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Steroids, and all PED’s have become such a staple in sports that now headlines are made less on accomplishments but more on accusations.
Jeff Pearlman, who I will preface by saying is very open in terms of his communication and is never one to shy away from his opinion, wrote a piece recently about his trip to Citi Field.
In his blog, Pearlman writes the following:
“Here’s the thing: Why isn’t anyone questioning Byrd’s season? Why are we all so accepting of a slugger who’s so clearly full of (expletive)? Is it really believable that a guy goes through a pretty mediocre career, then gets caught using drugs, then gets suspended, then returns (presumably clean—though I’m uncertain why we presume such things) and … is better than ever?”
He goes on to say:
“I don’t know, for a fact, that Marlon Byrd is cheating. I suspect (strongly) he is, but I don’t know. But where, oh where, are the questions? We in the media are so quick to jump all over Ryan Braun, because it’s easy and most of the
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John Buck got off to a fantastic start in 2013 and to the surprise of no one, manager Terry Collins started to write his name in the lineup as close to every day as possible. It made sense in April, because there was no reason not to ride the hot streak, plus the team was getting regular days off from the schedule. It made less sense in May, as Buck cooled off and the schedule...
It is amazing how a team starts getting greedy when it starts playing better. For example, had Bobby Parnell blown Monday’s save opportunity they would be trying tonight to clinch this series with Atlanta.
After being 15 games under .500, the Mets are once again eight under. Several times they’ve been here, but unable to get to seven and get on the kind of roll that could legitimatize...
The Mets keep rolling. Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break. Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to...
In an effort to be a little more interactive with the readers, since I’m not usually around during the day to respond to comments frequently, I grabbed two comments that I thought were great discussion starters off MetsMinors…
Dave in Spain commented…
Satish — Ideally this would be great. I wonder if the Mets would take a look at Corey Hart on a short-term, incentive based...
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals. But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day!
RHP JENRRY MEJIA
Game 1 Preview and Starting Lineup:
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Andrew Brown – LF
Mets manager Terry Collins offered one specific piece of advice to his starting pitcher Carlos Torres minutes before he took the mound opposite the Braves Tuesday night: keep the ball away from Andrelton Simmons.
Torres could not. Simmons, the Braves’ leadoff hitter, whacked Torres’s second pitch, an 87 mph changeup over the heart of the plate, for a home run over the left-field...
About the only good thing about tonight’s Mets game against the Braves were the spiffy bright orange jerseys. Atlanta beat the Mets by the score of 8-2 in front of a sparse crowd at Citi Field.
Jeremy Hefner was manhandled as the Braves teed off on him for three home runs and chased him from the game after 4.1 innings. All told Hefner was charged with six runs, five earned, on...
Jenrry Mejia makes his first major league appearance in over three years as the Mets get set to play two against the Washington Nationals in our nation’s capital.
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Ryan Zimmerman homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets for a doubleheader split.
In the opener, Jenrry Mejia pitched seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Daniel Murphy homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs as Mets won 11-0. Murphy had two hits for New York...
You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I made a big stink about Keith Law calling Josh Satin a terrible ballplayer. In that article I wrote:
What a blowhard Law has become… Never mind the fact that despite his high opinion of himself with regard to ranking prospects, he couldn’t carry John Sickels’ jockstrap. Calling Satin a terrible ballplayer, when he’s produced a career...
After a 30 pitch first inning by Zack Wheeler you'd be forgiven if you thought the world was going to cave in, especially with a doubleheader tomorrow. But Wheeler got it together and only threw 65 through the next five innings and he received his fourth victory of the year as the Mets beat the Braves 7-4.
It wasn't the best of outings for Wheeler regardless ... he coughed...
Though many Washington Nationals’ (49-54) players had hoped Thursday’s walk-off would be a vehicle toward more victories, their 11-0 loss to the New York Mets (46-53) on Friday afternoon more closely resembled a vehicle stuck speeding in reverse.
The Nats offense was again rendered impotent as they stranded seven teammates on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring...