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September 30, 2010

Brewers 5 run 9th caps 9-2 win as Mets post 2nd straight losing campaign

by @ 9:27 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

The big bats of the Milwaukee Brewers proved too much for the New York Mets as the visitors rolled 9-2 Thursday night at Citi Field. RF Corey Hart and 3B Casey McGehee posted rbi to reach 100 rbi for the year while rookie CF Lorenzo Cain chipped in two hits and 3 runs driven in. Brewers starter Chris Harveson(12-9,4.99) gave up 4 hits and run over 6 and two third innings, he K-ed 9 and walked 3. Mets rookies, C Josh Thole and LF Lucas Duda plated runs. NY clinched their 2nd consecutive losing season(77-82)while their home record drops to 45-33.

METS STARTING LINE-UP:  SS Jose Reyes, RF Jesus Feliciano, CF Angel Pagan, 3B David Wright, 1B Mike Hessman, LF Lucas Duda, C Mike Nickeas, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Hart and McGehee both reached 100 rbi…. Mets rookie starter Dillon Gee(2-2,2.18) allowed 7 hits and 4 runs(2 earned) over 6 innings. The talented righty deserves a shot to break camp with the big club in April after registering 5 quality starts(6 innings, 3 earned runs or less) to start his career… Clutch vs Un-Clutch: Milwaukee was 6 for 16 with runners in scoring position, NY 0 for 5… Brewers LF Ryan Braun(103)  with McGehee and Hart are one of two teams to have 3 players with 100 rbi in 2010. The other? The New York Yankees with 3B Alex Rodriquez, 1B Mark Teixeira and 2B Robinson Cano….. An MRI on Mets OF Nick Evans non throwing shoulder came back negative… Brewers star 1B Prince Fielder scored 3 runs… Mets played sloppy in the field (3 errors) looking like a team that is ready to go home. Shame on this club for quitting on Manager Jerry Manuel who is a good baseball man and better person who not ONCE in his 2.5 years as skipper did not back a player publicly, right or wrong. A class act who will lose his job sometime next week

NEXT GAME:

FRIDAY, Start the final series of the season vs the Washington Nationals at Citi Field

7:10 PM

Nationals RH Jordan Zimmerman(1-2,5.76) vs. Mets LH Pat Misch(0-4,4.66)

September 29, 2010

Bush hurts Mets with both arm and bat as Brewers sweep Mets 3-0

by @ 10:13 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Milwaukee starting pitcher Dave Bush(8-13,4.54) allowed 3 hits over 6 innings while also helping his own cause with a rbi single in the 3rd inning as the Brewers defeated the New York Mets 3-1 in game 2 as the visitors swept the day-night doubleheader at Citi Field in New York. All star LF Ryan Braun drove in the other Miwaukee runs via a double to center in the 8th. Rookie 1B Ike Davis produced the Mets run in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice fly while R.A. Dickey(11-9,2.96) was the hard luck loser for NY after giving up 6 hits and a run over 7 innings. SS Jose Reyes(run) and CF Angel Pagan each had two hits while the rest of the club managed 1. The Mets are now 77-81 on the season,dropping to 45-32 at home.

MET STARTING LINE-UP: Reyes, Pagan, 3B David Wright,1B Ike Davis, LF Lucas Duda, RF Nick Evans, C Josh Thole, 2B Joaquin Arias,Pitcher

GAME NOTES: CF Carlos Beltran has inflammation in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. The news is good however as the knee appears to have no further structural damage and he should be go to with rest…. Evans injured his left shoulder in the game and was replaced by OF Jesus Feliciano. The team did not have an update post game…. Pagan stole his 37th base. Team MVP? … LH Pedro Feliciano made his club record 91st appearance and allowed the final two runs of the contest without recording an out

NEXT GAME:

THURSDAY, Series Finale vs the Brewers at Citi Field

7:10 PM

Brewers LH Chris Narveson(11-9,5.14) vs. Mets RH Dillon Gee(2-1,2.00)

