Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Mets are 7 games over 500 on the road at 33-26 and have lost only 3 on this road trip while winning 9. They have the most win on the road in the majors. Now if they can just turn around how they do at home. There 22 wins at home rank above only the Astros and the Padres in the National League.
Mets will try for a series win against the Nationals today with Niese who has 10 wins so far.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Day two of the Post Beltran Era is an afternoon game against Cincinnati. Prior to the game there is a conference call with Alderson at noon to officially announce the Beltran trade.
Lucas Duda who got off to a good start as Mets RF, will get the majority of the starts. Catcher Mike Nickeas has been recalled to replace Beltran's roster spot. It is believed this is only until Nick Evans can be recalled in 10 days. Evans once again passed through waivers and was assigned to AAA Buffalo.
Today's Mets lineup Vs. Reds:
Mike Pelfrey, who earlier in the week mentioned to the Post that if the ownership feels the Mets cant rebound from where they are and winds up trading Beltran that there done, game out challenging the Reds and easily had one of his best games of the year as the Mets beat the Reds 8-2.
The Reds themselves have been showing no fight in the series and the Mets now have a chance to sweep a 4 game series with a victory this afternoon.
Mets new right fielder Lucas Duda hit a solo shot to start his tenure as the almost every day right fielder and David Wright connected on a 3 run bomb.
Not bad for a team that lost one of its best players. Now if we can just have Atlanta lose once!..
Mets box score
Mets keep rolling
Here is the Giants local media take on the Beltran trade from the San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Carlos Beltran was unfairly criticized during his tenure as a Met, but I always proclaimed he is probably the best Mets outfielder of all time (no offense to #18 Darryl Strawberry). Mets fans who were always saying how soft Beltran was, how he wasn't a leader, didn't hit 500 HR's, etc. didn't get it. He was a 3 time Gold Glove winner and five time All Star as a Met. He played with a fractured face after his collision with Mike Cameron in '05, and played everyday on balky knees...all without complaining.
He along with Edgardo Alfonzo are the classiest players to ever don a Mets uniform. Beltran never spoke badly nor complained to the press. He was more of a leader than many will ever understand. He was class, he was professional, respectful, and an all time Mets great.
All that being said, here is our tribute to #15 Carlos Beltran:
Since the Mets are getting a very good quality prospect no other players are involved . More details to follow. Good job by Alderson !
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Angel Pagan's blood word came back normal, and the Mets CF believes his issues were caused by dehydration. He is expected to play tomorrow, but tonight Jason Pridie will get the start in CF.
In case you haven't heard, Carlos Beltran is still a Met, and will be starting in RF tonight.
Tonight's Mets lineup Vs. Johnny Cueto and the Reds:
1. Reyes - SS
2. Turner - 2B
3. Beltran - RF
4. Wright - 3B
5. Murphy - 1B
6. Bay - RF
7. Paulino - C
8. Pridie - CF
9. Niese LSP
Enough all ready. At this point I cant wait for Beltran to be traded so I can stop reading the most mundane comments from the reporters who are covering the game .. Most of the time is spent with ..Beltran doesnt want to go to AL...He doesnt want to DH..He will block trades to the AL since he doesnt know the pitchers. Then Beltran refutes everything about what is said about going to the AL. then there are 40 tweets about that.. How about something of substance? Would it kill these beat writers? How about who Alderson is looking at on each team that is sending a scout on Beltran...Some background on the players....How about interviewing the scouts and who on there team the Mets might have a shot at not about who they wont get.
In this day and age its great getting real time stuff but can it at least be of substance your tweeting. You dont need to tweet for the sake of tweeting. Ok this wasnt a tweet but thank you for Mr. Sherman who did some research and reported some nice tid bits about the time Alderson traded Mr McGwire so we know hey you know what prolly get some stiffs for Beltran.
In 1997, the A's dealt the best hitter available, free-agent-to-be Mark McGwire, to the Cards for the underwhelming trio of Eric Ludwick, T.J. Mathews and Blake Stein. That was the last trade in the tenure of Oakland's longtime GM. A fellow named Sandy Alderson.
