March 23, 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla. - By the end of the drip, drip day, it was hard to figure who seemed more badgered. The just-released second baseman whose already-damaged reputation took another hit with his late arrival yesterday. Or the manager who seemed to view his arrival as a cruel joke to his open prayer for help in the three and five holes. "If it was me?" Charlie Manuel said, finally. "I would have been here 2 days ago. But it's not me. " No, it most definitely is not. By reputation, Luis Castillo is everything Charlie never was: a well-paid, aging star showing signs of spoil in both his game and his attitude.
May 4, 1996 |
Run-scoring doubles by Chris Cliapinski and Luis Castillo keyed a three-run seventh as Portland came from behind to beat Reading, 10-8. TRENTON 12, BINGHAMTON 7 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Walt McKeel had three RBIs and scored four runs and Lou Merloni added three more RBIs as the Thunder rallied past the Mets. WILMINGTON 4, FREDERICK 3
June 15, 2009
For eight innings, the story of Friday's game was a great pitchers' duel, with Joe Blanton holding the dangerous Red Sox to two runs on two solo homers, and Jon Lester flat-out dominating the Phillies. Until the bottom of the ninth, when Ryan Howard hit a titanic blast into the right-field seats, tying the game at 2-2 and sending the contest to extras. Then, in the bottom of the 11th, with two outs, Greg Dobbs hit what could have been a home run over the right-field foul pole.
May 24, 2010 |
Jason Bay homered twice off an ineffective CC Sabathia, and the New York Mets held off the slumping New York Yankees last night at Citi Field, 6-4, behind Johan Santana's stellar pitching. Shut down nearly all night by Santana, the Yankees rallied for three runs in the ninth inning before Francisco Rodriguez struck out Alex Rodriguez on a 3-2 breaking ball with runners at the corners to end it. Mets second baseman Alex Cora, a late addition to the lineup because Luis Castillo has a sore foot, got the offense started with a two-run single in a four-run second inning and the Mets took two of three at home for their first Subway Series victory since a rain-shortened, two-game sweep at old Yankee Stadium in May 2008.
November 7, 2003 |
A man was arrested on a homicide charge last night in the death of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Dernell Stenson, and police in Chandler, Ariz., said they were seeking a second suspect. Reginald Riddle also was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, Chandler police said. Early Wednesday, Stenson's body was found in a street in a residential neighborhood in the Phoenix suburb. He had been shot, then run over and apparently dragged some distance by his own SUV. Riddle, originally from Illinois, is the half brother of Kevin Riddle, 43, who was found driving Stenson's SUV about 2 hours after the body was found.
September 18, 2001 |
This wasn't a playoff game, or one that had a major effect on any division race. It didn't matter - to the New York Mets, it was a game they could not lose, not with a traumatized city desperate for something to cheer about. Rey Ordonez's RBI single started a three-run ninth inning, and the Mets returned from their trying and troubling week off to beat host Pittsburgh, 4-1, last night. Getting the win was John Franco (6-2), a native New Yorker and the Mets player probably most personally affected by last week's terrorist attacks.
April 28, 2010 |
Johan Santana pitched six shutout innings in Game 1 and David Wright had four RBI in the nightcap as the New York Mets swept the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in a doubleheader yesterday. In the opener, Jason Bay homered and Luis Castillo hit a two-run single to back another stingy outing by Santana (3-1) as the Mets won, 4-0. In the nightcap, Ike Davis complemented Wright's performance with three RBI to lead the Mets to 10-5 win. In other news, Dodgers manager Joe Torre said righthander Vicente Padilla won't throw for at least a week to 10 days and there is no timetable for his return.
March 24, 2011 |
No. 2 is No. 1 in jersey sales He may be fighting for his leadoff spot in Joe Girardi's lineup, but Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter still sells more replica jerseys that anyone in Major League Baseball. Twins catcher Joe Mauer, winner of three AL batting titles, is second. Then came a Philadelphia Murderer's Row: Roy Halladay, Chase Utley, and Cliff Lee. Ryan Howard was 18th. No other team had four players in the 20 best-sellers. To no one's surprise, the media darling Yankees and Red Sox were the top licensed merchandise sellers in 2010.
August 11, 2007 |
Billy Wagner barely got out of trouble in his previous outing. Not this time. Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run double off Wagner in the ninth inning last night and visiting Florida rallied past the New York Mets, 4-3. "Just one of those nights where I didn't make the pitches," Wagner said. "I was trying to go up and in. It was probably more middle. I'm just not locating very well. " Carlos Beltran hit a three-run homer in his return from the disabled list, giving the Mets the 3-2 lead they handed to Wagner (1-1)
August 24, 2007 |
Adrian Gonzalez homered in the 10th inning and the visiting San Diego Padres outlasted the New York Mets, 9-8, last night in a wild game that included blown saves by Billy Wagner and Trevor Hoffman. The Padres took two of three from the NL East leaders and increased their wild-card lead to two games over the Phillies. Wagner and Hoffman, two of baseball's best closers, both struggled all series. Wagner blew one save chance and gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning Tuesday before New York rallied to win. Hoffman blew two saves, sandwiched around a successful conversion Wednesday night.