Archive for September, 2010

Mets Game 159: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 9 Mets 2 I believe the term is “playing out the string”. Game Notes Tough game for Dillon Gee, but hey, we couldn’t expect him to continue to pitch as far above expectations as he had done in his previous starts. Gee allowed 4 runs — 2 earned — on 7 hits and 3 […]

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Which Mets to Keep, Which to Trash

ESPN-NY is running a poll that is sadly all-to-fitting: Your New York Mets: Take ‘Em or Trash ‘Em. For some reason, the names and faces on that page resemble a “most wanted” poster you might see at the post office. And certainly, many of those people have committed symbolic crimes as far as Mets fans […]

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Mets Game 158: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 3 Mets 1 It can be very tough to win the second game of a doubleheader after losing the first game in the late innings. And the Mets aren’t very tough. The Brewers rolled with the momentum built from their come-from-behind victory earlier in the evening by beating the Mets a second time. Not […]

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Mets Game 157: Loss to Brewers

Brewers 8 Mets 7 For a while, it appeared that the Mets would pull out another exciting, come-from-behind win. But it was not to be. The Brewers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third against starter Jonathon Niese, and the Mets clawed back with two in the bottom of the frame and then […]

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Mets Game 156: Win Over Brewers

Mets 5 Brewers 4 Sorry for the late post … there will be no recap. My computer crashed during the top of the 8th and since I was watching the game on MLB.com, I missed the most interesting part of the game. But from what I understand, it was quite a comeback. Feel free to […]

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Off-Topic: Should We Be Curious About Jose Bautista?

Jose Bautista has 52 homeruns (as of this writing). Prior to this year, he has never hit more than 16 in one season in the big leagues (though he did hit 24 in the minors in 2005). Granted, some people are late bloomers, and some benefit from a “change in scenery”. But 52 homeruns? Shouldn’t […]

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Bark In The Park Tonight

Your dog probably has no idea how bad the Mets are this year, and unlike most fans would therefore be overjoyed to go to the ballgame tonight vs. the Brewers. So why not take your pup, since tonight is “Bark In The Park”. (Funny how Mets fans and dogs have one thing in common: undying, […]

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Mets Game 155: Win Over Phillies

Mets 7 Phillies 3 Too bad Chase Utley couldn’t slide into a Mets infielder back in April. Game Notes As manager Jerry Manuel astutely pointed out in the postgame interview, Carlos Beltran is finally hitting his stride. Beltran was spectacular on both sides of the ball, enjoying his best performance of the year. Beltran hit […]

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Mets Game 154: Win Over Phillies

Mets 5 Phillies 2 Take THAT, Chase Utley! Now you know what happens when you wake a sleeping giant! The Mets mustered all the motivation they could find, inspired by a ferocious slide by bad-ass Carlos Beltran, and absolutely hammered the first-place Phillies. Beltran not only dropped to the ground and got dirty, but his […]

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The Mets Are Sissies

From Wikipedia: Sissy is a pejorative for a boy or man to indicate that he fails to behave according to the traditional male gender role. Generally, it implies a lack of the courage and stoicism which are thought important to the male role. It might also imply interests seen as strikingly un-masculine. This pejorative may […]

Opinion and Analysis

Mets Game 153: Loss to Phillies

Phillies 3 Mets 2 So I blinked, and missed the game. The Phillies disposed of the Mets in short order, cruising to their 93rd win of the season in a mere 2 hours, 10 minutes. That’s pretty impressive, considering: – a knuckleballer pitched 6 innings for the Mets – there were 5 pitching changes in […]

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What Happened To the Pitching Philosophy?

Last night I watched the Mets 1967 Yearbook (god love the DVR). They showed clips of Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, and Jon Matlack, among others. Something I kept seeing, over and over, with every pitcher in a Mets uniform, was this: – a step back behind the rubber that started momentum going forward – legs […]

Pitching Mechanics

Mets Game 152: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 7 Mets 5 The Fish swept the Mets, but at least the pain was quick. A two-game sweep is less painful than a three-game sweep, isn’t it? I feel like I haven’t written a meaningful game recap post since early June. Is that the reality? Do you really care about any of these games, […]

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Mets Game 151: Loss to Marlins

Marlins 5 Mets 2 The battle for third place did not go well for the Mets. Wow, how sad is that? The Mets are “battling” for third place — and losing thus far. That’s what this season has come to, with less than a dozen games left. The hot stove season can’t come soon enough. […]

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Off Topic: DJ Kitty Spins Rays to First Place

Mr. Met will forever have our heart. But there is a new mascot who’s a big beat blaster, dropping dope beats cuz he knows he has to. Cuttin’ and scratchin’ are the aspects of his game, and by October you will know his name. Behind a turntable he makes the laws, just watch for the […]

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