Sunday, August 31, 2008
Pedro Martinez gave up 2 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings and got out of jams when needed.
Nick Evans and David Wright put up back to back home runs. For Nick it was 1st career home run.
For more on the game including video of Nicks home run click here
Born on this date:
Tracy Stallard (1937)
1967 - Bill Graham was purchased from the Detroit Tigers
Frustrated? come on there Aaron how about embarrassed? You walk the first batter you face. and then you let him get to 3rd on a pitch in the dirt?. Why can't you stop nibbling and pitch to contact? Please I'd rather you give up a home run then walk in the winning runs.
Duaner Sanchez doesn't even think he pitched bad last night.
Read what both them had to say over in this article over at the NY Times here
Now the Mets brass needs to make some calls regarding who they will call up to Milwaukee to meet the team tomorrow.
With the bullpen hurting with the likes of Scott Schoneweis having some muscle tightness and the rest of the bullpen not getting the job done except for maybe Brian Stokes and Ayala who has had 1 good game then a bad game, The Mets I'm sure will be adding to the bullpen
The most likely candidates are Ricardo Ricon who was with the Mexican league, Jon Niese, and maybe Bobby Parnell a long with Carlos Muniz. You also will see Al Reyes who has been with the Binghamton Mets since they signed him earlier this month
The question is are they guys in position to be more then just a body in the bullpen? Will they be able to deliver in the clutch? Ricon and Reyes have done it before.
Can you believe now we will have 3 Reyes's on the team once Argenis Reyes makes it back tomorrow?
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Mets lost tonight 4-3 with the bullpen failing when Duaner Sanchez gave up the tying run via a home run to Mike Jacobs. That was followed by AAron Heilman giving up 4 walks with 2 being intentional in the 9th inning and Mets lost a game that Mike Pelfrey had finally pitched well against the Marlins. He battled and only gave up 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings.
He hit Cody Ross in the bottom of the 2nd that lead to some words exchanged but the benches cleared and no punches were thrown.
The Mets need to get on that field a little faster next time cause the Marlins bench was out there and no Mets were anywhere to be seen to protect Pelf and Schneider
Brian Stokes was the only highlight in the Bullpen tonight coming in and getting 2 strikeouts after Duaner Sanchez gave up the tying run. I can see Brian getting more of a role in this bullpen with the way he has pitched.
David Wright had a 2 run shot in the first inning as th emets failed to put runs on the board after the 3rd inning tonight.
The Phillies won earlier today so the Mets lead is down to 1 game.
Carlos Delgado has cooled off but still remains clutch with his timely home runs like in the Phillie Series.
Well Carlos Beltran couldn't more clutch last night with his Grand Slam with 2 outs in the top of the ninth with the Mets trailing 2-1.
Carlos Beltran is having his best month so far this year with 2 days to go in August. He is hitting .314 with 5 homers and 19 rbi's
With Beltran heating up will he carry the Mets on his back like Delgado did?
Well the Mets were short 2 guys in the bullpen last night. AAron Heilman, who has good numbers against the Marlins this year, wasn't recovered yet from his 60 pitch barrage in the 13 inning affair against the Phillies Tuesday night. Also Scott Schoeneweis might have pulled a muscle in his back during warm ups and wasn't available. All Jerry Manuel had left at that point was Pedro Feliciano but he didn't think he would be necessary since Luis Ayala wasn't giving up hard hits?
Did he see Cantu's foul home run? Or the ball he hit in left field after his what 9,10 pitch at bat?
I was surprised that Pedro wasn't brought in to counter Mike Jacobs. Luis Ayala did reveal after the game that his right hamstring tightened up on him during the contest. Excuses!!!
Friday, August 29, 2008
- Carlos Beltran: 2-4 with 5 RBI
- Daniel Murphy made a nice play in LF saving a run; he cut the ball off going into the LF corner, and threw a strike, on the run, to Jose Reyes, keeping the tying run from scoring.
The Mets are 7-5 against the Marlins so far and have 6 games left with them. The last series of the year like last year will be against the Marlins as they close out Shea.
