METS CHAT ROOM: Game #136; Mets go for series win.



The Mets will try to win their first series today since the end of July, when they won a series against Colorado at Citi Field. They’ll have Nelson Figueroa pitching for that monumental feat.

The Mets (61-74) are 12-22 since winning three of four at home over Colorado, and have dropped eight of 10 series while splitting the two.

Figueroa (2-3, 4.50 ERA) had lost five consecutive starts before beating the Cubs last weekend at Wrigley Field.

“I took advantage of some aggressive swings,” Figueroa said. “I was able to do some of the things I do well — get ahead and expand the zone.”

Here’s the line-up against the Cubs’ Rich Harden:

Angel Pagan, CF
Luis Castillo, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Daniel Murphy, 1B
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Cory Sullivan, LF
Josh Thole, C
Anderson Hernandez, SS
Nelson Figueroa, RP

13 thoughts on “METS CHAT ROOM: Game #136; Mets go for series win.

  1. We were down last night. But, I did watch Parnell and he was very impressive. Gave credibility to the idea of him maybe cracking the rotation next season. His secondary pitches were much better and he wasn’t falling behind as much in the count.-JD

  2. If the Mets don’t bring in anybody, left field could come down between Pagan and Sullivan. Both add something. Pagan might be more athletic, but Sullivan has his head in the game more and plays better defense.-JD

  3. Dan (5): That was so overblown. We knew they’d hit more during the summer. Plus, all those injuries. Maybe lower the wall in left, but nothing else.-JD

  4. How’s the Metsies doin? With college football starting, surprised the Mets didn’t call off the game on account of sunshine.

  5. Why couldn’t have Piniella left Heilman in the game until it was tied? Looking back at that three team deal last December, a lot of mediocrity changed hands. Only Minaya thought he could rejuvenate the franchise by getting players from a 97 loss team.

  6. With another Mets loss in the books and 84 degree weather on Long Island, I’ll point out the Islanders open at home against the Penguins four weeks from today.

  7. (12) They’re due to spend $10.4 on the goalie position this year among DiPietro, Biron and Roloson. I never thought I’d say this, but bring back Mad Mike Milbury.