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Mets Defense Beats Marlins Defense 3-2

Mets Defense Beats Marlins Defense 3-2

The Mets beat the Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night thanks in part to the Mets excellent defense and the Marlins pitiful play in the field. Chris Capuano dug an early hole, following up that sensational two-hitter by allowing two runs in the first inning. He settled down and got through the next four innings without allowing […]

Jason Bay to Center Field?

Jason Bay to Center Field?

The Daily News reports Wednesday that the Mets are kicking around the idea of moving Jason Bay to center field. It is an intriguing idea to say the least. After being billed as a weak defender, Bay has played an excellent left field for the Mets. Despite its vast dimensions (which could become smaller if […]

Why Defend Mike Pelfrey?

Why Defend Mike Pelfrey?

The Mets were 6-0 losers to the Marlins at Citi Field on Tuesday. Mike Pelfrey was the losing pitcher, allowing four runs in six innings, allowing six hits and four walks. Yet the Mets broadcasters felt the need to say how “great” Pelfrey pitched. Yes, Pelfrey looked pretty good through five innings. But then in […]

Lesson from Doubleheader: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

Lesson from Doubleheader: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

The lesson that should have been learned from the Mets doubleheader sweep of the Marlins on Monday is that pitching — specifically starting pitching — wins games. Of course Sandy Alderson knows this, and hopefully he puts an ace at the top of his off-season shopping list. R.A. Dickey pitched seven shutout innings in game […]

Trade Jason Bay for Adam Dunn?

Trade Jason Bay for Adam Dunn?

Let’s face it, the great Jason Bay experiment has not worked. No need to go over the statistics — we all know they are poor. The only way to get rid of him would be to trade him for another disappointing player with an equally bad contract. One such player is Adam Dunn. After hitting […]

Chris Capuano Tosses a Gem

Chris Capuano Tosses a Gem

Considering the Mets will not be playing baseball for the next two days (thanks Hurricane Irene. Jerk.), we needed something good to happen Friday night to carry us through the weekend. Chris Capuano delivered, throwing the game of his career. Capuano shut out the Braves, allowing just two hits while striking out a career high […]

Mets Cancel Weekend Games: Hurricane Irene

Mets Cancel Weekend Games: Hurricane Irene

The Mets have canceled Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Atlanta Braves because of the impending visit of Hurricane Irene. They will be made up as a doubleheader on September 8. My question is, why not wait a bit to cancel the games? Let me tell you a little story: I entered the New York […]

Gary Matthews "Crybabies" Just Tip of Iceberg

Gary Matthews “Crybabies” Just Tip of Iceberg

Phillies announcer Gary Matthews’s “crybabies” on-air comment about the Mets brought to mind the bane of my Mets-watching existence — that I don’t always get the Mets feed of games so I have to listen to the other team’s announcers. I’ve written in the past about how bad some of these men are (and “Sarge” […]

Mets Salvage Final Game with Phillies

Mets Salvage Final Game with Phillies

After two humiliating loses, the Mets salvaged the final game of the series with the Phillies 7-4. Bobby Parnell may have been credited with his first save as the closer-of-the-moment, but rest assured it was Justin Turner who saved this game. The Mets exploded for four runs in the first, capped off with a three-run […]

Phillies Spank the Mets Again

Phillies Spank the Mets Again

I did my best to ignore Monday night’s 10-0 drubbing of the Mets at the hands of the Phillies. But after a second humiliating loss, this one 9-4, it cannot be ignored any more — the Mets are just pathetic. Philadelphia took a 9-0 lead Tuesday night as Jonathon Niese served it up to the […]

Mike Pelfrey a Closer? Oh, Mets Lose

Mike Pelfrey a Closer? Oh, Mets Lose

The Phillies blew away the Mets 10-0 Monday night. But anyway, how about that report about Mike Pelfrey possibly being the Mets closer next season? Sources tell the Daily News that Terry Collins asked Pelfrey, “Would you be willing to be the closer next season?” His reported response? “Absolutely.” However, the report says this was all […]

