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213 Miles From Shea:
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 of the season.
Johan Santana is fresh off of his first win of the season with a 1-2 record over 31.0 innings with a 2.61 ERA. In his last three starts he has pitched 19.2 innings with an ERA of 1.83. One of those starts was against the Marlins where he pitched 6.2 innings allowing one earned run, striking out 11 batters. The Marlins have the following numbers against Santana:
Buck 4-18, 3B
Kearns 2-15, 2B
The Mets will get another shot at Mark Buehrle tonight who is 2-4 on the season with a 2.83 ERA over 41.1 innings. His last start was a complete game against the P...
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Buffalo Bisons infielder Bobby Scales has been placed on the temporary inactive list. The move was made as a result of reporters finding out that he was planning on signing with a team in the Japanese Baseball League. A check of the Bison’s roster on the team’s official website reveals that Scales name has been removed from the team’s roster.
Scales, a second baseman, is presently...
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...
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.
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...
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!
When you're enjoying some time off or running errands having a gunman literally cross your path isn't on the list of things to do.
Miami Marlins catcher Brett Hayes had the scare of a lifetime when a gunman walked by his car while he was stuck in traffic in South Florida. Hayes had no idea that the gunman had shot two police officers and had officers chasing him down....
MIAMI (AP) -- Greg Dobbs' single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Emilio Bonifacio from second base with the winning run Friday, and the Miami Marlins rallied to end the New York Mets' five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory.
The Marlins scored twice in the ninth off Frank Francisco to win for the ninth time in 10 games. They were coming off an 8-1 trip, the...