Sep 06

What to see?

With no game, I think the movies are in my future today. I saw Batman the other day. Real dark. I’ll find something. Movies are always a great diversion. Suggestions welcome.

Too bad there’s not a “24” marathon on. That’s perfect for when the weather is lousy.

Anyway, hope you all have a good day. Talk with you later.

Sep 06

About Last Night.

Well, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that if you don’t get any runs you’re not going to win. Nothing gets by be. You have to write it off as one of those things.

No game today, which gives Pedro Martinez an extra day of rest. It couldn’t hurt.

Frankly, I’m a little bit worried about Martinez. It’s just not there for him with his fastball. He says he doesn’t care about velocity, but if I can outrun the pitches to the plate there’s a problem.

Should the playoffs start tomorrow, would Martinez be in the rotation? Performance and his physical questions say no. His experience and the hope to lightning in a bottle says yes.

Sep 05

Sept. 5.08: Mets Chat Room: Talking about your Mets.

Hi folks. For those who know me, please bear with me. For those who don’t, please understand I always wanted the concept of my blog, and the in-game Chat Room, to be like watching on TV with your friends. Plenty of give-and-take, commentary and questions.

I hope we can recapture that here.

I’m hoping you guys take over tonight and enjoy yourselves. Thanks again for all your support and looking forward to a lot of fun for the rest of the season and beyond.

By the way, I’m already looking into postseason credentials. Hope I get to use them.

Sep 05

Sept. 5.08: Mets pregame notebook.

Jerry Manuel nuggets:

-So far, Pedro Martinez is a go for tomorrow. I wouldn’t go overboard on the over/under for his innings. Say 4 1/3.

-It looks as if the Mets could get left closer Billy Wagner back next week. Luis Ayala will get the ninth tonight. “We feel very good about his chances of coming back. I don’t think it will happen this weekend, but shortly after that he should be ready to go,” Manuel said today.

-Nothing new on John Maine. Forget the closer idea.

-Manuel on Dan Murphy playing second in the future: “I think Murphy’s a good baseball player. it would be not fair if we didn’t think he could do that, If you are a baseball player, and that’s what you do, you should be able to play any where on that field, except for maybe behind the plate.” You might recall several weeks ago when I spoke with GM Omar Minaya he left it open for Murphy to play first base in the Arizona Instructional League this fall.