One of the perks of the Fred Wilpon/New Yorker article publishing in May is that, unlike all of the unwelcome developments this winter, the ill will generated from yesterday’s storm can be counteracted by actual baseball. The Mets head to Wrigley Field tonight to take on a Cubs team that… Read More →
I will leave it to others to point out the numerous problems with Fred Wilpon ripping his players in The New Yorker this week. Let’s just take them one by one. Is David Wright a good guy, not a superstar? Well, even including his 2011, mostly played with a stress… Read More →
Pelfrey was cruising, Mets built a lead (Though beating Yankees sans stars sure felt like greed) But just as a series win was Mets’ to capture Along came the baseball version of The Rapture
Even Turner’s bat Potent as ever, can match Four Yankee home runs
Dickey dominates, and so does relief Outdueling Indian summer of The Chief Jose saves a run with a dive to the turf And margin of win comes from homer by Murph
With the Mets and Yankees battling this weekend, I decided to check in with Chad Jennings, intrepid beat reporter for the New York Yankees for this publication. Chad had some interesting insights into the strengths and weaknesses of that team in The Bronx, which is no surprise if you read… Read More →
Happy Subway Series Day to you! Before we focus on baseball itself, here are a few items of note: See my answers to Mets questions from Chad Jennings over at the LoHud Yankees Blog. The New York Times has a good rundown of Bernie Madoff Trustee Irving Picard’s response to… Read More →
(Sung to Proud Mary) Got a good job with the Metsies Finally a chance to play every day And the team’s not lost a minute of sleepin’ Worryin’ ‘bout the loss of Wright and Ike Met lineup keeps on turnin’ Red’s hot streak keeps on burnin’ Turner, Turner, Turner to… Read More →
Turner’s big hit helps the Mets right the ship Will David Wright be the new Wally Pipp? Seven scoreless from struggling Niese Leads to a win in a rain without cease
So Stephen Strasburg is still months away from a return. Bryce Harper looks great- in Single-A. Big-time signing Jayson Werth is hitting .238. Ryan Zimmerman has played eight games all season. So how are they just five games out of first place, and a game under .500? Well, a few… Read More →
No Mets game tonight. The game will be made up on Monday, July 18, so if you are planning on just waiting until the game starts at Citi Field… pack a lunch.
Alert friend of the blog Jane Sherwood took this picture of a dog decked out in Mets attire. Clearly, this is a responsible dog- note that it is in charge of a stuffed monkey. Jane did not find out if the dog thought the Mets should be buyers or sellers… Read More →
Going out: David Wright to disabled list, Chin-Lung Hu and Ryota Igarashi to Triple-A. Coming in: Ruben Tejada (to play second base), Pedro Beato (to pitch better than Igarashi) and Nick Evans (to back up at first and third). These moves all make sense. Will elaborate tomorrow. As usual, Alderson… Read More →
Pelfrey and Johnson Match zeros; so do the ‘pens Enter Badenhop!
The news is not great from Citi Field this afternoon: David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back. The Mets are seeking a second opinion, but right now they believe ten days of rest should heal it. I will point out the silver lining here: Wright wasn’t… Read More →