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After yesterday’s rain out, the Mets and Giants will double dip this afternoon as they will play two games starting at 4:10. In the first game Batista will get the nod against Lincecum while in the second game Bumgarner will start against Gee. In case you forgot about Saturday’s game the Mets were about to end their three game skid in the top of the ninth when a dropped fly ball led to two Giants runners and tied game. The Mets would load the bases in the bottom of the ninth. With one out, it looked like the Mets grounded into a Double Play, Homeplate and First Base, but a throwing error to first base allowed the winning run to score.
DOUBLEHEADER FACTS: The Mets are set to play their first doubleheader this year. The last time the Mets and Giants played a double dip was on June 6, 2006 at Shea Stadium when the two squads split a pair of games. New York lost game one, 6-4, and took game two, 3-2. The last time the Mets swept a doubleheader from San Francisco was July 13...
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After surrendering 16 runs across his first 13.2 innings, Tim Lincecum finally settled down and got good results, allowing one run through five innings of work.
Lincecum struck out eight of the 23 batters he faced, and had them whiffing on his fastballs. Of course, swing-and-miss stuff hasn’t really been the problem for Lincecum so far. Through his first three starts...
The Mets thought they could get away with using Miguel Batista as a spot starter today against the Giants and Lincecum. They thought wrong. All us fans saw this coming, though. He only lasted 3.2 innings and was blasted for six runs, three earned, seven hits, two being homeruns, walking three and striking out two. I somewhat understand moving Santana back to Tuesday, but Batista...
Tim Lincecum was forced to wait another day. After throwing a stinker of a first inning in his last start and following it up with five much stronger innings, he was eager to return to the mound and try to end his first-inning blues, which have dogged him in his first three starts.
A father and son watched the San Francisco Giants take on the New York Mets at Citi Field while dressed as Giants pitchers Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum.
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The father was wearing a Brian Wilson jersey with a fake Wilson mustache and beard, while the son wore a Tim Lincecum jersey with a matching hair wig.
The Giants fans went home happy...
The Mets and Giants will look to dodge rain drops this afternoon when they take the field at 1:10 pm in the third of their four game series against the San Francisco Giants. Having split the first two games, the Mets will look to build upon the surprisingly strong eight inning outing of Mike Pelfrey yesterday, which ended in a Mets win, thanks in part to a ninth inning error by...
Tim Lincecum posted his first win of the season despite another uneven performance, Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 6-1 Monday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Slightly over 1,000 fans were in the stands when the opener began on a windy, raw afternoon better suited for the Bay Area and perhaps 10,000 were bundled...
The Mets and Giants will play a single admission double-header this afternoon at Citi Field with Game 1 beginning at 4:10 PM. After splitting the first 2 games of the series, yesterday's afternoon game was postponed due to rain. The rain-out will push Johan Santana's next start to Tuesday evening against Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins. On the hill in Game 1 for the San...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Brief Previews of Select Games
2. Shameless Polling Action: Over/Under on Yankees-Rangers
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Cleveland Radio
Brief Previews for Select Games
Here are brief previews for four of today’s games — each including the preferred television feed of FanGraphs readers,...
Think of it this way: At least the Mets waited until April 23rd to play a doubleheader that told the fan base "yeah, this isn't our year". Last year, that happened on April 14th. This is progress.For those that were there on Monday, and stayed all 18 incredibly mind numbing innings, I commend you. And it's good to know that I can thank all of you personally because...