Gameday Open Thread: June 1 @ San Diego

The Mets (26-26) are in San Diego again tonight, to take on the Padres (31-20).  Mike Pelfrey (7-1, 2.54) looks to continue his strong start to the season against Wade LeBlanc (2-3, 3.71).

For a primer on the Padres, check out Joe’s interview with Geoff Young of the great Padres blog Ducksnorts. You can also check out Long Live Shea Stadium for some more info on LeBlanc’s recent struggles.

First pitch at 10:05pm Eastern…

Discuss…

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  1. gary516 June 1, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    Braves up 3-0 over Phillies on a Hinske HR… It's absolutely POURING in Atlanta.
  2. John Fitzgerald June 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    Tigers have traded Dontrelle Willis to Arizona for Billy Buckner – http://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/15211029146
  3. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 1:35 am
    By the way, lineups:

    METS

    1. Jose Reyes, SS
    2. Luis Castillo, 2B
    3. Jason Bay, LF
    4. Ike Davis, 1B
    5. David Wright, 3B
    6. Angel Pagan, CF
    7. Rod Barajas, C
    8. Jeff Francoeur, RF
    9. Mike Pelfrey, P

    PADRES

    1. Will Venable, RF
    2. David Eckstein, 2B
    3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
    4. Chase Headley, 3B
    5. Nick Hundley, C
    6. Jerry Hairston Jr., SS
    7. Chris Denorfia, LF
    8. Tony Gwynn, CF
    9. Wade LeBlanc, P

  4. MikeTomaselli June 2, 2010 at 1:45 am
    Why in the world would anyone pick up his contract? I know it is one year but still… makes me think if the Mets DFA Perez they might find a suitor.
  5. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:21 am
    I'm calling it right now at 10:21pm Eastern… Pelfrey no-hitter.
  6. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:23 am
    Gross… Is that a snot rope on Warthen's lip? Or did he just eat some spicy chili?
  7. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:27 am
    I really hope Matthew Lillard plays Nick Hundley in The David Eckstein Story.

    Of course, Eckstein will be played by a 12-year old MacCauley Culkin for the Angels years and David Spade for the Padres years.

  8. Kevin June 2, 2010 at 2:28 am
    Running with one out and Pelfrey batting? Nice job Frenchy!!!!
  9. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:32 am
    Oh well. That dream lasted all of 11 minutes.
  10. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 2:35 am
    Barajas finally throws out someone attempting to steal — and it's a catcher.
  11. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 2:35 am
    If Lillard plays Hundley then who plays Chris Denorfia?
  12. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:40 am
    That's EASY – Will Janowitz
  13. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:41 am
    Will Janowitz aka Chris Denorfia – http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3138231040/nm1052666
  14. Kevin June 2, 2010 at 2:45 am
    who is this kid in the booth with ron/gary – oh it is kevin burkehart? LOL
  15. Kevin June 2, 2010 at 2:47 am
    What do you think Keith is doing right now? Do you think he actually watches west coast road games?
  16. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 2:48 am
    Reminds me a bit of Peter Jennings and his pronunciation of "Nee – coo – RAH – gwa"
  17. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 2:50 am
    Tigers included cash in the deal. Considering that D-Train is a better hitter than Gary Matthews Jr., I'm assuming the Rockies expect to pay at least $2M for Willis' batting skills.
  18. metstoday June 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm
    Tigers included cash in the deal. Considering that D-Train is a better hitter than Gary Matthews Jr., I'm assuming the D-Backs expect to pay at least $2M for Willis' batting skills.
  19. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:51 am
    Nico Ragwa – isn't he in AAA?
  20. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 2:51 am
    Careful, Kevin — Mr. Burkhardt is tall. Very tall. Very nice, but very tall.
  21. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:53 am
    Keith is starting charging a bunt to start a 3-6-3 double play.

    In his sleep.

    Ulysses S. Grant is pitching.

    Joaquin Andujar is batting.

    Bernie Carbo is the runner on first base.

  22. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:55 am
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  23. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:55 am
    oh boo… i can't embed videos?

    here's the live feed from the SNY booth – http://movieclips.com/watch/airplane-1980/kareem-

  24. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 2:59 am
    He had a great line about Paul Bunyan.
  25. MikeTomaselli June 2, 2010 at 3:22 am
    Well done.

    So can the argument that Pelfrey is going to "regress to the mean" be dropped at this point. It doesn't matter how this game ends, Pelfrey is a matured pitcher and we can expect this pitcher to show up every start.

  26. John Fitzgerald June 2, 2010 at 3:33 am
    I agree 100%. I think last season may be the outlier. Pelfrey is solid.
  27. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 3:45 am
    I hope so, and believe so. I've said since 2006 that Pelfrey will become a bonafide MLB pitcher when he establishes an offspeed pitch. This year he's using a forkball for offspeed, and whaddya know?
  28. metstoday June 2, 2010 at 4:23 am
    For the 18th time in three days, someone in the SNY booth mentions the "closed door meeting" between Jerry Manuel and Jeff Francoeur after a Francoeur base hit. AS IF Manuel's "wisdom" were the reason for the hot streak. Shoot me now!
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