Can ANYONE Play This Game?

Pinch hitter Deluxe by Williams by baseballart.

TILT?

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.

 

Split

BA

MBA

OBP

MOBP

SLG

MSLG

OPS

MOPS

TB

MTB

1st

.265

.276

.328

.355

.387

.385

.715

.740

1099

67

2nd

.279

.298

.353

.392

.429

.360

.782

.752

1150

58

3rd

.294

.323

.388

.417

.510

.540

.898

.957

1306

87

4th

.269

.333

.353

.438

.478

.562

.831

1.000

1210

86

5th

.260

.361

.340

.444

.428

.529

.768

.973

1076

82

6th

.251

.204

.335

.278

.399

.293

.734

.571

983

46

7th

.247

.263

.321

.328

.392

.395

.713

.722

947

60

8th

.257

.284

.336

.347

.381

.399

.718

.746

882

59

9th

.177

.226

.245

.282

.254

.292

.498

.574

551

40

1-2,non-P

.272

.287

.340

.373

.408

.373

.748

.746

2249

125

3-6,non-P

.269

.305

.355

.396

.454

.481

.809

.876

4574

301

7-9,non-P

.249

.276

.327

.341

.384

.402

.711

.742

2171

147

Moments In Time…

There are certain plays that will forever stay etched in you memory. On Saturday night..Omir Santos may have added one to the list of plays or moments that will stay frozen in time for Met fans. Whats great about memories is that it can be passed on from generation to generation thus never allowing them to ever be forgotten or lost to time. Here are some Met wins or plays that stay etched in my memory and hope will bring a smile on a rainy day.

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Carlos Beltran hits a walk off HR in the 16th inning vs the Phillies on May 23, 2006

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Mike Piazza’s 2 run HR over the Braves on September 21, 2001. Those runs turned out to be the game wining runs

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Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single over the Braves on October 17, 1999 in the 15 inning

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Sprinklers go off while Pedro Martinez pitched on June 2, 2005. Martinez shut down the Diamondbacks 6-1 with 9k

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Johan Santana complete game shut out of the Marlins on September 27, 2008 to keep the Mets playoff hopes alive.

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Endy Chavez catch against the Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS in the 6th inning on October 10, 2006

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David Wright walk off double off Mariano Rivera on May 19, 2006

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Omir Santos game winning 2 run HR on May 23, 2009 off Jonathan Papelbon.

A Pair Of Stunners

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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.

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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

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

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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 Yahoo.com

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
Batting
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).
Fielding
DP – 1 (L Castillo-R Martinez-D Murphy).
Boston
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
Batting
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).
Fielding
E – J Beckett (1, throw).
NY Mets
IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
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
Boston
IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
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.

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