Found May 07, 2012 on
New York Mets
Wow. If you missed tonight’s game, you really missed something, to say the least…
The Mets won 5-2 tonight on the strength of Jordany Valdespin‘s first big league hit, which also happened to be his first big league pinch-hit, and his first big league homer. Oh, and it was of the three-run variety, in the ninth inning off Jonathan Papelbon. For my money this was by far the most exciting moment in this young season. This came after Mike Nickeas had a great at bat against Papelbon right before Valdespin’s bomb. Nickeas fought off a bunch of tough pitches before he was able to line a double into the left field corner, pushing Ike Davis to third and setting up runners in scoring position with two outs. Then Valdespin delivered, as the Mets seem to consistently this year, driving in runs with two outs. All 5 of the Mets runs tonight were driven in with two outs, as David Wright hit a two run double in the 6th off of Roy Halladay to tie the game up. Although it was a great game tonight…
It wasn’t all gravy tonight…
Josh Thole took a shoulder to the head in the eighth inning on a slide/collision at home plate. So far it doesn’t look good, and according to SNY’s postgame interview with Assistant GM Ricco it’s looking like they’re testing Thole for a concussion.
On the pitching front, after giving up two runs in the first two innings Jonathon Niese was able to fight off a tough start and give the Mets 5 good, not great, innings of work. The best thing about Niese’s start tonight was the way he was able to keep the team in the game. However, Parnell wasn’t the only one keeping the Mets in the game as Bobby Parnell was able to wiggle the Mets out of trouble (that he got them into) in both the seventh and eighth innings to preserve the tie.
What a great win for the Mets tonight. Tomorrow they are back at it in Philly when the Mets send Miguel Batista to the bump against Joe Blanton.
Let’s go Mets.
BEST OF MAXIM
Rookie Jordany Valdespin delivers a pinch hit three-run homer to put the Mets up 5-3.
Jon Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing...
The New York Mets (16-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight behind the most unlikely of circumstance. In a game in which everything that could have gone wrong, didn't, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Roy Halladay, came out on the right side of two key defensive plays and escaped two consecutive jams all before Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit...
Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, four walks and five strikeouts. He walks away with a no decision.
PHILADELPHIA - Jordany Valdespin gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. Valdespin's pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning was his first hit in the majors, and it led the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night. "I called my mom before the game and said if I get in the game I'd get a hit for...
“Baseball is a game of redeeming features.” – Bob Murphy
This was shaping up to be a horrible night. Jonathon Niese gave up a couple of runs early. Normally, this isn’t cause for alarm, dread, or despair, except for two reasons: first of all, it’s Niese’s third start out of the past four where that’s happened and number two, the Mets were facing Roy Halladay...
Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first major league hit, leading the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
David Wright hit a tying two-run double off David Wright in the sixth, and New York won its third straight game.
The injury-plagued Mets placed shortstop Ruben Tejada...
In Doug’s Dugout today, we talk about unsung heroes, dropping like flies, and other moronic thoughts:
My primary thrust today was focusing on replacing Mike Pelfey’s innings (the Chris Schwinden experiment failed), but then Mike Nickeas and Jordany Valdespin had the audacity to interrupt me with last night’s heroics against the Phillies.
How dare they!
Sometimes it is the unsung...
The New York Mets (16-13) look to secure a series win against the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The game begins at 7:05 PM and can be seen SNY.
#Mets Tuesday lineup at Philly: Torres-CF, Nieuwenhuis-LF, Wright-3B, Duda-RF, Murphy-2B, Davis-1B, Valdespin-SS, Nickeas-C, Batista-RHP
— New York Mets (@Mets) May 8, 2012...