Posts Tagged ‘Bobby Parnell’

September 6th, 2011

Nick Evans has had a great couple of weeks, and his play may have cemented him a spot on the 2012 roster.

In a game that ended 6 hours after it was scheduled to start, the Mets scored 3 runs in the 12th inning and defeated the Marlins 7-4 in front of roughly 85 people at Sun Life Stadium. Nick Evans scorched his 3rd go-ahead RBI hit of the night in that 12th to give the Mets the lead for good, Jose Reyes added a run scoring single, and Lucas Duda walked with the bases loaded for insurance.

Josh Stinson came in to finish the job and did so without a sweat, mowing down the Fish 1-2-3 for his first career Major League save. Stinson made it look easy what Bobby Parnell failed miserably trying to do.

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August 23rd, 2011

If the Phillies are the bar the Mets must measure themselves against, then right now that bar is about 50 stories high. The 4-time defending division champs, headed for a 5th straight crown, blasted the Mets from a 2nd straight night and when the dust settled they had a punishing 9-4 win.

Jon Niese was terrible, and just like Dillon Gee did in the 1st game he never gave his team a chance. Niese allowed 2 homeruns in the 3rd inning to break a scoreless tie, as Shane Victorino (my least favorite Phillie of them all) hit a solo shot and John Mayberry Jr. outdid him with a 3-run bomb. Philly added a run in the 4th to make it 5-0, and then broke it completely open in the 5th.

A once very good season for Jon Niese has quickly unraveled into a mediocre one.

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August 10th, 2011

There were no magical heroics Wednesday night at Citi Field. A comeback win was not in the cards. Instead of celebrations and cream pies the Mets were left shaking their heads after their 9-5 loss to the Padres, and they had no one to blame but themselves.

A bad outing from starter R.A. Dickey, failed clutch hitting, and a total lack of fundamentals all doomed the Mets, as the Padres led from start to finish and finally notched a win in the 4-game series.

Will Venable paced the Padres with a 4-5 effort, including a triple to lead off the game followed by the first run to make it 1-0. R.A. Dickey got pounded to the tune of 6 hits and 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. He suffered his 11th loss of the season, and raised his ERA to 3.75. There have been a lot of nights when R.A. Dickey took a loss he did not deserve. Tonight was not one of those nights, as he put the Amazins in a 5-0 lead by 8:15pm.

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July 19th, 2011

It was a game that could not have been scripted any better for the Mets. First, they got their two All-Stars back in Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran. Both of them contributed greatly, going 5-8 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. Second, Dillon Gee looked great in his first start since the break, tossing 7 solid innings and allowing just 2 runs. He earned his 9th win, and rebounded from a tough stretch before the All-Star game. Finally, Jason Isringhausen threw a 1-2-3 9th inning in his first opportunity as closer since the K-Rod trade. It was Izzy’s first save since 2008, and the 294th of his career.

Add it all up, and the Mets earned a well played 4-2 victory over the Cardinals to get back to .500.

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July 15th, 2011

The All-Star break has come and gone, and so has Francisco Rodriguez. Trading K-R0d was almost certainly the right move for Sandy Alderson to make, but in the short term it makes the Mets a worse team for the rest of THIS season. Now the Amazins will have to find a way to stay above .500 and remain on the outskirts of the wild card race without their star closer. It’s a daunting task for an already overachieving team as the second half of the season begins, and with the Phillies coming to town it gets even tougher.

Gone are the days of Frankie Rodriguez closing out games for the Mets. Can anyone step up and replace him this season?

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June 22nd, 2011

A week after the Mets lost on a game ending balk, they got their first walk-off win of the season on a hit by pitch. With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the 13th inning Brad Ziegler nipped Justin Turner in leg, ending a game more than 5 hours after it was supposed to start in the most anti-climactic of ways.

It was a day that started badly for the Mets, as they found out Ike Davis will miss several more weeks, and possibly the rest of the season. But after an hour rain delay at the start and a 4 hour game, it ended in happy fashion as the Mets found a way to even the series with the A’s. They certainly didn’t make it easy though, as Frankie Rodriguez blew his 2nsd straight save in the 9th, and the team left 15 men on base.

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June 2nd, 2011

The Mets got their biggest comeback win in 11 years as they fell behind 7-0 early, but came back and beat the Pirates 9-8 in the finale of the 4-game series.

I had a whole article written up trashing the team, saying they showed no heart after Terry Collins’ fiery speech Wednesday night, and when I wrote it all it was well deserved. Pittsburgh jumped all over Mike Pelfrey, scoring 3 runs in the 1st, 3 more in the 2nd, and another in the 3rd to make it 7-0. Neil Walker destroyed Pelf in the 2nd for a 3-run bomb off the Dunkin Donuts sign in front of Shea Bridge for a rare no-doubter at Citi Field. The fans were quiet, plastic bags were blowing all over the field, and for all intents and purposes the game was completely over. I know I for one had this one chalked up as a loss.

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May 31st, 2011

R.A. Dickey showed great heart and guts tonight, pitching a shutout for 7 innings with a tear in his plantar fascia. However, he gave up 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th, and with virtually no offense given to him he suffered the loss in a 5-1 Pirates win.

Dickey struck out a career high 10 batters, and cruised through 7 2/3. But in a flash a 1-0 lead turned into a 3-1 deficit as Josh Harrison and Neil Walker had RBI hits to change the outcome from good to bad. Bobby Parnell made his first appearance since April 19, but did not fare any better than he did back then, allowing 2 runs in the 9th to seal the game.

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