Mets manager Willie Randolph was pleased with the outings of Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey. Here’s what he had to say today:
Detroit at METS Pitchers Detroit: LHP Kenny Rogers, RHP Dennis Tankersley, LHP Tim Bydrak, RHP Kyle Sleeth, RHP Virgil Vasquez, LHP Joey Eischen. METS: RHP John Maine, RHP Phil Humber, LHP Billy Wagner, RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Jon Adkins Carlos Delgado is day-to-day with a stiff neck. Bullpen coach Guy… Read More →
Baltimore 8, METS 7. Orlando Hernandez was rocked in his first start, but Mike Pelfrey was outstanding. Carlos Delgado missed his third straight game with a stiff neck. X-Rays were negative and he’s day-to-day. Reliever Duaner Sanchez was sent home as punishment by manager Willie Randolph after he was late… Read More →
SPRING TRAINING RECORD: 3-6 Baltimore 8-13-0 METS 7-9-3 Mets Homers: Ben Johnson (1) GAME OVERVIEW: Shawn Green got his first hit of the season. … The defense was sloppy with three errors. … The Mets are leaving a lot of guys on base. Today they stranded eight. … Hot Mets:... Read More →
“I’m 0-for-13. With any luck I could be 1-for-13.’’—Mets RF Shawn Green on his slump prior to today’s game. Green ended up going 1-for-5 today as the DH.
43: Number of pitches thrown by Orlando Hernandez, his first of the spring to opposing hitters. The Mets aren’t worried about the five-run second. As long as he’s not hurting, they look at it as rust. Anybody disagree and think Duque is going to be an injury case all year… Read More →
In a question asked earlier today on who should be the fifth starter, a slight edge goes to Pelfrey. Has that changed following today’s strong outing?
We interrupt this blog for this important news announcement: Shawn Green just singled to right in the bottom of the sixth. This is no joke.
Short and sweet with Orlando Hernandez a few minutes ago. Here’s how it went: On how he feels: “I feel good, very good. I didn’t feel any pain in the neck.’’ On which foot got hit: “I think the right or left … (considerable laughter) … it was the left.’’... Read More →
Two strikeouts so far for Shawn Green, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves and think he’ll be benched. He’s a veteran and Willie Randolph will give him a chance to work his way out of it. What else can he do? They aren’t going to send him down. He’s… Read More →
Orlando Hernandez’s work day is done. All that’s left is for him to ice and to tell us what happened. I had Hernandez for 43 pitches, with 33 coming in the second inning when he gave up five runs on six hits. Hernandez was up in the zone today and… Read More →
Shawn Green is having a miserable spring … 0-for-13 so far, which qualifies as a slump anytime. I’ve had a good relationship so far with Green and thought I’d try humor to get him to talk. I approached, and in a serious tone, asked: “Shawn, if I were to enter… Read More →
Here are the lineups for today’s Mets-Baltimore game at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Baltimore CF Yan Ruddy 3B Chris Gomez DH Nick Markakis 1B Aubrey Huff RF Jay Payton LF Jon Knott 2B Elder Torres SS Brandon Fahey C Adam Donachie RHP Daniel Cabrera Following pitchers: RHP Joey Hoey, RHP… Read More →
Was just on the air with a radio station from Seattle that wanted to know what’s going on with your Mets. The conversation was mostly pitching related. I go on these things a lot. It is when the East Coast stations call me when I’m on the West Coast. Evidently,... Read More →
Bullpen coach Guy Conti said he doesn’t know when Pedro Martinez will play catch again to test his arm. Primarily, because Martinez doesn’t know. “There’s no schedule for the next month for him,’’ Conti said. “He’ll throw when he feels he can throw.’’ Yesterday was a small step … and… Read More →