Monday, July 25, 2011
As of now, Carlos Beltran is still with the Mets as they prepare to play the Cincinnati Reds. Angel Pagan, who left yesterday's game with dehydration, will sit tonight. Jason Pridie will get the start.
RA Dickey looks to improve over his last start against Cardinals where he went 6.1 and allowed 4 runs. Dickey will oppose righthander Mike Leake (8-5 4.11 ERA).
Today's Mets Lineup:
Source: CBS Sportsline
Sunday, July 24, 2011
On a possible sad note, we might very well be entering the final week of Carlos Beltran's Mets career. If so, I along with my partner, want to express my appreciation for possibly the classiest man to ever don a Mets uniform. I just hopeif the Mets do send him on his way, that they don't see themselves short, and should not accept anything less than a TOP prospect (at the very least).
Dillon Gee, in search of his 10th win, takes the hill today for the Mets this afternoon against the Fish.
Today's Mets lineup:
1. Reyes - SS
2. Turner - 2B
3. Beltran - RF
4. Wright - 3B
5. Murphy - 1B
6. Pagan - CF
7. Bay - LF
8. Thole -C
9. Gee - RSP
It would be hard to find many players that 3 years like Beltran had in 06-08. 41/116 33/112 and 27/112 are years that any players would dream of having and Beltran had his consecutively.Of course he has played 50% of the time in 09 and 10 but its not like the team was playoff bound anyway. Beltran is basically pitched around at this point in the year with the way he his hitting.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Big Pelf gets the start which should excite the Mets starter since he cant win in Florida it seems.
Mets sent Nick Evans to get some more frequent flier miles off to Buffalo. He was designated for assignment for Mr Clutch David Wright. Can you guess its sarcasm Friday....
Reyes. Turner. Beltran. Wright. Murphy. Pagan. Duda in left for Bay. Paulino. Pelfrey
Gee gets upset with the Sesame characters because they pronounce his name Gee (hard G).
Take a look, and Dillon, please don't quit your daytime job.
Source: MLB Fan Cave
The Mets could have Reyes,Wright,Beltran and Bay in the lineup tonight for the first time since Mid may. Of course we dont know for how long with every day bringing another Carlos Beltran rumor. The minute Beltran goes marks the end of the 2011 season for the Mets. Of course most believe this year the Mets were lucky to play .500 ball. Let me remind you that the Mets were 7 up with 17 play in 08 and lost so regardless of the Bravos lead its not insurmountable. If the Mets cant get a top notch player for Beltran they should just give the Mets fans something to enjoy in the dog days of August. A team that can still make come backs and play inspired baseball.
Sorry but I have no faith in a team that has Wright and Bay as there go to guys once Beltran gets traded possibly to the Phillies. Check out our latest poll and let us know what you think about the Mets using the Braves or Phillies as a trading partner.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Gary, Keith, and Ron got their money's worth last night broadcasting from the Pepsi Porch. They were rewarded with two shots: a two run blast by Carlos Beltran, and a walk-off HR by none other than Angel Pagan. Amazing how prophetic I can be.
The Mets fought their way back last night after being down 4-0. RA Dickey was off to a poor start, and by the third inning, the Mets were down 4-0.
New Papa Josh Thole knocked in the Mets first run in the home third when Duda scored off Thole's double. Thole later scored on an RBI single by RA Dickey to make the score 4-2.
The Mets tied the score in the fifth when Carlos Beltran launched a moon shot that plated Reyes and himself.
The Cards and Mets traded runs in the 8th to tie the score once again, this time 5-5.
In the Mets 10th, after Murphy fouled out to third, Pagan crushed the game winner to RF.
Jason Isringhausen got the win for pitching two scoreless innings.
Funny thing about the Pagan game winning hit. My partner in crime had a question for Adam Rubin during yesterday's chat:
Do you see Pagan the Mets CF in '12? Terrible year so far and his arm is so weak..
He's not held in high regard by the front office, and his salary will continue to rise in arbitration. One thing going for him is that the Mets already would need to fill Beltran's hole in right field. Asking them to fill two outfield vacancies might be a tall order, especially if a lot of money is going to be devoted to Reyes if that works out.
Now if Bay would only respond to our questions...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Gary, Keith, and Ron will be broadcasting from the Pepsi Porch tonight. Would be real nice to see Beltran or Bay (get the joke?) give the trio a souvenir of a laser beam HR baseball. Just hope none falls to the lower level reaching for Carlos' moon shot.
New Daddy Josh Thole will return to the lineup tonight. Last night the Thole's, Josh and his wife Kathryn, gave birth to a son whom they named Camden. It would be nice if the new Papa could give his newborn a nice present of a HR. Just like Darryl used to on the birthday's of DJ and Diamond Nicole (yes, my mind is a vat of useless information!).
The Mets will look to continue their resurgence with Jose and Carlos back in the lineup for the second consecutive game when they take on Kyle McClellan and the Cardinals.
Tonight's Mets lineup:
Reyes had 2 hits and Beltran reach base 5 times with 2 doubles as the Mets beat the Cardinals 4-2. It is hard to believe that Carlos Beltran will be gone soon especially with the way he his playing. With the Mets going on the road this Friday for over a week Beltran might be playing only 2 more games in front of the home town brethren. Even though I still cant forget is strikeout in 06 it is really tough to see him go especially with the way he his playing.
Reyes had another multi hit game is first game back off the DL as Pagan and Murphy drove in a pair of runs each with doubles that gave the marauding Mets the victory in a 14 hit attack.
Dillion Gee gave 7 innings for his first start in 11+ days . Parnell of course gave us a scare in the 8th with loading the bases but somehow got Albert Pujous to ground into a DP. Parnell to me is no closer so I was l glad to see him pitch the 8th. Izzy had a nice 9th and the Mets gained a game on the Bravos who lost.
Tonight's game should be fun with the SNY crew broadcasting from the Pepsi porch. Of course its not the same as the Upper Tank at Shea but should be fun.
Mets box score
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tejada Off To Buffalo, Nickeas Recalled, Beltran & Jose In Lineup: Mets Lineup V. Cardinals - July 19, 2011
It has just been reported that Ruben Tejada has been optioned to Buffalo, and Mike Nickeas has been recalled. It is believed that Josh Thole, who is expecting a child, left to be with his wife for the babies birth.
Carlos Beltran will be back in the Mets lineup for the first time in three games, and Jose Reyes returns to the lineup after a (thankfully) short stint on the DL.
Tonight's Mets Lineup V. St. Louis:
Sources: Adam Rubin via Twitter
Monday, July 18, 2011
Jose Reyes played well in Brooklyn today and reported he was feeling well after the game. Reyes went 1-3, hit a double and scored a run. Reyes is expected to be activated for tomorrow night's game against the Cardinals at Gil Hodges Memorial Park.
Justin Turner gets the day off, and Willie Harris will start at 2B. Scott Hairston, who is wielding the hot bat will return to RF while Carlos Beltran visits a doctor for his continuing flu like symptoms.
Tonight is a make-up game for an earlier rain out.
Capuano will take on Clay Hensley and the Florida Marlins.
Mets Murderers Row:
1. Angel Pagan - CF
2. Willie Harris - 2B
3. Daniel Murphy - 3b
4. Scott Hairston - RF
5. Lucas Duda - 1B
6. Jason Bay - LF
7. Josh Thole - C
8. Ruben Tejada - SS
9. Chris Capuano - LSP
Sources: ESPN NY, CBS Sportsline
Island back drop today.
Jose will play 9 innings for the Brooklyn Cyclones and if all goes well Reyes will be activated in time for the start of the Cardinal series.
The Mets have faired ok going 6-5 since Reyes has been on the DL. Tejada has not really hit in Reyes absence hitting .194 in 36 at bats.
