Posts Tagged ‘Citi Field’

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Boiling Point

June 3, 2010

 

Johan Santana has been dominant once again this season, with an ERA of 1.29 in his last five starts and an ERA of 2.75 for the season.  If you dig deeper into the numbers, and take out the one inning in which he let up nine runs to the Phillies who were illegally stealing signs, his ERA dips down a full run to 1.75 on the year.  However, the lefty has just four wins on the season, and Wednesday afternoon against the Padres was another wasted Johan Santana effort for the Mets.  While most players would love the opportunity to play in New York, one has to begin wondering whether Santana secretly wishes he could exile himself from the city and the organization.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Extreme Home Makeover

May 25, 2010

 

Will changes to The Garden entice free aents?

Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena, will be receiving some much-needed renovations in the upcoming months.  The home of the New York Knicks, Rangers, and St. John’s basketball will go through many phases of improving what is already the mecca of sports across the country.  Amongst the highlighted features will be two “Sky Bridges” that will hang five stories above the playing surface. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Groundhog Day

May 24, 2010

 

Everything is all 'high-fives' in Mets land...for now.

For one weekend, the New York Mets were able to lay claim to the New York baseball throne by defeating the hated Yankees in an important series for the franchise.  For three days, Mets fans could boast that Pelfrey was better than Phil Hughes and any thoughts of Sabathia being the better ace than Santana were put to bed.  While the two wins in the past two days appeared to have saved Jerry Manuel’s job, and put some life into the Mets season, fans of The Amazins must keep their excitement in check. 

After all, haven’t we seen this same story before?  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Here lies Jerry Manuel….

May 17, 2010

A moment of silence, please.

Sunday afternoon was a beautiful day on the Island, complete with sunny skies and a cool refreshing breeze.  However, instead of lounging on the beaches, firing up the BBQ, or taking a stroll with my girlfriend on the boardwalk, I decided to torture myself like I was starring in Saw 7 and plop on the couch to catch the Mets/Marlins game.  The “Amazins” were attempting to impede a four-game sweep at the hands of the fish.  The contest began like a scene out of Groundhog’s day, as the third inning came equipped with defensive follies, clutch hitting by the opponent, and an injury to a pitcher to boot.  All things that Mets fans have become accustom to  for the past 10 plus seasons.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Demote Oliver Perez

May 10, 2010

In Sunday’s  loss to the Giants, Oliver Perez once again struggled to find the strike zone and was pulled in the fourth inning.  The schizophrenic walked seven of the 26 batters he faced and threw 98 pitches while surrendering three earned runs in just 3.1 innings.   It was the fourth time in just six starts this season that Oliver Perez could not complete six innings of work.  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bench Woes

May 5, 2010

The Mets bench is usually solid...this year..not so much

The Mets bench since their 2006 NL championship game appearance has always contributed to winning in Flushing. Whether it was a spectacular defensive play by Endy Chavez or a clutch hit from journeyman Marlon Anderson, the bench always found a way to make it through.

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Back to reality? Thoughts on the Mets-Phillies series

May 3, 2010

Santana had the worst start of his career Sunday night

The Mets lost two of three to the Phillies over the weekend, after completing the best home-stand in franchise history.  A lot can be overlooked while the team is on cruise-control, and slumps, errors, and questionable decision-making can be swept under the rug as long as the team is winning.  The past two days, however, served as a potential warning sign for the Metropolitans moving forward.  Read the rest of this entry ?