Despite the sweep of the Orioles, and the Yankees losing a pair to the Atlanta Braves, the Mets cannot finish this weekend with a better record than the Yankees. This is typical. Not since May 2008 have the Mets entered or exited a series with the Yankees with a better… Read More →
Pete Barrett / The Journal News firstname.lastname@example.org The Orioles are not the Rockies or the Padres, the Astros or the Cubs, and thats what makes holding their offense to only three runs in a series impressive. On Wednesday night, the Mets held on to a 4-3 victory in the ninth… Read More →
At Terry Collins’s press conference last night, he had a kind of throwaway line that caught my attention. Asked about the 1-2 punch of R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana, Collins said this: “For us to succeed, for us to have a big summer, we’ve got to get Dillon [Gee] and… Read More →
Workmanlike Johan Buttressed by Duda homer A sweep just ahead?
When Johan Santana was extended to 134 pitches, I happily supported the decision from Terry Collins. The result was a no-hitter, and a transcendent moment in the history of the franchise. But Collins himself fought off tears as he wondered whether it would be the right decision going forward for… Read More →
Pete Barrett / The Journal News email@example.com In his first start after throwing his no-hitter, Johan Santana was pounded by the Yankees. He gave up seven hits, four home runs, and allowed six earned runs in just five innings. R.A. Dickey bounced back from his one-hitter against the Rays five… Read More →
It has now been 11 months and two days since Daniel Murphy hit a home run. Times were different then. Muammar Qaddafi and Kim-Jong Il roamed the earth. Rick Perry was the frontrunner for the Republican preidential nomination. And almost nobody had heard of Lena Dunham. Still, while consistency is… Read More →
Pete Barrett / The Journal News firstname.lastname@example.org Johnny Cueto idolized Pedro Martinez growing up in the Dominican Republic. On Fathers Day, Cueto was the Mets’ Daddy. Cincinnati’s ace struck out eight, and allowed just one run in seven innings as the Reds won 3-1, and swept the Mets. It was… Read More →
First inning Bruce blast Sinks otherwise strong Niese start Where’d the clutch hits go?
Pete Barrett / The Journal News email@example.com The Mets’ (35-30) bullpen allowed multiple runs, and Jason Bay injured himself. It was an ordinary night in Queens. Cincinnati Reds (36-27) center fielder Jay Bruce lifted a high fly ball back towards the left field foul pole in the second inning. Bay… Read More →
It is only appropriate, when the Mets just swept a very good Tampa Bay Rays team on the road while outscoring them, 29-9, to talk about what has me optimistic. We’ll leave the defense and the bullpen for another day. The Mets are fourth in the National League in runs… Read More →
Two Nieuwenhuis blasts Help pick up shaky Johan While Ike keeps hitting
Is there anything the Mets have done better in recent years than, to use a political term, microtargeting? The news that the team is considering a quiet section for games to make Citi Field a more hospitable place for autistic children is laudable. It is also nothing new. They do… Read More →