Tonight’s Game: Mets at Pirates

The Mets and Pirates continue their series from PNC Park at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Mets pre-game coverage starts on SNY at 6 p.m.

Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.75 ERA) starts for the Mets, while Brandon Cumpton (3-2, 4.93 ERA) pitches for Pittsburgh.

Mets Pirates
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Gregory Polanco – RF
2. Ruben Tejada – SS 2. Travis Snider – LF
3. Daniel Murphy – 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen – CF
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Neil Walker – 2B
5. Chris Young – LF 5. Russel Martin – C
 6. Eric Campbell – 3B 6. Ike Davis – 1B
7. Juan Lagares – CF 7. Pedro Alvarez – 3B
8. Travis d’Arnaud – C 8. Jordy Mercer – SS
9. Jacob deGrom – RHP 9. Brandon Cumpton – RHP

 




792 comments
Dyl Ofthefuture
Dyl Ofthefuture

Being a real mets fan means rooting for this train wreck of a team to lose 50 out of 80; that way the front office has to abandon ship or build a legitimate team.

Do we really expect to win when our best hitter is Daniel Murphy or Bobby Abreu? We have holes in 3/5 infield spots and our outfield doesn't have anyone close to being a superstar. Other teams have Yasiel Puig, Gregory Polanco, Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, Andrew McCutchen, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, Ryan Braun the list goes on...

The team has failed on every level from the players to the owners. They've severely underperformed if 90 wins is the goal. We have a few real solid players worth keeping, when will they actually be built around?

Bring in an all-star hitter! We need a powerful presence in the lineup more than anything else. Duda, Wright, and Granderson get better when another, more dangerous, threat is batting in between them. The whole lineup changes, it takes pressure off everyone.

This mess has gone on long enough. The team is worth billions, there's gotta be an an investment that makes sense for both parties if the Wilpon's don't sell. Spend money to make money, Citi Field will sell out every night if the team is playing for something.

How can the man who owned the 1986 World Series be the same unapologetic, lousy owner we have today? I'm a Mets fan for better or worse, but I won't spend a dollar on anything Mets or even watch the games if this culture of losing is accepted by the front office. Any sane Mets fan would do the same.

No more thinking it's gonna turn around when they win 3 out of 4 every once in a while. Do something to get fans really excited about this team, even if it means selling everyone to bring in some proven talent next year. The farm is never going to produce a winning team by itself.

If Sandy continues to make choices like signing Chris Young, Shawn Marcum or trade pagan for garbage, he needs to go! If Terry is going to continue to lose games and underperform, he needs to go! If the Wilpon's don't demand results and spend like the highly valuable major market team they are, we need to turn our backs on them. Go see a minor league game, you'd be better off.

Give us the decency of leveling with fans about the state of the team. Stop spitting in our faces by spinning BS and just admit failure. At least we'd have the hope that the people in charge recognize the problems and are working to fix them.

I'm beyond sick of resenting the team I grew up loving so much. I'm over every discussion being about how awful they are. How about rewarding the most loyal and passionate fans in the world with a team worthy of our time and money?

-Forever ranting Mets fan

eric88
eric88

Look at the replay in 10th inning, Tejada fails to tag him on the grass, points to the baseline, has the ball while Harrison is 30 feet from third. Points to Harrison and than He turns his back on Harrison as he scampers to the 3rd base bag. NO BASEBALL SENSE.

Look at the replay.

eric88
eric88

Campbell looks out of place at 3b and forget SS. I like him though, but it looks like1B only, defensively. Where is Flores? 3B is his natural position. 

eric88
eric88

We will get another top 10 (protected) draft again in 2015.

Jerry Colfer
Jerry Colfer

Remember when CY hit those 3 HR's? I think he had his moment to turn it around. We now see it was an anomalie and he has reverted to an empty uniform. Let's not play Nieuwenhuis...thanks TC

sandybgone
sandybgone

Goldschmidt and IMO either Cargo or Kemp would change this team dramatically..


You take a gamble on Cargo or Kemp because they are proven producers....


these two would be such an upgrade over duda and whoever the hell is on LF on any given day...


Imagine if you will


Lagares

Murph

Wright

Goldschmidt

Cargo

Granderson


And then whatever at C and SS


With this pitching...this is a competitive team...obviously not saying these things will happen because they won't..but 2 bats....that all they need


Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

Sandy the wilpons and selig are running another Ponzi scheme, manipulating and stealing money from their fanbase. They probably exclude terry from the proverbial "lunch table". Maybe it's because they all have the same religion or they just are cheap and dont care about the fan base.

citifield
citifield

Good night mets fans.. pray the mets will win tmw!  LGM!

