What’s on tap for Saturday, July 26

The Mets (49-54) continue their four-game series against the Brewers (58-46) in Milwaukee on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Jon Niese (5-5, 3.13 ERA) will start for the Mets against Brewers RHP Wily Peralta (11-6, 3.58).

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In case you missed it…

The Mets rallied to score three runs in the ninth inning against Francisco Rodriguez, including another home run from Lucas Duda, as the Mets defeated the Brewers, 3-2, on Friday night.


Daisuke Matsuzaka is due to have an MRI of his right elbow Saturday in New York.


The Mets are open to trading Daniel Murphy, but he’ll cost a lot >> Read more.


The Mets will be among 11 teams flocking to Miami to watch 26-year-old Cuban OF Rusney Castillo hold a workout this weekend (CBS Sports, July 25). Castillo will also work out as a shortstop >> Read more.


The Mets would pay some of Bartolo Colon’s remaining salary this season in an effort to deal him (Martino, July 25).




21 comments
mr met
mr met

Well Peavy got traded to San Fran.  One less suitor for Bartolo.  Getting nervous.

mr met
mr met

As frustrating as this season has been we are learning a few things (which I think was the point of this last transition season).  

(1)  Lucas Duda can play 1b for us, he just needed the full time job to solidify that in our minds.  

(2)Wheeler took that next step, and he will slot in nicely behind a hopefully healthy Harvey next season. 

(3) Ruben Tejada is not the answer at SS.  

(4) 2/3 of our outfield is settled as long as we find a reliable LF bat in the offseason, otherwise I am not sure Juan Lagares even with the gold glove defense can be our everyday CF.  

(5) Travis D'arnaud is at least good enough to be an average starting catcher in the league for the next 8-10 years.  

(6) The work investing in the minor leagues, the sacrifice of the big league club to build it up wasn't fruitless.  It has poised us to make at least one HUGE move in the offseason.  

(7) David Wright needs his Robin or perhaps someone even better than him to play in queens.  

(8) Terry Collins is not the guy who will get us deep into the playoffs.  The pitching alone is talented enough to get us a wildcard next season.    

(9) When sandy Alderson spews out some BS this offseason about how getting Parnell back healthy is almost like the mets signing a big time free agent RP, I will roll my eyes.  

(10) I wish imjimmybx and Jim Steele would argue like maniacs again.  I have never seen it, but I hear it is a sight to be seen.

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Duda is going to stop getting pitches to hit if someone else doesn't start stepping up.

Sean Matrai
Sean Matrai

It's not even about the playoffs, Zach Wheeler once again was tremendous. Shows about the future of this ball club

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

6 Games Out with 59 to go is realistic. However, we have to surpass 5 teams and get back over .500... I just don't know. If they can split this series(or win) with the Brewers and came home and take care of business, then they have a shot.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

Man I woke up still pretty geeked up about that win last night.  Watching that HR clear the wall and hearing Gary's natural excitement on the call was fantastic!

mrgee
mrgee

Soooo...you're saying we've got a chance?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@mr met Sandy may actually be asking for a lot for his players.  IMO Peavy isn't better than Tolo, but if all San Fran has to give up is two mid level pitching prospects as opposed to whatever Sandy is asking for....

mr met
mr met

@imjimmybx Sounds like this is kinda an ad for Havana Cafe in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.

Michael Swyer
Michael Swyer

@imjimmybx I don't think the Yankees were the biggest joke franchise when they had the most wins in the 1980's of any team in baseball, just saying.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Yeah, it's unrealistic but hey, there's a chance and it's goofy to give up as fans with 2 months left. This team so desperately needs another 8 of 10 stretch.

theglider
theglider

They have the pitching to stay in most games. The keys are getting timely hits and hoping the bullpen can hold a lead.

ken1010
ken1010

@mrgee

We have as much chance as we did of coming back in the 9th last night.  Perhaps if K-Rod would close for our opponents the rest of the year, it would be a real chance.  Otherwise, not so much.

mr met
mr met

@C.K. Dexter Haven @mr met If they gave up panik and gary brown I would still be pissed.  We need to create competition amongst our minor league position players.  

mr met
mr met

@mets2death @mr met I think we agree on most things other than the fact that when Harvey went down, I knew that this was going to be a transition year.  I think it forced us into the colon signing which didn't allow us to allocate the money into the offense.  I really thought we were going to sign Drew and bring stability, not spectacular play out of the position.  You final points about where we would be if...predicting such a down year in the NL east wasnt 100% foreseeable.  I just think this means that SA's plan isn't totally off base and has some legs if some things break, and for a team with a payroll at around 75 million right now, things needed to break.  I also think meijia is the closer next season, but you know SA is going to try and spin it like it was a big FA signing that was free.  I am just itching for a colon move now..getting nervous since we lost the Giants as a trading partner.  

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Michael Swyer As one of the resident ol timers here i can tell you honestly:  if you didn't live in the metro area during the time, you won't know.  When Straw came up and then Doc after him...ALL the baseball talk in NYC was about the Mets.  Because they were bringing in stars and cultivating some in their minors.  I was at the Mayor trophy game in the Bronx in 83(?) where Rusty hits an 8th inning HR to win it and walking out of YANKEE Stadium, Mets AND Yankee fans are chanting:


STEINBRENNER SUCKS!



But the reality is...NYC is just as fickle as any other big city.  It belongs to whomever the winner is at the moment.  That's what made 99 and 2000 so much fun.  The Mets had a comparable team complete with the inane 'best player in the city" debate (Alfonzo vs. Jeter...........Jeter won).  The city was pretty divided then.  At the time i was an office manager for a day trading firm and i remember spending the first 90 mins of every day debating who the best top 5 players from each team were.  


Michael Swyer
Michael Swyer

@imjimmybx They won 97 games in 1985, 90 in 1986, 89 in 1987 and 85 in 1988 lol. Our Mets owned the town, but the Yanks were far from laughingstock.