Ollie Perez starts against the Marlins and is 3-0 so far against them this year with a 2.16 era.
The Mets have never faced Chris Volstad the 21 yr old rookie who is 4-3 with a 3.42 era this year. He has struck out 32 and walked 23 in 50 innings.
When Jerry asked Daniel a question regarding hitting Jerry found it amusing that Daniel answered in the plural including Nick Evans.
The good thing is that the 2 of them have some young veterans and some older veterans to tap into
Read how David Wright and Carlos Delgado have both been able to help them in this article over at the New York Times here
Daniel came through the other night, now its Nick Evans turn to help in the clutch.
The one 1 good thing the Mets have to look forward to is not seeing C C Sabathia in the upcoming series against the Brewers
Check out Adam Rubin's feelings about the Mets schedule and why C C will be missed here
The Phils lost to the Cubs on a 8th inning grand slam by Aramis Ramirez 6-4
The Marlins lost to the Braves 4-2
Starting play today. The Mets are 1 game up on the Phils and the Mets can put the Marlins to bed if they sweep them . Right now the Marlins are 6 games out.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Well over at USA TODAY this story by Mike Lopresti will make you laugh.
With all the technical advances he mentions that he'd like to see the big scoreboards that the teams have be better utilized during a rain delay by showing the local radar!
Check other ideas he has by reading his article here
Good idea about using the airlines system of booking a seat online for getting a ticket to the game!
It is interesting to think that this guy who keeps things to himself when he is hurt to wake up one day and see him pitching in flushing. Omar said he didn’t see much out there on the waiver wire the other day . Would he consider it? You know some team might be.
Anyway if you go to there site, you will see that they have a little party planned for the Sept 27th game against the Marlins. It gives you the opportunity to be on the field during the National Anthem.
Check out there site and read about the details of the party at Shea here
Below are Carlos Delgado’s stats as of June 25th.
Avg 234 home runs 11 rbi’s 35 walks 28 and a on base percentage of .307
That was after 75 games.
Now in the last 58 games he has 18 home runs and 58 rbi’s. He has been walked 32 times in the last 58 games and now has an on base percentage of .348 with a batting average of .263
He is now tied for 5th in the lead in rbi’s. That is just amazing.
No one is for sure what switch that Carlos has turned on. Personally I just think he is healthy after having wrist surgery last year.
Jerry Manuel said when he was hot he could carry the team. Well he has lately. His home runs have been clutch. He had a really slow April-June so it’s tough to say he his MVP caliber. There is really no one in the National League that is a clear cut leader for the MVP at this point.
September is on the horizon and with only 29 games left for the Mets Delgado is certainly right now the Mets MVP
Well If the Mets loose a couple in a row that's how the media will see it. A flashback from 07
This team right now isn't like the 07 team . They usually have fight in them after a bad loss.
Read more about what Jerry had to say and Carlos Delgado who is becoming quite quotable with his recent surge here
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Johan Santana started the game, pitching six innings, giving up three runs, two HR's surrendered, three walks, and six strike outs.
Brian Stokes earned the win, pitching one scoreless inning.
- Carlos DelGado - 3-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI
- Jose Reyes - 3-5, 1 run scored
- Carlos Beltran - 3-5, 1 run scored
- Luis Ayala - earned the save with a scoreless ninth.
The Mets fell behind 3-1, but showed more resiliency than last night, by scoring 1 in the sixth, and four in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead. Tonight, that lead was enough to secure the win. Another nice bounce-back win after last nights' devastating loss. That is one of the big differences between the 2007 and the 2008 Mets.
Thursday will be a much needed day off for the Mets, before traveling to Florida to face the Marlins this weekend.
The two new polls are:
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The Mets will have Robinson Cancel to take his place. Also Nelson Figueroa is back with the team since AAron Heilman will be unavailable tonight due to his 60 pitches last night. Argenis Reyes gets sent down but will be back on tuesday when rosters expand I'm sure.
From what I have heard when Ron was on earlier this morning on WFAN Tom Seaver challenges Johan to pitch farther into games among other things.
