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What am I doing here, on a grimy pier in lower Manhattan at 5 am? That’s a very good question. Just because I get a cryptic message from someone claiming to be JetsMets13, who says he has proof that a renegade Mets blog is conspiring to sell Mets secrets on the black market. The guy says this “rogue Mets blogger is huge”, and that everybody knows him, and that it could be me who would “bring him down.” I asked him who it is he was talking about, and what kind of “proof” did he have? He just said, “Meet me at Pier 31, at five o’clock in the morning.”
So here I am at the crack of dawn, freezing my nuts off. An hour later some guy with a Don Maynard jersey and neon green Nikes shows up. I ask him if he’s JetsMets13, and he just looks at me kinda funny, and hands me an envelope. I look down at it, squinting through the grime on my glasses, trying to decipher the childish scribble on the front. I think I can make it out, it says: “Ask Petey.” What’s this, I ask, but when I look up the
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jenrry Mejia pitched solidly today for St. Lucie as they beat Brevard County by the score of 4-2.
The Mets’ one-time top prospect tossed five innings and allowed just two runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout.
Mejia’s fastball ranged between 91-95 mph, but more importantly he felt good afterward in what was his first major hurdle toward his return to the majors...
Rookie Jordany Valdespin delivers a pinch hit three-run homer to put the Mets up 5-3.
Jon Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing...
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: April 30th – May 7th
The B-Mets went 2-5 over the past week, losing both their series in Akron against the Aeros and at home against the Harrisburg Senators. Three of the five games they lost were only by one run. The Mets fell below .500 and slid in the standings from third to fourth place. The big news on the...
The New York Mets (16-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight behind the most unlikely of circumstance. In a game in which everything that could have gone wrong, didn't, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Roy Halladay, came out on the right side of two key defensive plays and escaped two consecutive jams all before Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit...
The New York Mets have put catcher Josh Thole on the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion.
The Mets made the move before Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia and promoted catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo.
Thole was elbowed in the head by Ty Wigginton of the Phillies during a play at the plate in the Mets' 5-2 win Monday night.
Thole had returned to...
Miguel Batista did little to solve the problem that is Mike Pelfrey’s absence from the rotation, but the Mets overcame a slow start tonight to defeat the Phillies once again 7-4.
Trailing 4-1 entering the seventh, New York got to work when last night’s hero Jordany Valdespin got on base with a lead-off walk against Phillies starter Joe Blanton. However, Blanton would get catcher...
METS NEWS AND NOTES:
FIVE WINS: With a win tonight, the Mets would be five games over .500 for the first time since losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 19, 2010 (49-44)...This is the fifth time the Mets have been four games over .500 (4-0, 6-2, 7-3, 13-9 and 17-13) this year...The last time the Mets won five in a row was July 25-29, 2011.
METS VS PHILLY: With wins on...
The Mets are playing these days without their starting shortstop, Ruben Tejada, who is sidelined because of a strained right groin. They also are playing without their starting catcher, Josh Thole, who has a concussion. They are playing without their starting left fielder, Jason Bay, who is recovering from a fractured left rib. And they are playing without one of their starting...
Good News, Bad News. Mets bounce back after The Houston hell trip and take 2 out of 3 from the D'backs on the brief homestand. With another great start Dickey goes 4-1 on the season. That's good news...the bad, Ruben Tejada took a soil sample with his face when strained his quad. Check out the link below for a full game recap. Happy Sunday Blobbers!
Following Monday night’s thrilling win, set off by the three-run bomb by #TeamValdespin, the Mets send Miguel Batista to the mound this evening looking to take the series and extend their winning streak to four games. Pray for Rain.
When a team goes into a game on a losing streak, it’s said they’re looking for their start to be a stopper. I anticipate Batista to have the opposite...
Mets 7 – Phillies 4TERRY COLLINS ON TONIGHT’S VICTORY“Let me tell you something…tonight’s game was a good win. A good victory for the team, for the guys and for me. The young guys learned that they can comeback at anytime and win a ball game. And that’s huge, huge. You play 9 innings for a reason and my guys did just that and I’m proud of them. For me tonight’s game...
PHILADELPHIA - Jordany Valdespin gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. Valdespin's pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning was his first hit in the majors, and it led the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night. "I called my mom before the game and said if I get in the game I'd get a hit for...
I don’t know if you noticed (how could you not?) but it seems like every time a young player does something positive, we see discussions here, and even on WFAN yesterday regarding which GM brought that player to the Mets.
First, as I’ve said here I think Minaya did a better job than most give him credit for. Second, let us please stop pretending that Alderson has been here for...
PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets, who have made a habit of late-inning heroics so far this season, struck again Tuesday night, scoring all of their runs in the last three frames to beat the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 7-4. The Mets (17-13), who erased a 4-0 deficit, won their fourth straight game and came from behind to earn a victory for the 10th time this season. On Monday...
New York Mets (16-13) at Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) Miguel Batista (0-1, 6.92) vs. Joe Blanton (3-3, 2.83)Time: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Showers, 63 Media: Twitter and FacebookMike Rizzo was fined. So that’s fun.As for tonight’s game, Carlos Ruiz moves up to the 5-spot in the order. He has been their most consistent – and most awesome – offensive...