Archive for May, 2007

Game 52: Win over Giants

Mets 4 Giants 2 Orlando Hernandez had some first-inning issues, giving up a leadoff single, a triple, and a sac fly to give the Giants a quick two-run lead. However, the Mets matched that output in the bottom of the inning, then added another two in the second to give El Duque a lead and […]

Mets 2007 Games

Mets Game 51: Loss to Giants

Giants 3 Mets 0 The overhand curveball remains the Mets’ kryptonite. And if Pedro Feliz sat out, the game might still be going on. Barry Zito had a pocketful of kryptonite in this ballgame, scattering six hits over seven innings, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing no runs. Manager Bruce Bochy was interested in […]

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Cheer Mota, Boo Barry

There’s at least one pundit pleading that Mets fans who cheer Guillermo Mota and boo Barry Bonds are hypocrites. Actually, just about every media outlet looking to stir up a story and have little other material are belaboring this point. Not to worry, Mets fans: you are NOT a hypocrite if you boo Barroid and […]

Player Notes

Mets Game 50: Win over Giants

Mets 5 Giants 4 Oliver Perez pitched seven solid innings, and gave up three solo homers. Looking at it, it was a very good performance — he gave up only five hits total, walked none, and struck out 8 in throwing 98 pitches over the 7 frames. It’s safe to say that Ollie has regained […]

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Preview: Mets vs. Giants II

The Mets are riding high, coming off a 3-game sweep of the Florida Marlins and ahead of the second-place Braves by 4 full games. Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants come into Shea Stadium for a three game set. Game One: Oliver Perez vs. Tim Lincecum Lincecum, a draft-eligible sophmore, was not supposed to […]

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Game 49: Win over Marlins

Mets 6 Marlins 4 What’s that sound? Can you hear it? It’s a swishing … no, SWEEPING sound … Jorge Sosa rebounded from his poor start in Atlanta to throw one out short of six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He didn’t get as many swings and misses as […]

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Mets Game 48: Win over Marlins

Mets 7 Marlins 2 Great news for Mets fans: Carlos Delgado is back to his old self, and John Maine has his “luck” back as well. Maine pitched six solid innings, allowing four hits, two runs, striking out 8 and walking four. Yes, he walked too many — again — but otherwise did a fine […]

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Mets Memorabilia

Generally speaking, if you are looking to buy anything related to the New York Mets, I’d prefer you visit the Handpicked Mets Store, as a fraction of the sales goes toward the server bills that keeps MetsToday going. However, I understand that Amazon doesn’t carry everything, and in fact is quite sparse when it comes […]

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Inside Look: Florida Marlins

Much about the Marlins has changed since the last time the Mets faced them. They’re beginning to take on a new character under first-year manager Fredi Gonzalez. We asked Craig Strain from the popular Florida Marlins blog FishStripes to offer some insight on the young, up-and-coming team. 1. What is your opinion of Fredi Gonzalez? […]

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Mets Game 47: Win over Marlins

Mets 6 Marlins 2 This game was a lot closer than the final score tells. In the end, it was the Mets who were a little less lazy than the Marlins. For seven innings, there was no score, as Orlando Hernandez and Sergio Mitre traded goose eggs. El Duque, in his first start since April […]

Mets 2007 Games

Keith Hernandez: 9-time All-Star?

During the Thursday night TV broadcast of the Mets-Braves game, there was a discussion about the All-Star game, and how it means less now than it used to, for several reasons. One of the points brought up by Keith Hernandez was that the game lost a lot of its importance when the fans were given […]

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Series Preview: Mets vs. Marlins

The Mets come out of a tough series with the Braves to face the Marlins, who are tied with the Phillies for third place, 6.5 games behind the Mets. Other than young stars Hanley Ramirez and Miguel Cabrera, their offense has struggled, especially lately. Their pitching staff is still a work-in-progress, as they’ve suffered several […]

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Mets Game 46: Loss to Braves

Braves 2 Mets 1 Tom Glavine pitched a good game, but it wasn’t good enough to beat John Smoltz. Smoltz had his typical unbelievable performance against the Mets, and received a boatload of magnificent support from his defense. The Mets’ best chance to score against Smoltz came in the top of the third, when they […]

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Mets Setup Man

In last night’s 3-0 shutout of the Braves, Willie Randolph chose Mighty Joe Smith to pitch the eighth, bridging the gap between the outstanding start by Oliver Perez and the 11th consecutive save by Billy Wagner. At the beginning of this year, Aaron Heilman was the setup man / eighth-inning guy, but he’s had some […]

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Last Call for Todd Walker

As of Monday, Todd Walker is retired — but he admits that could change. With reports that Jose Valentin won’t be ready to rejoin the Mets for at least another month (or possibly longer), and Willie Randolph completely uninterested in using Ruben Gotay in anything other than a Wednesday afternoon game (and there’s a solar […]

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