Sounds like Seaver at his usual arrogant self. Check it out tonight at 10:30 if the game doesn’t run long. Yeah that’s a good one.!!!! They play these games likes it the playoffs.
Read about how many games and the dates here
I bet if they sold tickets for those games today they would sell out in a matter of moments.
I might be taking a much different point of view than your average fan, but certain points led to the Mets humiliating defeat last night.
- David Wright, Carlos Beltran, and Carlos DelGado were a combined 4-16 (.250), but more importantly, both Wright and DelGado grounded into double plays at inopportune times.
- Dwright trying to stretch a single into a double, and was thrown out by a country mile
- Pedro unable to hold onto a huge lead provided to him by the offense. Pedro gave up five runs in five innings, threw 110 pitches…two more pitches than Pelfrey threw in his complete game victory the night before. I was real tired of Gary, Keith, and Ron waxing poetic about Pedro; he didn’t pitch well. I don’t care if he continued to hit 90-92 MPH on the gun, his pitches were flat, and he was getting hit.
- Brian Schneider – he has to make that play at the plate in the ninth inning, to tag out Jason Werth. Bruntlett hit a ball to the right center gap, Church did an outstanding job cutting the ball off, made a solid throw to Easley at second, who turned and relayed the ball to home. The relay was done to perfection, and although the ball bounced to the plate, it was there in plenty of time to catch and tag Werth out. Schneider didn't catch the ball, and the tying run, instead of the final out, scored. This has happened many times this year with both Schneider and Castro, and it comes down to poor execution. Can someone explain to me why professional catchers are so out of position on plays at the plate? I continually see catchers trying to make tags at the plate standing on the 1B side of home, or so far behind the plate, that they have to reach to tag the runner. In Schneider’s case, he was behind the third baseline, where blocking the plate would be difficult.
- The Phillies stole six bases without being caught once. There were at least two occasions where the catcher never made a throw. Runners were getting a good six step head start before the pitcher delivered the ball home. The worst offender was Pedro, who ignored runners on base, inviting them to steal.
Not to be totally negative, Jose Reyes and Carlos DelGado made terrific defensive plays late in the game to preserve the tie…until of course Blowenweis blew it in the 13th.
One of the best games of the year if your a Philly Fan. The Mets did nothing after the 4th innning! NOTHING!!
It never should have gone into extra innings. The real hero is Eric Bruntlett who was hitting .214 before his 2 out hit in the 9th off of Luis Ayala tied the score
To read more about this game click here
Ramon Castro came out of the game with a hamstring injury
Scott Schoeneweis wasn't talking after last night's game . Read about Ramon and Scott here
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
David Wright is hitting .333 in his last 7 games with 7 hits and 8 runs with 2 homers and 4 rbis
Jose Reyes is hitting .286 going 8 for 28 with 4 walks and 5 runs scored
The Big man Carlos Delgado is hitting .346 with 2 homers and 11 rbis.
Fernando Tatis who just crushed a 3 run bomb tonight going into this game was hitting .357 and now has 1 homer and 7 rbis since he has 4 rbis tonight.
Ryan Church in 3 games is 5 for 12 hitting .417. Picking up where he left off
The Mets are leading 7-0 in the fourth . Jamie Moyer is already out of the game .
Pedro looked shaky to start but now has 5 k's
Read about it here
With Mike Pelfrey slated to start against the Marlins this weekend and Ollie Perez moved up to pitch Friday due to the off day Thursday, next Tuesday is the first time the Mets will need another pitcher.
Of course plans do change. Right now he is 5-1 at triple aaa.
Check out the story here
Why must be Seaver so full of himself? He berates a kid since he didn’t know how many strikeouts he had in his career!
My question is did these 2 ever face each other in a game? Leave a comment if you have any information on that.
Was it Al Jackson? An original Met who is still these days in the organization giving pitching tips.
Maybe it was Ron Darling? He wore the number from 1989 to 1991.
Or is it the present day Carlos Beltran?
