Note: Today’s links compiled by John Fitzgerald.
OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper likes the 1-2 punch of Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan. How ya gonna argue with that?
ESPN New York – Ian O’Connor is proud of Jerry Manuel.
NY Daily News – Congressman Anthony Weiner is shining a light on the extra fees tacked on to tickets bought on the web. Among the worst offenders? The Mets and Yankees.
NY Times – Tyler Kepner says the Mets’ core has always been the solution, not the problem.
NY Post – Joel Sherman asked twelve “baseball men” who is a better pitcher – Mike Pelfrey or Phil Hughes. The results were unanimous. Click the link to find out who they chose.
Real Dirty Mets Blog – On Wednesday, the Mets will hold “Mets Fans Go Gaga for Wright” night. The first 20,000 fans will receive a “Make Wright #1 Foam Finger” in the hopes that the high school pep rally atmosphere will help Wright start in the All-Star Game. I was convinced this was a joke, but apparently it’s not. After the game, fans are invited to head to the Peach Pit for milk shakes. Be sure to wear your varsity jackets! (That part actually IS a joke).
The Mets (39-28) look to extend their winning streak to nine games against the Yankees (41-26). Mike Pelfrey (9-1, 2.39) gets the start for the Mets and he will be opposed by Phil Hughes (9-1, 3.11). Check out the scouting report on Hughes over at Long Live Shea Stadium.
Here is today’s lineup:
Jose Reyes – SS
Angel Pagan – CF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Jason Bay – LF
Chris Carter – DH
Jeff Francoeur – RF
Alex Cora – 2B
Henry Blanco – C
Mike Pelfrey – P
Chat away …
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