Found April 27, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
I must admit, that following their rough stretch against Atlanta and San Francisco, I thought the Mets were heading into a tailspin. However, strong pitching performances from Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey – following up stinkers – appear to have stabilized. I’m not saying all is well as it is way to early for that, but I have seen the Mets respond to a weekend like the one they had against the Giants in the opposite fashion. And, today their best pitcher, Jon Niese, will go for the sweep. Playing well early against a tough schedule is a good sign, Terry Collins said: “It’s important. One of the things that makes it important, is that our guys know they can compete. We have a long hot summer ahead, we are very aware of that. They have to understand that they can compete with the teams we’re playing. Right now they’re seeing it.” The crowds have been sparse for the Marlins series, but should the Mets maintain their pace and stay over .500 it could make for a fun summer. There are fe...

Is Johan Santana as good as advertised?

Something I keep hearing from New York Met fans is that Johan Santana is just unlucky. “He’s pitching great, but he’s unlucky. The freakin’ guy’s amazing.” In actuality he hasn’t been that great. He’s been just slightly above league average. His velocity has been way down, but he’s done a good job of throwing strikes and hitting his spots. Please click the...

Thoughts On Johan…

Mets ace Johan Santana received a no decision on April 24 against Miami in the Mets’ 2-1 come-from-behind victory against the Fish. Santana pitched 6.2 innings and allowed one run on three hits and recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts in his best start of the season. It was his 50th career double-digit strikeout game. Continuing to get stronger as the season wears on, Santana...

Johan Takes On Methuselah; Mets Lineup Vs. Rockies - April 29, 2012

Johan Santana will start today for the Mets. Santana is coming off a great start against Marlins. Hopefully the Mets offense will actually score a run for their lefty ace. The Rockies will send Methuselah, Jamie Moyer to the hill. The 49 year old Moyer is 1-2 with a respectable 2.28 ERA. Also in the news it sounds like Andres Torres will be back this week, and will be given the CF and

R.A. Swiftly Handles Marlins, Wright Becomes All-Time Mets RBI Leader in 5-1 Win

R.A. Dickey was lights out, the Mets offense managed to score some runs late, and #5 David Wright became the Mets all-time leader in RBI’s in their 5-1 win, ensuring a series victory against the Marlins. Recap R.A. Dickey came out today and had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on three hits, walking one and striking out seven. Dickey’s only...

Dickey Hopes To Baffle Marlins And Keep Amazin’ Momentum Going

Starting Lineup Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – RF Scott Hairston – LF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Thole – C R.A. Dickey – RHP Mets Notes LATE RALLY: The Mets posted their fourth come-from-behind win of the season last night and won their third game this year and second on this homestand in their final at-bat...

Wright makes history as Mets defeat Marlins

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 5-1 last night improving to 10-8 in the process. R.A.DICULOUS: R.A. Dickey improved to 3-1 on the year, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings. Dickey retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced — including 10 in-a-row — before Omar Infante ended the streak with a solo home run that landed deep into the second deck in...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (12-9) @ Colorado Rockies (10-10)

This afternoon, the New York Mets will look to take the rubber match against the Colorado Rockies in a series that has proven to be a battle of the braun . Over the course of the first 2 games of the series, 38 men have crossed the plate in a series of back-and-forth slugfests.The rubber match will ultimately be a battle of 2 elite pitchers, although their status as elite comes under...

Why are the Mets’ playoff odds so low at ESPN?

If you go to’s standings page, you will see a column labeled “POFF” which is a team’s odds of making the postseason. The Mets are on pace for 94 wins and are 10-5 against teams from the National League East, generally considered the toughest division in the league, yet they have just over a 17 percent chance of making the playoffs according to this metric. ESPN...

Rubber Game: Mets @ Rockies 3:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets will take on the Colorado Rockies today, in search of winning their south series of the season. First pitch will be at 3:10 PM EDT. Today’s Lineups: Today’s Mets lineup:Nieuwenhuis -8Tejada – 6Murphy – 4Wright – 5Duda – 9Hairston – 7Davis – 3Thole – 2Santana – 1 — New York Mets (@Mets) April 29, 2012 #Rockies lineup 4/29 vs. NYM: Scutaro4,...


Mets 5 - Marlins 1 David Wright drilled a 2 run homerun in the bottom of the 6th inning, giving RA Dickey all the runs he needed as the Mets topped the Marlins 5-1. David’s clutch blast put him at the top of the Mets all time RBI list. Following the game, the normally modest, Wright could not contain his joy; informing the press that he intended to celebrate old school style: “I’m planning

Marlins struggle late, drop 2nd straight to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Wright hit a two-run homer to become the Mets' career RBIs leader, R.A. Dickey outpitched Mark Buehrle in a crafty duel Wednesday night and New York beat the Miami Marlins 5-1. Jose Reyes singled with one out in the Marlins' eighth inning for his first hit against his former team in eight at-bats, eliciting yet another chorus of lusty boos from the...

Pre-game: Miami Marlins (7-9) at Mets (9-8)

Good afternoon and welcome to another day of Mets baseball! Last night New York got an RBI single from Lucas Duda in the eighth inning that lifted Mets Lineup 1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF 2. Ruben Tejada, SS 3. Daniel Murphy, 2B 4. David Wright, 3B 5. Lucas Duda, RF 6. Scott Hairston, LF 7. Ike Davis, 1B 8. Josh Thole, C 9. R.A. Dickey, RHP Manager Terry Collins has decided to stick...
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