Archive for June, 2006

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Game 78: Loss

Red Sox 4 Mets 2 How many times were people going to mention “the Mets are the only team in the Major Leagues to avoid a three-game losing streak” before this game? Didn’t they realize they were jinxing them? Were any of these people REALLY Mets fans? Plainly, no. So this is what the opposing […]

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Game 77: Loss

Red Sox 10 Mets 2 Ho hum. What was billed as a pitchers duel turned into a laugher. Pedro gave up eight runs in three innings, and the Mets went directly into the tank. Not realizing they were in Fenway, where anything can happen any time, they quit. Whatever … luckily they have a double-digit […]

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Game 76: Loss

Red Sox 9 Mets 4 Fenway Park is the most unique baseball stadium in the world, and can be both difficult and intimidating to players visiting for the first time — especially pitchers and left fielders. Unfortunately, the Mets trotted out rookie Lastings Milledge to left field and rookie Alay Soler to the mound, and […]

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Game 75: Win

Mets 7 Blue Jays 4 The Metropolitans passed their second test in their grueling interleague swing, winning the series against a hard-hitting Toronto ballclub. Of course, the batters are only going to be hitting harder and harder on this trip, as the Boston Red Sox are on deck and the Yankees thereafter. Steve Trachsel pitched […]

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Game 74: Loss

Blue Jays 7 Mets 4 It was an off-day for El Duque, and something we’ve learned quickly is that when Orlando Hernandez is off, he’s really off. Like, LimaTime off. However, we’ll deal with the off days, because he will mix in some great days to balance things. Moreover, we can deal with these bad […]

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Game 73: Win

Mets 6 Blue Jays 1 Before the game, the Blue Jays, Michael Kay of WFAN, and several others conceded that the Mets are probably strong enough to play in the American League. Not sure what that means … I’m guessing they mean that the Mets would do well if they chose to play a modified […]

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Game 72: Win

Mets 6 Reds 2 After a frustrating game the night before, the Mets came back and dominated the Reds in the daytime. David Wright hit two bombs, one to left field and one to right field. With all the taters he’s been hitting lately, you’d think he’d have at least twenty by now … maybe […]

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Game 71: Loss

Reds 6 Mets 5 Grrrrrr … Jose Reyes hits for the cycle, the Mets come back from behind late in the game, and Billy Wagner blows the lead in the ninth.

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Game 70: Win

Mets 9 Reds 2 It’s always a good sign when Darren Oliver is closing the game for the Mets. Gee, where to start … Steve Trachsel had one of his “on” games, pitching a strong six innings and helping himself with a solo homer. He didn’t need to help himself too much, though, as the […]

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Game 69: Loss

Reds 4 Mets 2 Ugh. El Duque threw a borderline marvelous game. However, Bronson Arroyo threw much better. Just what has gotten into Arroyo this year? His whole career, he’s been consistently inconsistent. One day, he looks like a young Kevin Brown, the next game, he looks like an old Kevin Kobel. This year, he’s […]

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Game 68: Win

Mets 9 Orioles 4 Tommy wasn’t “Vintage Glavine” in this game, but he nevertheless became the first Major League pitcher to reach ten wins, and is establishing himself as the stopper, if not ace, of the Mets staff. Sure, Pedro Martinez is probably the better pitcher, but it’s been Tom Glavine who has come up […]

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Game 67: Loss

Orioles 4 Mets 2 Sometimes I hate when I’m right. At the end of the last post I stated that Kris Benson would either pitch lights out or get lit … and unfortunately for the Mets he chose the former. Other than a first-inning outburst and a couple hits by Carlos Delgado, the Mets were […]

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Game 66: Loss

Orioles 6 Mets 3 Quick, somebody put Gary Cohen back in the hospital … OK, maybe the Mets’ winning streak had nothing to do with Cohen’s absence in the TV broadcast booth. But would it hurt it anyone to flip him and Howie Rose for the next few days, just to see for sure? After […]

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Game 65: Win

Mets 5 Phillies 4 It was supposed to be the toughest road trip the Mets would face in the first half of the year, possibly of the entire year. They finished it 9 and 1. Yet again — and it sounds like a broken record — the Mets got runs early and took a commanding […]

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Game 64: Win

Mets 9 Phillies 3 As has been the case quite often lately, the Mets got on top early, and there was no one clear-cut star in this game. Everyone in the lineup had at least one run scored and/or an RBI, including pinch-hitter Julio Franco. And everyone — including Franco but excepting Lastings Milledge — […]

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