MetsBlog – Jose Reyes will return tonight and Carlos Beltran should join the team after the All-Star break, in San Francisco. NY Times – Hisanori Takahashi’s next start will be skipped. Taky-Baseball will be added to the bullpen until after the All-Star break. Daily Stache – Matt Esposito thinks Mets fans are expecting too much [...]
No Mets links today… Tune in tomorow morning to see what’s going on in the Mets-o-sphere. TODAY’S GAME The Mets (42-32) take on the Twins (42-33) in the rubber game of the 3-game series. Jon Niese (4-2, 4.17) will face Minnesota’s Scott Baker (6-6, 4.61). Here is the Mets starting lineup: Jose Reyes – SS [...]
Time for another installment of What Would Wally Backman Do?
The Brooklyn Cyclones routed the Hudson Valley Renegades on Thursday night, by a score of 16-5. Brooklyn improved to 5-2 on the young season, good enough for first place in the New York Penn League’s McNamara Division. The game was highlighted by Brooklyn’s 18-hit offensive barrage and Wally Backman’s first ejection of the season.
Things weren’t looking so good on the night before, when Backman’s Cyclones blew a lead in the seventh inning with shoddy defense to lose Wednesday night’s game. Brooklyn’s bats were just as bad, as the team was held to three hits on the night. It’s interesting to note that Backman actually argued with an umpire following the ejection of centerfielder Darrell Ceciliani and he wasn’t ejected. You read that right – Wally Backman confronted an umpire and wasn’t ejected. You don’t see that everyday… But you can see the video below:
MetsBlog – It looks like Bobby Valentine will be the new Marlins manager and the best manager in the National League. Deal with it. OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper on who’s hot… and who’s not. BrooklynMetFan – BMF talks about last night’s loss, Johan Santana’s recent off-field problems and his general sense of unease at recent [...]
Andrew Marchand is reporting that Angel Pagan will likely take another night off tonight as the Mets start a three-game series against the visiting Minnesota Twins. It seems the Mets are proceeding with caution and that Pagan is on board with the decision: “I don’t think they are going to let me play,” Pagan said. [...]
The first place Mets! Seriously… With the Braves loss this afternoon, the Mets are now a half game ahead of the second place Braves. Nice… NY Post – Angel Pagan will not start tonight’s game becaue of muscle spasms on his right side. The injury does not appear to be serious and Pagan should be [...]
How tough was it to hit against R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball last night? Ask Brandon Inge: “One of (the pitches) I thought was gonna hit me and then it came in for a strike,” said Brandon Inge. (Detroit Free Press) Pretty scary, especially considering Inge had one of the Tigers’ four hits.
MetsToday – A recap of last night’s victory. MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone has a recap of Omar Minaya’s interview on the Boomer and Carton show this morning. NY Post – The Mets are still reeling from the Madoff debacle, allegedly… Daily Stache – Michael Ganci adds Nick Evans to the list of great prospects the [...]
MetsToday – An inside look at the Detroit Tigers. YourNabe – Stephen Brown has a profile of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman. ESPN New York – A look at R.A. Dickey’s great start and how it compares to the best starts of other prominent knuckleballers. OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper shares his All-Star picks. FoxSports – [...]
Daily Stache – Michael Ganci doesn’t want the Mets to trade the farm for Cliff Lee. MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone seems to be confirming that the Mets will not trade for Cliff Lee. It looks like they will stick with what they have or trade for a lesser SP. Meaningful games in September, here we [...]
Bergen Record – Steve Popper reports that Jerry Manuel’s erratic statements on personnel matters may be rubbing some people the wrong way. Go figure. [via MetsBlog] NY Daily News – In his latest erratic statement, Jerry Manuel indicates he wants an ace, but he cautions that the Mets may not need one because they will [...]
MetsToday – Remember Jason Vargas? He’s doing pretty well for himself these days. New York Post – Dan Martin reports that several Mets are in favor of bringing in another veteran starting pitcher. Wall Street Journal – Yet another look at the failed plan to use Jenrry Mejia as a reliever at the major league [...]
What Would Wally Backman do? Kevin Burkhardt and Bobby Ojeda will call tonight’s Brooklyn Cyclones game on SNY. Coverage begins at 7pm and will include an in game interview with Cyclones manager Wally Backman. I hope they have some at the ready to bleep Wally, in case of a bad call by the umpires… It [...]
MetsToday – Should the Mets trade prospects for a starting pitcher? Joe Janish (he owns this blog, btw) weighs in. MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone says the issue of the Mets playing poorly on the road is off the table. FWIW, the Mets can continue to beat up on bad teams on the road when they [...]
MetsBlog – Matt Cerrone reports that the Mets are leading the NL Wild Card standings. ESPN New York – Adam Rubin reports that Bobby Parnell will be recalled to replace Jenrry Mejia. ESPN New York – Adam Rubin ALSO reports that the Mets may be close to shutting down John Maine. OnTheBlack – Kerel Cooper [...]