Found July 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
ATLANTA -- The power at Turner Field went out with a bang with one strike on New York Mets catcher Josh Thole in the second inning Friday. That should have been a bad omen for the Mets, already down 2-0 to the Braves, but New York made a game of it before the Braves clamped down for a 7-5 win. "We were able to hold on," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. After spotting the Braves a 5-0 lead through three innings -- and after a 16-minute delay while the lights came back on -- the Mets batted around and struck back for four in the fourth. Neither starter lasted long on a muggy night. New York's Chris Young (2-3) was gone after three innings, and Atlanta's Tim Hudson was out after facing two batters in the fifth. Pitchers came and went on both sides after that, including the Mets' Josh Edgin, who made his major league debut. Edgin gave up a home run to Chipper Jones in the sixth, when the Braves tacked on two more runs. Cristhian Martinez (4-1) ended ...

Braves' Jack Wilson leaves with finger injury

Jack Wilson left the Atlanta Braves' game against the New York Mets on Friday night with a dislocated finger, forcing Martin Prado to play shortstop for the first time in four years. Wilson is the second Braves shortstop to injure his right little finger this week. The Braves said Wilson dislocated the middle joint of the right little finger and X-rays were negative. His status...

4 Bolder Predictions for the New York Mets in the Second Half of the Season

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Six Things That Went Wrong In Mets First Half

No evaluation of the Mets is complete without a list of disappointments. While 46-40 at the break, the Mets have more to be happy about than not.  However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t laments. Had everything broken right in the first half, the Mets could be sitting on top of the NL East. Here’s what went wrong: The struggling bullpen: Most of Sandy Alderson’s off-season...

Power outage causes delay to Mets-Braves game

A power outage at Turner Field caused a 16-minute delay in Friday night's game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were leading 2-0 with two outs in the top of the second inning, and Tim Hudson was pitching to the Mets' Jose Thole, when power was lost at the stadium. After only a few seconds, limited power was restored, including to the scoreboard...

Post Game: Braves 8 Mets 7

Dickey had a rough start today. Today the Mets lost a close one to Atlanta 8-7. This was a game that the Mets should have won, as they had a 2 run lead with 2 outs in the 8th inning. This loss ensures a series loss to the Braves. RA Dickey struggled today, allowing 5 runs in 5 innings. Josh Edgin struck out the side in his innning, and Bobby Parnell, Tim Byrdak and Pedro Beato combined...

Mets Will Not Sign Second Round Pick RHP Teddy Stankiewicz

The New York Mets will not sign their second-round pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, RHP Teddy Stankiewicz. According to Jonathan Mayo of, the Texas high school right-hander has elected to go to Seminole Junior College in Oklahoma instead. The deadline for signing Stankiewicz and the rest of the players selected in last month’s draft was at 5:00 PM EST this evening.  

Opinion: Mets Should Think About Calling up Harvey

Harvey’s curveball is ready, his fastball’s command has gotten significantly better in the last few months, and Dillon Gee will likely be out for the rest of the season because of his shoulder. The Mets also need some kind of spark to carry them to the 2012 postseason; so who is a better option than Matt Harvey? I mean, maybe if Alderson makes a deal for a good starting pitcher...

Mets Mid-Season Report

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Dillon Gee and Blood Clots

New York Mets’ 26-year-old right-hander, Dillon Gee, had surgery this week to break up a blood clot in his pitching shoulder. The clot was discovered with testing on Monday after Gee complained of numbness in his fingers on Sunday, one day after a winning performance against the Cubs.  The clot, referred to as a thrombus in medical terminology, was broken up using a catheter,...

Mets lose Dillon Gee for the season: is it time for Matt Harvey?

Few Mets fans have been riding the Dillon Gee bandwagon for as long as I have. To me, and some of my closest Mets fan friends, he’s the second-coming of Rick Reed, down to sharing the number the veteran righty wore in his time in New York. Over the All-Star break, Gee was revealed to [...]

MMO Mailbag: Can’t See Mets Making A Serious Bid For Quentin

I received a couple of emails last week… Better late than never… Ryan writes: Can you please address the abysmal OBP’s of Daniel Murphy and Josh Thole? It is the only reason they are on the team. Do you also find Mike Nickeas’ presence to be insulting to the other players on the team? Awesome site I don’t have a problem with Daniel Murphy, and if I were going to complain...
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