Howard Johnson was walked in his only plate appearance- fear of HoJo at age 50! But superfan Hilary Schwartz captured this image.
Here at the LoHud Mets Blog, we get letters. (To send us letters, email email@example.com.) Needless to say, it is our youngest readers who are most concerned with the future of the team, which means that our Beltran prospect mail tends to skew younger. Little Jonny P., age 4, writes:… Read More →
On July 17, Ike Davis will headline a dinner at Michael’s Restaurant in Brooklyn to help raise money for the charity Solving Kids’ Cancer. The event will be hosted by ESPN’s Lina Cohn, and takes place at 7 PM. The night includes dinner, drinks, a full Q and A with… Read More →
I’ll be making my way into the world for a pair of appearances in the LoHud universe this week. On Thursday, June 16, Greg Prince and I will be reading from Dana Brand’s work over at the Tappan Free Ilbrary (93 Main Street, Tappan), starting at 7 PM. Come hear… Read More →
Magnificient Niese Pitched like Dorian Gray’s face ‘Pen pitched like portrait
The good news is, Jose Reyes is back! (Possibly for a limited engagement, but still.) He’ll be active Thursday. The bad news is, Taylor Buchholz, arguably the team’s best non-K-Rod reliever, is on the DL with a fatigued shoulder.
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 →
No Davis, no Wright, no problem at the plate Beltran’s power is regal, swing like Princess Kate Enough homers for them to win, place and show How painful to think that he soon must go But think not of dealings to come this July For now just admire baseballs in… Read More →
Mets lose a cog, specifically Ike When first baseman is speared by Wright’s errant spike But offense weathers this injury trouble Margin is provided by a Big Pelf double
Sure, the Mets lost in Colorado, 2-1 last night. Offense is generally considered to be 12% juiced by the Colorado air, meaning in a sea level ballpark, the Mets would have produced somewhere around .88 runs. So things could be worse. Also, Chris Young is almost certainly out for the… Read More →
On day Mets lose Young Capuano provides lift But where are the bats?
For the most part, what we learned is that my post here earlier this week was prescient, in the sense that I could predict the future by seeing what happened repeatedly in the past. But a couple of things jumped out at me, worth pointing out. One is that by… Read More →
Some disappointing news: RHP Pedro Beato, who pitched extremely well all season, has been placed on the fifteen-day DL with a sore elbow. LHP Mike O’Connor takes his place on the roster. This reconfigures the bullpen a bit. Beato occupied the role of third-most-trusted reliever, behind Francisco Rodriguez and Jason… Read More →
Plentiful as Woodstock’s supply of soy Were hits Mets took from mighty Bat of Troy Yet one more early-game lead the Mets yielded Pitching subpar, and they horribly fielded No one thought NL would be team’s to plunder But it’s a bit early to be five games under
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