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More Fun

I wrote a post last season when the Mets played the Yankees last year abut how baseball was fun again for at least a couple of nights. That’s how I feel about the two game set the two teams just completed at Yankee Stadium. Curtis Granderson returned to Yankee Stadium and belted a home run […]

Fun Again… At Least For Two Nights

I haven’t posted much this season because there really hasn’t been much to write about. Sure, if I were a professional writer I’d find what to write about but I do this for fun and not for work. But after the last two nights there is finally something fun to write about. Back to back […]

Notes From Last Night’s Game (7/26/2011)

The Mets scored six runs off of Reds starter Johnny Cueto who had a 1.98 ERA going into the game. Cueto came out of the game with a 1.88 ERA. All the Mets runs were unearned thanks to 3 errors by the usually sure handed Reds. Jonathon Niese pitched 4 innings of 1 run ball […]

Notes From Last Night’s Game (7/25/2011)

R.A. Dickey had a good outing. Though he allowed 8 hits in his 6.2 innings of work he only allowed 2 runs while walking 1 and striking out 7. David Wright committed his third error in 4 games back from the DL. Four games is a small sample size and is no cause for alarm […]

Big Pelf Leads Mets to First Win Streak of 2010

Dare I say the Mets are on a winning streak? I know it’s only two games but it’s the first time this season they’ve won consecutive games so I’ll take a moment to enjoy it before moving on. Okay, the moment is over. A few big performances in this game: Mike Pelfrey had another good […]

Niese Pitches Well in Davis Debut

Congratulations to Ike Davis for having a successful major league debut last night. The real story of the game, though, was Jonathon Niese. Niese pitched 5 2/3 of 1 run (0 earned runs) ball that kept the team in the game. The Mets won the game by scoring 5 in the 7th inning (including Davis’ […]

Last Night: Perez, Santana, Sheffield

Johan Santana had 5 days of rest between his last start and the first game after the all star break. But for some reason the Mets chose to start Oliver Perez in last night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Perez actually pitched a decent game allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. He […]

Like Watching A Train Wreck

I can’t turn my back on this team for even a minute these days. On Monday I turned off the game to do some work when the Mets led 5-0 only to return in the 8th inning to see the tail end of J.J. Putz‘s meltdown. Then last night I had something to do during […]

A Really Bad Day And Night For The Mets

One of the things I hate about the Mets playing on the west coast is that the games start too late for me to watch any appreciable amount of the game. From what I’ve read about last night’s game there wasn’t very much for Mets fans to appreciate. Let me count the ways: The Mets […]

About Stolen Bases, Reyes, Leadership

A couple of years ago I read Dayn Perry’s Winners: How Good Baseball Teams Become Great Ones (And It’s Not the Way You Think) (Kindle version here). It’s an excellent book that breaks down different areas of statistical performance and tries to correlate which ones winning teams excel at. One of the things Perry discusses […]