Archive for April, 2006

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Game 21: Win

Mets 9 Giants 7 Whew … we almost blew this one. At the end of the eighth inning, with a 7-5 lead and Billy’s inning coming up, this one seemed in the bag. It seemed all the more guaranteed when there were two out in the ninth. That is, until Barry Fathead crushed a (supposedly) […]

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Game 20: Win

Mets 4 Giants 1 Steve Trachsel is proving me wrong with every start. He threw extremely well for six innings, throwing only 72 pitches and holding the Giants to one run, on a homerun to Barry Steroids. Another Met proving me wrong is Xavier Nady, who despite the holes in his swing is getting good […]

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Game 19: Loss

Giants 6 Mets 2 Some very questionable moves by the Mets early in this game. First, in the first inning, with a man on first and two outs, Tom Glavine fell behind Barry Juicehead 3-0, then intentionally walked him. (The 2-0 pitch was DEFINITELY a strike, but the ump didn’t call it.) This put a […]

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Game 18: Loss

Padres 7 Mets 4 Who says there’s no such thing as a “sure thing” anymore ? The Mets have a guarantee every fifth day: a loss by Victor Zambrano. You can put your money on it. VZ was vintage Zambrano on Sunday: lots of balls, lots of walks, a few extra base hits given up […]

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Game 17: Win

Mets 8 Padres 1 As has been the case three times previous this year, Pedro was masterful, and in fact overpowering. Eleven strikeouts, two hits, two walks, and one run over seven full innings. And to make this day even better, Jorge Julio finished off the last two innings perfectly, striking out three and giving […]

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Game 16: Loss

Padres 2 Mets 1 This game could have easily gone either way; that’s the way it goes with extra inning games, especially after you pass the 11th. It’s remarkable to me that the Mets had plenty of depth going into the 12th, even though their starter went only five innings and Aaron Heilman had thrown […]

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Game 15: Win

Mets 7 Padres 2 Wow … this game was a LOT closer than what the final score reads. Coming off two consecutive losses against the Braves, in which they were only able to muster six total hits in the two games combined, the Mets had to travel to the West Coast and face Jake Peavy. […]

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Game 14: Loss

Braves 2 Mets 1 Poor Tom Glavine. If I were him, and saw the lineup posted before the game, and saw that Tim Hudson was on the hill for the Braves, I might have turned around and went home. To his credit, Glavine threw an outstanding game. Unfortunately, you can’t beat the Braves with Jose […]

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Game 13: Loss

Braves 7 Mets 1 I have to admit I did not watch this game live. It had something to do with the fact that Victor Zambrano was starting, and the game was already out of hand in the 4th. Further, the starting outfield looked like this: LF Jose Valentin CF Endy Chavez RF Xavier Nady […]

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Game 12: Win

Mets 4 Braves 3 Pedro won his 200th, and the Mets made their first move in attempting to unseat the Braves and simultaneously turn around the Tomahawk Jinx. Once again, Pedro was masterful, and once again, the Mets won a game that they would have lost in 2005. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the […]

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Game 11: Win

Mets 9 Brewers 3 Undeterred by their second loss of the season on Saturday, and in spite of a ninth-inning appearance by Jorge Jorrible, the Mets toppled the Brew Crew for a 9-3 victory. Hiding like Easter eggs on Saturday, the Mets’ offense was uncovered on Easter Sunday, returning with a vengeance. Jose Reyes walked […]

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Game 10: Loss

Brewers 8 Mets 2 Well they had to lose eventually, and the Brewers are a good team this year so no pride is lost. After pitching a great game vs. the Marlins in his 2006 debut, Steve Trachsel did not fare so well in his first start versus a Major League team. He barely managed […]

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Game 9: Win

Mets 4 Brewers 3 The Mets won again, pulling out a 4-3 squeaker in a game that didn’t really look that close. The way the Mets carry themselves on the field this year, they exude confidence, and look as though they expect to win. There appeared to be no pressure nor tension during this game, […]

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Game 8: Win

Mets 13 Nationals 4 Before the season, there was talk of a New York team scoring over 1000 runs this year, and possibly breaking the all-time record for runs scored in a season. Of course, that team was the Yankees, but if the first eight games of the season is any indication, there could very […]

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Game 7: Win

Mets 3 Nationals 1 The Mets are really making it difficult for me to critique them, as they’re doing everything they’re supposed to do and WINNING! Pedro was masterful. He is truly an artist on the mound, painting the corners, changing speeds, using different angles and spins, and keeping the batters off balance. And yet […]

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