Tagged: Citi Field

Postgame: Nationals 8 at Mets 1 (Fail to Sweep)

The Mets today yet again failed to sweep their series as they lost to the Nationals 8-1 at Citi Field.

(This will not be a normal postgame report)

I was at the game and Ollie was not good butmy prediction is that he will do amazing next start in Phillie.
Ollie will make his next start on Friday against the Phillies, a team that Ollie has done really well against. Ollie only gave up 1 earned run against the Phillies last year.
Also some of the scoreboards broke. The strip scoreboard in left field that people were putting K-cards on last Friday was broken. (I guess the security people were right about it braking.) Then during the game the center field big scoreboard went completely off for about the first 2 innings of the game. Then it went on but there was a big strip of black in the middle so you couldn’t read anything on it. Then they put the Mets logo up so it wouldn’t be wasted. THen  the scoreboard tarted to work again but there was one black dot in the middle. The Mets then put the regular stuff on the scoreboard with that black dot there. Then it was all fixed for the rest of the game but by that time the Mets were completely out of it.
You would think this is a old stadium with all of this happening but Citi Field is brand new this year.
Also during the game the Mets had Casey Fossum pitch 2 1/3 innings.He did horrible in his first 1/3 of a inning but then settled in but the truth is that Casey Fossum stinks.
After the game, the Mets DFA’d Fossum and brought up left handed reliver Ken Takahashi from triple-A Buffalo. In Buffalo he had a 0.77 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.

4/26 – Trivia

Rubber Duck Trivia

Yesterday’s trivia goes to Donnie of The Season Experience for knowing that Sean Lamont of Geargetown hit the first home run at Citi Field. That gives him a big lead.

                                         PTS  Wins
The Season Experience        8        1
The Watercooler                  2        1
Today’s Question: 3 Points

Who is the only American League pitcher to hit a grand slam since the DH was added?

♣ First one to post a comment with the correct answer wins. Please leave a link to your blog so I can post your link as a winner.

4/25 – Trivia

Rubber Duck Trivia

Yesterday’s trivia goes to Canuck of The Watercooler for knowing that Manny Acta was the Nationals manager and he was the Mets 3rd base coach.

                                         PTS  Wins
The Season Experience        2        1
The Watercooler                  2        1
Today’s Question: 8 Points

Who was the first player to hit a home run at Citi Field in a live game. (Including the 3 games before the home opener.)

♠ I think this question will be hard so it is worth 8 points. If nobody gets it today then there will be the same question tomorrow but I will give some clues and lower the value of the question.

♣ First one to post a comment with the correct answer wins. Please leave a link to your blog so I can post your link as a winner.

Daily Scouting Report: Jackie Robinson

In today’s Daily Scouting Report, I will talk about what it would be like if Jackie Robinson was still alive.

  1. He would be 90.
  2. Most likely, Major League Baseball would not have retired his number on every team.
  3. Most likely, Citi Field doesn’t have a Jackie Robinson Rotunda,
  4. He would be harassed by the media today.
but what would have happened if he never existed.

  1. African Americans probably wouldn’t play in any sport which would make basketball very different.
  2. Hispanics might not be allowed in the MLB which would mean that:
  • No Jose Reyes
  • No Johan Santana
  • No Franky Rodriguez
  • No Carlos Delgado
  • No Oliver Perez (who I still trust)
  • No Livan Hernandez
  • No Carlos Beltran
  • No Gary Sheffield

Big Pelf, Museum

According to Newsday Mike Pelfrey had a MRI yesterday that revealed that Pelf had forearm tendonitis.

“This is not a big deal,” Pelfrey said. “I don’t want anybody to think that it is.”
Pelfrey said he usually gets this once or twice a year and the tendonitis usually lasts arounds two weeks. 

In other news, Adam Rubin, is reporting that Fred Wilpon plans to add a Mets Hall of Fame Museum out in center field behind Shake Shack.

Postgame: Padres 6 at Mets 5 (Home Opener)

Last night the Mets lost to the Padres by a score of 5-4 in the first regular season game at Citi Field.

W- Edward Mujica (1-0)
L – Brian Stokes (0-1)
S – Heath Bell (4)
Box Score/Recap

At the Plate:
  • In the 5th inning, David Wright hit a very clutch 3 run homer for his 1st of the year.
  • Delgado, Church and Schnieder were the only ones not to get a hit.
In the Field:
  • Ryan Church dropped a fly ball in the 5th inning to lead to a run scoring.
On the Mound:
  • Mike Pelfrey struggled in the first inning but then settled down and went 5 (88 pitches).
  • After David Wright’s game tying home run, Pedro Feliciano balked in a run and there was no more scoring after that.
  • The Mets were hitless off Duaner Sanchez and Heath Bell.
The Stadium:
  • It still needs more concession stands. The lines are crazy.
  • The apple is much bigger when Wright hit that home run.
  • It is definitely a pitcher’s park. Maybe even more so then Shea.
  • If you are going then don’t enter in the rotunda. Security is way to high there and it is much better if you enter in the left or right field entrance.
Player of Game:
The Player of game goes to Jody Gerit for hitting the first ever home run at Citi Field.
The Met of game goes to David Wright bringing the team back in the 5th.
Up Next:
Off today then tomorrow night at Citi Field against the Padres, 7:10.