Tagged: Carlos Delgado

Delgado, Putz, F-Mart and MLBlogs

Mets GM Omar Minaya said today that the Mets will wait until Saturday or Sunday to make a decision on if Carlos Delgado will go on the DL. Acording to MetsblogSI.com‘s Jon Heyman has said on his twitter feed that Carlos Delgado is now feeling better after getting some medical treatment. 
Heyman also said that the Mets won’t promote top prospect Fernando Martinez until at least June.
GM Minaya also said that a MRI on J.J. Putz said that he has inflammation in the back of his elbow. Metsblog said that Putz was in a hospital in New York today but he then went to San Fransico for tonight’s game against the Giants. The Mets have not said that he would play or wouldn’t play tonight. …update 6:39 PM: Adam Rubin of the Daily News is saying that Putz will be out for at least 2 days.
Putz has been really struggling after giving up a run last night. Putz has a ERA of 4.05 over the season.

                                                                                                                                        

Also on a completely unrelated note I don’t get why MLBlogs is making such a big deal about the June draft. It isn’t that soon and the MLB draft isn’t really that big. 1st round picks sometimes never make it to the majors and late round picks sometimes turn out to be all-stars. It really is very different then it is in the NBA and NFL.

If you haven’t guessed on today’s trivia 
then you can find it here.

Postgame: Pirates 3 at Mets 7 (Game 1)

Last night the Mets extended there 4 game win streak to 5 games as they beat the Pirates at Citi Field by a score of 7-3.

W- Bobby Parnell (1-0)
L – Tyler Yates (0-2)
Box Score/Recap:

At the Plate:
  • The Mets broke the 2-2 tie in the 8th by scoring 5 runs.
  • In the 8th, Reyes led off with a single. Then Castillo walked on 4 pitches. Then Beltran singled to score Reyes to take the lead. Then Delgado hit a 3 run homer. Then Wright gets out but Murphy doubles and Santos drives him in.
  • Every Met (including the pitcher Jonathan Niese) had at least one hit other then David Wright.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

On the Mound:
  • Jonathan Niese started and pitched well through 6. Here was his line: 
    IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    J Niese 6.0 7 2 2 0 5 0 95-67 3.00

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Sean Green and Ken Takahashi combined to pitch a good 7th.
  • Bobby Parnell pitched a good 8th and got the win.
  • Then in the 9th with a 5 run lead J.J. Putz put himself into trouble but got out of it with only 1 run allowed.
Player of Game:
Carlos Delgado for hitting 3 for 4 and a home run.
Up Next:
Today at 1 PM the Mets will play the Pirates at Citi Field with John Maine on the mound. I am going to live blog it so come back for that at 1.

Postgame: Mets 5 at Phillies 6 (Game 2)

Today the Mets lost in 10 innings at Citizen’s Bank Park to the Phillies by a score of 6-5.

W- Jack Taschner (1-0)
L – Sean Green (0-2)
Box Score/Recap:

At the Plate:
  • Daniel Murphy was 1 for 2 with a home run.
  • Ramon Castro followed his home run with one of his own and was 2 for 3 but was taken out as Omir Santo pinch ran for him.
  • Carlos Delgado was a pinch hitter and walked so it doesn’t look like he will be going to the DL. After Delgado walked they had pitcher John Maine pinch run for him so he must really not be able to run the bases since they brought a pitcher in to run for him.
On the Mound:
  • Bad Ollie showed up and went only 2 and 1/3 innings before being taken out. Hre was his line: 
    IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    O Perez 2.1 5 4 4 6 2 0 77-36 9.97

