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Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey are proving to be quite a one-two punch. A day after Dickey threw eight innings in a shutout of the Dodgers, Santana followed suit with eight scoreless innings of his own as the Mets shut out the Dodgers again. Ike Davis led off the second inning with a double off […]
A published report says the Mets have begun shopping for bullpen help, and have a “profile of the ideal acquisition.” The Daily News reports that baseball executives “with direct knowledge of their (the Mets) thinking” claim the Mets are looking for a high-profile veteran who has had success in the post-season. This means they are […]
How is R.A. Dickey doing this? He threw eight scoreless innings against the Dodgers Friday night as he won his MLB leading 12th game. The Mets grabbed the lead in the third. Andres Torres reached on an error, Ruben Tejada singled and David Wright singled to plate Torres and move Tejada to third. Tejada would […]
Here is an overly long open to a Mets game on good old Channel 9 back on September 17, 1986. Dwight Gooden pitched a complete game to beat the Cubs 4-2 as the Mets moved to 95-50 on their way to 108 wins in that magical year.
The Mets are out here in sunny Los Angeles, and so far their west coast vacation is going well, winning game one of a four game series. The Mets jumped out to the early lead in the first. Ruben Tejada singled, moved to second on a wild pitch by old pal Chris Capuano and then […]
Now I want to say for the record that I did not watch “Old Dogs” (I didn’t watch “The Wiz” either, by the way). I heard Shea Stadium was in it, so I got it on Netflix and fast forwarded to the Shea part. The movie itself looks terrible — at one point Robin Williams […]
For an unprecedented (?) third week is a row I appeared on “The Phil Naessens Show” on Tuesday. Phil explained that he actually really likes Ike Davis and we discussed the Mets all-time 50th anniversary team; going against the grain, some of Phil’s picks were a bit unconventional. Check it out: http://phillipnaessens.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/the-phil-naessens-show-june-28-2012/
Lost in the offensive onslaught Wednesday afternoon that saw the Mets score a stunning 17 runs was that Jonathon Niese threw a really good game, continuing a stretch of fine pitching. Niese allowed just one run in seven innings, striking out six Cubs. He is now 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA. Niese has straightened things […]
The wind was blowing out of Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon and the Mets took full advantage of it. They actually hit four home runs including two from Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t hit a long ball all season long, as the Mets just destroyed the Cubs, 17-1. The Mets picked up a run in the first […]
The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in baseball. But they are apparently good enough to beat the Mets in the first two games of their series. The Mets took the early lead in the second Tuesday night. With two outs (of course), Scott Hairston, Daniel Murphy, Josh Thole and Dillon Gee each singled to […]