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Jonathon Niese squares off against Matt Cain 10:15 tonight.
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Last night versus the S.F. Giants, New York Met starter Jonathon Niese needed 105 pitches to get through 7 masterful innings, allowing 1 ER while striking out five improving his record on the year to 8-5. Niese bounced back from his worst start of the season to toss an absolute gem, telling reporters the following after the contest:
“That’s the beauty of this game, is that...
The Mets used 19 players in Monday’s 8-7 win in extra innings over the Giants. The 18th player used was Mike Baxter, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 10th and delivered a key single. Thanks to some strong baserunning by Jason Bay, the hit established runners on the corners with one out. Rob Johnson hit into a fielder’s choice to score the insurance...
What is the one thing aside from Jason Bay that really gets Mets fans in an uproar? All the Mets fans are screaming “the bullpen!!!” Well Mets fans, I have figured out what the Mets have to do to get this bullpen back on its feet.
There is only one player that can save the Mets bullpen and bring us back to the glory and dominance that was experienced in the mid 1980s. The...
Wednesday night’s affair in San Francisco brought about perhaps the most inexplicable Mets win of the year. But it was a win and we’ll take all of those that we can get around here.
Twenty (20!) Mets reached base against a collection of Giants pitchers that started with Matt Cain and included four others. New York had nine hits, drew nine walks, had a batter get hit by a pitch...
New York Mets rookie right-hander Matt Harvey made his second career start Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants and delivered another strong outing. The 23-year-old worked six innings while striking out seven and allowing just two earned runs on four hits and three walks.
In the end it was New York’s defense that did Harvey in as failed double play ball in the second...
Last night Mets rookie pitcher Matt Harvey fanned seven San Francisco Giants in a game the Mets lost by a score of 4-1. The 23-year-old was coming off a performance in which he blew away 11 Arizona Diamondbacks in his major league debut, giving him 18 on the season to go with a 1-1 record and 1.59 ERA.
This morning ESPN Stats & Info provided the following tweet, which speaks...
As we approach noon here on the east coast the Mets are I am sure enjoying the cool early morning in San Francisco after a 4 hour 10 inning win last night 8-7. Powered by Scott Hairston. The Mets clutch killer against lefties is about the only thing I am sure the Mets are getting calls on. The Mets don’t need to unload him since the return will be nominal.
Hello and welcome to another tantalizing day of Mets baseball. Tonight, the Mets play the San Francisco Giants for the third time in a row after splitting the first two games in the series. Last night, Tim Lincecum led the Giants to victory with a dominating performance. A solid start from Matt Harvey was encouraging, but not enough to get the Mets a victory.
Tonight, it’s Matt...
The Mets might have been able to move Tim Byrdak to the Redsox who were looking for a lefty. No dice since it looks like Breslow is heading to Fenway. Gaby Sanchez who has had a rough year with some time in the minors for the marlins has been sent to the Pirates.
Cubs and Tigers are working on a deal. No not Dempster, Soriano might be going to the Tigers while the Cubs still working on
Bell Back to Mets?
Mets News and Notes:
The Mets discussed sending Jason Bay to the Miami Marlins for closer Heath Bell and catcher John Buck, Ken Rosenthal reports.
Bay is owed $16 million next season, plus a $3 million buyout of a vesting option for 2014. That option only kicks in at $17 million if Bay has 600 plate appearances next season, which will not occur.
When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 25, 1987
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
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Turgeon is the son of Dave Turgeon, who manages State College in the Pirates’ system...
This afternoon at 3:45 pm, the Mets try to take 3 out of 4 from the NL West leading Giants. Chris Young (2-5 4.58 ERA) will face off against Barry Zito (8-7 3.89 ERA).
Last night Jon Niese turned in a great performance going seven strong, with the only blemish being a solo homer by Buster Posey in the Mets 2-1 victory. John Rauch, Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell came in to close...
Chris Young takes on Barry Zito as the Mets try to win three out of four in San Francisco against the Giants. Game time is 3:45 PM
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With a wide gulf separating them from the top of the NL East, the New York Mets need R.A. Dickey pitching at the top of his game if they harbor any hopes of climbing back into contention.
Dickey's most recent outing was quite encouraging.
The Mets will hand the ball to the knuckleballer Friday in the opener of a three-game road series against the San Diego Padres.