Archive for September 22nd, 2008

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Mets-Cubs Series Preview

Mets Rumors & News

Seven games left. Fasten your seatbelts. The Mets are at a disadvantage in the playoff race, though, because they have two opponents every game: the other team and their own bullpen. Their relief situation is not getting any better. There’s no relief from their relievers. If the Mets had just an average bullpen, they’d have clinched the division by now. Jerry Manuel can only do so much with the hand he’s been dealt, but he needs to get Bobby Parnell in there more often. It can’t hurt. And can we please end the Aaron Heilman experiment?
The Cubs come into Shea for the penultimate series of the year. It’s the collapse vs. the jinx. The Cubs are looking to break a 100-year losing streak. They haven’t even been in the World Series since 1945. They have the Billy Goat Jinx, Leon Durham’s error in 1984, Steve Bartman (Mets trivia: Luis Castillo hit the ball, and …

With Stadium Gone Matsui’s Season Over

Yankees Rumors & News

Yankee Stadium is gone after last night’s final game and celebration and going with it is Hideki Matsui whose season will be ending prematurely as he has season ending knee surgery.

Matsui has been hobbled by his left knee for a while now and probably didn’t get surgery earlier just so he could take part in the final game at the stadium. He missed part of June and all of July as he tried to rest the knee instead of opting for surgery.

After he returned in August it was clear that he was not fully healed, but he tried to play through it anyways. Early in September it was clear he wasn’t pulling his weight and he was taken out of the lineup.

His numbers were pretty ugly after his mid-summer break to rest the knee. In 24 games he had a .209 average, a .594 OPS, 2 homers, 11 RBI’s, 7 walks, and 17 strike outs.

Matsui had a …

Yankees Close Out Stadium With Class

Yankees Rumors & News

Nobody does it better than the New York Yankees. No one puts on a show like the Yankees. No one closes out one of the greatest places in American history better than the Bronx Bombers. It was truly an amazing experience to witness history last night.
Before the game we saw legend after legend come out. Each one with their own share of Yankee Stadium magic and they all stood there for the world to see. If you were in the Bronx last night, you will never forget what you saw. If you watched on TV, you will never forget what you saw. If you are a Yankees fan, how could you miss last night’s events? It was surreal, it sent chills up and down your spine, it made you shed a tear or two in you eyes, it was the last call at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees won the game 7-3 over the Baltimore Orioles. Andy Pettitte got the start in the last game …

NL Dogfight – September 22nd

Mets Rumors & News

Baseball’s regular season is in its final week. On Sunday the Phillies began to look as if they were in the drivers seat, while the Mets had a slight setback and the Brewers decided they’re not ready for the fat lady to sing.

Recap of Sunday’s Action:

The Brewers avoided a sweep to the Reds on Sunday punishing Bronson Arroyo. Seth McClung and five relief pitchers held Cincinnati to 1 run on 5 hits. Prince Fielder led the charge for the Brew Crew going 2 for 4 with a home run, double, and 3 RBI’s.

The Mets entered the bottom of the eighth inning yesterday with a 4-3 lead. By innings end (4 runs and pitchers later), the Braves found themselves on top 7-4. Carlos Delgado tried to rally the Mets in the ninth with a two-run home run, but it wasn’t enough as the Braves took two of three from the Mets, winning 7-6. The bullpen spoiled another strong outing by Mike …

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