Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'John Maine'

Curiously, What's Wrong With the Mets?

Understanding that hindsight is 20/20, much of the blame for the present travails of the Mets falls squarely on personnel decisions that should have been dealt with very differently. We will never now for sure which decisions can be attributed...

John Maine 2010 Season Stats

Updated Sunday, April 11, 2010 John Maine (0-0) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 4/7FLA61145207.201.80LND April   (1 Game)54483127.201.800-10-0 Season   (1 Game)54483127.201.800-10-0 Month By Month MonthStartsIP/StartH/9K/9BB/9HR/9ERAAVGOBPSLG April15.014.45.41.83.67.20.364.391.682 Season15.014.45.41.83.67.20.364.391.682 About Mike: I was the original writer on this web site, actually its only writer...

Game 2: Forgetting the Maine

Marlins 7 - Mets 6 (10) There were several different story lines running through this one -- the offense was pretty bad, some dumb plays on the bases, and the Marlins bullpen looks a little shaky in the early going....

Season Preview: Starting Pitching

Before I get into the meat of this piece I'd like to offer a quick apology for the sporadic posting. The "part-time job" that I started working early this month has developed into a 6 day a week more than...

Looking Back, Looking Ahead (Part 1)

Going into this winter I thought that the Mets had too many question marks to consider themselves a player or two away from being legit contenders, particularly with the Phillies and Braves looking solid. There were some pundits and...

Sell High, Buy Low and Other Unlikely Strategies

Hot Stove has arrived and speculation runs rampant as usual. As Mets fans, we have little else to think about or cheer. So, how do Jeff and Omar set forth to right the ship? Let me throw my two cents...

Pirates Series Game 2

Game 29: Mets 10 - Pirates 1 Jon Maine was fairly hard on himself after this one, but I was happy to see him pitch a game with only 2 walks. Although obviously still not at his best, Maine is...

Amazing!: Mets Come From Behind

Game 24: Mets 6 - Braves 4 The Mets were playing in Atlanta, their starter was struggling early and allowed the Braves to put a crooked number up in the second inning, and looked dead offensively against a Braves starter...

Close Games an Early Concern

Game 9: Padres 6 - Mets 5 Sorry to be so late with this. I've been pushing myself way too hard lately, and wound up passing out on the couch last night. I'm tempted to make something out of the...

The Big Hits Prove Elusive

Game 4: Marlins 5 - Mets 4 Tough one tonight. I guess some will harp on the fact that Maine allowed those two solo home runs, but I came away from his 5-inning stint fairly satisfied. Hopefully it's something he...

John Maine 2009 Season Pitching Stats

Updated Monday, May 11, 2009 John Maine (3-2) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 4/10@FLA52225123.600.60LND 4/16SDP566743010.802.00LL 4/22@STL5.25572507.942.12LL 4/27FLA61014300.000.67WW April   (4 Games)21.2141317151225.401.341-31-2 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeamResultPitcher Result 5/4@ATL63337604.501.50WW 5/9PIT61133211.500.83WW May   (2 Games)1244610813.001.172-02-0 Season   (6 Games)33.2181723252034.541.283-33-2 Month By Month MonthStartsIP/StartH/9K/9BB/9HR/9ERAAVGOBPSLG April45.47.16.25.00.85.40.218.326.346 May26.04.57.56.00.83.00.150.306.250 Season65.66.16.75.30.84.54.195.319.314 About Mike: I...

Your Official 2009 Keys to the Mets, Part 1

As I mentioned Thursday, I think there are too many variables in place to make any effort to predict what might happen this season a crapshoot. I can see this team anywhere from around .500 to well into the 90s...

Two Weeks to Go -- Starting Pitching

Two weeks from today the Mets will be in Cincinnati playing a baseball game that will count in the standings. Sometime between now and then the 25-man roster will be finalized. As of today it looks like most of the...

Good News

I get on the media sometimes for their almost relentlessly negative coverage of this team, but I do understand that negative stories tend to draw more attention than the positive ones these days. As print media outlets in particular fight...

Your Friday Spring Training Non-Update

Some readers have asked me why I haven't spent more time this spring writing about the spring games and the ongoing battle for the fifth starter's job. To tell you the truth, I'm coming around to the belief that the...

Preliminary Thought on the Mets -- Conclusions

I understand that the team has a lot of question marks going into this season, but I can't help but feel more optimistic this year. I'm sure the revamped bullpen plays a part in this, but that's not the only...

Out of Left Field?

I promise to get to the conclusions for the 2009 Mets previews series, but I wanted to weigh in on some of the weekend's news. The biggest news was Jerry Manuel's pronouncement that Daniel Murphy was the Mets everyday LF...

(No) Friends in Lowe Places

Before I get into this, I wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for all the great comments over the past few days. It's been fun for me to read them -- even when you don't agree with...

Shut It Down

Game 130: Astros 8 - Mets 3 I appreciate John Maine's toughness and desire to help this team down the stretch. The problem is that John Maine without his explosive fastball is very unlikely to provide much help. While the...

A Rare Laugher

Game 120: Mets 13 - Nationals 0 For one of the very few times in the last couple of seasons, the Mets had a victory that looked and felt easy for most of the game. The Nationals are a struggling...

