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April 27, 2000.  On a Thursday afternoon getaway day, the Mets were set to face off against the Cincinnati Reds in the rubber game of a three game series.  Steve Parris would toe the rubber for the Reds, and the Mets would send lefty Glendon Rusch to the hill in front of the “B” squad. Soon-to-be eight-year-old Joe Vasile sat down in the loge section along the third base line to take in his first live baseball game ever. Maybe that’s why I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the soft-tossing lefty.  Maybe that’s not it at all.  Maybe it’s best described by this series of tweets from NBC baseball scribe Craig Calcaterra: .@GlendonRusch is now following me on Twitter. This makes me very happy. Because for reasons hard to explain, I always wanted to be him. — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 8, 2014     Maybe not @GlendonRusch specifically. But if I could never be Randy Johnson, I wanted to be a guy like Glendon Rusch. A pro. A battler. — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcater...

Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares exemplify small sample sizes

The Mets’ 2014 season is a mere 11 games deep, and the team sits at five wins to their six losses. That’s hardly enough time to gauge where the team will end up at the end of the season, though topping out at 73 or 74 wins at their current pace is certainly within the realm of reason. The team could defy expectations and win 85 or more games or completely implode and win less...

Another heartbreaking loss for the Colorado Rockies in first game of set at Petco Park

Jordan Lyles struggled the second time through.A fan of the Colorado Rockies without chunks of hair missing might not be a real fan.Year-in and year-out, the Rockies head west on their charter plane only to watch their record and spot in the standings plummet. It is inexpiable. On Monday night in San Diego, one of the few visiting parks where the Rockies play well, Colorado blew...

Lagares Continues To Prove He Belongs

Juan Lagares has certainly been showing Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson that he deserves to be playing every day and that his permanent spot in the lineup should remain unchanged when Chris Young is ready to come off the disabled list. Yes, it is still early in the season and it’s still a small sample size – but at this point, he has been the Mets best everyday player. We all...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Put It In the Bible! Mets Beat Angels 7-6 In 13 Innings

View the story “Mets Twitter Recap ” on Storify The post #MetsTwitterRecap: Put It In the Bible! Mets Beat Angels 7-6 In 13 Innings appeared first on The Daily Stache.

Mets Notes: Davis, Duda Not In Sunday’s Lineup

After splitting a pair of extra-inning games, the Mets conclude their series with the Angels on Sunday at 3:335 PM as RHP Bartolo Colon (1-1, 2.08 ERA) takes the hill against LHP C.J. Wilson (1-1, 4.61) for Los Angeles. In his last nine starts against the Angels, dating to May 26, 2009, Colon is 6-1 with a 1.75 ERA (12 earned runs in 61.2 innings). Over this stretch he has...

MMO Game Recap: Angels 14, Mets 2

The New York Mets were trounced by the Los Angeles Angels by the score of 14-2 on Sunday in a 17 hit barrage. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and wasn’t fooling anyone as the Angels punished him for nine earned runs on 11 hits including four homeruns (Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Raul Ibanez and Hank Conger) and three doubles. Colon walked two batters and was done after five innings...

Colorado Rockies lose series in San Francisco, but show improvement

Tyler Chatwood had impressive moments in his debut.The beatings will continue until moral improves.That has been the mantra for the San Francisco Giants delivering blows to the lowly Colorado Rockies when they come to visit AT&T Park in the city by the bay. The Rockies have been awful there over the years. The Giants have taken advantage of what seems to be free wins.A three...

Brooklyn Cyclones To Have “Seinfeld Night” & Keith Hernandez Magic Loogie Bobblehead

Sometimes in life you come across something so magical, so wonderful, so amazing that you have to stop and thank which ever God or deity you pray to that you live in the world we live in. The Brooklyn Cyclones a short season A-ball team of the New York Mets has provided us with one of those moments. From the Cyclones official website… On July 5, 1989, the “Seinfeld Chronicles”...

Rockies' Brett Anderson (finger) to have surgery

Colorado Rockies lefty Brett Anderson will undergo surgery Thursday to repair the left finger he broke on Saturday, reports Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Small pins will be inserted to align the bones, allowing Anderson some movement and avoiding a splint. The pins will be removed in a couple of weeks. The Rockies called up outfielder Corey Dickerson from Triple-A Colorado...

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM

The Mets (5-7) open a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-11) on Tuesday night at Chase Field. Zack Wheeler (0-2, 5.73 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and is opposed by Josh Collmenter (0-0, 2.25 ERA) for the Diamondbacks. First pitch is at 9:40 PM. Wheeler is looking to snap a four-game losing streak, the longest of his career, dating back to September 6, 2013...

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Josh Collmenter (4/14/14)

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Brett Anderson shares X-ray of finger he broke while batting

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson has landed on the disabled list with a broken finger. He broke the index finger on his left hand while swinging at a pitch over the weekend. And for those of you who didn’t believe he is actually hurt, Anderson shared a photo of his X-ray on Instagram. We […]

You Mad, Bro? The D-Backs Are Snakebitten Edition

From SB Nation’s AZ Snake Pit Blog “If we’re invoking Return of the Jedi, Then let’s christen the bullpen Endor, home of the Ewoks.” “I’m looking for a spork just in case it gets too bad to watch.” “Three hours of Keith Hernandez. It’s a good thing I have alcohol. The Bolsinger news made me happy when I saw it too. How about a win against this team I hate?...

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The Colorado Rockies are one of baseball's highest-scoring teams, but their pitching staff has given plenty of those runs back.
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