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Archive for April, 2009

New SNY Ad With Keith Hernandez

Gotta love the new SNY commercial with Keith Hernandez.

Putz Not Impressive

I’m not very impressed by J.J. Putz. One week ago he blew a tie game in the 8th inning (against the Cardinals). Then yesterday he blew a one run lead in the 8th inning. This is the kind of game he was brought in to hold. Overall he’s 1-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 11 […]

Weekend Pitching Mathups Vs. Phillies

Friday – Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 6.32) vs. Chan Ho Park (0-0, 7.16), 7:05 p.m., SNY Saturday – Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.31) vs. Jamie Moyer (3-1, 5.09), 3:40 p.m., SNY Sunday – John Maine (1-2, 5.40) vs. Joe Blanton (0-2, 8.41), 1:35 p.m., PIX-11

PIX Choke On This Ad Should Be Banned

Any ad that hearkens back to the collapses of the last two seasons should be banned. We keep hearing that the team has learned from the experience and want to put it behind them. The fans want to put it behind them too. I know it’s being used as a motivational tool here but that’s […]

Today’s Lineup 4/29/2009 & Notes

The Mets are having Oliver Perez pitch batting practice today. It’s not usual for pitchers to throw live batting practice between starts. I guess pitching coach Dan Warthen is thinking that if other teams take batting practice against Perez then why not the Mets? John Maine will also throw BP today. Here’s today’s lineup: # […]

Poll: How Does Santos Fit In?

Last week’s poll about what to do with Daniel Murphy saw 67% of respondents wanting Murphy to continue to play left field every day. 17% want him to platoon with Fernando Tatis and/or Gary Sheffield and another 17% want him sent to Buffalo to learn the position in a less pressured environment. This week’s poll […]

Tonight’s Lineup 4/28/2009

Carlos Delgado‘s sore hip and Luis Castillo‘s back spasms will keep the regular right side of the infield out of the lineup tonight. Also out of the lineup is Daniel Murphy. I find this curious. If the team is committed to Murphy in left field then why has he been on the bench for 3 […]

Freddy We Hardly Knew You

Rumor has it that the Mets have released Freddy Garcia. (I saw this blogged somewhere but don’t have a solid source yet.) After a terrible outing for Buffalo last night Garcia seemed to indicate that he may retire. His agent has denied the retirement rumor but it seems like that may not matter if no […]

Corrected Lineup From Last Night’s Game and Other Notes

Those of you who saw last night’s game or have seen the box score know that the lineup I posted yesterday afternoon turned out to be incorrect. Carlos Delgado was taken out of the lineup due to a hip problem and this caused some reshuffling. Most notable was that Fernando Tatis was moved from second […]

Tonight’s Lineup

Another odd choice by Jerry Manuel in tonight’s lineup. Fernando Tatis will be batting second and playing second base. With Luis Castillo still batting well I have to wonder why he’s not in that slot of the lineup. # Name Position 7 Jose Reyes SS 17 Fernando Tatis 2B 15 Carlos Beltran CF 21 Carlos […]