Tonight Phil is joined on segment one by Blogging Mets Mark Berman and their main focus is on what the New York Mets need to do in 2013. On segment two Phil is joined by the author of the book The History of the Baseball, Mr. Brandon Grunbaum. They discuss new developments about the book, Brandon’s growing authenticating assignments, the LA Angels, Bryce Harper and the rest of the AL West. In segment three Phil is joined by Knuckleballs Blog blogger Eric Pleiss. They discuss what went right and what went wrong for the Minnesota Twins this season as well as Eric’s hopes for 2013 and beyond.
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The Mets won a wild and woolly one yesterday against the Rockies six to five in eleven innings….Ike Davis got the game winnning RBI in the top of the eleventh and Ramon Ramirez collected his first save of the season.
Johan Santana pitched another no decision gem yesterday and left after six innings with a four run lead….it should’ve been enough for him to have collected his first win since 2010. Sadly it wasn’t. The usually dependable Tim Byrdak served up a biscuit and Todd Helten crushed it for a grand slam…..
Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada each had three hits for the Mets….these two are really getting it done so far this year!
Josh Thole went yard for his first home run of 2012….
David Wright collected two more RBI’s……please sign him to a long term deal?????
It was a good series for the Mets….anytime you can win a series against the Rockies in Denver is a good thing and on Wednesday night my pal Rocky fan Reuben Mills will join me to flesh out this series….you won’t want to miss this show!
On to Houston….
Yesterday was Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee’s birthday and he celebrated it in fine style by picking up his second win of the season against the Rockies….Gee struck out seven and only walked two Rockies hitters.
Late last night I decided to put Lucas Duda in the lineup on my fantasy baseball team and he responded with a tater and four RBI’s on the night….I wish the rest of my team would have done the same 🙂
Three more hits for Ruben Tejada…..he’s really getting it done so far this season.
Mike Baxter had another pinch hit….it’s a tough job but he seems to do this quite well.
David Wright and Daniel Murphy each added three hits of their own….our two through five hitters are doing fine….if Ike Davis ever gets going we’ll have our own version of murderer’s row 🙂
Johan Santana takes the hill tonight and hopefully I’ll be able to watch at least some of it!
The Mets swept the Marlins yesterdayat Citi Field by a score of three to two. After thirteen pitches pinch hitter Justin Turner walked with the bases loaded to end the dramatic come from behind victory.
These are the type of wins that make believers out of people.
Break out the dustpan the Marlins just got swept 🙂
Once again Jonathon Niese pitched extremely well and the bullpen came in and held off the fishes long enough for the ninth inning heroics to occur.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis is quickly making a name for himself both at the plate and in centerfield as well. I like what I’m seeing so far from him.
Sad news yesterday. Mike Pelfrey will be having Tommy John surgery and will be out for at least a year. I’m not his biggest fan but I didn’t want him to end his career with the Mets this way….I wish him all the best.
Up next are the Rockies!
In the sixth inning of last nights ballgame with the Marlins, David Wright launched one into the seats of Citi Field and also put himself into the Met history books by becoming the brand new all-time Met RBI leader and put the final nail into the coffin in terms of what the Mets should do with their star third baseman.
You pick up that 2013 option right now and you sign this man to a long term deal. That’s what you do if you are the Wilpons.
R. A. Dickey pitched seven strong innings striking out seven Marlins while only walking one. His lone earned run came in the fifth when Marlins second baseman Omar Infante went yard…
Mike Baxter pinch hit for Scott Hairston and responded with a two out double that drove in two….this guy can hit its too bad there’s no place to play him.
Josh Thole extended his hitting streak to eight games….good for him!
Lucas Duda had a couple of hits and an RBI….
Bust out the broom and the dustpan….I feel a sweep coming on!
It’s been a couple of days since I’ve been able to post something, life sometimes does get in the way you know. I did do the Mets weekly report yesterday if that counts for anything. If you haven’t listened to it as of yet you can access it here.
Jose Reyes returned to Citi Field a midst cheers and boos and took a collar on the night going 0-4….it’s too bad he got booed. He did what he needed to do and what EVERY single person in the stands would do….he took the money. So what.
Johan Santana threw another beautiful game last night and once again gets a no decision. Three hits, one run, eleven strike outs and only two walks. I’d say the “old” Santana is back and that’s a good thing for both the Mets and for him.
Josh Thole is on fire at the plate folks….I wish he’d get better behind the dish but if he continues to rake like he has it will be much easier to watch the defensive adventures of Josh Thole this season.
Lucas Duda got the game winning RBI…he’s going to be okay I think.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis made another outstanding grab last night and seems very comfortable batting leadoff….we’ll see what happens when Torres comes back.
Jordany Valdespin saw his first big league action last night at second base…I like this kid.
Good win especially after black Monday with the Giants….hopefully the Amazins will win another one tonight when R. A. Dickey takes the hill.
I watched most of the game and lucky me I got to witness the ninth inning meltdown by closer Frank Francisco and unlucky for me the stream went dead and I missed being able to watch the Mets win the game in the bottom of the ninth.
I wish I would’ve missed the top of the ninth as well 🙂
What I did see was Mike Pelfrey pitch his heart out last night. He went eight innings allowing only one run on six hits. Pelfrey fanned three and walked only one and I must say I’ve been impressed with “Big Pelf” thus far this season. Not impressed enough to wish he remained on the team mind you, but impressed enough that maybe, just maybe, one day I will want him to be on the team.
I also saw Ruben Tejada drive in the first three runs of the game and with each and every game that kid is showing that he not only belongs in the show but that he might just become a star in this game.
Let’s get back to that ninth inning. I couldn’t believe that Terry Collins didn’t allow Pelfrey to finish the game….Pelfrey was on a roll so why not let him try and finish it? I get the fact Collins needs to get his closer some work but Pelfrey was really pitching well and a complete game victory could have meant far more in the long run.
Then the boos came…
The Mets fans were livid after that blown save by Francisco….and rightly so….I was really pissed off myself and in a way was glad the stream shut down….and my anger turned to relief after I saw that the Mets came back and won this game the way they did.
They shouldn’t of had to but that’s baseball I guess….
David Wright had his consecutive games hitting streak snapped…..to his credit Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong pitched incredibly well yesterday.
Later today the Mets take on the Giants in game three of their four game series.