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Has the Mets' season really come down to trying to hold on until Frank Francisco gets back? Interim closer Bobby Parnell had his second straight blown save Tuesday night. While Francisco will never be confused with Mariano Rivera, he did have just three blown saves in 21 chances before getting hurt.As if blowing a save in the ninth wasn't bad enough, the Mets' bullpen lived up to its status as having the worst ERA in the National League by blowing a save in the tenth as well. After the Mets took the lead in the top of the tenth, Tim Byrdak allowed a game-tying triple to the Nationals' Bryce Harper. The game was still tied with two outs and the bases loaded when Pedro Beato decided there was room for one more bullpen goat when he threw a wild pitch, allowing the winning run to score.The Mets have been competitive this season in large part due to the performances of R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana. Not only was Dickey putting up the best numbers in the National Leagu...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
IT WAS A GOOD RUN?
According to reports, the former pitcher served Baseball Wives star Anna Benson with divorce papers in March after she allegedly discovered evidence he was having an affair.
Despite management’s decision to have Miguel Batista start on Saturday, there is a great outcry to have 2010 first round pick Matt Harvey called up and fill the void in the rotation left by Dillon Gee’s blood clot injury.
The logic makes sense. Harvey has handled triple-A pretty well and the Mets seem to lack the depth necessary to effectively fill in for Gee. Even if Gee was...
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...
METS TO HOST STAR WARS™ NIGHT
THIS MONDAY, JULY 23 AT CITI FIELD
Pre-Game Photo Ops with Characters and Costume Contest in Bullpen Plaza.
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field this Monday, July 23 when the Mets host the Washington Nationals at 7:10...
New York Mets manager Terry Collins called a players-only meeting prior to Wednesday night’s game versus the Washington Nationals and his team responded by dropping their sixth straight game and nine out of their last ten, remaining winless in the second half. With the 4-3 loss to the Nats, NY dropped to 46-45 and 5 games behind the NL Wild Card leaders:
It seems so long ago that...
Holy hell, what a game.
This one tailed into extra innings and had a real playoff atmosphere to it. The biggest flaw of the Mets was exposed AGAIN as the bullpen could not hold down leads in the ninth or tenth inning.
This is not a recap I will enjoy writing, but there were positives to take away from this game. It was Jon Niese vs Ross Detwiler in a hell of a pitching duel...
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.
The Mets needed a big-time performance from Jon Niese tonight. They got that but found themselves on the wrong end of a pitchers duel for eight innings. Down 2-0 in the top of the ninth, Jordany Valdespin sent a Tyler Clippard pitch into the right-centerfield seats for a three-run homer to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.
Then the Met bullpen showed their true colors...
If you were paying attention last night to comedian Jerry Seinfeld's Twitter account, you might have heard about this incident.
During last night's Mets/Nationals game in Washington D.C, Mets slugger David Wright hit a home run that traveled over the right field wall.
In the right field wall, a video board had an advertisement for reruns of Seinfeld on the local...
When you think about it really, the whole day wasn't one of the Mets' finer days.First, we found out that even though Matt Harvey was solid against the Toledo Mud Hens, that we would still have to be subjected to one more Miguel Batista start on Saturday.Then, we got to endure eight innings of Jason Bay and his uselessness and his double plays and his attempted sacrifice...
Sometimes we get an excellent sound bite from athletes, but even less frequently, we get it from their wives. Former New York Mets great Mike Piazza and his former playmate wife Alicia Rickter were caught on camera by TMZ and asked about whether or not they believe if Roger Clemens was using performance-enhancing drugs during [...]