Mets 2007 Games

Mets Game 162: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 8 Mets 1 The worst collapse in Major League Baseball history is complete. The Mets couldn’t find the “on” switch (not surprisingly — it was a very dark room with no windows). What a waste of a beautiful fall afternoon. I should have listened to my wife and gone for a ride, went to […]

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Mets Game 161: Win Over Marlins

Mets 13 Marlins 0 Hey guys, where the heck was that yesterday? Or the last two weeks? John Maine chose his most important start of the year to pitch the game of his life, becoming another in a long line of Mets hurlers to come very close to a no-hitter but falling just short. He […]

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Mets Game 160: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 4 The Mr. Hyde alter-ego of Oliver Perez took the mound, and with it, the ballgame. From the first inning, it was apparent that Ollie didn’t have his command, but it appeared as though he was going to grit his way through. Unfortunately, he couldn’t deal without his command and the bit […]

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Mets Game 159: Loss to Cardinals

Cardinals 3 Mets 0 Pedro did his job, holding the Cardinals to just three runs and pushing through seven full innings. However, the offense — which had been averaging about seven runs per game lately — did not show up to work. Joel Pineiro — the guy who had a 6.36 ERA last year, and […]

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Cardinals – A Reminder

The Mets play the Cardinals today in a long-overdue makeup game from June 28th. The teams had split the first two games, so this is the “rubber match”. In case you hadn’t heard, Pedro Martinez starts against Joel Pineiro. Not that it matters — because, when, after all, was the last time the starting pitcher […]

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Mets Game 158: Phillies Beat Braves

Phillies 5 Braves 2 The Mets’ strategy of waiting for the Phillies to lose backfired, as the Braves fell to Philadelphia 5-2. Tim Hudson’s solid outing was marred by a crucial Chipper Jones error (way to go, Larry — even when you’re playing against other teams, you kill the Mets), and the Braves bats were […]

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Mets Game 157: Phillies Lose to Braves

Braves 10 Phillies 6 Starter Chuck James surrendered four runs before finishing four innings, but the bullpen kept the team in the game the rest of the way as the Braves came charging back and eventually pushed past the Phillies. Andruw Jones had a three-hit day, Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones […]

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Mets Game 156: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 13 Mets 4 Yikes. I’m not sure what’s more disconcerting — the fact the Mets could manage only three runs against Matt Chico and Saul Rivera, or that the worst offensive team in MLB has now scored nine or more runs in a game against them in three of their last four meetings. It’s […]

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Mets Game 155: Win Over Marlins

Mets 7 Marlins 6 John Maine was downright dominating, but couldn’t hang around long enough to pitch the team to victory. Riding a hard (94-95 MPH) fastball with a lot of life and movement, Maine struck out nine and allowed three runs through five, but all those strikeouts took a toll on his pitch count, […]

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Mets Game 154: Win Over Marlins

Mets 7 Marlins 2 The Mets allowed Byung-Hyun Kim to pitch five innings, but battered him around enough to make it an easy game for Oliver Perez. The New York offense pounded Kim for five runs on three hits and two walks, then scored two more against the Florida bullpen to provide Perez with a […]

Mets 2007 Games

Mets Game 153: Win Over Marlins

Mets 9 Marlins 6 Pedro did not have great command in this game, but the offense put on a Phillies-like performance to support him. Martinez gave up three wins in the first two innings, but the Mets evened it up in the bottom of the third with help from a passed ball, a Miguel Cabrera […]

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Mets Game 152: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 8 Mets 7 The assumption was that if the Mets could jump out to an early lead, the Marlins would go to the fish tank and roll over. And the Mets did hit the scoreboard first, thanks to a two-run double by Moises Alou in the initial inning and a David Wright double that […]

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Mets Game 151: Win Over Nationals

Mets 8 Nationals 4 Now, now, that’s more like it. With the Mets desperate for a win, Mike Pelfrey stepped up and met the challenge, holding the Nats to three runs in five innings and earning his third win of the season. OK, it wasn’t exactly a dominating performance, but in comparison to the way […]

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Mets Game 150: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 9 Mets 8 The players had a team meeting. Willie Randolph had a closed-door meeting. The team was facing one of the worst teams in the National League. They were motivated to get rolling. All signs pointed to “go”. And the Mets lost. Gosh … where do we start? What was the worst part […]

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Mets Game 149: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 12 Mets 4 So it wasn’t necessarily the Phillies that were the problem — it’s the Mets, who are finding new ways to beat themselves every day. It was earmarked as a throwaway game when — unbelievably — Brian Lawrence was rushed up from New Orleans to serve as the “emergency starter”. What the […]

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