Today’s game: Mets vs. Giants, 4:05 P.M. on SNY

The Mets wrap up their three-game series series against the Giants today in San Francisco.

The game will air on SNY and WOR 710 AM. You can follow along online with SNY GameDay.


David Wright is out of today’s lineup despite going to manager Terry Collins on Saturday and asking to play. Collins is giving Wright the day off (Rubin).

Zack Wheeler (2-5, 3.89 ERA) will go for the Mets, while Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01 ERA) will pitch for the Giants.

Mets Giants
1. Matt den Dekker. – CF 1.Gregor Blanco – CF
2. Ruben Tejada – SS 2. Hunter Pence – RF
3. Daniel Murphy – 2B 3. Pablo Sandoval- 3B
4. Curtis Granderson – RF 4. Michael Morse – 1B
5. Chris Young- LF 5. Hector Sanchez- C
6. Lucas Duda – 1B 6. Tyler Colvin – LF
7. Eric Campbell – 3B 7. Brandon Crawford – SS
8. Anthony Recker- C 8. Brandon Hicks – 2B
9. Zack Wheeler – RHP 9. Tim Lincecum  – RHP

 




719 comments
John Plain
John Plain

Six straight loses and they're still only 5 games out. Hard to believe.

sayhey24
sayhey24

Although it's easier to rebuild in a smaller market, I like how the Astros and Marlins are letting their youngsters play and be themselves. Our guys are paranoid about swinging at a bad pitch because it means sitting the next few games, regardless of their success.

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

4 years Sandy and this team is a f--king joke ! You and the rest of your stupid crew suck !  That Chris Young signing  is a complete disaster the rest of the team bites . Still no 1st baseman no shortstop  . Murphy  not a real 2nd baseman .  The team blows.....



eric88
eric88

Can you imagine the haul we could have gotten for Wright and Reyes when Sandy first came here and had Carte Blanche. How good would those guys be now. Instead, we have a declining Wright occupying 25% of the Mets payroll. It would have been better for Dave too as the Mets lied to him about payroll flexibiliy when he reupped. 

eric88
eric88

When they trade Colon and Murphy next month the Payroll will b down to 62 Million!

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Maybe DeLuca was right....trade Wright....get SOMEBODY !!!!!

In fact trade the whole team.....blow it up and start all over.  This present team is diseased !!!!!

sayhey24
sayhey24

I really wish the Mets would stop pointing to 1and 2 run losses as a sign that we are getting close. ALL bad teams lose a bunch of those game. The 1962 Mets lost 39 games by one run and a bunch more by 2 runs, it didn't mean they were close to being a winning team, it just meant that they were not good enough to be a winning team. Right now, we are not good enough to be a winning team and, barring several significant offensive upgrades, or someone giving genius pills to

Terry, we will finish with a losing record this year, and next year will not be much different.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

My wife asked me the other day if I wanted tickets to a home game.  I told her I didnt want to waste my money.  Why should I spend money to get agravated

metjetnet
metjetnet

After listening to Wheeler, I suggest he give heed to Bill Parcells -- "You are what your record says you are."

Million-dollar talent & a ten-dollar approach.

Grow up, kid!

Marc Ramnarine
Marc Ramnarine

Astros have Chris Carter as their 1st baseman and the Mets have who????

Oh thats right I forgot too

bptomatoes
bptomatoes

at least it's good to see that the Yankees lost again today with their 200 million dollar payroll

theglider
theglider

I have a feeling that Collins will be gone soon, perhaps as early as tomorrow. Then what? No one will win with this team until it gets done hitters and relievers.

Firing the manager may treat a symptom but the disease is still there.

eric88
eric88

Lets be honest, you listen to Terry, you know he is not the sharpest tool in the tool shed.

bptomatoes
bptomatoes

Conforto will be our left fielder in Sept.

eric88
eric88

In four years without a bullet in the chamber he inherited, Beltran, Dickie, Sandy has shown he is incapable to make a trade.

kingman76
kingman76

Did he just say "I don't make excuses" and then says we're tired, we're beat up.  I can't make this stuff up if I tried.

SuperDuper
SuperDuper

@Haig Mathosian 

Should had traded him and Reyes when they had the chance. With Wright's contract, we will get less then we could had. probably would have some of those prospects coming up right now giving this offense hope like the hope we have for our pitching rotation the next couple yrs. that would had been a better rebuilding plan.

eric88
eric88

@sayhey24 If the decline of Wright and a then 35 year old Grandy continues and i think it will, then next year will be a long year again.

