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Astros Beat Mets 4-3

Astros Beat Mets 4-3

For just the second time this season, the Mets dropped a one-run game, falling to the lowly Astros 4-3 Monday night. R.A. Dickey was cruising along, holding the Astros hitless through five innings, but in the sixth two hits and a fielder’s choice scored the first run of the game. Then Matt Downs slammed a […]

Andres Torres Returns Monday

Andres Torres Returns Monday

Remember Andres Torres? Of course you don’t — he went down on Opening Day with a calf injury, and since then Kirk Nieuwenhuis has filled in so well in center field that we forgot someone else was supposed to be playing there. Well, Torres is coming back on Monday, and will be re-installed in center […]

Mets Win in 11, Take Series from Rockies

Mets Win in 11, Take Series from Rockies

This Mets team is showing some fight. After that awful, potentially demoralizing loss to the Rockies Friday night, the Mets bounced back to win on Saturday. Then on Sunday the bullpen blew a couple of leads, but the Mets were still able to pull out the game. The Mets made Jamie Moyer look every one […]

Mets Beat Rockies 7-5

Mets Beat Rockies 7-5

It’s just what the Mets needed after Friday’s debacle — a nice quiet win over the Rockies. Both teams picked up where they left off the night before — the Rockies scored a run in the first inning with help from an error by the Mets, this one when Josh Thole threw a ball into […]

Scott Hairston Hits for Cycle, Mets Lose Slugfest

Scott Hairston Hits for Cycle, Mets Lose Slugfest

It was a crazy night at Coors Field on Friday. Scott Hairston hit for the cycle, but the Mets were done in by one of the worst innings you’ll ever see. Oh, and they committed six, count ‘em, six errors. The Mets set the tone for the night by scoring on an odd play in […]

In Praise of Kirk Nieuwenhuis

In Praise of Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Is there a more important player on the Mets these days than Kirk Nieuwenhuis (well, other than David Wright)? Even aside from book-ending Thursday’s game with a lead-off triple and a game-winning hit in the ninth, Nieuwenhuis has been critical to the Mets success thus far this season. Nieuwenhuis wasn’t even slated to be a […]

"99%" Sure Mike Pelfrey Needs Tommy John Surgery

“99%” Sure Mike Pelfrey Needs Tommy John Surgery

It is “99%” sure that Mike Pelfrey will have season-ending Tommy John surgery, which could also end his Mets career. The  Mets confirmed Thursday that Pelfrey has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will visit with Dr. James Andrews, who seems to perform all of these surgeries, “as […]

Homegrown Mets Beat Marlins in 9th

Homegrown Mets Beat Marlins in 9th

For only the second time in their history and the first time since 1971, the Mets fielded an all-homegrown team in their matinee with the Marlins on Thursday, and the youngsters were able to come from behind in the ninth to win yet another pitcher’s duel, 3-2. The Mets jumped out to a good start […]

Analyzing 3 Terry Collins Moves

Analyzing 3 Terry Collins Moves

Terry Collins has made three very interesting moves recently that warrant analyzing. Two of them were definitely against-the-book types moves that you wouldn’t expect from by-the-book Collins. The by-the-book move was Wednesday night, when Collins removed R.A. Dickey from the game after seven innings and that magical 100-pitch mark.  Zach Lutz pinch hit for him […]

Another Pitcher's Duel, Another Mets Win

Another Pitcher’s Duel, Another Mets Win

The old baseball adage is “good pitching beats good hitting.” The adage for the Mets these days could be “good pitching makes up for struggling hitting” and for the second straight night, the Mets beat the Marlins. Following Monday’s Johan Santana-Josh Johnson pitching duel, Tuesday night we had one between R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle. […]

Mike Pelfrey Could Need Season-Ending Surgery

Mike Pelfrey Could Need Season-Ending Surgery

There are reports that Mike Pelfrey could need surgery on his elbow that will end his 2012 season, and possibly his career with the Mets. Major League sources tell ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets are aware that Pelfrey has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and could need surgery. The New York Post […]

Mets Win Pitchers Duel with Marlins, 2-1

Mets Win Pitchers Duel with Marlins, 2-1

I don’t know about you, but I just love when a manager foolishly takes out a starting pitcher who has dominated the Mets all game long and brings in inferior relievers to blow the game. That’s just what happened in Tuesday’s game against the Marlins. Jose Reyes led off the game to a less-than-enthusiastic mixture […]

Mike Pelfrey, Jason Bay to Disabled List

Mike Pelfrey, Jason Bay to Disabled List

Remember when I said that for the Mets to compete this season, everything has to go perfectly, including no injuries to their starters? Well, Tuesday could prove to be a pivotal day in the Mets season — both Mike Pelfrey and Jason Bay were placed on the disabled list. Bay hurt himself during the second […]

With Jose Reyes Coming Back, How's Ruben Tejada Doing?

