Trivia Contest: Win DVD of Johan Santana No-Hitter

Trivia Contest: Win DVD of Johan Santana No-Hitter

MLB Productions is once again offering fans of Blogging Mets a chance to win a DVD of Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter. It is all part of a promotion of an iTunes digital download sale: Allowing fans to watch everything from their favorite teams and players to some of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball […]

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Bartolo Colon, Mets Shut Out Braves

Bartolo Colon may be a month short of his 41st birthday and a couple of hundred pounds short of a six-pack, but the guy can pitch. He threw seven scoreless innings Monday night in Atlanta as the Mets shut out the Braves 4-0. The Mets got on the board in the third. Ruben Tejada led […]

Mets have Too Many Uniforms

Mets have Too Many Uniforms

During the Mets 2014 opening homestand, they displayed all three of their home uniforms. That is three jerseys in six games. On the upcoming road trip we are sure to see both road jerseys. That is five different uniforms, which is just too many. No team needs five uniforms. They need to get rid of […]

Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John Surgery

Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John Surgery

The Mets announced Sunday evening that Bobby Parnell will need Tommy John. He will undergo the procedure on Tuesday. Parnell blew a save Opening Day and then complained of arm pain. An MRI showed a partial ligament tear in his elbow. The tear is in the thicker part of the ligament, so the initial feeling […]

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Mets, Jonathon Niese Lose to Reds

Jonathon Niese was supposed to be the Opening Day pitcher for the Mets. Instead, spring setbacks that included two MRIs pushed his first start back to game six, which was Sunday against the Reds. Niese pitched well before faltering and the Mets failed to sweep the Reds. Ike Davis picked up where he left off […]

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Video: Ike Davis Pinch Hit Grand Slam

In case you missed it, here is video of Ike Davis’s pinch hit grand slam in the ninth inning that gave the Mets a 6-3 win over the Reds on Saturday.

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What’s with All the Mets Home Runs?!

Don’t look now but as of Saturday afternoon the Mets are tied for the MLB team lead in home runs. If they keep this pace up, the Mets would shatter their franchise record for home runs in a season. When did Citi Field suddenly become a launching pad? With seven home runs in five games, […]

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Ike Davis Pinch Hit Grand Slam in 9th Gives Mets Win

Ike Davis found out yesterday that he will ride the bench for the time being after Lucas Duda was named the starting first baseman. How did Davis respond? Well, all he did was hit a pinch hit grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets the win over the Reds […]

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Lucas Duda Hits 2 Homers, Mets Win First Game

Let’s be honest — none of us thought it was a particularly good idea to name Lucas Duda the starting first basemen. Well, Duda shut all of us up in his first game as the starter Friday night with two home runs to give the Mets their first win of the season. Eric Young saved […]

Photos: Eric Young Robs Homer

Photos: Eric Young Robs Homer

In the first inning of Friday night’s Mets-Reds game, Brandon Phillips launched a long fly ball to left. Eric Young ran back to the wall and jumped, making the sensational catch and robbing Phillips of a home run. Here’s what it looked like, courtesy of SNY:  

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It’s Official: Lucas Duda Starting Mets 1B

Despite the protestations from most Mets fans, the Mets made official on Friday that Lucas Duda will be the starting first basemen for the time being. Via Mets Blog, Mets beat writer for The Record Matt Ehalt tweets that Duda is “excited for (the) opportunity.” He also tweeted that Terry Collins said the Mets want […]

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Positives from Mets Opening Series

It is very difficult to take any positives away from the Mets season-opening series against the Nationals; after all, they lost all three games and looked horrible doing so. But let’s try — all this negativity will send us to early graves: – The Mets scored in the first inning in each game. Getting an […]

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Reports: Lucas Duda to be Starting 1B

Terry Collins said after Thursday’s game that he plans on picking one first basemen and letting him play for an extended period of time. Collins refused to name names, but reports say it will be Lucas Duda (insert collective sigh here). Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Andy Martino of the Daily News report […]

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Mets Swept, Remain Winless in 2014

The Mets are settling into a bad pattern — not terrible starting pitching, extremely terrible bullpen and a feeble offense as they fall to 0-3 on the young season. For the third straight game the Mets got on the board in the first against the Nationals. Daniel Murphy, back from his ridiculously controversial paternity leave, […]

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Chris Young on Disabled List

The Mets placed Chris Young on the disabled list Thursday with a quad strain, a day after he lasted just a half an inning in the field before being pulled from the game. “I don’t think it’s anything severe,” manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York. “I do believe he caught it in time. He […]

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Mets Lose to Nationals Again

So game two of the Mets 2014 season was kind of like game one — decent starting pitching, bad bullpen and struggling offense. Oh, and the Mets lost again to the Nationals. The game got off to a bad start for the Mets — Chris Young was removed from the game after just a half […]

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

We are just two days into the season and already the Mets lineup has been shaken up — there will be three new starters for Wednesday night’s game against the Nationals. Chris Young will be in left field for Andrew Brown. Young would have started on Monday but he strained a quad over the weekend. […]

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Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores Joining Mets

The Mets on Tuesday said Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores will be added to the active roster for Wednesday’s game. Farnworth replaces Bobby Parnell, who will miss two weeks, and possibly the rest of the season if he needs Tommy John surgery, with a partial ligament tear in his elbow. Farnsworth will have to be […]

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Now we know why Bobby Parnell pitched so poorly on Opening Day — he has a ligament tear in his elbow. The Mets revealed the news in a series of tweets at around noon Eastern time on Tuesday (read from the bottom): It is unclear whether Parnell had any pain before the game or at […]

Reflections on Opening Day

Reflections on Opening Day

Let’s think of it this way — the Mets almost always win on Opening Day and then their season goes down the tubes. So maybe if the Mets lose on Opening Day they will have a good season? Yeah, let’s cling to that. In any case, here are some reflections from a very disappointing game. […]

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Mets Lose in Extra Innings on Opening Day

The Mets really tried to win Monday on Opening Day, but they just could not overcome their bullpen. The relievers blew lead after lead and simply insisted on giving the game away to the Nationals, 9-7 in 10 innings. The Mets got things started in a hurry. Eric Young, playing second base for Daniel Murphy […]

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Chris Young, Daniel Murphy Out of Lineup

It’s the Mets, so of course things cannot go smoothly — Chris Young and Daniel Murphy are out of the Opening Day lineup. Young has a right quadriceps strain that he suffered in Montreal over the weekend. Young said he should be back on Wednesday. I think it’s gonna be a thing that is just […]

Video: Mets Opening Day Blues

Video: Mets Opening Day Blues

Monday is Opening Day, and it is really hard to find a Mets fan who is optimistic about the 2014 season. Let’s hope it is not as bad as this: Of course, we’ve all seen that clip before (in fact, I posted it the day after it aired back in 2010), but it never stops […]

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Jenrry Mejia is Mets 5th Starter

Jenrry Mejia has won the fifth starter job for the Mets, one of the more gutsy calls by Sandy Alderson. Mets Blog reports that Alderson confirmed on Saturday that Mejia got the job and Daisuke Matsuzaka will begin the season in the minors. That was the assumption after the Mets paid Matsuzaka the $100,000 retention bonus […]