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Long Island Met Fan:
Lucas Duda is still under the weather and Mike Nickeas is battling the flu also. The Mets are considering bringing up back-up catcher if Nickeas doesn't start to feel better. Mike Baxter is the back-up catcher tonight.
Daniel Murphy gets his first breather of the year, and Justin Turner gets the start at 2B.
Tonight's Mets Lineup:
1. Nieuwenhuis - LF
2. Tejada - SS
3. Turner - 2B
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Well the Mets certainly had an interesting series in Denver this weekend. They got smoked in the first game losing 18-9, they were down twice in the second game but won 7-5, and today after blowing a 4-0 lead for Johan Santana, they won in extra innings 6-5 in spite of the bullpen’s worst efforts. As a typical series at Coors Field, the offense enjoyed the visit, and the pitching...
Much has been made in the media about the abundance of home-grown players starting on a regular basis in the Mets lineup. From Tejada to Murphy, Thole to Duda, and Ike to Kirk, up and down the entire lineup features players drafted and groomed by the Mets minor league system. It kind of brings a feel good story for us long suffering Mets fans. It definitely makes it a little...
This time, it was the Mets’ bullpen that betrayed Johan Santana. The Mets finally scored runs for him, but the bullpen blew a four-run lead in the eighth inning with Tim Byrdak serving a grand slam homer to Todd Helton.
Another no-decision for Santana, who is still looking for his first victory since September 2010.
I know Santana doesn’t regret the money, but there are times...
The team's extra inning win last night allowed them to match their high water mark of the season, four games over .500. Winning five of their last six, the Mets now find themselves within one game of the division leading Nationals and Braves.At this point, most things are going well for the Metropolitans. Headed into Houston, a team which has posted only an 8-14 record to date...
Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery today on his right (pitching) elbow. Pelf suffered a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament during his start last week.
Pelfrey's injury will really change the landscape for Mets pitching. Chris Schwinden will start tomorrow, but he has been less than impressive in his 5 professional starts dating back to last...
It's crazy what we do to ourselves on a nightly basis. We hang on every pitch, RBI opportunity, and managerial decision. We are die hard Mets fans, but sometimes we need to remember that hindsight is always 20/20 and the Mets won't win every game.Series like the one the team is in now against the Houston Astros are frustrating. Going into the three game set, the Mets had...
The Mets are the only team that have a winning record in the majors and have EVERY minor league affiliate over .500. Buffalo (AAA) is 14-10 and in second place in the North Division in the International League. Binghamton (AA) is 12-11 and in third place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division. St. Lucie (A) has the best record in the Florida State League at 20-4. Savannah (A...
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: April 23rd – April 29th
The Binghamton Mets played .500 ball this past week, losing two of three at home against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, while winning two of three on the road in Erie, PA over the weekend. More importantly, though, was the return of Reese Havens against Erie on Sunday (where he promptly hit his...
Before I get to the poll, I want to give you some background information to explain why I’m asking this question.
I just had a debate on Facebook with a couple of guys about the Mets. The debate started with a pessimistic Mets fan named Jesse posting a sarcastic status update:
“[The Mets] lost to the astros…..yea we are a good team”
Jesse also told me:
“Be a realistic...
New York Mets at Houston Astros 8:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 4 3-1 4.446.01-17.154/25MIAW7.0312-118.14.91
B. Norris (R) 4 1-1 5.845.20-02.574/24@MILL5.2971-117.27.13
The New York Mets and Houston Astros were expected to be among the worst teams in the NL this season.
The Mets win a three game weekend series against the Rockies, taking the rubber game 6-5 in eleven innings. This was a really strange series where we pretty much saw the unexpected. The Mets scored 9 runs on Friday night, only to see the Rocks score 18! One guy hit for the cycle, another hit a grand slam pitch hit home run, certainly not your generic, run of mill series.
Mets Blob strongly feels that without the skintight, multicolor uniforms, the team that plays in Houston has no business calling themselves the Astros. Real Astros look like the two far out dudes pictured above. Clearly, Nolan Ryan is trying his Texas best to look un-gay in that getup but he's about two bourbons away from reaching back and working JR Richard with his hand.The...
If you didn’t see, the New York Mets got swept by the Astros this week in Houston. It was a three game series, which was three games too long. The Mets made guys like Bud Norris, Jed Lowrie, and Chris Johnson look like flat out all-stars. Even Brett Myers came in and made the Mets look silly.
Also, I never want to see Chris Schwinden on SNY ever again. He is just god awful. Nothing...
Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX)
N.Y. Mets (13-11)000210000370
Houston (10-14) «23000100x6100
W: J. Happ (2-1) L: J. Niese (2-1)
S: B. Myers (6)
HR: NYM - None HOU - J. Lowrie (3),C. Snyder (1)
Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder both homered in support of J.A. Happ and the Astros downed the Mets, 6-3, on Tuesday.
Lowrie hit a two-run blast...
It's easy to get enamored with the things that Kirk Nieuwenhuis can do. Sure, he let a fly ball drop in front of him in his first ever game in left field to accommodate the return of Andres Torres from injury. But it's not like he didn't let a fly ball drop near him while playing center.But Nieuwenhuis' bat is keeping the Mets in ballgames. His two-run single took...