Game #1: Fielder’s 8th inning single breaks tie, Brewers rally to defeat Mets 8-7

by @ 9:40 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

1B Prince Fielder capped a 2 run 8th inning rally with a game winning rbi single to center as the Milwaukee Brewers held off the New York Mets 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.  The teams combined for 29 hits(16 by Milwaukee) with each club having a huge inning(Mets 6 run 3rd, Brewers 5 in the 4th) in the first game of day-night doubleheader. 2B Rickie Weeks, CF Lorenzo Cain and Fielder had 3 hits apiece for the visitors while SS Jose Reyes had 3 hits(2 doubles, triple) for NY. LF Lucas Duda and 3B David Wright both blasted homers and collected two hits. With the loss, the Mets drop to 77-80 overall and 45-31 at home.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: Reyes,  Duda, CF Angel Pagan, Wright, 1B Ike Davis, RF Chris Carter, 2B Ruben Tejada, C Mike Nikeas, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Pagan stole his 36th base… Nickeas collected his 2 ML hits…. Both clubs stranded 9 runners but Milwaukee was more clutch going 7 for 12 with runners in scoring position. NY was 2 for 8…. Wright reached 100 rbi….. Carter now has 22 rbi in a limited role…. Mets pounded Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo(14-7,3.84)  for 10 hits and 7 runs in 3 and a third innings…. LH Pedro Feliciano collected his 22nd hold while veteran Elmer Dessens #11…. Mets rookie LH Jon Niese is 1-3 with a 5.56 ERA in 4 September starts and 1-5 in his last 7 starts

NEXT GAME:

WEDNESDAY, Game 2 of Doubleheader vs the Brewers

Brewers RH Dave Bush(7-13,4.70) vs. Mets RH R.A. Dickey(11-8,2.92)


September 28, 2010

Tejada’s heroics lead Mets over Brewers 4-3

by @ 11:12 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Rookie 2B Ruben Tejada doubled home fellow 1st year studs 1B Ike Davis and C Josh Thole for the winning runs in the 9th as the  New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Tuesday night at Citi Field. 3B David Wright hit a  two run homer while Tejada had 3 of the Mets 8 hits, RF Corey Hart hit his 31st homer for the Brewers. RH Mike Pelfrey(15-9,3.75) tossed 7 and a third solid innings for NY, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits. Veteran Elmer Dessens(4-2,  2.35) earned the win with a scoreless ninth. With the victory, the Mets improve to 77-79 on the season(45-30 at Citi Field).

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Jesus Feliciano, CF Carlos Beltran, Wright, Davis, LF Nick Evans, Thole, Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Wright has 27 home runs on the season but also set a franchise record with his 157 strike out in the 8th inning… Beltran left the game in the 6th with “discomfort” in his right knee, Evans played all 3 defensive positions in the OF… Hart is the 1st right hander to homer vs Pelfrey in 2010… LH Pedro Feliciano broke his own Mets appearance record with his 89th tonight… OF Angel Pagan was with his daughter who is under going surgery, he hopes to be available for Wednesday’s doubleheader… Wright has 98 RBI

NEXT GAME:

WEDNESDAY,Day-night Doubleheader vs the Brewers at Citi Field

GAME #1:

4:10 PM

Brewers RH Yovani Gallardo(14-7,3.57) vs. Mets LH Jon Niese(9-10,3.95)

GAME #2:

Brewers RH Dave Bush(7-13,4.70) vs. Mets R.A. Dickey(11-8,2.92)

September 27, 2010

Monday’s game rained out

by @ 9:36 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Monday night’s opener vs the Milwaukee Brewers was rained out and will  be part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday at 4:10 pm. Mike Pelfrey will pitch Tuesday while R.A Dickey and Jon Niese will throw Wednesday in the start of the Mets final homestand in 2010. For rainout policy information, please visit mets.com or call 718-507-TIXX

BAY UPDATE: According to a report int he Newark Star Ledger, LF Jaso Bay(Concussion) will not play again this season.