On Sept 5th we might see one of these players help Mr. Met reveal 15 games left at Shea in the outfield. Check out our poll and vote for your favorite? Or leave a comment and tell us who you think it should be.
Monday, August 25, 2008
The Mets just defeated the Houston Astros by a score of 9-1. In a game like this, it is difficult to pick just one star, but if pressed to do so, my vote goes to Carlos DelStatue. DelGado, coined DelStatue in this space back in June, had two three-run HR's for six RBI. DelStatue also made a nice defensive play in the ninth inning, stopping a potential two base hit, and turning it into an out. To see some of DelStatue's hightlights, check out DelGado's Big Night
Second Star of the game goes to Mike Big Pelf Pelfrey. Big Pelf became the first Mets pitcher to pitch two consecutive complete games in 13 years. Bret Saberhagen had been the last one to do so in 1995. Big Pelf even scored a run on Jose Reyes league leading 15th triple.
Third Star of the game goes to Jose, who was a HR away from the cycle. Reyes led the game off with a single, and scored on DelStatue's first three run HR. Reyes later doubled, tripled and walked, going 3-4. Jose also stole second in the first inning, his first stolen base in almost two weeks.
Tonight also marked the first game Luis Castillo played for the Mets since June 30. Castillo was 0-4.
With the Phillies currently beating the Dodgers 5-0 in the eighth, this win was so important.
Is there anyone who, back in April, would believe that Big Pelf would be the Mets stopper? If you said yes, please look up the phone number for your local Narcotics Anonymous! How quickly this young man has matured as a professional athlete is surely something to behold, and in all honesty, has been a pleasure to watch and witness.
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See our december post for updated plan/chart info
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June 2009 update!
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Check out our latest posts regarding the Mets here and also the mood in the mets clubhouse prior to the subway series here
Highlights include ; $45.00 per ticket to seat next to the Big Apple which seem to be part of large groups. $70.00 for first 2 rows in the outfield by the wall. $25.00 per ticket in the upper reserved outfield. $175.00 behind home plate.
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See pics of Citi Field here
As of September the Mets now are excepting deposits on full season tickets only. Click here for more information
Well we reported to you earlier this year that ticket prices for the upcoming season at Citi field wasnt going to be cheap. Well we finally now have some information regarding the Promenade level which is the upper tier of the stadium.
The cheapest ticket as of right now regarding purchasing 1 seat is going to be over $1500 for the year. What that will be roughly is $19.00 per seat per game. Now I’m sure this will be back rows of the Promenade deck and some obstructed views seats. Imagine paying that and you can’t even make out the new scoreboard!!!!
So $38.00 buys you 2 seats to a game next year this of course will depend on the opponent I’m sure. Earlier this year $38.00 bought me 2 tickets 4 rows from the field in the right field box section when the Mets were floundering under Gump. Won’t be seeing those seats anytime soon.
Now in speaking with some season ticket holders who have upper level seats this year in the mid rows of the reserved level, there seats will be roughly $25.00 a seat or $2000 per seat for the year. That is a 50% increase from last year.
Gone will be the opportunity to have a ticket for $5.00 or $10.00 a game like some of the games you can get tickets for this year. Of course I’m sure the Mets will have special values on certain days but looks like if you bring a family of 4 even the upper deck is going to cost you a $100.00 just for the tickets .
Here is the link to the seating at Citi field
Pelfry has been the Mets most reliable pitcher since June, and the Mets will need that reliability tonight, as they try and salvage the final game of this four game series. To increase the NL East Division lead back to a full game, the Mets will need the Dodgers to beat the Phillies in Philadelphia tonight.
It's not a good time for this to be happening but not much you can do it about it.
You can read about in Bill Madden's piece over at the Daily news. Read it here
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ollie Perez left with one out in the 7th inning and gave way to AAron Heilman who didn't record an out.
With the score tied at 4 the Mets again struggled to men on base in the latter innings while the Astros scored in the 10th inning off of Pedro Feliciano with 2 solo home runs by Brad Asmus and Daren Estad.
The lone bright spot today was Carlos Beltran's 2 home runs from the left side of the plate. He had 3 rbis on the day.
