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Most of the talk around the Mets is centered around if Chris Young or Jenrry Mejia should be the team’s fifth starter after Chris Schwinden failed miserably in his brief audition for the role. Young was terrific in four starts with the club last year while Mejia in one of The Queens Quads that fans are eager to see perform in Citi Field.
But lost in the shuffle is the ancient one – Miguel Batista. Last night Batista threw seven shutout innings, leading the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Brewers. Big deal, you might think, the Brewers are hardly the same team as they were last year and no one will confuse them with an offensive powerhouse. But you can only pitch against the teams on the schedule and that’s the opponent Batista drew last night.
In parts of two seasons with the Mets, Batista has made seven starts. Here are his numbers in those outings:
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
He came up to the mound, everyone doubting him and he shocked the world. Miguel Batista was on fire tonight! He dominated the Brewers tonight and lasted longer than most of our starters do. Going seven strong innings, only allowing four hits, one walk, striking out five and at one point set down 12 of 13 batters he faced. He impressed me and impressed everyone. He’ll earn...
Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) at New York Mets (19-15) 7:10 PM ET
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Y. Gallardo (R) 7 2-3 5.356.01-27.205/8CINW6.0421-214.08.36
M. Batista (R) 2 0-1 5.895.20-112.005/8@PHIND5.1820-09.03.00
The New York Mets will have to put their short-term memory into use when they open a four-game homestand...
Tonight the Mets got excellent performances from Miguel Batista, Daniel Murphy and a perfectly executed squeeze bunt from Ronny Cedeno to lead the team to a 3-1 win in the first of two against the Brewers. Also note-worthy, is that Frank Francisco was able to record his 9th save of the season, although it wasn’t easy.
Let’s focus on the great tonight first, and that starts...
The trick to navigating life is perception. For example, you might think Miguel Batista is old, but Jamie Moyer wants Batista off his lawn.So did the Brewers. But they only got four hits off him in seven innings, so maybe get some more hits off him if you want him off the lawn sooner. (Age ain't nothin' but a number.) Batista led the Mets to a 3-1 victory in which Frank Francisco...
Terry Collins was right…twice. First, he stood up for Miguel Batista, saying he was going to get many more chances to prove himself as a starting pitcher. Well, tonight he did more than prove himself, throwing 7 scoreless innings of 4-hit ball. He stymied the Brewers tonight, with Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell taking care of the 8th inning. On a side note, Bobby Parnell...
The New York Mets had just dropped a tough series against the Miami Marlins and were heading home to face the Milwaukee Brewers. They were preparing for what could be a bad start from Miguel Batista, and were contemplating removing Frank Francisco from his closer position. Frank Francisco, brought in this past offseason to close out games, is 1-3 with a 8.59 earned run average and...
The New York Mets bounced back after blowing a game Sunday in Miami when they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 3-1 Monday night at Citi Field. Game two of this quick two-game series is set for tonight at 7:10 p.m. You can always get more details and more Free MLB picks over at SBRForum.com but for now let’s continue this exclusive coverage and analysis of the Mets...
The New York Mets (19-15) begin a short two game series with the Milwaukee Brewers (15-19) tonight at 7:10 PM at Citi Field.
Monday lineup vs. Milwaukee: Torres-CF, Nieuwenhuis-LF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Cedeno-SS, Nickeas-C, Batista-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 14, 2012
Lineup vs Mets: Morgan CF, Lucroy C, Braun LF, Ramirez 3B, Hart RF, Green...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: M. Batista (1-1) L: Y. Gallardo (2-4)
S: F. Francisco (9)
HR: MIL - None NYM - None
Miguel Batista tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets past the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, in the opener of a two-game set at Citi Field.
The New York Mets (20-15) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (15-20) tonight by the score of 3-1. The Mets have taken the first game of this two-game series.
Miguel Batista looked excellent tonight. It was a classic case of a veteran pitcher keeping hitters off balance all night long. He gave the Mets seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk, while striking out five batters...
Milwaukee is coming off of a loss, but an overall series victory of the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park and now embark on one of the strangest roadtrips of the season as they play two in New York against the Mets and then two in Houston against the Astros. Just like the series this preview will be short and sweet.Team Standings: Milwaukee: 15-19 (4th in NL Central - 5GB)Mets: 19-15...
NEW YORK -- The New York Mets didn't just literally squeeze out an important run against stingy Milwaukee Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. They also kept the Brewers from doing the same against winning pitcher Miguel Batista. The starters dueled so effectively in the Mets' 3-1 win Monday night that both teams attempted one-out suicide squeeze plays with the bottom of their...