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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



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 […]



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.



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.



Pitching Matchups For St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have reworked their rotation due to their rainout yesterday. Here’s the latest pitching matchups for the Mets visit this week: Tuesday – Oliver Perez (1-1, 7.84) vs. Todd Wellemeyer (1-1, 4.50), 8:15 p.m., SNY. Wednesday – John Maine (0-1, 7.20) vs. Joel Piniero (2-0, 5.40), 8:15 p.m., SNY and ESPN. Thursday […]



Starting Rotation Set

I haven’t blogged too much this spring because there hasn’t been very much to write about. It’s been a relatively quiet spring. But now that we’re a week away from the regular season it’s time to start writing. The big news yesterday was the official coronation of Livan Hernandez as the fifth starter. This move […]



Niese Demoted

Livan Hernandez‘s chances at the fifth starter spot on the roster got stronger this morning as the Mets sent Jonathon Niese to minor league camp. A part of me was hoping they’d go with Niese and let him develop on the major league level. But with the way Hernandez has been throwing lately he is […]



Hernandez Wins Fith Starter Spot (Probably)

Today may be the day that decided the fifth starter competition. Freddy Garcia threw 2 innings and allowed 7 hits. Those who saw it said he looked like he was throwing batting practice. He came in to relieve Livan Hernandez who had thrown 5 innings allowing 5 hits and 1 run while striking out 3. […]



The Curious Case of Johan Santana

I unfortunately have not had the opportunity to blog since last Thursday but if I could have I would have written about Johan Santana. When it was announced that he wouldn’t make his start on Friday I began to worry that something may be wrong. The earlier announcement that Santana would be skipping the WBC […]



Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]