Found September 02, 2012 on
New York Mets
Marlins Park (Miami, FL)
N.Y. Mets (63-70) «000010004570
W: R. Ramirez (3-3) L: S. Cishek (4-2)
S: F. Francisco (23)
HR: NYM - None MIA - None
Kelly Shoppach knocked in the go-ahead run with a single to highlight a four-run ninth inning, as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 5-3, in the middle test of a three-game set.
With runners on first and second Lucas Duda ripped a single to center to score Daniel Murphy.
After Mike Baxter popped out, Andres Torres walked to load the bases. Shoppach delivered a base hit up the middle. Marlins center fielder Justin Ruggiano charged the ball to attempt a throw home, but the ball bounced off the heel of his glove and rolled past him, allowing all three runners to score.
"Things like that in that situation in this game, no matter where you are in the season, those are always big moments," Shoppach said. "Not only personally, but as far as the momentum ...
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The Mets used four pitchers last night and the one who likely did the worst job on the night – Ramon Ramirez – came away with the Win. That’s the way it goes sometimes because no statistic is perfect. The annoying thing is that many people will forgive the imperfections of certain stats, like Wins, yet are not willing to give other stats a chance because they focus only...
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R.A. Dickey delivered a complete game to pick up his 17th win and Ike Davis produced a two-run homer as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 3-0, Friday night.
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, Washington's Gio Gonzalez and Dickey share the major league lead in wins. Dickey's 190 strikeouts rank second in the NL, two behind the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw...
Jason Bay’s 1st Inning Grand Slam
The Mets swept the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon, defeating the fish by a score of 5-1. All of the Mets scoring was done in the first inning which included a Jason Bay grand slam.
Shortstop Ronny Cedeno led off the ballgame with a double, and second baseman Justin Turner followed with one of his own to shift Cedeno over to third base. David...
Kelly Shoppach has been solid since coming to the Mets.
The Mets came back to win 5-3 against the Miami Marlins tonight. Jeremy Hefner threw 6 innings of two run ball en route to the victory. Manny Acosta added a scoreless inning of relief while Frank Francisco came on in the ninth and earned his 23rd save of the season.
The Mets had difficulty with Josh Johnson until Josh Thole...
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And some Mets fans out there think Terry Collins should be fired? HA! What a job by Ozzie Guillen last night. MarLOLins Ace Josh Johnson, was mowing down Mets hitters all night and carried a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning. But as what has become a custom, the closer automatically was brought in to the 9th inning, to add to a meaningless stat. Johnson had only thrown 105 pitches...
A lot can be said about the culture of a franchise and what it can do to both the confidence of the players and the fan base. The best example unfortunately comes from the Bronx where we find the Yankees who are almost synonymous with winning. In Queens though, things never seem to go as well. I don’t want to flat out call it a culture of mediocrity, but watching the fan...
Jenrry Mejia returns this September
As much as we all hoped the Mets would contend this season, we all had to know in the back of our minds that it was a long shot. They took us on a fun ride through the first half, but showed what they really were around the all-star break. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the September call-ups and the playoff chases down the stretch.
The month of August was an up and down one for the New York Mets. Their putrid performance in July already put them well out of playoff contention and going into the month they were only playing for pride. The middle of the month brought us the “rock bottom” portion of the 2012 season, but the team has come together to close the month on a high note and give Met fans some optimism...
Jason Bay’s Grand Slam – The Shot Heard ‘Round SNY
It was great to see the Mets complete the sweep of the Miami Marlins after their 5-1 victory on Saturday, but what was with that over-the-top, public display of affection for Jason Bay on SNY afterward?
Did any of you happen to catch that or are you among those that change the channel immediately after the last out of a Mets...
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria says he will wait until after the season before evaluating his disappointing team.
Not long after Miami's team picture was taken Friday afternoon, Loria offered little when asked what the photo might look like in 2013.
''I thought this team was a contender this year. We have to figure out what went wrong,'' Loria said.
New York Mets (64-70) at St. Louis Cardinals (72-62) 2:15 PM ET
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J. Kelly (R) 13 4-6 3.615.22-33.068/29@PITL5.0851-113.24.61
Rookie right-hander Joe Kelly tries to maintain his team's hold on a playoff spot Monday afternoon...
MIAMI – The way Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson was throwing for eight innings, Mets backup catcher Kelly Shoppach didn’t think his team had “much of a chance.” But the Mets erupted for four runs in the ninth to earn a 5-3 win over Miami before 26,402 fans at Marlins Park. Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen took Johnson out after eight innings and 105 pitches, inserting normally...
MIAMI -- R.A. Dickey won his 17th game of the season, tying him for the major-league lead, as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 3-0, Friday night before 23,099 fans at Marlins Park. The Mets' veteran allowed five hits and three walks, striking out seven. He improved to 17-4 with a 2.63 ERA. Dickey was supported by Ike Davis, who slugged his 25th homer of the season, a two...