1harris1
1harris1

@Joseph Baffi  They're definitely worse than they were last year at this time.  No Harvey, and Granderson in place of Byrd; not to mention the continued ineptitude of a player in CY who we've promised playing time to.

Marc Ramnarine
Marc Ramnarine

@josephbaffi Very true... Sounds crazy but I think the change from the NL Central to the AL West made the Astros tough and gritty. Then again having a coach like a Bo Porter helped.

Mets would probably lose 130 games in the AL West

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Some people go to a ballpark to watch a game and aren't that concerned with the outcome,others think winning is a matter of life and death!Which one is the A hole?

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

You mean the194 hitter who is actually their DH,a position that doesn't exist in the NL

4EverMets
4EverMets

@bptomatoes  Difference is that the Yanks WILL NOT tolerate losing and will do everything possible in order to improve the team.

1harris1
1harris1

@theglider  The only thing it would do is send a shot Alderson's way.  Alderson would never fire Collins if it's his call (I don't believe Alderson even wanted to fire Hudgens; that was directed by Jeff Wilpon).  That decision would come from the WIlpons, meaning that if things don't improve Alderson's next.


Plus, sometimes a different voice is not a bad thing.  Terry gets too much blame for the team's losing, but the lack of fundamentals with this team is embarrassing, and that is a reflection to some extent of the manager.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@bptomatoes Won't see him for a while.  It's going to take Sandy at least 4 to 6 weeks to figure out his Super 2 date.

1harris1
1harris1

@eric88  That's what kills me about Alderson.  In 4 years, this man hasn't made one trade which immediately improved the major league roster (unless you want to count EY for Colin McHugh, where there were waiver considerations involved on both sides).  Even with the Wilpons being as dishonest as they are, that is just inexcusable.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@1harris1 @Joseph Baffi


I kind of disagree -- I'm not going to argue it hard but this team has lost its 29th game that it had a lead -- that's 29 out of 35 losses

that is insane

they're in every game -- not like they're getting blown out -- they've been getting a ton of quality starts -- the pitchers don't have any margin for error with this offense and they make a ton of mistakes in the field and on the base paths and at bat 


it's tough for me to argue that though.. I hate CY and Granderson 


It's not all on TC ... but he's gotta go

yankeehater
yankeehater

@theglider New York. It might have cost a few more mill, but we could have had them if we really wanted to.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@4EverMets @bptomatoes Those great FA's arent available like they used to be...teams are tying their studs up early. Yanks are in trouble too....they need to start building through the draft again.

1harris1
1harris1

@Victor Triguero @theglider  I second you on that with Sandy, and I don't believe it's all his fault either.  I think he's been continually lied to by the WIlpons as to the team's projected budget, and it's resulted in him being unable to fully do what he wants, and in making rash decisions regarding player personnel (guys like Chris Young and Frank Francisco).  But at the end of the day, he was hired (at least in part) to bring in legitimate talent at a moderate cost to make the team viable.  And thus far he's failed miserably on that front.

theglider
theglider

It's the roster we've been given. And if you bench everyone who doesn't know how to play, every pitcher who should know that you don't serve up a pitch on 0-2, or every batter who strikes out with men on, we'd have two players left. Maybe fewer but I'm being generous.

theglider
theglider

No it isn't. Change for change sake ignores the bigger problems. This team needs a lot and making a change just to do so kicks those problems down the road.

sayhey24
sayhey24

I was around during the early 60's and we lost in much of the same ways we are now. Believe me, it is not a reason to think we are only a little ways away from being good. In fact, it is just the opposite. Bad teams lose close games in bad, almost unreal ways.

theglider
theglider

Only if we'd overpay by a lot. We gave a pitchers ballpark. If given a choice why would a hitter come here? Unless we gave them way more than they're worth.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@sayhey24



how many runners have they stranded? has to be staggering ....

TheJMan
TheJMan

@sayhey24


29 leads in 35 losses -- when stats probably show you win 70% of the time

this is nothing like the 60s or the late 70s 

this is nothing like our good teams either, obviously

we have depth in arms -- absolutely none in the bats 




sayhey24
sayhey24

It's so bad it seems impossible. They are so concerned about swinging at bad pitches, they are paralyzed when guys are on base.