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...

Not So Fast...

Game 101: Mets 6 - Phillies 3 (Wednesday) Game 102: Mets 3 - Phillies 1 (Thursday) I've made the point previously that two years ago the bullpen was the glue that held this team together. While not terrible (think of...

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....

A Sweet Sweep

Game 91: Mets 5 - Giants 0 (Wednesday) Game 92: Mets 7 - Giants 3 (Thursday) It seems like every time the Mets got it going for a while this year they would stumble into a momentum killer -- often...

Three Days in Philly

Game 86: Phillies 3 - Mets 2 (Friday) Game 87: Mets 9 - Phillies 4 (Saturday) Game 88: Mets 4 - Phillies 2 (12) (Sunday) The question has to be asked: Are the Mets now in the Phillies' heads? Yes,...

Dreariness

Game 82: Cardinals 7 - Mets 1 At its best, baseball reminds us of all the things we like best about ourselves. When you're rooting for a team that can't get out of its own way, not so much. The...

The Mariners Series

Game 75: Mariners 5 - Mets 2 (Monday) Game 76: Mariners 11 - Mets 0 (Tuesday) Game 77: Mets 8 - Mariners 2 (Wednesday) I wish that I was shocked that the Mets played down to the level of their...

Is There Life After Mediocrity?

Game 72: Mets 7 - Rockies 2 The .500 mark seems to be an ongoing theme for the 2008 Mets. They've spent most of the year around it, and their win yesterday brought them back to break-even for both the...

Split Decision

Game 67: Rangers 8 - Mets 7 Game 68: Mets 4 - Rangers 2 The Mets split a pair of games with Texas on Sunday afternoon. Given all that has been happening with the team recently, that's probably fitting. If...

As Bad As It Ever Was

Game 63: Diamondbacks 9 - Mets 5 When the Mets had the successful home stand against the Marlins and Dodgers, they had the look of a team that was finally ready to start playing consistent -- if unspectacular -- baseball....

Weak

Game 59: Padres 2 - Mets 1 (Thursday night) Game 60: Padres 2 - Mets 1 (Friday night) Sorry for being MIA. I was planning to catch up on both games this morning, but I had to do some work...

More Positive Signs

Game 58: Mets 5 - Giants 3 Nine days ago the Mets followed up a dismal road trip against Atlanta and Colorado by dropping the opener of their home series vs. the Marlins. Their record dropped to 23-26, 6.5 games...

The Era of Good Feelings Ends

Game 53: Dodgers 9 - Mets 5 Ah, those last three days were great, weren't they? Mets fans were relaxed, smiling, and filled with approval for what they were seeing from their lads... I guess what bothers us most about...

Bats Abandon Maine

Game 48: Rockies 4 - Mets 1 If you're a starting pitcher for the New York Mets these days, you may think that you can't afford to make a single mistake. Sadly, this is often true. John Maine battled through...

A Return to the Dark Side

Game 42: Braves 6 - Mets 1 Game 43: Braves 6 - Mets 2 There has been a ton of criticism of this team. The effort has been questioned, the manager has been raked over the coals, and the General...

John Maine Is Good

Game 37: Mets 6 - Nationals 3 It's clear that John Maine is someone who you really have to see pitch to appreciate. Most die-hard Mets fans who have seen many of Maine's performances over the last 2+ seasons believe...

Mets Salvage Final Game in LA

Game 32: Mets 12 - Dodgers 1 On the one hand it's a little frustrating, because with a clutch hitj or two in Tuesday night's game the Mets could have had a terrific 4-2 swing through Phoenix and LA. On...

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...

Reyes as the Catalyst

Game 27: Mets 7 - Diamondbacks 2 The D-backs elected to go with Micah Owings as the starter last night, despite the fact that he was obviously bothered by a bad right ankle. It was clear from the get-go that...

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...

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...

The Longball Returns

Game 13: Mets 5 - Nationals 2 Sorry for being so late with this. It's been a brutal week with the real job. John Maine has struggled somewhat in the early going after looking like he was going to dominate...

Two in a Row

Game 8: Mets 4 - Phillies 3 (12) What a game. Taught, well-played, well-pitched. John Maine still wasn't at his best, walking five batters while striking out only one, yet he limited the Phillies to only one run in 6+...

John Maine 2008 Season Pitching Stats

Updated Sunday, August 24, 2008 John Maine (10-8) DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 4/5@ATL44485309.002.75L 4/10PHI61151511.501.67W 4/16WAS6.22254412.701.35W 4/21@CHC62256213.001.17L 4/26ATL52237303.601.20W April   (5 Games)27.2111126231733.581.553-2 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 5/2@ARI62266203.001.33W 5/7@LAD8.11144201.080.72W 5/13WAS62125111.500.50W 5/20@ATL44482309.002.75L 5/25@COL64338414.501.17L 5/30LAD64456116.001.00L May   (6 Games)36.1171528311333.601.133-3 DateOpp.IPRERHKBBHRERAWHIPTeam Result 6/4@SFG62174101.501.33W 6/10ARI53357315.401.60L 6/15TEX6.15575017.111.11L 6/20@COL6.22266312.701.35W 6/25SEA62253203.001.17W 6/30@STL45371306.752.50L June...

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