Found May 02, 2012 on
New York Mets
The Mets will look to avoid being swept by the Astros in Houston this afternoon as they play the 3rd game of their series beginning at 2:05PM. The Mets came into Houston on a roll, winning 5 of their last 6 games to reach their high water mark of 4 games over .500. This was series in which everyone expected them to pad their record even more against a no named Houston Astros club. However, it has not gone that way as they have dropped the first two of the series and send spot starter Chris Schwinden to the mound to avoid the sweep.Schwinden (0-0, 11.25) who is filling in for the injured Mike Pelfrey was lit up in his first start of the year against Colorado. In 4 innings pitched last Friday he gave up 6 runs (5ER), along with 7 hits and 1 BB in a 18-9 loss to the Rockies. Today will only be Schwinden's 6th career Major League start.On the mound for the Astros' will be left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (2-2, 1.72). Rodriguez has been very good thus far in 2012 as he has turne...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
HOUSTON It was a split-second decision that paid immediate dividends, the type of instant reward for playing the game the right way that had frequently eluded the Astros over the first month of the season.
Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer didn't have much time to belabor his thought process, not with the Astros locked in a sixth-inning scoreless tie with the Mets, and not...
Houston Astros third baseman Chris Johnson called it the best game of his professional career, and it's hard to argue with that. Johnson went off Wednesday, homering twice as part of a 4-for-4 day, ending a homerless drought that went back 104 at-bats to last year. Johnson hit a three-run shot off New York Mets rookie Chris Schwinden in the second inning and a two-run blast...
The off season in some sports has, at times, adopted the moniker ‘silly season’. It’s that time of year when the dust kicks up from coast to coast, team names change, affiliations change, team locations change. While more prevalent in the minor league hockey world, the silly season affects minor league baseball as well.
This upcoming offseason may prove to be an interesting...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Chris Johnson had four hits, homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to back up another solid outing by Wandy Rodriguez, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
The win gave Houston its first series sweep of the season and first series win since the opening three games.
Johnson's first homer of...
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...
HOUSTON -- Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder homered early, and the Houston Astros got another quality outing from left-hander J.A. Happ to make the lead last for a 6-3 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday. Snyder blasted a three-run shot to the Minute Maid Park railroad tracks atop left field to give the Astros a 5-0 lead with no outs in the second inning. It was Snyder's first...
Are the Astros as bad as people really think?