Archive: April 19th, 2009

The Nelson Figueroa Era is Probably Over

Nelson Figueroa dressed as Prince for Halloween (via

Nelson Figueroa dressed as Prince for Halloween (via

MetsBlog is reporting that the Mets have designated Nelson Figueroa for assignment, following the Mets 4-2 loss the Brewers.

Figueroa had a decent outing for the Mets as an emergency starter in place of the injured Mike Pelfrey. In order to make room for Figueroa, the Mets had to place reliever Darren O’Day on Rule 5 waivers.

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is understandably confused by this move:

so, let me get this straight, essentially, the Mets just traded figueroa and Darren O’Day for fossum… i mean, there really wasn’t a more efficient way to bring on a spot starter for the afternoon… seriously, any time roster management comes to in play, i panic, because, while i believe Omar Minaya does a good job with major acquisitions, i feel he fumbles the ball a lot on these little moves…

I couldn’t have said it better myself…


Mets Game 12: Loss to the Brewers

JJ Hardy was called out when a fan reached over and caught this fly ball (Photo from

JJ Hardy was called out when a fan reached over and caught this fly ball (Photo from

The Mets dropped the final game of the series, losing to the Brewers by a score of 4-2. Nelson Figueroa did a great job filling in for the injured Mike Pelfrey. Figueroa tossed six innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits.

Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan was also solid, throwing 6 innings and allowing two runs on eight hits. Brewers reliever Todd Coffey entered the game in the seventh inning and closed out the game for an eight-out save.

Game Notes:

  • Jose Reyes and Danny Murphy each collected 3 hits
  • JJ Hardy was called out on fan interference in the sixth inning when a fan reached over the left field rail to grab his fly ball.
  • WFAN’s Wayne Hagin did his best to describe the Hardy interference play, but confessed that he can’t view the left field corner from the broadcast booth and he doesn’t have a monitor. Take heart Mets fans – the BROADCASTERS can’t even see the field.
  • Hardy’s interference fly ball was followed by a Mike Cameron home run
  • The Mets were 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position
  • The Mets left 10 runners on base
  • The Mets are now 51-28 against the Brewers since Milwaukee joined the National League
  • The Mets are now 6-6