Game Thread: Mets (22-19) vs Red Sox (25-17)

Game Time: 7:10 pm  Game Temp: 80's
Game Time: 7:10 pm
Record:4-1 Era:4.61 K:11 BB:17 WHIP:1.54
Record:4-1 Era:4.61 K:11 BB:17 WHIP:1.54

Mets Notes:

  • The New York Mets overcame more troublesome fielding to end a season-high four-game losing streak in Friday night’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox.
  • The Mets (22-19) are one of the worst defensive teams in baseball with 35 errors, and David Wright has been the biggest culprit with seven after committing 16 all last season
  • Pelfrey, who has never faced Boston, has won his only two interleague starts with both coming on the road, but he’s given up 10 runs and 16 hits in 11 innings in those contests
  • Carlos Beltran, bothered by a bruised knee, has opted to DH rather than play center field Saturday night. That means David Wright at third base and Jeremy Reed in center field.


Daniel Murphy 1b

Angel Pagan RF

Carlos Beltran DH

Gary Sheffield LF

David Wright 3B

Jeremy Reed CF

Omir Santos C

Ramon Martinez(ugh) SS

Luis Castillo 2B

Record:4-2 Era:5.85 K:46 BB:23 WHIP:1.66
Record:4-2 Era:5.85 K:46 BB:23 WHIP:1.66

Red Sox Notes:

  • The Mets will attempt to beat Boston ace Josh Beckett for only the third time in 14 tries Saturday night when the teams play the middle game of their interleague set at Fenway Park.
  • The right-hander is 6-2 with a 2.50 ERA in 13 career starts against the Mets – all but one outing coming with NL East rival Florida. He hasn’t lost to them since pitching for the Marlins on April 15, 2005, and is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in four starts since. He last faced them at New York on June 28, 2006, leading the Red Sox to a 10-2 win.
  • Beckett has been solid of late, going 2-0 with a 3.79 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 19 innings over his last three starts. He’ll attempt to help Boston win for the fourth time in five games.
  • Beckett labored through a season-high 120 pitches over seven innings last Saturday, yielding three runs and four hits while striking out five, walking three and hitting another batter in a 5-3 win at Seattle


Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Kevin Youkilis 1B

Jason Bay LF

J.D. Drew RF

Mike Lowell 3B

Jason Varitek C

Nick Green SS


119 thoughts on “Game Thread: Mets (22-19) vs Red Sox (25-17)”

  1. And the ballgame is OVER!
    They did it! They pulled it out of their hat.

    Ramon ‘gold glover’ SS !!

    1. Meant to say ‘instant replay’….

      But reply is nice too. You can’t reply on my lame blog as we all know.!!

  2. Grave: I only feel a little sorry that you have to re-write the post game ending – lol.
    Can’t wait to read it and see the graphics chosen to go along with this great win!

  3. Frankie down with some ‘serious’ back spasms – per Jerry on the post game show.

    NO……please, no.

    1. and he continues….Frankie was in rough shape right after batting practice. Said he could barely walk. Doesn’t know what his history is with back spasms.
      Jerry didn’t know where he’s at right now.

  4. lol, yeah

    Lets just hope it is nothing serious. We cant afford to lose him or have him become unreliable.

    Man this season is killing me, the injuries wont stop…

    1. Uh, no. And I was one of the ones saying if we had to give up anyone for a trade, as much as I’d hate it, keep Parnell and trade Putz.

      I take it back. Keep them both. Don’t know what I was thinking after that nightmare that was our BP last year. I have to claim temporary insanity.

  5. Cripes what is it with injuries with this team? Please let KRod be OK.

    Howie said on the radio that a Mets fan sitting atop the Green Monster was pointing to where Santos’s HR ball landed, when the umps were conferring. Didn’t one of the creators of this site go to the game tonite? Maybe it was him!

  6. Have some experience with severe backs spasms myself stemming from an ‘unstable’ spine..

    They are not fun. Sometimes, if you catch it early, you can work it out fairly quickly. Sometimes, they’re so bad, you can’t move for days.

    I hope it’s the former. He’s such an important piece of this puzzle.

    And Bobby O. talking about back spasms now. He says the same thing. He’s had them before, depends on the severity of the particular episode. And even after they let up, you’re sore for awhile. Yup, spoken like someone who has been there, done that and worn that tee shirt…..

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