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Believe it or not, the Mets have actually been winning games here lately. Tonight they begin a three-game series at home with the Atlanta Braves and will aim to keep the good times rolling.
New York has finally started to start piecing together wins, having gone 8-3 over their last 11 games to put them at 65-72 on the season. It’s obviously still been a disappointing season overall.
The Mets next play the Atlanta Braves and the MLB odds may not be in their favor throughout the series, even despite the fact they’ll be at home.
In the first game, Jonathon Niese will go for New York, giving the team a good chance at opening with a victory. He’ll go up against Paul Maholm.
Niese is 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.17 WHIP this season but has lost two straight decisions heading into tonight’s game. To be fair, he’s hardly pitched poorly but instead has simply not received much offensive support. Niese has gone 5-4 with a 3.20 ERA on the road this season and has been excellent against the Brav...
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With the Mets discussion now shifting away from the field of play and onto the field of pay, everybody has something to say or report on the matter. The questions are many:
How much will Sandy Alderson have to spend?
How big is the payroll budget for this offseason?
Will the Mets have the resources to keep David Wright and R.A. Dickey beyond the 2013 season?
How much money do the...
Jonathon Niese takes the hill as the Mets take on the Braves tonight at 7:10 PM.
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Mets left-hander Tim Byrdak has had surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder.
General manager Sandy Alderson said in a release Thursday that the Mets are confident Byrdak will be able to pitch again in the major leagues.
The 38-year-old lefty specialist was leading the league with 56 appearances when he was injured Aug. 1.
Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek...
The New York Mets were shut out last night, losing 3-0, to the visiting Atlanta Braves, marking the eighth consecutive home game in which they have scored three runs or less. It is the teams longest such streak since 2003. The club collected just five hits — all singles — and four walks while going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They are now batting .205 with...
ATLANTA If you dont recognize all the new faces in the Braves dugout, dont worry. You have company.
The Braves, like all the clubs in the majors, have been adding players to their rosters since Sept. 1, when they expanded from 25 to 40 players.Lets take a look at the recent additions, some of who are familiar faces, and some arent:
With the season entering its last few weeks, there are few things left for Mets fans to be excited about. Of course there are exceptions such as Dickey’s run at the Cy Young award and getting to see some of the younger players, such as Jeurys Familia and Matt Harvey. The focus, for the most part, has now turned to the offseason and what Sandy Alderson plans on doing to improve...
You’re probably most familiar with R.A. Dickey because of his day job. This season, Dickey has been nothing short of masterful, tossing five complete games, three of which were shutouts, racking up 195 strikeouts against only 45 walks, with a tidy WHIP of only 1.02. A banner year by any measure. Now though, it seems [...]
Hansel Robles was large and in charge last night in front of the Coney Island faithful.
What an amazing game by Hansel Robles last night who tossed a complete game shutout and struck out ten batters to defeat the Hudson Valley Renegades 4-0 and take Game One of the Semi Final round of the New York Penn League Championship Series.
Mets Merized Online’s Peter Shapiro who has been...
Now that they’ve fallen out of the National League playoff picture the New York Mets have been reduced to the role of spoilers for the rest of this baseball season. They’ll try to live up to that role this weekend when they host the NL Wild-Card leading Atlanta Braves for three games at Citi Field starting Friday night.
This series also marks the last appearance...
ATLANTA Mike Minor had a simple explanation why the Colorado Rockies couldnt touch his pitches.
I threw a lot of crap in there early, he said. I dont think they knew what was coming.
If confusion was his best ally, he should employ it more often. Minor struggled with his control, as has often been the case this year, but he didnt allow a hit until the seventh inning on Wednesday...
Here Chipper, we paid some guy an absurd amount of money to make this for you. We just wanted to say thanks for kicking our asses for almost 20 years.
First it was Jose, now it’s Chipper.
What the hell is wrong with the Mets brass? Why are we thanking players for flipping us the bird and kicking us in the nuts? It just makes no sense at all. I wonder if Fred, Jeff and Saul are...
R.A. Dickey's next pitch is for kids.
Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 Friday night.
Coming off two 1-0 wins over Colorado, the Braves' staff stretched its scoreless streak to 28 innings. Atlanta last pitched three straight shutouts on Sept. 4-7, 2002, according to STATS...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 Friday night.
Coming off two 1-0 wins over Colorado, the Braves' staff stretched its scoreless streak to 28 innings. Atlanta last pitched three straight shutouts on Sept. 4-7, 2002...