January 12th
January 12th

the most frustrating thing about it, is the mets are in so many games that they lose, i mean this game was really close. the pitching on this team is actually really good. Really , really good. Mejia slammed the door on what could have been the game ending in the 11th inning. Since the mets can't score any runs the bullpen looks bad, but really, they did good, giving up 3 runs in 12 innings is actually great pitching

hashburry
hashburry

Daniel Murphy is the epitome of a player that tries to do way more than they are capable of.  He has the absolute lowest baseball IQ I've seen in a long time.

sickofit
sickofit

Collins fiddles while Rome burns. How can you justify sitting Kirk AND Abreu vs a right handed starter when you're starved for runs. Get a manager who wants to win, not one who somehow is trying to appease the GM by starting his mistake in right field. The guy hits a couple of mistakes out of the park and suddenly everything is better. Chris Young struck out on a wild pitch tonight. Enuff said.

sandybgone
sandybgone

One day this team will win again...until then enjoy watching baseball and hope that Sandy Alderson's option is declined for 2015


For me...it is Sandy and the owners....you get what you pay for...and Sandy's roster transactions have been less than sub par in his 3 1/2 seasons as the GM

January 12th
January 12th

this game could have gone 18 innings, this mets offense is bad, david wright can't come back soon enough

citifield
citifield

David wright so regrets re-signing with the mets

citifield
citifield

Why do the mets suck so bad? I fell embrassed to wear a mets shirt in public

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

But Sandy keeps telling us how hard the Mets play for Terry and yet they make more mental errors than any team I've ever seen. Exactly what do they do in Spring Training?

citifield
citifield

Niese better get a win tmw...I have faith in him

sandybgone
sandybgone

This team made 2 mistakes today, besides not having any offense outside of the 2 runs...


The DeGrom error and Murphy stealing that base...and if the Pirates won after that blown call, Tejada would be the goat because the rule is "never give up on any play"


too many brain farts with this team

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

David Wright is writing another page in his autobiography "The Struggle" now

Mario Arduini
Mario Arduini

Ojeda's commentary screams TC stinks and was out managed!

cver
cver

@Jerry Colfer I was wondering if those 3 HRs were going to doom us to be saddled with him for a lot longer, if he will truly revert back.  Interesting about the "Bob Melvin factor":)

citifield
citifield

@sandybgone  you cant goldschmit and cargo...what are u giving them...cargo cant hit a citifield and he gets hurt alot

cver
cver

@sandybgone Cargo yes - not sure about Kemp - so injured.  For what we'd have to give up, could be worse than the Mo Vaughn trade, but you never know.  Kemp's only hit 2 HRs - I dunno.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@January 12th 2 bats man...2 big bats changes the lineup..lengthens it....once you get past 1-3 or 1-4 on some days...5-9 is a crap shoot almost every game

cver
cver

@hashburry He seems to get carried away a lot, but he seems to probably have a very high baseball IQ for hitting.  Him and Keith are two of the best non-slugging hitters the team has had - of course, there are others, but Murphy as of now is a career .291 hitter.  But I definitely get your point.  And I agree that maybe the coaches can get on and help him or it might just be his personality.  He has improved so much as a hitter and a fielder and those other aspects of his game need to be addressed - and least, they have to try - maybe they are working on it.  When you consider that some of those are mental mistakes, also I cut him a little slack, considering the schedule and that he is run out there every game.

metsfanman
metsfanman

@hashburry Much as I agree that he makes too many bonehead base running and defensive plays, I don't really fault Murphy for trying to steal a base when he did in today's game. The offense had been stagnant for innings and I think it was a fine idea to try to get into scoring position and make something happen. Of course, once the Pirates pitched out, it looked like a dumb play, but i think this a case where hindsight is 20/20.

January 12th
January 12th

@hashburry i think that the dugout called for him to try and steal, i don't think he did that on his own, granted he is slower than snails racing through peanut butter, i don't think he had the gumption to try and steal for himself, he's no jose reyes, or eric young jr for that matter

sandybgone
sandybgone

@hashburry he does...but he is such a good hitter and so perfect for Citifield...it is tough to replace him...coaches need to get on him a lot more about those gaffes

1harris1
1harris1

@sickofit  The general manager probably reminded him that we made a promise to CY.  Terry does as he's told.



metsfanman
metsfanman

@sandybgone Agree Alderson hasn't done anything impressive, but I think the owners and their unwillingness (and/or inability) to spend have been the real problem. When you shop in the bargain section, for every Marlon Byrd, you're gonna get a lot of Chris Youngs and Frank Franciscos.

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

But I think we should give him credit for signing Cruz and Abreu. Oh, wait..

January 12th
January 12th

@citifield he may allow them to trade him, jose reyes, and carlos beltran are sitting pretty now

tango01
tango01

They go bowling and share camp fire stories.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@Steven Molello The Mets are a fundamentally flawed team primarily with base running, bunting and the double play....for major league players, they make way too many mental mistakes...ultimately some of that has to fall on the coaching staff

metsfanman
metsfanman

@citifield I have faith he'll pitch a good game. With the lack of run support they've given him & the lineup they'll be throwing out  there tomorrow, can't say I'm confident he'll get a win.

cver
cver

@sandybgone And they also listened to Tejada and challenged the play like fools, when the replay clearly showed no way that he was out.  That could have cost us huge later, if we needed that challenge.

January 12th
January 12th

@sandybgone this is so true, tejada can not allow the umpire to make the call on that play, he has to take matters into his own hands and be thorough, the umpires did have it wrong though, but tejada can't stop the play until he hears the umpire call him out, or safe, when josh harrrison ran onto the grass, it was so blatant that tejada thought for sure that the umpire would call him out, when he did not he should have pursued and tagged him, but the umpires were wrong in my humble opinion

January 12th
January 12th

@sandybgone, true we need more consistency there, hopefully travis d'arnaud finds himself, that trip to the minors may have been what the doctor prescribed

1harris1
1harris1

@citifield @sandybgone  They're just not worth the aggravation man.  What can you do?  Overall bad team that isn't worth getting nuts about.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@citifield @sandybgone not worth it.....you should of been prepared that this team was not ready, nor built offensively to compete at that level