Posts Tagged ‘Jason Bay’

April 10th, 2012

Things could not have started better for the 2012 Mets.

The Mets have won by shutout, they have won by hitting the long ball, they have scored runs in bunches, flirted with a no-hitter, and have come back from a three-run deficit to win in walk-off fashion in the 9th inning. Add it all up and the Amazins are one more victory shy of tying their best ever start to a season (1985, 5-0).

Still, there is one thing this surprising team of home grown talent has not yet done, and that is win with yours truly in the building. That can all change tonight, as I am heading to Citi Field after work for my first Mets game of 2012.

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July 25th, 2011

The tying run was in scoring position. The winning run was on 1st. The bases were loaded with 2 outs, and the Mets held a slim 4-2 lead. The capacity crowd in Cincinnati was on its feet as Brandon Phillips tried to play hero. But the veteran closer Jason Isringhausen buckled down and struck out Phillips on 3 pitches to end the game, preserve the win for R.A. Dickey, and pick up career save number 296.

It was an entertaining game to watch from start to finish between 2 even teams. The Mets and Reds both entered the night with identical 50-51 records, and it was nothing but zeros early as a pitcher’s duel emerged between Dickey and Mike Leake.

It was a well deserved 5th win for the quirky, yet effective R.A. Dickey.

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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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June 29th, 2011

There haven’t been many times that I have been speechless with the Mets in a good way (I have been speechless over bad Mets baseball roughly 36,769 times). But after Wednesday night’s 16-9 win over Detroit it took me several minutes to even begin to think about what to write.

The Mets 16-run performance gives them a franchise record 52 in the past 4 games.

A quick recap of the game: The Mets jumped out to an 8-2 lead, picking up right where they left off last night, as their bats remained hotter than we have ever seen the franchise have. Unlike the series opener though, the Tigers fought back on Wednesday with a barrage of 5 homeruns, and pulled within 8-6 in the 6th. Miguel Cabrera had 2 of those bombs, including a 450 foot shot to left center.

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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 17th, 2011

I was supposed to write a recap of the Mets/Braves game Thursday night, and had my ideas all laid out in my head, ready to blog about an unprecedented sweep at Turner Field. A 7-3 road trip was on the horizon, and the Mets were about to be OVER the .500 mark for the first time since the opening week of the year. Even Jason Bay was hitting the ball well! I was in a great mood- there was going to been nothing but positive vibes surrounding the club for the first time in a full calendar year.

Despite falling behind 6-2 early, the Amazins battled back, and tied the game on Scott Hairston’s 3-run bomb. They later took the lead, and added an insurance run, and went into the 9th inning with a seemingly comfortable 8-6 lead.

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June 12th, 2011

It was a battle between two pitchers for most of the afternoon, with each side going through six scoreless innings until Jason Bay (of all people) drove in the go ahead run on a strange sacrifice fly double play. Both Chris Capuano and Kevin Correia pitched brilliantly, but after the Mets tacked on a run in the 7th, their offense exploded in the 8th and 9th innings, getting hit after hit all with two men out.

Mets fans know that in a two-out situation, getting one hit is rare occurence, let alone six. But that’s exactly what happened this afternoon in Pittsburgh, in the top of the 8th after Josh Thole and Ruben Tejada both flew out to start the inning. Willie Harris pinch hit for Chris Capuano, driving a single out to right field. Jose Reyes then planted a single into center, his second hit of the game. Justin Turner came in behind Jose to hit his 10th double of the season, allowing Harris to cross the plate and Reyes to head down to third. Beltran with a two-run single, Murphy with a bloop to right, and another run batted in by Angel Pagan.

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June 8th, 2011

After Ronny Paulino blasted his first homerun as a Met, a 3-run shot to left field, all signs pointed to a 4th straight Mets win. The homerun capped a 5-run inning, and the Amazins led 6-2 in the 8th. But once again the pen couldn’t hold it late, as Pedro Beato and Jason Isringhausen combined to give up 4 runs and tie the game at 6. Nyjer Morgan’s RBI double off Dale Thayer won it in the 9th, and the Brewers gave the Mets their first walk-off loss of the season, 7-6.

I am going to have nightmares of this slob crushing homeruns for the next 8 hours. Yay...

Mike Pelfrey pitched very well, tossing 6 innings and allowing just 4  hits. He gave up a line drive 2-run shot to Prince Fielder on a 3-0 pitch in the 5th that gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead, but it was the only bad mark on his report card for the night.

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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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May 29th, 2011

The Mets suffered another tough defeat, but Jose Reyes continues to shine as a bright spot on the lineup.

Nothing like blowing a lead in the 8th inning to ruin your Saturday. An RBI single from Justin Turner in the 1st and another by Jason Bay in the 3rd had the Mets off to a slim lead for most of the night. Raul Ibanez nailed a double in the 4th, scoring Chase Utley, but otherwise Mike Pelfrey seemed to have everything completely under control.

Enter the 8th inning. Pelfrey got John Mayberry to fly out, and afterward struck out pinch hitter Ross Gload. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-out single and Terry Collins decided to pull the plug on Pelfrey. Pelf threw 116 pitches.

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