Found September 24, 2012 on
The Daily Stache:
New York Mets
Imagine if Ike Davis had been hitting this way all along. He very well may have had a 40 home run season and not been the subject of trade rumors. Whatever the situation, he certainly seems to be making his case to stay, hitting two absolute bombs tonight, making him the first 30- home-run-hitting Met at CitiField since it opened. Make a fuss about HIS off-field habits will ya? Drinks are on Ike tonight!
Jenrry Mejia scratched out his first MLB win tonight, although it took him 96 pitches over 5 innings to do so. While he may have been inefficient, he was effective, and held the Pirates scoreless through his turn on the mound.
David Wright notched himself 2 more hits, bringing himself to only 2 hits away from tying Ed Kranepool as the Mets all-time hits leader. He was tied with Ike Davis at 85 RBI’s for exactly one at-bat.
BREAKING NEWS…Andrew McCutchen is FAST. Holy moley, when he hit his triple I had to rewind it and watch again. To quote Ron Darling: “I could watch McCutchen run all day.” The way he ran around the bases, I honestly think he could beat Jose Reyes in a foot race.
In all seriousness, in addition to watching the Mets fall apart since the All-Star break, it has been quite sad watching the Pirates’ collapse as well. I was actually rooting for them to have a winning season and make the playoffs. I love watching McCutchen play and will be interested to see where he places in the NL MVP race. Hopefully he can stay in it.
Ike’s 2nd home run, a 3-run blast that broke the game open.
Moment(s) of Note
Josh Thole doing battle with Mothra at the plate before taking his at-bat.
Daniel Murphy looking like a gold-glover out there tonight with two impressive defensive stops and throws to Ike at 1st.
Jenrry Mejia looking like a turtle after the game was over, with his sweatshirt hood tied tightly around his face. Must have been cold at CitiField.
Jose Tabata doing a little shuffle dance (probably by accident just to keep his footing) after making an awkward running catch in left field. Whatever the case was, he came up laughing.
Giving two here tonight…one for Ike Davis for his 30th home run and one to Jenrry Mejia for his first major league win. Well done boys!
Collin McHugh (0-2, 3.86 ERA) will give it another go and take the mound tomorrow against the all-too-familiar Wandy Rodriguez (4-4, 3.71 ERA) in game 2 of this 4-game series between the Mets and the Pirates. First pitch at 7:10 pm EST. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660 AM. @MetsWFAN @dailystache @Meriwyn
Let’s go METS!!
BEST OF MAXIM
Last night Ike Davis slugged two homers to give him 30 for the year. He is the first Met to reach that mark since Citi Field opened back in 2009.
In a season that has gone from nothing but positives to nothing but negatives, a few Mets players have a chance for some pretty cool personal milestones. We’ve all been watching R.A. Dickey as he might win the Mets first Cy Young...
In Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Marlins, R.A. Dickey delivered another spectacular performance for the Mets and improved his record to 19-6 while lowering his ERA to a league leading 2.66 for the season.
Dickey became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win 19 games, throw 220 innings and strikeout 200 or more in a single season, joining the elite company of Tom Seaver, Dwight...
David Wright was in full salvage mode yesterday, both from a team and individual perspective, After a blazing first half in which he carried the Mets, he’s fallen off dramatically and with his fall so has his team.
There have been numerous times during the Mets’ dreadful second half when they could have turned things around, but failed.
Now mathematically eliminated and after...
Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Davis had a career-best five RBIs and David Wright had a run-scoring single to move within two hits of tying Ed Kranepool's franchise...
Great seeing the Mets finally have some life in them. Of course its meaningless but hey its a lot better then it was just a week ago. The Mets were down 4 going into the bottom of the first and scored 3 runs. Back to back home runs from Turner and Wright. This back to back was the first time all year. Wright, who has looked down right exhausted, even contributed another hit and 2 rbi’s later in
Ruben Tejada delivered the knock-out blow with a bases loaded walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 victory at Citi Field this afternoon over the Marlins. With the win the Mets complete their first sweep at home in over three months.
David Wright went 1-for-4 and got the Mets on the board with his 19th home run of the season: a two-run blast...
Monday, September 24, 2012 • 7:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Kyle McPherson (0-1, 2.25) vs. RHP Jenrry Mejia (0-1, 9.00)
Fred Lewis, rf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Scott Hairston, cf
Lucas Duda, lf
Ruben Tejada, ss
Josh Thole, c
Jenrry Mejia, rhp
The Mets start their final home series of the season tonight as they host the Pirates...
Collin McHugh takes the mound as the Mets try to make it five in a row as they host the Pirates in a game that starts at 7:10 PM.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012 • 1:10 PM
Citi Field • Flushing, NY
RHP Ricky Nolasco (12-12, 4.42) vs. RHP Chris Young (4-8, 4.37)
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – RF
Lucas Duda – LF
Andres Torres – CF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Chris Young – RHP
The Mets go for the sweep today against the Marlins as...
It’s with great sadness that I report the following…
The Mets will host a fundraiser on Nov. 1 to benefit Shannon Forde, their senior director of media relations who was diagnosed earlier this month with Stage IV breast cancer.
The $100 fundraiser includes a dinner, open bar, cocktail hour and dancing at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J., emceed by broadcaster...
In case you missed it: Shannon Forde, works in the media relations department for the Mets, is battling Stage 4 breast cancer. There will be a fundraiser in New Jersey in November, and you can help by buying a ticket to the fundraising dinner, or for a meet and greet autograph session with former Mets greats. The links will provide all the information you need, including a link to...
At least the Pirates weren’t shut out, right? Tonight’s 6-2 loss put them 3 games below .500 once again. If Ike Davis didn’t exist, the Pirates would have won. But he does, and they didn’t. Kyle McPherson struggled with his command a bit in his second major league start. He threw 83 pitches, just 46 [...]