Archive for April, 2004
The Mets beat the Dodgers last night marking several milestones. Firstly they scored 6 runs. That’s a big deal for this team and hopefully is a sign that they are coming out of their collective hitting slump. Secondly, they scored their first series win since the first week of the season. If they can parlay [...]
Jose Reyes took himself out of yesterday’s rehab game with St. Lucie. He tweaked his hammy trying to run out an infield single. Not much else is known. Cliff Floyd is not yet ready for a rehab game and is now not expected back until Tuesday in San Francisco at the earliest.
In losing to the Dodgers 3-2 last night at least the Mets made a game of it. Kaz Matsui led the game off with a homer and got a hit in the 9th against Eric Gagne to keep the game alive (even though his team mates weren’t able to score against the closer who hasn’t [...]
The Mets won in LA last night, 9-5 as Mike Piazza finally belted his 351st home run to tie Carlton Fisk for most career home runs by a catcher. Shane Spencer and Todd Zeille hit homers too as the Mets scored more runs than in their last 6 games. Other notes: What am I looking [...]
I like watching the openings to Mets games on Fox Sports Net/MSG just to see Ted Robinson introduce the game. Not that I love his voice or intro but his facial expressions while he talks are incredible. I keep waiting for his eyes to pop out or his head to explode. Am I the only [...]
The Shea Hot Corner posted an Scary Stat of the Day that’s both alarming and humorous at the same time.
Newsday’s David Lennon has an interesting article in today’s edition about how 2004 is beginning to look a lot like 2003 for the Mets. He places a lot of blame on everyone’s favorite scapegoat Art Howe citing some of the same issues I wrote about yesterday.
Today’s Star-Ledger has an excellent piece by David Waldstein discussing Rick Peterson’s approach to the game.
It’s been reported locally that Al Leiter is pitching with a sore shoulder. He refuses to get it looked at because at this point in his career he wouldn’t have surgery anyway. I respect his decision of not wanting surgery but if this is going to cost him innings and/or effectiveness then he owes it [...]
I’ve seen some negative things written about Art Howe lately in the media as well as other blogs. I tend to be a bit on the patient side before jumping on the bandwagon especially early in the season. But it seems like now may be as good a time as any to saddle up. Why [...]