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Mets Shut Out Dodgers Again; Johan Santana Goes 8

Mets Shut Out Dodgers Again; Johan Santana Goes 8

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 […]

Mets Shopping for Relievers

Mets Shopping for Relievers

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 […]

R.A. Dickey Sensational, Mets Shut Out Dodgers

R.A. Dickey Sensational, Mets Shut Out Dodgers

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 […]

Video: 1986 Mets TV Open

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.

Mets Top Dodgers 3-2

Mets Top Dodgers 3-2

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 […]

Shea Stadium in Movies: "Old Dogs"

Shea Stadium in Movies: “Old Dogs”

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 […]

On “The Phil Naessens Show” Yet Again

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/

Jonathon Niese was Good, Too

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 […]

Mets Club Cubs 17-1; Daniel Murphy Hits 2 Homers

Mets Club Cubs 17-1; Daniel Murphy Hits 2 Homers

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 […]

Mets Lose to Cubs Again

Mets Lose to Cubs Again

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 […]

What's Going on with Daniel Murphy?

What’s Going on with Daniel Murphy?

Daniel Murphy has become the forgotten man on the Mets roster. Did he do something to offend Terry Collins? There’s no denying that Murphy is in a  slump — he is hitting just .187 this month as his average has dropped from a high of .308 on June 2 to a current .269. But what’s […]

Mets Defense Fails Against Cubs

Mets Defense Fails Against Cubs

It’s really hard to win baseball games when your team cannot field the ball. The Mets, with one of the worst defenses in baseball, already know that, and they proved it yet again Monday night in Chicago. The game was scoreless into the fourth when with a man on Joe Mather sent a Johan Santana […]

THE Review: "Forever Blue"

THE Review: “Forever Blue”

I just finished reading Michael D’Antonio’s love letter to Walter O’Malley called “Forever Blue.” He all but nominates O’Malley for sainthood while claiming that the former Dodgers owner really, really wanted to keep the team in Brooklyn but he was thwarted at every step by the evil Robert Moses, who was the true villain in […]

R.A. Dickey Streak Ends, Yankees Beat Mets

R.A. Dickey Streak Ends, Yankees Beat Mets

R.A. Dickey’s incredible run of pitching had to end someday; it’s just unfortunate that it had to happen against the Yankees. Dickey’s streak of not allowing an earned run ended at 44.2 as the Yankees beat the Mets Sunday night and take the series. With the bases loaded in the third Mark Teixeira hit a […]

Ruben Tejada Back, Frank Francisco to DL

Ruben Tejada Back, Frank Francisco to DL

The Mets made some roster moves prior to Sunday night’s game against the Yankees. Ruben Tejada and Ramon Ramirez have been activated from the disabled list. To make room, Jordany Valdespin was demoted to the minors and Frank Francisco has been placed on the DL with a left oblique strain. These oblique strains often take […]

Yankees Beat Mets on Homers

Yankees Beat Mets on Homers

The Yankees beat the Mets on two swings of the bat on Saturday — a three-run home run and a solo shot, which accounted for all of the Yankees runs in a 4-3 win. It shows just how important home runs are, and why the Mets need to improve in that area. Kirk Nieuwenhuis did […]

Mets Win Over Yankees was Huge

Mets Win Over Yankees was Huge

The Mets 6-4 win over the Yankees Friday was huge, one of the biggest of the season that could propel them to greater heights. People can say, “Oh, this is just another series. Games against division rivals are more important.” That is a load of nonsense. This is the Yankees, and it is not only […]

Frank Francisco: Yankees are "Chickens"

Frank Francisco: Yankees are “Chickens”

Frank Francisco made a very strange comment that is sure to fire up the Yankees for their weekend series at Citi Field — not something you really want to do to the Yankees. “I can’t wait to face those chickens,” Francisco told the New York Post. “I want to strike out the side against them. […]

THE List: 10 Worst Mets Trades

THE List: 10 Worst Mets Trades

Amos Otis & Bob Johnson for Joe Foy (12/3/69) The classic bad Mets trade. Hey, without it we would never know who Joe Foy was! Nolan Ryan, Leroy Stanton, Francisco Estrada & Don Rose for Jim Fregosi (12/10/71) I don’t know what’s worse — trading Ryan for a washed up Fregosi, or having to include […]

Lucas Duda has Tight Hamstring

Lucas Duda has Tight Hamstring

You may have wondered why Lucas Duda did not play Wednesday against a lefty starter while Ike Davis did. It turns out a tight hamstring forced Duda out of the lineup. The New York Post reports Terry Collins considered starting Vinny Rottino at first place instead of Davis, but that plan was scuttled when Duda […]

Mets Sweep Orioles

Mets Sweep Orioles

It’s become sweep or be swept for the Mets. On this series it’s on the positive side for the Mets, as they completed the sweep of the Orioles Wednesday night. The Mets drew first blood in the fourth when Mike Nickeas singled home Scott Hairston, who had earlier reached base on a double. Hairston doubled […]

Talking Mets on “The Phil Naessens Show”

I was back on “The Phil Naessens Show” on Tuesday, talking about R.A. Dickey’s back-to-back no-hitters, as well as the state of the National League East. Fresh off his apparently very unpopular desire to trade Ike Davis, Phil has added another Met to his hit list. Check it out: http://phillipnaessens.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/the-phil-naessens-show-june-19-2012-baseball-edition/

Oliver Perez is Back!

Oliver Perez is Back!

Hide the women and children — Oliver Perez is back! Not with the Mets, thank the Lord. The Seattle Mariners called him up from the minors. He made his debut late Monday night, pitching 1.1 innings in a blowout loss to the Diamondbacks. Perez has been toiling at the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma, pitching […]

Johan Santana Solid, Mets Shut Out Orioles Again

Johan Santana Solid, Mets Shut Out Orioles Again

Following two mediocre starts after his no-hitter, Johan Santana took the mound for the Mets Tuesday night against the Orioles and finally put together a solid start. The game was scoreless into the fourth when the Mets finally got on the board. The bases were loaded with one out when Daniel Murphy hit a hot […]