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Preview: Twins at Mets June 27, 2010

Minnesota Twins (41-33) at New York Mets (42-32)  1:10 pm

Scott Baker (6-6 4.61) vs Jon Niese (4-2 4.417)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets and Twins play the rubber game of the series today. Baker’s season has been a roller coaster of up and down games. His last start was pretty bad at Milwaukee giving up 5 ER over6 IP. Niese’s last start was even worse in a no-decision against Detroit. He gave up 6 ER over 4.2 IP.

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Preview: Twins at Mets June 26, 2010

Minnesota Twins (40-33) at New York Mets (42-31)  1:10 pm

Carl Pavano (8-6 3.64) vs Johan Santana (5-4 3.31)

TV: WPIX   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The Mets can win the series with a victory this afternoon. Santana is pitching against his former team and it’s his first start since news broke that he was accused of raping a woman in Florida last October. Pavano has been pitching really well and won three straight games. His last start was a complete game win against Philly in which he only gave up 1 run.

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Mets 5 – Twins 2 June 25, 2010

June 13, 2010: David Wright  for the New York Mets in action during an interleague game against the hometown Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Mets completed the 3-game sweep by beating the Orioles 11 - 4.

The Mets got another solid start tonight from Mike Pelfrey despite the fact that he didn’t seem to be at his best again. That’s the sign of him maturing. He went 6 IP and gave up only 2 runs. Pelfrey gave up a leadoff home run to Denard Span and gave up 6 hits but didn’t walk anyone.

The Mets offense really capitalized on their opportunities. They had 7 hits and 1 walk. David Wright had a big game going 2 for 3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI’s, and a solo home run to right field. His average is up to .298 for the season and he now has 59 RBI’s.

The Mets stay hot at home and have a chance to take another series this weekend.

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Preview: Twins at Mets June 25, 2010

Minnesota Twins (40-32) at New York Mets (41-31)  7:10 pm

Kevin Slowey (7-4 4.58) vs Mike Pelfrey (9-2 2.69)

TV: SNY   Radio: WFAN

What to watch: The first place Twins come to town for a three game series this weekend. They’re coming off getting swept in Milwaukee. Slowey got rocked by the Phillies in his last start for 7 runs in 1.2 IP. Pelfrey is also coming off a loss to the Yankees in which he gave up 5 ER in 7 IP.

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Mets Home Stand Preview: June 22-27, 2010

April 27 2010: Fans cheer for their team during game 2 of a double header MLB game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. The Mets beat the Dodgers 10-5.

After the longest (and ironically most successful) road trip of the season, the Mets are returning to the friendly confines of Citi Field.

Unfortunately, the best two teams in the AL Central will be awaiting them.

Tuesday, June 22nd: Tigers (Verlander) vs. Mets (Niese) 7:10 PM
Wednesday, June 23rd: Tigers (Bonderman) vs. Mets (Dickey) 7:10 PM ESPN
Thursday, June 24th: Tigers (Galarraga) vs. Mets (Takahashi) 7:10 PM MLB Network
Friday, June 25th: Twins (Slowey) vs. Mets (Pelfrey) 7:10 PM
Saturday, June 26th: Twins (Pavano) vs. Mets (Santana) 1:10 PM
Sunday, June 27th: Twins (Baker) vs. Mets (Niese) 1:10 PM

The 2nd place Tigers are led offensively by Miguel Cabrera, who leads the majors in home runs (19) and runs batted in (60). Detroit is 8-2 in their past ten games, so the Mets would be wise to not overlook this Tigers’ team which has been hot lately. Continue reading

New York Mets Amateur Draft Strategy

The baseball amateur draft starts this Thursday and the Mets have plenty of needs in their farm system. Obtaining Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins this off season drained several of the Mets top prospects. That trade included the Mets numbers 2, 3, 4, and 7 prospects. I still like the trade and the contract for Santana. I think he’s got the right stuff and fluid motion to avoid long term injuries enough to be successful over the next seven years.

That said, the Mets need to re-stock young players. Bob Klapisch wrote a good column today on the Mets strategy for this draft. Continue reading