Found May 14, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
As the Knicks were getting pasted in Indianapolis, the Mets did their part to put New York sports fans in a gloomy mood in tonight’s 10-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the Mets’ fifth straight loss to drop them to eight games under .500. Since Jordany Valdespin’s tenth-inning grand slam, April 24, beat the Dodgers to go to 10-9, the Mets have gone 4-13. GEE: Ripped by Cards. ON THE MOUND: The Mets needed innings from Dillon Gee, or more to the point, effective innings. Instead, the Cardinals got to him for six runs through three innings. … Robert Carson gave up a three-run homer to Carlos Beltran. He also gave up a homer to John Jay. AT THE PLATE: So much for the decision to go with Ike Davis and Lucas Duda back-to-back in the batting order. Terry Collins attributed his move to the match-up against John Gast, who was making his first start. Didn’t he know Gast would be pitching tonight? More importantly, this juggling of Davis – because of an unproven pitcher such as Gast ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Can Ike Davis Still Save His Career?

One of the more frustrating things so far about the 2013 season for the Mets, has to be the ongoing struggles of first baseman Ike Davis. Many of us including myself, were simply salivating of the thought of a breakout season for Davis this year, especially after the way he ended the 2013 season leading the National League in home runs and RBIs. With the exodus of Prince Fielder...

Ike Removed From Clean-Up Spot, Turner Starts At SS, Gee Takes Hill: Mets Lineup Vs. Cardinals - May 14, 2013

The "Fearless" Ike Davis regime at the #4 spot in the Mets lineup has come and gone after two games. Davis has been abysmal, yes, but as skipper, Collins has to believe enough in the decisions he makes to stick with them for a period of time. Right now it seems like the Mets field general is throwing garbage against the wall hoping something will stick. Juan Lagares will get the

Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

Updated by Joe D. at 2:30 PM Just caught this on MetsBlog who seems to have just caught on to what has been a two day debate here: It almost sounds like Collins put Valdespin in a situation he knew would end up with a hit-by-pitch, maybe in an effort to teach Valdespin a lesson, right? If that’s the case, is that why Valdespin threw a ‘tantrum,’ as fans and media have described it...

Yet Another Development In The Jordany Valdespin Story

“Valdespin knew that was coming. I don’t think it’s fair to say that since we didn’t hit one of the Pittsburgh hitters that he doesn’t have a friend. The notion that he was hung out to dry I think is a mistake. I’m not telling you he’s the most popular guy in the clubhouse, but I don’t think he was hung out to dry.” That was the quote we heard from Mets...

Let #JV1 be #JV1

Click here to view the embedded video. Over the first 34 games of the season, not one Mets player has been a more discussed figure than 25 year old Jordany Valdespin. We have all seen flashes of the young outfielder’s immense potential, but his on field performance is one of the last things on the mind of fans after this weekend. Before I dive into how I feel about the self proclaimed...

Mets’ Terry Collins Blasts Fans

  COLLINS LASHES AT FANS OVER VALDESPIN ISSUE Terry Collins did what no manager should do, especially one with a career losing record likely to be made a scapegoat for what figures to be the Mets’ fifth consecutive losing season. Collins, who has been erratic and puzzling on several issues this season, took on the exceedingly frustrated Mets’ fan base Tuesday night, basically...

Terry Collins Blasting Fans Is Not The Way To Go

Terry Collins did what no manager should do, especially one with a career losing record likely to be made a scapegoat for what figures to be the Mets’ fifth consecutive losing season. Collins, who has been erratic and puzzling on several issues this season, took on the exceedingly frustrated Mets’ fan base Tuesday night, basically calling them clueless and he didn’t care for...

Mets at Cardinals: Gee On The Hill, Davis Cleanup Experiment Ends, Turner Leading Off

Starting Lineup Justin Turner – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes Veteran outfielder Rick Ankiel went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in Monday’s series-opening loss after signing with the Mets earlier in the day. The Mets signed Ankiel in...

Mets vs Cardinals: Marcum Searching For First Win, Davis Batting Cleanup

Starting Lineup Mike Baxter – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Ruben Tejada – SS Shaun Marcum – RHP Game Notes The Mets scored four times in the sixth inning last night. It was the first time in eight games the Mets had plated more than three runs. New York has scored three or fewer runs in 12...

Mike Francesa took Sandy Alderson to task for Valdespin HBP apathy

Mike Francesa was not happy with the Mets' apathy following the Jordany Valdespin hit by pitch. So he took it to NY GM Sandy Alderson. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Here are answers this fan wants from the Mets

When the Mets hired Terry Collins, he was 62 years old and had not managed in the majors in a dozen years. His hiring was never about being a long-term answer. Instead, he was supposed to bring professionalism back to the position and help transition to a new era. He was a caretaker. Webster’s defines caretaker as: one that gives physical or emotional care and support. Yesterday...

24 And JV1

Well congratulations, New York media. You have your circus. I'm happy for you. Hell, now you don't have to spend hours upon hours trying to give us interesting storylines in a season where the Mets are going to get pummeled every night that Matt Harvey isn't pitching. Now you have this story that just won't die ... Jordany Valdespin. The latest twist to the whole...

Mets at Cardinals: Tejada In Collins’ Doghouse, Turner Playing SS, Davis Batting Cleanup Experiment Ends

Starting Lineup Justin Turner – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes WFAN Mets beat reporter Ed Coleman has reported that shortstop Ruben Tejada is in Terry Collins’ doghouse and that is why he is out of the lineup and Turner is playing short. That’s...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.