Found May 23, 2012 on MetsOnline:
The New York Mets (24-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-24) by the score of 3-1 today in Pittsburgh.

New York Mets Pitching Report

The Mets were not expected to be much of a factor in the NL East this season. Too many question marks. How were they going to replace Jose Reyes? How was Johan Santana going to perform after missing all of last year? Were they really going to rely on Frank Francisco to close games? But New York Mets has surprised many MLB odds makers by keeping its head above .500 almost all season...

Why The Ike Davis Decision Must Be Made By Thursday

As Chumbawamba once sang, "Ike gets knocked down, will he get up again?" It’s no secret that Ike Davis’ hold on the everyday first baseman’s job is in serious jeopardy.  In 141 at-bats this season, Davis is the owner of a .156 batting average and .212 on-base percentage.  That’s nowhere near the production expected of a starting first baseman.  In fact, it...

New York Mets: The Arms Patrol

David Wright gets a good chunk of the credit for the Mets’ unexpectedly solid start to this season and deservedly so. New York doesn’t have a lot of run producers, and Wright is hitting a ML-leading .415 as June approaches. But credit is due also with the Mets’ pitching staff, particularly its starting rotation. Or, at least, the top two guys in the starting rotation. These...

Tejada Batting and Running, Could Start Rehab Games This Week

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada batted in an extended Spring Training game in Port St. Lucie yesterday. Tejada did not play in the field and is trying to comeback from a strained right quadricep muscle he suffered while diving into first base in a game against the Diamondbacks on May 6. Last week, Collins told reporters Tejada had begun...

Post Game: Padres 11 – Mets 5

To quote, it was a tale of 2 outings for Mets rookie Jeremy Hefner.  As I posted earlier today, I was extremely excited to see Hefner make his first career start tonight after pitching 8 innings in relief this year.  Tonights game started out with a drizzle which would eventually make its way to a steady downpour. Before the downpour began, Hefner pitched an impressive...

On The Road With Petey: B-Mets, Breakfast, And Baseball

A Day In Pictures  Jenrry Mejia follows through after delivering a pitch in the first inning. I had gotten to the ballpark in New Britain on Thursday morning at around 9am for a 10:35 start time. I really wanted to get some coffee and eat breakfast but that would have to wait until I went up to the press-box about 45 minutes before game time. In the meantime I snapped off a few...

How long do you stick with Clint Barmes?

Through 40 games, Clint Barmes is hitting .171/.200/.285. Last night, he drew a walk and doubled his season walk total. It's true that he was mostly signed to play defense, but it's hard to say that his defense has been anything better than about average at shortstop this year. Still, he's started more games than any Pirate other than Neil Walker this year. So how long...

Pirates Josh Harrison is a man for all positions

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison is a man without a position. He's made up for it by agreeing to play wherever manager Clint Hurdle sees fit. One day it's third base. Another it's second. Harrison played the outfield for the first time in the majors earlier this week against the New York...

Miscues and more whiffs

The Pirates’ hitters and defense let them down on Tuesday night, as they wasted yet another strong starting pitching effort and lost to the Mets 3-2. James McDonald was fantastic, again. It’s clear at this point that he is the Pirates’ ace, as he dominated the Mets for much of the night. After striking out the side in the first, J-Mac allowed a run in the second on two walks...

Betting on the Mets

Record 18-22 Bank Account -270 Mets at Pirates - I feel as though many pitchers I typically bet against are on the hill today which includes Charlie Morton, Kevin Millwood, Bronson Arroyo, etc. What can I say about the Pirates that hasn't been said? They simply have the worst offense in baseball, but Andrew McCutchen is very hot right now. The Pirates have scored two or less...
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