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Memorial Day weekend is a great time for baseball.
Families around the northeast will have their first traditional BBQ of the year. I love Memorial Day because (with respect to Gary Keith and Ron), I enjoy sitting outside and listening to the WFAN broadcast while enjoying some delicious BBQ.
This weekend, the San Diego Padres head east to join the Mets for the start of the longest home stand of the season. This weekend will be an eventful one for Mets fans.
On Friday night, the first 25,000 fans will receive a Mets Cap.
On Saturday afternoon, the first 25,000 fans will receive a Rusty Staub bobblehead.
Then on Sunday afternoon, Banner Day returns to Flushing!
Thursday, 7:10pm: Jeremy Hefner v. Eric Stults
When somebody who doesn’t watch either team sees this matchup, I can guarantee you their response will be, “who?”
Hefner looked decent against a tough Toronto lineup last week as he came in to relieve Miguel Batista. Hefner threw 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. What I...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, 11-5:
Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets, allowing six runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings of work:
Following a 68-minute raid delay, Hefner trotted back out to the mound to start the third inning. Eveth Cabrera greeted Hefner with a lead off double to left. After a Eric Stults ground out to short, the...
As Chumbawamba once sang, "Ike gets knocked down, will he get up again?"
Terry Collins has told reporters that Ike Davis will not be demoted to the minors.
Instead, Davis will lose significant playing time, but will be permitted to work out his problems at the Major League level. Collins said that he will start Davis based on favorable matchups.
Davis is batting .159...
Do you fancy yourself a Mets trivia connoisseur?
Well, I do (especially any trivia from 1984 and beyond) and I always thought I could do well on SNY’s New York sports-themed trivia show Beer Money. To my astonishment, the show was taping an episode at my local Buffalo Wild Wings establishment and I was given a chance to test my knowledge on Mets trivia.
Just in case you were not...
Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Some variation of these two quotes is repeated today in nearly every field of study. In the case of the Mets, in 2012 it is used to combat the conflicting ideas of the team’s current record and its runs scored...
Jon Niese is going to be ok.
Following perhaps the worst start of his young career last Friday in Toronto, Niese twirled a gem on Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, pitching the Mets to a 3-1 win and a series victory over the Pirates.
Niese hurled 7 and 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out five. At one point, he retired nine in a row in the...
Former New York Mets closer Armando Benitez has signed to play for the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.
Benitez had 289 saves in a 15-year major league career that ended in 2008. The 39-year-old right-hander last pitched professionally in 2010, when he played for Newark of the Atlantic League and then Triple-A New Orleans, the Marlins' top minor league club...
This evening, former Met Rusty Staub was joined by several Mets bloggers on a conference call.
On June 2nd, the Mets 50th Anniversary Alumni Bobblehead series will feature Rusty Staub. The following day, Staub will be a judge during Banner Day!
We were given a chance to ask Staub one question, so I decided to ask him about the relationship with a hitting coach during a slump, and...
After the finale of the Pirates series David Wright saw his average dip below .400 for the first time since May 15th. At the start of play last night in the series opener against the Padres David was batting .399. That did not last long as he stormed back over the .400 mark with a 3-5 effort including a home run, a double and 2 RBI. At nights end he was back up to .405.
Can we get...
Jonathon Niese had a great bounce back outing after his last start, and the Mets scattered three runs in the early innings to take todays game from the Pirates, 3-1 and the series as well
Jonathon Niese looked spectacular today, going seven and two-third innings, giving up one run on five hits, walking two and striking out five. Niese was generating groundballs galore...
The Padres come to town tonight as the Mets try to make it three games in a row. Yesterday the Mets took the series against the Pirates as the pitching staff the Bucs. For the Mets tonight, the main story line is the new starter, Jeremey Hefner as he takes on Eric Stults of San Diego.
As you all know, finding a consistent starter since Pelfrey went down has been difficult. Schwinden...
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.
Getting help from a fine catch and throw from left fielder Mike Baxter that led to an inning-ending double play in the first, Gee (4-3) allowed one run and four hits in...
PITTSBURGH -- New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese found the perfect antidote to get back on track -- the Pittsburgh Pirates' anemic offense. The left-hander pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, and the Mets beat the Pirates 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. New York took two of three games in the series and has won three of its last four overall. The Pirates lost for the sixth...
The New York Mets (24-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-24) by the score of 3-1 today in Pittsburgh.