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It would be an understatement to say the Mets have been disappointing so far in the second half. It’s time to see what’s in store for them this weekend against the Braves.
This is a series between two teams going in completely different directions.
The Braves are playing some of their best baseball of the series, going 12-3 over their last 15 games. What about those Mets? Well they ended the first half of the season with a 46-40 record and now they sit at 54-58. Enough said.
Friday begins the start of a three-game set between these NL East rivals and New York will have the advantage of being at home. Or is it really an advantage? The Mets have been absolutely brutal at CitiField here of late.
They’ll send out Matt Harvey to open up the series and he’ll go against new Atlanta starter Paul Maholm.
What’s the best way to go with your MLB picks for this one? Well, Maholm made a good impression (7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 8 K) in his first start for the Braves and it’s hard to ignore how well At...
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In his second start since being traded to the Atlanta Braves, Paul Maholm shut out the Mets on Friday night, allowing just 3 hits and walking none while striking out 5.
Maholm, who had faced the minimum through 5.1 innings, needed just 95 pitches to go the distance for his 4th career shutout. He now has a 3.50 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP on the season, both of which would be career bests...
Matt Harvey, making his fourth career start for the Mets, was too wild and the Mets offense was shutdown in a 4-0 loss to the Braves at Citi Field.
Harvey was plagued by walks tonight, as he allowed five bases on balls. The Mets rookie used his fastball much more than in his last start. Through his first three starts, Harvey threw his fastball 45% of the time, tonight it was...
As you know, last Sunday Johan Santana made an excellent rehab start in Brooklyn as he allowed one hit and one walk in three shutout innings against the Doubledays while striking out 3. He then went on to continue his start in a simulated game in the pen.
Oh, I was there too and took a lot of photos:
First, there was an Old Time Baseball Game before the start
The New York Mets got shelled by the Marlins tonight by a score of 13-0 and have now lost nine straight games at home for the first time since 2004. The only good news Mets fans got today is that Johan Santana is close to making his return from the DL after a successful rehab start for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday in which he tossed three scoreless innings. Santana, who...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Freddie Freeman had five RBIs in the first two innings and the Atlanta Braves battered Johan Santana in his return from the disabled list, routing the sluggish New York Mets 9-3 on Saturday night.
Michael Bourn had three hits, Chipper Jones chased Santana with an RBI single in a seven-run second inning and Atlanta sent the two-time Cy Young Award winner to the worst...
The Mets look to improve off of yesterdays win as the suddenly extremely successful Braves come into town. The Braves have been lurking all season but in the last month they have really turned it on catching the Nationals as they can. Matt Harvey gets the nod tonight as he goes up against Paul Maholm.
Matt Harvey makes his Citi Field debut, and maybe just as important, his National...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter in his second start for Atlanta and the Braves got two-run homers from Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla to beat the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night.
Heyward connected in the first inning to help spoil Matt Harvey's home debut with the Mets. Uggla went deep in the eighth off reliever Josh Edgin for his first homer in more than a month...
Johan Santana was in command and wowed the crowd at MCU Park during his rehab start where he hit 90 MPH on the radar gun.
Ruben Tejada, ss
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Scott Hairston, rf
Mike Baxter, lf
Andres Torres, cf
Josh Thole, c
Johan Santana, lhp
The Mets and Braves play game two tonight at Citi Field. Last night the Mets...
Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter in his second start for Atlanta and the Braves got two-run homers from Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla to beat the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night.
Heyward connected in the first inning to help spoil Matt Harvey's home debut with the Mets. Uggla went deep in the eighth off reliever Josh Edgin as Atlanta won for the 13th time in 16 games.
Bad enough that Paul Maholm and his 87 mph fastball and his la-de-da slider made the Mets look like a JV high school squad tonight as he threw a complete game three-hit shutout while only throwing 36 pitches (95, if you're into accuracy). Bad enough that Matt Harvey couldn't get rewarded for pulling it together after a rough start chocked full of walks and giving up only...
This certainly seems like the absolute last chance for the Mets to make any noise in 2012. Sitting 15 games out of the division, and 9.5 out of the Wild Card race, they take on the leader in that department, the Atlanta Braves at home.
It could be a longshot calling this series a decision maker for the Mets, but a sweep for New York would be unbelievably timely. But either way right...
The Mets designated left-hander Garrett Olson for assignment to make room for on the roster for Johan Santana who was officially activated from the DL.
The move leaves Josh Edgin as the only lefty reliever in the bullpen.
Olson was charged with four runs while recording only one out in his lone appearance.