Tagged: Pirates

Pregame: Pirates at Mets (Going for Sweep)

Today the, now first place, Mets (15-13, 1st in NL East) will host the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-18, 6th in NL Central, 6.5 GB) at 1 PM.

The Lineup:

Lineup 5/10

The Pitchers:
  • RHP Livan Hernandez (2-1, 5.53 ERA) will start for the Mets.
  • RHP Ian Snell (1-4, 4.50 ERA) gets the start for the Pirates.
What to Look For:
  • Mets on 6 game win streak.
  • Only 1 catcher with Castro hurt.
  • Ryan Church in huge slump.
My Opinion:
I have a feeling that Livan will be hit hard but hopefully I am wrong.

How to Catch It:

Locally:

TV: PIX 11

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:

Locally:

TV: SNY

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.
Standings:
                                         PTS  Wins
Mets Blog 2009                   12       3
Watercooler&nbs
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.

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: 
    IP  H  R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
    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.