Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Mets bullpen took away any chance the team might have had for a comeback Thursday by giving up eight runs in four innings. D.J. Carrasco gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings, Pedro Beato surrendered three runs in 2/3 innings and Manny Acosta yielded four runs in one inning. The Nationals bullpen, meanwhile, did not give up a run in 3 1/3 innings in support of Tom Milone, who won the first game of his career.
The last time the Mets had a worse winning percentage on a homestand of at least six games was Aug. 23-Sept. 2, 2004, when they were 1-10…The Mets are 31-44 at Citi Field…It's the first time the Nationals have swept the Mets since they were in Montreal…The Mets lost the season series to the Nationals, 10-8…Mets were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring positions and 18-of-95 in their last 10 games.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Mets are expected to activate Jose Reyes prior to game 2 of today’s doubleheader...Reyes went 2-5 with two singles and a run scored on Saturday for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League vs. Altoona...Reyes hit .333 (3-9) with three runs scored, one home run and one RBI in three major league rehabilitation games with the BMets...Reyes was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 8 with a strained left hamstring.
Today will be the Mets third doubleheader this season...New York was swept in a twinbill at home on April 14 vs. Colorado and the Mets lost both ends of a doubleheader on April 16 at Atlanta...The last time the Mets and Marlins squared off in a doubleheader was July 8, 2006 at Shea, when Florida won game one, 4-3, and the Mets won game two, 17-3, in Mike Pelfrey’s major league debut...The Mets and Marlins have never swept a double dip from each other.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Mets officials approached Jason Isringhausen, the 38-year-old who was Boyer’s competition, with a different proposal:
The Mets want Izzy to remain at the team complex in Port St. Lucie for extended spring training. There, he could continue to build strength in his right arm, which has undergone a trio of Tommy John operations.
They now await Isringhausen’s decision. Izzy was quoted after the Mets 8-2 Spring Training victory, “Nothing’s up,”
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
They have to find out who their 2B is going to be. The Mets have 4 potential 2B (Castillo, Emaus, Murphy, Turner) starters with Scott Hairston and Willie Harris also available at that position. Can Willie Harris play everyday over there or is it Murphy/Emaus platoon the solution. Of course, we can be ridden with another season of Luis Castillo at the bag.
The Mets have to figure out who will be their backup infielders. You have to figure that Chin-lung Hu has to be on the bench because he is versatile and can play multiple positions. They also have Ruben Tejada, Luis Hernandez who have weak bats, but have good defensive skills.
The Mets first and foremost have to find who is in the rotation besides Pelfrey, Niese, and Dickey. Now that Johan Santana will be back around July 4th, they have to find out if Chris Young can bounce back close to his Ace-like old form. They also have have to see if Capuano can blow his high cheese by people. The Mets can go also get help from some youngsters like Jenrry Mejia and Dillon Gee, who proved last year he might be ready for Major League Baseball. Mejia on the other hand, can get optioned back to AAA to work on his control. Waiting in the wings is Oliver Perez, who was reported to have a good session yesterday. Don't worry Mets Fans, he has not faced any live hitters of another team yet. The Mets also have outsiders like Boof Bonser ready to show he belongs.