Found August 02, 2012 on
I know what you might be thinking with the title of this post: “Yeah, but it’s too little, too late.”
You would be correct and in full disclosure, I think the signing of Jon Rauch was a mistake. However, give credit where credit is due, as we should applaud Rauch for helping the stopping of the bleeding, as he is keeping up his end of the bargain of late.
Take last night’s game for example.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, while holding on to a 2-1 lead over the San Francisco Giants, and after Tim Byrdak got out his only lefty batter, Rauch easily got out the next two batters to preserve a 2-1 lead. It was a game the Mets would eventually hold on to win after Bobby Parnell slammed the door shut in the ninth.
While we, collectively as fans, still cannot fully trust the bullpen, it is encouraging that Rauch is finally settling down and finding a groove of late. In his last 13 appearances (spanning 9.1 innings pitched), Rauch has given up only one run on just four hits and two walks...
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What is the one thing aside from Jason Bay that really gets Mets fans in an uproar? All the Mets fans are screaming “the bullpen!!!” Well Mets fans, I have figured out what the Mets have to do to get this bullpen back on its feet.
There is only one player that can save the Mets bullpen and bring us back to the glory and dominance that was experienced in the mid 1980s. The...
Last night versus the S.F. Giants, New York Met starter Jonathon Niese needed 105 pitches to get through 7 masterful innings, allowing 1 ER while striking out five improving his record on the year to 8-5. Niese bounced back from his worst start of the season to toss an absolute gem, telling reporters the following after the contest:
“That’s the beauty of this game, is that...
Could McHugh Be A September Call-Up?
Welcome back for the second installment, and first Friday Edition of the brand new, MMO Mets Minors Beat. I’m your host, Petey Pete, and I’ll be going over the transactions reports and box-scores everyday, scanning the team reports, talking to the players and coaches, pouring over reams of scouting reports and statistics. Analyzing, crunching...
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Unlike when Luca met his demise, the Mets usually see it coming
“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. The Famous line from the movie The Godfather seems somewhat fitting for how the Mets looked in July. They looked like they were dead in the water.
Now as the calendar has turned to August it seems as though they have come up for air and are beginning to steady the ship.
Wednesday night’s affair in San Francisco brought about perhaps the most inexplicable Mets win of the year. But it was a win and we’ll take all of those that we can get around here.
Twenty (20!) Mets reached base against a collection of Giants pitchers that started with Matt Cain and included four others. New York had nine hits, drew nine walks, had a batter get hit by a pitch...
Bell Back to Mets?
Mets News and Notes:
The Mets discussed sending Jason Bay to the Miami Marlins for closer Heath Bell and catcher John Buck, Ken Rosenthal reports.
Bay is owed $16 million next season, plus a $3 million buyout of a vesting option for 2014. That option only kicks in at $17 million if Bay has 600 plate appearances next season, which will not occur.
St. Lucie 2, Clearwater 5
Angel Cuan struggled behind and some poor defense a poor relief outing by Jack Leathersich aided in a 5-2 loss to the Clearwater Treshers. Cory Vaughn and Alonzo Harris had RBI on the day and the S.Mets struggled to get runners in position to score
Alonzo Harris – 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Cory Vaughn – 0 for 4, 1 RBI 1 SO
When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 25, 1987
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
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Turgeon is the son of Dave Turgeon, who manages State College in the Pirates’ system...
New York Mets at San Diego Padres 10:05 PM ET
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R. Dickey (R) 21 14-2 2.836.08-12.807/29@ARIW7.0401-114.03.86
C. Richard (L) 22 7-11 4.145.24-43.717/29@MIAND5.1521-118.26.27
With a wide gulf separating them from the top of the NL East, the New York Mets need R.A. Dickey pitching at...
Chris Young takes on Barry Zito as the Mets try to win three out of four in San Francisco against the Giants. Game time is 3:45 PM
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Hello and welcome to another tantalizing day of Mets baseball. Tonight, the Mets play the San Francisco Giants for the third time in a row after splitting the first two games in the series. Last night, Tim Lincecum led the Giants to victory with a dominating performance. A solid start from Matt Harvey was encouraging, but not enough to get the Mets a victory.
Tonight, it’s Matt...
With a wide gulf separating them from the top of the NL East, the New York Mets need R.A. Dickey pitching at the top of his game if they harbor any hopes of climbing back into contention.
Dickey's most recent outing was quite encouraging.
The Mets will hand the ball to the knuckleballer Friday in the opener of a three-game road series against the San Diego Padres.
Garrett Olson had a phenomenal outing, but the Bisons offense and a late-inning error doomed the Bisons in their 2-0 series opening loss.
Garrett Olson had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out seven. Olson was consistently coaxing weak contact and getting the strikeout when he needed it. Robert Carson came out...