Archive for May 11th, 2009

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Mets Streak to First Place

Mets Rumors & News

Now that Oliver Perez has been airbrushed out of the Mets team picture (no record of him even existing can be found anymore), the Mets can’t seem to lose. In fact, the last game they lost was when the erratic lefty made his last start a week ago Saturday. Seven games and three series sweeps later, the Mets have shot to first place. The combination of quality starting pitching, timely (and a lot of) hitting and the season-long success of their bullpen, along with aggressive base running, have turned the team around.

After a rough start to the season, the rotation has straightened itself out. Starting pitchers for the Mets not named Oliver Perez have a 14-4 record this year. Johan Santana is 4-1, and his ERA is 0.91. John Maine is 3-0 and has only given up four earned runs in his last three starts. In Mike Pelfrey’s last three games, he’s also 3-0, and has allowed eight earned runs. In Livan Hernandez’s last three starts, he’s …

Knicks plan to draft Stephen Curry?

Knicks Rumors & News

The New York Knicks have a 2.8% chance to land the top pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. However, it looks like the team that finished with the eigth worst record in the league will be selecting at that spot. Rumors have been swirling that the franchise plans to select Davdison G Stephen Curry. There has been chatter going around saying Curry declared after his junior year based on the asusmption the Knicks would use their lottery pick on him.

Curry led the nation in scoring this past season at 28.6 per game. Curry scored more than 40 points in four games and would fit right into the Knicks system. Head coach Mike D’Atonifavors shooters and Curry has showed he can be lights-out. Curry, played point guard last season and elevated his game in two areas.  He averaged 5.6 assists per game (22nd in nation) and 2.5 steals (10th in nation). He showed he can do more than shoot by getting to the free throw line 7.4 times a game. The 6’3″ guard is …

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