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The New York Mets 2012 Game Recap: Mets 7 Rockies 5

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!

Jose Reyes Wins The National League Batting Title!

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has won the National League Batting Title. Reyes becomes the first Met in the history of the organization to win this title. You can read the full story here.

Reyes had an amazing year for the Amazin’s and it was an absolute joy to watch him play this year.

The fans were ticked off after he left the game so abruptly and rightly so. Jose is a lifetime Met and in what was most likely Jose’s last game as a Met they just wanted to see him play in a Met uniform a little while longer.

Can’t say as I blame them.

Jose is going to be asking for BIG money and a LENGTHY contract. I don’t see a problem with paying the guy BIG money to keep him but Jose plays hard and occasionally finds his way on the disabled list soI don’t see anyone offering Jose more then five years and 100 million.

Will the Mets be able to re-sign him?

Stay tuned!

Congratulations Jose and if this was your last season as a New York Met, and I truly hope that it isn’t, THANK YOU for the awesome memories!!

Carlos Beltran Traded to the San Francisco Giants!

After months of speculation, NY Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran has been traded to the San Francisco Giants. Prior to last nights game Beltran shook hands with each of his teammates and said “Thank You”.

That’s class my friends.

I know I’ve been yapping my mouth the last two years or so about trading him but deep down inside I really didn’t want to see him go.

Beltran has been an important part of the Mets both on and off the field and I for one will miss watching Carlos, who I believe was and is the greatest outfielder in Mets history.

Thanks for the memories Carlos! I’m going to miss you! Hopefully we will see you in the play-offs!

Terry Collins :”Something is Going to Be Changing”

After last nights disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates New York Mets Manager Terry Collins made the following statement to reporters;

“I don’t know how to describe (the 7th inning). I’m sick of trying to describe 7th innings. … I’ll tell you what, Andrew McCutchen plays the game right. That son of a bitch runs down there 3.9, 4 flat, and you better catch it and execute it. He gets a ground ball to third base and beats it out. That’s how you play, and that’s how we’ve got to start playing. … I’m running out of ideas here. You know, do we play hard? Absolutely. That’s not the issue. The issue is not effort. It’s about execution. We need to add on points when we get the lead. I’m not looking for home runs. I’m looking for quality at bats. We can’t make careless mistakes, but we do. We give up at bats. We can’t do that. We don’t have that kind of team. … Make no mistake about it, I truly believe in the players we have. I don’t care where they started the season. I don’t care. I don’t care who were All Stars, who weren’t All Stars, this is a team thing; it’s not one guy, it’s not two guys; it’s a team thing. I sit up here every night trying to figure out what can we do to get us over the top. Should we hit and run more? Well, who do you have up there? You have guys up there you shouldn’t hit and run with. Should we bunt more? Well, if we don’t get bunts down, then you’re putting them in situations to fail. Guys are pitching good, but we get in situations where when guys need to make a pitch they don’t make the pitch. I don’t have the answers. I’m searching. I’m ringing the rag dry, coming in here, having to look at you guys looking at me like I’m a stinking fool. I told these guys, ‘We’re good enough, but we have to play the game right.’ We just can’t continue to make foolish mistakes. … They’re big-league players. They should be able to do it. They should be able to do it. I don’t know if it’s not anticipating the play. I’m not in their minds. But, it’s how you play the game. This is a team thing. And, I’m not just pointing the finger at the players. I told the coaches, ‘We’ve got to do a better job, we’ve got to take responsibility for this.’ I’m the manager. It comes back on my shoulders. … In that 7th inning, those were my players I put out there, who I believe in. So, therefore, maybe I need to make some adjustments. And, by God, they’ll be made. I don’t know it comes with finding different players. But, they’ll be made. Something’s going to be changing.”(online source)

I like Terry Collins. Always have and probably always will. He’s a baseball man who has been around a long long time and knows the score. He also seems to understand that no matter how good this team may be, (at least on paper), they don’t execute when  and where it matters most……and that is on the field.

Gee, You Pitch Terrific!!!

The 2011 New York Mets season has certainly been interesting…..at least so far. From the uncertainty as to who will be in a Mets uniform after the trading deadline and Fred Wilpon’s not so nice comments regarding some of his players, the injuries and everything else we Mets fans have surely seen better days (think 1986).

Enter Dillon Gee. He has been a breath of fresh air and a joy to watch during this weird and wacky season. When he pitches the Mets don’t lose…..at least so far we haven’t. Without his massive contributions I doubt I would even care any longer about this years Mets but the dude has me fired up and looking forward to better days ahead!

Here’s what Gee has done so far;

So far so good. Lets hope he keeps it up!!

Fennville High: A Lesson in Showing Up





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The topics
for this week’s Phil Naessens Show include;

1). Wes
Leonard and the Fennville High School Varsity Basketball team

2). The NBA
featuring the Chicago Bulls

3). The 2011 New
York Mets