Archive for September, 2007

Mets Game 162: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 8 Mets 1 The worst collapse in Major League Baseball history is complete. The Mets couldn’t find the “on” switch (not surprisingly — it was a very dark room with no windows). What a waste of a beautiful fall afternoon. I should have listened to my wife and gone for a ride, went to […]

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Mets Game 161: Win Over Marlins

Mets 13 Marlins 0 Hey guys, where the heck was that yesterday? Or the last two weeks? John Maine chose his most important start of the year to pitch the game of his life, becoming another in a long line of Mets hurlers to come very close to a no-hitter but falling just short. He […]

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Mets Game 160: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 4 The Mr. Hyde alter-ego of Oliver Perez took the mound, and with it, the ballgame. From the first inning, it was apparent that Ollie didn’t have his command, but it appeared as though he was going to grit his way through. Unfortunately, he couldn’t deal without his command and the bit […]

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Embrace the Collapse

A long, long time ago … I think it was in late May (feels like centuries ago) … it didn’t feel “right” when the Mets were on top of the NL East by five games over the Braves, and looking like they were going to run away with it again. That’s because being a Mets […]

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To Mo, Or Not To Mo

I need some help here, and asking for your opinion. I’m going to the Mets game tonight. I own one “authentic” Mets jersey — a home black Mo Vaughn, #42. It was a gift. Despite his bust of a career with the Mets, Mo was and remains one of my favorite all-time Mets — it’s […]

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Mets Game 159: Loss to Cardinals

Cardinals 3 Mets 0 Pedro did his job, holding the Cardinals to just three runs and pushing through seven full innings. However, the offense — which had been averaging about seven runs per game lately — did not show up to work. Joel Pineiro — the guy who had a 6.36 ERA last year, and […]

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Outnumbered

The writers, bloggers, talk radio personalities, and other pundits have come up with a long list of reasons why the Mets have faltered so dramatically in the past few weeks. Such points as Willie Randolph’s managing; Omar Minaya’s inability to get the right personnel; the exhaustion of Jose Reyes; the gasoline the relievers have been […]

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Multiple Scenarios

It’s agonizing, I know, but let’s look at the current NL East standings (preferably on an empty stomach): Mets 87-71 Phillies 86-72 Let’s pretend the Mets lose tonight, and the Phillies win. Both teams will be in a tie for first, with three games to play. Whichever team plays best in the last three-game series […]

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Cardinals – A Reminder

The Mets play the Cardinals today in a long-overdue makeup game from June 28th. The teams had split the first two games, so this is the “rubber match”. In case you hadn’t heard, Pedro Martinez starts against Joel Pineiro. Not that it matters — because, when, after all, was the last time the starting pitcher […]

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Press And Hold

We nearly had to use this in June. I think now is as desperate a time as any:

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Mets Game 158: Phillies Beat Braves

Phillies 5 Braves 2 The Mets’ strategy of waiting for the Phillies to lose backfired, as the Braves fell to Philadelphia 5-2. Tim Hudson’s solid outing was marred by a crucial Chipper Jones error (way to go, Larry — even when you’re playing against other teams, you kill the Mets), and the Braves bats were […]

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Meaning of the Asterisk

The public has spoken, and the majority has ruled that the ball Barry Bonds hit as his 756th homerun will be stamped with an asterisk and sent to the Baseball Hall of Shame … er, I mean “Fame”. As a baseball purist, I’m loving the decision. The ball will go in not so much as […]

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Fundamental Slump

The Mets have endured batting slumps, they’re enduring a pitching slump, and now they’re suffering from a fundamentals slump. How is that possible? Fundamentals are one of the two aspects of baseball that — supposedly — can’t go into a slump (the other is speed). Either you’re a fundamentally sound team or you’re not, it’s […]

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Number Four

Duke Snider was the best all-time player to wear #4 for the Mets. But his tenure in the orange and blue — a few months in 1963 — was too brief to consider honoring here. Instead, we have four former Mets to honor with this magical number — Lenny Dykstra, Rusty Staub, Robin Ventura, and […]

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More Croc Rock!

As mentioned in the MetsToday postgame (#157) notes, the Shea Stadium organist broke into a rendition of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” at the end of the eighth inning during the most recent loss to the Nationals. First of all, it was great NOT to hear Sweet Caroline — which as every respecting baseball fan knows, […]

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