Tagged: Luis Castillo

Tonight’s Game and 5/19 – Trivia

Today’s Lineup:

Lineup 5/19
Reyes back in. That is good. Also Murphy is finally back in the lineup. Also no Castillo. Interesting Jerry.
Rubber Duck Trivia

Yesterday’s trivia was not guessed on. Same question today. There can be more than one answer.

                                         PTS  Wins
Mets Blog 2009                   24       5
Diamond Diva                     16       4
Watercooler                        11       3
The Season Experience       10       3
King of Cali                          7        1
Mets Banter                         5        1
Fantasy Hardball                  4        1
Rays Renegade                    2       1
Totally Tribe                         2       0
Takin it National                   1       0
Today’s Question:

Yesterday the Mets put Alex Cora on the DL and recalled Ramon Martinez. He has appeared in 1 World Series. The more info you give about Martinez playing in that World Series, the more points you get. When someone guesses you can then add more information. It can be about stats, team, year, something special he did or something else about him in that World Series.

♣ 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.

Pregame: Brewers at Mets (Game 2)

Today the Mets (5-5, 3rd in NL East) will host the Brewers (3-5, T-5th in NL Central) at 1:10 at Citi Field.

The Lineup:
#7 – Jose Reyes – SS
#1 – Luis Castillo – 2B
#5 – David Wright – 3B
#21-Carlos Delgado – 1B
#15-Carlos Beltran – CF
#10-Gary Sheffield – LF
#19-Ryan Church – RF
#11-Ramon Casto – C
#57-Johan Santana – LHP
The Pitchers:
   Yovani             Johan
  Gallardo           Santana
     1-1                   1-1
 6.94 ERA         0.71 ERA

What to Look for:
  • Day after Gary Sheffield hits #500.
  • Luis Castillo is batting 2nd.
  • If Mets can give Johan some offense.
  • Gary Sheffield playing right field.
  • If Ramon Castro playing day game after night game will make him injure himself.

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

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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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Pregame: Mets at Marlins (Rubber Game)

Today the Mets (3-2, 3rd in NL East) will visit the Marlins (4-1, T-1st in NL East) today at Dolphin Stadium at 1:10 PM.

The Lineup:
#7   Jose Reyes, SS
#28 Daniel Murphy, LF
#5   David Wright, 3B
#21 Carlos Delgado, 1B
#15 Carlos Beltran, CF
#19 Ryan Church, RF
#11 Ramon Castro, C
#1   Luis Castillo, 2B
#57 Johan Santana, P
The Pitchers:
LHP Johan Santana
1-0 1.59
RHP Josh Johnson
1-0 0.00

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Postgame: Mets 8 Marlins 4

Last Night the Mets (3-2) beat the Marlins (4-1) 8-4 in Miami.

W- Livan Hernandez (1-0)

L – Ricky Nolasco (1-1)
Box Score/Recap

At the Plate:
  • After taking early BP with Jerry Manual, Luis Castillo goes 4 for 4.
  • Jose Reyes hit his first home run of the year.
  • The Mets were 5 for 14 with runners in scoring position (.357) which is much better then the previous day at 1 for 10 (.100).
On the Mound:
  • Livan Hernandez was good. Here is his line:  

L Hernandez (W, 1-0) 6.2 6 2 2 3 4 0 99-62 2.70

  • Brian Stokes then pitched to one batter and gave up a hit. He was then relieved by Pedro Feliciano who finished the inning.
  • Darron O’Day then pitched a good 8th inning but struggled in the 9th so they brought in Franky Rodriguez in a non-save situation and he got the job done.
  • This was the first game for the Mets this year that a starting Pitcher went 6 or more innings.
My Thoughts:
It was a good game for Livan. If it was late in the season then Livan doesn’t come out. It is good to see that Castillo had a amazing game but lets see if he can do it again today because if he can then he may not be boooed on Monday at Citi Field.

Player of Game:
Luis Castillo for going 4 for 4 and responding to Jerry Manual.
Up Next:
Today will be the rubber game at Dolphin Stadium with Johan Santana going against Josh Johnson. The game will be at 1:10 PM on SNY.

Final: Mets 8 Marlins 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
NYM 0 0 1  
FLA 0 0  

7:11 PM

Now on TV, Reyes drives in Castillo. 1-0 Mets.

7:15 PM

Nice catch Wright and then the dive for the double play.

7:28 PM

Razor Shines should have sent Beltran. Schneider ended the inning with a ground out on thenext play.

7:39 PM

Wow. Castillo is actually 2 for 2.

7:44 PM

2 run home run JOSE REYES


7:59 PM

Double play Livan is out of it but Reyes is limping after Emilo Bonafacio slid into him. THis will be big if he is hurt. Uh Oh.

8:05 PM

Castillo is somehow 3 for 3 and drove in Church. Castillo took early BP with Jerry Manual before today’s game. Jerry said that he was taking too many pitches.

8:37 PM

Marlins on the board by a pinch hit by Wes Helms. Livan’s day is done. 6 2/3, 1 run (2 on base), 6 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts.

8:42 PM

Bonafacio gets a hit and Stokes comes out. Normal Jerry although it is Willie style.

8:44 PM

Feliciano comes in and gets the job done. To the 8th.

8:58 PM

RBI hit for Wright. 7-2 Mets.