What’s on Tap: Mets try to avoid sweep, 1:10 pm on WPIX

The Mets (8-9) lost to the Braves (12-5) at Citi Field on Saturday night >> Read more from MetsBlog.comMLB.comESPNNewsdayNew York Post and Daily News.


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The Mets and Braves close out their three-game series Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.67 ERA) starts for the Mets, while rookie RHP David Hale (0-0, 2.89) starts for the Braves.

Curtis Granderson is expected to be moved out of the clean-up spot in the lineup, while Jose Valverde is expected to no longer be used as the team’s closer, Terry Collins said Saturday night.

The game will air live on WPIX TV and on radio at WOR 710 AM.




9 comments
MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

The curse continues....our Metsies just can't win games in CitiField. Maybe, we can get the remainder game schedule changed to play more games on the road for a better win/loss record. Just joking of course.....Lets Go Mets!

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

Wheeler pitches well, goes 6 innings and gets lifted because "The Book" says you do that with the ridiculous pitch count, leaves with a 4-2 lead handed over to an atrocious bullpen and... well, you can guess what happens next

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Good. My holidays setting usually consist of 4 Italian stations and network t.v, so this works out.

yamillz83
yamillz83

If the METS get swept tonight, then our show will be over cuz we got the CARDINALS next after this series then the MARLINS. We need better PLAYERS!!! 

Cull Vernon
Cull Vernon

When are all the "experts" going to stop picking the Nationals?  They've done nothing in their franchise's entire existence other than have a great regular season in 2012.  Regardless of that fact, the "experts" drooled all over them in 2013, and again before this season started.

hankypanky
hankypanky

From what I've read, the Nats top all major league teams in batting stats. This may mean nothing at the end of the season, but it may account for the perception that they are future champs.

nncyel
nncyel

@Cull Vernon  I'm no expert, but I agree with you. And I didn't think they were going to be so great last year and they weren't. Mets can play with them. 


In fact, while the Nationals and the Giants are tied for what would be the second wild card spot (I know, I know - it's silly to be talking wild card this time of year), the Mets are only 1 game in the loss column out of that wild card spot (and, yes, I know, I know a bunch of other teams there as well.) The reason I mention all this is that I'm truly appalled at the attitude of 99% of the posters on last night's game blog entry. It has become a haven for so much negativism it has become unwatchable/unreadable. I never realized there are so many fans that seem happier when they can bitch and moan and complain about the Mets rather than see them do well - and I know that because these posters disappear when the Mets win a game.


You would think, from many posts, that a baseball team has never been 1-hit before in the history of baseball (the previous game) - that only the Mets are so bad that they were almost no-hit in a game. That no team in the history of baseball ever got a runner to third with no outs and didn't plate him. I could go on and on. The overreaction to every failed at bat, error, poor pitch is so extreme that it indicates a real lack of understanding of the game of baseball where the best players make outs considerably more than 60% of the time, and champions can sometimes have a record only a few games over .500 (1973 Mets). I don't know if the problem is that the majority of posters are below the age of 20 or that those who are older chronologically have the emotional maturity of teenagers, but the lack of a sophisticated understanding of the game of baseball - the season-long ebbs and flows is readily apparent.


The Mets right now are an around .500 team that has won 2 and lost 3 against one of the 3 best teams in baseball. I'm optimistic they win today and become .500 and 3 and 3 against that team. Do we all wish they had the Braves record? Of course. But I really don't see the point of directing so much vitriol their way. If it makes you feel better, if it's therapeutic for your psyche - hey, it's a free country, gripe and whinge away. But then you really ought to re-examine your reasons for following a team and, supposedly, supporting that team. 

mrgee
mrgee

@nncyel @Cull Vernon  Agreed with everything you said, but I also get the frustration of Mets fans after years and years of futility.