Hope is the best of things – June 17

I AM ISSUING A REQUEST TO ALL:  PLEASE SHARE WITH ME YOUR TOP 10 REGULAR SEASON AND POSTSEASON MOMENTS IN METS HISTORY.  I WILL POST THE RESULTS OF ALL THE ENTRIES AND PUT TOGETHER THE FINAL LIST AS A RESULT OF ALL METS FANS.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO.  EMAIL ME YOUR LISTS AT CKMAGIC3205@YAHOO.COM.  FOR MY 9th OF THE TOP 10 MOMENTS IN METS HISTORY SEE THE 2nd TO LAST ARTICLE ON THIS PAGE – LET’S GO METS!!!!

Mets stay on roll with 6th straight win

Behind consistent pitching by Jonathon Niese and a potent offense that has seemed to find its way, the Mets defeated the Indians 8-4 last night.  Niese has now won 3 straight starts since coming off the DL and has 4 wins on the season overall.  Niese has now pitched at least 7 innings in all of his starts since coming off the DL and in all 4 of his wins this season.  Niese is the first Mets rookie to win three consecutive starts while pitching at least seven innings in each game since Jae Seo in 2003 (May 31–June 11).

Jonathon Niese 2010 Averages per start; before and after DL stint

Before    W-L: 1-2   ERA: 4.79  IP: 5.1  WHIP: 1.79   Opp. BA: .322

After:     W-L: 3-0  ERA: 1.57   IP: 7.2  WHIP: 0.78  Opp. BA: .188

Jonathon Niese has been a revelation since coming off the DL as his numbers have improved drastically.

Angel Pagan went 3-5 with 3 RBI last night.  Pagan is now batting .370 with RISP which is first on the Mets and one of the highest in the NL.  Pagan now has 29 RBI on the season which is 3 shy of a career-high 32 that he drove in last season.  Pagan has now hit in 5 straight games and scored a run in his last 3 games.

Highest BA with RISP; 2010 NL leaders

Adam LaRoche        ARI       .373

Angel Pagan             NYM     .370

Jorge Cantu              FLA      .370

Albert Pujols             STL      .362

Ian Desmond            WSH     .358

>>Minimum 54 AB

Pagan has given Mets fans a dependable substitute for Carlos Beltran this season.

Mets continue streak of 5 runs in an inning

The Mets scored 5 runs in the third inning last night, marking the third straight game that they have put together a 5-run inning.  This was the 7th time that they had accomplished this in team history, and the first time since August 2004.

Most consecutive games; 5 or more runs in an inning – team history

June 14-17, 2010            3

August 3-5, 2004            3

August 2-5, 2003            3

April 22-23, 2000           3

May 24-27, 1998             3

June 12-13, 1990             3

September 7-9, 1988       3

Wright continues RBI streak

David Wright smoked a 2-run double in the third inning to extend his consecutive games with an RBI to six games.   This is the 5th time Wright has driven in a run in 6 straight games, and the first time since 2007.  Wright has never driven in a run in 7 straight games in his career.

David Wright – Most consecutive games with RBI

June 10-16, 2010                                6    (13 total RBI)

July 18-24, 2007                                 6    (10 total RBI)

August 28-September 2, 2006         6    (15 total RBI)

June 9-15, 2006                                  6    (10 total RBI)

April 3-11, 2006                                  6    (10 total RBI)

David Wright has tied a career-high with RBI in 6 consecutive games.

No MINOR thing

Last night, the three Mets affiliates in action won their games by a combined score of 29-2.  Binghamton won 11-2, St. Lucie won 6-0 and Savannah won 12-0.  Perhaps most impressive of these wins was Savannah pitcher Mark Cohoon.  The 22-year old LHP out of Burleson, TX is now 7-1 on the season with a 1.30 ERA.

Mark Cohoon last 3 starts

W-L          3-0

ERA          0.00

IP              27

Opp. BA    .118

K/BB         22/4

Mark Cohoon threw his third straight SHO last night for the Mets Single-A affiliate Savannah Sand Gnats.

R.A. Dickey takes on Cleveland tonight

R.A. Dickey will take the mound for the Mets tonight hoping to improve to 5-0 on the season.  So far Dickey has been a revelation for the Mets this season, posting a 2.78 ERA and able to consistently pitch around trouble.  Dickey is one of 4 Mets starters in team history to go 4-0 in their first 5 starts with the Mets.  Dickey will hope to join Terry Leach as the only Mets starter to go 5-0 in his first 6 starts with the team.  The Mets will be looking for their first 6 game road win streak since August 2008.

R. A. Dickey – 2010 Season

Starts                5

W-L                 4-0

ERA                 2.78

K/BB              24/10

IP per Start     6.2

Mets starters to go 4-0 in first 5 starts – team history

R. A. Dickey        2010            2.78 ERA

Terry Leach        1981-85      0.76 ERA>>

Harry Parker       1973            2.41 ERA

Ray Sadecki          1970           3.11 ERA

>>Terry Leach started his career 6-0 in first 7 starts.

Dickey is 1-0 in 8 career appearances (2 starts) against the Indians.

Top 10 Mets regular-season moments

9. Strawberry hits the clock at midnight – the date was October 1, 1985 and most of NY was in the dark because of Hurricane Gloria.  My family had lost power for a week and I was forced to listen to the game on my transistor radio.  With six games remaining the Mets trailed the 1st place Cardinals by 3 games.  This was game 1 of a three game series the Mets needed to sweep.  Ron Darling matched John Tudor pitch for pitch for 9 innings, allowing just 4 hits and no runs in perhaps his best performance as a Met.  Tudor went one better, throwing 10 scoreless innings.  Jesse Orosco relieved Darling in the 10th and struck out Jack Clark with the winning run on 2nd to end the inning.  Ken Dayley then took over for Tudor and promptly struck out Hernandez and Carter to start the 11th.  Upped stepped Darryl Strawberry who proceeded to crush a Dayley fastball about 500 ft to right center field that wound up hitting a clock.  Orosco then worked around a Mookie Wilson error in the bottom of the inning to nail the win down for the Mets.  The next night Gooden won 4-2, but the Cardinals then took game 3 of the series to end the Mets chances of a division title in 1985.

Help Fund for Cancer Survivors

I might as well use this blog to educate people that cancer survivors out there need your help.  Many of us (myself included) have suffered awful side effects from the chemotherapy and radiation.  As a result of my treatment, I now suffer from Hemochromotosis, Crohn’s Disease and Lymphedema.  I had to retire in April 2008 after being diagnosed with Hemochromotosis. Disability payments are not NEARLY enough to live on an many of us in situations like mine need help.  PLEASE help me by donating to a fund to start a foundation for cancer survivors.  If you want more information or are looking want to become involved, check out our facebook page or email me.

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About Mark Kelly - CKMagicSports

Sports Historian that is well versed at the four major sports first, then College Hoops, Football, Olympics, Tennis, Golf and NASCAR. Former ESPN Researcher in Bristol, CT. After a 10-year career working in everything from SportsCenter to ESPNNEWS to Cold Pizza. Had to retire due to complications from Cancer treatment. I am a now 25-year survivor that still suffers everyday from the side effects of chemotherapy & radiation. Suffer from Crohn's disease and Lymphedema everyday and started a website called CKMagicSports.com that I do podcasts on that you can help support by clicking on KNOCKOUTCANCER link on my CKMagicSports website. https://www.gofundme.com/KOCANCER Read more about my 25-year battle with the disgusting side effects of this disease here. http://www.ckmagicsports.com/marks-story/
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