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New York Mets
Joe Blanton took the hill at Citi Field tonight against Jeremy Hefner, who was making his second major league start. After two straight rough outings from Joe, it wouldn't get easier in another frustrating game.
The Phillies jumped out in front scoring a run in the first on a wild pitch. The Mets came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single from David Wright, and an RBI single from Daniel Murphy.
Brian Schneider started tonight with Carlos Ruiz on the bench. Ruiz was available to hit, but stayed out of the game with hamstring tightness. Shneids hit the seams off the ball in the top of the second with a solo shot to the Pepsi Porch in right field. Tied ballgame.
To continue this game of cat and mouse, Mike Baxter put the Mets up 3-2 with a double to center field which scored Omar Quintanilla.
Jeremy Hefner did not have a major league hit under his belt up until the fourth inning tonight. On a high fastball, Hefner took Joe Blanton way deep to left fi...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets evened the series with their 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.BAD JOE B-Remember good Joe Blanton? We miss him. Tonight, it was Bad Joe B, which has been a disturbing trend in May. Blanton gave up six runs on nine hits in just five innings. Over his last three starts, he’s allowed 19 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings.-On May 14, Blanton’s ERA was 2.96...
On May 3rd Joe Blanton crafted a 3-hit shutout against the Braves and his ERA was at a remarkable 2.83, allowing only 1 homerun all season. Less than a month later...boom! After tonight's 5 innings of failure, Heavy B's ERA sits at 5.05 for the year. Over the past 5 starts he's allowed 24 earned runs, 9 homeruns, 39 hits, and 7 walks in 27.1 innings for a 7.90 ERA and...
Today, the Phillies are looking to take the series in New York after taking yesterday's game by force, winning 8-4. Ty Wigginton came up clutch, going 3-3 with 6 RBI including a three-run home run. It put the Phils ahead and they'd never look back. It's good to have those kinds of games. Cole Hamels allowed four earned runs on two two-run home runs, but all was well with...
New York Met Pitcher Jeremy Hefner had a night to remember after hitting a home run against Joe Blanton for his first Major League hit. Hefner launched a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, giving the Mets a 4-2 lead over the Phillies.
Hefner earned his first MLB win as well, after going six strong innings of six hit ball, while scattering just three earned runs.
Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies slots in behind the aces. How do the Braves compare at the bottom of their rotation? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL'S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
NEW YORK -- When the New York Mets first drafted Jeremy Hefner in 2004, they weren't sure if they'd utilize him as a pitcher or a hitter. Eight years and one circuitous route back to New York later, Hefner helped the Mets out with both his arm and his bat Tuesday. Hefner threw six solid innings in his second major league start and helped his own cause by hitting a solo...
Joe Blanton has his third staright bad start, giving up six runs this time, as the Phils drop one to the Mets, 6-3.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with a runner on third, and with one man out, Jimmy Rollins, who had started the ballgame off with a double, then went to third on Juan Pierre’s sacrifice bunt, 1-3, would score on Jeremy Hefner’s wild pitch, giving the Phils...
I think I enjoy making up names for the recaps. I have to think hard. Neither bad weather nor our rival team could shake Jeremy Hefner tonight and I actually look forward to seeing more of this guy in the future.
Jeremy Hefner started tonight since the starters are injured and the replacements are injured or not performing – but he did fine out there tonight. He probably...
Omar Quintanilla. Jeremy Hefner. Scott Hairston. If someone told me prior to tonight’s game that those would be the names of the offensive stars of the night for the Mets, I’d have said this team was in danger of being swept tomorrow. But that isn’t the case, as the Mets are in position to take yet another series from the Phillies tomorrow on the strength on some big offensive...
The New York Mets (27-22) will try to avoid losing their series against the Philadelphia Phillies (26-24) tonight at Citi Field. The game begins at 7:10 PM and can be seen on SNY.
#Mets Tuesday lineup vs. Philly: Baxter-LF, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Nickeas-C, Quintanilla-SS, Hefner-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 29, 2012
Philadelphia Phillies (25-24, Last Place) @ New York Mets (27-21, 2nd Place) Pitching Matchups: Monday, 1:10 Cole Hamels vs. Jonathon NieseTuesday, 7:10 Joe Blanton vs. Jeremy HefnerWednesday, 7:10 Cliff Lee vs. Dillon GeeMutts Offense:R - 204 (15th)AVG - .258 (11th)OPS - .711 (19th)The don't have much. David Wright is awesome (.382/1.077). Daniel Murphy and Kirk Nieuwenhuis...
There’s a lot of talk about how depth is important in Major League Baseball, but the notion rarely materializes so obviously as it did for the Mets during Tuesday night’s 6-3 win over the Phillies. With Ronny Cedeño and Ruben Tejada already unavailable even before Justin Turner hit the disabled list today with a sprained ankle, the Mets were forced to call up Omar Quintanilla...