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Despite another great outing by Niese, and a valiant rally in the ninth, Ramon Ramirez let up five runs in the 12th and the offense failed to capatalize on multiple opportunities as the Mets dip under for .500 for the first time this season, falling to the Dodgers 8-3.
Man do I hate writing about games like these. In the midst of this awful, AWFUL stretch to start the second half, the Mets lose another by one end of the Mets pitching coming up short, this time the bullpen.
Jon Niese had himself a great outing for the second straight start, and for the second time in a row, it went to waste. Niese had good command of his cutter today as he went seven frames allowing three runs on eight hits while walking none and punching out three. The southpaw needed just 97 pitches to get through those seven innings of work, but left on the hook, in danger of falling to 7-5 on the year. That was, until the ninth.
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the Mets came up with Javy Guerra on to c...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets announced that Buffalo Bisons RHP MATT HARVEY will start for New York on Thursday, July 26 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets will place Harvey on the 24-hour taxi squad on Monday and then active the pitcher on Tuesday.
Harvey, 23, was 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in a league-high 20 starts. He leads the Bisons in all pitching triple crown categories, including...
The Jersey Shore star, a Mets fan, will visit Citi Field on Monday to tape segments for for an upcoming MLB.com original program.
“Ummm, hello there. Could you tell me….is this Kingsport, Tennessee?”
Charlotte 11, Buffalo 0
By Connor O’Brien
The Charlotte Knights beat the Buffalo Bisons last night by a score of 11-0. Matt Harvey took the mound looking to impress the big league club with a solid performance. Instead, Harvey had a very rough night. Harvey was decent early on, allowing only a first-inning...
How the mighty have fallen. Johan Santana, whose bounceback campaign hit an unexpected high on June 1 when he threw the franchise’s first no-hitter, has not only come back to Earth, but he’s done it in a way no one could see coming.
Through his first 11 starts of the season, which ended with the hitless gem, the southpaw was vintage Santana, going 3-2 with a 2.38 ERA, 1.03...
The Mets announced that Matt Harvey will be on the taxi squad for tomorrows game, he will be activated on Tuesday, and will start Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
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Original Post 7/21
Many Mets fans who are anxiously awaiting for the team to promote pitching prospect Matt Harvey from Triple-A Buffalo to join the Mets rotation, may...
Johan Santana has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right ankle, the latest setback for the fading New York Mets since the All-Star break.
The left-hander has struggled mightily since Reed Johnson of the Chicago Cubs stepped on his ankle July 6 on a play at first base. The Mets decided Saturday to put their ace on the DL so his ankle can fully heal and he can also...
Miguel Batista makes his fifth start of the season for the Mets in place of the injured Dillon Gee
Coming off of a 7-6 loss last night the Mets try to stay above .500 with a win on Saturday against the Dodgers. The Mets send Miguel Batista to the hill looking to stop the string of loses the Mets have endured since the All Star Game. Batista is opposed by former Met Chris Capuano...
The New York Mets entered Sunday’s game having won one of their previous eight games since the ALl Star Game in Kansas City. The game made it tied into the top of the 12th inning tied at three until the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five times in the inning to win by a score of 8-3. With the loss the Mets fall below the .500 water mark for the first time in 2012 after starting...
Slumping New York Mets left-handed starter Johan Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sore right ankle. Santana allowed six runs for his third straight start Friday and has struggled in general since his no-hitter on June 1. Santana hurt his ankle July 6 when the Chicago Cubs' Reed Johnson stepped on it during a play at first base. "We'...
This is breaking news from the MLB’s twitter account. Mets ace pitcher Johan Santana has a right ankle sprain that will force him to go on the 15-Day DL.
BREAKING: @Mets place LHP Johan Santana on 15-day DL with right ankle sprain.
— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2012
Sports Illustrated provides the reason in their article here.
On July 6th, Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson stepped on Santana’s...
They fought as they always do, but this time a ninth-inning rally to tie the game prevent an inevitable loss, or the humbling reality that came along with the defeat. The New York Mets, a feel-good, scrappy story throughout the first half, have fallen below .500 for the first time all season. The players were left grasping for answers after Sunday's 8-3, 12-inning loss to...
MIGUEL BATISTA: The Little Engine That Couldn’t
Another late Mets rally falls short… It’s becoming a common theme so far in the second half.
Starting pitcher gets bashed, bullpen allows more runs, Mets try to catch-up, Mets run out of outs, game over.
I am fully aware and can truly appreciate all of the careful thought, the endless calculating, the hours of scouting, that...
NEW YORK -- One hit came after the other in the top of the 10th inning for Washington, suddenly leaving the New York Mets so far from a win it became hard to see how close they once had been. Just like the defeats that have piled up recently, Monday night's 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals left the Mets trying to recognize the team that once threatened to challenge Washington...
The Mets look to return to the win column today as they take on the Dodgers for game three of the series. Yesterday’s game was rather “blah” so no point in recapping it. Anyway, Niese gets the start today as he takes on Nathan Eovaldi of the Dodgers:
Niese is 7-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA over 18 starts and 110.2 innings of work. Jon rebounded really nicely in his last...