September 25, 2010

No Blog this weekend

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under 2010 Mets

Off until Monday’s game vs Milwaukee… Please follow the team at mets.com or at Matthew Cerrone’s Metsblog.com

September 22, 2010

5 run first leads Marlins over the Mets 7-5

by @ 10:06 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

The young and talented Florida Marlins jumped on starter Jon Niese for 5 first inning runs and never looked back as they handled the New York Mets 7-5 Wednesday night in Miami. Florida 2B Dan Uggla(3 hits,  run, 2 rbi) and 3B Wes Helms(hit, 3 rbi) led the Marlins 9 hit attack while rookie RH Alex Sanabia(5-3,3.99) pitched well over five innings to earn the victory. Niese settled down and gave the Mets 5 and two third work man like innings while being charged with 6 runs. CF Carlos Beltran had 3 hits including a home run, rookie 1B Ike Davis chipped in with 2 hits. The loss drops the Mets to 74-78 on the season and 30-48 away from Citi Field.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, Beltran, 3B David Wright,  Davis, LF Lucas Duda, C Josh Thole, 2B Ruben Tejada,Pitcher

K ROD UPDATE: Injured Mets closer Francisco Rodriquez surrender to authorities Wednesday and was arraigned on criminal contempt charges for violating a restraining order against his girlfriend, Daian Pena. K Rod sent over 50 text messages allegedly in direct violation of the court and faces charges that carry a maximum one-year sentence. The MLB all time single season saves record holder assaulted Pena’s 53 year old father  post game August 11th in the Mets family lounge. Rodriquez was released on $7500 bond and returns to court on October 7th.

GAME NOTES: Reyes K-ed in the first inning, ending a 48 plate appearance string without a strike out…. Marlins won the season series with the Mets 12-7 and did not lose a game at Sun Life Stadium(6-0)…. Pagan(31) and Wright(34) both hit doubles… The first 6 Mets batters all collected hits… Uggla’s rbi give him 98 in 2010. Maybe the most underrated player in all of baseball, the All star  has posted offensive numbers that no other 2nd baseman  in the history of the game can touch…Niese struck out 7 BUT walked 6.. Mets skipper Jerry Manuel will insert LH Pat Misch(0-4,4.44 in 9 games, 4 starts) into the rotation Sunday to give RH Mike Pelfrey and Niese an extra day of rest

NEXT GAME:

Team is off Thursday, Start 3 game weekend series vs the Phillies in Philadelphia Friday

FRIDAY,7:05 PM

Phillies RH Joe Blanton(7-6,5.04) vs. Mets RH R.A. Dickey(11-7,3.92)


September 21, 2010

Sanchez 8th inning homer carries Marlins over Mets 5-2, NY eliminated from post season

by @ 10:31 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

1B Gaby Sanchez hit a tie breaking 3 run homer in the 8th leading the Florida Marlins over the New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday  night in Miami. 3B David Wright had 3 hits and homer #25 to pace NY while rookie LF Lucas Duda also hit a home run. Mets starter  Mike Pelfrey(15-9,3.75) pitched well, allowing  5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 4 without a walk.  The loss official eliminates the Mets from post season as they drop to .500 on the year(75-75).

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, CF Carlos Beltran, Wright, 1B Ike Davis, Duda, C Josh Thole, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

SHAME ON YOU, JOE: Dodgers Manager Joe Torre apologized to Mets skipper Jerry Manuel today after stating publicly Monday  that  he would be open to managing the Mets . One problem, the Mets HAVE a manager. Just another example of why A: I DESPISE Joe Torre, B: He has no class and is all about himself  C: If the Mets do hire him, I would drop them faster than BP stock

