Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'Carlos Delgado'

Watching the Train Wreck in Slow Motion

There's no doubt that I should not be unemployed. The effect on our household income is serious. Even more serious, though, is that I'm watching more Mets games on television. This too is having a devastating effect on my psyche....

Missing

MISSING COGS In this day and age of grossly inflated salaries, intense media scrutiny and over-the-top expectations, it is not too difficult to get caught up in the downdraft of a couple of painful loses. The talk radio pundits and...

Pirates Series Game 1

Game 28: Mets 7 - Pirates 3 I personally found the most significant number from Jon Niese's first start of the season the 67 strikes thrown out of 95 total pitches. Niese made three starts for the Mets last September,...

25 Games In

Now that we're caught up on all the games, I thought I'd take a few moments to share some random thoughts on the first 25 games of the season. The Backup Catcher Remember how popular Ramon Castro was here a...

No Style Points Tonight

Game 2: Mets 9 - Reds 7 I had an ugly feeling of déjà vu watching the last few innings of this one. I can't say all that surprised, though, particularly by Frankie Rodriguez in the ninth. I've seen him...

Preliminary Thought on the Mets -- Position Players

Yesterday I shared a few initial things that I'm paying attention to this spring from the 2009 Mets starting rotation and bullpen. Today we'll take a look at the position players, tomorrow the bench. Catcher Brian Schneider and Ramon Castro...

Demolition Man, Part III - The Infield

I'm old enough to remember plenty of Mets off-seasons when the talk was not about which few parts to replace, but which few to keep. A stretch of grueling mediocre seasons in the late '70's and another round in the...

Pulling One Out Of the Fire

Game 144: Mets 10 - Nationals 8 Not all that long ago, a night this bad from a starting pitcher would have led to a dreary blowout loss for the Mets, particularly when that starter had given up two leads....

High Water Mark

Game 138: Mets 4 - Brewers 2 With yesterday afternoon's win in Milwaukee, the Mets are 16 games over .500 for the first time in 2008. While this doesn't make them a great team, or even guarantee anything as far...

We Sincerely Hope Jimmy Rollins Wasn't Offended By Last Night's Mets Win

Game 134: Mets 6 - Phillies 3 The Mets record in the first game against of all series against the Phillies this season: 1-4 The Mets record in all other games against the Phillies this season: 9-1. God bless you,...

The Future Is Now

Doubtless, the All-Star break was the worst thing that could have happened to the NY Mets and their fans. It is analogous to, but not quite as heinous or impactful as the Colorado Rockies nine-day break between their sweep of...

Bouncing Back

Game 106: Marlins 7 - Mets 3 (Monday) Game 107: Mets 4 - Marlins 1 (Tuesday) As previously mentioned, a case of food poisoning has laid me low for the last couple of days. I was pretty far out of...

A Long Night With No Reward

Game 104: Cardinals 10 - Mets 8 (14) I guess if you want to look on the bright side, this was a game that the Mets would have lost with a lot less fight earlier this season. On the other...

It Could Have Been Worse, I Guess

Game 97: Reds 5 - Mets 2 (Friday) Game 98: Reds 7 - Mets 2 (Saturday) Game 99: Mets 7 - Reds 5 (Sunday) Going into this series I wouldn't have called a 2-2 split a bad result. The Reds...

Keeping Those Good Feelings Coming x10

Game 96: Mets 10 - Reds 8 With all due respect to Twins fans who come to this site and feel the need to defend their ex-ace, there is little doubt that Johan Santana has been a disappointment this season....

Short Stops -- Mid-season edition

At the midway point, disappointment surely reigns, but the less-than-Amazins are amazingly in the running to win their division. ALL-STARS (or not) The fact that David Wright (.287/15 HR/64 RBI) is the only Mets position player without a doubt deserving...

Win One, Lose One

Game 78: Mets 15 - Yankees 6 (Afternoon at Yankee Stadium) Game 79: Yankees 9 - Mets 0 (Evening at Shea Stadium) I was talking to my mom after the afternoon victory. While I was happy with the effort, I...

Déjà Vu

Game 62: Padres 8 - Mets 6 This team is staring to make me flash back to 2002. High expectations to start the year? Check. A roster filled with aging, high-priced veterans who enjoyed their best years with other clubs?...

A Blast from the Past

Game 51: Mets 7 - Marlins 6 (12) The script for last night's game was straight out of 2006. When someone faltered, someone else picked him up. What a concept! Oliver Perez was handed leads of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2,...

Worse Than Mediocre?

Game 44: Braves 11 - Mets 4 Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. -- Joseph Heller, Catch 22 The above quote from one of the greatest books of the...

Wake Me Up After 37 More Games and We'll Talk

The first quarter of the 2008 season is three games in the past and the Mets are basically treading water as a .500 team. This probably comes as a surprise to Omar Minaya and the Wilpons, who figured they made...

Johan Gets Lots of Support

Game 33: Mets 12 - Reds 6 Johan Santana left his two starts with the lead, but the bullpen cost him the victory both times. Today the Mets rewarded a gritty if not particularly awe-inspiring performance from their ace with...

Trivial Pursuits

Some people like to divide a major league baseball season into halves or quarters. Managers often try to help their team focus on the task at hand by concentrating on a ten-game stretch. Me, I'm a little weird. I like...

Close, And Then Not So Much

Game 28: Diamondbacks 10 - Mets 4 The Mets staged a nice comeback in this one to make it a game, but then Duaner Sanchez comes into the game and can't get anyone out. Then Scott Schoeneweis comes in with...

Curtains for Delgado?

Only the most optimistic of Mets fans are beyond any concern over Carlos Delgado based on one day of mashing like it was 1999. Still, it was awfully nice to see Carlos looking something like a $16 million slugger, even...

The Braves Have Problems of Their Own

Game 24: Mets 6 - Braves 3 The thought that became the title of this recap occurred to me when John Smoltz left this game after 4 innings. The Braves had the favorable starting pitching matchups this weekend, yet not...

Sanity Win

Game 23: Mets 4 - Braves 3 My feelings at the end of this one trended more towards relief than anything else. A win over the Braves was a welcome occurrence after the Mets came up short 3 times against...

Offensive Ineptitude

Game 19: Cubs 8 - Mets 1 It would be redundant to enumerate the offensive shortcomings from yesterday afternoon's poor performance against the Cubs. In their 19 games played do far this season the Mets have scored 88 runs for...

Rough Night at Wrigley

Game 18: Cubs 7 - Mets 1 It's obvious that John Maine still lacks the sharpness he had this spring, but for all of that the results haven't been too bad after four starts. Other than his terrible first game...

Mets Can't Pull Off the Sweep

Game 17: Phillies 5 - Mets 4 It was cheering in a way that the Mets fought back from a 4-0 deficit, and again that they made Brad Lidge sweat a little in the ninth. Still, when it was all...

The Fourteenth Inning Stretch

Game 14: Mets 3 - Nationals 2 (14) It would have been nice if the Mets first series sweep of the year was punctuated by timely and fundamentally sound situational hitting. Of course that wasn't the case, which is why...

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