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May 18th, 2011

Final Score: Mets 9, Rockies 5

A lot of Mets fans were cringing at the news of Ike Davis’ trip to the DL and the fact that David Wright would be sitting out this game to rest his back. It seemed like it would be another one in the loss column, but sometimes surprises come out of games with a less than stellar line up card.

Carlos Beltran went three for five in last night’s rain delayed game at Coors Field. All three of his hits were two-run blasts, two from the left side of the plate and one from the right. Oddly enough, Willie Harris was on first base for all three of those homers, getting on base with a walk the first two times and singling in the top of the ninth before Beltran’s final long ball of the evening.

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May 10th, 2011

It took nearly 4 hours, a 55 minute rain delay, and one lost first baseman, but the Mets finally beat the Colorado Rockies. Mike Pelfrey got the win, while Jason Isringhausen, Tim Byrdak and Francisco Rodriguez held it down after the rain delay to preserve the 4-3 victory.

Ike Davis and Pelfrey himself drove in 2 runs a piece to provide the offense for the Mets, but Davis had to leave the game after the 4th inning with an apparent leg injury. Troy Tulowiztki popped one up in the infield, and Davis ran into David Wright, falling to the ground in a heap. Wright made the catch, but Davis left the game limping. The Mets are saying it is a strained right calf for Davis, and they will re-evaluate him tomorrow.

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May 9th, 2011

It was just three weeks ago that the Colorado Rockies came to Flushing and embarrassed the Mets with a four game sweep that buried the Amazins in last place and put the entire fan base in a state of misery. The team has (somewhat) rebounded from that stunning domination at Citi Field, and for the most part has played .500 ball since then. Now the two teams meet again, this time in Denver, and the Mets get a shot at revenge.

Troy Tulowitzki nearly single-handedly destroyed the Mets at Citi Field in April. Hopefully things will be different at Coors Field in May.

Of course, that will not be easy. The Rockies are one of the best teams in baseball, with a solid lineup top to bottom and good starting pitching. Colorado is mired in a losing funk of late though, getting beat their last 4 games, and 7 out of 9. They now come back home, and will try to turn things around against their personal door mats, the New York Mets.

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August 12th, 2010

After the Mets wasted another gem from young Jon Niese Wednesday night, and upped their streak of not winning two in a row to 42 straight games I was just flat out angry. It was only a little more than six weeks ago that my feelings toward the 2010 squad were full of pride, enjoyment, and appreciation of a club that wasn’t quite October caliber, yet found a way to be in the thick of the race. But after an atrocious July and an equally bad start to August, it all finally came to a head with the brutal loss to Colorado. When Melvin Mora took Manny Acosta deep for a game-winning grand slam, I did my own “slamming” and bounced the remote off my couch three feet into the air in disgust. I could not take the misery anymore so I stormed into the bedroom, shut off the lights, and got ready for bed with a scowl on my face.

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August 2nd, 2010

Note: this post appears in full at http://atmajors.com/2010-articles/august/stretch-run-forecast.html

With two months left before the end of the season, we’re basically in stretch run territory. Or the dog days, or where Men Prove That They’re Men or whatever you want to call it. We’re coming pretty close to the end of the season, is what I’m saying, and given that we’re through with the trade deadline (non-waiver, of course) most teams are fairly close to having geared up as best they can. So it seems like a good time to look at how the rest of this season could play out; which teams could get hot, which teams could fade, and which teams could, however improbably, disband after what could only be called a wild scandal involving copious amounts of cocaine and Mickey Tettleton. I figured the best way to do this was with power rankings of some sort, except that I don’t actually think power rankings are all that useful, so I ended up adopting the old Simmons technique of grouping teams together based on how I expect them to play the rest of the way.

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