Good luck to Jose and we just hope there are zero setback as he motors around the bases in Brooklyn this afternoon.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Carlos Beltran is still feeling under the weather, and will once again sit in today's matinee finale against the Phillies.
Scott Hairston has been rewarded for his career best day, and will start in RF and bat third (yeah right!).
Ronny Paulino, who has become Big Pelf's personal catcher, will once again be calling pitches behind the dish for the anxious right hander. Paulino has been getting more starts due to the poor play of Josh Thole, and deservedly so. Paulino's experience has seemed to be a calming force for Pelfrey.
Today's Mets lineup V. Phillies at 1:10:
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Carlos Beltran is not playing due to flu like symptoms. I bet there isn't Mets fan out there when they first got the news wasn't wondering in Elvis made a deal.
Scott Hairston will get the start in RF and Nick Evans will start at 1B. The Mets will look to get back on the winning track this afternoon against the Cheesesteaks.
Today's Mets lineup:
Mets reliever Taylor Buchholz has been sidelined since May 30th with what was called a "shoulder problem."
Buccholz, who has been off to an impressive start (1-1 3.12 ERA), experienced shoulder discomfort, and was disabled. It was not thought of to be anything major, but a month and a half later, there have been no sightings of the Mets righty reliever.
Just recently it has come to public attention that Buchholz suffers from depression. Buchholz, who was diagnosed in May 2010 with the disorder, was known to be a happy-go-lucky guy, could usually be found whistling throughout the clubhouse. Buchholz admittedly was reclusive. Normally a person who would be there to lend a hand to anyone, teammate or other, found himself getting to the park late and leaving early. He was suffering from anxiety and depression where his muscles would go into spasm, nervous twitches and heart palpitations. It was then, in Modesto during a rehab assignment, that Buchholz confronted team psychologist Ron Svetich. Buchholz broke into tears speaking with Svetich, and it was then discovered what was really wrong with him.
In Buchholz words:
"I really didn’t know what was going on. But when I think back on it, maybe it was a sign that the team psychologist [Ron Svetich] was there in Modesto when I broke down. I saw Svetich the day before in the clubhouse and I remember him asking me how I felt. I told him I was great. I lied to him. Then the next morning, I was showering, and I broke out into this crying fit. When I went back to the clubhouse later that day, I pulled Svetich aside.”
The Springfield Patch, where this quote is from, has a wonderful article about Buchholz fight against depression and how he is dealing with it. Buchholz started experiencing the same feelings with them Mets, and when he was disabled with the shoulder discomfort, which was real, it also came to light he was falling into that deep dark whole that almost swallowed him in 2010.
Continuing his meeting with Svetich, Buchholz continued:
“I literally broke down right then and let him know everything. It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. I’m there crying to another man. But Svetich recognized there was a problem. He was fantastic and someone that helped me get through this. At that point, I didn’t want anything to come out, because I was totally embarrassed about it. I’m a man’s man who’s supposed to be tough and not breaking down into tears for no reason. I didn’t feel like a man, I’ve been the one that’s been the rock in my relationships.”
The rock for Buchholz is his wife Ashley, who has been there through it all. He credits her for learning about his depression and always being there for him, even in times when he would come home and take his frustrations out on her.
Buchholz and his agent were honest with Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson of his condition, and Alderson still took a chance on Buchholz. The Mets reliever is grateful to the Mets and Alderson for not only sticking by him in his time of trouble, but respecting and honoring Buchholz and his family the confidentiality of his condition. It was Buchholz who decided it was time to inform people of his problem, and according to his doctor, it is a great healing process to speak about the affliction.
“The Mets have been amazing to me and they even hid it for a while. I kept getting questions and I started lying to people what was happening to me. I felt bad about that. I didn’t want them to lie about my situation anymore; I needed to let everyone know. That felt good to get it off my chest. I felt like I was letting people down and everyone has been so supportive, especially Alderson.”
Buchholz is taking prescription drugs and is in counseling. He hasn't made a decision if or when he will return. He says he is finally in a good place, and he wants to be sure before he returns. The Mets have been understanding of this, and have supported him.
