METS CHAT ROOM: Game #96; Niese tonight.

Jon Niese (0-0, 5.91) goes tonight for the Mets at Houston against Russ Ortiz (3-4, 4.33 ERA).

Angel Pagan, CF
Luis Castillo, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Daniel Murphy, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Cory Sullivan, LF
Omir Santos, C
Alex Cora, SS
Jon Niese, LP

NOTE: Gary Sheffield was placed on the disabled.

57 thoughts on “METS CHAT ROOM: Game #96; Niese tonight.

  1. jerry has a plethora of cleanup choices tonight.

    i wonder why he chose murph over santos tonight?

  2. do the mets have an email addr?

    you know, where we can write in and tell them what we think of the bozo the clown organization?

  3. If you find the Mets email address please let me know.

    Maybe someone can find Jeff or Fred’s phone extension and we could leave our thoughts about the team.

  4. It one of few things the Mets do right.
    They let all their announcers be critical of the team.
    Not complete homers like most teams.

  5. john(18)

    funny how that works out.

    in the two weeks we have had him it looks like we got the better of the deal. but murphy looked great for a month last year too.

  6. Dave (7), Scott (9)
    FYI – Here’s the phone number for the Mets Front Office: 718-507-METS

  7. john(25)

    i know what u mean.

    those numbers are usually on the other side of the ledger.

  8. Annie (26): That’s the general number. Do you honestly think if you could look it up that would be the number that will get through to Jeff or Fred? C’mon. That’s like looking up the White House number and expecting to be put through to Obama. (Who, by the way, is falling in the popularity polls).-JD

  9. i am not interested in getting to fred or jeff.

    i do not expect to get to them. but if you get a steady stream of negative comments from fans about the team, perhaps it will create changes,

    i would be happy to get the office of horowitz

  10. Redding should talk to Niese about subletting his place.
    I am sure Redding will be gone any day now.

  11. The Astros lineup is no better than the Mets. The pitching is about the same. Why is thier record so much better?

  12. 21. Dave are you giving Looie his props now? His obp will be over .400 after tonight.

  13. 38. Delcos I mean this injury depleted Mets lineup. If we had our guys It wouldnt be close. Hey, One nice start by a rook and I am getting positive again. Silly, I know.

  14. 40. There are a lot of worse contracts out there than Looies. 2 yr at six mm each. He has been the steadiest player on this team.

  15. Adam Rubin
    Had a great comment the other day.

    He said the disfunction has never left the Mets organization. It always seems to bubble up in bad times.

    Fred & Jeff need to hire a management consultant and listen to what they would say.

    Its painfully obvious the current management structure does not not work.

  16. 42. Ah, let me enjoy the moment. How about Jerry keeps Murph in the cleanup spot ahile. Maybe thats where he can thrive.

  17. The best part of a Mets win on Saturday.
    It makes the Sunday paper a lot easier to read.

  18. See, Put murph in the four hole and Wright hits a homer. The magic is back.

  19. Howie has put this free swinging game “in the books” and since I could see this game on TV, I enjoyed seeing them all hit the ball out of the park.

    Maybe all is not lost…..

  20. Ray(40)

    I call it like I see it. Luis is on a tear.

    However in the time I have seen him I have observered that overall his defense is nothing special. He makes the routine play and often enough makes the correct call and turns the play you want. but just as often does something stupid or sloppy.

    As a hitter he seems to hit about 280, which is better than average. He has no power, does not hit doubles and does not drive anyone in for the most part. He does know how to bunt and can keep an inning alive.

    That is not the 6 million dollar man. I would trade him and get a young platoon going that gives you more flexibility and lower cost.

    I do not think he will play the next 2 years as he has played the past month.

  21. So the rookie stops the slide. Way to go Niese.

    I would still rather have Halladay.

  22. if we win today thats 2 in a row

    “Ok, guys. We’ve won two games in a row. If we win tonight, its called a winning streak. IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE.”…. keep fightin metsies