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New York Mets
When they brought Bobby Parnell in for a tiring Dillon Gee on Wednesday, I was running through all the times Parnell had come in this season, gotten big outs, and was thinking that this was the first time in a long time that Parnell entered a ballgame and I wasn't scared to death. I barely got the word "death" out of my thought process when Carlos Ruiz sent one sailing over the left field fence to tie the game at 3-3 in the seventh.And then the real fun began as Jon Rauch gave up the go ahead run in the eighth, and then ... wait for it ... six runs in the ninth! Three of them came on a Jimmy Rollins home run who was clearly trying to take Keith Hernandez's head off in the Pepsi Porch. He missed, but he hit right in the middle of Ramon Ramirez's heart. Then Chris Schwinden was brought in to mop up, but it helps if you mop with an actual mop and not with an ice pick because Schwinden's idea of mopping up was giving up two more runs.This is not good ... Terry ...
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The Mets announced yesterday that Josh Thole would be returning to the Mets on Friday. Thole last appeared in the majors on May 7th, when he suffered a concussion after a home plate collision with ex-Met Ty Wigginton. Thole was immediately removed from the game and later placed on the new 7-day DL for concussions. He ended up missing 24 days.
The Mets were 14-8 (.636) when Thole...
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed to Jon Heyman of CBSSportsline.com,that the Mets plan to offer David Wright a contract extension during the season.
“I would expect sometime before the season’s over, we will have a conversation,” Alderson told Heyman. “I’m hopeful he’ll be here a long time.”
According to Heyman:
By making an offer in season, it...
The Mets Merized Online Player of the Month for the month of May has shown he can have a great impact on this team. This month, the Mets had a record of 15-13. Here is our MMO Player of the Month for May 2012.
Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how David Wright did this month:
The Mets announced that catcher Josh Thole and reliever Elvin Ramirez will join the Mets in time for Friday’s series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Who is getting cut or demoted to make room for them has yet to be announced.
Thole, who was hitting .284 with one home run before the concussion, has been on the disabled list since May 8, but started behind the plate for...
Two months into the season, the Mets have used an inordinate amount of players thus far.
This has been due in part to injuries, but it has also been the product of the Mets organization’s unwillingness to deal with mediocrity.
Jack Egbert, the “power-hitting” Jeremy Hefner, Chris Schwinden, Rob Johnson, Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Vinny Rottino and even Kirk Nieuwenhuis...
Omar Quintanilla. Jeremy Hefner. Scott Hairston. If someone told me prior to tonight’s game that those would be the names of the offensive stars of the night for the Mets, I’d have said this team was in danger of being swept tomorrow. But that isn’t the case, as the Mets are in position to take yet another series from the Phillies tomorrow on the strength on some big offensive...
Good afternoon Mets fans and welcome to another stupendous day of baseball! Tonight the Mets take on the Phillies in the rubber game of their three game series. For the second time this season, Dillon Gee will take on Cliff Lee in a battle of men with short last names that also happen to rhyme. In the last Gee vs. Lee game, the Phillies lefty was the better starter, but the Mets...
Jeremy Hefner earned his first victory in the majors, highlighting the occasion by homering for his first big league hit as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on a rainy Tuesday night.
The 26-year-old rookie became the first major league pitcher to hit his first homer in his first win since 2002, when Dennis Tankersley did it with San Diego, STATS LLC said.
On Wednesday, Daily Stache czars Michael Ganci and Matthew Falkenbury were once again invited back to Citi Field to enjoy pre-game on the field and watch the bullpen implosion in the press box.
Here’s a look at the day in photos.
Final: Phillies 3, Mets 6.
WP: Jeremy Hefner (1-2, 5.60)
LP: Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05)
SV: Frank Francisco (14)
Joe Blanton went five-plus innings, allowed six earned runs over nine hits and two walks. He gave up two home runs, making that eight total in his last three starts.
Jeremy Hefner of the Mets picked up his first major-league win, as the Phillies offense was limited to...
The Mets have no depth on their 40-man roster.
You’ve heard that since the offseason. I preached it here consistently during spring training. I believed this club had an outside chance of winning about 85 games; maybe even competing in a pennant race for a second Wild Card. What would derail them was their depth, or lack of it.
The names were not exciting. Vinny Rottino, Jeremy...
Photo from ChadMoriyama.com - there are two more angles so check it out.
Lee vs. Gee: one of the best matchups we get now and then, and not just namewise. The two have matched up before and provided some six-letter pitching matchup excitement.
Dillon Gee is 4-3 with a 4.92 ERA. He can be stellar and he can be mediocre. Cliff Lee is winless, but had been stellar most of the...