At such an important stretch of the year, the Mets decided to get two wins out of their last nine games and pitchers cannot give up more than two runs if they expect to win a game. In response to that, The Metropolitans is going to ignore that underperforming group and their forgettable game for some pictures that Benny pointed out that were posted on the NYFansites messageboards. See what bored Mets fans and Photoshop can churn out?
As pointed out from yesterday's broadcast, the Mets only have four wins in September and October against the Braves at Turners Field. Ugly.
The Braves are 49-20 against the Mets at Turner Field, including 20-4 in September and October.
- Richmond beat Norfolk 3-2. Angel Pagan went 1 for 4 with an RBI, Eric Valent went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a walk, and Chase Lambin went 2 for 3 with a run scored, a double, and an RBI. Jose Santiago got the start and went six innings allowing seven hits, two earned runs, one walk, and he struck out four.
- Binghamton beat New Britain 5-0. David Bacani went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI, Aarom Baldiris went 1 for 2 with a run scored, a double, and two walks, Bobby Malek went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a double, Corey Ragsdale went 1 for 2 with a run scored, a walk, and his ninth homer in AA, which was his nineteenth homer overall, and Yunir Garcia went 1 for 3 with a walk and two RBIs. Timothy McNab got the start and went six innings giving up two hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out four en route to his second win on the year.
- Hagerstown beat Lexington 7-2. Carlos Gomez went 1 for 2 with a run scored and a walk, Ambiorix Concepcion went 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI, Grant Psomas went 1 for 2, Matt Bacon went 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs, and Matthew Fisher went 1 for 2 with two runs scored, a triple, two walks, and an RBI.
- Brooklyn beat Aberdeen 7-2. Caleb Stewart started off on fire for the Cyclones after getting demoted from St. Lucie where he was holding his own only to go into a long slump until recently. Recently, Stewart has been on fire and yesterday's game was no different as he went 2 for 5 with a run scored, a double, and two RBIs. Gregory Gonzalez went 1 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI, Joseph Holden went 1 for 4 with a run scored and a walk, Nick Evans went 1 for 4 with a run scored and a walk, Jonel Pacheco went 2 for 4 with a runs scored, an RBI, and a walk, and Drew Butera went 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs. Salvador Aguilar got the start and upped his record to 5-0 by going five innings, giving up three hits, no earned runs, two walks, and struck out seven.
"When I left it was with the understanding, go down and get some work, work I wasn't getting here," he said. "My numbers were terrible. Against minor league guys I always get hammered. I fixed a couple mechanical flaws."
Of course, why didn't we think of this before. He sucked in the minor leagues because he always gets hit hard by the young guys and he fixed some flaws that caused him to get hammered by the big guys too. He should now be able to help the Mets in their final playoff push.
"As soon as they tell me I can eat, I'm going to get an extra-large pizza," said Cameron, who has been limited to a diet of soft foods. "The doctors told me I could put it in a blender, but I didn't want that. I want a pizza and a six-pack of beer."
Manager Willie Randolph was asked about the decision to send Diaz, and he didn't exactly defend his third-base coach.
"I've coached third base for 10 years and I don't second-guess my third-base coach," Randolph said. "It was a tough decision. I didn't tell him to tell him to go. You have to ask the guy that sent him."
"I'd only do that for a few closers - Mariano Rivera, Billy, [Eric] Gagne and [Trevor] Hoffman," Urbina said. "Those four guys. No more. But it's just for this year. I miss closing."
No Looper on that list?
"I did pretty well today," Bonds said. "When I get back on the field, I want to be playing where I left off."