Sep 10

About Last Night …. It wasn’t last year.

A show of hands please … how many thought of last season when Oliver Perez morphed back into the “Bad Ollie,” last night?

Yup. Me too. Only they didn’t lose. Carlos Delgado wouldn’t let them. That Perez pitched lousy isn’t a good sign … that they didn’t unravel was a definite positive.

I also liked that David Wright and Jose Reyes showed signs of offensive life.

I’ll talk with you throughout the day.

Sep 09

Mets Chat Room: Delgado picks up Perez.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Oliver Perez has pitched so well lately that he’ll let this one slide. He can afford to because Carlos Delgado is playing up to the MVP chants.

It wasn’t a good night for Perez, but Delgado hit two more homers and has 24 in his last 66 games to lead the majors.

For awhile tonight it appeared as if Perez would kick this one away, but Delgado’s two homers and one by Carlos Beltran carried the Mets to a 10-8 victory over the Nationals to increase their lead over Philly to 2 1/2 games.

Kudos also to the bullpen. It has been hot in September, but tell the truth, aren’t you holding your breath?

For those who were with me tonight, many thanks. The Room is open all night.-JD

Sep 09

Mets pregame notebook: Surgery tomorrow for Wagner.

-Billy Wagner will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. He will miss this year and probably all of next year. He’s not ready to retire and said he would win a championship for somebody someday.

-Manager Jerry Manuel flipped Johan Santana and Pedro Martinez in his rotation for next weekend against the Braves, with Santana going Friday and Martinez Saturday. Protecting Martinez is yet another sign he’s not able to help the Mets.

-ESPN Radio Andrew Marchand reported reliever Francisco Rodriguez will be seeking $75 million over five years. He says the Mets, Angels, Los Angeles, Detroit and St. Louis would have interest. Want to bet that list grows this winter?

Sep 09

Mets Lineup vs. Washington

 

 

 

METS

SS Jose Reyes
RF Ryan Church
3B David Wright
CF Carlos Beltran
1B Carlos Delgado
LF Fernando Tatis
2B Damion Easley
C Brian Schneider
LH Oliver Perez

COMMENTS: Jose Reyes needs to step it up. He enters the game on a 1-for-21 slide. … I would be adverse to dropping David Wright to fifth behind Carlos Delgado.

 

REMINDER: Skip down a few posts and tell us about your first memory of Shea Stadium.

Sep 09

Register for playoff tickets

The Mets will have a random drawing on Mets.com for the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets at
Shea Stadium. Registration to purchase National League Division Series tickets runs through next Monday, Sept. 15.

Drawings for other rounds will be announced later.

Registration does not guarantee fans will purchase tickets, but only those who do register will have the opportunity.

Winners will be notified by e-mail on Sept. 18.