GAME NOTES: Key Mets reliever Bobby Parnell will shut it down for the season with an inflamed right elbow. He will rest the arm and should be ready for Spring training … Wright’s 20 errors lead NL 3B…. Sanchez, who should draw some rookie of the year votes, has hit .283 with 19 homers and 83 RBI. He also brings a strong glove to First base…. Reyes 3rd inning triple broke Mets legend(and Broadcaster) Keith Hernandez 22 game road hitting streak set in 86-87. The speedy shortstop has hit in 23 straight road contests…. Rookies Davis, Duda and Tejada had two hits apiece…Pelfrey threw 69 strikes out of  113 pitches… Both Wright(11) and Reyes(13) were thrown out on steal attempts… Veteran Elmer Dessens(3-2,2.55) took the loss after giving up 3 straight hits, hi-lighted by the Sanchez blast in the 8th. The popular righty allowed 4 hits and 3 runs in only a third of an inning

NEXT GAME:

WEDNESDAY, Mini-series finale vs the Marlins in Florida

7:10 PM

Marlins RH Alex Sanabia(4-3,3.88) vs. Mets LH Jon Niese(9-9,3.76)

September 19, 2010

Lee’s slam the big blow as Braves handle Mets 6-3

by @ 9:53 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Braves 1B Derek Lee’s 7th inning grand slam put Atlanta ahead for good as the Braves handled the New York Mets 6-3 Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.  R.A. Dickey(11-7, 2.92) ran out of gas in the frame and two relievers could not  escape the jam as well. Ex Brave Manny Acosta(2-1,3.34) served up the slam, the Mets ML high 12th allowed in 2010.  3B David Wright(2 run shot) hit his club leading 24th homer for NY in the 1st while the Braves swept the weekend series 3 straight. Veteran RH Derek Lowe(14-12,4.18) tossed 6 innings for the win while rookie RH Craig Kimbrel earned his 1st ML save for the Braves. The Mets drop to 74-76 on the season and 44-30 at Citi Field.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, CF Carlos Beltran, Wright, 1B Ike Davis, LF Lucas Duda, C Josh Thole, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: The 2006 Baltimore Orioles are the last team to allow at least 12 grand slams in  season…. Wright tied Mets legend Mike Piazza for 2nd on the club’s all time RBI list at 655. Darryl Strawberry is #1 with 733…2B Omar Infante, C Brian McCann, SS Alex Gonzalez and Lee each had 2 hits to pace the 12 hit Atlanta attack…  NY (and ex- Brave) C Henry Blanco presented Atlanta skipper Bobby Cox with a bottle of wine before the game. The Braves future Hall of Fame Manager will retire after this season while the Mets organization will ship a case of wine to his Georgia residence…. Beltran and Davis both had 2 of the NY hits… Rookie C Josh Thole made his 2nd error of the season… As incredible as it is that the Mets have given up 12 Grand slams in 2010 here is an even  more amazing statistic: the NY batters have ZERO!!!!!!

NEXT GAME:

TEAM IS OFF MONDAY, Travel to Miami to play the Florida Marlins in a  mid week 2 game series

TUESDAY, 7:10 pm

Marlins RH Adalberto Mendez(1-1,1.74) vs. Mets RH Mike Pelfrey(15-9,3.84)

September 17, 2010

No Saturday column

by @ 10:04 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Please follow the team at Mets.com or at Matthew Cerrone’s metsblog.com…. Back With Sunday’s game action!

6 run 4th dooms Mets,Braves win 6-4

by @ 9:56 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Atlanta rookie star RF Jason Heyward hit a 3 run homer during an explosive 6 run 4th inning as the Braves defeated the New York Mets 6-4 Friday night at Citi Field in Queens.  The huge inning was aided by a critical throwing error by Mets star 3B David Wright(#19) and LH SP Jon Niese(9-9,3.76)  could not stop the bleeding. The rookie southpaw allowed 5 hits and 6 runs(None unearned) while striking out 4 and walking 3 over 4 frames.  Braves RH Tommy Hanson(10-11,3,62) earned the win, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs over 6. The oustanding Atlanta bullpen took over and NY managed 1 hit vs. 4 members of the Braves relief corps while K-ing 4 times in 3 innings. Ex Met Billy Wagner earned his 34th save while the Mets drop to 74-74 on the season.

