Mets 8 – Cardinals 2 July 27, 2010

New York Mets' Jeff Francoeur (C) celebrates his two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins with team-mates during the fourth inning of inter-league MLB baseball action at Citi Field in New York June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) was at the game last night so I got home too late to work on the game recap. Here’s the box score of the game for you. Big three-run homer from Jeff Francoeur and another nice start from Jon Niese were the stories of the game. Not to mention that the Mets continue their winning ways after home after getting beaten to a pulp on the west coast.

Here’s the post-game audio.

Jon Niese post-game

Jerry Manuel post-game

Carlos Beltran post-game

Preview: Cardinals at Mets July 27, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals (55-44) at New York Mets (50-48) 7:10pm

Adam Wainwright (14-5 1.94) vs Jon Niese (6-4 3.54)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Cardinals come to town after losing two of three to the Cubs. But they’ve been hot over the last couple of weeks, winning eight in a row at one point. Garcia is having an incredible rookie season but he did get hit hard by the Dodgers two starts ago. Niese has pitched really well despite the Mets losing the last three games he started. The team scored a combined four runs in those three games behind him.

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Cardinals 5 – Mets 3 April 18, 2010

Mets starting pitcher John Maine throws against the Rockies in the first inning in their MLB game in Denver Mets lose another series to the Cardinals. They haven’t won a series all season. It’s about as ugly as it can get in April. They only had 4 hits in the game and scored three runs in the third inning and one of those was unearned on Adam Wainwright’s throwing error.

Wainwright went the distance tonight only giving up the 4 hits. His opposition, John Maine, wasn’t great but looked better than he has in his previous starts. It did take him 115 pitches to get through five innings but that’s not unusual for Maine.

The goat of the game is Ryota Igarashi who gave up the game losing 2-run homer to Ryan Ludwick in the eighth inning. The Mets had to rely on Tobi Stoner to get through 2.1 IP and he did alright for a guy just in from Buffalo giving up 1 run on 3 hits and a walk. They really had no choice after last night’s marathon game blew out everyone in the bullpen.

Box score

Preview: Mets at Cardinals April 18, 2010

New York Mets (4-7) at St. Louis Cardinals (7-4) 8:05 pm

John Maine (0-1 13.50) vs. Adam Wainwright (2-0 1.20)

TV: ESPN   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Cards play the rubber game of the series on national TV tonight. It’s a huge game for the Mets because they still haven’t won a series yet this season. It’s also a huge game for Maine. He’s been awful so far and is in serious danger of losing his spot in the rotation if he has another embarrassing outing on national TV. Wainwright has been fantastic in his first two starts this season. He’s been tremendous since he went into the Cardinals rotation in 2007 posting a 48-24 career record and 3.13 ERA.

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Cardinals versus Mets – “Clash of the Titans”

The Mets and Cardinals played and epic battle on Apirl 17, 2010 over 20 innings. David Daniels writes about his own epic struggle to follow the game during the movie “Clash of the Titans”.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Cardinals vs Mets! Albert Pujols vs Johan Santana. A Titan vs a… well, Santana.

That’s about as close as you’ll get on the Mets. The classic confrontation of the unstoppable force verus the very movable but suddenly immovable Mets!

20 innings of crazy baseball which, after the 12th inning I mostly missed. Who can watch 7 hours of baseball? The game should have ended around 7pm. I had plans for 9pm to see “Clash of the Titans” so I kept my plans, as a promise is a promise.

Thanks to everyone on twitter who kept giving me updates after I couldn’t watch. Besides following @matthewcerrone and @dave_doyle I know I have @mr_met_fan updates coming straight through to my phone as well as updates from @miketino10 and @aiahrachel. Some Mets fans who crack me up, keep me updated as to the Mets score, and keep me entertained when I can’t get to a TV. I was probably the only person laughing in the middle of such a suspense filled movie. Continue reading “Cardinals versus Mets – “Clash of the Titans””

Mets 2 – Cardinals 1 April 17, 2010

Mets' Wright throws his helmet after striking out against the Cardinals in MLB game in St Louis game was so crazy I can’t even describe the whole thing without writing a novel. I’ll hit the highlights and make sure you check out the messy box score link at the bottom of the post. The game had a bunch of great defensive plays and sitting on the edge of your seat moments. If you didn’t put seven hours into watching this one, here are the highlights:

  • There wasn’t a run scored until Jeff Francoeur hit a sac fly to score Jose Reyes in the top of the 19th
  • Alex Cora had a game saving catch diving into the stands to catch a fly ball while he was playing first base, of all things
  • The Cardinals loaded the bases three times in extras without scoring
  • Of course, Yadier Molina singled home Albert Pujols in the bottom of the 19th to tie it
  • K-Rod blew the save in the 19th
  • Mike Pelfrey got the first save of his career by pitching the 20th inning
  • Two position players pitched for the Cardinals: Felipe Lopez and Jeff Mather

This game was wild. There’s usually one of these crazy games every few years. So it’s good to get it out of the way early in the season. They’ll play on national TV again tomorrow night on ESPN in the rubber game of the series.

Box score

Preview: Mets at Cardinals April 17, 2010

New York Mets (3-7) at St. Louis Cardinals (7-3) 4:10 pm

Johan Santana (1-1 4.91) vs. Jaime Garcia (1-0 1.50)

TV: FOX   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Cards start two national TV games in a row, beginning today. Santana lost his last start tot he Nationals giving up a grand slam in the first inning. He’ll certainly be looking for some redemption today. Garcia is 23 years-old and pitched an excellent game in his only other start this season against the Brewers, going 6 IP and giving up 1 ER.

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