Archive for July, 2012

Nats!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Not the best time to face the now formidible Nationals…

Game thread…

Looking for a Silver Lining

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Hmmmmm, the team is in free-fall, Johan’s on the shelf, RA’s struggling, there’s no 5th starter, Duda’s bat has been painfully quiet, Parnell isn’t ready to close yet… and so on…

But there’s gotta be a silver lining right?

Like, at least we’re not getting blown out in games. We’re losing but losing close

Or, we’ve already gotten an incredibly exciting half a baseball season which is WAY more than we expected.

We got our no-hitter and if you asked me if I’d trade this season of low expectations for the elusive no-no I’d have taken it

We’ve proved we’ve got young talent and the future is certainly looking up.

And best of all the Wilpons will be forced to sell at season’s end … oops that was merely a fantasy in my head.

Can We Stop the Sweep?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Sure would be embarrassing to get swept out of Queens by LA….

Game thread..

Another Series Loss

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

1-8 in our last 9 and yet another series lost.

Batista got banged around but I’d venture to guess he gets another start,  especially with Johan hitting the DL with a tender ankle AND Matt Harvey got smoked in his Sat AAA start.

I still think Batista can maybe do a decent job.

Maybe we should take some comfort these losses are close games and the Metsies are battling back but it feels like this team is close but not good enough to play over .500 ball.

Still though we’re slipping deeper into the abyss of non-playoff teams. 

We gotta turn this around and fast. 

Even though the Dodger series is lost maybe if we salvage this final game… I feel silly even finishing that thought.

Day Game

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Is this a perfect day for a baseball game or what?

Great day for a win too

Game thread…

From Johan to Jordany 

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Yikes ! 

What is going on with Santana? He got pounded again and it feels like its time to worry. 

Hey, guys definitely go through slumps but considering he had that 130+ pitch No-Hitter it’s hard not to think it may have had an adverse effect after all.

BMF has said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t care if his career is ruined forever, it was worth it for the No-no. And even if he never records another out for the Mets he’s Met Royalty and always will be.

When is TC gonna let Valdespin play every day? Jordany did it again with his 4th PH HR, a 2 run blast this time. It’s crazy how much the kid is showing us in limited AB’s he NEEDS to PLAY! 

If we were winning and had 3 OF’s posting quality numbers then I might buy the “we like his bat off the bench in a PH role” argument. But we’re not winning and Duda is the only OF performing well enough to deserve regular AB’s

Despite the L the Mets showed their mettle battling back all night. But a loss is a loss and I think we’re in for a much rougher half than the first 80 games.