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NEW YORK-Adam LaRoche's two-run homer-the third of five straight two-out hits off R.A. Dickey-broke a tie and started a four-run sixth inning for the Washington Nationals, and Gio Gonzalez allowed an unearned run on two hits over seven strong innings as the Nationals beat the reeling New York Mets 5-2 on Tuesday. The Nationals' fourth straight win improved their National League-best record to 57-39 and assured they'd remain at least 41/2 games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The Mets lost for the 10th time in 11 games since the All-Star Break and fell to 47-50 overall. Dickey had allowed just three hits and one run until the Nationals got to him in a hurry in the sixth. Mike Morse singled before LaRoche's two-run homer deep into the right-field seats. Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina then singled before Jesus Flores' single to left scored Espinosa. Jason Bay's throw skipped past catcher Mike Nickeas, which allowed Bernadina to s...
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Mike Baxter's rehab tour, now in Day 9, is moving to Triple-A Buffalo. That suggests Baxter may be ready to be activated from the disabled list this weekend, when the Mets visit Arizona.
Baxter suffered a displaced right collarbone and fractured rib cartilage on the catch that preserved Johan Santana's no-hit bid on June 1.
He had solely...
I don’t think I need to remind anyone here about the tumultuous state that the Mets currently find themselves in. Clearly, I don’t have to tell you they have dropped 12 out of their last 13 games.
Obviously, Mets’ fans are at the end of their rope and almost all have thrown in the towel and bemoaning how a great story fizzled with such a devastating crash and burn.
I know what your thinking..The Mets are well on their way to making the 2012 season nothing more than an afterthought. The fact is your probably right, and that’s exactly what needs to happen if the organization is to find its way back to the promise land sooner than later. With the semi-successful first half, many Mets fans (myself included) allowed themselves to buy into...
Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap…
Embrace the horror my friends. Nothing we do now will change anything. The time to strike was when the Mets were winning and they needed a general manager who could sustain that glorious run when the Mets never spent a day under ,500 and staked a solid claim on the National League Wild Card. You snooze, you lose. Sandman fell asleep at the...
In case you need more proof that Henry Rodriguez has incriminating photos of Davey Johnson, here's Johnson talking about Henry after the latest #SMH-Rod mess on Wednesday in NY (2 batters faced; 2 BB; 11 pitches, 3 strikes):
"With Henry, it’s kind of hit or miss. Nobody hits him, but if he doesn’t get it over, it doesn’t matter. They’re still going to get...
Well it seems as the if New York Mets are finally showing some fight during this stretch of games that has seen this team lose 11 of its 12 games out of the all-star break. However, the New York Mets are not taking that fight out on their opponets. What we saw today during their Wednesday afternoon game against the Washington Nationals was the polar opposite as we saw the New York...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: G. Gonzalez (13-5) L: R. Dickey (13-2)
S: T. Clippard (17)
HR: WAS - A. LaRoche (17) NYM - J. Valdespin (7)
Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run and R.A. Dickey lost a game for the first time in over three months as the Washington Nationals took a...
Congratulations to this week’s
MMO Player of the Week…
Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how Daniel Murphy did during the week ending Sunday, July 22nd:
Murphy showed us again why he is a valuable piece to our club. Aside from David Wright he...
Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 in seven dominant innings, Michael Morse and Danny Espinosa hit consecutive homers and the Washington Nationals completed a sweep of the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday with a 5-2 victory.
Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer for a second straight day, and Espinosa doubled and scored on one of the Mets' two errors in the Nationals' fifth...
NEW YORK -- One hit came after the other in the top of the 10th inning for Washington, suddenly leaving the New York Mets so far from a win it became hard to see how close they once had been. Just like the defeats that have piled up recently, Monday night's 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals left the Mets trying to recognize the team that once threatened to challenge Washington...
I need a smile.
Seemingly all of the goodwill built up by the Mets’ strong play at the beginning of the year has melted away after the All-Star break. I watch games now expecting bad things to happen and that’s not how I wish to be a fan.
Need something, anything, to break this cycle to get back to being an optimist in order to enjoy the rest of the baseball season. And I think...
Matt Harvey (credits below) The Mets promote two young hurlers and a rookie has become the most consistent starting pitcher in Cleveland. SP- ZACH McCALLISTER (CLEVELAND)- The 6'6" 24 year old righty has been solid since he was recalled to the majors in late June. In his last five starts he is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA. For the season Zach is 4-2 with a 3.21 ERA avearaging...
That Barry Bonds cycling post last night brought up old memories for BC Twitter followers. See, Bonds is now looking like he did in 1991, which brought up Bobby Bonilla’s name from the crypt. That led to: “Is Bonilla still getting paid by the Mets?” Um, yes, and Bobby received check #2 this year of his 25-year run of $1,193,248.20 checks from the team for deferring his salary...
2012 NL Wild Card Standings
National W L PCT GB RS RA EXPW EXPL DIV WC POFF
Pittsburgh 54 41 .568 - 390 350 92.8 69.2 38.2 41.0 79.1
Los Angeles 53 44 .546 2 379 363 86.2 75.8 26.9 14.4 41.2
Atlanta 52 44 .542 2.5 439 416...
I think it’s safe to say the Dog Days have arrived – that all-too-familiar time when one day runs into the next and it seems like no one has any energy. People get edgier this time of year, tempers shorten and frustration lengthens. If you’re a fan of the Mets, the Dog Days started just before the All-Star Game. Talk about being edgy and frustrated…
The Mets have returned...