Found June 11, 2012 on Long Island Met Fan:
As everyone and there mother is panning Ike Davis, Jason Bay and the relief pitching there is 1 guy in the pen who is holding his own. Tim Byrdak has been doing is best Pedro Felicano impression by pitching as much as he can and doing his best by keeping the Mets in the game. Besides the Mets closer Francisco Birdie has been holding his own. 10 years ago recovering from Tommy John Surgery his

Ike Davis takes over as the Mets’ biggest concern

Before the season the Mets had some substantial concerns: David Wright – Could he be the star he used to be? Ruben Tejada – Could he replace Jose Reyes and could the Mets survive the loss? Lucas Duda – Could he handle right field? Jason Bay – Would he ever hit as a Met? Daniel Murphy – Can he be an everyday 2B? Met Outfield – Could the Mets make it with Andres...

The Jason Bay Experiment Has Run It’s Course

There are times when I think Omar Minaya takes a lot more flack than he should.  During his tenure he did everything in his power to produce a winning ball club.  He signed a lot of free agents to numerous big money contracts and for the most part I agreed with his decisions.  I was even on board for most of his questionable ones.  Due to a lack of better options at the time...

Pre-game: Mets (33-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-26)

Hello and welcome to another wonderful day of Mets baseball. This evening the Amazins take on the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida for the second game of a three game series. Last night, the Mets exploded for their highest run total of the season and got a solid start from Chris Young to beat the Rays 11-2. It’s very doubtful that things will be so easy for New York this...

Matthews a blue print for Bay

Photo by Michael BaronJason Bay has returned from another significant injury; he's had the concussion, oblique injuries, finger issues and now a broken rib.  In three years Bay has only appeared in 236 games but more disappointing then his attendance has been his production.  The once all-star caliber outfielder who hit 21 or more home-runs in six straight years has only hit...

Mets' Davis running out of time to save job

After losing three straight games to the Yankees over the weekend, Mets manager Terry Collins went out of his way to praise first baseman Ike Davis, who reached base four times in his last five plate appearances of the series. Collins said he was "very happy" with the way Davis swung the bat, and that "it looks like" his first baseman is ready to bust out of...

Recent offensive woes highlight the need to upgrade from Jason Bay

Since moving into a tie for first place on June 3rd, the Mets have dropped five of their last six games. Before you start thinking it is a “June Swoon” recall that they have played the Cardinals, Nationals and Yankees in this stretch, three teams with a combined 98-77 (.560) record. It is disappointing, but not overly surprising, that the Mets have struggled during this stretch...

Yankees Complete Sweep Of The Not So Amazin’ Mets

Ike Davis is tagged out at third in the ninth by an ecstatic Alex Rodriguez. Well, that was a sobering series, wasn’t it? For only the second time in Subway Series history, the Mets were swept by the the Yankees in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx after a brutal 5-4 loss that came after the Mets squandered a three-run lead. Jon Niese started today and delivered a solid outing that...

Bay Batting Second As Mets Look To Avoid Getting Swept By The Yanks

Starting Lineup Andres Torres – CF Jason Bay – LF David Wright – 3B Scott Hairston – RF Lucas Duda – DH Vinny Rottino – 1B Omar Quintanilla – SS Mike Nickeas – C Jordanny Valdespin – 2B The Mets try to salvage the series today as they take on Andy Pettitte for game three of the Subway Series. The Mets have dropped the first two games of the series and really need...

Mets trounce Rays, get back in the win column

The New York Mets ended a three-game losing streak, scoring a season high eleven runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night: Chris Young started for the Mets, allowing two runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings of work: In his second start since shoulder surgery, Young tossed 106 pitches (72 for strikes) while striking out four en route to his first victory of 2012 campaign...

Bless His Heart

I got a sinking feeling when Jason Bay was up in the second inning with the bases loaded and one out. The pre-Met Jason Bay would have, at the very least, made solid contact to an outfielder and drove in the run from third. But the version of Jason Bay that wears orange and blue is completely useless. And thus, he struck out on outside slop from Andy Pettitte and set off a chain...

Sunday Brunch: Is Today’s Lineup Subway Serious? Pinch Hitting For Hairston?

It’s time for a few quick rants. After all, what would you expect after seeing Andres Torres and Jason Bay featured prominently at the top of the order today as we look to avoid the sweep. Is Collins kidding me with this lineup or what? At least it’s great to see the red-hot Scott Hairston batting cleanup today… He of course is batting .417 (10-24) with five home runs, 10 RBI...
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