send Dillon Gee back down to the minors. I was expected to be angered by that decision, and was planning a scathing post about Sandy Alderson and his decision-making. But now […]

The New York Mets -- Smoking Hot!!

The New York Mets — Smoking Hot!!

Before this homestand started, I wrote that the Mets must go 5-1 or 4-2 in the six games, and that it would be easy to do, what with their opponents not being the greatest teams in the world. Well they did it, going 4-2. It didn’t look good at the beginning, dropping the first two games to […]

From Goat to Hero -- Daniel Murphy Edition

From Goat to Hero — Daniel Murphy Edition

The good thing about baseball is that a player can go from goat to hero in a matter of innings. That’s just what happened in Saturday afternoon’s game against the Diamondbacks. With the Mets up 4-1 in the fourth, Daniel Murphy committed his first error of the season, allowing a ground ball to skip by […]

It was Collins All Along

It was Collins All Along

So now we know whom to blame for all of the Mets losing — Terry Collins. Think about it — he was at the helm for every game so far this crummy season, and Thursday night he was tossed out of the game in the first inning. And what happened after that? The Mets exploded […]

Another Dumb Sacrifice Bunt

Another Dumb Sacrifice Bunt

Remember what I wrote a couple of days ago about how dumb sacrifice bunting is? Well, it may have cost the Mets a game Wednesday night, a game at which embarrassed fans showed up wearing bags on their heads (below). Isn’t it too early in the season for that? In any case, the Mets were […]

Emaus, We Hardly Knew Ye

Emaus, We Hardly Knew Ye

So Brad Emaus is gone, designated for assignment on Tuesday. The man who was billed as the second coming of Dan Uggla hit a whopping .162 in 37 at bats with one RBI. He was supposed to be an on-base machine, yet his on-base percentage was just .262. He had four walk and struck out nine times. Terry […]

Finally! Proof Sacrifice Bunting is Dumb

Finally! Proof Sacrifice Bunting is Dumb

The Mets snapped their seven game losing streak with a win over the Braves on Sunday, and some of the credit for that victory belongs to Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez. In the bottom of the ninth, down by a run, the Braves had a runner on first with no outs. Gonzalez opted to sacrifice, the successful bunt resulting […]

Mets Win! Mets Win!

Mets Win! Mets Win!

The Mets losing streak is history, over at seven as they held on to beat the Braves 3-2 on Sunday. Dillon Gee proved he should have been in the rotation at the start of the season, allowing just one run and striking out four before Terry Collins inexplicably took him out of the game with […]

Shocker: Chris Young on DL

Shocker: Chris Young on DL

Well, that was quick. After just two impressive starts, the Mets have placed Chris Young on the disabled list with bicep tendinitis in his pitching arm. Gee, who could have seen this coming? To make matters worse — or better, I’m not quite sure — this has nothing to do with the shoulder surgery the […]

The Mets are Just Awful

The Mets are Just Awful

It pains me to say it because I love the team so much, but there’s no way around it — the Mets are simply awful. Watching this homestand was like watching a little league team — botched double plays, stunningly horrendous outfield play, starters who can’t make it out of the sixth inning, followed by […]

Citi Field Visit 2

Citi Field Visit 2

I missed a few days because I was actually in New York, during a visit in which I made my second trip to Citi Field. I attended Sunday’s extra innings debacle against the Nationals — the less said about that game the better. The only other game I saw at Citi Field was the 20th […]

Nice Comeback, But...

Nice Comeback, But…

Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies was one of the strangest Mets games in a while. They were down 7-0 after Mike Pelfrey (below) failed to get of the third inning in a second straight poor start. Most fans wrote the game off right then and there. But the Mets had other ideas. After scoring two […]

Forever Young

Forever Young

Chris Young made his Mets debut Tuesday night in Philadelphia, and it certainly was a good one. He allowed just one run and struck out seven in the Mets 7-1 win over the Phillies. If there was one negative, it’s that he lasted just five and a third innings, throwing 103 pitches over the short […]

Odds & Ends from Opening Weekend

Odds & Ends from Opening Weekend

A nice win by the Mets on Sunday, following up on Saturday’s win to take two of three from the Marlins. R.A. Dickey appears to have picked up where he left off last season, going six innings and allowing just one unearned run. Ike Davis and Willie Harris both homered, and the Mets were able to […]

Mets Win Game 2!

Mets Win Game 2!

The Mets won Game 2 of the 2011 season, which means we can forget all about that terrible opening day. Things actually worked out beautifully — the Mets won and Francisco Rodriguez did not register a “game finished” (see new counter on right). I thought this would have been the type of game from which […]