What’s on Tap: Colon and Mets look to rebound at 7 p.m. on SNY

Jon Niese tossed seven scoreless innings, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead, and the Mets (16-15) lost to the Marlins (17-15) by the score of 4-3 on Monday night in Miami >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday and Daily News


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Bartolo Colon, who allowed seven runs in his last start, will start for the Mets on Tuesday at 7:10 pm ET.

The game will air on SNY, and can be heard on WOR 710 AM radio.

Colon (2-4, 5.65 ERA) opposes Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.28).




35 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

No team Sandy has run hasn't won anything since 1989.  The owners love to prop him up because he espouses a philosophy that saves them money while providing a credible smoke screen for the fan base.  Sandy's teams are always 2 years away....carrot meet stick.  This Mets team has some promise, but relative to what other teams have done, specifically in terms of repopulating the farm system, is still way behind.  If you want to drink the KoolAid, be my guest.  I'm not.

Doubleday
Doubleday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WILLIE MAYS.  He may have only been with the Mets for a short time, but what a time it was.  I'm glad I got to see him play in a New York uniform.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Whats on tap tonight. Mets show up. Get an early lead. Sleep walk thru 5-6 innings. Marlins work to catch up. Mets bullpen/defense  comes in and gives game away. That about covers it.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

I think I figured out the formula here...


Mets win a low-scoring game: Hooray! But remember our offense could've been better.

Mets lose a low-scoring game: Our offense sucks!

Mets win a high-scoring game: Hooray!, But remember out pitching could've been better.

Mets lose a high-scoring game: Our pitching sucks!

Mets lose a game late: Our bullpen sucks!

Mets win a game late: Hooray! But we should've had the lead already.


A day in the life of the PessiMets.

72tilltc
72tilltc

Even with morons like Sandy running the team and stupid cheap owners a little league manager would have had this team 3 games in front this morning.

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

The ownership doesnt care what we have to say, but I can tell you its us who PAY for the seats that pay the salaries. Why I havnt been to a game in 3-4 years. Ownership wants to spend money on washed up players, yet claim to be rebuilding. I watch the Mets so I can relax and enjoy a small part of life. Lately, Im looking for a therapist.

Paul Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

Ive been a fan since my Grandfather , Vincent Price, worked with Sid Loberfield.

When are we going to realise we need guys in the bullpen who are capable of getting outs, and we STILL NEED A BIG BAT, to protect other hitters. Im becomming very frustrated as are my many Mets fan brothers.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

This is an awful bullpen.  You'd be hard pressed to find one that's much worse.  Valverde, Dice-K, Farnsworth, all epic flameouts.  Hawkins or Aceves would have been much better options, but having to pay more than minimum wage is not something the Mets are willing to do.  It's a shame.  With a REAL payroll in the entirely reasonable $100-$110M range, they could have been competitive.  Two more legit arms out of the bullpen plus a shortstop might have kept them in the conversation longer.  What you're left with on a game to game basis is the  inevitable 7th inning panic attack waiting for the Stiff Du Jour to implode.  


The "experts" say that you need to discount what a team does in April and September, it's the months in between where the legitimate contenders find their stride and the cream rises.  The Mets overachieved in April, let's see what they do from this point on. 

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

I've been seeing a lot of people talking about how Collins doesn't have a lot to work with in the bullpen and tries a different guy every night so who can blame him, which is a fair point. But who watching that game last night didn't know after 2 batters faced that dice k was going to unravel? There's such a thing as baseball intuition and I think dice k is a decent pitcher but yesterday everyone knew that dice k didn't have it and he needed to be pulled out of there fast, everyone except our manager.

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

I don't know...Dice K throwing two consecutive fast balls to MS. Farnsworth up and down. This time up. German a minor leaguer...etc etc. That's the pitching side..bad bullpen, bad pitching coach.

The hitting. How does a team justify LOOKING at all these close third strikes, without even a thought of swinging. I like TC. But I feel that ALL the coaches need to be replaced. TC is a Player Development pro. The problem with that is that this is the Major Leagues. Development is done in the minors. When they get here, no more developing. They either do it or not. Coddling Duda before he gets put in the cleanup spot. Coddling Mejia when they know he's a five inning pitcher is all an attempt at developing. We need a Major League Manager, not a  Player Development guy.

