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Another Potential Honorary Member of The Injury Corps.

Per our boy adam rubin:


Church to see team doctors tomorrow

May 24, 2009

Ryan Church will be examined by team doctors in New York on Monday, and hopes to get a definitive idea of what’s ailing him and whether he will need to go to the disabled list.

Church has yet to receive an MRI of his troublesome right hamstring, and wants to get the image taken so he can learn if he has a tear. Church’s hamstring problems had caused his hip and back to get out of whack, but that’s been corrected with chiropractic work, so the focus is back on the hamstring muscle. Church doesn’t know if realigning his body has just put stress on the hamstring or there’s something more wrong.

“After last year, let’s just find out what it is and deal with it,” said Church, who did not participate in batting practice with teammates.

A DL stint, if it occurs, is the type of scenario that could result in top prospect Fernando Martinez being promoted from Triple-A Buffalo.


And let appropriatly the s&&& hit the fan. The Majority of the people on the DL are met starters, two of which are very big contributors to the met offense. With this news of churchy possibly joining that list, would that give the opening Fmart needs to join the show? Some would argue though that with pagan/reed/beltran/tatis/sheffield able to play the outfield, another one would be unneccesary and there is some merrit in that arguement. Especially from what we saw out of ramon two nights ago(he did better yesterday by all accounts). The mets may be better served by an IF as this rey rey saga continues. The question becomes however, will this kid(Fmart) give you the offense that he has been totally hyped to be able to produce? If thats the case would promoting him up now be moving him too quickly, especially if he does not succeed right away? Will failue hurt his ego and trade value? Alot more questions than answers as Omar Minaya has definatly had to earn his paycheck so far and is being put to his hardest test in his tenure here. What do you do omar…what do you do.

On a lighter note on rey rey gate(per adam rubin)

Manuel: Reyes could be back Monday

May 24, 2009

Jerry Manuel predicted Jose Reyes “possibly” could return Monday, when the Mets open a home stand. Reyes plans to test his calf running Sunday for the first time.


Got Some Cleaning To Do

Mets at Red Sox: Game 3 Preview






























New York Mets
Name Injury Status
, RF
Sore left hamstring day-to-day
, 2B
Torn right thumb ligament on 15-day DL
, 1B
Right hip impingement on 15-day DL
, P
Right patellar tendinitis on 15-day DL
, SS
Right calf tendinitis day-to-day
, SS
Right calf stiffness day-to-day
, P
Back spasms day-to-day
, C
Strained back muscle on 15-day DL
, P
Left elbow surgery – out for season on 15-day DL

Add Carlos Beltran to that list as well.  I would assume he would be playing in CF if the DH were not available.  That’s some list.

Coming soon…the Sequel

One of these gentlemen is trying to get his old job back
One of these gentlemen is trying to get his old job back

bald-eagle-headMet play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen said last night during the 2nd inning, seven innings prior to Omir Santos‘ dramatic game-winning home run, that Brian Schneider’s return is imminent.  Cohen stated that it was likely the recovering catcher would be activated “during the Mets’ next homestand.”

How should the Mets handle his return to the roster?  Baseball insider Ken Davidoff shares his opinion in his ‘Sunday Reading’ today.  What’s yours?

Can ANYONE Play This Game?

Pinch hitter Deluxe by Williams by baseballart.


This season the Mets have been accused of not being clutch, gritty, having heart, balls, you name it.  When actually it’s ONE spot in the order separating us from the elite.  So you want the Mets to win?  Find us a 6 hitter.  Maybe DeRosa is the answer, Nick Johnson, who knows.  But if this is our #6 hitter and Wright is our #5, Wright may be treated like Bonds on his Mega Man Pills.

















































































































































A Pair Of Stunners


On saturday night, both NY teams came back to beat some of the most dominant closers in the game. For the Yanks they had to do battle against Brad Lidge. Brad has not had the same success as last year but the guy is still lights out(for the most part). Brad was 8/9 in save opps going into the Yankee game and was given a 2 run lead to protect. Arod had  something to say about that and greated him with his second blown save of the year by slamming a 2 run homerun at Yankee Stadium(shocker). Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera put the final nail in the coffin to complete the comeback with a walk of single by the milk man. A little bit up north, the Mets were faced with a simliar challenge. Their challenge..The Pap. Now Papelbon was a perfect 11/11 in saves opps going into the Met game and was asked to hold a 1 run lead…obviously nobody told Omir this ;p. In the bottom of the ninth, Gary got himself on base(as usual) via walk. Two outs later, Omir steps up to the plate and hits a (reviewed) HR off the green monster that put the Mets up by 1. JJ came in and closed the door. I guess for one night only at least, the Mets and Yanks can find a common ground and work together to get the job done. Papelbon was quoted as saying that he loves interleague play..wonder if he loves it now as the Mets are the only team so far to hand Pap a blown save. A shout out also goes to Joe Maddon for just kicking the crap out of the Marlins this weekend.