The Mets wait on tonight's Philly-Dodger game to see if the Mets have more then 1/2 game lead
He is sitting on 99 rbis going into Sundays contest with the Astros. He his hitting .293 with 25 home runs. His defense has improved in the 2nd half. His throwing to first has been much improved. No yips lately! In fact he only has 1 error over the last 30 days. He is hitting over 300 over the last month .MVP talk nah. Too early? never too early!
David doesn't like to talk about himself much but if you like to read what he has to say about Carlos Delgado and his other teammates, check out the Mike Lupica piece on him over at the Daily News which you can read here
The other night it was Bobbie O , last night it was Darryl Strawberry and today before the afternoon matinee it's none other the Jose Lima!
Yeah ok its Mex. Keith Hernandez. The Mets have used 17 alot since Mex has left . Still think that his number should be retired.
Does that mean Sept 5th, the next Mets home game after today, we might see Doc Gooden?
John Maine looks like he is going to gut it out until the season is over. Its been rumored that he has a bone irratation in his shoulder that will some type of surgical procedure once the season is over. His location was way off. He gave up a 3 run home run to Lance Berkman to make the score 5-0 early .
Ryan Church had the first hit for the Mets in the 5th inning after a walk to Daniel Murphy that made the score 5-1 at the time
Brian Schneider had another 2 run home run which is his 4th home run in the last 6 games he has played in
Luis Castillo wasn't activated before the game stating that he thought he needed a couple of more days before he is ready to play. Wonder if Omar and Jerry had a hand in this?
The crowd there tonight tryed to help the Mets they came was in the bottom of the 8th with 2 on and 2 out but Carlos Delgado rolled over on a ball and hit it meekly to second base to kill the rally.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
That might have been the highlight of Hook's brief career. Hook pitched for the Mets from 1962 – 1964. Before joining the Mets, Hook had pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 1957-1961. Hook pitched his last game on May 3, 1964.
Hook left the Mets for a job with the Chrysler Corporation . Hook, who always had a passion for cars, had a degree from Northwestern in mechanical engineering. Once Hook reached a career length of five years and 10 days, enough to be eligible for a pension, Hook decided to hang up the spikes. He had a lifetime record of 29-62 in eight plus seasons.
Hook stayed with Chrysler for four years, until he left for work with Rockwell International, overseeing business operations that included production of heavy-duty truck parts and undercarriages for the New York and Atlanta subway systems.
Hook later was recruited by Masco Corporation to manage six of its companies. “Before leaving in 1992, Hook supervised 20 companies and estimates Masco -- now one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of products for the home and family (windows, faucets, cabinets, etc.) -- jumped from an annual $600 million in sales when he arrived to its current $10-12 billion a year. "
Hook, who had earned a lot of money, was able to teach manufacturing management classes at Northwestern.
Hook now lives on a “user friendly” farm in northern Michigan. He has 13 grandchildren, and his 12 year old grandson is as talented as Hook was at 12.
Hook is now 71, and is enjoying life. For more on this story, click Here
Kevin Burkhardt interviewed him during the game and Bobbie was asked since this might be his last time at Shea what was his favorite memory. Well Bobbie mentioned that he wil back at the end of the Year with a bunch of others to celebrate the closing of Shea. NICE!!!!!!
My 1 question though . Do you think the Mets would give him better seats then Loge box? I mean I'm pretty sure those were blue seats and they didn't look plastic like they have in the front boxes along the field. I mean come on Loge box for Bobbie O?
Friday, August 22, 2008
No word on who might get the demotion. Jerry did say that it could be a pitcher.
Hope not since the only one I can see going down is Brian Stokes and the Mets should keep him around with John Maine's shoulder acting up. Maine pitches Saturday night and if he only goes 5 innings the Mets will over work there bullpen.
Argenis Reyes who has played well is the likely candidate. If he goes down he is more then likely will be back up with the team on September 1st when the rosters expand.
