July 28, 2010 |
Mets play minus their skipper Unless he was wearing a disguise, a ploy used by Bobby Valentine in 1999, New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel missed Tuesday night's game against St. Louis while serving a one-game suspension. Bench coach Dave Jauss filled in for Manuel, who also was fined an undisclosed amount after his ejection from Friday night's game in Los Angeles as he argued a call by first-base umpire Doug Eddings. Luis Castillo had been called out at first, though replays showed Castillo's foot was on the bag before the throw from Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal reached James Loney's glove.
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.
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.
August 6, 2009 |
Jonathon Niese wound up doing the splits while trying to cover first base, went to the mound to throw a practice pitch and collapsed in pain from a season-ending hamstring tear. Another game, another injury for the New York Mets. Nelson Figueroa came in and shut down St. Louis for 4 1/3 innings and boosted the offense with a two-run triple in a 9-0 victory yesterday over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. By the end of the game, Niese was at a hospital. "An MRI this afternoon revealed a complete tear of the right upper hamstring tendon from the bone," the Mets said in a statement.
July 13, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Dodgers played with Manny and without him, and still finished the first half of the season with the best record in baseball. So what is Joe Torre's grade of his group at the All-Star break? "Incomplete," the manager said. "That's the only thing I can give it at this point because the back half, just like in golf on the back nine, is the toughest one to play. We're going to have to go out there and continue to live up to ourselves. " Yesterday, the visiting Dodgers got two homers from All-Star Orlando Hudson and Clayton Kershaw won his fifth consecutive road start in a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
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.
April 16, 2009 |
Oliver Perez rebounded from a rough season and got the New York Mets its first-ever win at Citi Field. After a brutal outing in Cincinnati last week, Perez (1-1) allowed one run and three hits in six innings in a 7-2 win over visiting San Diego. The often-erratic lefty walked only two and struck out four. Carlos Delgado homered and Perez pitched six smooth innings to help New York end San Diego's five-game winning streak. The Padres spoiled Monday night's opener at the $800 million ballpark with a 6-5 victory over the mistake-prone Mets.
April 13, 2009 |
Josh Johnson lost his no-hit bid in the sixth inning, shortly after a heckling New York Mets fan made him laugh. Things became more serious when he lost his shutout with two outs in the ninth. But he was determined not to lose the game, and he didn't. Johnson persevered through a shaky finish to close out a five-hitter yesterday, and host Florida scored two unearned runs off Johan Santana in a 2-1 victory over the Mets. "I said before the game I was going to go eight or nine innings," Johnson said.