Tag:NY Mets
Posted on: April 14, 2008 9:23 am

Rangers Drop One/Mets Disappoint

Rangers let one slip by last night as the Devils won it in overtime. Not at all concerned though as I've been saying all along, Rangers win in 5. As with the 1 victory the devils managed to pull out this season against us, it didn't happen in regulation time and the Rangers will bounce back quickly

As for the Mets well, it was not a good weekend at all. No win from Johan on Saturday and while Oliver Perez pitched like garbage yesterday, the Mets failed to capatilize. Repeatedly leaving men on base in scoring position was the theme of the day. More and more as I watch this team I keep asking myself, "When will the 2008 Mets show up?". All we have seen so far is the September 2007 version of the Mets. Playing with no life and making the simple goof play. Angel Pagan continues to rake but with the losses piling up it isn't going to matter unless this team can turn things around. We've got the Nationals for 3 coming up this week so that would seem to be a good place to start. Paul LoDuca continues to have diarrhea of the mouth so it could make for an interesting series but this is definately one that the Mets should take.

Posted on: April 12, 2008 4:09 am
Edited on: April 12, 2008 4:47 am

Figueroa Comes Through

Nelson Figueroa pitched went 6 strong as the Mets made it 3 in a row on Friday night and get our Mets above the .500 mark. All around good story for Figueroa who spent last season pitching for what seemed like eveyone on the planet.

The Good: 

Angel Pagan continued his tear by picking up another 2 hits along with his tenth rbi.

Aaron Heilman got through the 8th inning which gave Billy Wagner his 1st save opportunity this season. Wags then proceeded to breeze through the 9th for the save.

The Bad:

Well at least not for us anyway, the Brewers looked just plain bad on the field. Fielder lets one go right by him early in the game while Gabe Gross booted one and Jason Kendall threw one away. In their defense (or lack thereof), you've got guys playing out of position and I dont see exactly how they are supposed to fix a broken wheel when they dont have the tools.

The Ugly:

Jose Reyes, after going 0-3 to keep his average just a touch over the .200 mark, pulls up lame with tightness in his hamstring and at best wont play in Saturdays game with Johan on the mound. I can only hope that this is a minor thing and that he can start to get things turned around. If we are going to succeed this season we will need a healthy and productive Reyes.

Saturdays game: Gonna be a good pitching matchup as Johan Santana (1-1) takes on Ben Sheets (1-0). We are probably gonna have Jose Reyes out, with Damion Easely filling in at SS, but other than that our lineup should be the same. Who knows what configuration the Brewers will go with on the field as Braun played LF yesterday but pitching duel aside, our Mets should pull this one out as well.

Now on to Hockey.

Rangers got another one last night and took down the Devils 2-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the series (which I again repeat, will not go past 5 games). Lundqvist was stellar behind goal again while Jagr and Avery provided the offense with a 23 second flury in the 3rd period. Sunday night I look for us to take a 3-0 lead.

Posted on: April 11, 2008 1:53 am
Edited on: April 11, 2008 2:02 am

Mets Win In Extra's

Was a long night for our our boys out at Shea but the Mets pulled it out. John Maine had a little bit of Kyle Kendrick in him tonight when it came to the walks (5) but was able to keep it together and only gave up one run over 6. Jose Reyes got the call at the plate after this season's big story for the Mets, Angel Pagan got us the go ahead rbi in the 12th.

Now for the bad news. Aaron Heilman's early struggles continued as he fell apart to give up a couple of runs. Its still early but he hasn't looked at that good so far and hopefully can turn things around relatively soon. Billy Wagner lost his shot for the save after Heilman tripped things up and still sits without a save opportunity. As long as we keep winning, thats fine by me.

Tom Gordon of the Phillies, who probably had thoughts of redemption when Lidge hit the DL has not been good at all coming out of the pen. He allowed both hits and the eventual winning run. Its early in the season but he is already at 0-2 with an era over 10. Could be a long season for the Phillies bullpen between DL trips for Lidge and the ineffectiveness of Gordon.

This weekend series has our Mets squaring off against the Brewers. Dont know what to expect out of Nelson Figueroa, who has been thrust into the starting rotation, but I look forward to a good game tonight. Reyes showed some life with a 2-6 night and his 1st SB of the season. Hopefully he can build on that. Wright and Delgado both shared the donut combining for 0-7 but they can turn things around and take advantage of Manny Parra. Thats all I've got for now. Next time we meet I hope to be updating you on another Mets win.

Oh, PS: GO Rangers! MAKE IT 2-0 TONIGHT!

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