The Mets have 4 games at Shea vs. the Astros, who swept them earlier this month, then head out to play the next 8 on the road. They will be playing the 2nd place Phillies for 2, then head to Florida for 3 games against the Marlins who have been having a tough road trip on the west coast.
Then after Florida it’s off to Milwaukee to play the Wild Card leading Brewers for 3 games. Then back home to play the Phillies again for a big weekend series at Shea.
The Mets have beaten on the teams that are below .500 of late. Now they need to continue there great pitching and timely hitting against teams that might be playoff bound.
The Mets right now have 29 wins and 20 losses against Eastern Division Teams and a lackluster 13 wins and 16 losses against the Central Division Teams.
Gooden was only 20 years, nine months, and nine days .
Almost seems like yesterday that Doc was filling Shea Stadium. What could have been a Hall of Fame career wasn't meant to be .
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Former Met, Jorge Sosa, now pitching for the Seattle Mariners was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for amphetamines.
Sosa was 4-1 with a 7.06 ERA in 20 relief appearances with the New York Mets this season before his release on May 20. The Houston Astros signed him to a minor league contract eight days later but he was waived in July.
The 31-year-old signed with the Mariners on July 25 and was assigned to Class AAA Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League.
For more, read the National Post.
Then in the bottom of the 9th after Luis Ayala pitched his way out of a jam, Carlos Delgado came through with a hit to left field that the Braves left fielder Infante lost in the lights . Well David Wright came chugging around 3rd and scored ahead of Mark Kotsay's throw and the Mets won tonight 5-4.
Pedro had a tough nite but he did make it to the 8th inning giving up 4 runs. Luis Ayala got the win tonight.
Oh yeah the Phils lost so the Mets are up by 2 1/2 games.
- Carlos DelGado - went 5-5 with 3 RBI
- David Wright - 3-4 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Pedro Martinez pitching seven complete, and into the eighth
- Luis Ayala, recording his first win as a Met
Ryan most likely will be activated and Luis Castillo will be evaluated .
No word on who might they send down. Most likely it could be Robinson Cancel who has seen very limited action over the last week to 10 days.
Talk about a fantasy come true. Check out some pics and read who won over at Adam Rubin’s blog here
John Stearns was a solid catcher, who had the job of replacing Jerry Grote as the Mets catcher. Stearns had a lot of ability, but never reached his potential due to a multitude of injuries.
Bruce Berenyi pitched for the Mets from 1984 – 1986. He was 12-8 with the Mets, but did not pitch for the World Championship 1986 Mets team. He was demoted to AAA Tidewater before the All Star break in 1986. His career was shortened due to shoulder problems, and didn’t play after the 1986 season with the NY Mets. He declared free agency after the 1986 season, and was signed to a minor league contract by the Montreal Expos. He pitched only three innings before having career ending shoulder surgery.
They are a nice compliment to each other and another reason why Jerry likes them is there producing for the Mets. Daniel has hit safely in 18 of the 19 games he has played in. Nick , when placed in the 2 hole, has been very good at when he asked to hit and run when Reyes gets on board.
Check out the article from Joel Sherman who compares the Mets Youth to the Yankees youth. Guess who wins? The article can be read here
Don't expect him to be the starting right fielder. Jerry Manuel has said at least at this point that he most likely will be a role player in the outfield. Which probably considering what he has been through is not a bad thing.
Read what Jerry had to say about Ryan here
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well Mike Pelfrey went out in the 2nd inning knowing his team had just scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first and went with and pitching a very impressive game against the Atlanta Braves earlier tonight.
The Mets scored 5 runs in the first all with 2 outs and some sloppy play in the field by the Braves.
Daniel Murphy had a 2 run single to get the ball rolling. Even Mike Pelfrey had a hit in the inning.
David Wright hit his 24 homerun in the 6th inning for the Mets final run. The Mets really didnt do much after the first inning besides the home run by David. They only had 6 hits for the entire game
Mike Pelfrey gave up 3 runs and only 3 hits with his first complete game of his career. He came out to the mound for the 9th with the fans giving him a standing ovation. He started 3-0 against Chipper Jones but wound up striking Larry out on a fastball down the middle. The Braves went quietly after that.
