Found July 22, 2012 on
New York Mets
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In the amusement park that you know as Mets baseball, its most popular ride is the death spiral. Everybody rides it in July for some reason.Oh, and guess what: July isn't over yet. And just in time before August provides as much relief as turning the page of a calendar can do, it's the Washington Nationals coming to town for three games! Aah, yes. The ride just keeps getting better.
But at least the growing angry mob got their pound of flesh as before it even got going on Sunday, Miguel Batista was designated for assignment. It would be wrong of me to simply blame Batista for getting old. That bell tolls for all of us. The blame here goes to Terry Collins for continuing to trust him in situation after sticky and muddy situation. Fully aware that Terry Collins has done as good a job as he could do under the circumstances, but he's gotta take a hit here, as to a certain extent Sandy Alderson does too. Collins knew when to pull the trigger on D.J. Carrasco and Manny Acos...
BEST OF MAXIM
I wrote this after yesterday’s game in my recap:
I nearly peed in my pants when the game started and Miguel Batista was greeted with an absolutely resounding outburst of boos before he even took threw the first pitch. I’m sorry,
I felt terrible for Miguel, but the other part of me just couldn’t help laughing especially when the camera panned into the outfield where a huge...
I know the Mets didn’t have many options when it came to spot starters but seeing them march Miguel Batista out there on Saturday was completely disheartening. Sure enough, the the 41-year-old did exactly what one would expect him to do; not pitch well. Batista was knocked around for 4 ER over 3 innings pitched to bring his ERA for the month of July to 8.32. Like Manny Acosta...
The Mets needed Batista to give some innings today and he was unable to do that.
Today the Mets lost to the Dodgers by a score of 8 to 5. The Mets alarmingly fell back to exactly .500 on the season, at 47-47. Overall, the Mets have won only 1 game since returning from the All Star break.
Miguel Batista started the game and struggled and only went 3 innings giving up 4 runs. It took...
I remember watching Elvin Ramirez pitch earlier this season for the Mets against the Nationals and then again vs. the Yankees and thinking he just wasn’t quite ready for the moment. In those two contests the 24-year-old gave up 5 ER on 6 hits and walked 7 batters in just 3 1/3 IP. I felt like David Seville in the Chipmunks looking at my television and yelling ‘Elvvvviiiiinnnn’...
You hated him in relief but you’ll love him as a starter! Miguel Batista gets the starting nod in today’s 1:10 matchup against the Dodgers.
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Did Terry Collins ever have a “merit system”?
Ruben Tejada – SS
Andres Torres – CF
David Wright – 3B
Scott Hairston – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – 2B
Mike Nickeas – C
Miguel Batista – RHP
The Mets suffered a disappointing loss last night as they dropped the series opener 7-6 to the Dodgers. They look to move past it this afternoon as they take on the Dodgers and Chris Capuano...
As I read Terry Collins’ and Sandy Alderson’s quotes in the paper this morning regarding Johan Santana going on the disabled list, my nostrils began to flair, my face was turning red, I almost scalded myself with the cup of hot coffee that was shaking in my hand, and I finally ran to get some blood pressure medication. I’m not angry that Johan Santana is being placed on the...
Before Saturday afternoon's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that he might start using R.A. Dickey in relief, allowing the soft-throwing junk-ball ace to take some pressure off the Mets' overworked bullpen.
The early returns on Collins' decision are in, and if they're any indication of what's to come, he may...
The New York Mets had dropped their seventh game of their last eight, and manager Terry Collins acknowledged that they would also have to ponder what to do with Johan Santana. The options, Collins said, could include skipping a start and even a disabled-list stint, though the manager said his top lefty wasn't "hurt." Once a poster child for the pleasant surprise...
The Mets’ bullpen is a mess and the only thing that is uncertain is how we should divvy up the blame. Should we be mad at Sandy Alderson or Terry Collins? Each deserves some fault for the position that the Mets find themselves here as we begin the last full week of July, although it is often difficult to determine which percentage to assign to either man for the implosion we...
Can the Mets score first? Can they keep the game going to extra-innings? Will Terry Collins ask Manny Acosta to go multiple innings his first time back? Find out these answers and more in this episode of Mets Soap! R.A. Dickey toes the rubber for the 7:10 start.
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“It’s very disappointing. We’re not happy with the way things have gone the last 10 days and we got to buckle down, get after it and get back over. We got a tough three games coming up, we got to pick ourselves up and get ready for them.” ~ Terry Collins
Despite another great outing by Niese, and a valiant rally in the ninth, Ramon Ramirez let up five runs in the 12th...