METS CHAT ROOM: Game #106; Pitcher’s duel.

We start off tonight with disturbing news, that Jose Reyes returned to New York to be re-examined by doctors.

This isn’t just a tight calf anymore. Hell, it hasn’t been a tight calf for two months.

I wrote this several weeks ago and it bears repeating, but the Mets should consider shutting down Reyes for the remainder of the season.

If they full further out of the race, the only thing that could be accomplished by playing Reyes is to showcase him for an off-season trade.

Other than that, what could be gained?

The Mets are home tonight to start a two-game series with St. Louis. Joel Pineiro (9-9, 2.84), who shut out the Mets earlier this year on a two-hitter, goes against Johan Santana (12-8, 2.96). Santana is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA in his last three starts in Citi Field.

Lifetime, Pineiro is 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA in five starts against the Mets.

Here’s the line-up:

Angel Pagan, CF
Luis Castillo, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Gary Sheffield, LF
Daniel Murphy, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Alex Cora, SS
Omir Santos, C
Johan Santana, LP

NOTEBOOK: Carlos Delgado is doing some light running. … Nelson Figueroa is available tonight in the bullpen.

75 thoughts on “METS CHAT ROOM: Game #106; Pitcher’s duel.

  1. shut him down.

    if he has new concerns what is the point?

    do they want to cripple their core?

  2. as i said this weekend i think, or was it last week. they need to win 2 of every 3 games to have any shot.

    this team is just not good enough.

    the season is done. they may make a run and win say 85 games or so. but is that good enough to get a wildcard?

    they certainly are not good enough to beat our friends in PA.

    I read an article recently where Met season tkt holders are losing big money trying to sell tkts they cant use.

    I wonder how many people will decline to buy next year. the subscription price is a killer. cant remember what they charged just for the opportunity to buy tkts. or is that a different sport?

  3. john(13) yeah. i know.

    i just did not see what prevented him from going home. bad jump? slow to third? he certainly is fast enough.

    shines sends most players home anyway. whether they can make it or not.

  4. John – Where would this team be without Santana – seems to me he can do anything and everything.

  5. dave (22) I think you’re right – but it’s not just the players who are vulnerable – the whole team management needs a shake up – and, what about the medical/trainers? Hasn’t Jose Reyes had leg problems since the beginning?

  6. OT – History is being made on CSPAN-2 where the Senators are giving speeches for/against Judge Sotomayor. She’s already got the votes for confirmation, but they all need to go on record.

  7. John (24) and the off season will be early this year. Interesting, after I heard Jeff Wilpon speak about his family and the team last week, I’ve changed my mind about him….

  8. annie

    yeah i heard a clip of that too. i think omar is done.

    it was him, the org, his father and his uncle.

  9. dave (29) I think I saw that, isn’t the Uncle (named Katz) The President of the Mets?

  10. not sure. first i heard of an uncle that had any influence. even though it was convesational, it does not sound good for those currently employed as gm.

  11. Another depressing night at Chintzi Field. Too bad there’s nothing else on until 9.

  12. Hey, this is fun in spite of itself!

    I’m planning to watch Warehouse 13 on SyFy at 9. It’s basically the same show as Fringe, which is basically the same show as The X Files.

    But this little exercise has become nearly compelling.

  13. you’ve gotta be kidding me about castillo… falling down the stairs? so sad, i hope he comes back.

  14. Each game, Angel Berroa does more and more to show why he doesn’t even belong in A ball let alone the big leagues. He is one of the worst players I have ever seen. He seriously does nothing well. He can’t hit, he can’t field, he is the definition of SUCK.

    This guy MUST have been on some PED to have won ROY. Either that or all the other rookies sucked that much.

  15. Closers are like baseballs version of kickers in football. They come in at the end of a game with their sole role being to lock down a hard earned win and just like that they can F the whole thing up and demoralize their team.

    Hard to be mad at K-Rod b/c he’s been reliable for the most part this year, but I don’t care – this is a BAD job by him and he deserves to be knocked. He’s paid to lock down these sort of games and I think this is the 2nd time he’s blown a Santana win.

    If I’m Johan, I demand a trade of this crap team. This guy (as much as he was off this game) desrved this win. Even though he didn’t necessarily have it on the mound, he did it at the plate and played some great defense. It’s a shame that he’s saddled with a dumb manager, a dumb GM, and surrounded by mentally weak and overrated players.

  16. I’m back from Warehouse 13, and I see it’s now your typical 7-7 pitcher’s duel.

  17. Another that falls into the heartbreak category. You can’t throw away a two-run lead in the ninth with your closer. Six games under .500. Those beards are getting longer.-JD

  18. Perhaps if the Home Run Apple could spout a pillar of flame, we could exorcise these demons…

    Annie, did you fall asleep and miss the exciting conclusion, or just get so disgusted you turned off even Howie and Wayne?

  19. You know how you know you support a really really horrible team. when your ace gives up 5 freakin runs and people complain how he got ripped off cause he didn’t get the win, your team is awful!

    By the way, watching the B-Mets was more pitiful than watching the NY Mets. The highlight f the game was when the Met pitcher was HbP and they sent a catcher to the pen to warm up a guy and you could hear yelling that it was the 4th inning why should he warm up now. Result 1.2 innings of stellar releif only giving up 5 runs. He’s ready for the citymorgue stadium.

  20. I think this game might be the slippery slope toward falling 10 games under .500 and playing out the string.

  21. Last night was a prime example of why Manuel needs to be fired at the end of the year. He treated the 10th inning like it was the last game of the World Series when everyone knows the pen has been spent over the past few games. Instead of leaving in Feliciano who has been getting righties out too, he brings in Schoenweis/Heilman redux in Green. Not to mention , Stokes should have stayed in more than one batter as well. As far as Johan goes…shut up. You’re ERA at the end of the season isn’t supposed to be “5” I realize that sometimes the ace of the staff can have an off game…but not in this case when the team needs the win desparately. Regardless, another riddiculous loss in a riddiculous season.

  22. At least we’d be in line for a nice high draft pick if the slide conti….oh wait a minute….we don’t have a high draft pick this year.

  23. Has anyone seen Aaron Heilman and Sean Green in the same room at the same time? 2 in a row for him. They have me at apathetic now. No reaction from last night other than resignation. Seems like eons ago that Wright and Reyes were stomping around Shea with cigars after clinching the division in 06. Who could have predicted that would be the finest moment they have had in the last 4 seasons.