Browsing Archive July, 2011

Today’s Mets Lineup vs. Yankees

This is the lineup the Mets are sending to the plate against Yankee pitcher Bartolo Colon:

Jose Reyes – SS
Justin Turner – 2B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Dan Murphy – 3B
Angel Pagan – CF
Jason Bay – LF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Dillon Gee – P

For what it’s worth, Carlos Beltran has a .395 OBP and 1.080 OPS lifetime against Colon. Reyes is career 2-for-3 against him and Bay (0-for-3) is the only other Met to ever face Colon.

Dillon Gee is 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA (six earned/25.1 innings) in four day starts this season. I believe his eyes are brown.


Reyes was Wrong

Jose Reyes‘ baserunning gaffe from Friday night’s game was exactly that: a gaffe. Meaning, a blunder, or a foolish mistake.

It doesn’t matter that Bob Ojeda was a former MLBer and he supported this blunder, because there are former MLBers who, if you asked them, would say it was a dumb move.

And it doesn’t matter that Reyes’ own manager Terry Collins publicly supported Reyes’ decision to take a chance in that situation, because Collins


Wake Up Early for Yankees Tickets

The Yankees set a Citi Field attendance record with a paid crowd of 42,020 on Friday night. According to various reports, there were also some Mets fans in the stands.

Saturday afternoon’s game is just about sold out, BUT, there will be a limited number of standing room tickets on sale for the contest (this info is straight from the Mets PR department). Tickets will go on sale on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. exclusively at the Citi Field Ticket windows at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. FYI, game time is 4:10 PM.

So if you want to see the Yankees tomorrow and don’t yet have tickets, you still have a shot if you get up early and get out to Flushing by 9 AM.