Found June 09, 2012 on
Dahhhhh Yankees win!
Ugh, unfortunately the Yankees did win last night . If you’re familiar with the grandiose stylings of Yankees’ radio play-by-play man John Sterling, you know how much he has a flair for the dramatic.
While the Mets certainly don’t have the history or the cache of the Yankees’ franchise, we should take some comfort about the wit and wisdom we get from our collective broadcasting teams. While Howie Rose would correctly call a flyout a step in front of the warning track, Sterling would promptly call a HR only to back out from it.
Sterling through all his mumblings and mishaps is one thing, though: entertaining, albeit cheaply.
Sterling’s home runs calls are cheesy, campy and while they are lame, he does get most people to chuckle at his own bemusement. You know his roll call on HR’s (even if you’re not a Yankees’ fan) like:
*An A-Bomb for A-Rod
*Robby Cano, what a ya know? (This regrettably was in full effect last night)
* The Grandy man can, ah the Grandy man can....
BEST OF MAXIM
METS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FIRST-ROUND PICK GAVIN CECCHINI
FLUSHING, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced they have agreed to terms with shortstop Gavin Cecchini, the team’s first-round selection (12th overall pick) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Cecchini will report to Port St. Lucie, FL, for mini-camp starting Monday, June 11 and then join Kingsport...
The Mets were taken down a peg last night by the Yankees in an embarrassing performance by Johan Santana and his mates.
Tonight the Mets look for revenge as Dillion Gee opposes Phil Hughes.
Once again Lucas Duda will DH and Captain Kirk will patrol RF, as the injured Omar Quintanilla will start at SS.
Last night's game isn't as cataclysmic as the sports papers and...
Dillon Gee hopes to get Mets back on track in the Bronx.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RF
Andres Torres, CF
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, DH
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Ike Davis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
Josh Thole, C
Omar Quintanilla, SS
The Mets will try to forget last night’s “game” as they taken on the Yankees for game 2 of the Subway Series tonight at 7:00. Last night the pitching...
There was only one positive thing about attending another Met game with Squawker Lisa that ended in a shambles for my team. Lisa spent two innings on a long, slow-moving drink line because she wanted to check out the Malibu party deck and got back to our seats in the top of the sixth. She looked at the scoreboard and said, "Holy bleep, it's still a no-hitter!" On the...
The Mets have four first basemen in the field right now, or so the joke goes.
Well, David Wright has been a -10 fielder at third for three straight years, but he’s been scratch this year, and the eye test isn’t so harsh on him. Daniel Murphy, listed as a first baseman in our database, faked a decent second base in 2011, but has twice been felled by a perhaps avoidable accident...
In the midst of one of their most difficult stretches of schedule this season, the New York Mets are perilously thin at shortstop. For a while Thursday morning, it appeared as if fourth-string shortstop Omar Quintanilla would be unable to play that afternoon against the Washington Nationals, a game the Mets won 3-1. Suffering from a contusion in his left index finger, Quintanilla...
NEW YORK -- With 318 victories and a plaque in Cooperstown, Phil Niekro is the patron saint of knuckleballers. But even he wants to seek advice from R.A. Dickey. "Anytime we get a chance, we sit down and talk a little," Niekro said of Dickey. "Boy, I should be taking lessons from him right now." Dickey, the unlikely co-ace of the New York Mets, continued...
Jon Niese pitched well, but didn't factor into the decision
The New York Yankees swept the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon by the score of 5-4 as the Yankees walked-off on the Mets in the bottom of the ninth to sweep the opening edition of the 2012 Subway Series, it was their first sweep of the Mets at “Yankee Stadium” (albeit a different building) since 2003.
Tonight: Johan Santana (3-2, 2.38) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (4-6, 3.82). Kuroda has a ERA north of 7 in the first inning. The Mets have handed him him 5 times. Santana is going for his 3rd complete game in a row coming off his incredible First Mets no hitter. Saturday: Dillion Gee (4-3, 4.48) vs. Phil Hughes (5-5, 4.96) .Hughes pitched well in his last start.
Dillon Gee said his body "felt dead" during Saturday night's 4-2 loss to the Yankees, during which he surrendered three runs in seven innings. The right-hander did not mean that he was injured in any way -- just that every time he returned to the dugout after pitching an inning, his body shut down like the outing was over.Gee said the culprit might have been the cold...
NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. The buzz from Santana throwing the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last Friday ended with a thud Friday night in the Subway Series opener at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slammed him back to reality in a 9-1 win as Robinson Cano...
The Mets try to salvage the series today as they take on Andy Pettitte for game three of the Subway Series. The Mets have dropped the first two games of the series and really need to bounce back. Yesterday the Mets had the pitching but outside of solo homers, the offense fell short. Niese will try to get the Mets back on the right track today.
On the season he is 4-2 with a 4.11...
Johan Santana made history the last time he took the mound.
A win over the New York Yankees might be satisfying enough this time.
Coming off the first no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets, Santana will be well-rested when he takes the mound at Yankee Stadium on Friday night for the first installment of the 2012 Subway Series.
Santana (3-2, 2.38 ERA) cemented his status...
To be fair, we have to say the Washington Nationals are a nice up and coming team. With a mix of young guys, like Bryce Harper, veterans like Adam LaRcoche, some great starting pitching, and a fantastic field manager in Davey Johnson, DC baseball fans should not be making plans for October! Our Mets were in DC and they were only able to grab the last game of the three game series...