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75-53, 1st place, 6 games up on Cle.
Solid win last night.
Hunter and Cabrera put the Tigers up early, and Fister pitched well enough over 6 1/3 innings of 1 run ball for the W. Martinez looked good behind the plate and I like that he was spelled by Pena late in the game.
Bruce Rondon closed out the 9th nicely, allowing 1 hit and striking 1 one in the 9th. He’s been doing a lot of this lately. Here are his numbers over his late 10 games: 11 2/3 IP, 11 Ks, 3 BB, and a .94 WHIP. On the season his ERA is down to 3.65 and he’s nearly as effective against Lefties (.257 BAA) as he is against righties (.246 BAA). Eight of his last 10 appearances have been for at least an inning, and 3 of those have been for longer. Salty.
Today’s matchup pits Scherzer against All Start starter Matt Harvey, on the same mound, no less. How weird is this? It’s the first time the All-Star Game starters have met at any point during that same regular season (I borrowed that from the Elias Sports Bureau). A little more – the only two times the All-Star starters pitched against each other in the same season came in the World Series, according to Elias: Dwight Gooden vs. Roger Clemens in 1986, and Red Ruffing vs. Paul Derringer in 1939. This will certainly be the last Harvey Scherzer match-up of the season.
Today’s Hunter/Martinez/Iglesias Less Lineup:
1. Jackson, CF
2. Infante, 2B
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Tuiasosopa, RF
6. Dirks, LF
7. Pena, C
8. Santiago, SS
9. Scherzer, P
BEST OF MAXIM
Everyone already knew that Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer was having a special season.
On Saturday on one of the national FOX broadcasts, Scherzer added something extra to the mix -- a game-winning hit.
What was billed as a pitchers' duel between Scherzer and Mets starter Matt Harvey lived up to the hype as they reprised their All-Star Game starting roles at Citi Field...
During a season of nearly unprecedented pitching success, Max Scherzer relished a rare opportunity to talk about his bat.
''Definitely my own,'' he said. ''P-100, says Max Scherzer on it.''
Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over...
If the New York Mets are to win this weekend, today is their best chance, with Matt Harvey starting. The sad thing, is that feeling comes with the statistical backdrop of a 13-12 record in his starts this season, including the Mets going 6-10 in his last 16 starts.
HARVEY: What’s he really think about his support?
Harvey has a 2.67 ERA with a 119-to-17 strikeouts-to-walks ration...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season.
Andy Dirks had...
Keith Hernandez, of whom Mike Francesa once said "doesn't like to work too hard", got in a quick quip at the noted gay rights activist last night. As Al Alburquerque was warming up, Keith said, "Oh there's no one named Al Alburquerque."
Partner in crime Gary Cohen pushed harder, replying: "Yes, there really is. Alberto!"
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SNY has the same tired rotation of games for Mets Classics that we have seen, oh, about 100 million times.
Cone K’s 19 against the Phillies in 1991 or Agbayani hits the Grand Slam in Japan to give the 2000 Mets their first win of the season.
To quote the legendary New Jersey Nets player Derek Coleman: “Whoop de damn do.”
No offense to those games, they are in their own way...
While it may still be a long shot for David Wright to return from the DL this season, he sure isn't keeping the odds from allowing him to try. Wright has been working hard on his rehab and is starting to make progress. Whether that progress is enough to get him back on the field this season remains to be seen, but it's a start.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New...
The Mets selected left-handed high school pitcher Steven Matz in the 2nd round (72nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft. He came in at 16th overall in the MMN Mid-Season Top-25 Prospect list.
Matz, now 22, is a local kid– growing up in East Setauket, NY and attending Ward Melville High School. In his senior season he struck out a mind-blowing 81 batters in just 44 innings while allowing...
As of 9:00am EST today, here are today’s Mets minor league starting pitchers:
Fresno Grizzlies @ Las Vegas 51s 10:05pm EST
TBD vs. Rafael Montero (5-3, 3.27 ERA)
PCL League Scoreboard
Montero’s last start wasn’t like his last four, but he still pitched pretty well. On August 20th against Salt Lake, he allowed two runs on eight hits, two walks, and three strikeouts in five...
The Mets signed 16 year old Ricardo Cespedes yesterday, actually on his 16th birthday. Cespedes just made the cut to be signed this year by 8 days. If he was 8 days younger, teams would not be able to sign him until next July.
According to Baseball America, Cespedes has “a nice swing and a line-drive, gap-to-gap approach”. The Mets reached an agreement with him in July but had...
Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
Citi Field • 1:10 PM
Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52) vs Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd - RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Juan Lagares – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee – RHP
Dillon Gee has been one of the best pitchers in baseball...
The Mets send newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka, a recent re-’Graduate’ to the major leagues, to the mound against the Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Matsuzaka surely hopes his second-chance is more than a ‘Semi-Charmed Life’. Did I mention Third Eye Blind is playing a post-game concert? ‘Jumper.’
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Las Vegas 9, Fresno 8
The Las Vegas 51s scored twice in the ninth inning today against visiting Fresno to force extra innings, winning in the 10th on Eric Campbell’s game-ending RBI single for a 9-8 victory.
Brandon Hicks went 2-for-3 with four RBIs for Las Vegas, knocking a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning to force extra innings. Hicks and Campbell combined for five...