Archive for April, 2010

Mets Game 23: Win Over Phillies

Mets 9 Phillies 1 Keep on rollin’ … Mets remain in phirst place as they parade past the Phillies. Game Notes Jon Niese couldn’t have pitched any better in a tough park against a tough lineup. Niese spun 7 (count ‘em, 7!) innings, allowing only one run on four hits and a walk, striking out […]

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Mets vs. Phillies – Stay with Us, Lady Luck

First off, let’s try not to look at this series as something more than it is. We can bask in the glory of first place, and if the Mets take at least two games this weekend, we can continue to gloat and enjoy all that goes with being the fan of a first-place team. But, […]

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Another Phillie Fan Perspective

Yesterday’s Q&A with Bill Baer brought so much banter that I thought it would be nice to bring in another Phillies fan. The following is a guest column written by a longtime rival (we are friends AFTER the baseball season ends) who used to regularly write a sports column for an esteemed college newspaper about […]

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Inside Look: Phillies

The Mets are in first place, and the first-place Mets will be facing the second-place Phillies for a 3-game weekend series for the right to first place. Yes, I am going to harp on the “first place” thing as much as possible, since we don’t know how long it will last. May as well take […]

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Mets Game 22: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 7 Dodgers 3 This is getting a little silly. A 9-1 homestand? Seriously? Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming. Game Notes John Maine hurled 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, and 2 earned runs, striking out 9. I know he did this because I saw it with my own eyes, and I […]

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Mets Game 21: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 10 Dodgers 5 Break up the Mets! By taking the second game of their doubleheader with the Dodgers, the Mets have won their third consecutive series, and are now threatening to take the lead in the NL East. I urge you to bask in this current glory, because one can never know what the […]

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Mets Game 20: Win Over Dodgers

Mets 4 Dodgers 0 Johan Santana threw six scoreless innings, Jason Bay hit his first homerun in the orange and blue, and Luis Castillo drove in two runs as the Mets cruised to an easy victory in the front end of a twi-night doubleheader. Can’t say much beyond that, because I didn’t see the game […]

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Inside Look: LA Dodgers

In a matter of a few days, the Mets went from the NL East basement right into the thick of the race, simultaneously changing their outlook from bleak to bright. Their sudden “about face” was the result of several factors, not the least of which included strong pitching, a spark by Ike Davis, poor execution […]

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Mets Game 19: Win Over Braves

Mets 1 Braves 0 For once, everything went right for the Mets. Mike Pelfrey did not pitch well, but battled and stranded a small country on the bases. Tommy Hanson pitched very well, but was the unlucky recipient of poor defense and wet conditions that allowed Jose Reyes to steal a hit, steal a base, […]

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Mets Game 18: Win Over Braves

Mets 3 Braves 1 Suddenly, things are looking up. The Mets beat the Braves for the second consecutive time and simultaneously won their second straight series on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Flushing. Game Notes Jon Niese pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 5 walks, striking out 6 and expending […]

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Happy Birthday Pat Zachry

The day June 15, 1977 lives in infany as the darkest day in Mets history. For those too young to remember, it was the day that the Mets traded “The Franchise” — Tom Seaver — to the Reds in return for a gaggle of Cincinnati’s worst “top prospects”: Steve Henderson, Doug Flynn, Dan Norman, and […]

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Mets Game 17: Win Over Braves

Mets 5 Braves 2 Jerry Manuel is a genius. Manuel finally followed through with his brilliant plan of batting Jose Reyes in the third spot of the lineup, Reyes had a great day at the plate, and the Mets won. It’s all smooth sailing from here on in. Game Notes Jose Reyes went 2-for-4 with […]

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Adam Bostick Suspended for PEDs

According to a press release put out by the Kansas City Royals, former Mets farmhand Adam Bostick has been suspended for 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Bostick was on the roster of the Royals’ AAA Omaha club. […]

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Inside Look: Atlanta Braves

The 8-7 Braves come to Flushing this weekend for a three-game series against the 7-9 Mets. With the two teams fairly close in regard to won-loss records, this is an important matchup for the first month of the season. Two weekend wins by the Mets puts them a half-game behind the Bravos, while a sweep […]

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Mets Game 16: Win Over Cubs

Mets 5 Cubs 2 The Mets did nearly everything they could to give Chicago the game, but in the end the Cubs just weren’t interested. As a result, the Metropolitans won their first series of 2010. Game Notes Johan Santana did not have his best stuff, but had enough to win. Hey … where have […]

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