Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'Luis Ayala'

Demolition Man, Part II - The Dreaded Bullpen

By its very nature, a major league bullpen is made up of a motley crew of assorted parts. The veteran, who's trying to hang on with what he's still got left. The young kid, who's too wild and not mature...

Once Again, No October

Game 162: Marlins 4 - Mets 2 I'm going to be pretty brief today. I want a day or two just to not think much about the Mets, and then I'll be back with many more thoughts. Also, if I'm...

The Nearer Your Destination, The More You're Slip Sliding Away

Game 158: Cubs 9 - Mets 6 (10) Yesterday was probably my last game at Shea Stadium. If somehow the Mets could have overcome their almost bizarre problem with scoring runners from third with no outs, it could have been...

A Rare Easy Win Gives Mets the Sweep

Game 140: Mets 9 - Brewers 2 This game wasn't completely sweat free, but with the Mets jumping out to a 6-0 first inning lead and never holding less than a 4-run bulge, this was as close as it gets...

Another Game, Another Ulcer, Another Win

Game 139: Mets 6 - Brewers 5 (10) Earlier this year I got tired of the feeling that I was writing about the same depressing loss over and over again. The feeling of déjà vu I've been experiencing lately is...

Winning Is Harder When You Have Something to Lose

Game 135: Mets 5 - Marlins 4 (Friday) Game 136: Marlins 4 - Mets 3 (Saturday) Game 137: Mets 6 - Marlins 2 (Sunday) Sorry for being MIA for a couple of days. It's been a busy holiday weekend for...

The Ayala Deal -- First Thoughts

Not exactly the reliever acquisition that most fans dreamed of, it seems to me the Mets picked up a competent, experienced middle reliever for a player (Anderson Hernandez) who really isn't in their plans any more. Of course, Ayala is...

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