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Several times this season the Mets answered a winning streak with a losing one. They have won five straight and you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if the other shoe will drop this weekend in Miami.
Great timing to have Johan Santana start in the opener.
While you and I might wonder, nobody in the Mets’ clubhouse is thinking along those lines. Terry Collins won’t allow it.
The book on Collins going in was he could get uptight and lose a clubhouse. There’s been nothing to suggest he’s going that way. It does show one can adjust, and even change, over time.
Collins came with little fanfare or declarations. There was no timetable to get the Mets into contention. Instead, he promised to change the culture. His teams are prepared and seldom come out flat, with the Houston debacle an exception.
We’ve seen hustle, better pitching and defense than expected, and a manager who sticks by his players. The Mets are hitting at an extraordinary clip with two outs and lead the majors in comeback victor...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets completed the three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night and rallied to win 10-6:
The win marked the clubs fifth in-a-row, as they improved to five games over .500 for the first time since July 19th 2010. Trailing 4-2 after six innings, the Mets rallied to pick up their MLB best 11th comeback victory. Following the game, manager Terry...
Coming off a back-breaking 6-5 loss to the Fish yesterday, the Mets kept the theme of having a short memory going as they pounded Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins 9-3.
Dickey took the hill for his seventh start of the year and continued his success against the Marlins, scattering nine hits over six frames while walking only one. The tremendous thing about Dickey’s performance...
Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings tonight as St. Lucie beat Brevard County 4-3. It was his first official minor league game since undergoing May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
Young allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four batters.
Young is expected to make 3-4 more minor league starts at a higher level before joining...
The New York Mets had their five-game win streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night:
THIS ONE SUCKED: Frank Francisco entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning looking to close the door on the Marlins and secure the Mets sixth straight victory. Instead, Francisco allowed two runs on three hits.
Francisco allowed a lead off double to Giancarlo...
With all the posts I’ve done about pitching prospects of the early years, I’m a little surprised I completely overlooked Larry Bearnarth. But then again, based on his 2-13 record with a 6.67 ERA in his only minor league season, it was hard to even consider him as a prospect. The Mets signed Bearnarth out of St. John’s and sent him to their AAA Syracuse farm club in 1962 where...
In a season of dominant bullpen work, the St. Lucie Mets won a nail biter by a score of 4-3 despite shaky work out of the ‘pen.
Chris Young made his first rehab start of the year since going down with a torn shoulder capsule in early 2011. Young went five shutout frames, scattering five hits and two walks while punching out four. If he can stay healthy, and that is a BIG if, he...
Frank Francisco blew the save last night, one that would have pushed our winning streak to 6 games, and a season high 6 games over .500. The loss is not catastrophic by any means, but it just re-emphasizes that fact that we don’t have a shut down closer.
As crazy as our former closer Frankie Rodriguez was, he was still a top level closer and despite his high wire act most nights...
David Wright is playing so well. He is batting .376 with 3 homeruns and 18 RBIs. He has become the leader of this clubhouse, and If you have watched the Mets in the past decade he is “the last man standing” from the “old Mets”. Somebody make this man captain of our team!
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!
Dillon Gee struggled through his outing today, but the Mets would put across nine of the ten runs they scored after the sixth inning, and the Mets walked out of Philly with a three-game sweep, winning today 10-6.
Dillon Gee had a mixed outing today, giving up four runs on ten hits, while striking out four. Gee was leaving most of his pitches over the plate, and he was...
MIAMI -- David Wright has had good months in his career, but he has never had a start like this. Wright went 4 for 6 with a home run and three runs batted in to lead the New York Mets to a 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. It was his fourth straight multi-hit game, raising his batting average to .402, which leads the National League. "He is a star, and he'...
The Mets are making their first trip down to South Beach to check out the new home of the Miami Marlins. This time last week, the Mets were on the decline, and the Marlins were on the rise. Since then, the Mets have put themselves on a five game winning streak and the Marlins have still played good ball. The Mets will be sending out Santana tonight as Buehrle gets his second start...
PHILADELPHIA -- Ike Davis hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets scored eight runs off Philadelphia's bullpen in a 10-6 victory that completed a three-game sweep over the slumping Phillies on Wednesday night. Andres Torres also hit a homer, and the Mets rallied for the third straight game to improve to 18-13. The loss spoiled the return of Cliff Lee for the Phillies...