Found September 03, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Jason Bay’s Grand Slam – The Shot Heard ‘Round SNY It was great to see the Mets complete the sweep of the Miami Marlins after their 5-1 victory on Saturday, but what was with that over-the-top, public display of affection for Jason Bay on SNY afterward? Did any of you happen to catch that or are you among those that change the channel immediately after the last out of a Mets game is recorded? Seriously, I thought one of them was going move in on him and give him a big sloppy kiss. I’m glad Bay hit the homer, but for Gary Cohen to call it one of the feel good moments of the season was bit much… Even on MetsBlog, I believe I counted four of their last six posts are about Jason Bay – I mean his face is being plastered everywhere… EVERYWHERE… Are we supposed to forget Jason Bay’s three years of failure all because Bay hit a home run in an un-meaningful game in September? I wonder if they will be selling souvenir photos of that Jason Bay Grand Slam in the Mets Club Shop for $149.99 or a re

Post-Game: Mets Sweep Fish Behind Bay’s Big Blast

Jason Bay’s 1st Inning Grand Slam The Mets swept the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon, defeating the fish by a score of 5-1. All of the Mets scoring was done in the first inning which included a Jason Bay grand slam. Shortstop Ronny Cedeno led off the ballgame with a double, and second baseman Justin Turner followed with one of his own to shift Cedeno over to third base. David...

Ramon Ramirez gets the Win but Jeremy Hefner earns a QS

The Mets used four pitchers last night and the one who likely did the worst job on the night – Ramon Ramirez – came away with the Win. That’s the way it goes sometimes because no statistic is perfect. The annoying thing is that many people will forgive the imperfections of certain stats, like Wins, yet are not willing to give other stats a chance because they focus only...

Wilfredo Tovar, Dustin Martin Lead End-Of Season Hot List!

The regular season is over for all three upper minors teams. That means no more baseball for the Bisons and B-Mets, and a best-of-three divisional series for the St. Lucie team. Let’s take a look at who finished up the season strong, and who didn’t. Who’s Hot!!! Wilfredo Tovar 2B, Binghamton- Tovar had a strong first half with St. Lucie, but had a tough time adjusting in...

Jon Rauch continues to dominate in second half

It seems like every time I check the box score these days Jon Rauch has tossed another scoreless inning for the Mets.  It’s getting to the point where I expect to see it now and the numbers for the 6’11″ righty have not disappointed.  Since June 10th of this year Rauch has trimmed his ERA from a fat 4.88 all the way down to a slim 2.98.  The 33-year-old has managed to cut...

Keith Hernandez Reportedly Considering Shaving His Trademark Mustache Before Final Mets Game of Year

In an affront to fans of the fine art of mustaches, Keith Hernandez is considering shaving his trademark 'stache. The Mets broadcaster has recently discussed the possibility of shaving his mustache before the team's final game of the season, according to the New York Times, because it has been turning gray since he stopped using coloring product. "I don't want to...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (63-70) @ Florida MarLOLins (59-74)

And some Mets fans out there think Terry Collins should be fired?  HA!  What a job by Ozzie Guillen last night.  MarLOLins Ace Josh Johnson, was mowing down Mets hitters all night and carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning.  But as what has become a custom, the closer automatically was brought in to the 9th inning, to add to a meaningless stat.  Johnson had only thrown 105 pitches...

Mets Hoping A Win Is In The Cards For Matt Harvey Tonight

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 • 8:15 PM (ET) Busch Stadium • St. Louis, MO RHP Matt Harvey (3-3, 2.76) vs LHP Jaime Garcia (3-6, 4.52) Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Ronny Cedeno – 2B David Wright – 3B Scott Hairston – RF Daniel Murphy – 1B Kelly Shoppach – C Jason Bay – LF Andres Torres – CF Matt Harvey – RHP The Mets will try to move beyond yesterday...

Finding The Silver Lining In The Mets’ Second Half

A lot can be said about the culture of a franchise and what it can do to both the confidence of the players and the fan base.  The best example unfortunately comes from the Bronx where we find the Yankees who are almost synonymous with winning.  In Queens though, things never seem to go as well.  I don’t want to flat out call it a culture of mediocrity, but watching the fan...

Mets Game Chatter – 9/4/12

Matt Harvey makes his penultimate start of the season as the Mets go up against the Cardinals tonight at 8:15 PM. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. If you’re having trouble getting in, try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat...

Ike Davis, Bruce Springsteen and Growin’ Up

I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade. You may recognize that lyric as the opening line to “Growin’ Up,” the second track on Bruce Springsteen’s debut album. To me, this lyric and the title apply nicely to Ike Davis here in 2012. Davis stood stone-like in the batter’s box for most of the season, as he struggled to get off the Interstate and above...

New York Mets Month in Review: August

The month of August was an up and down one for the New York Mets. Their putrid performance in July already put them well out of playoff contention and going into the month they were only playing for pride. The middle of the month brought us the “rock bottom” portion of the 2012 season, but the team has come together to close the month on a high note and give Met fans some optimism...

“Marvelous” Marv Throneberry’s 1962 season with the Mets

Many who followed the 1962 New York Mets remember Marv Throneberry, the first baseman who was anything but surehanded. Though Throneberry did not start the season with the Mets, he did get the bulk of playing time at 1B. On the day which would have marked his 79th birthday, (he passed away in 1994) lets go over his 1962 season and how it related to the rest of his playing career...
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