October 19, 2006 |
The New York Mets got everything they needed last night: clutch starting pitching, solid relief work, electricity at the top of their batting order, and maniacal support from the home crowd. All this led to what the Mets needed most, a season-saving victory in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. With rookie John Maine delivering 5 1/3 shutout innings and Jose Reyes clouting a tone-setting, leadoff homer in the first, the Mets posted a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first Game 6 of a postseason series played at Shea Stadium since the night the ball rolled through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series.
May 1, 2009
Tonight at 7:05 New York RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-0, 6.32 ERA) vs. RHP Chan Ho Park (0-0, 7.18). Tomorrow at 3:40 p.m. New York LHP Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.31) vs. LHP Jamie Moyer (3-1, 5.09). Sunday at 1:35 p.m. New York RHP John Maine (1-2, 5.40) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (0-2, 8.41).
January 13, 2011 |
Don't reserve a parking spot for righthander John Maine in the players' lot at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., just yet. Agent Rex Gary acknowledged he's spoken to the Phillies about the 29-year-old who became a free agent when the Mets failed to offer him arbitration, but indicated that at least 15 teams have expressed some degree of interest and downplayed the notion that the defending National League East champions have separated themselves...
August 26, 2008 |
Carlos Delgado dived to snatch a sharp grounder to first base, slapped the bag with his bare hand and immediately looked home. He was hoping to help Mike Pelfrey one more time. "I was thinking I could cut off the run at home plate to protect that shutout," Delgado said. "Great performance by Pelfrey tonight. " The ninth-inning run scored, but it hardly mattered because Delgado was on his game, too. He hit a pair of three-run homers and helped turn three doubleplays as Pelfrey pitched his second straight complete game to give the New York Mets a 9-1 victory over visiting Houston last night.
January 31, 2009 |
U.S. Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Ted Poe are urging the Obama administration to demand that Citigroup drop its $400 million, 20-year naming rights deal for Citi Field, the New York Mets' new stadium scheduled to open in April, because of $45 billion the bank received in government aid. "At Citigroup, 50,000 people will lose their jobs. Yet in the boardroom of Citigroup, spending $400 million to put a name on stadium seems like a good idea," said Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat. Citigroup reached its agreement with the Mets 3 years ago. It is among several American banks that have received financial assistance from the federal government in recent months.
April 19, 2007 |
John Maine's no-hit bid ended like every other one for the New York Mets - with a hit. Miguel Cabrera's sharp single to start the seventh inning spoiled Maine's attempt to become the first Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter, and they settled for a 9-2 victory last night over the host Florida Marlins. The Mets scored four times before Dontrelle Willis retired a batter, and Maine (2-0) allowed only two hits and two runs in seven innings. Maine said he never thought about a no-hitter.
July 21, 2008 |
The all-star break apparently didn't agree with Cole Hamels. The lefthander, pitching on six days' rest instead of the customary four, surrendered a pair of solo home runs in yesterday's 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Florida Marlins. Both homers, a fourth-inning shot by Jeremy Hermida and a game-tying, eighth-inning blow by Cody Ross, came on poorly located fastballs. Hamels said precise location of his fastball was vital yesterday because the pitch lacked its usual zip. He blamed that on the extended rest he got over the all-star break.
June 27, 2009 |
Job description Speaking in front of the National Press Club in Washington, Stan Kasten, the president of baseball's worst team, the Nationals, said: "I'm currently in my 'village idiot' phase in Washington. Until we see the record on the field, it's easy to be critical, it's easy to be impatient. I totally understand it. " Kasten has a track record of success. He helped rebuild the Atlanta Braves 20 years ago, and he wants to follow the same blueprint for the Nats and structure the team around a young pitching staff.