“I’m not closing a door on baseball by any means, but I can’t say where things are right now; I don’t want to rush back. I didn’t want to let people down, people in my community, my family. I put my heart and soul into baseball for 12 years. Two months ago, I would have said ‘Yes,’ I let myself down. Now, no. I’m letting things go. I don’t always have to be perfect. I’m still not out of the woods and I still have a lot of work to do. Baseball has been part of my whole life. But happiness is much more important than any job in the world. The most important things in my life are Ashley, Jayden and my family. That’s what makes me most happy; I’m in a very good place right now.”
Here's hoping Buchholz continues to find happiness, and if he is able, to return to the Mets.
So even before last nights loss the Mets and Reyes are talking maybe having him activated Monday after the Phily series as per ESPN NY. Of course he has to test his running ability which he will do on Sunday.
The Mets might rush Reyes back to get him in the lineup for games that for the most part now are getting close to meaning less. I understand they want him back to give a spark to a lifeless team right now but is it worth the cost of him maybe re injuiring his leg and then being out for the season.
TC was talking about how the Mets are in a playoff push the next 3 weeks. Well if thats the case it didnt get off to a good start last night with a 7-2 loss and lousy pitching by Dickey and 1 pitch from Igarashi .
I love Reyes but dont want him back too early. The Mets can wait a couple of extra days.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Reyes,Davis, Wrightless lineup below. As the Mets go on a 20 game in 20 days start to the 2nd half. Next time the Mets have an off day which is August 4th Mr Beltran might be gone to the Giants? Tigers, Red Sox? First with 3 with the Phillies, a make up game Monday with the Marlins and then the Cardinals come in for 3. Mets face Vance Worley who is 4-1 with a ERA of 2.20. He has a 1 and 1 record against the Mets. Thole and Murphy each have 3 hits against him in limited ab's
Pagan CF, Turner 2B, Beltran RF, Murphy 3B, Bay LF, Duda 1B, Thole C, Tejada SS, Dickey P
With the start of the second half, the Mets are facing some difficult decisions. Some, but not all, are:
- Do the Mets keep or trade Carlos Beltran? Beltran is having a very productive and inspiring 2011. He has been healthy, has hit well in the clutch, and has played a very respectable RF. As always, Beltran has been classy, and made life easy on new manager Terry Collins by personally going to Collins to accept a position change to RF. If Beltran is traded, he will be sorely missed by we here at 24 Hours...
- Closer by committee? With the abrupt trade of KRod, the Mets will most likely start with Bobby P as the closer. He better not get too comfortable, because Jason Isringhausen is speeding up in his rear view mirror. If both those options prove unsuccessful, the Mets will probably use third option, Pedro Beato. I like the idea of closer by committee. It is best if the team isn't locked into one individual. It will keep the opposition guessing.
- The return of the injured: Jose Reyes and David Wright are due to return on or about the same time; probably around July 22. Wright is supposed to start playing some rehab games tonight. Reyes has been taking light duty at the plate, and fielding some grounders. Will the return of Wright affect the chemistry that has formed since his DL stint? I think it might. The Mets have hit relatively well with 2 outs and runners on. Wright is terrible in those situations, and he needs to cut down on his strikeouts.
- Can the Mets continue at this pace with bad news of Ike Davis' injury? It was made clear yesterday that Fearless Ike will be out three more weeks with a bad ankle after receiving a cortisone injection. Not good news after he was running just the other day with "little" discomfort.
- Will Jose Reyes remain a Met for 2011? I think he will. I also think Elvis will look to sign Jose in the off-season, which is good news regardless of the results.
- Will we see Santana this year? Probably not until August at the earliest, which is OK. It's not about 2011, it's about 2012.
For a team that has been criticized for a poor minor league system, just look who is a Mets product who is playing right now: Daniel Murphy, Nick Evans, Josh Thole, Justin Turner, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee - not to mention Jason Pridie and others. Are these players good enough to get the Mets to the next level? Only time will tell.
