Found June 29, 2013 on Metstradamus:
David Wright had his scheduled off day on Thursday. The Mets had a good day anyway. I had an unscheduled day off from blogging. It was not a good day (or more accurately, not a good four hours). But thankfully it's over and done with enough for me to make my return. Josh Edgin and Brandon Lyon should have had Friday off. But Terry Collins brought in Edgin to face Denard Span and he gave up a double. Then Lyon came in and completely imploded, blowing Matt Harvey's three run lead (and latest masterful performance though seven innings) on a Ryan Zimmerman bases clearing double. Then Bobby Parnell gave up two runs in the ninth and the Mets lost a typical Met gut puncher, 6-4. I don't know exactly if bringing in Edgin after David Aardsma was the right or wrong move, though you could certainly say it in hindsight. Edgin had a job to do, and as a lefty he really has one job to do period. And he blew it. I'm not sure what is worse, the fact that he pulled Aardsma...

Culinary all-stars set to shine at 2013 MLB All-Star game

NEW YORK - The All-Star Game serves as a crown jewel showcase for baseball’s best talent as well as the host ballpark. For Citi Field, the Mets’ home since 2009 and the site of this year’s Midsummer Classic on July 16, the diverse and delicious food at the park represents a highlight of any in-game experience. Even if the baseball isn’t always at its best in Queens (ahem...

David Wright To Rest Against Rockies

It wasn’t as if David Wright was going to challenge Cal Ripken in the first place. Wright will be out of the New York Mets’ lineup tonight in Colorado for their make up game against the Rockies. There was speculation Wright might lobby manager Terry Collins to keep him in the lineup. Despite being on a tear lately, Wright knew he needed a night off and being the DH in Chicago...

Mets’ All-Star hopefuls reach final push

With the All Star game a little more than two weeks away, prospective Mets’ all-star hopefuls have two more weeks to showcase their skills for the Mid-Summer Classic, which, as you all should know, is being held at Citi Field. The last time the Mets hosted the All-Star game was back in 1964. Just how cool would it be if—even in this sub-satisfactory season—on July 16, when...

Collins Says Quintanilla Will Remain Starter At SS When Tejada Comes Back

The question has been asked and answered… Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today and said that Ruben Tejada will have to earn back his starting shortstop job when he returns from the disabled list. Unless he can do that, Omar Quintanilla has earned the right to keep the job, Collins said. “Based on what we’ve seen right now, Ruben’s gotta earn it back,” Collins...

You Mad, Bro? “One Night Stand In Colorado” Edition

From SB Nation’s “Purple Row” Blog: “Please let’s win this game” “Welp.” “Yep, EY2 has offically won the game for the Mets already.” “No David Wright! Huzzah! ” “2 pitches in and the Mets announcer have already called it Mile High Stadium” “Time zone fail. Thought this game started at 5:10 my time, missed the top of the 1st.” “So did the mets...

Byrd’s Late Two-Run Jack Propels Mets To 3-2 Win Over The Rockies

Well, how about that? This was an excellent team effort for the win tonight in Colorado and it wrapped up an excellent road trip for our New York Mets. Whether these games will matter down the line or not, it’s nice to see our team banding together and playing some decent baseball for an extended period of time. It was Jeremy Hefner on the mound tonight — and surprise, surprise…he...

Bullpen Wastes A Solid Start By Harvey In Mets 6-4 Loss To Nats

The Mets lost to the Nationals tonight by a score of 6-4 at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started the game and was, of course, fantastic, pitching 7 innings of 1-run ball and striking out 11 Washington hitters. Ross Detwiler was pretty good as well for the Nationals, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings of work. The Mets struck first in the bottom of the fourth when David Wright scored...

No. 33 Keeping Hope Alive In Flushing, Queens

There really is something special about going to Citi Field on a day when Matt Harvey pitches. If the Mets are in the midst of yet another miserable season, you’d never know it. Walking into Friday’s game, the excitement and buzz over what the main attraction was truly overwhelming. Families and friends all bustled towards the main gate, eager to be seated and ready for the game’s...

Mets vs Rockies: Wright Gets Night Off, Hefner Takes The Hill

Mets (31-43) vs Rockies (39-40) RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.89) vs RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-1, 2.22) 6:10 PM • Coors Field Game Notes Shaun Marcum tossed eight scoreless innings and earned his first Mets win after an 0-9 start and the Amazin’s beat the White Sox, 3-0, Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field for a split of their two-game series. Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 3.89 ERA) starts...

Mets 3, Rockies 2

Marlon Byrd hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and threw out a runner from right field in the ninth to lead the New York Mets past the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Thursday in a makeup game for the one that was snowed out on April 17. With the Mets trailing 2-1 and a runner on, Byrd drove a fastball from reliever Matt Belisle (4-5) into the left-center seats. That was about the...

Video: David Wright brushed back hard by Gio Gonzalez pitch

New York Mets star David Wright has to pull a Matrix move to get out of the way of this Gio Gonzalez brush-back pitch.
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