Archive for May, 2008

Mets Game 54: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 3 Dodgers 2компютри втора употреба I’m starting to believe that the Mets are becoming the team we’ve been dying to see for over a year. The New York Mets — OUR New York Mets — came from behind AGAIN to steal a win away from the Los Angeles Dodgers. There was life, there was […]

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Mets Game 53: Loss to Dodgers

Dodgers 9 Mets 5 I absolutely refuse to blame Aaron Heilman for this game. Rather, it is the fault of Willie Randolph / a.k.a. “Bill R”. The Mets led 5-4 going into the top of the 8th, and Pedro Feliciano had pitched a scoreless 7th. However, because lefthanded-hitting Juan Pierre was leading off, Feliciano was […]

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Mets Game 52: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 8 Dodgers 4 Someone call the authorities! The New York Mets have been kidnapped, and a collection of hungry independent-league ballplayers are playing in their uniforms! The Mets hit, they ran, they fielded the ball, they threw the ball … it was like … what’s it called? BASEBALL, at its finest. They scored first, […]

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Mets Game 51: Win Over Marlins

Mets 7 Marlins 6 Wow … this is EXACTLY what we’ve been waiting for — for about a year. Fernando Tatis continued his case for regular duty, slamming a clutch two-run double in the 12th to push the Mets past the Marlins. The big hit came after light-hitting Alfredo Amezega punched a ball over the […]

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Told You So

Sometimes I hate when I’m right. It doesn’t happen that often, which makes it doubly frustrating. But since I’m wrong so often, I have to occasionally point out the times I”m right, so you don’t think I’m completely full of manure. For example, almost TWO YEARS AGO, I said the Mets Need a Gamer (and […]

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Mets Game 50: Win Over Marlins

Mets 5 Marlins 3 Mets win! Mets win! So the stopper stopped yet another losing streak. Johan Santana pitched seven strong innings en route to his sixth win of the season. He allowed only three runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out seven in the process. Duaner Sanchez gave up a leadoff double […]

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Listen to HoJo

Last week, in a John Delcos article on Ryan Church, the Mets’ MVP credited hitting coach Howard Johnson with his early season success. From the article: Church credits his hot start to working daily with hitting instructor Howard Johnson. “Howard and I are always talking,” Church said. “He’s a great sounding board.” Johnson has Church […]

Mets Hitting

Comeback Frequency

Baseball Reference has some really neat ways to view and organize stats. One of their features new this year is “team inning scoring”, where you can see the number of runs scored by inning and a team’s record in various game situations. For example, the Mets have a 3-9 record when the score is in […]

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Walking to Wins

The Mets are fourth in the NL in walks with 187 — though, there are several teams within four or five free passes, so you could say they’re middle of the pack. Those 187 walks translate to an average of close to 4 bases on balls per game (3.8, to be exact). In May, however, […]

Mets Hitting

Mets Game 49: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 3 The Mets had a 3-2 lead in the second inning, but the Fish scored four runs in the third to go up 6-3 and bury the Mets. I’m not sure why they bothered playing the last six innings — it was a complete waste of time for everyone. Everyone playing the […]

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Mets Game 48: Loss to Rockies

Rockies 4 Mets 1 The Mets lost yet another ballgame. Isn’t it fascinating that the Mets seem to be “tipping their cap”, and “giving credit” to opposing pitchers several times a week? Makes you wonder — is it a coincidence, or is it time to start looking in the mirror and thinking, “hmm, maybe we […]

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I Smell a Trade

Despite the fact that Willie Randolph is required to report to the principal’s office upon his return to New York, I don’t believe he’ll be fired (yet). However, as Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog suggests, a change MUST be made. Again, I don’t think Willie will be fired just yet, though he will get a stern […]

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Mets Game 47: Win Over Rockies

Mets 9 Rockies 2 What a difference a day makes. After losing five straight games, the Mets came out like gangbusters, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, and commanding the game thereafter. Claudio Vargas, pitching on three days’ rest, was impressive, going seven full innings and allowing only four hits and […]

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Mets Game 46: Rockies

Rockies 6 Mets 5 It took 13 innings, but the Mets finally lost their fifth straight game. Sadly, I think I was not alone in waiting for the loss to occur … the Mets just didn’t seem to show any reason to believe otherwise. Aaron Heilman won the job of most likely to be Willie […]

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Where Is Pascucci?

So … Moises Alou is placed on the 15-day DL after a stiff wind strained his calf. And the man to replace him on the 25-man roster is … Raul Casanova? Huh? I suppose this means Willie Randolph will consider using Ramon Castro as a pinch-hitter, but otherwise this is a real head-scratcher. Why in […]

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