Archive for August 28th, 2007


Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Pennington still Piloting the Jets

Jets Rumors & News

Everything you read and hear from every level of the Jets organization gives the clear indication that there is no QB controversy in Jet land.

Much of the blame for the anemic offensive stats during the pre-season is being placed on “units” rather than “individuals.”

Eric Mangini had this to say during his Monday news conference:

“The one thing we look at is the group performance. One person cannot dictate how the group performs. There are a lot of plays where if, as a unit, they had performed better, the opportunities to complete the ball down the field would have been better and the running game would have been more effective. So it’s really more of a whole group total approach than of one person versus another person.”

Chad Pennington chimed in with this:

“To be honest with you, we’ve had a really good camp. Just because the preseason games haven’t gone as well as we would have liked, I don’t think we need to push the panic button. We’ve had a really successful camp. We had …

Yankees renew rivalry

Yankees Rumors & News

Yankees-Red Sox. A rivalry like no other in sports. The two teams begin a crucial 3 game series at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night.Andy Pettitte (11-7, 3.69) faces Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-10, 3.76) in the series opener. The Red Sox are coming into the Stadium fresh off a 4 game sweep of the Chicago White Sox , the Yanks, come off a 16-0 debacle at the hands of the Detriot Tigers in the finale of a 4 game series, which saw the Bombers lose 3 of 4 and lose 3 games in the standings to Boston.

Roger Clemens (5-5, 4.34) takes on Boston ace Josh Beckett (16-5, 3.21) on Wednesday night 7:05pm.The Rocket takes on his former team for the first time since rejoining the Yankees.

Yankees ace Chien-Ming Wang (15-6, 3.95) faces Curt Schilling, RHP (8-5, 4.11) in Thursday 1:05pm matinee. He is 2-1 in three starts against the Red Sox this season.

The two teams play again for their final series of the year Sept 14-16 at Fenway Park.With the …

Series Preview – Mets at Phillies

Mets Rumors & News

Via The Orphan: After taking two of three in the weekend series against the Dodgers, the Mets travel 90 miles south to Philadelphia to begin one of the biggest series of the season, four games with the Phillies. The Phillies have struggled as of late, losing four of their last six, but are still in second place in the NL East, six games behind the Mets. Should the Mets sweep or take three of four, it could spell the end of the Phillies playoff hopes, and put the Mets out of reach in the NL East.

Who’s Hot – The Mets’ bats love the Phillies pitching. Carlos Beltran is only batting .261 against the Phillies, but he’s hit a team high five home runs and ten RBI’s. Jose Reyes has hit .381 in eleven games against the Phillies this season. Moises Alou has only 15 at bats against the Phillies this season, but he’s had 7 hits (.467), including two home runs. Carlos Delgado has hit three home runs and drove in seven of elven …

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