Friday’s Highlights: Sizemore drops the ball, Campbell steals home, d’Arnaud RBI single

Juan Lagares hits a fly ball to left field, which is dropped by Grady Sizemore with two outs in the seventh, allowing two runs to score. >>> Watch here.



Juan Lagares steals second and Eric Campbell slides in safely at home as the Mets pull off a double steal in the seventh inning Friday. >>> Watch here.



Travis d’Arnaud puts the Mets on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring David Wright. >>> Watch here. 


 




70 comments
lindro88
lindro88

Wally didn't help himself when he threatened the other teams play by play guy on that show they did about his independent league team. I'd like to see him up here, but it appears as if GM's around baseball aren't interested. We'll see if any jobs open and if he even gets an interview

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Wally is not General Patton.  There's a bit of a Napoleonic complex there, but definitely not Patton. 

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

How about 2b LJ Mazz?....300  11 hrs 76 rbis 14 stolen bases in combined low/hi a ball?

saxon
saxon

Lets say Wally next year has us 20-14 to begin season...Do you think people are going to complain about Wally and his media meetings? They would probably be really enjoyable to watch...

lindro88
lindro88

If Wally doesn't get an interview by any team this offseason, can we stop assuming it's just a Mets issue? On the surface he seems like the perfect guy to bring in. Maybe Wally on the field isn't the problem?

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

The front office better come up with creative ideas to get people to the game in September, because if they don't, it's gonna be a dull month.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Somewhere in the Domnican Luis Castillo just spit-up his Ovaltine.

spelletrader
spelletrader

This blog has become as bad as the team. Did all the writers leave?

Doubleday
Doubleday

As I saw on another site ... Bartolo Colon is one complete game two-hitter away from being a Dodger or an Angel.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Isn't today CG bobblehead night?  I wonder if the bobblehead can hit.

baldy
baldy

Good news, guys.  Despite the win, we still have the 10th worst record in baseball.  If we finish like this, our draft pick will be protected and, even if they receive qualifying offers, we can sign Emilio Bonifacio or Rajai Davis to play left.

strato
strato

Another game another 4 hits. And Sandy and Terry will both be brought back because, lets face it, the prerequisite for remaining with the organization is being the good soldier, not rocking the boat, doing what you are told.  What Sandy has done to warrant an extension baffles me. Rebuilt the farm system? Let's hope it's improved since every resource has been put into it to the total exclusion of the major league club for the last four years. Astute trades? Wheeler? He had possibly the best two way center fielder in the game to dump. Let's hope he got a first class prospect for him. And Thor and d'Arnaud? He merely had a Cy Young winning chip to trade.  Let's face it, most of the young pitchers (Harvey, Mejia, Familia, Gee) were Omar.


Does anyone feel comfortable with Sandy building an offense this offseason? The guy couldn't identify a bat if it whacked him over the head. (Granderson, Young) How about his other free agent signings (Fransisco, Marcum)   And calm down about the Byrd signing. That wasn't Sandy's idea, simply a favor done for someone else.


I am all in agreement that Terry should go. Sandy, however, too often gets a free pass and i believe he is as big a part of the problem. He is more of an actuary running the organization than a GM

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

You know who is a great manager? Joe Girardi. Look at that Yankee team. Most of their free agents they signed were either hurt or not productive...their pitching staff consists of Chris Capuano etc...but the Yankees keep winning


The Yankees are an example of when a manager can handle a team devoid of talent due to injuries or woefully unproductive players and still win and compete as best as possible.


THIS is why Terry needs to be relieved of his duties

surfer1
surfer1

@Albert E Lewis 

He is projected to be a descent major league player but I hate to say it...He maybe part of a trade package if Herrera shows any promise.....Maybe mid 2015...

lindro88
lindro88

I don't think anyone doubts the guy can manage. He's now won two AAA Manager of the year awards.

1harris1
1harris1

We know what the problem is: his past. So why shouldn't he get another chance? He's been a good soldier since getting to Vegas, and he's done a terrific job there. He deserves the chance to be on a major league coaching staff next season.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Have you guys not seen the video of Wally going nuts and throwing a temper tantrum? That is not a guy Sandy would ever hire -- although I think he should

lindro88
lindro88

It's gonna be dull anyway. What can the FO do?

rico
rico

@Kenneth Meltsner rum y ovaltina

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@spelletrader  They all got jobs writing obituaries. Work around here just got too depressing. 

rico
rico

@Doubleday please explain?  are you implying the angels and dodgers are familiar with colon?  he's only been a dominating pitcher for 20 years, I wonder if anyone has noticed?



Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@strato This assessment rates a pure 1, Mr. Strato. You are correct on every issue. How many times can they play the Marlon Byrd card? For every Byrd there are four or five Marcums, Ankiels or Abreus. Hate to play the age card but it is painfully clear that time has passed both Sandy and Terry by. Wally Backman may not be the second-coming of Gil Hodges (or Tony LaRussa) but at least he has an iota of FIRE--something that has been missing for this club for far too long.

