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Kudos to Mike Pelfrey who looked sharp in his last spring tune-up on the route to a walk-off victory for the Mets over the Skankees, 7-6.
Either I am going crazy or Mike Pelfrey has actually been pitching better since the last time I yelled at him in a recap. Much appreciated Big Pelf – I will be sure to keep you in line during the season.
On a serious note, Pelfrey pitched 4 strong innings allowing only 2 hits, one which was HR to Swisher for his only ER, and struck out 5. He did not walk a batter which is again, HUGE, for him. 25/29 pitches for strikes and a 5:1 GO:FO rate for the balls hit in play dhow that he was commanding the sinking fastball effectively, at the very least. Niese took over and imploded – allowing 8 hits and 5 ER in just an inning and two thirds pitched. Stevens, Byrdak, and Hampson combined to pitch the remaining 3.1 innings allowing only a H and a BB while striking out two. Hampson finished up the ninth so he vultured the victory.
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The Mets have a lot more on the line this season than just wins and losses. With the Madoff lawsuit behind them, the Wilpons can once again turn their focus to the future. Many questions regarding the future will be answered this season, through one means or another. Fans should keep an eye on the following, because each will play a significant part in the future of the franchise...
Here is a followup to a post I wrote last week on Jason Bay AKA The 500 Pound Gorilla In The Corner Outfield. Mike Puma of the NY Post writes this morning:
A club official yesterday floated the possibility that if Bay is struggling six or seven weeks into the season, the Mets could explore other options, including a platoon in left.
Bay is hitting .195 with no RBIs this spring...
According to ESPN New York, Terry Collins was very pleased with Frank Francisco’s bullpen session today. Francisco expierenced no pain in his knee, which has sidelined him for a portion of the spring. He will be leaving camp with the team, ready to go for the opener.
Andres Torres started and batted lead off in today’s Mets 7-6 win over the Yankees. Andres said he felt good...
For the past few seasons it was believed that Mets starter Mike Pelfrey had the goods to be a top of the the rotation type starter. in 2012 he had his best season as a pro as he won 15 games against just 9 losses. His career low 3.66 ERA and dominance for most of the season warranted thoughts that he had finally put it together. Mets fans had dreams of slotting him behind...
Mets executive vice president of business operations, Dave Howard, told the New York Post that “several thousand tickets are still available” for Opening Day against the Braves.
Howard said the Mets will need solid sales Tuesday and Wednesday and is counting on about 2,000 to 4,000 walk-ups on Thursday in order to sell out.
If the Mets fail to sell out Opening Day, it would...
Well that didn’t last long.
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said Parnell would not be used to make spot starts this season, but instead would be used for multiple inning stints out of the bullpen.
I have to point out a comment left earlier today on this thread by Original Mets Fan:
I dont believe a lot of what Martino says. Nothing against the guy...
The New York Mets today announced the lineup of special offers and new attractions at Citi Field for the 2012 season. The Mets 50th Anniversary season starts with Opening Day today with the Mets hosting the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m.
The Mets will offer fans a variety of ticket packages for all fans catering to families, kids, groups and corporate clients.
Hey, what’s up *******? How’s the season going so far? It’s me. Or you. Depending on how you want to look at it. Whatever the case, I’m coming to you from the past. Why? Because I care about you, me us, and our sanity. And because I know you’re an idiot — at least when it comes to this team.
Most importantly, I’m here to remind you of what a rational, level...
Here’s a pretty cool Fantasy Baseball song parody by NOC, “Should I Pujols or Cano?”, starring the Yankees’ Robinson Cano and the Mets’ Ike Davis.
It is set to “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” by The Clash, and it’s absolutely brilliant. Enjoy…
The New York Yankees come to Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie this afternoon for the first of two spring training games against the Mets. The second game is to be played at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.
The Yankees have not played at the Mets’ spring training home since the spring of 1995. The teams last met for a spring game in Tampa on March 30, 1996 (the Mets won...
There are so many things that need to break right for the New York Mets during the 2012 season in order for them to get to the playoffs. Quite frankly, I do not care about the division. Give me the wildcard and I can live with that. Here are just ten things that could help this team get to October. I could also add that I will watch more games religiously because they win more when...
This is just a quick annoyance of mine, but I had to get it off my chest.
Hey, schedule makers! I have a bone to pick with you. I am this close to challenging you all to a match at Wrestleman… Whoops. I think I will try the more traditional way of approaching this.
If you have been following the Mets schedule, you know that the Mets played the Yankees Tuesday afternoon and had...