  • Ken Takahashi relived him and went 2 and 2/3 innings giving up no runs.
  • Pedro Feliciano then came in and blew the 5-4 lead when he gave up a solo homer to Raul Ibanez.
  • Bobby Parnell then pitched a very good inning and J.J. Putz then threw 2 good innings.
  • In the 10th the Mets brought in Sean Green who put runners on 1st and 2nd with on out. Then got a strikeout. Then a walk to load the bases. Then he went down in the count 2-1 to Shane Victorino. Got him to swing at one in the dirt to even up the count. Then he threw one way outside and then he blew the game, giving up ball 4 high with the bases loaded, so the Mets lose.
My Opinion:
I thought that we would get a good outing from Ollie but was wrong. Now he might be sent to the minors to work on stuff. If I was the Mets I would sent him to Bufffalo for 2 or 3 starts and tell him that you will come back if you pitch well in Buffalo. Clear your head and start winning games again.

Player of Game: Raul Ibanez for tying te game in the 6th with his homer. He was 2 for 4.
Met of Game: Ken Takahashi for keeping the Mets in the game when Ollie couldn’t pitch.
Up Next:
The rubber game will be tomorrow. John Maine vs. Joe Blanton at 1 PM. The Mets will try to win their first series finale this year.

Lineups

On Wednesday, manager Jerry Manual made a interesting move in batting Daniel Murphy 3rd with Carlos Delgado hurt. Wednesday’s lineup was this:

Lineup Card
Reyes
Cora
Murphy
Beltran
Wright
Church
Tatis
Castro
Santana
Tonight the only difference is that Omir Santos is starting in place of Ramon Castro and that Mike Pelfrey is pitching. Jerry really doesn’t like Castro because Santos is catching every game except day games after night games like in Wednesday’s case. 
I don’t like Murphy batting 2nd. As much of a Murphy fan I am, I like him in the 2 hole. Here is what I would do:

Reyes
Murphy
Wright or Beltan
(The other one)
Church
Tatis
Santos
Cora
Pelfrey
I want Murphy batting 2nd. Wright and Beltan batting 3 and 4 not 4 and 5. Then move everyone else up and bat Cora 8th. You can comment on what you think of this lineup and what you would do.

Postgame: Brewers 4 at Mets 5 (Game 1)

Today the Mets won in dramatic fashion against the Brewers at Citi Field.

W- J.J. Putz (1-0)
L – Seth McClung (0-1)
Box Score/Recap

At the Plate:
  • The Mets scored 3 runs in the first inning.
  • Gary Sheffield hit home run number 500 in his career and was the first Mets player to ever hit their 500th career home run in a Mets uniform.
  • In the 9th, Carlos Delgado leads off with a double. Then Carlos Beltran strikes out. Then Ryan Church is intentionally walked which brings up the catcher, Omir Santos, who came in when they pinch hit for Castro due to Schnieder going on the DL. Santos hits a ground ball so lightly hit that it isn’t a double play.
  • Then Luis Castillo comes up and hits a infield hit to J.J. Hardy and Delgado scores.
On the Mound:
  • Livan Hernandez was great the first time through the order but ran into trouble in the 5th and 6th. He gave up 4 runs through 5+.
  • The bullpen didn’t give up a run after that.
  • It only took J.J. Putz, 11 pitches to get through the 9th and earn the win.
My Thoughts:
I am not a big fan of Sheffield but congratulations on home run 500. I wasn’t expecting it so soon and it was very clutch Gary. Luis Castillo is starting to come back. He was doing what he should be doing in the 9th. Slap it the other way.

Player of Game:
The Player of Game goes to Gary Sheffield for being the first Mets player to reach 500 home runs as a Met. 
Up Next:
Tomorrow the Mets will play the Brewers at 1:10.

Pregame: Brewers at Mets (Series Opener)

Today the Mets (4-5, 4th in NL East) will be hosting the Milwaukee Brewers (3-6, T-Last in NL Central) at 7:10 at Citi Field.

The Lineup:
Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Delgado, 1B
Carlos Beltran, CF
Ryan Church, RF
Ramon Castro, C
Luis Castillo, 2B
Livan Hernandez, RHP
vs. Dave Bush, RHP

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