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Sad Second Inning :(

Shaun Marcum is cruising with a 2-0 lead and has not thrown a ball yet, though every National is swinging and making contact on the first pitch.

Here’s the 8th pitch aaaaand…..the season’s over!  Well, at least the inning, on Chris Snyder’s 3 run homerun. [optimistic note: Marcum still has not thrown a ball!]

The feeling in the bottom half of the second is all too real for true Mets Fans For Life. Before the last 9 outs can even be reprocessed, John Buck, Justin Turner, and Jordany Valdespin have already gone down in order.

Ya Gotta Believe 2013!

Happy First Inning :)

Shaun Marcum sets down the Nationals on 4 pitches!

Kirk Nieuwenhuis singles to shallow center on Strasburg’s first pitch!

Ruben Tejada works a full count and drills a 2 run homerun over the left-center field wall!

David Wright and Ike Davis ground out, Marlon Byrd adds a double, and Lucas Duda strikes out to end the Mets first inning of 2013 spring training baseball!

A fan could not ask for a better inning start the baseball season!

Plllllllaaaaaaaaaayyy Baaaaaaaaaalllllllll!
Happy 2013 Spring Training!

Plllllllaaaaaaaaaayyy Baaaaaaaaaalllllllll!

Happy 2013 Spring Training!

Congratulations R.A. Dickey, the 2012 National League Cy Young Award Winner!

Congratulations R.A. Dickey, the 2012 National League Cy Young Award Winner!

Johan Santana MRI Tomorrow

Johan will have a MRI on his back tomorrow, per Terry Collins in the Mets SNY postgame interview.

Scott Kazmir was selected in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 2002 MLB draft by the New York Mets. The 18 year old phenom out of Cypress Falls High School in Houston, Texas was touted as one of the top prospects in baseball and backed it up as he moved around the Mets farm system being ranked by Baseball America #11 in 2003 & #12 in 2004.

Mets fans will never forget his selloff to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for botched started Victor Zambrano in the Summer of 2004. Zambrano made only 35 starts for the Mets from ‘04-‘06 going 10-14 with a 4.42 ERA. Kazmir was ranked the #7 prospect in 2005, was an All-Star in 2006 and 2008, and was an integral part of the 2008 AL Pennant and World Series run. Needless to say who won that deal.

In 2009, Kazmir was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and made an immediate impact going 2-2 in 6 starts with a 1.73 ERA in 36.1 innings. However Kazmir fell off in 2010 and was on the DL by July with shoulder fatigue. He finished the season 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA with only 93 strikeouts in 150 innings. Kazmir was placed on the DL to begin 2011 and was granted an extended spring training. He made the roster, but was shelled in his only start and was down in AAA with the Salt Lake Bees by May. The decline continued as Kazmir went 0-5 in 5 starts with a 17.02 ERA in only 15.1 innings. On a positive note, Kazmir did strikeout nearly 1 batter per inning (14K / 15.1 IP) and out of 22 hits, none were home runs!

Tonight, Scott Kazmir is back! Kazmir debuts for the Sugarland Skeeters against the Bridgeport Bluefish. With the Mets bullpen in dire need of help, let’s see if the southpaw has anything left in the tank. 

More to come…

[edit8.19] In his first 8 starts with the Skeeters, Kazmir is 0-5 with a 7.89 ERA in 29.2 innings, issuing 20 walks and striking out 26.

2012 United Cardinal Bloggers 5th Annual Progressive Game Blog – Bottom of the 3rd

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 Today I covered the bottom of the 3rd inning as a part of the fifth-annual progressive game blog hosted by the United Cardinal Bloggers. The game blog also features a number of Mets bloggers ℅ the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. It was supposed to rain, but with the sun shining and the place buzzing from Johan’s no-no last night, I decided to come out to Citifield.

 The Mets got some help from an early error and with a little manufacturing; they headed into the bottom of the third on top of Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0. Between Johan’s no-hitter and Dickey’s three shutout innings so far, the Mets have not surrendered a run since the 6-run, 9th inning debacle versus the Phillies on Wednesday. With Lynn’s pitch count already at 39 after only two innings, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy, and Ike Davis should look to exhibit some patience at the plate.

 Duda led off the third and with a steady fastball diet, worked the count full before flying out to Matt Holliday in left field. Murphy took a nice cut on a 1-2 fastball, but flied to right where the former-Met, chalk enthusiast, and today’s Boo’s leader, Carlos Beltran, was humbly waiting to pull in the second out. Ike stepped to the plate with 2 outs, fresh off starting a 2nd inning rally with a rare hit [he even scored]. Davis quickly went down 1-and-2, but patiently waited through several more fastballs and a curve to draw Lynn’s 2nd walk of the afternoon. Omar Quintanilla entered with 1 on and 2 outs and again worked a full count to push Lynn over the 20-pitch mark for the inning, but struck out swinging to end the 3rd.

 

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 Left On Base. After 3 innings, it’s the Cardinals 0 and the Mets 3.

 

United Cardinal Bloggers - 5th Annual UCB Progressive Game Blog

http://www.unitedcardinalbloggers.com­/2012/06/02/fifth-annual-ucb-

progressive-game-blog-pregame

 

Baseball Bloggers Alliance

http://www.baseballbloggersalliance.com/

000-000-000 NO!!!
On this evening of June 1, 2012, Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets history. After 8020 games, 35 one-hitters, and 6 opposing no-hitters, the Mets have left the San Diego Padres alone in the ‘Sans-No-No Club’.
Previously, the closest the Mets came to a no-hitter was c/o Tom Seaver vs. the Chicago Cubs on September 24, 1975 when [unofficial] Rookie Joe Wallis (16 games, 16 hits) singled to right field with 2-outs in the ninth inning to break up the no-hit bid.
Seaver lost his infamous “Imperfect” game with 1-out in the 9th (also vs. the Cubs) on July 9, 1969 when Rookie pinch-hitter Jim Qualls (31 life-time hits) slapped an 0-2 single to left-center. At least they won the World Series..
This list of one-hitters (since 1961) is no longer painful to look at: http://milkeespress.com/lostninth.html.
Ya Gotta Believe!
[edit] Closest game (‘75). Also worth mentioning that this is Johan’s second-straight shutout.

000-000-000 NO!!!

On this evening of June 1, 2012, Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets history. After 8020 games, 35 one-hitters, and 6 opposing no-hitters, the Mets have left the San Diego Padres alone in the ‘Sans-No-No Club’.

Previously, the closest the Mets came to a no-hitter was c/o Tom Seaver vs. the Chicago Cubs on September 24, 1975 when [unofficial] Rookie Joe Wallis (16 games, 16 hits) singled to right field with 2-outs in the ninth inning to break up the no-hit bid.

Seaver lost his infamous “Imperfect” game with 1-out in the 9th (also vs. the Cubs) on July 9, 1969 when Rookie pinch-hitter Jim Qualls (31 life-time hits) slapped an 0-2 single to left-center. At least they won the World Series..

This list of one-hitters (since 1961) is no longer painful to look at: http://milkeespress.com/lostninth.html.

Ya Gotta Believe!

[edit] Closest game (‘75). Also worth mentioning that this is Johan’s second-straight shutout.

2012 MLB Pre-Season Begins!

Welcome to another wonderfu:/ season of New York Mets baseball.

The Mets start off the 2012 pre-meaning games against fellow NL East contenders, Washington Nationals. Hopefully there are no bounties out before the season actually begins!

(Source: newyork.mets.mlb.com)

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