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Mets Fail to Score Double-Digits, Lose

Mets Fail to Score Double-Digits, Lose

The Mets were never going to score 13 runs a game (their average in their previous four games) forever . Tigers ace Justin Verlander brought them down to earth on Thursday, snapping the Mets four-game winning streak, beating them 5-2. The Mets did manage ten more hits, including two from Jose Reyes (below, getting thrown out on […]

Mets Gone Wild!

Mets Gone Wild!

The Mets are just out of control. They scored 16 runs Wednesday night in Detroit, meaning that on this four-game winning streak, the Mets have scored a stunning 52 runs (16, 14 twice, eight in a slumping game)! They knocked out a season-high 20 hits, four each by Ronny Paulino and Angel Pagan (below), and […]

Reyes Stays with Mets by Default

Reyes Stays with Mets by Default

It says here that Jose Reyes will end up signing a long-term contract with the Mets by default — no one else will be able to afford him. The Yankees and Red Sox are the usual suspects for such high-end free agents. But both teams have said they will likely not be interested in Reyes. […]

What a Game! Mets "Slam" Tigers, Twice

What a Game! Mets “Slam” Tigers, Twice

Where do you start with a game like this? Do you start with the Mets scoring 14 runs for the second time in three games? Or Jose Reyes having four more hits, including his 15th triple? Or even R.A. Dickey going seven strong innings for the win? Nah, you have to start with the grand […]

Rangers "Not Interested" in Beltran, K-Rod

Rangers “Not Interested” in Beltran, K-Rod

If only Jon Heyman had only bothered to pick up a phone… Well, that was quick. A day after Heyman’s tweet that the Rangers were “interested” in trading for Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez, Rangers president Nolan Ryan said he is “not interested.” “I can’t believe that we have an interest in either,” Ryan told ESPN […]

Rangers “Interested” in Beltran, K-Rod?

You’ve got to love the media in the 21st century. One sportswriter can send a simple tweet and people go nuts. The latest example of this happened Monday afternoon when Sports Illustrated‘s Jon Heyman tweeted that the Rangers could be “interested” in trading for Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez. Remember the good old days when […]

Handling K-Rod

Handling K-Rod

When Terry Collins said during spring training that Sandy Alderson did not put any restrictions on how he could use Francisco Rodriguez, did anybody believe him? Didn’t we all think Alderson ordered Collins to only use K-Rod in save situations in order to keep him from finishing 55 games and triggering his $17.5 million option? […]

Mets Beat Rangers; Thanks, Umps

Mets Beat Rangers; Thanks, Umps

The Mets took the rubber game of their series with the AL West-leading Rangers Sunday afternoon, beating them 8-5. The Mets can thank the umpires in part. They were the recipient of several questionable calls that led to runs scored (and not scored by the Rangers). The Mets up 3-2 in the second inning with […]

THE Poll: Whom do You Want Mets to Trade?

The Mets are expected to be very busy at the trade deadline in July 31. Several expiring contracts are expected to be dealt. Whom do you want the Mets to trade? In addition to the most mentioned suspects, I threw in a few of more names to make things interesting. Unlike previous polls, you can […]

Mets Destroy Rangers

Mets Destroy Rangers

What a game to miss! Saturday afternoon’s Mets-Rangers game was a Fox game and was not aired in my market, so I couldn’t see the Mets score a season-high 14 runs to beat the Rangers 14-5. But the box score looks entertaining. Lucas Duda (left) was 4-5 with three doubles and drove in four runs. […]

Video: Gary Carter 7UP Commercial

In honor of our ailing pal Gary Carter, here is a commercial he did with his daughter for 7UP while he was still with the Expos. I have previously posted a couple of ads he did with the Mets here and here – who knew he was so prolific?!

Mets Lose... Zzz

Mets Lose… Zzz

Well, that was a crummy game. Mike Pelfrey gave up three runs in the first inning of Friday night’s game against the Rangers, and that was basically it. There was a game for the next two and a half hours, but damned if I can remember any of it. I do know they lost 8-1. […]

How are John Maine & Oliver Perez Doing?

