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Game 162: Win

Mets 6 Nationals 2 Nice to finish the year on a high note. The most important issues to address in the final game of the season were as follows: get all the relievers some work; get Cliff Floyd some at-bats; finish with a momentum- and confidence-building win. Check, check, check. Uncle Cliffy was inserted as […]

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Game 161: Win

Mets 13 Nationals 0 It was a blowout, and it was a win, but let’s look at the most important issues, considering the Mets’ postseason. Have Tom Glavine pitch well enough to warrant being a #2 playoff starter … check. Get Julio Franco and Ramon Castro some at-bats to get them into a groove and […]

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Game 160: Win

Mets 4 Nationals 3 John Maine pitched well … actually cruised … until the fourth inning, when he suddenly had trouble spotting his pitches, fell behind batters, walked a couple, and then lost a 1-0 lead. But, he kept the bleeding to a minimum, allowing two runs. In addition, he helped himself in the top […]

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Game 159: Win

Mets 7 Braves 4 The final score separated the two teams by only three runs, but it was never that close. Finally, the postseason Mets showed up for a game, led by our new No. 1 starter Orlando Hernandez. El Duque put in quite a performance, dominating the Braves over five innings. He threw way […]

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Game 158: Loss

Braves 13 Mets 1 What an ugly, ugly game … We went into this contest not concerned about the outcome, so the fact that the Mets lost their fourth straight game — and second straight by double digits — was no big deal. We’ll also pretend we’re not concerned with the continued lack of offense, […]

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Game 157: Loss

Braves 12 Mets 0 For one night, it was as if the Mets were the victims of a time machine, making the year, perhaps, 2003. John Smoltz cruised all game, barely breaking a sweat, while the Mets looked inept at bat, on the mound, and in the field. In the first inning, the Braves showed […]

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Game 156: Loss

Nationals 7 Mets 3 Tom Glavine can really look frightening sometimes. While Glavine often glides through innings effortlessly, it’s those innings he doesn’t that make the playoff-conscious concerned. For example, the third inning, when Tommy appeared to be doing an impersonation of Steve Trachsel. The problem is that Tom Glavine is glaringly susceptible to righthanded […]

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Game 155: Loss

Nationals 5 Mets 1 Steve Trachsel gave up only three runs, but it seemed like a lot more. Trax labored through his usual five innings, adding fodder to the mirage some paid sportswriters call “gutsy” and “keeping his team in the game”. That’s OK, the rest of us know better. The frightening thing, though, is […]

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Game 154: Win

Mets 12 Nationals 6 If this were 1960, the season would be over … instead, we have eight more tune-up games. John Maine looked so-so in his five innings, giving up five walks, three hits, and four runs. Unfortunately, this performance is making it easier for Mr. Willie to choose Trachsel as the potential fourth […]

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Game 153: Loss

Nationals 3 Mets 2 The Mets have lost three in a row very few times this year — maybe three times? — so this was a rare occurence indeed. Luckily, these last games mean nothing in the grand scheme of Planet Mets; all we really care about at this point is getting the starters tuned […]

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Game 152: Loss

Marlins 5 Mets 2 The Mets lost, but that was hardly the point. This was another tune-up for Pedro Martinez. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the old Petey on the mound. Though his numbers were okay, and Mr. Willie said he was very happy with the performance, to most spectators it looked a little scary. First off, […]

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Game 151: Loss

Marlins 6 Mets 3 Though it means nothing, it was a tough game to lose, considering that baby fat boy himself, Miguel Cabrera, poked his head into the pregame interview with Willie Randolph and yelled “we’re gonna win today!”. Mr. Willie was awesome, responding, “You’re going to win today? That’s good. It doesn’t matter much.” […]

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Game 150: Win

Mets 3 Marlins 2 For a while there, it looked like Tom Glavine might be the burro as the hungover Mets irregulars had a hard time scoring runs against the Marlins. Glavine has been bitten by enough bad luck in his time with the Mets; he certainly didn’t need to lose another chance toward 300 […]

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Game 149: Win

Mets 4 Marlins 0 FINALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took the dumb luck and secret vulcan power of Steve Trachsel to clinch the NL East title … but hey, we’ll take it. Trachsel pitched one of the games of his life — for him, that means six innings, three hits, no runs — to clinch not only […]

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Game 148: Loss

Pirates 3 Mets 0 For the third day in a row, the New York Mets showed no interest whatsoever in clincing the NL East. John Maine did not pitch well, but somehow managed to allow just two runs through six-plus innings. He probably could have held the Pirates to just one run had the defense […]

Mets 2006 Games