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Manny Suspended, Tonight’s Game, 5/7 – Trivia

Manny Ramirez:

Today, Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games after taking steroids.
Well, there goes the Dodgers being undefeated at home. Can’t do that without manny.

Pregame: Phillies at Mets
Tonight, weather permitting, the Mets (13-13, 3rd in NL East, 1.5 GB) will look to extend there 3 game win streak as they host the Philadelphia Phillies (14-11, 1st in NL East).
The Lineup:
Mets Lineup 5/7
I will be at the game.

5/7 – Trivia

Rubber Duck Trivia

Sorry for not having a trivia yesterday. i was busy.
Tuesday’s trivia goes to Canuck of Watercooler for knowing that Bill Pecota was the first non-pitcher to pitch for the Mets. He moves in to first place in front of The Season Experience.
                                         PTS  Wins
Watercooler                         11       3
The Season Experience        8        2
Bulls Beat                            7        2
Mets Banter                         5        1
Fantasy Hardball                  4        1
Diamond Diva                      3        2
Rays Renegade                    2        1
Takin it National                  1        0
Today’s Question: 5 Points

In 1992 on this date, who did the Mets claim off waivers?

♣ 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.

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: 
    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.

Pregame: Mets at Phillies (Game 1)

Tonight the Mets (9-12, 4th in NL East, 4.5 GB) will play the Phillies (11-9, 2nd in NL East, 2 GB) to kick off a big series as the 2 rivals play for the first time this year.

The Lineup:
Delgado was scratched because he was too hurt so here is the Mets lineup. Also check out my lineup post here.
Jose Reyes, SS
Alex Cora, 2B
Daniel Murphy, LF
Carlos Beltran, CF
David Wright, 3B
Ryan Church, RF
Fernando Tatis, 1B
Omir Santos, C
Mike Pelfrey, P
vs. Chan Ho Park
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

also what I don’t get is why last weekend Mark made such a big deal about the Yankees and Red Sox by featuring the series on the MLBlogs hompage and he wrote a post about it on his blog.

Lets GO Mets GO

Series Preview (at Phillies)

Yes. It is time. Mets vs. Phillies. This weekend.

Friday, May 1st: 7:05 PM (SNY, WFAN, WADO)metsphils.jpg
RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-0 6.32)
RHP Chan Ho Park (0-0 7.16)
Pelfrey vs. Phillies (lifetime, 1-2, 4.09):
Park vs. Mets (lifetime, 5-3, 2.44):
Saturday, May 2nd: 3:40 PM (FOX, WFAN, WADO)
LHP Oliver Perez (1-2 9.31)
LHP Jamie Moyer  (3-1 5.09)

Perez vs. Phillies (lifetime, 2-3, 3.15):

Moyer vs. Mets (lifetime, 8-4, 3.05):

Sunday, May 3rd: 1:35 PM (PIX, WFAN, WADO)
RHP John Maine (1-2 5.40)
RHP Joe Blanton (0-2 8.41)
Maine vs. Phillies (lifetime, 5-0, 2.54):
Blanton vs. Mets (lifetime, 1-0, 2.14):
Mets Recently:

Monday, April 27
Florida 1 Final
NY Mets 7
Tuesday, April 28
Florida 7 Final
NY Mets 4
Wednesday, April 29
Florida 4 Final
NY Mets 3

Phillies Recently:

Monday, April 27
Washington 11 Final
Philadelphia 13
Tuesday, April 28
Washington 1 Final
Philadelphia 7
Wednesday, April 29
Washington 4 Final
Philadelphia 1

This series is huge. The Mets really need to turn things around.

Opening Night: Braves at Phillies (pregame)

This is the first game post of a non-Mets game. 

Today the Philadelphia Phillies (0-0) will be hosting the Atlanta Braves (0-0) at Citizen’s Bank Park, tonight at 8PM. You know it is Opening Day when both teams have a record of 0-0.

Thumbnail image for BravesThumbnail image for Phillies Logo

Braves Lineup:   Phillies Lineup:

Johnson              Rollins

Escobar              Victorino
C. Jones             Utley

McCann              Howard
Anderson            Ibanez
Francoeur           Werth
Kothchman         Feliz
Schafer              Ruiz
Lowe                  Myers

(These are projected lineups)

The Pitchers:
Scoting Report by MLB.com.

Derek Lowe: Lowe will look to prolong his success at Citizens Bank Park and end the struggles he’s experienced during previous Opening Day starts. In the three season openers that he started for the Dodgers, the veteran sinkerballer went 0-3 with an 8.44 ERA.

His finest Opening Day outing came in 2005, when he allowed two runs in seven innings against the Giants. While starting the next two openers against the Braves and Brewers, he totaled nine innings, surrendered 17 hits and allowed 13 earned runs.

Looking to halt his Opening Day misfortunes, the 36-year-old hurler said it will be important for him to reign his emotions while pitching on a night when Phillies fans will be getting their first look at their team as defending World Series champions.

This will be Lowe’s third consecutive start against the Phillies. He went 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA in two starts against them during last year’s National League Championship Series. The loss came in Game 1, when he kept the eventual world champions scoreless through five innings and then surrendered sixth-inning homers to Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.

Lowe, who signed a four-year, $60 million contract in January, went 6-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his final 10 starts last year. During this span, which began with an Aug. 11 win in Philadelphia, he limited opponents to a .195 batting average. Lowe has gone 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA during his past six regular season starts against the Phillies. He is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three career starts at Citizens Bank Park.

Brett Myers: Myers is starting Opening Night because left-hander Cole Hamels missed some time last month because of inflammation in his left elbow. But Myers has been here before. He has been the Phillies’ Opening Day starter each of the previous two seasons. He seems determined to make this a good one. He showed up to Spring Training 25 pounds lighter than he finished last season. He wants to make up for his first-half struggles last season, when the Phillies optioned him to the Minor Leagues.

How to Catch It:
The game will be on ESPN2 on TV. ESPN Radio throughout the country, WPHT 1210 in Philadelphia, WGST 640 and Project 96.1 in Atlanta