What’s on Tap for Monday, September 1

The Mets (64-73) open a three-game series against the Marlins (66-69) on Monday in Miami at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Zack Wheeler (9-9, 3.44 ERA) will get the start for the Mets, opposed by Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.75 ERA) for the Marlins.

Later, Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to make the start for Triple-A Las Vegas.


Schedule…

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Weekend Review…

The Mets took two of three from the Phillies over the weekend, including a 6-5 victory on Sunday >> Read more at MetsBlog


Daniel Murphy, who was placed on the disabled list before Friday’s game, may miss the majority of the rest of the season >> Read more at MetsBlog


The August 31 trade deadline passed without Bartolo Colon getting dealt to a new team.


Josh Edgin and Daisuke Matsuzaka will be examined by team doctors and likely to miss more time.


The Mets called up IF Josh Satin, RHP Erik Goeddel, C Juan Centeno, and LHP Dario Alvarez as rosters expanded Sept. 1.


Standings…

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18 comments
josef
josef

The owners and Alderson are beyond stupid! They keep throwing the same chicken and egg story at the fans! 

They keep saying, come watch this pathetic team long enough, so we can make enough money out of this inferior product you will be watching for the next couple of years, and then and only then, we will promise you that we will use the proceeds from the sales of that inferior product to actually create a good product!lol

This doesn't work in the business world! It only works in the fantasy land!

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Read on ESPN Mets blog that the Mets fired their VP in charge of tickets sales, yeah the decrease in attendance is his fault, it has nothing to do with the team on the field.

I haven't bought Mets tickets the past two years. I hadn't missed two seasons since I could drive myself to games, I'm 51.

I have been blaming the owners and player development people, and it's been all the ticket sales VP's fault.

birtelcom
birtelcom

After the Mets fell to 10 games under .500 on July 1,  84 games into this season, giving the team a .440 winning percentage,  General Manager Sandy Alderson was quoted as saying that given the Mets' run differential for the season, the team  should be more like a .500 team.  Alderson was widely ridiculed at the time for his statement, although his general point was correct -- a team that like the Mets to that point had allowed just about the same number of runs as they had scored, would generally expect to have won about half  their games.  The Mets do have a 27-26 record since Alderson made that remark. 

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

They just fired their VP of Ticket Sales as if he was the REAL problem.  Only the Diamondbacks and Marlins have sold fewer tix.  What a sad joke this franchise has become.  Jeff you and your old man are left back in time.  This isn't the 60's anymore.  You actually have to spend and WIN in order for people to come to the ballpark.  You have to give people a REASON TO COME.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

How many more times does DiceK need to be examined before we decide whether or not he is hurt?  GEEZ!!

Al Tamkus
Al Tamkus

I think the Mets would have to win 19 or 20 games out of there last 27 games to finish @.500 ?

Mets need to go 26 and negative 1 to reach their projected 90 wins. I think its possible.

ken1010
ken1010


They need to have the whole upper deck be $10 per seat, about the price of a movie ticket, and sell multi-game parking passes that get parking down to reasonable amounts if you go to a few games.  

If they won't spend money to build a good team, at least let it be a fun and reasonably priced experience, not cost more than going to a movie.

josef
josef

@Kevin VanTassell Well said Kevin! I am with you! I am 49 and used to go to at least 6 games a year with my 2 kids, their friends, etc. Have not gone in 3 years now!

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

@birtelcom Run differential is misleading. You win a game 11-1 and lose the next 3, 5-4 RD is 26-5.....record 1-3

josef
josef

@Steve Finelli They are beyond stupid! They keep throwing the same chicken and egg story at the fans! 

They keep saying come watch this pathetic team long enough, so we can make enough money out of this inferior product you will be watching for the next couple of years, and then and only then, we promise you that we will use the proceeds from the sales of that inferior product to actually create a good product!lol

This doesn't work in the business world! It only works in the fantasy land!

1harris1
1harris1

@Steve Finelli The owners are a disgrace; always looking to blame somebody else for the franchise's failures.  Yeah right, it's the VP of ticket sales who's the reason why people aren't buying tickets to watch this team.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Steve Finelli That is pretty sad. But given the current state of the Met's you must be pretty desperate to take that job knowing full well you're a$$ is on the line and the owners aren't going to help you draw fans by actually getting players

josef
josef

@WoodsideNative @birtelcom In that case, your math is wrong! I get your point though and I totally agree. In your example your run differential is + 7, 23-16, with a 1-3 record!