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Archive for April, 2008

Tonight’s Lineup

Tonight’s lineup was posted a little while ago. As noted earlier Brian Schneider is back from an injury. Perhaps more notable is that Carlos Delgado is batting in the sixth slot in the order. Delgado has been horrific lately. I’m curious if this is in response to his .208 average with 1 home run or […]

Schneider Back

It looks like Brian Schneider‘s bruised forearm is well enough to let him play tonight.

Get Your Head in the Game

Yesterday’s game was lousy. The Mets lost 8-1 to the Cubs but it was even uglier than the score shows. When explaining the loss some people talked about fundamentals (or lack thereof). Others talked about lack of concentration. The bottom line is what Yogi Berra once said: “We made too many wrong mistakes.” Get you’re […]

Cox & His Cigar: Who Cares?

In the last couple of days I’ve seen probably about a dozen stories asking what will happen when it comes time for Atlanta manager Bobby Cox to light his traditional post game cigar when the Braves visit Shea Stadium this weekend. (The latest one can be found here.) Why is this such a big story? […]

Mets At Cubs Today

I’ve been away for a few days but I’m back and ready to go now. And so are the Mets. They’ll be playing the Cubs today with first pitch coming up in about 15 minutes. The Mets are starting some backups today in typical day game after night game fashion. Angel Pagan will start against […]

Easley Beats Nats in 14th

With Carlos Beltran sitting out with a stiff neck the Mets pulled off a 14 inning 3-2 win over the Nationals last night. (As usual the extra inning games always seem to end one inning after I go to bed.) The winning run was scored when Damion Easley ran home on a wild pitch. Easley […]

Beltran Powers Mets Past Nats

Carlos Beltran broke out of his shell for his first home run last night en route to the Mets 5-2 win over the Nationals. Beltran’s 3 run shot followed solo homers by Ryan Church and Jose Reyes. Reyes has been on fire the last two games since returning from a minor hamstring injury. He gives […]

Crasnick: Banny On The Verge

Jerry Crasnick at has written about several young pitchers on the verge of something big. Coming in at fourth on the list (out of 9) is Brian Bannister. About the former Met Crasnick says “Outside of Greg Maddux, there might not be a pitcher in the game right now so consistently described as “cerebral.” […]

Mets Shutout Washington

David Wright hit a homer in his third consecutive game as the Mets beat Washington 6-0 last night. He also hit 2 doubles and drove in 5 runs. But Wright’s exploits were not the only highlights for the Mets. Jose Reyes returned to the lineup and went 4 for 5 with 2 singles, a double […]

Correction: Reyes To Play

Contrary to what I wrote in my last post Jose Reyes will be in the lineup tonight. Furthermore in contrast to what Willie Randolph said yesterday he has dropped Luis Castillo to the 8th slot in the order. Ryan Church will bat second. Moving Castillo down makes sense until he is healthy but I’d rather […]