The Mets are 70-57. They won there 70th game last year on August 19th. So they are basically at the same place they were last year.
The Mets maintained there 1 1/2 game lead since the Phils beat the hapless Nationals tonight .
That would be a great boost to have Ryan back with the team. Keep your fingers crossed.
He also says there will be no starting pitcher moving to the bullpen. Good! Time for the pen to step up!!
Tonight's line up against the Braves, Jose and Argenis Reyes at the top followed by Wright,Delgado,Beltran,Murphy,Tatis,Schneider, and the Big Pelf
Guess they feel they need to get any live arm so they sign 38 yr old Al Reyes to a minor league contract .He was released by the Rays last month.
This is same guy who was charged in an altercation in April and was Tasered. He should fit in real well. Read the latest over at the NY POST
He had some great comments before yesterdays game about how he thinks the media is too critical and that the players do a great job dealing with the adversity of dealing with the media.
Hey Billy have you checked your paystub lately? See all those 0000’s at the end of it? It’s called you and your teammates are being payed to perform. So stop whining!!
Jerry Manuel was his humorous self about how he expects to use his relievers. Read what he told the NY POST here
The umpires are unhappy that the equipment for instant replay are already being installed in major league parks, and that MLB are looking to limit the number of umpires entitled to review replays.
For more, read Umpires not happy with instant replay
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Mets are 27-22 against the NL East and 3-7 against the Braves
Before the 2 hits with the bases loaded, the Mets were hitting .071 since July 4th with the bases loaded. Which to me is hard to believe.
Jose Reyes had 2 walks and an intentional walk. It was his first muti walk game since the Beginning of July.
Before Carlos Delgados hit in the 8th he was 0 for his last 12.
He came in with 1 out and 2 on with the Braves ready to break the game open and he got 2 outs to stop the Braves threat.
After he got the outs the Fans at Shea gave him a standing ovation! they were happy that there was no drama.!! It was really funny to watch.
Luis Ayala, AAron Heilman and Scott Schoienweiss pitched 2 2/3 innings tonight and didn't allow a run . While the bullpen held the Braves the Mets broke out in the 8th with 5 runs . They won the game going away with a 7-3 victory.
It was nice to see our bullpen hold it together while the Braves bullpen blow up. They had 4 pitches in the 8th inning. Every time you turned around Bobby Cox was walking to the mound to bring another pitcher. It was quite entertaining.
Jerry Manuel will have to make due with the relievers in the bull pen because Omar will not many trades to bolster the bullpen. I guess that Omar feels that if he did run out and get a good reliever that he will have to pay with a good prospect.
Just hope that this stand won't hurt the Mets in mid late September if Billy Wagner isn't back yet.
Read about it here
His new show starts Sept 15th
The war is on!
He went 5 innings yesterday and gave up no runs. His shoulder was stiff and he did not have much life to his fastball. He obviously is not himself and probably will be bothered by the shoulder stiffness the rest of the year.
Well Dan Warthen this where you make the money they pay you. Don’t let John Maine dictate what goes on from here. If he is going to be a 5 inning pitcher then you need to make a move by getting him out of the rotation. Why? Because the bullpen has proven that keeping a game tied or close is not something they have been excelling at. Yes Brian Stokes pitched 4 good innings the other day to get a save. Then gave up a 2 run home run last night.
Once September hits and John Maine is still only to give 5 innings he needs to be replaced in the rotation or just go with 4 pitchers since there are 3 days off for the Mets next month.
We want to make it to October this year. Don’t let Maine be the reason we don’t
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wigginton led the league with a .571 (16-for-28) batting average, a 1.143 slugging percentage and 11 runs driven. Wigginton also tied for the league lead with four homers and nine runs scored.
Santana led NL pitchers with one complete game, a shutout,16 innings pitched, and garnering two wins. He held opposing teams to a 1.69 earned run average and dominated opposing batters by recording 13 strikeouts.
This was Santana’s fourth time achieving the award, while it was the first time for Wigginton.