Baseball-Reference's Flawed Audio Search

Baseball-Reference’s Flawed Audio Search

If you are a baseball fan, you’ve got to love stats, and that means you’ve got to love Baseball-Reference.com. I’ve wasted many, many, many hours on this site because of course I must know how many home runs Bruce Boisclair hit in his Mets career (it’s ten, by the way). During one of my many […]

Brewers Sweep Mets

Brewers Sweep Mets

The Mets lost to the Brewers 6-2 on Sunday on one big play that featured an error and a questionable decision by Terry Collins. With the Mets down 2-0, David Wright led off the seventh inning with a single. Lucas Duda followed that with a long home run to right to tie the score at […]

Mets Lose a Wild One

Mets Lose a Wild One

Last season I missed the Mets epic 20-inning game against the Cardinals because it was not the Fox “Game of the Week” here in sunny Los Angeles. The same thing happened on Saturday when we got the Cubs-Cardinals instead of Mets-Brewers. And once again it appears I missed a memorable game. I missed the Mets […]

We Waited 3 Hours for This?

We Waited 3 Hours for This?

If you’re going to make us wait through a nearly three-hour rain delay, you’d better put in a good effort. The Mets did not on Friday night, dropping  a putrid game to the Brewers 6-1. Things got off to a bad start when David Wright’s error on a routine ground ball led to an unearned […]

Could Mets Have Eliminated K-Rod's Option?

Could Mets Have Eliminated K-Rod’s Option?

With Francisco Rodriguez coming back to Citi Field this weekend for the first time since his trade to the Brewers, the New York Post is reporting that Sandy Alderson may have been a little too quick to deal him. The Post writes: An industry source indicated it’s possible the Mets and Rodriguez could have worked […]

Gee, Wright Lead Mets Over Padres

Gee, Wright Lead Mets Over Padres

Dillon Gee pitched into the seventh inning and David Wright slammed a three-run home run as the Mets beat the Padres 7-3 to win their first series of the month. David Wright got the scoring going in the third with his tenth home run of the season (below). Angel Pagan also had three RBIs. Gee […]

Death to the Black Jerseys?

Death to the Black Jerseys?

According to a report from ESPNNewYork.com, the Mets are planning to use those blue uniforms worn earlier this month during “Fiesta Latina” on a “limited basis” next season. Hopefully this will eventually lead to the death of those dreadful black alternate uniforms. The Mets will be wearing these blue jerseys next season. Hopefully Ryota Igarashi […]

Bad, Bad Game

Bad, Bad Game

I can remember writing this a couple of times already this season, but this time I mean it — the Mets-Padres game on Tuesday night was one of the worst games I’ve seen in a while. The Mets went down 6-1 in a game that featured absolutely nothing. The Mets offense managed just four hits […]

Time to Judge Young Mets

Time to Judge Young Mets

It’s come to that time of the season when it is clear the playoffs will not happen, so while still competing, the Mets need to evaluate young players to determine of they can be part of the 2012 team. Two players who fall into that category are Lucas Duda and Josh Thole. Both had big […]

Shocker: Chris Capuano Blows Game in 6th

Shocker: Chris Capuano Blows Game in 6th

Some people like predictability; they find it comforting. Such people must love watching Chris Capuano’s starts — they know he will blow the game, and they know exactly when he will do it. Capuano was up to his usual tricks on Sunday in Phoenix. With the score tied at three in the — you guessed […]

Did I Miss Anything?

Did I Miss Anything?

So I was out of the country for the past week and a half. Let’s see what I missed: – Jose Reyes is back on the disabled list with a hamstring problem – Daniel Murphy is done for the year after tearing the MCL in his left knee (below) – A Labor Day cutoff has […]

Mets Give Away Another One to Marlins

Mets Give Away Another One to Marlins

So Tuesday night it was Justin Turner’s turn to give away a game. His throwing error in the top of the ninth allowed the Marlins to tie the score and take the lead as the Mets dropped another one, 4-3. The game was tied at two when a David Wright groundout got the Mets the […]

Setback for Johan Santana

Setback for Johan Santana

Will Johan Santana ever take the mound for the Mets this season? The question begs to be asked following a setback in his rehab from shoulder surgery. On Monday Sandy Alderson said Santana’s next rehab start would be pushed back from Wednesday to Thursday, dismissing it as a “tweak in the schedule.” But now that […]