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Pawtucket 5, Buffalo 4
By Connor O’Brien
In a 14-inning nail-biter yesterday, the Bisons were defeated by the Pawtucket Red Sox 5-4. Collin McHugh took the mound for Buffalo and was solid. McHugh allowed the first run of the game in the bottom of the second when, with two outs, Jose Iglesias of the Red Sox hit a ground ball to shortstop. Josh Rodriguez fielded the ball and threw it to Brad Emaus for the force play, with a run scoring on the play. However, Emaus then threw the ball away, allowing Iglesias to move to second and keep the inning alive. The next batter Scott Posednik made the Bisons pay, hitting an RBI-single to make it 2-0 Red Sox.
In the top of the third, Emaus worked a walk with the bases loaded, bringing home a run and cutting Pawtucket’s lead to 2-1. From then on, it was all back and forth. The Bisons scored another run in the fifth to tie the game on an Adam Loewen solo home run. However, in the bottom of t...
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If you asked most people what they disliked most about modern bullpen usage, the most common answer would be managing the game with the idea of maximizing saves for one pitcher. There is no doubt that is a sub-optimal way to do things. But to me there is something even more revolting and that is the idea that it is okay to carry pitchers who regularly have outings where they face...
Friday night Terry Collins used both Josh Edgin and Ramon Ramirez for 1.1 innings each. Saturday afternoon the Mets used only Edgin. New York used five relievers, including three different pitchers in the decisive eighth inning. Yet Ramirez was not one of them, the bullpen imploded and the Mets lost a toss-up game they really should have won.
Ramirez is in the dog house and...
I’ve heard the question posed on every sports media outlet for two weeks now: “if you could give out first-half awards, what would they be?” I’ve heard Andrew McCutcheon’s name countless times for NL MVP of the 1st half, and also our own beloved R.A. Dickey for 1st half NL Cy Young considerations.
However, if there were an actual award for most improved player…for...
Prior to Saturday night’s 8-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets manager Terry Collins narrowed his options of replacing Dillon Gee to Miguel Batista and Matt Harvey. Acording to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
Terry Collins said Chris Young should be fine for Wednesday’s start in Washington, and that the choice for Saturday against the Dodgers is pretty much down to...
The verdict is in on Harvey…
Today in Washington, Sandy Alderson announced that Miguel Batista will start Saturday’s game against the Dodgers and NOT Matt Harvey..
Last night for the Bisons, Harvey allowed two runs and three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings against Triple-A Toledo in front of a group of Mets scouts and executives that included J...
Remember that time your friend offered you a ticket to that June 1st, Mets-Cardinals game at Citi Field this year but you couldn’t make because your 2nd cousin twice removed was getting married that same evening?
Remember how extremely upset you were when Johan Santana ended up throwing a No-Hitter. the first in Mets history and you not only didnt watch the game on TV or in person...
Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was each time in saying he felt great and didn’t need the extra rest, but why listen...
It’s funny how this stuff works out.
Before each season, SNY and the Mets decide which Buffalo Bisons game to air on SNY. If you didn’t know, the Bisons are the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate.
So the Bisons play Toledo at home right now. Jason Bay is starting in left field and batting second. But that’s not the big news of the game.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of Matt...
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Former Forest City Owls pitcher Josh Edgin joined the New York Mets (courtesy of MLB Pressbox.com) from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, July 13, replacing Dillon Gee on the active roster.
Edgin entered in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Mets game at Atlanta. He pitched 1 1/3 innings, surrendering two runs - both earned - on two hits, while striking out three...
This afternoon at the “House of Horrors” the Mets try to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. With so much talk of how the Mets needed to get off to a good start in the 2nd half, they have come out and done the complete opposite. Surprisingly, the culprit in the first two games has been bad starting pitching. Chris Young and R.A. Dickey each allowed 5 runs...
The Mets will try to salvage the final game of the series today in Atlanta as Johan Santana takes the hill against Ben Sheets. Santana is 6-5 on the season with a 3.24 ERA over 17 games and 102.2 innings of work. Johan’s last outing was a rough one where he ultimately allowed 7 ER over 4.2 innings of work while having another play step on his calf while Santana was covering first...
Turner Field (Atlanta, Ga.)
N.Y. Mets (46-42)0102030107130
Atlanta (48-39) «03002003x8120
W: A. Varvaro (1-0) L: B. Parnell (2-2)
S: C. Kimbrel (27)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (13) ATL - None
Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run as part of a three-run eighth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle...
The Mets look to get back on the Wright track (aha!) today as they take on the Nationals in DC. This past weekend was rather disappointing in Atlanta as the Mets got swept, Gee needs to be replaced, Duda got injured, and the bullpen being itself. However, as we all know, winning makes all of that go away, so let’s try winning! Tonight Jon Niese takes on Ross Detwiler.
New York Mets (46-43) at Washington Nationals (51-36) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 17 7-4 3.735.23-23.387/8CHCL7.0972-122.03.68
R. Detwiler (L) 12 4-3 3.435.13-13.607/5SFND5.01130-016.23.78
The Washington Nationals’ lead in the NL East is shrinking due to an inconsistent stretch....