Time to buckle-up for the second half. Will it be as successful as the first half, or will the Mets go into a swoon and fall miserably out of contention? No one knows, and that's why the games are played.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Some interesting things said is that he is not raising the "white flag" and that just because of this trade, doesn't mean there is another imminent trade on the horizon, most notably Carlos Beltran.
He believes that Izzy and Parnell should be able to handle the closer role.
K Rod will be probably setting up for the Milwaukee Brewers who traded for K Rod for 2 players to be named later. The Mets will pay the 5M of his salary that is left for this year and The Brewers will be responsible for 3.5M buyout. The Brewers closer Axford has converted 23 out of 25 saves so dont look for K Rod to be the closer. Guess you can say Brewers were not on K Rod's no trade list.
Here is to Mr Alderson getting rid of Omar's 17.5M option for K Rod for 2012. Jose Reyes they just cleared your salary!
Here are some links regarding the trade from Newsday and Martino at the Daily News
Sandy Alderson is due to address reporters on a conference call Wednesday afternoon.
The Mets have till Friday to jockey around who will close but I am sure Izzy, Parnell and Beato will be in the Mix with maybe Bautista joining the team to take K Rod's spot.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It is pretty cool seeing some of these monsters crush the baseball 430+ feet with some regularity, but has this event outlived it's entertainment value?
The problem I had with the event is ESPN and it's attempt at programming testosterone. Chris Berman, and his cronies, which were Nomar Garciapara and John Kruk last night tried to make the HR contest as dramatic as the splash down of Apollo 13. Hey guys, it's not. Berman's delivery is so forced and so phony, that what could have been a pretty interesting night, turned out to be rather boring.
With every home run hit, Berman kept trying to make it seem if it was more exciting than the one hit 15 seconds earlier. It' s not. Although the power these athletes have is truly amazing, it's not like they are driving a 97 MPH fastball 450 feet in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. Listening to Berman on the ESPN telecast, you would have thought Cano had won the World Series, not the HR hitting contest.
The competition of the event is lame. Guys are not necessarily competing with one another. While not taking swings, they are hanging around laughing it up with others from their league (AL/NL). It's not the World Series. Everyone is relaxed and releasing ESPN Enthusiasm, and to me, it takes away from the event.
My family and I were fortunate enough to attend the Home Run Derby and All Star Game in Pittsburgh in 2006. Being there at the event live was fantastic. I felt like a kid again, so it's not as if I am not appreciative of the talent of the players, no, I am just so sick of ESPN and their self promotion and false competitive atmosphere they try to create.
How many more years can we listen to Berman say, "Back, back, back, back, back, back - - it's gone!"? Or worse yet, "Back, back, back, back, back, back..." as it lands in mid centerfield?
What was once a great concept has run it's course. It's time for Major League Baseball to find something else to do the evening before the All Star game, and whatever it might be, please have it in the contract that Chris Berman is forbidden to announce it.
All I keep thinking is that was three hours of my life I will never get back.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Izzy, who came up with the Mets in 1995 as part of Generation K, returned to the Mets this year as a free agent signing. Isringhausen has had a respectable career, but was derailed a few times due to elbow and shoulder issues. The Mets sent Isringhausen to the A's in 1999. He, along with Paul Wilson and Bill Pulsipher, was to be the next generation of Seaver, Ryan, and Koosman. It never happened. All three studs wound up with bad arm problems adn it destroyed the careers of Wilson and Pulsipher.
Izzy went on to become a star closer for the A's and Cardinals, culminating with the unexpected World Series upset of the Detroit Tigers in 2006.
New assistant GM, JP Ricciardi, spoke with Isringhausen during the spring this year, and Izzy impressed Ricciardi, who had Elvis take a look. The Mets signed Isringhausen, and in a MacArthur sort of way, Izzy did return.
With all the trade speculation surrounding the Mets and their players, Isringhausen hear that his name was on the list. This is what the Mets reliever had to say:
"I have two places in my heart. St. Louis, because I'm from there, and New York, because this is where I started. Those are my two favorite spots, and I don't think I'm going back to St. Louis anytime soon. And I love it here."
