Browsing Archive September, 2011

Mets Game 151: Win Over Braves

Mets 12 Braves 2

In four innings against the Wild Card leading Braves, the Mets score double the amount of runs they mustered in four games against the previously fourth-place Nationals. Go figure.

A nice outburst, but it doesn’t really take the sting out of that four-game fold-up in Flushing.

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Tonight’s Mets Lineup vs. Braves

The Mets begin their starring role as spoilers in September with a three-game set against Atlanta. Here is the lineup the Mets will send to bat against Braves pitcher Derek Lowe:

Jose Reyes – SS
Angel Pagan – CF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Nick Evans – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Ruben Tejada – 2B
Chris Capuano – P

A bit of a lineup juggle, with recently hot Ruben Tejada moving down to the #8 spot to protect Josh Thole. The Menudo member that wasn’t is hitting .320 in his last 7 games, while Pagan is at .240 over the same span. However, Pagan expertly avoided having a ball drop on his foot in centerfield yesterday, so I suppose this is some kind of a reward for that grace under pressure. As a fan, am I allowed to “fold it up”, and if so, how does one execute such a thing?

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Blog Roundup: Bottoming Out Edition

After a 1-8 homestand, the Mets finally appear to be playing as poorly as preseason pundits expected them to.  But there’s always 2012, or what may be even more interesting, the offseason.

Blogs away:

  • Rising Apple reminds us not to forget about Jenrry Mejia when we talk about pitching prospects.
  • Mack’s Mets compares two other pitching prospects, Mark Cohoon and Akeel Morris.
  • Patrick Flood says the Mets might not even stack up against the Nationals next year.  Then again, they didn’t really stack up against them this year.
  • Metstradamus finds himself in baseball Purgatory.  But the good news is, there are no lines at Shake Shack in Purgatory.
  • Mets Fever looks at the bright side – the Mets prospects for a better draft pick are improving all the time.
  • Real Dirty Mets are taking a beating from the Mets in September.

Hang in there – the offseason’s nearly here.  Check out Mets Today for all the latest developments.

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K-Rod Shows True Colors

In case you missed it, former Mets closer and current Brewers setup man Francisco Rodriguez (a.k.a., “K-Rod”) is unhappy in his current role.

Huh.

It seems that Mr. Rodriguez is dissatisfied with being “just” a setup man on a first-place team bound for the playoffs.

Perhaps he’d prefer to be a closer on a team that is 7 games under .500, 25 games out of first, has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason in the second week of September, and on the verge of sinking to fourth place? After all, winning isn’t everything.

From the Milwaukee Sentinel:

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Blog Roundup: Wednesday Edition

It’s September. The leaves are changing, the kids are going back to school, and the weather’s cooling off. And so are the Mets’ bats. But at least we had a “Star Wars Night” to help dull the pain.

I have a Blog feeling about this:

  • Metstradamus wishes the strange combination of knitting and Star Wars could have provided Bobby Parnell with some effectiveness.
  • Mets Fever is concerned about Zack Wheeler – To the naked eye, his pitching mechanics resemble those of Mark Prior
  • LoHud Mets asks, who are you, Bobby Parnell? Who-who? Who-who?
  • Amazin’ Avenue points at Jonah Hill, and says, “What do these Mets do?”
  • Mets360 takes an all-around look at Mike Pelfrey, comparing him to other pitchers the Mets have taken first in the draft.
  • Jason Fry of Faith and Fear in Flushing was one of the stormtroopers at Citi Field the other night. The Force is strong in this one.

Happy reading, and May the Mets Today be with you.

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