Mets 4 – Marlins 3 June 4, 2010

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws a pitch to the Florida Marlins in New York

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsThe Mets got another decent start from R.A. Dickey. He seems to have a knack for getting through 6 innings without letting the game get away from him. He had a lot runners on base in his 6.1 IP tonight giving up 7 hits and 2 walks. But he didn’t let Marlins get out of control.

The offense was solid with 9 hits and 4 walks. You could even make an argument that Dickey was the offensive star going 2 for 3 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Ruben Tejada was back from the minors and immediately made a contribution going 1 for 4 with 1 run and 1 RBI.

K-Rod came into the ninth with a 1-run lead and made things interesting again. He gave up a hit and a walk but managed to work out of it to get his 11th save of the season.

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Mets Home Stand Preview: June 4th- June 10th, 2010

MLB: Mets vs Rockies APR 14

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsAfter an exhausting 2-4 road trip, the Mets are returning to Citi Field, where they have a quite impressive 19-9 record.

Friday, June 4th: Marlins (Sanchez) vs. Mets (Dickey) 7:10 PM
Saturday, June 5th: Marlins (Robertson) vs. Mets (Niese) 4:10 PM FOX
Sunday, June 6th: Marlins (Nolasco) vs. Mets (Takahashi) 1:10 PM
Tuesday, June 8th: Padres (Richard) vs. Mets (Pelfrey) 7:10 PM
Wednesday, June 9th: Padres (Latos) vs. Mets (Santana) 7:10 PM
Thursday, June 10th: Padres (Garland) vs. Mets (Dickey) 1:10 PM Continue reading “Mets Home Stand Preview: June 4th- June 10th, 2010”

Mets 10 – Brewers 4 May 30, 2010

Mets batter Francoeur hits a solo home run off of Braves starting pitcher Medlen in MLB National League action in Atlanta

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsThe Mets avoided the sweep with a win in the finale of the series in Milwaukee. Jerry Manuel ran a strange lineup out there with Fernando Tatis playing first and hitting cleanup. Tatis has been historically poor against Randy Wolf, so the idea was clear that Ike Davis would get into the game at some point. Davis came in as a defensive replacement in the sixth.

R.A. Dickey was solid going 7 IP and giving up 4 ER. His knucler wasn’t working that well so we saw a lot more fastballs than in prior starts. But he managed to keep the Mets in the game without his best stuff.

The Mets offense exploded today with 16 hits and 8 walks. Jeff Francoeur was 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, 3 runs, and 2 RBI’s. A huge game for him. Hopefully, that will get him going again. Angel Pagan also had another good game at the plate. He went 2 for 5 with his fourth homer, 2 runs, and 2 RBI’s. Even Luis Castillo got in on the act with a big two-out single to score 2 in the sixth.

It was a good way to finish a series that started badly. The Mets are off to San Diego to begin a series tomorrow night.

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Preview: Mets at Brewers May 30, 2010

New York Mets (25-25) at   Milwaukee Breweres (21-28) 2:10 pm

R.A. Dickey (1-0 1.50) vs Randy Wolf (4-4 4.52)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets try to avoid the sweep in Milwaukee this afternoon against the Brewers new $30 million starter Randy Wolf. The Mets need Dickey to keep the magic going in his third start. He’s only given up 2 runs over 12 innings in his first two starts. The Mets also need him to go longer than the 6 IP he’s done in each prior start after blowing out the bullpen yesterday when Fernando Nieve imploded.

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Mets 8 – Phillies 0 May 25, 2010

Mets starting pitcher Dickey throws against the Nationals during the first inning of their MLB National League game in Washington

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsThe Mets won their third straight tonight behind big-time pitching from R.A. Dickey and Raul Valdes. Dickey went 6 shutout innings getting out of trouble several times with the Phillies threatening. Valdes came in and threw 3 shutout relief innings. He’s really shown something this season out of the bullpen. Tonight’s game brought his ERA down to 2.86. You won’t get better than that for a long man in the bullpen.

The offense was really consistent throughout the game. The Mets were scoring single runs until they scored 3 in the eighth. The big story on offense was Jose Reyes, who went 3 for 5 with 3 runs and 2 stolen bases. It was like watching the Reyes of two or three years ago. Also Jeff Francoeur finally came alive going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

The Mets seem to have stabilized with Oliver Perez and John Maine out of the rotation.

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Preview: Phillies at Mets May 25, 2010

Philadelphia Phillies (26-17) at (New York Mets (22-23)   7:10 pm

Jamie Moyer (5-3 4.30) vs R.A. Dickey (0-0 3.00)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Phillies come to town after losing two of three at home to the Red Sox. The Phils have won 5 of the 8 games Moyer started this season including a start in Philly against the Mets on May 2nd. In his career, he’s 9-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 23 starts against the Mets. Dickey made his first start against the Nationals on May 19th and it was decent. He went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER. We just have to hope that he can have some consistency in his starts. Over Dickey’s career, right-handed batters have hit him much harder than lefties (.322 BA to .263). Maybe he’ll be able to keep the Phillies’ big lefties down for a while.

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Nationals 5 – Mets 3 May 19, 2010

Mets hitter Pagan celebrates his home run against the Nationals during the fourth inning of their MLB National League game in Washington

http://cdn.pis.picapp.com/IamProd/PicAppPIS/JavaScript/PisV4.jsThe Mets got a quality start from knuckleballer R.A. Dickey who went 6 IP and gave up 2 ER’s. He did pretty well for himself throwing 96 pitches and looked like he could have gone further in the game. The bullpen couldn’t hold on with Raul Valdes and the tired Fernando Nieve giving up 3 runs between them.

The offense was pretty weak again with the Mets only getting 5 hits as a team. One was an inside the park home run by Angel Pagan.

Pagan seems to be one of the only guys going out to make plays on a daily basis. He also started a triple play in the fifth. It was partially due to some poor work by the umpires. They were slow to make a call on whether Pagan caught a shoestring catch and that left the base runners hanging.

The Mets look pretty lifeless and feels more and more like watching the 2009 Mets.

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