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Today’s Game: Reds at Mets, 1 p.m. on SNY

The Mets look for the sweep over the Reds on Sunday afternoon, at 1 p.m. on SNY.

Jonathan Niese will make his season debut, but will be limited to around 95 pitches, Terry Collins said.

Ike Davis will start at first base for the Mets >> Read more on MetsBlog

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362 comments
Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

EY Jr is not a lead off hitter !  He can play defense off the bench but that's it . Nice to see Ike get 2 hits today and yet to strikeout this year. Ruben got to go !


Zach14
Zach14

6 games doesn't say much about this team. By the end of this month it should be a good sample size of what to expect.

eric88
eric88

TC is already costing us games. Gee's 1st start- loss, left him in to long' Gee second start-Win -left  him in to long, got lucky Cincy reliever imploded {also forgot to run for Recker who was on second as go ahead run]. Today, Niese's 1st start- left him in to long, loss. Watch it gets worse. Everyone in BB knows you DO NOT leave Gee in after 95 pitches. TC, look at the stats, everyone knows it but you.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Alright guys let's chillax and realize that if we can stay afloat which is completely possible eventually our time will come sandy has to make the trades and Thor and Monty will help tremendously eventually puello will be here with no site of EYJ because ey is terrible just be patient

dannym28
dannym28

I believe in TDA, even if he hits .200 hits 10 home runs and plays his current level of defense, we will still win the Dickey trade, Thor will be an amazing pitcher and this Bucerra kid looks like a great steal. If this was thole or nickeas then this offense would be in 70 ks 

nym68
nym68

Brandon Phillips is practically begging the Mets to trade q for him

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

If the lineup was set with Lagares Murphy CY wright grandy Ike recker tejada it'd be fine but we have no CY ATM

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

2-4 vs two of the better teams in the National League is pretty decent for this team 

nym68
nym68

Saying any position player is not ready six games into a season just because they played about half of spring training is stupid. Spring training is  the pitchers to get ready. Any hitter would tell you that they need two weeks tops to be ready  go. These idiots bashing TC because Wright and Granderson aren't getting the job done are more examples of people not knowing anything about baseball other than it's always the managers fault. I think excuse making and blame placing are both  page one of the fanboys annual almanac. God forbid the players are to blame for looking awful six games into the season

Mets0987
Mets0987

Stop trying to act so hard.

cruzmatic
cruzmatic

THE  METS  LOST  AND I'M  UPSET  YESTERDAY   GAVE  ME   A'LOT  OF  HOPE  FOR  A  WINNING   SEASON  BEATEN  THE  REDS  TWO   GAMES  is  remarkable   in it's   self   

tullydew
tullydew

Decker should be given a shot to be our catcher. TDA just isn't ready.

amazins
amazins

Things I take from this series:


1. The Bullpen has stopped the hemorrhaging, for now. (Valverde has been the best offseason signing so far)

2. d'Arnaud should be benched. 

3. Terry Collins is a clown when considering his declarations to the media about 1B.

4. Our starting pitching will keep us in games all season long.

5. Eric Young Jr. will never be a lead off hitter. (Call up Puello)

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Y'all quit bashing your team and bash the front office this is ridiculous wright obviously didn't get hardly any spring ABs and neither did grandy

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@Zac Tindall  Yeah, EY has been abysmal. CY had such a great spring too, you hate to see him go down so quickly.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

I don't hate wright he will heat up so will grandy

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Played ball 18 years I know what I'm talkin about and if you don't get consistent ABs in the spring it does hurt

metsmagic
metsmagic

That goes for Murphy too. Ike and Duda too but they were injured.

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@Zac Tindall  That's very true... I don't understand it. They should've been playing full games throughout the last week, other than maybe the last day...

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

@jk41ru  Most of these "morons" wouldn't try to compare a pitcher to a position player..COMPREHEND a book, don't just read it...

nym68
nym68

@doctork84 @nym68  the q was a typo...wasn't meant to be hit. Just meant that Philips wants to be a Met is all

4EverMets
4EverMets

@brockl They'd pocket  that $$ before they'd spend it on players.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Not all prospects pan out we'd be lookin at 2022 before we could possibly be any good

nym68
nym68

@Zac Tindall  Add the ABs they had with the first five games before today....that's more than enough to be ready. I'm not sure where you played, when you played, or who you played for, but my guess is it wasn't at a high level because your excuse making is preposterous

tullydew
tullydew

Yes, in Vegas to gain confidence.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Yeah they should have been getting ABs as soon as it started but TC and Sandy decided that grandy and David wouldn't start until what 2 weeks in?

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

I never played pro don't assume lol and I agree I'm down too I just feel like it's to early to be angry

nym68
nym68

@Zac Tindall  I'm down on the ninth inning. That's what my comment was about. Just because I criticize the team I shouldn't speak? Is this a fanboy rule that I'm not aware of or is this another in the long line of b.s. that you're spewing on here about being some kind of professional baseball playing savant?

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Last time I checked there's 162 games in a season lol

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

Dude you must come on here to rage? Take that somewhere else it's too early in the season anyway you seen what the dodgers did they were in the hole big time no reason why we can't pull out chill yourself

amazins
amazins

@tullydew  I wouldn't send him down, I would just bench him for a couple of series. He is obviously hurting the team. His defense has been decent,  but Recker is no defensive scrub either. 

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

He has no excuse he played at the level last year he knows what to expects he's not a prospect anymore it's time to live up to his potential it's put up or get sent packin

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@tullydew  after being told from the end of last season that he was the major league starter and then demoted 6 games into the season would be the worst thing for confidence

metsmagic
metsmagic

The excuse was that Wright and Murphy had oblique strains last ST from playing too much.