With Jose Reyes Coming Back, How’s Ruben Tejada Doing?

It will be a big night at Citi Field Tuesday — Jose Reyes is making his return in his hideous Miami Marlins uniform. The Mets plan to honor him with a pre-game video tribute. Hopefully the fans won’t boo him. After all, it’s not his fault he left Flushing; Sandy Alderson never made an offer […]

Game 2 Loss Caps Off Crummy Day of Mets Baseball

Game 2 Loss Caps Off Crummy Day of Mets Baseball

The Mets didn’t play much better in the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Giants on Monday — they lost 7-2 after dropping the opener 6-1. Dillon Gee got hit hard, early and often — he allowed three runs in the first inning, including a mammoth home run by Pablo Sandoval into the upper deck […]

Mets Lose Game 1 Against Giants

Mets Lose Game 1 Against Giants

It is no secret that if there is anything that can ruin the Mets season, it is their lack of depth, especially in the starting rotation. Well, that was on full display in the Mets 6-1 loss in Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader against the Giants. Miguel Batista got the spot-start — he is the […]

Why Johan Santana is being Pushed Back a Day

Why Johan Santana is being Pushed Back a Day

So the Mets were rained out on Sunday; the game will be made up as a doubleheader on Monday. Dillon Gee was supposed to start Sunday, Johan Santana was supposed to start on Monday. So you’d think Gee and Santana would both pitch on Monday. Well, you’d be wrong. Miguel Batista will pitch Game 1, […]

Ex-Met Philip Humber Throws Perfect Game

Ex-Met Philip Humber Throws Perfect Game

Well, add Philip Humber to the list of former Mets pitchers who threw a no-hitter after leaving the no-hitless Mets. Humber not only no-hit the Mariners on Saturday, he threw a perfect game. The last out was dramatic — Brendan Ryan struck out on a (questionable) check swing, but the ball got past the catcher. […]

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Giants Beat Mets 4-3 in 10 Innings

The Mets opened their homestand Friday against the Giants with what turned out to be a pretty good game, although they would fall 4-3 in 10 innings. With Mets fans looking forward to next Tuesday’s game against the Marlins when Jose Reyes makes his homecoming to Citi Field, Angel Pagan let fans know that he, […]

Back on “The Phil Naessens Show”

I am continuing to fool Phil Naessens into thinking I know anything about the Mets — he had me back on his show this week. We did a breakdown of the performance thus far of almost every Met player. Check it out: http://phillipnaessens.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-weekly-new-york-mets-report-for-april-17-2012/

Okay, Now I'm Concerned

Okay, Now I’m Concerned

When the Phillies beat the Mets on Sunday, I wrote “big deal.” I mean, who cared that they lost the game after winning the first two games of the series? But after this latest Mets loss, it is indeed a big deal. The Braves beat the Mets 14-6 Wednesday (the incompetents at Time Warner finally […]

Mets Beat Braves 6-1

Mets Beat Braves 6-1

Monday night’s Mets 6-1 win over the Braves seemed like it was a great game to see. But I was blacked out because the mental defects at Time Warner are not able to figure out how to turn on my MLB Extra Innings package, which I ordered more than a month ago. In any case, […]

Busted Finger Report

Busted Finger Report

We find two — count ‘em two — Mets players in the busted finger report for Sunday. Jason Bay sat out the finale with the Phillies with a  jammed his right ring finger. It seems he hurt himself diving back into first base after Kirk Nieuwenhuis missed a hit-and-run sign on Saturday. “It’s the jammed […]

Well, You Can't Win 'Em All

Well, You Can’t Win ‘Em All

So the Phillies beat the Mets 8-2 Sunday. Big deal. They still won the series, and if the Mets can get on a run and win series after series, they will be all right. The game started out nicely enough — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the early lead. […]