Uh oh! KRod ‘collapses’ in pain from back spasms.


According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Francisco Rodriguez is out indefinitely due to lower back spasms.
K-Rod collapsed outside the clubhouse from the pain and was seen tearing up as a stretcher was called for. He has taken on a hefty workload in New York this season and it’s obviously affecting him physically. J.J. Putz picked up his second save Saturday night and is likely to fill in should there be a save situation over the next few days. If Rodriguez requires a stint on the disabled list, Putz would obviously take on a ton of value. May. 23 – 10:34 pm et
Source: New York Post



Post game: New York Mets 3, Boston Red Sox 2


New York Future Star indeed!

At least for one night, as unlikely hero Omir Santos scraped the top of the green monster with a fly ball double that, after replay review, was ruled a two-run homer which gave the Mets a 3-2 lead.  Santos now has 15 RBI in 63 AB.

J.J. Putz then came on to close the game out, and while the television cameras searched futilely for any sign of Met closer Francisco Rodriguez in the ballpark, Putz’s 97 mph fastballs proved too much for the Red Sox and the Mets now find themselves on the verge of a series sweep, after having been swept out of Los Angeles.

simpsons-the-doh-4900579Josh Beckett got in Mike Lowell’s way on a Gary Sheffield foul pop up, and the ball fell to the ground extending Sheffield’s at bat.  Shortly thereafter Sheffield hit an RBI single, plating Carlos Beltran from second base and the Mets had an early 1-0 lead.

duel-cats1Mike Pelfrey promptly gave the lead away, giving up a two-run single to Kevin Youkilis in the bottom of the first inning.  No more runs would score until the top of the 9th.  Beckett recovered from Sheffield’s RBI single in the first to retire twelve straight batters.  He allowed only 4 more baserunners before leaving after 8 innings.  Pelfrey matched Beckett until he left after the 7th, and Pedro Feliciano not wanting to be embarrassed threw a scoreless 8th himself.  That set up the 9th inning drama.

legoredsoxJonathan Papelbon came on for the save but walked Sheffield to start the 9th.  Two strikeouts later, Omir Santos stepped up to the plate and carved his place in the hearts and minds of Met fans everywhere, but especially those that made the trip to Fenway.

Marlins Mets BaseballWhen summoned to pitch the 8th inning in his normal set up role, J.J. Putz often looks like this.  But when called upon in a save situation, his adrenaline flows and he makes it happen.  Unlike Papelbon, he overcame a leadoff walk and despite the scary line drive off the bat of J.D. Drew which was caught in right field, he finished off the Red Sox for his second save as a Met.

neil diamondWarm,

touchin’ warm,

reachin’ out,

touchin’ me, touchin’ you.

Ugh.  You guys can keep it.

Box score courtesy of

NY Mets
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
D. Murphy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .248
A. Pagan rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .316
C. Beltran dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .364
G. Sheffield lf 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .260
D. Wright 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .353
J. Reed cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .317
O. Santos c 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .270
R. Martinez ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .100
L. Castillo 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Totals 33 3 6 3 2 7 9
HR – O Santos (2, 9th inning off J Papelbon 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI – G Sheffield (10), O Santos 2 (15).
2-out RBI – G Sheffield, O Santos 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – L Castillo 1, D Murphy 1.
Team LOB – 5.
Base Running
SB – R Martinez (1, 2nd base off J Beckett/J Varitek).
DP – 1 (L Castillo-R Martinez-D Murphy).
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
J. Ellsbury cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .298
D. Pedroia 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .327
D. Ortiz dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 .201
K. Youkilis 1b 3 0 1 2 1 0 1 .388
J. Bay lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .287
J.D. Drew rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250
M. Lowell 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
J. Varitek c 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .248
N. Green ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .303
Totals 32 2 6 2 2 7 12
RBI – K Youkilis 2 (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Ortiz 1.
GIDP – N Green.
Team LOB – 5.
Base Running
SB – J Ellsbury (18, 3rd base off M Pelfrey/O Santos), D Pedroia (5, 2nd base off M Pelfrey/O Santos).
E – J Beckett (1, throw).
NY Mets
M. Pelfrey 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 4.31
P. Feliciano (W, 1-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.65
J.J. Putz (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.75
J. Beckett 8.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 5.01
J. Papelbon (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 1.80
Pitches-strikes – M Pelfrey 111-70; P Feliciano 13-8; J Putz 15-9; J Beckett 117-78; J Papelbon 15-9.
Ground balls-fly balls – M Pelfrey 12-3; P Feliciano 1-1; J Putz 2-1; J Beckett 8-11; J Papelbon 0-1.
Batters faced – M Pelfrey 27; P Feliciano 3; J Putz 4; J Beckett 30; J Papelbon 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Joe West. 1B–Ed Rapuano. 2B–Chad Fairchild. 3B–Paul Nauert.
Time: 2:49. (Plus unknown delay totaling 0 minutes in the 9th).
Attendance: 37,871.
Weather: 55 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, right to left.