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

@strato Good post.  It illustrates for anyone paying any attention exactly why Wally will never be the manager in Queens as long as the current regime is in place.  He's not a yes man, isn't afraid to make waves or say the unpopular thing and frankly it's what's keeping him from managing this, and any other, big league club.  

As for Sandy...the bloom is off the rose.  I have little doubt at this time that if Fred told Omar that he had to switch his approach  to the team in 2010 to full rebuild mode, that Omar couldn't have had the exact same results as Sandy is getting.  Which begs the question: what the hell is so special about Sandy and his triumvirate?

1harris1
1harris1

@strato  The ones who should go are the people who Sandy answers to.  Unfortunately those are the same folks you can't get rid of.

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

Shut up Jimmy. You racist PR pos. Nobody cares what you have to say. You are a disgrace to mankind. Please do the world a favor, don't ever reproduce. Flores sucks. Get over it.

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

@BerryBeltran I like Joe Girardi.  I think he's a solid manager.  You are over stating his greatness.  

McCarthy, Frances, Capuano, Matt Thornton....Scott Sizemore, Drew, Prado, Headley..and on and on and on.  They go out and add payroll and sign major leaguers to minor league deals and basically throw stuff up against the wall to see what sticks, and you really believe the ship is staying afloat solely based on his management?

Meanwhile TC's handcuffed to a Chris Young situation that i'm SURE he didn't want and when they do finally release him his replacement options are young players who have already proved on 1 or more occasions that they couldn't hack it at the ML level.   

1harris1
1harris1

@BerryBeltran  I like Joe Girardi as a manager too, but he also works for an organization which is committed to winning.  The Yankees brought in multiple players around the trade deadline in attempting to bolster their offense.  What players from outside the organization has our front office brought in all season to improve a team which was flawed from the start?

Doubleday
Doubleday

@surfer1 @Albert E Lewis The minute Hererra gets the 2B job, people will begin pushing for LJ.  If only one of them could play SS.  

If WIlmer ever comes around at the plate, play him at 3B, move aging DW to 1B, and we could have an interesting infield by 2016.  Once MLB and the players union push the DH on the NL, Duda is your DH.

surfer1
surfer1

@Max Denby 

And this is exactly what we need up here...a fireball coach like Wally was when he played...awesome...miss temper tantrums on this club...

mets74
mets74

@lindro88 Post game concerts! Black Sabbath for the kiddies,  Venom for the lite rock folks, William Hung for the classical crowd and Cradle Of Filth for R&B fans. 

Why am I not in the FO???? 

1harris1
1harris1

Lol. Do the scouts working for the Angels and Dodgers really need to watch Colon's performance tonight in person? Sounds like a fun night in Manhattan to me.

lindro88
lindro88

I'm sure they'll count those bobble heads when they announce the attendance.

lindro88
lindro88

Davis is way better than what we have now

lindro88
lindro88

So what is the reason Wally won't get any ML job?

Max Denby
Max Denby

Hey Hubie -- so you like Sandy? If so, you are the one who should go away.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@1harris1 @BerryBeltran I'd like to see Lee Mazilli manage this team.  Would sell tickets, too.  It's high time we rescued our former posterboy from the Bronx.

matmil
matmil

Sometimes these so called temper tantrums are well thought out ploys to get people out of their complacency. Nothing wrong with a manager showing a little anger now and again. This team could use a little of that once in a while. How Collins handles some of the stupid mistakes that some of these guys makes is all wrong. That's why they keep making them, he is too insecure to make people accountable.

matmil
matmil

Your hired, report Tuesday 9:00 AM my office

Sandy

1harris1
1harris1

Ha! Can't say it enough times. Ya never know when somebody is visiting the site for the first time.

1harris1
1harris1

Another guy who has seemingly fallen off the baseball map. Is Lee Mazzilli even working these days? His son seems to have put together a nice season down on the farm.

Max Denby
Max Denby

Agree. Yet Wally had a 20 minute outburst in which he tossed every bat and ball on the field and making a mockery of himself. I personally enjoy that type of thing. Sandy... The guy is 100% by the book.

rico
rico

While you torture the regulars with redundant givens. NEXT!

lindro88
lindro88

I saw it. He also threatened the other teams play by play guy. That stuff clearly doesn't sit well with GM's. If it weren't for Fred being loyal, he may never have gotten a job anywhere.

matmil
matmil

Sandy was in the Corp you don't think he's seen a little yelling and screaming in his day. Ever seen a DI during a shakedown tossing wall lockers out of a third story window.

1harris1
1harris1

Can't help myself. I only speak the truth (you'll manage somehow). The constant Collins and Alderson bashing gets old. They are not the ultimate problem with the franchise. Replace them with whomever you want. Nothing will change.

Reality sucks sometimes.