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WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the Washington Nationals survived two ninth-inning home runs for a 4-3 win over the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday night. Jordan Zimmermann stymied the Mets with six shutout innings and three relievers danced around trouble over the final three frames to preserve second consecutive win by the Nationals (53-36) and third in four games. LaRoche's 16th home run came off Mets starter Chris Young (2-4) with two outs in the sixth. Andres Torres' RBI-single in the seventh cut the lead in half, but Lombardozzi's two-out double scored two runs for a 4-1 lead. After blowing a two-run lead in Tuesday's win over the Mets, Tyler Clippard surrendered solo home runs to David Wright and Jason Bay in the ninth, but he struck out Jordany Valdespin for his 15th save. The defeat extended the Mets' season-high losing streak to six, five coming after the All-Star break and all wi...
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Hey! There's Jayson Werth taking BP at Nationals Park today...May 6th seems like a long, long time ago.
Here's Werth on what life at home on the couch was like, via Nationals Journal:
"The second week, I was sitting at home watching the games when the team was on the road. You see the game from a different perspective, really. You feel really removed. It’s...
If you asked most people what they disliked most about modern bullpen usage, the most common answer would be managing the game with the idea of maximizing saves for one pitcher. There is no doubt that is a sub-optimal way to do things. But to me there is something even more revolting and that is the idea that it is okay to carry pitchers who regularly have outings where they face...
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.
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...
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...
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...
According to ESPN NY, despite the dire need for bullpen help, assistant GM John Ricco said the Mets have no intention of overpaying.
"We're watching every day the same thing people are," Ricco said. "But you also can't fool yourself into thinking that there's one guy that is going to be the be-all and end-all solution to all of our problems. You can...
Remember that time your friend offered you a ticket to that June 1st, Mets-Cardinals game at Citi Field this year but you couldn’t make because your 2nd cousin twice removed was getting married that same evening?
Remember how extremely upset you were when Johan Santana ended up throwing a No-Hitter. the first in Mets history and you not only didnt watch the game on TV or in person...
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...
This kid is funny T...
Last weekend Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had a little run in…Well, it looks like the Nats are trying to diffuse the situation with a little humor…Via the Marlins website, “During the feud, several Washington players pulled a prank. Adam LaRoche had Harper sign a bat for him. Harper didn’t know...
“…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...
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 [...]
Forbes released their annual top 50 Most Valuable Professional Sports Franchises today, with the Mets barely making the cut at 49th, the sixth highest baseball team behind the New York Yankees, LA Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. The Texas Rangers also barely made the list at 50th.
Valuing the franchise at a cool $719 million, that is a huge step...
Sandy Alderson told reporters today that the Mets will be buyers at the July 31 trade deadline.
Alderson said that while he does not intend to acquire a starting pitcher this month, but that he is focused on improving the bullpen as his number one priority. To a lesser degree, the Mets GM said he’ll be looking to add a right-handed bat to the team..
Alderson was also a guest on...
Returning home after a somewhat disappointing four-game series split against the Miami Marlins, the Washington Nationals (51-36) are set to face the New York Mets (46-43), who have had an even more disappointing stretch of luck lately.
The Mets are riding a four-game losing streak and haven't won a game since the All-Star break after being swept by the Atlanta Braves. The...