Archive for April, 2011
Phillies 2 Mets 1 Holding the opposing team to two runs usually means you have a great chance to win — particularly when playing at a hitter-friendly park such as Citzens Bank. Unless, of course, you are facing Roy Halladay.
Philles 10 Mets 3 This was the game that — on paper — was the Mets’ best chance to win out of the three-game series.
Tonight’s Mets lineup against Phillies pitcher Vance Worley: Jose Reyes – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole – C Jason Pridie – CF Mike Pelfrey – RHP Worley pitched very well in two starts for Philly last year, [...]
According to the Mets PR Department, Ronny Paulino has been promoted from AAA Buffalo and activated from the disabled list. Paulino is available to play in tonight’s ballgame against the Phillies. He will wear uniform #9. To make room on the roster for Paulino, catcher Mike Nickeas has been demoted to Buffalo. I’m kind of [...]
Big test coming up for the Mets this weekend as they play the big bad Phillies. To get an idea of what’s going on with our phavorite team from Philadelphia, I called on fellow ESPN SweetSpot blogger Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley to give us the inside scoop. By the way, I provided answers to [...]
Nationals 4 Mets 3 All good things must come to an end.
Not sure that this will affect his start tonight, but Livan Hernandez has been mentioned in a case against a drug dealer in Puerto Rico. From the Miami Herald: Vázquez Ayala was arrested after a seven-year investigation and was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute drugs in Puerto Rico. According to the source, Hernández’s name [...]
Funny, I still have a subconscious urge to type “Expos” when I need to type “Nationals”. Go figure. Here is tonight’s Mets lineup against Expos Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez. Jose Reyes – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole [...]
With all the ballyhoo about Jose Reyes’ headfirst slide into third last night and the ensuing discussion about whether it’s safer / smarter / faster to slide head- or feet-first, here are some interesting points. First, a mechanical engineer came to the conclusion that sliding head-first was faster. Though, other researchers — including a physicist [...]
Former Met reliever Roger McDowell is under investigation by MLB for allegedly threatening fans in San Francisco with a baseball bat and verbally assaulting them with homophobic slurs You can read all the gory details
Mets 6 Nationals 3 After falling behind 3-2, the Mets fought back and went ahead in the top of the ninth with a bleeder, a blooper, a bunt, a sacrifice fly, and a bouncer — proving that “small ball” still survives and can help win ballgames.
Tonight’s Mets lineup against Washington Nationals lefthander Tom Gorzelanny: Jose Reyes – SS Justin Turner – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Scott Hairston – CF Mike Nickeas – C R.A. Dickey – P What is it with Mets managers and their insistence on [...]
For the second straight year, both Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo chose not to take part in the Mets’ annual visit to Walter Reed Hospital. This time, everyone is very pleased that Perez and Castillo stayed home. What a difference a year makes. In other irrelevant news about former Mets, Brad Emaus is listed at [...]
Mets 6 Nationals 4 Five in a row, gotta be pleased about that.
The Mets lineup tonight facing Jordan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals: Jose Reyes – SS Dan Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole – C Jason Pridie – CF Chris Young – P If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.