Offensively, the Mets were led by rookie LF Lucas Duda, who hit his first ML homer while collecting 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 rbi. SS Jose Reyes and Niese  added rbi in the 3 run 2nd.  Braves All Star 2B Omar Infante drove in 2 runs while OF Melky Cabrera got the 6 run inning going for Atlanta with an rbi single. Mid season trade acquisition 1B Derek Lee drew two walks and scored a run while Heyward did the rest. 4 Mets relievers did not allow a single hit over the final 5 stanzas, led by RH Sean Green’s two innings.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: Reyes, RF Chris Carter, CF Carlos Beltran, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, C Josh Thole,  Duda, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Beltran is considering playing Winter Ball to strengthen his surgically repaired knee… OF Angel Pagan was not in the line-up due to a medical issue with one of his children. He did pinch hit and Wagner struck him out for the final out of the game…. Braves skipper Bobby Cox was ejected for arguing balls and strikes on behalf of Hanson in the 2nd. He has been tossed a ML record 158 times, 5 in 2010… The Mets will honor Cox, who is retiring after the season, with a pre-game ceremony Sunday… Green K-ed two Atlanta hitters….. Braves rookie LH set up man Jonny Venters is having an incredible freshman campaign, look at his stat line: 4-2,1.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 83 Ks in 74.2 innings with only 34 walks. He also has allowed only 1 – ONE- homer all season!!!! In a great season for NL rookies, he will not win an award but his stats are astonishing and Vetters is playing  A HUGE role in an outstanding bullpen of a playoff contending team.


NEXT GAME:

SATURDAY, Game 2 of 3 vs the Braves at Citi Field

4:10 PM

Braves RH Tim Hudson(15-8,2.62) vs. Mets RH Dillon Gee(1-0,0.69)


Pelfrey’s big night helps Mets sweep Pirates 6-2

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under 2010 Mets

RH Mike Pelfrey tossed 7 strong innings while also driving in a run as the New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Thursday night at Citi Field. Pelfrey’s(15-9,3.84) win gives him 15 on the year while NY improves to 74-73 on the season. CF Angel Pagan had 3 hits and made a spectacular catch in the field. Rookies- C Josh Thole and LF Lucas Duda- added two hits apiece while the Mets swept the 4 game series.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Jesus Feliciano, Pagan, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, Thole, Duda, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Mets drew 8 walks, led by 2 each from Feliciano, Wright and Tejada… Team has shut down RHP Jenrry Mejia(Rhomboid strain in right shoulder blade) but he hopes to pitch in Winter Ball…Pelfrey is 10-3 at Citi Field this season, becoming only the 3rd Mets pitcher to win 10 games at home in the last 20 years. Rick Reed and Mike Hampton also achieved this feat….. Stadium was almost empty to begin with but a severe thunderstorm knocked out power, the #7 Subway Train and Long Island Rail Road delaying game start by almost 12 minutes…. The Last time the Mets swept the Pirates 4 straight at home? June 1997… CF Carlos Beltran was given the night off….  New York’s previous four-game sweep at home was vs the Colorado Rockies in August 2003

NEXT GAME:

FRIDAY, Start 3 game series vs the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field

Braves RHP Tommy Hanson(9-11,3.54) vs. Mets LHP Jon Niese(9-8,3.85)

September 15, 2010

7 run 4th carries Mets, Mejia leaves early with shoulder injury, NY defeats Pittsburgh 8-7

