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You are going to see me complain about walks, but it was a rough start for Jon Niese that put us on the path to a 6-3 defeat to the Astros.
You all know I like pitching, right? Right. You all know I hate walks, right? Right.
So you can imagine how much I screamed at my television when I saw the Mets walk a ridiculous eight players in the eight innings pitched Tuesday evening. One only needs to look at the sixth inning where four walks and a base knock by the pitcher led to a run scoring. Three of those walks were consecutive. I guess this is the part where I tell you what happened in the rest of the game. Rest assured and read on, there were some positive parts.
Jon Niese started tonight and got a streak of quality starts snapped with a rough go-around, allowing 5 ER in a mere 3.0 IP off two HRs. I think Niese could have gone longer, but Collins pulled him for a pinch hitting opportunity for Duda in the fourth with the Mets threatening, but it went for naught. 6 H and 2 BB ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...
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...
22-4? The St. Lucie Mets are a regular riot...
Buffalo 5, Syracuse 2
The purple skies beyond Coca-Cola Field flashed with bursts of lightning south of the Queen City. Between the lines in Buffalo, the Herd struck just as fast for a victory over the rival Chiefs.
The Bisons made quick work of a two-run deficit to score a 5-2 win over Syracuse from Coca-Cola Field. A 23-minute rain...
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...
The Mets are 13-9 and if the season ended today, and I know it doesn’t, the Mets would be in the playoffs. The Marlins and Phillies on the other hand would be watching from home like you and me. Now onto the meaty stuff…
During the Colorado series the Mets bullpen was charged with 17 earned runs in 11 innings, prompting Terry Collins to say: “If we started getting banged...
If 3 & 3 were to borrow a page from the long running children’s show Sesame Street, this edition would be sponsored by the letters P & U. Those two letters sum up how the Mets performed in this three game series. We were so hard pressed to come up with 3 “Ups”, our guys from SNY make their season debut in that category.
1) R.A. Dickey: I honestly thought R.A...
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...
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...
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...