Mets Beat Angels in 13

Jose Valverde was the only Mets reliever who has not disappointed this season. Well, not anymore. He allowed a two-out, game tying three-run home run in the ninth inning, but his teammates bailed him out by winning it in the 13th inning. Once again Eric Young led off the game by getting on base, this […]

Terry Collins Explains Friday's Pitching Decision

Terry Collins Explains Friday’s Pitching Decision

Terry Collins is explaining his decision to stay with Jeruys Familia in the 11th inning of Friday night’s loss to the Angels despite having Jose Valverde and John Lannan ready to go. To recap, Familia was in his third inning of work and clearly tiring with a runner on third and one out. Collins ordered […]

Should Mets have Used Jose Valverde in 11th?

Should Mets have Used Jose Valverde in 11th?

I know it is unorthodox, but I think Terry Collins should have brought Jose Valverde into Friday night’s game with the bases loaded in the 11th inning. To recap for those who went to sleep before the game ended at 2 am New York time — Jeurys Familia was in his third inning of work […]


Mets Lose to Angels in 11

So it’s “fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” There is no saying for the third time, but we’ll have to come up with one because once again Dillon Gee fooled Terry Collins into leaving him in a game. And for the third time he failed, and te Angels went […]

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Photo: Dumbest Mets Hat Ever?

Following up on my surprisingly controversial Mets uniform post, here is another write-up on a piece of Mets apparel. Fortunately, this is just a fan item and not something the players will be wearing (we can only pray). Still though, it might be the dumbest Mets hat ever. The folks over at Topps have put […]


Eric Young Sparks Mets Over Braves

Eric Young hasn’t exactly been a spark plug in the leadoff spot thus far this season. But he turned all of that around on Thursday with a huge game as the Mets took the rubber game of their series with the Braves. Young got things going in the first, leading off the game with a […]


Mets Offense a Mess

There is no easy way to put this — the Mets offense is simply a mess. You know you’re in trouble when your leading hitter isn’t even a starter. That’s right, Ike Davis is leading the way with a .400 average going into Thursday night’s action. Granted, he has only 10 at bats, but his […]

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Mets Sputtering Offense on “The Phil Naessens Show”

On this week’s edition of “The Phil Naessens Show,” Phil and I discuss the first week of the Mets season, including their sputtering offense and the first baseman situation. Phil also continues his verbal love affair with Bartolo Colon.

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Ervin Santana, Braves Hold Off Mets

When half of the Braves rotation went down to Tommy John surgery this spring, Atlanta rushed to sign free agent pitcher Ervin Santana. He made his Braves debut Wednesday against the Mets, and so far it looks like a very good signing. He threw eight scoreless innings as the Braves held on to beat the […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]