Mets 2010 Games

Why Hisanori Takahashi Won’t Be Missed

(NOTE: this is a post written by Matt Himelfarb) Sayonara, Hisanori … According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Takahashi was seeking a three year deal worth approximately $4-5 million per year, but according to David Waldstein of the New York Times, the Mets were only willing to give him one year and an option, for […]

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Mets Game 162: Loss to Nationals

Nationals 2 Mets 1 Finally, it’s over. Meaning, the game — which lasted 14 wretched frames — the season, and the Omar Minaya / Jerry Manuel regime. Fittingly, Oliver Perez was the losing pitcher, coming into the game in the top of the fourteenth. He struck out the first batter he faced with a sizzling […]

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Mets Game 161: Win Over Nationals

Mets 7 Nationals 2 The Mets took one step closer toward fulfilling Ken Davidoff’s preseason prediction of an 80-82 season. I’m texting Ken now for lottery numbers. Game Notes Reliever Raul Valdes started the game and went 5 innings despite pitching on three days’ rest — and pitching twice in one day four days ago. […]

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Mets Game 160: Win Over Nationals

Mets 2 Nationals 1 These up-and-coming Mets are quite entertaining! Pat Misch (I seem to remember him around this time last year) spun 8 brilliant frames and young Josh Thole hit a solo homer in the bottom of the tenth to give the Mets a dramatic walkoff win to beat the last-place Nats. Game Notes […]

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Mets Game 159: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 9 Mets 2 I believe the term is “playing out the string”. Game Notes Tough game for Dillon Gee, but hey, we couldn’t expect him to continue to pitch as far above expectations as he had done in his previous starts. Gee allowed 4 runs — 2 earned — on 7 hits and 3 […]

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Mets Game 158: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 3 Mets 1 It can be very tough to win the second game of a doubleheader after losing the first game in the late innings. And the Mets aren’t very tough. The Brewers rolled with the momentum built from their come-from-behind victory earlier in the evening by beating the Mets a second time. Not […]

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Mets Game 157: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 8 Mets 7 For a while, it appeared that the Mets would pull out another exciting, come-from-behind win. But it was not to be. The Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third against starter Jonathon Niese, and the Mets clawed back with two in the bottom of the frame and then […]

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Mets Game 156: Win Over Brewers

Mets 5 Brewers 4 Sorry for the late post … there will be no recap. My computer crashed during the top of the 8th and since I was watching the game on MLB.com, I missed the most interesting part of the game. But from what I understand, it was quite a comeback. Feel free to […]

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Bark In The Park Tonight

Your dog probably has no idea how bad the Mets are this year, and unlike most fans would therefore be overjoyed to go to the ballgame tonight vs. the Brewers. So why not take your pup, since tonight is “Bark In The Park”. (Funny how Mets fans and dogs have one thing in common: undying, […]

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Mets Game 155: Win Over Phillies

Mets 7 Phillies 3 Too bad Chase Utley couldn’t slide into a Mets infielder back in April. Game Notes As manager Jerry Manuel astutely pointed out in the postgame interview, Carlos Beltran is finally hitting his stride. Beltran was spectacular on both sides of the ball, enjoying his best performance of the year. Beltran hit […]

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Mets Game 154: Win Over Phillies

Mets 5 Phillies 2 Take THAT, Chase Utley! Now you know what happens when you wake a sleeping giant! The Mets mustered all the motivation they could find, inspired by a ferocious slide by bad-ass Carlos Beltran, and absolutely hammered the first-place Phillies. Beltran not only dropped to the ground and got dirty, but his […]

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Mets Game 153: Loss to Phillies

Phillies 3 Mets 2 So I blinked, and missed the game. The Phillies disposed of the Mets in short order, cruising to their 93rd win of the season in a mere 2 hours, 10 minutes. That’s pretty impressive, considering: – a knuckleballer pitched 6 innings for the Mets – there were 5 pitching changes in […]

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Mets Game 152: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 5 The Fish swept the Mets, but at least the pain was quick. A two-game sweep is less painful than a three-game sweep, isn’t it? I feel like I haven’t written a meaningful game recap post since early June. Is that the reality? Do you really care about any of these games, […]

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Mets Game 151: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 5 Mets 2 The battle for third place did not go well for the Mets. Wow, how sad is that? The Mets are “battling” for third place — and losing thus far. That’s what this season has come to, with less than a dozen games left. The hot stove season can’t come soon enough. […]

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Mets Game 150: Loss to Braves

Braves 6 Mets 3 I realize the Mets stink, but I was hoping they’d win at least one of these. After sweeping the Pirates in four straight, the Mets were swept by the Braves in three straight, in their home park. Game Notes Not even the feel-good story of the year, R.A. Dickey, could hold […]

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