How are John Maine & Oliver Perez Doing?

It wasn’t too long go that John Maine and Oliver Perez were anchors of the Mets starting rotation. They came up huge in the playoffs in 2006 after Pedro Martinez and Orlando Hernandez went down. Oddly, they each went 15-10 in 2007 and had nearly identical records in 2008 — Perez went 10-7, Maine 10-8. […]

Trade K-Rod NOW

Trade K-Rod NOW

The stars seem to be aligning for a trade of Francisco Rodriguez to the Yankees. Regardless of where the Mets stand in the hunt for a playoff spot, I say the Mets should make this trade as soon as they can — right now would be just fine. The Daily News reported on Friday that […]

Mets Take Series from A's

Mets Take Series from A’s

It took more than two hours to get the game underway because of something called rain (we don’t get that sky-falling liquid here in paradise), but Thursday’s matinee against the A’s turned out to be a good one. The Mets won 4-1 to take the series from Oakland, offering little, if any retribution for losing […]

Revenge: Mets Win on Hit-by-Pitch

Revenge: Mets Win on Hit-by-Pitch

Remember how we all felt last week when the Mets lost a game on a balk? Well, how do you think A’s fans feel right now, after their team lost on a hit-by-pitch? The Mets and A’s played well into night and into Thursday morning, and in the 13th inning with the bases loaded, a […]

Ike Davis Could Need Season-Ending Surgery

Ike Davis Could Need Season-Ending Surgery

Did the Mets mishandle another injury? The team announced on Wednesday that Ike Davis’s bone bruise in his ankle is not healing, and if it doesn’t get better over the next three weeks, Davis could have surgery that would end his season. “We’re hopeful that over the next three weeks he will progress to running. […]

Gee, You Can't Win em All

Gee, You Can’t Win em All

Dillon Gee learned the old adage the hard way, lasting just four ineffective innings Tuesday night as he took his first loss of the season. Gee only gave up three hits, but he walked six A’s in what was easily his worst performance of the season. But Gee is still 7-1 with a 3.21 era […]

Judging Sandy Alderson, So Far

Judging Sandy Alderson, So Far

Most Mets fans were frustrated this past off-season as new GM Sandy Alderson did virtually nothing to improve the club — perhaps his hands were tied by the Mets financial situation, perhaps he was waiting for next off-season when there will be more flexibility. Either way,  Alderson did acquire a dozen or so players to […]

Pelfrey Finishes Up

Pelfrey Finishes Up

In an era when pitchers rarely finish what the start, Mike Pelfrey’s complete game on Saturday was a nice thing to witness. Pelfrey allowed one run, struck out five batters and walked none, going all the way in the Mets 6-1 win over the Angels. This was “Good Pelfrey,” the man who looked like an […]

Mets Give One Away to Angels

Mets Give One Away to Angels

So now it is two straight games the Mets have just given to their opponents. Thursday it was on that balk against the Braves. Friday it was shoddy defense against the Angels. In the top of the second, the Angels scored the first run of the game on an errant throw that Justin Turner airmailed to […]

Wait, What?!

Wait, What?!

Did the Mets just lose a game on a balk? Who loses a game on a balk? The Mets, that’s who! D.J. Carrasco balked home the winning run in the tenth inning as the Mets blew a chance to sweep the Braves in Atlanta. It was a wild finish to a wild game. The Mets took […]

Stop the Presses -- Mets at .500!

Stop the Presses — Mets at .500!

It took long enough (two rain delays), but the Mets beat the Braves 4-0 Wednesday night to reach the .500 level. The way things have gone for the Mets, this is no small accomplishment. And much of the credit has to go to Terry Collins. I don’t think much of Collins as a strategist, but […]

What Happens at Trade Deadline?

What Happens at Trade Deadline?

The Mets held on to beat the Braves 4-3 Tuesday night, leaving them once again one game below .500. They are also just 4 1/2 games out in the wild card chase, which begs the question — if the Mets are this close to the wild card lead on July 31, do they deal their […]