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Archive for April, 2009

Pitching Matchups for Marlins Series

Monday – Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 2.50) vs. John Maine (0-2, 7.47), 7:10 p.m., SNY. Tuesday – Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 6.86) vs. Livan Hernandez (1-1, 7.31), 7:10 p.m., SNY. Wednesday – Josh Johnson (2-0, 2.20) vs. Johan Santana (3-1, 0.70), 1:10 p.m., SNY.

Book Review: Darling’s The Complete Game

When I first started to be a Mets fan in the late seventies the team sucked. As I grew into my teens the organization was acquiring the talent that would lead to 1986 world series champions. Just as I was getting more heavily into my fandom players like Keith Hernandez and George Foster were being […]

Feel Better, Mets Fans

In these troubling times for the Mets it’s nice to remember the good old days and take hear that things will get better. Just take it from these guys:

This Weekend’s Pitching Matchups

Friday – Scott Olsen (0-2, 9.00) vs. Johan Santana (2-1, 0.46), 7:10 p.m., SNY. Saturday – Daniel Cabrera (0-1, 4.50) vs. Mike Pelfrey (1-0, 8.10), 1:10 p.m., SNY. Sunday – Jordan Zimmerman (1-0, 3.00) vs. Oliver Perez (1-1, 7.80), 1:10 p.m., PIX-11.

JFro: Fire Jerry Manuel

John Frascella, aka JFro, of FanNation argues for Mets manager Jerry Manuel to be fired. I agree with most of what he has to say except for his last argument that Daniel Murphy should have been lifted for a defensive replacement in the 8th inning of a tied game (in St. Louis on 4/21). You […]

Umpire Knocked Out

Every so often someone may kid about wanting to knock out an umpire. I don’t think this is what they had in mind. Kerwin Danley, the umpire in this video, should be alright. But this is scary, nonetheless.

Today’s Crazy Lineup

Jerry Manuel is trying so hard to keep Luis Castillo out of the two hole in the batting order. Today’s lineup is mostly a crap shoot with the jackpot being to break out of the slump the team is in. So why not move the hot hitting Castillo to the two hole for just one […]

The Sad Case of Nelson Figueroa

On Sunday Nelson Figueroa started for the Mets in place of Mike Pelfrey. He pitched pretty well allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. Many, including me, thought that the Mets would keep him on in a long relief role at least until Tim Redding was able to return. We thought wrong. On […]

This Day in Mets History

1962—After an 0-9 start, the expansion New York Mets won their first game beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 behind Jay Hook.

Is It Time For Castillo To Move Back To The Two Slot?

One of the questions being asked about the Mets right now is whether manager Jerry Manuel should move second baseman Luis Castillo back to the number two hole in the order. While Daniel Murphy has batted well in that position of the order (.320 AVG, .795 OPS) there is speculation of if he should be […]