METS CHAT ROOM: Game #60; getting off the deck.



Not all losses are equal, and there’s no greater example than last night’s disaster when the Mets lost on Luis Castillo’s dropped Alex Rodriguez’s ninth-inning, pop-up. This was a game that was theirs. They didn’t play particularly well, but were one out away.

With John Maine on the disabled list, the Mets will go with rookie Fernando Nieve (0-0, 0.00 ERA) against Andy Pettitte (6-2, 4.22 ERA). It is not a good match-up for the Mets.

After the game, Mets manager Jerry Manuel said his team will show what it’s made of in how it responds.

Here’s tonight’s line-up:

Luis Castillo, 2B
Alex Cora, SS
Carlos Beltran, CF
David Wright, 3B
Gary Sheffield, DH
Fernando Tatis, 1B
Ryan Church, RF
Omir Santos, C
Fernando Martinez, LF

40 thoughts on “METS CHAT ROOM: Game #60; getting off the deck.

  1. Good response from the Mets so far, Nieve has some series heat, one thing you have to give the Mets credit for is they typically make a pitcher work hard, really pushing their pitchcounts early.

  2. Hey JD

    Hope all is well.

    Last nights game was a disaster but Castillo was a man after the game so I give him credit for that.

    Question for you I seem to remember a subway series game at Shea when Kaz Matsui
    blew an easy grounder to end the game.
    Do you remember that game.

    I guess last night is nothing new for the Mets.

  3. Santos HOUR lookid like a FO off the bat, at least to me on TV. Did anyone notice how Texiera squeezed the popup earlier with two hands. And a minor thing on how Nieve covered first. He went right at the bag instead of to the line and then up the line the way you are taught.

  4. JD. You took some high cheese from ray last night but I thought you handled very professionally. Btw, this isn’t a slam on ray, whose posts I enjoy and respect

  5. If Murohy can’t play against lefties, we need to make a trade b/c Tatis has been brutal at the plate….especially when guys are on.

  6. 13 JD I remember some broadcaster running the numbers to show a players average when the ball is in play. It is a compleltely irrelevant stat but I bet Wright would have one of the higher marks right now in recent yrs.

  7. They may yet lose today but I am happy that they bounced back after last night. BTW, FMart is 3 for 3.

  8. hello all, nice to be back in the states and wacthing the mets

    nieve has been great SO FAR. the mets need this would say a lot to come back and win this one but its a long way away from a sure thing

    this park is a joke to baseball and the yankees should be embarassed, back to watching the ..ttyl

  9. Hi Everyone – I slept through last nights game, and have been away from the TV til now. Do you all think the Mets have a chance here with a four run lead?

    Welcome back Jim Bmore.

  10. JD, with a rookie going against Petitte today I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a Yankee blowout today, like 7-0 after four. I think they kept their heads

  11. Is Nieve pitching the game of his life? Is this like the Murphy call up, the guy just does better than expected at this level?

  12. Nieve seems to be the calmest guy on the field, so far. Where has he been?

  13. Hi, I stupidly thought it was a night game. Been watching since the 7th — Nieve really showed everybody something, didn’t he?

  14. Hi Jeff – I got here late, too, but yes, as John said Nieve has been magnificent.

  15. I was reading all the comments elsewhere about how last night was the Mets’ worst loss ever, and thought that was ridiculous. Sure, it was a loss to the Yankees, but that’s just symbolic. It had no effect on the standings whatsoever, since the Phillies lost too. And look at the way they came back today — it obviously didn’t have any carryover (or if it did, it was positive). Castillo’s been playing a good game. Everybody has to calm freaking down!

  16. Annie, I was going to ask last night if you were sleeping through it — as a joke. Didn’t think it was the truth! :-)

  17. Jeff M, had they nt bounced back today, last night would have been devastating. But with 16 hits and looking solid thru 8 last night will fade. It was one of those “had to be there” moments IMHO.

  18. Jeff (32) I actually was awake for the first few innings, but slept threw the rest of the game – didn’t even know what had happened until I heard Tony Paige explain it all this morning.

  19. Howie has put this game ‘in the book’. It’s the first chapter in what we all hope will be a lot of success for Fernando Nieve who really was terrific this afternoon.

    Santana tomorrow afternoon.

    See you then.

  20. Just think, if Castillo catches a pop-up they would be going for the sweep tomorrow with Santana. Yes, they bounced back today. Last night could have been crushing.-JD

  21. (37) Could have been — but it wasn’t.
    Johann tomorrow. Go get ’em, boys!

  22. thanks for the welcome back annie…great win for the metsies yesterday..way to answer

    big start today from johan..would love to see him toss a gem. would be big for this team to win this series, then hopefully come down here and sweep the Os

  23. the Os series wont be easy, they got some good bats but hopefully the mets can come in with some momentum