by @ 10:43 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

The New York Mets used a 7 run 4th inning to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 Wednesday night at Citi Field but the big story was an apparent shoulder injury to top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia in the 3rd inning. The team has called it an acute shoulder strain and the right hander is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity. A good bet that his season is over. OFs Angel Pagan and Carlos Beltran had two hits apiece while Pagan added two rbi. SS Jose Reyes homered as NY won its third straight game. LH long man Raul Valdez(3-3, 5.58) took over for the injured Mejia and was followed by 5 other relievers. Closer Hisanori Takahashi(9-6,3.79) allowed a lead off homer to Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen(2 hits, 3 rbi, run, walk) in the 9th but settled down to record his  7th save in as many chances. The Mets improve to .500(73-73, 43-27 at Citi Field) while the Pirates drop to an embarrassing 15-58 on the road.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: Reyes, RF Pagan, CF Beltran, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, LF Nick Evans, LF Jesus Feliciano, C Henry Blanco, 2B Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Only 3 of the Mets 8 runs were earned as the Pirates made two huge errors. Pittsburgh starter Paul Maholm was charged with 7 runs but only 2 where earned….. Impressive holds numbers for the NY set up staff: RH Elmer Dessens(8), LH Pedro Feliciano(18) and RH Bobby Parnell(9)… Mets went 3 for 7 with runners in scoring position…. Mike Hessman provided an important pinch hit rbi single in the decisive 4th inning…. With Valdez win, Mets rookie pitchers now have 22 wins on the season… LF Jason Bay(Concussion) does not seem likely to return in 2010

NEXT GAME:

THURSDAY, Series finale vs the Pirates at Citi Field

7:10 PM

Pirates RH Charlie Morton(1-11,9.05) vs. Mets RH Mike Pelfrey(14-9,3.89)


September 14, 2010

Dickey’s complete game backed by 14 hit attack, Mets roll 9-1

by @ 7:19 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

R.A. Dickey(11-6,2.80) tossed a complete game 5 hitter while his teammates showed up with the lumber, pounding out 14 hits as the New York Mets rolled 9-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night at Citi Field. OF Angel Pagan and 2B Ruben Tejada had 3 hits while CF Carlos Beltran and LF Nick Evans homered to lead the NY offense.  Dickey, who should garner serious consideration for team MVP, threw 127 pitches, losing his shutout in the 9th. The veteran knuckleballer  threw 82 strikes and 1st pitch strikes to 19 of 33 Pirates hitters.  With the win, the Mets improve to 72-73 and 42-27 at home.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes,  Pagan,  Beltran, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis,  Evans, C Henry Blanco,  Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Dickey is 7-1 with a 1.71 ERA in 67.1 innings at Citi Field over 9 starts. He has tossed two complete games as well… Tejada is hitting .371 in his last 35 at bats….Mets went 5 for 12 with runners in scoring position…. Pagan has 63 rbi… Pittsburgh 1B Garrett Jones had two hits for  the 2nd straight game

NEXT GAME:

WEDNESDAY, Game 3 of 4 vs the Pirates at Citi Field

7:10 pm

Pirates LH Paul Maholm(7-14,5.37) vs. Mets RH Jenrry Mejia(0-4,4.91)


September 13, 2010

Evans single gives Mets 10th inning 1-0 win

by @ 10:56 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Pinch hitter Nick Evans singled home 2B Ruben Tejada in the 10th, breaking a scoreless tie as the New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 Monday night at Citi Field. Mets rookie RH Dillon Gee(1-0,0.69) was strong in his second ML start  allowing 5 hits over 6 innings. However,  the younster struggled with his control, walking 4 and throwing only 59 of his 106 pitches for strikes.  RH Elmer Dessens(3-1,7  holds,2.04) pitched the 7th and LH “Perputual” Pedro Feliciano(3-6,17,2.87) the 8th. LH Hisanori Takahashi earned the win with the final two frames(9-6,6 saves,3.74) while the Mets improved to 71-73 on the year and 41-27 in Citi Field.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, CF Carlos Beltran, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, C Josh Thole, LF Lucas Duda,2B Luis Hernandez,Pitcher

SANTANA SURGERY: Mets ace lefty Johan Santana(11-9,2.98) will have surgery on his pitching shoulder(Torn anterior capsule) Tuesday in Manhattan. The club hopes to have him available at the start of the 2011 campaign.

