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Mets Fall to Braves

Coming into Sunday’s game, the Braves had won the past 22 games that Kris Medlin has started, dating back to 2010. Make that 23, now an all-time record, as the Braves topped the Mets 6-2. The Braves got on the board first. With two on in the second David Ross smashed a three-run homer off […]

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Mets Lose to Braves 2-0

The Mets saw their three-game winning streak snapped Saturday in Atlanta, going down 2-0. The Braves scored a first inning run on a Martin Prado double, a wild pitch by Chris Young and a ground out. Prado doubled again in the fifth, this time with a runner on second to give the Braves a 2-0 […]

Video: Tom Seaver on Kiner’s Korner in 1983

Tom Seaver returned to the Mets for the 1983 season. He would be lost following the season after the Mets failed to protect him and the White Sox selected him from the free agent compensation pool. The Mets apparently didn’t think anyone would take a 39-year-old pitcher, so they didn’t bother to protect him. When […]

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Jonathon Niese, Mets Beat Braves

Jonathon Niese made his final start of the 2012 season Friday night, and he made sure it was one he can remember all winter, throwing a gem against the Braves. The Braves reached Niese in the fourth when Freddie Freeman homered to right to make it a 1-0 game. Tim Hudson was just as good […]

Missing the Point on Melky Cabrera

Missing the Point on Melky Cabrera

People seem to be missing the point on Melky Cabrera and his removal from the race for National League batting champion. Several times on Mets broadcasts Gary Cohen has said MLB is setting a “dangerous precedent.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. To recap, Cabrera was suspended 50 games —  the rest of the […]

R.A. Dickey Cy Young Watch

R.A. Dickey Cy Young Watch

R.A. Dickey won his 20th game on Thursday, and I will go out on a limb and say that he also clinched the Cy Young Award. Yes, Gio Gonzalez also won on Thursday, his 21st win. They each have one start left, and I say that regardless of what happens (unless Dickey allows something like […]

R.A. Dickey Wins 20th, Ks 13 as Mets Beat Pirates

R.A. Dickey Wins 20th, Ks 13 as Mets Beat Pirates

R.A. Dickey won his 20th game of the season Thursday afternoon, becoming the first Mets pitcher to reach that milestone in 22 years. But in typical Mets fashion there was some ninth inning bullpen drama before Dickey could pop the champagne. Dickey fell behind early. Garrett Jones led off the second inning with a double […]

David Wright Sets Hits Record, Mets Shut Out Pirates

David Wright Sets Hits Record, Mets Shut Out Pirates

Following a start in which he allowed seven runs in exactly zero innings, Jeremy Hefner turned in a solid performance to beat the Pirates on a night that David Wright set the Mets record for hits. The Mets jumped all over Jeff Locke in the third. With one out Ruben Tejada singled. He tried to […]

Mets Winning Streak Stopped, Lose to Pirates

Mets Winning Streak Stopped, Lose to Pirates

The last time the Mets won five games in a row was in early May. They could have done it again Tuesday night, but instead they lost to the Pirates. The Pirates jumped on Collin McHugh early. They loaded the bases with one out and Gaby Sanchez hit a little looper to center. Andres Torres […]

Report: Mets Won't Release Jason Bay

Report: Mets Won’t Release Jason Bay

Those Mets fans looking forward to the day this off-season that the Mets admit their mistake with Jason Bay and release him will have a disappointing winter — a report says the Mets have no intention of cutting their failed former slugger. A team source tells the New York Post that there is “zero” chance […]

Ike Davis Hits 2 Homers, Mets Beat Pirates

Ike Davis Hits 2 Homers, Mets Beat Pirates

When Ike Davis was hitting .158 in June and there was talk of sending him down to the minors, did anyone think he would rebound to have  a 30 home run season? Well, regardless of what anyone thought, Davis pulled off the feat with two homers Monday as the Mets took care of the Pirates. […]

Mets Win in 9th, Sweep Marlins

Mets Win in 9th, Sweep Marlins

The last time the Mets swept a series at home was more than three months ago, June 18-20 against the Orioles. It was so long ago, forgotten starters Johan Santana and Dillon Gee won two of the three games. Well, that dubious streak is now over as the Mets completed a sweep of the Marlins […]