Not only does he love being in Flushing, he likes what he sees:
"To be able to get close, or maybe even make the playoffs, coming from a team that wasn't supposed to do anything, that's fun," he said. "If there is a chance that we can do that, I want to be a part of it."
At 38 Isringhausen knows the end is near, and he believes he needs to spend more time with his wife and children. Izzy is home here in Flushing on the baseball field, and once this magic carpet ride is over, he will go back to his other home:
Hopefully Izzy will be given the opportunity to end his career where it started; in a NY Mets uniform.
Sources: NY Daily News, Baseball Reference
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Mike Pelfrey will take the mound tonight against David Wright's favorite opponent, Matt Cain. The Mets will look to take this rubber game against the Giants in San Francisco tonight.
To borrow a statement from former Mets Manager and mouthpiece Art Howe, the Mets "battled" Tim Lincecum and the Giants before falling to the team in northern California 3-1.
Tonight is the last game before the All Star Break, and the Mets will look to hit the break on not only a winning record, but after a "successful" west coast road trip.
Tonight's Mets lineup Vs. the Giants:
1. Pagan - CF
2. Turner - 2B
3. Beltran - RF
4. Murphy - 3B
5. Bay - LF
6. Duda - 1B
7. Paulino - C
8. Tejada - SS
9. Pelfrey - RSP
Ok so maybe Tejada cost them a double play with some slow exchanging with Turner but did you see his at bats against Linceum? Did you see the Mets at bats against him. They did have a plan going in to make him pitch and they were disciplined to get his pitch count up. Of course that worked with him being gone after 6. The only problem is last night the Mets didn't have any success against the pen of the Giants. Also Mr Hairston did you really believe you were going to be thrown a fast ball ?
The Mets also received good news with David Wright and Ike Davis. They both are progressing . Shockingly no set backs right now. Wright might be back when the Mets go on the road a week from this coming friday. Davis might start rehab soon. Also the Mets will break with a road trip win. They cant go worse then 4-3 on a west coast swing. That's a win if you remember last years disaster....
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tonight as they head to San Fran, during the 4th and 5th innings Gary and Ron leave the booth. Why? because someone had a brain freeze and thought it be fun to have AL Michaels and Bob Costas taking over according to the NY Post . It is mentioned that SNY spoke internally and ask the question "is there a reason to do it" and somehow they came up with yes.
Wrong answer. I like Al Michaels but there is zero interest in him talking about the '89 World Series earthquake for 10th time or Costas talking about going to a ball game as a kid. Guys and gals love our SNY crew. Ok its only 2 innings but you know what if it was VinScully then maybe... No one cares to hear these 2 talk about everything except the Mets. Hey Howie looking forward to hearing your call during those 2 innings!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Nick Evans is heading from Buffalo to LA so its a foregone conclusion that before tonights game Jose will be placed on the DL.
Reyes said that even if on DL he will attend the ASG . Reyes was voted starting shortstop over Tulo .
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Without Jose Reyes the Mets will try to beat the hapless Dodgers for the 3rd time in the 4 game series with Mr Niese on the mound. Niese has no record against the Dodgers but a ERA over 4. Beltran and Murphy are hitting .400 against Dodger starter Kuroda.
Pagan. Turner. Beltran. Murphy. Bay. Duda. Thole. Tejada. Niese.
The Mets scored all there runs by the home run. When was the last time that happened? Beltran drove in 2 and Jason Bay drove in 4.
Here is the link for Bay's 3 run blast .
Here is what Jason Bay said after the game via Adam Rubin a snippet “You struggle and you struggle, and sometimes you doubt yourself,” Bay said. “Then you have games like tonight and you remember you’re still the same guy. You are that guy. Sometimes I think you lose sight of that through an extended struggle.
Pelfrey did get the win but only lasted 6 innings with over 100 pitches and the bullpen kept the Dodgers away from the plate for the shotout. The Mets are 6.5 out in the wild card chase as the Braves keep on winning.
Mets box score