Tagged: John Maine

Pregame: Mets at Giants (Game 1)

Late tonight (10 PM) the Mets (18-15, 1st in NL East) will be in San Fransico playing the Giants (18-15, 2nd in NL West, 4.5 GB) at AT&T Park.

The Lineup:

Mets Lineup 5/14

No Reyes. He has a stiff right calf.
The Pitchers:

Mets: John Maine, RHP (3-2, 4.54)

Giants: Jonathan Sanchez, LHP (1-3, 4.78)

How to Catch It:



Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Español: WADO 1280 AM 

On the Web:

MLB.TV and Gameday Audio

MLB Gameday and ESPN Gamecast

Jerry Manual, Lineups, 5/9 – Trivia

Jerry Manual:

Jerry Manual has been suspended 1 game for his argument with the 1st base umpire on Thursday.

I was at the game and it was a bad call. Bench couch Sandy Alomar will manage today’s game.

Pregame: Pirates at Mets (Game 2):
Here is today’s lineup:
Lineup 5/9
I will be live blogging the game so check back and we can chat about the game.
How to Catch It:



Radio: WFAN 660 AM

Español: WADO 1280 AM 

On the Web:

MLB.TV and Gameday Audio

MLB Gameday and ESPN Gamecast

5/9 – Trivia

Rubber Duck Trivia

Yesterday’s trivia goes to Shelley of Diamond Diva for knowing that Les Rohr was the first mets draft pick. She moves in to first place in front of The Season Experience as Donnie keeps moving down the list after being in first place.
                                         PTS  Wins
Mets Blog 2009                   12       3
p;                       11       3
Diamond Diva                     10        3
The Season Experience         8        2
Mets Banter                         5        1
Fantasy Hardball                  4        1
Rays Renegade                    2        1
Takin it National                  1        0
Today’s Question: 7 Points
(This was yesterday’s Aflac Trivia question during the Mets game.)

Who was the first player to have their name engraved on a bat?

♣ 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.

Pitching Schedule

Copied from Mets.com

 Monday, April 6 Tickets Great American Ball Park | 1:10 PM ET
NYM Johan Santana, LHP (0-0, -.–) 
Mets (0-0)
  @   CIN Aaron Harang, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Reds (0-0)

 Wednesday, April 8 Tickets Great American Ball Park | 7:10 PM ET
NYM Mike Pelfrey, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Mets (0-0)
  @   CIN Edinson Volquez, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Reds (0-0)

Thursday, April 9 Tickets Great American Ball Park | 12:35 PM ET
NYM Oliver Perez, LHP (0-0, -.–) 
Mets (0-0)
  @   CIN Bronson Arroyo, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Reds (0-0)

Friday, April 10 Tickets Dolphin Stadium | 7:10 PM ET
NYM John Maine, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Mets (0-0)
  @   FLA Anibal Sanchez, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Marlins (0-0)

Saturday, April 11 Tickets Dolphin Stadium | 6:10 PM ET
NYM Livan Hernandez, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Mets (0-0)
  @   FLA Ricky Nolasco, RHP (0-0, -.–) 
Marlins (0-0)

Mets 9 at Cardinals 5 (postgame)

The Mets (11-13-1) today beat the Cardinals (16-8-2) by a score of 9-5 in Jupiter today.

W – J.J.Putz (2-0)
L – Trever Miller (0-2)

  • John Maine looked pretty good. He got off to a bad start in the first and then rebounded and went 5 innings. Putz and Parnell then followed with 1-2-3 innings. Here is the Mets Pitching box score: 

    Maine 5.0 6 3 1 3 5 0 8.00
    Putz  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
    Parnell 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.38
    Figueroa, N 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 10.80
    Muniz 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 4.91

    The Mets had a 7 run 7th inning. During it the Mets some surprise RBI people. Mike Nickeas hit a 2 out RBI single in his 2nd at bat of the spring to take a 4-3 lead. (He is 2 for 2 this spring.) Following Nickeas, Jonathan Malo drives in a run on a error. Then Jose Reyes has a 2 RBI single to make the score 7-3. Then Omir Santos hit a pinch hit 2 run homer to make the score 9-3.

Tomorrow the National will come to town with Johan on the mound on SNY.
…update 10:50 PM
I forgot to mention that Maine threw 95 pitches in his 5 innings of work.
Thats not great but he would’ve pitched a 6th in the regular season. He also had a new delivery that he had to get used to.

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.