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

Do you hear that sound? That's the flush in flushing as the METS fall bellow 500. It was fun while it lasted :{ We are abou to fall back into the same old pattern again. Drop 3 win 1 drop 4 win 1, ect......

stage52
stage52

@Macacawitz   We were spending 180 million  before Sandy and we still did not make the playoffs since 2006.

heynow20
heynow20

That's not entirely fair. Before the A's changed ownership in 1995, they won four division titles, three pennants and the '89 World Series during Alderson's tenure. Only once they sold did new ownership instruct Aldersen to slash payroll, which is when the idea of moneyball started to come to fruition.  Alderson then went to the Padres in 2005 and the team won back to back division titles in 2005 and 2006.  The A's and the Padres have both had very light payrolls for years, so its not Aldersen's fault his teams aren't "great." Go look up how many teams have won the WS in the last 10 years with less than a 90 million payroll. Answer = none.  Not saying all his decisions have worked out, they haven't, but everyone wants to blame the mesenger - Aldersen and TC - they are not the reason the Mets haven't increased payroll and acquired premium players...the Wilpons are.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Hey, I saw him in BOTH New York uniforms.

72tilltc
72tilltc

@Steven Matregrano  Fans say and you know? Sandy is a terrible GM the owners dont give him enough money. The players manager and coaches he has signed are mostly poor choices. I know those are true statements .

ken1010
ken1010

@kefhrny17  Colon is 2-4, with an ERA over 5.  Good luck with that.  I hope he has a good day, and he has had a few.  Maybe the Fish will be overanxious and play into his hands.  But it doesn't appear you can count on him, like you can count on Gee and Neise now.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Paul Wesolowski Don't be so full of yourself.  You do not pay the players salaries.  what little money the fans invest to buy tickets and food pays for the peanut guy, not David Wright.  The TV contract pays for the players salaries.


So all the people that keep claiming that "the Mets aren't getting a dime from me till they improve", as long as you pay your cable bill, you're the sucker.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Paul Wesolowski  The strategy last night was to pitch around Duda to get to d'Arnaud.  Its probably got less to do with the respect they have for Duda than the fact that right now d'Arnaud is an easy out.   If you are really going to "stick with the kid", this could turn out to be a very long, frustrating season.

Zach14
Zach14

Especially with there being 0 outs.

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

@Zach Goeringer In my opinion, one way Collins screwed up was not having another pitcher warmed up alongside Dice K. He should have been pulled after the first two runners got on.The ump was not going to let him nibble away at the fringes and he didn't have the nasty stuff to throw in the right locations. It was time to pull him.

The Mets need a good, old-fashioned "fireman" in these situations, a Tug McGraw - someone to put the damper on a rally and get 6-9 outs. I've been against Mejia taking such a role but, given his success the first time through an order and his ability to throw nasty stuff at the edges of the strikezone, he may be suited from that perspective.

stage52
stage52

@Macacawitz The Yankees are spending even more than 180 million and they have the same percentage record as the Mets.  I wonder what more 100 + million gets you at this point?  Please tell me if you have answers.

stage52
stage52

@hankypanky I saw him in 3 unis, 2 from NY,1 from SF.  McCovey looked good in that SF one too.

stage52
stage52

@SuperDuper I love when people site total BS for Facts that they have no idea that is what happened!

heynow20
heynow20

Go look at Sandy's track record with the A's before they changed owership and he was instructed to slash payroll...pretty darn good. You want upgrades but the Mets had NO farm system and a bad MLB team, yet you wan't him to find quality position players and rebuild the farm system and move mountains, etc.  They are doing it peacemeal, b/c they don't have the ability or $ to do it otherwise.  We have a top 10 farm system, which is really what you want your GM to do, and people are still complaining.   

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Steven Matregrano  You really are ignorant about baseball, and decades old trends in the game. It's one thing to be profoundly ignorant....you really humiliate yourself when you're arrogant and condescending on top of it.  Steven, take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth, you might learn something.  

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Michael Jacoutot @Macacawitz  If they're still that close at the All Star break, I'll agree with you.  It's much too early given their gaping holes to make the assertion that they're competitive.  It's as much other teams in their division underachieving as the Mets overachieving.  Time will tell. 

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@rstpigeon @Zach Goeringer After seeing the success St. Louis has had in taking top starting pitching prospects and converting them into lights out relievers I've warmed up to the idea a little bit.

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

How long have you been a METS fan? This is what they have done every season since 2006 :{ They tease us and never deliver. This team does not seem to build on wins, they don't have winning streaks, they have loosing streaks. Im sorry, but, in 2006 I woul dhave bet my lilfe that they would winm but, a called strike 3 and it was over. I bought a saturday pack in 2007, because I was so sure they would boince back. Tom Glavine made sure that didnt happen. This team has a long way to go before I beleive again :{

72tilltc
72tilltc

@Steven Matregrano @ken1010 @kefhrny17  Colon is older and off PEDS now that he has a contract. It would be stupid for him to get caught a 3rd time. You see his fat face laughing win or lose. It is because he doesn't care .

1harris1
1harris1

@Victor Triguero @Steven Matregrano@Ed Renner The General Manager has to be on that list of problems.  I understand he's hamstrung by the owners' unwillingness to spend, but there's no excuse for continually refusing to address obvious flaws with the team.


Oops, I see you did mention him (No: 2).  Too early in the morning for this nonsense.  LOL