GAME NOTES: Rookie Davis hit his 30th double of the season for NY..Game start was delayed 44 minutes by thunder and rain…Reyes(8th) and Pagan(9th) both got thrown out on steal attempts… Mets went 1 for 8  with runners in scoring position…. Pirates 1B Garrett Jones was the only player on either team to have more than 1 hit….NY has a major league leading 19 shutouts  ….Thole threw out a base stealer at 2nd in the 9th and speedy Pittsburgh Andrew McCutchen attempting to reach 3rd on a sacrifice bunt in the 10th. Mets fans should be excited about their young catcher!!!… Gee has allowed 1 run and 7 hits in 13 ML innings.. Pirates RH James Mcdonald(3-5,4.13) pitched a strong game for the visitors and should become a mainstay of the Pirates staff for years to come. He allowed 5 hits over 8 innings while striking out 4. Over his last 20 innings, he has allowed 3 runs.

NEXT GAME:

TUESDAY, Game 2 of 4 vs. The Pirates at Citi Field

7:1o pm

Pirates LH Zach Duke(7-13,5.47) vs. Mets RH R.A. Dickey(10-6,2.91)


September 12, 2010

Oswalt awesome as Phillies handle Mets 3-0

by @ 9:45 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Roy Oswalt(12-13, 2.94) needed only 113 pitches to toss the 20th complete game of his career while superstars 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley drove in runs leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. LF Raul Ibanez added insurance when he crushed a 435 foot homer to center in the 7th vs Mets starter Jon Niese(9-8,3.85). The Mets rookie lefty pitched well, allowing 8 hits and 3 runs while striking out 6 and walking 2 over 7 innings.  Oswalt was just better, allowing 5 hits(all singles) while K-ing 6 and walking 1. With the loss, NY drops to 70-73 on the year and 40-27 at home.

STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, CF Carlos Beltran, 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, LF Chris Carter, C Josh Thole, 2B Luis Hernandez, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Beltran(Tendinitis) returned after taking Saturday off to rest his left knee….Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins returned to Philadelphia to have an MRI on his injured right hamstring… Phillies SS Wilson Valdez and Utley were the only players to collect 2 hits in the game… Mets relievers Pedro Feliciano and Manny Acosta combined to throw a scoreless 8th while Elmer Dessens did the same in the 9th… Oswalt threw 78 strikes out of his 113 pitches. He also got ahead in the count(22 of 30 1st pitch strikes)

NEXT GAME:

MONDAY, Start 4 game series vs the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field

7:10 PM

Pirates RH James McDonald(3-4,4.17) vs. Mets RH Dillon Gee(1-0,1.29)


Back Sunday

by @ 12:46 am. Filed under 2010 Mets

Please follow the team at Mets.com or at Matthew Cerrone’s metsblog.com

September 10, 2010

Mejia struggles as Phillies handle Mets 8-4, NY ace Santana to have shoulder surgery

by @ 10:30 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Superstars 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley homered while ace Roy Halladay(18-10,2.44) won his 18th game of the season as the Phillies defeated the New York Mets 8-4 Friday night at Citi Field.  Mets rookie starter Jenrry Mejia(0-4,4.91) was roughed up, allowing 6 runs and 9 hits over four innings.  CF Carlos Beltran homered and drove in two runs while C Josh Thole had 3 hits. The loss drops NY to 69-72 on the season and they are now 39-26 at Citi Field.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: SS Jose Reyes, RF Angel Pagan, Beltran, 1B Ike Davis, 3B David Wright,  Thole, LF Lucas Duda, 2B Luis Hernandez,Pitcher

SANTANA SURGERY: Mets ace  lefty Johan Santana will miss the remainder of the 2010 season and undergo season-ending surgery surgery to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his throwing shoulder. He could miss some time in 2011 as well,  Santana was 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA and 144 strikeouts on the year.

