Archive for April, 2007

Mets Game 24: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 9 Mets 6 Let’s play pretend. Pretend it is the top of the third inning, there are two outs, and there is a 1-2 count on the opposing pitcher. How would you guess the inning would turn out? If you guessed five runs scored on two walks and four hits, you’d be right. Mets […]

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Series Preview: Mets vs. Marlins

Prologue Had to hold off on the preview while we waited to hear the results of the examinations of El Duque and Jose Valentin. From what we understand, Orlando Hernandez has bursitis in his shoulder and will be out indefinitely. He’s been placed on the 15-day DL and likely will be out longer than that. […]

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Mets Game 23: Win over Nationals

Mets 1 Nationals 0 John Maine was sparkling on Sunday afternoon. With each start, he comes closer to establishing himself as a #2 or #1 stopper. Maine struck out eight, allowed three hits, and walked three over seven strong innings. A key point in the game — and a test of Maine’s character — came […]

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Mets Game 22: Win

Mets 6 Nationals 2 It took long enough, but finally the Mets executed the “big hit”. With one out in the top of the 12th, bases loaded, tie game and the infield in, Carlos Beltran bounced a ball down the first base line, past Robert Fick, and into the right field corner, scoring two runs. […]

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How Hurt is Heilman?

The New York Mets bullpen has me VERY concerned. Every time Aaron Heilman goes out there, I’m expecting his arm to separate and the elbow joint and fly off somewhere beyond the third-base dugout. After Heilman, the next-best reliever is Joe Smith, who has yet to give up a run — but we all know […]

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Mets Game 21: Loss

Nationals 4 Mets 3 Ooof … just what the heck happened here? The most talented offensive force in the National League — the New York Mets — were facing possibly the worst starting pitcher in all of MLB, Matt Chico. Chico’s ERA was nearly six and a half, he had never gotten past the fifth […]

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Former Met Employee Indicted for Steroid Distribution

The latest twist in the MLB steroid story involves the New York Mets. Relax, though, they’re not fingering any CURRENT Mets — not yet, anyway. 37-year-old Kirk J. Radomski, a former personal trainer and employee for the Mets from 1985-95, was nailed by the feds for distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. Speculation is that Radomski’s business […]

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Who Is Matt Chico ?

On Friday night the Mets send Oliver Perez to the mound against Matt Chico. We know who Perez is — most of the time, anyway — but who in the world is Matt Chico? He’s not the Chico who lives in the back of a van inside a garage (that was Freddy Prinze Sr.), and […]

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Mets Game 20: Loss

Rockies 11 Mets 5 What an ugly, ugly game. The Colorado Rockies must have had a pregame prayer, or some kind of “come to Jesus” party, because they suddenly remembered how to hit the baseball. The Rox pummeled Mets pitching for 20 hits and 11 runs — all earned. Mike Pelfrey was rocked — pardon […]

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Mets Game 19: Win

Mets 2 Rockies 1 After all their blowout victories, this was the type of win the Mets needed to execute — one that required extra innings, the resilience to come back from behind, and the efforts of everyone on the bench. Before bench players Damion Easley and Endy Chavez could provide the heroics, however, the […]

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What’s Wrong With Wright?

Despite hitting safely in the first 14 games of the year, David Wright has not been … well … “right”. Nearly one-eighth of the way into the season, and through 69 at-bats, Wright is batting .261 with no homeruns and 4 RBI, and has struck out 20 times. These are not the numbers a team […]

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Metal Bats Banned in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of an aluminum bat ban in New York City high school baseball leagues was overturned by the City council. Beginning in September 2007, metal bats are outlawed in New York high school baseball competition. You may think this has nothing to do with our New York Mets, and you’re right — not […]

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Mets Game 18: Win

Mets 6 Rockies 1 Jo-zayyyyy, Jose Jose Jose, Jo – se, Jose …. Only this time, the chant was not for Jose Reyes, but Jose Valentin. Valentin WAS the Mets’ offense, driving in the first four runs of the game with a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly. He is now 11-27 in his last […]

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Series Preview: Mets vs. Rockies

The Mets have a choice: they can lay down against the NL West’s last-place Colorado Rockies, or they can take their frustrations against the Rox. After letting a huge win over John Smoltz and the Braves slip away, it’s time for the Mets to reestablish themselves as contenders. Nothing less than taking two out of […]

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Mets Game 17: Loss

Braves 9 Mets 6 The classic pitcher’s duel between future Hall of Famers Tom Glavine and John Smoltz ended up being a contest decided by nondescript relievers. But more on that later; first, we’ll begin with the initial pitch of the ballgame. On April 8th in Atlanta, Kelly Johnson sat on El Duque’s first pitch […]

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