Archive for June, 2008

Mets Game 82: Loss to Cardinals

Cardinals 7 Mets 1 Win one, lose one. Win one, lose one. This, my friends, is the pattern of a .500 team. After splitting a four-game series with the Yankees, the Mets dropped the opener of another four-game set to the Cardinals in St. Louis. John Maine was just awful, allowing five runs — three […]

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Mets Game 81: Win Over Yankees

Mets 3 Yankees 1 If only we could get Dr. Perez show up more often than Mr. Hyde. Oliver Perez was masterful, tossing seven innings of three-hit ball, walking none, striking out 8, and allowing just one run. He couldn’t have been any better, and was the pitcher we saw only one other time in […]

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Mets Game 80: Loss to Yankees

Yankees 3 Mets 2 For the third straight time, Johan Santana has lost with Jerry Manuel as his manager. It’s probably just a coincidence, but Santana has yet to win under the new leadership. The latest was a bit of a heartbreaker, as Johan didn’t pitch all that bad. Not great, not a Cy Young […]

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Mets Game 79: Loss to Yankees

Yankees 9 Mets 0 Talk about a day of opposites. Hours after the Mets embarrassed the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, the Yanks spanked the Mets in Shea. Even steven. Strangely enough, each team scored 15 runs by the end of the day. Go figure. Pedro Martinez was awful, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits and […]

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Mets Game 78: Win Over Yankees

Mets 15 Yankees 6 Wow. Where to start? Carlos “MetsToday Can Kiss My Butt” Delgado virtually doubled his run production for the month of June in one day, driving in a club-record 9 runs on three hits, including a double, a three-run homer, and a grand slam. That was more than the Mets would need, […]

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Curious Moves

Yesterday I caught wind of changes blowing in Shea, and wrote about it on MetsBlog. Already some of the moves have occurred, but I have to say I’m scratching my head. For example, the DFA of Claudio Vargas. Yes, we found out why the Brewers let him go — he’s an eternal enigma, a guy […]

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Mets Game 77: Win Over Mariners

Mets 8 Mariners 2 I’ll take another serving of that, thank you … The Mets broke out for eight runs on only five hits — which to some might seem unusual. To me, and likely to you, the intelligent Mets fan, it makes perfect sense. For once, the Mets were patient, forcing a mediocre pitcher […]

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A True Fighter to Consider

We’ve been talking all year about how the Mets need to show more emotion, more spirit, more “fight”. Well I believe I’ve found exactly that type of guy: Shawn Chacon. According to ESPN: Astros pitcher Shawn Chacon was suspended indefinitely by the team Wednesday for insubordination after reportedly grabbing general manager Ed Wade by the […]

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Big Changes On the Way

So the buzz is that the times they are a changin’ at Shea. The hiring of Jerry Manuel was only one of many “adjustments” to be made by the Mets in the coming weeks. In fact there are closed-door meetings (will they stay closed, Mr. Bernazard?) happening right now, the results of which will supposedly […]

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Drinking the Kool-Aid

Two nights ago, the SNY broadcast team (again) went on and on and on about Jerry Manuel, and how he’s already made drastic changes with this ballclub. For example, when Carlos Beltran stole third down by five and then charged home on a wild pitch, Keith Hernandez lauded the moves, and pointed out that Manuel […]

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Mets Game 76: Loss to Mariners

Mariners 11 Mets 0 It was “one of those nights” for Oliver Perez. As in, Mr. Hyde showed up on the mound instead of Dr. Perez. By the fifth inning, it was 6-zip, and the Mets offense showed no interest in working the count on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey — despite manager Jerry Manuel’s big proclamation […]

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Mets Game 75: Loss to Mariners

Mariners 5 Mets 1 Soooo …. Johan Santana pitches seven innings, allows one earned run, and Felix Hernandez leaves the game in the fifth due to an injury. If you were to guess, which team would win? Most likely, you’d have guessed wrong. Because in the second inning, with two outs, David Wright booted a […]

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Mets Game 74: Win Over Rockies

Mets 3 Rockies 1 For the second consecutive game, Jose Reyes led off the game with a triple and eventually scored to put the Mets ahead 1-zip. This time, however, the Mets held up the lead. Carlos Beltran added a two-run homer — an absolute blast about 15 rows into the second deck in deep […]

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Wally Throws 22 Bats

Be sure to tune in to SNY tonight at 6 pm to see the latest episode of “Playing for Peanuts“, in which you’ll see South Georgia Peanuts manner Wally Backman throw nearly two dozen bats on the field. But don’t watch the show just to see the bats go flying. Rather, watch it to see […]

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Valentin Packs It In

The 2008 comeback attempt of Jose Valentin has come to an end. After hitting a pinch-hit homerun for New Orleans, Valentin called the Mets’ front office to say that he was shutting it down for the rest of the season — but is not yet ready to retire. Valentin had been struggling in his recovery […]

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