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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: 
    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.


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
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:

Wright or Beltan
(The other one)
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: 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.

Mets at Cards (pregame)

Today the Mets (10-13-1) will travel to Jupiter to play the Cardinals (16-7-2) at 1:05. 

The Lineup:
Jose Reyes SS
Luis Castillo 2B
Carlos Beltran CF
Carlos Delgado 1B
Daniel Murphy LF
Ryan Church RF
Jose Valentin 3B
Brian Schneider C
John Maine P

Almost a real lineup but minus Wright who is still hurt.
The Pitchers:
METS:  John Maine (RHP), Bobby Parnell (RHP), Nelson Figueroa (RHP), J.J Putz (RHP), Carlos Muniz (RHP), Elmer Dessens (RHP)
CARDINALS:  Adam Wainwright (RHP), and more.
The Notes:
  • The Mets are third among National League teams with a .296 batting average and third in the NL with a .363 on-base percentage. 
  • The Mets are 1-1 against the Cards this spring
How to Catch it:
The game can be listened to if you own Gameday Audio.
Here is a live box score for if you don’t have Gameday Audio.