R.A. Dickey Wins 19th, Mets Hold off Marlins

R.A. Dickey Wins 19th, Mets Hold off Marlins

After two failures, R.A. Dickey finally won his 19th game on Saturday as the Mets held off the Marlins for a 4-3 win. However Gio Gonzalez won his 20th, so the two are still neck and neck for the Cy Young Award. In the second inning Lucas Duda walked and Jason Bay hit a home […]

Mets Score 7 Runs in Win Over Marlins

Mets Score 7 Runs in Win Over Marlins

If Terry Collins’s intention for suggesting that the Mets have given up on the season was to fire them up, then he has succeeded, as the Mets thrashed the Marlins Friday night. It didn’t hurt that the Mets were playing a team that is somehow far more hapless than they are. The Mets exploded in […]

Phillies Bomb Hapless Mets

Phillies Bomb Hapless Mets

Can this season end soon enough? The Mets lost Thursday’s game against the Phillies before they even had a turn at bat. Jeremy Hefner got the start, and he turned in one of the worst starts in Mets history. He allowed singles to the first six batters and before he could blink the score was […]

Matt Harvey Brilliant, Mets Blow Game to Phillies

Matt Harvey Brilliant, Mets Blow Game to Phillies

This was the final start of the season for Matt Harvey, and he went out on a high note against the Phillies Wednesday night, throwing perhaps the best game of his young career. But the Mets blew the lead in the ninth as the Phillies went on to win, 3-2. Jimmy Rollins led off the […]

THE Review: "Gil Hodges"

THE Review: “Gil Hodges”

I have written previously about how Gil Hodges has been an idol of mine since I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn. So imagine how excited I was when a new biography of Hodges was published in August. I would say “Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of […]

Ike Davis Denies "Staying Out Late" Allegations

Ike Davis Denies “Staying Out Late” Allegations

Ike Davis is denying a report that he stays out too late and is resistant to suggestions from coaches. In a report on Tuesday in which a  ”baseball source” claimed the Mets would consider trading Davis in the off season, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com wrote: The Mets are disappointed with Davis’ unwillingness to make changes […]

R.A. Dickey Cy Young Watch

R.A. Dickey Cy Young Watch

And then there were two — it looks like the Cy Young Award will come down to R.A. Dickey vs. Gio Gonzalez. Former frontrunner Johnny Cueto has had a couple of rough starts that has seen him stuck on 17 wins and has his ERA climbing. He appears out of it. Sabermetrics favorite Clayton Kershaw […]

Mets Planning on Shopping Ike Davis?

Mets Planning on Shopping Ike Davis?

A report Tuesday morning claims the Mets will consider shopping Ike Davis this off season. A “baseball source” told ESPNNewYork.com that part of the reason would be to open up first base for Lucas Duda. But there are other reasons, according to Adam Rubin: The Mets are disappointed with Davis’ unwillingness to make changes based […]

R.A. Dickey Can't Win 19th, Phillies Beat Mets

R.A. Dickey Can’t Win 19th, Phillies Beat Mets

R.A. Dickey failed once again to win his 19th game as Cliff Lee and the Phillies got the better of him Monday night. The Phillies scored an unearned run in the first. Leadoff batter Jimmy Rollins struck out, but the third strike got past Mike Nickeas, and Rollins was safe at first on the passed […]

R.A. Dickey Goes for More than Just Triple Crown

R.A. Dickey Goes for More than Just Triple Crown

R.A. Dickey gets the start Monday night against the Phillies at Citi Field in his ongoing effort to win the Cy Young Award. Dickey has a very good shot at winning the pitching Triple Crown, which would seal the award for him. However, Dickey has a chance to make even more history. The pitching Triple […]

Brewers Shut Out Mets

Brewers Shut Out Mets

The sleepy Mets offense woke up in the first two games of the series with the Brewers, scoring 13 runs while splitting the games. Well, the bats never got out of bed for Sunday’s matinee. Ryan Braun kicked off the scoring in the fourth inning with a solo home run off of Chris Young. It […]

Mets Blow Early Lead, Lose to Brewers

Mets Blow Early Lead, Lose to Brewers

Jenrry Mejia last started a game for the Mets on September 15, 2010. Exactly two years later he took the mound hoping to prove that he belongs in the starting rotation in 2013 and beyond. He didn’t make much of a case. The Mets scored in the first inning for the second straight game. Daniel […]