Category Archives: METS

GAME 42 REVIEW: "Clutch" Hitting Absent in Shutout Loss to Mets

There are a lot of studies out there that suggest that the anecdotal concept of "clutch" does not really exist.  As emotional beings, fans tend to remember the good (a player coming through with runners in scoring position or in a big situation) and tend to forget the equal number of times that player has failed.
Some of the more celebrated "clutch" players in history, statistics-wise, were no Continue reading

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GAME 24 REVIEW: Desmond Returns "Relaxed", Leads Nats to 4-3 Win Over Mets

Maybe a couple days off was all that Ian Desmond needed.
In his first game back from paternity leave and the birth of his first child, the shortstop homered and tripled, scoring two runs, to lead the Washington Nationals over the streaking New York Mets 4-3, before 15,142 at Nationals Park.
The win halts the Nats losing streak at three games and ends the Mets winning streak at six.  The Nationals Continue reading

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GAME 23 REVIEW: Snatching Defeat from Jaws of Victory

"You know, it’s a game of inches sometimes." — Nats manager Jim Riggleman
Washington, D.C. — Sean Burnett has been one of manager Jim Riggleman’s most trusted relievers the last two seasons, getting his job done many more nights than not.  In the ninth inning last night, it was a "not."
Burnett gave up three straight singles to start the inning to load the bases and, with Drew Storen warmed up Continue reading

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GAME 22 REVIEW: Nats Follow Familiar Script in 6-4 Loss to Mets

"We just couldn’t put a zero on the board there. That was an important inning." manager Jim Riggleman, on the two-run sixth for the Mets.

Washington, D.C. — As has been the case all season long, the Washington Nationals got an effort from their starting pitcher that "kept them in the game."  But not enough hits and the failure of two left-handed pitchers to do their jobs resulted in another Continue reading

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SERIES PREVIEW: New York Mets at Washington Nationals; Starting Lineups

New York Mets (9-13, 5th NLE) v. Washington Nationals (10-11, 3rd NLE)Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.Tues Apr. 26, 7:05 pm: Chris Young (1-0, 1.46) v. Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.70)Weds Apr. 27, 7:05 pm: R.A. Dickey (1-3, 4.10) v. Tom Gorzelanny (0-2, 4.96)Thurs Apr. 28, 7:05 pm: Chris Capuano (2-1, 5.95) v. Livan Hernandez (2-2, 3.48)_______________________________________________________
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GAME 8 REVIEW: Nationals Drop Ball, Game to Mets 8-4

THE RESULT:  There were a few moments in the Washington Nationals 8-4 loss to the New York Mets that were key to the outcome of the game.  None, however, were bigger than a dropped routine fly ball by a 14-year veteran.
Holding a tenuous 4-3 lead in the sixth inning, Carlos Beltran blasted a Tom Gorzelanny pitch to deep left field in a bid for his third home run of the game.  It fell just short Continue reading

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SERIES PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Washington Nationals (2-4, 5th NLE) v. New York Mets (3-3, 2nd NLE)
Citi Field, Flushing, NYFri. Apr. 8, 4:10 pm: Jordan Zimmermann (0-1, 3.00) v. R.A. Dickey (1-0, 0.00)Sat. Apr. 9, 7:10 pm:  Tom Gorzelanny (first start) v. Chris Capuano (0-0, 13.50)Sun. Apr. 10, 1:10 pm:  Jason Marquis (0-0, 2.84) v. Chris Young (0-0, 1.69)_______________________________________
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