GAME NOTES: Mets are 6-6 against the Phillies in 2010(4-2 at Citi Field)… Philadelphia had 13 hits….Mejia has an ERA over 10.00 as a starter….  Mets did not draw a single walk… Davis stole his 3rd ML base and had 2 hits…. Reyes returned after missing two weeks with a re-occuring strain in his right oblique… Wright made his 17th error of the year…. The last 4 Mets pitchers did not allow a run over the final 3 innings… Halladay is 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA vs NY in 2010… Mejia threw only 47 strikes out of his 81 pitches

NEXT GAME:

SATURDAY, Game 2 of 3 vs the Phillies at Citi Field

4:10 pm

Phillies RH Kyle Kendrick(9-8,4.89) vs. Mets RH Mike Pelfrey(13-9,3.96)

September 8, 2010

Evans pinch hit leads Mets over Nationals 3-2

by @ 10:47 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

PH Nick Evans clutch double broke a 7th inning tie helping the NY Mets over the Washington Nationals 3-2 Wednesday afternoon in DC. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey(10-6, 2.91) earned the win with 6  strong innings while 2B Luis Hernandez had two hits. CF Carlos Beltran and Hernandez added rbi while Dickey helped his own cause with 2 hits and an rbi.  Nationals C Wilson Ramos had two hits including a two run homer in the 5th. The NY bullpen was outstanding as Elmer Dessens(7th hold,2.21), Bobby Parnell(8,2.43) and Pedro Feliciano(16,2.96) combined to get the game to new closer Hisanori Takahashi. The Japanese lefty needed only 10 pitches to record his 5th save as the Mets took two of three in the series.  With the victory, the Mets improve to 69-71 in 2010.

METS STARTING LINE-UP: RF Angel Pagan, 2B Luis Hernandez, CF Carlos Beltran, 1B Ike Davis, 3B David Wright, LF Chris Carter, C Josh Thole, SS Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Hernandez and Dickey had two hits for NY… Mets did not walk a single National….Dickey threw 18 first pitch strikes to the 24 batters he faced…. Dessens recorded 3 outs on 8 pitches in the 7th inning. INCREDIBLE!!!!… Mets skipper Jerry Manuel expects SS Jose Reyes(Oblique) to return Friday… Game time temp 91 degrees

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TEAM IS OFF THURSDAY

FRIDAY, Start 3 game weekend series vs Philadelphia at Citi Field

7:10 PM

Phillies RH Roy Halladay(17-10,2.36) vs. Mets RH Jenrry Mejia(0-3,3.86)

September 7, 2010

Gee great as Mets handle Nationals 4-1

by @ 8:30 pm. Filed under 2010 Mets

Rookie RH Dillon Gee(1-0,1.29) allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings in his major league debut while knocking in a run leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night in DC. 1B Ike Davis hit a 3 run 1st inning homer to provide all the run support the highly regarded right hander would need.  Gee singled home fellow rookie SS Ruben Tejada in the 2nd to close out the NY scoring. Professional Mets killer Willie Harris did it again Tuesday, breaking up both Gee’s no hitter and shut out with 1 swing as he homered to right in the 6th.  LH Pedro Feliciano(3-6,2.98, 14 holds) and RH Bobby Parnell(0-1,2.48,7 holds) combined to pitch the 8th while LH Hisanori Takahashi(8-6,3.88) earned his 4th save in the 9th. With the win, the Mets improve to 68-71 on the year.

METS STARTING LINE-UP:  RF Angel Pagan, 2B Luis Hernandez, CF Carlos Beltran, Davis, 3B Mike Hessman, LF Lucas Duda, C Henry Blanco, SS Ruben Tejada, Pitcher

GAME NOTES: Davis had two hits to pace NY… 3B David Wright was given the night off… Although the Mets managed only 6 hits(1 after the 2nd inning), the club went 2 for 2 with runners in scoring position…. Nationals managed 4 hits.. Gee threw 1st pitch strikes to 17 of 26 batters faced. He struck out 4 and walked 3 on 86 pitches(53 strikes).. Davis now has 18 home runs

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WEDNESDAY, Series finale vs the Nationals in Washington

12:35 pm

Nationals RH Livan Hernandez(9-10,3.81) vs. Mets RH R.A. Dickey(9-6,2.91)

September 2, 2010

On Vacation

by @ 11:36 am. Filed under 2010 Mets

I am on vacation thru the Labor Day weekend, returning with Tuesday’s game. Please follow the team at Mets.com or at metsblog.com…. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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