Found July 19, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If records mean anything to you, you probably don’t think the Mets are the best team in baseball. Or the second best, or the third best, or the…you get the point. New York is eight games behind the Nationals in the NL East. They are 4.5 games behind the second-place Braves. Currently amidst a brutal six-game losing streak, the Mets desperately need to avoid a sweep against Washington on Thursday night if they want to remain in the Wild Card chase. Despite their recent struggles, reliever Miguel Batista’s confidence remains sky high.
“Right now (the Nationals are) playing good baseball, but I don’t believe they’re a better team than us,” Batista told reporters after Wednesday’s loss. “They’re playing great baseball. But better team? I believe we’re the better team. We just have to play as we’re supposed to. Every team goes through a bad stretch, from the greatest to the worst.
“I remember I told (manager Terry Collins) two month ago: ‘I haven’t seen a team better than us.’ … W
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
After last night’s loss to the Nationals, the New York Mets have now lost 6 straight. Miguel Batista gave up what ended up being the game deciding two-run double to Steve Lombardozzi in the 4-3 loss. But none of that has changed the way Batista feels about his team.
In fact, despite the 6 losses in a row and 2-8 record in the last ten games, Batista still believes the Mets are...
It looks like this is the story that won’t go away this season. It feels like every week going back to Spring Training we’ve been reading or hearing about Matt Harvey after every mound appearance and then some.
I often wonder if it’s like this with all teams regarding their top prospects or if this is something that is exclusive to Mets fans?
We like to hold all our prospects...
Despite management’s decision to have Miguel Batista start on Saturday, there is a great outcry to have 2010 first round pick Matt Harvey called up and fill the void in the rotation left by Dillon Gee’s blood clot injury.
The logic makes sense. Harvey has handled triple-A pretty well and the Mets seem to lack the depth necessary to effectively fill in for Gee. Even if Gee was...
STAND-UP AND WIN
Die-hard Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld took to Twitter to comment on how a David Wright home run went right over a sign that was advertising reruns of his classic TV show.
Photo by Michael BaronJoel Sherman of the New York Post discusses the importance of the Mets finding relievers they can control for more then just this season. For the Mets to acquire such a reliever they will have to give something of value in return, pricey rental players are the only types that don't cost players.Sherman notes that the Rays have always liked Lucas Duda,...
METS TO HOST STAR WARS™ NIGHT
THIS MONDAY, JULY 23 AT CITI FIELD
Pre-Game Photo Ops with Characters and Costume Contest in Bullpen Plaza.
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with Lucasfilm Ltd. to host the second annual Star Wars Night at Citi Field this Monday, July 23 when the Mets host the Washington Nationals at 7:10...
“…and then I put in Batista and your home run meant NOTHING!”
What a tease.
The Mets made it interesting on Wednesday night — they always seem to do at least that — but the bottom line in a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals was that Chris Young can’t go deep into games and the Mets bullpen can’t stop teams from scoring. New York put the two together and the result...
“These NYSEG Stadium Fries Are Delicious, Try Some!”
Buffalo 17, Toledo 1
By Sean Kenny
The Bisons offense was in overdrive today, and provided more then enough cushion for Jeremy Hefner to work comfortably in the 17-1 win against the MudHens. Jeremy Hefner pitched a quality six innings, allowing one run on six hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out four. Hefner...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Kemp homered early and the Los Angeles Dodgers hammered a struggling Johan Santana before holding off the New York Mets 7-6 on Friday night.
Luis Cruz connected for his first major league home run and the Dodgers finally solved Santana (6-7), who entered 5-0 with a 0.50 ERA in five career starts against them. That included eight innings of three-hit ball in...
When you think about it really, the whole day wasn't one of the Mets' finer days.First, we found out that even though Matt Harvey was solid against the Toledo Mud Hens, that we would still have to be subjected to one more Miguel Batista start on Saturday.Then, we got to endure eight innings of Jason Bay and his uselessness and his double plays and his attempted sacrifice...
Sometimes we get an excellent sound bite from athletes, but even less frequently, we get it from their wives. Former New York Mets great Mike Piazza and his former playmate wife Alicia Rickter were caught on camera by TMZ and asked about whether or not they believe if Roger Clemens was using performance-enhancing drugs during [...]