Found September 08, 2013 on
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New York Mets
Tampa Bay Rays
Player of the Game: Ryan Raburn (1-for-2 with a three-run double)
Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, step right up and BEAT the Mets!
It was another offensive explosion for the Tribe on Saturday, as the team took down the struggling New York Mets for the second straight night, 9-4.
Offensively, Cleveland continues to put up big numbers scoring 17 runs over the first two games of the three-game weekend series. Scoring 27 runs over their last four games, it took the Indians their previous 10 games to match that run total.
Winners of four straight and five of their last six ballgames, they open September with a 5-1 record.
Rockin' Raburn stays rollin'
What is there not to like about 32-year old Ryan Raburn?
Going 1-for-2 with a three-run double Saturday, the outfielder continues to be the Tribe’s most productive player offensively. Driving in a run every 4.3 at-bats, Raburn trails only Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis for the least amount of at-bats per RBI in all of baseb...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the month of August dragged on, it looked as if the Cleveland Indians were going to spoil all of the city’s optimism – yet again – by experiencing yet another late-season fade into obscurity. The Tribe posted a 12-16 overall record for the month.
Seven days into the final month of the regular season, however, the Indians have now won four out of their last five. The Wahoos...
Scott Kazmir struck out a season-high 12 in six innings, Nick Swisher hit a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians continued their playoff push with an 8-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Kazmir (8-7) struck out at least one batter in each inning, including the side in the first, third and sixth. The left-hander, who has been pushed back in the rotation for extra rest...
In the third inning of last night’s loss to the Indians, third baseman Wilmer Flores grimaced in pain as he swung and threw his bat at the ball, prompting Keith Hernandez to say, “Ouch. That kid is really hurting. You can tell that ankle is still bothering him.”
Flores has been slumping badly both at the plate and in the field since injuring his ankle last month. Yesterday...
I like Terry Collins. He’s feisty. He competes. He never cries over what he doesn’t have. He has high expectations for those under his command. Collins has been surprisingly adept at handling the New York media during some very difficult seasons, and, for the most part, seems to have maintained his player’s respect.
In fact, the Terry Collins baseball story is quite compelling...
Last nights game between the Mets and the Cleveland Indians was stomach churning bad. That first inning pitched by Jon Niese made me wish that Shaun Marcum was still with the team (well not really). All I know is that after viewing last night’s game, I have finally come to terms with the fact that this Mets team, the way it is currently structured, has pretty much no shot to...
Zack Wheeler labored through five innings and the New York Mets offense was shut down against a dominant Scott Kazmir in an 8-1 loss Friday night to Cleveland.
Wheeler (7-4) got the first road loss of his career, giving up three runs (two earned) and five hits.
He struck out three and walked five, which tied a career high. The short night broke Wheeler's streak of five consecutive...
Ever since we acquired Eric Young Jr. from Colorado after they placed him on waivers, I never looked at him as anything more than a utility outfielder. I saw a player who was taking advantage of his increased playing time which came as a result of flops by Collin Cowgill, Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter.
Young took hold of his new opportunity and has exceeded everyone’s...
There might be some weird voodoo magic associated with the Mets spacing out their call-ups, but part of it could definitely have to do with paying players the MLB minimum salary for a couple days less. See, the Mets made the move to re-call Greg Burke, who will join the team today, but that’s literally it for today.
The Mets are expected, however, to call-up Mike Baxter and either...
Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM
Gio Gonzalez (9-6, 3.49) vs Carlos Torres (3-3, 2.89)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Andrew Brown, rf
Lucas Duda, 1b
Justin Turner, ss
Juan Lagares, cf
Wilmer Flores, 3b
Travis d’Arnaud, c
Carlos Torres, rhp
Gio Gonzalez is coming off a rough outing against the Phillies in which he allowed five runs (one earned) on five hits...
Mets at Indians • 7:05 p.m. ET
LHP Jon Niese (6-6, 3.66) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Zach Lutz – DH
Lucas Duda – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Juan Lagares – RF
Matt den Dekker – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jon Niese had his last start cut short by a left leg cramp, but he did not think...
We have been talking about it for weeks, pointing towards it even. Some would even say counting on it. The soft September schedule arrived just in the nick of time. After taking the final two of the three-game set with Baltimore, the scheduling Gods smiled on your Cleveland Indians as the dead-end New York Mets came to town with their AAA lineup in tow. With 20 games to go and the...
Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3
They had their chances… they had their chances. The 51s went 3-for-14 with RISP today with chances to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth and ninth en route to losing, 4-3, and finding themselves eliminated at the hands of Salt Lake. The 51s had a pretty solid season and Wally Backman should be given a hell of a lot of credit for working with a ridiculous...