Introduction to CoveringAllBases.
Here are the game results for April 25th, 2011:
White Sox-2, Yankees-0
Blue Jays-6, Rangers-4
Here are the game results for Sunday, Apri 24th, 2011:
Rays-2, Blue Jays-0
Red Sox-7, Angels-0
Braves-9, Giants-6 (Final 10)
Put it in the books! The Mets have risen on Easter Sunday, with their first series sweep of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Things got off to a great start, when pitcher Jon Niese had a 1,2,3 inning, including two strike-outs. That wasn’t the best part though. Third-baseman David Wright had a 1-out, two-run home run to left field.
Niese’s pitching stayed strong for his entire appearance, going seven innings giving up six hits and three runs, with two walks and three strike-outs. Even with those strong stats, the offense is what made the game, making the typically home-run robbing Citi Field the location for a new home-run derby. In the bottom of the third with the bases loaded, catcher Josh Thole hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Wright. One at-bat later, center fielder Jason Pridie got his first major-league home run, launching a three-run blast over the fences.
An inning later, David Wright struck again, with another shot into left field. Birthday boy Carlos Beltran would score on an Ike Davis single later that inning.
The bull pen made things interesting in Niese’s relief for a while, but no major damage was done. As a result, the Mets seem to have hit a groove, as they prepare to enter a road series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Here are the game results for Wednesday, April 20, 2011:
Padres-1, Cubs-2 (Final 11)
Red Sox-5, A’s-3
White Sox-1, Rays-4
Yankees-6, Blue Jays-2
Here are the game results for Tuesday, April 19th, 2011:
White Sox-1, Rays-2
Twins-0, Orioles 11
Yankees-5, Blue Jays-6 (Final 10)
Red Sox-0, A’s-5
Here we go again. After coming off a win against Atlanta on Sunday, the Mets returned to their usual play last night with a 6-1 loss to Houston, bringing the boys to a 5-12 record.
Without even waiting a while before letting things start to fall apart, the team found themselves losing after just the first inning. That would happen again, in the fourth, and the seventh, and the eighth. Starting pitcher Jon Niese had trouble finding a groove with 113 pitches in six innings, and five walks and three K’s. The relief wasn’t any better, giving up four runs on four hits over the course of five relief pitchers.
The offense didn’t do much to keep themselves in the game either. After Angel Pagan double in the second, the Mets did not see another hit until Carlos Beltran homered in the seventh to put the team on the board. Newly brought up Met Justin Turner singled following the HR, but it had no effect.
As if the team already had enough going against it, last night’s umpires didn’t do anything but make the situation worse. In what may have been some of the worst game-calling I have ever seen, the Mets could not catch a break. Any pitches that were close, or even strikes in some cases, were called as balls. A fumbling of the ball by Bobby Parnell was called a balk and resulted in a run for the ‘Stros. Ike Davis clearly picked a base runner off, but he was still called safe anyway, and, worst of all, Jose Reyes was called out even though the ball was obviously dropped by the Astros. It was all a disaster. Manager Terry Collins came out to argue the play involving Reyes, but he appeared to be too calm about the manner, and simply jogged back to the dugout moments later.
And with all that brought a title that isn’t too surprising for Mets fans- the worst team in the MLB. Yupp, the Mets are now officially in 30th place. Congratulations, reporters, the Mets are right where you said they would be. Well, at least they’re consistent.
Here are the game results for Wednesday, April 13th 2011:
A’s-7, White Sox-4 (Final 10)
Blue Jays-8, Mariners-3
Indians-3, Angels-4 (Final 12)
Rays/Red Sox Postponed
Here are the game results for Tuesday, April 12, 2011:
Rays-3, Red Sox-2
Royals-3, Twins-4 (Final 10)
A’s-5, White Sox-6 (Final 10)
Reds-8, Padres-2 (Final 11)
Blue Jays-2, Mariners-3
Orioles/Yankees, Brewers/Pirates & Rockies/Mets all rained out.
Here are the game results for Monday, April 11th, 2011:
Rays-16, Red Sox-5
A’s-2, White Sox-1 (Final 10)
Blue Jays-7, Mariners-8
Even with an improved start from pitcher Mike Pefrey, the Mets still couldn’t pull it together to get a win to open the home series against the Colorado Rockies.
After Dan Murphy scored in the first inning off of a hit by Carlos Beltran, the New York team could not keep the lead, and ended up losing 7-6 due to bad pitching. Although Big Pelf had improved from his first two starts, he still have up four runs in 5.1 innings of work. Relievers Ryota Igarishi, Tim Byrdak and Jason Isringhausen gave up two hits in 1.2 innings of work combined. Bobby Parnell, however, was not as successful, giving up 3 runs, including a homerun to Troy Tulowitzki in just an inning pitched.
The Mets were not able to come back to match the seven runs, despite a pair of triples from Jose Reyes, and 5 RBI’s from David Wright, Willie Harris, and Ike Davis thanks to a homer and sacrifice fly, double, and sacrifice, respectively.
Despite putting up a fight, and appearing to be in the game almost all night, the Mets fell short yet again, and lost the first game of a series for the third time. With Jon Niese on the mound tomorrow, hopefully the boys will be able to put up a W, and keep the chance to win their first home series of the 2011 season.
Here are the game results for Sunday, April 10, 2011:
Nationals-7, Mets-3 (Final 11)
Rays-1, White Sox-6
Blue Jays-1, Angels-3
Yankees-0, Red Sox-4
Here are the game results for Staurday, April 9th, 2011:
Yankees-9, Red Sox-4
Rays-2, White Sox-4
Dodgers-4, Padres-2 (Final 11)
Blue Jays-5, Angels-6 (Final 14)