Found July 23, 2012 on
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Just like last week, the Washington Nationals (55-39) are gearing up to face the New York Mets (47-48) after finishing a four-game series split against a division rival to hang on to first place. And just like last week, the Mets are still in third place and in the midst of a terrible losing streak that has gotten even worse.
The Mets are on a serious downward spiral, and have little hope of breaking out of it this week if their record against the Nationals holds true. The Nats have taken six of nine from the Mets this season, and they won two of three when they last visited Citi Field in April. The Nationals are now at the 11-7 mark for July, and their offense has really come alive this month. With the way the Mets pitching staff has been struggling lately, they will need to really pull themselves together if they want to stand a chance at winning this series.
The Cruelest Month
Although it is said that April is the cruelest month, the Mets would argue that July holds that tit...
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AROUND THE WEB
Mets News and Notes:
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...
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...
“Ummm, hello there. Could you tell me….is this Kingsport, Tennessee?”
Charlotte 11, Buffalo 0
By Connor O’Brien
The Charlotte Knights beat the Buffalo Bisons last night by a score of 11-0. Matt Harvey took the mound looking to impress the big league club with a solid performance. Instead, Harvey had a very rough night. Harvey was decent early on, allowing only a first-inning...
The Mets announced that Matt Harvey will be on the taxi squad for tomorrows game, he will be activated on Tuesday, and will start Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Who Love’s Ya Baby!
Original Post 7/21
Many Mets fans who are anxiously awaiting for the team to promote pitching prospect Matt Harvey from Triple-A Buffalo to join the Mets rotation, may...
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...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
Washington (57-39) «0001040005111
N.Y. Mets (47-50)010000010231
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...
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...
The New York Mets entered Sunday’s game having won one of their previous eight games since the ALl Star Game in Kansas City. The game made it tied into the top of the 12th inning tied at three until the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five times in the inning to win by a score of 8-3. With the loss the Mets fall below the .500 water mark for the first time in 2012 after starting...
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...
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...
They fought as they always do, but this time a ninth-inning rally to tie the game prevent an inevitable loss, or the humbling reality that came along with the defeat. The New York Mets, a feel-good, scrappy story throughout the first half, have fallen below .500 for the first time all season. The players were left grasping for answers after Sunday's 8-3, 12-inning loss to...
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...
Rick Ankiel is looking for a new home. Should the Cardinals bring him back to help out in the outfield? - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rick Ankiel and the St. Louis Cardinals have a very long and interesting past. The once high-prized pitching prospect turned outfielder has one of the most interesting stories in the history of Major League Baseball and last week his story took...
The Mets look to return to the win column today as they take on the Dodgers for game three of the series. Yesterday’s game was rather “blah” so no point in recapping it. Anyway, Niese gets the start today as he takes on Nathan Eovaldi of the Dodgers:
Niese is 7-4 on the season with a 3.58 ERA over 18 starts and 110.2 innings of work. Jon rebounded really nicely in his last...