Found April 09, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
It’s April 9, 2012 and the New York Mets are 3-0. The last 3 NL teams to go 3-0 were Philadelphia (2011, lost 4th game), Cincinnati (2011, won 5 straight), and San Francisco (2010, won 4 straight). You have to like the way you feel waking up today with a 3-0 Mets team right? My only hope that is if they continue to play tough baseball, fans buy-in and realize they are paying for a ticket to see the NY Mets and not the NY Wilpons or the NY Sandys. I’ve grown tired of hearing about Omar Minaya or Sandy Alderson after every Mets game. Omar is gone, Sandy is the GM, let’s get over it and focus on the players in uniform. David Wright is looking like the Wright of old, and even his toughest critics have to love the fact he went 6 for 9 in his first 3 games. Tonight, the Washington Nationals come into Citi Field. For Washington, there is some hype surrounding this team, especially with the new wild card added to the mix. While some of us may have circled Wednesday as a must-see game, tonig...

Mike Pelfrey had an outstanding game last night, really

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first major league home run and Daniel Murphy made two key plays in the ninth inning but the big story from Monday night was the performance of Mike Pelfrey. At first glance that might seem odd, as Pelfrey gave up 10 hits and three runs and needed help to finish six innings. But it was still an encouraging outing from a guy that the Mets need a big year...

Mets Start 8 Homegrown Players; Look To Extend Streak: Mets Lineup V. Nationals - April 9, 2012

Mike Pelfrey takes the mound for the Mets tonight in trying to continue the Mets winning streak. Big Pelf has had his issues, between the "yips", not being able to put away hitters with two strikes, and having an inflate ERA.Tonight will be Pelfrey's first start of the 2012 season, and it was revealed earlier today that during the second half of the 2011 season Pelfrey...

Mets kick off series with Nationals tonight

The first place New York Mets will take on the second place Washington Nationals in a battle for the division lead tonight at 7:10 Citi Field. Mike Pelfrey will toe the mound for New York and try to join in on all the fun the staff has had to open the season (27 IP, 25 K, 2.00 ERA). Line-up: #bbpBox_189410998367690752 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_189410998367690752...

Wright’s Pinky Is A Ghost Of Its Former Self

If I were the type to gloat, I’d say I told you to not draft David Wright.  I’m not that type of fantasy baseball ‘pert though.  Nah, I simply get satisfaction from not owning him anywhere and watching as teams that do own him scramble looking for replacements.   ….Okay, it’s similar to gloating, but it’s not the same thing.  With his sudden proneness for injuries...

BREAKING NEWS: David Wright Breaks Pinkie Finger

According to Andrew McCullough of the Star-Ledger, Mets third baseman David Wright is out with a small break in the middle joint of his right pinkie finger. Wright will wear a splint, and there is no said timetable for his return. Ronny Cedeno got the start at third for the Mets Tuesday night. David Wright

Wright scratched from lineup, could miss next two games

The New York Mets will look to improve to 5-0, as they send Dillon Gee to the mound to square off against Ross Detwiler of the Washington Nationals, tonight at 7:10 pm in Citi Field: Gee, a 13 game winner in 2011, was 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA versus the Nationals last season.  While he faded down the stretch, allowing 35 earned runs over his last ten starts (53 1/3 IP), Gee started...

Game Preview: Braves @ Mets

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada, ss Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Ike Davis, 1b Jason Bay, lf Lucas Duda, rf Scott Hairston, cf Mike Nickeas, c Jonathon Niese, lhp The Mets go for the series sweep today at Citi Field as the Mets take on the Braves for game 3 of the season. Yesterday the Mets beat the Braves 4-2 thanks to a good outing by Dickey, a strong bullpen, and homers...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Daily Fix: Matt Moore Loses, David Wright Breaks Finger & More

Quick Hits More on Matt Moore’s 2012 debut below (as I got to catch a significant portion of the game). The Cliff Notes version: he was somewhat unimpressive, with five walks, four K’s and four hits over 6.2 innings. I also didn’t think this was a great Tigers line-up and he gave up a ton of fly balls. That said, there’s probably some confirmation bias as I didn’t think...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (2-0) vs. Atlanta Braves (0-2)

  The Mets look for the three game season opening sweep against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon at 1:1o p.m. Yesterday the Mets defeated the Braves by the score of 4-2 as Lucas Duda hit a pair of solo home runs and David Wright went 3-for-5 at the dish, meanwhile on the mound R.A. Dickey pitched six innings allowing just a two run home run to Martin Prado. Today the Mets...

If Healthy, Who Knows What This Team Can Accomplish

Before Opening Day, there was a ton of negativity surrounding the Mets.  Regardless of the positive resolution to the Madoff lawsuit, fans and the media alike continued to be negative about the team and the Wilpons. With the team now going into their second series of the season against the Nationals, Mets fans actually have something to be very happy about. The Mets swept all three...

Game Preview: Nationals @ Mets 7:10 PM

The first place New York Mets (4-0) look to beat the Washington Nationals (2-2) tonight at Citi Field. The game will be played at 7:10 PM and can be seen on SNY. David Wright was going to start at third base, but he has been scratched with a jammed right pinky and thinks he would hurt himself and his team by playing today. He injured his pinky sliding into first base during a pick...
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