What’s on Tap: Rubber game against Angels, 3:30 pm ET

The Mets defeated the Angels, 7-6, in 13 innings late Saturday >> Read more from MLB.comESPN New YorkNewsdayNew York Post and Daily News.


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The Mets (5-6) conclude their three-game series in Los Angeles with the Angels (5-6) on Sunday at 3:30 pm ET.

Bartolo Colon (1-0, 2.08 ERA) starts for the Mets, CJ Wilson (1-1, 4.61 ERA) starts for the Angels.

The game will air live on SNY and WOR 710 AM radio.

After Sunday’s game, The Mets travel to Arizona to begin a three-game series with the D-Backs that starts Monday.




75 comments
Greg Adler
Greg Adler

i just bought a few for Saturday.  I am a nice guy i just bought 8 of those $3.50 ones and will just give them to some random kids so they can see how baseball is not supposed to be played ;)

openmind6
openmind6

Anyone who thought Granderson was going to be a star with the Mets wasn't paying attention. Will he be as good as Cliff Floyd? No, but he won't be as bad as Bay either. The Mets needed a big name signing without spending the money it would take to get Ellsbury.

hankincolo
hankincolo

So when does Grandy prove his not Jason Bay, the sequel?

dannym28
dannym28

okay so in the case of a lead and bartolo can't finish, farnsworth and rice can pitch, maybe familia. No torres, lannan, papa, and germen. 

brosoul
brosoul

They also messed up yesterday's time too. I swear I saw 10 pm start, when it started at 9 pm. This blog is f'n up.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

They put the wrong 7pm start time for today's game in the recap last night and people killed them in the comment section and not only do they not fix it they put it in the preview for today's game this morning.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Well......last night is what you're going to get from Valverde every so often.  No surprise he became the whipping boy in Detroit after several All Star seasons.  You can go from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the dumpster in a hurry.  Valverde was the primary reason for all the speculation around Parnell going to Detroit during the last trade deadline.  As luck would have it, now he's our problem.  They won, that's the important thing, but with most of the wins the team gets this year, they won't be works of art.

Merrill Needham
Merrill Needham

No MLB games start at 7 est on Sunday. Espn gets the 8:05 exclusive

Joe De Sr.
Joe De Sr.

The paper says the Met game is at 3:35pm. Which is it ? 7 or 3:35....

DMMP
DMMP

@hankincolo  It's april 13th.  RELAX, sometimes players not only have off weeks, they have off months.  Look at David Wrights numbers month to month. Look at even some superstars months.  Many of the best players in baseball are streaky, and Granderson is no exception.  However... to have expectations of anything more than 30 hr's, a .250 BA, and maybe 15-20 SB would indicate you're dreaming.  There is no way Granderson ends up as Jason Bay the sequel because JB was a one note guy.  He was a power hitter, and not much else.  He didn't have much to compliment his game.  Granderson has some speed and is a better fielder with similar power potential.  His game by default is capable of being better than Bay's just through his athletic ability alone.  That said, again, some people forget there are 162 games in a season.  Lately I feel like I'm sounding like an optimist around here lately compared to most of the gloom and doom I've been reading (some of it warranted, others I feel is just ridiculous and really reaching.) - This is a surprising position from me, but presently, I'm not worried about Granderson and him at least being adequate enough to hold down the position decently for this year.  Give the guy some time.  We have bigger issues.   He'll come around.


And in response to comparing Bay and Granderson defensively... What are you smoking?  EVERY defensive metric in the book says Granderson is a far superior fielder than Bay ever could have dreamed of being even on a good day.  Multiple years in his career, bay was a NEGATIVE provider in the OF, who made up for it with his bat.  Granderson is not a negative provider defensively.  Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges, especially defensively. Both can/are capable of hitting home runs... Both are/were outfielders.  Both received similar contracts. That's about where the comparisons end.  

dannym28
dannym28

@hankincolo  He isnt hitting but hes stealing hes doing his job in the field. Bay would not do any of them

MetsKnicks
MetsKnicks

@jimmybxnyc  Wright really is terrible in the clutch. You do have to remember though, the Mets expect Wright to be their "superstar" player when he really is just a good to very good player- Not a star. 

dannym28
dannym28

@Joe De Sr.  whatever the opposite of metsblog is.

DMMP
DMMP

@jimmybxnyc @openmind6  ^^^This. I agree 100% - Though they would not have needed to. Their OF would have been EYJ, CY, and Lagares.  OR if they really wanted a power hitting OF they could have gotten Nelson Cruz Jr INSTEAD of CY and there you go.  Would have cost about as much anyways.

hankincolo
hankincolo

Disagree, Bay caught up to plenty of fly balls in the LF and always hustled down to first,...after hitting a lousy two bouncer to the 3rd baseman. 

DMMP
DMMP

@jimmybxnyc @DMMP  Lagares issue however was he was trigger happy in the minors.  They were trying to develop his hitters eye a bit which (now) finally seems to be developing.  NY is a brutal environment for a rookie to break into.  Fail, and you'll have to work extra hard to redeem yourself.  New Yorkers and Mets fans in general tend to want immediate gratification, and if you can't deliver that you're likely to be booed out of town.  You can't rush players. 

DMMP
DMMP

@jimmybxnyc @DMMP  I think offensively he needed more seasoning but when he made the jump I felt the timing was good...  What if they rushed him, he did absolutely nothing, and then we'd likely never even see Lagares again (Lagares would likely be in a similar position to Den Dekker I imagine had he completely failed due to being rushed up too soon) - But yeah, I think it's unbelievable he's not our starting CF.  I really think Lagares has Torii Hunter lite potential... That should be starting...Every Game.  EYJ is EYJ and will always be EYJ.  A guy with speed, a decent glove, and not much else.  I think they hope for a Juan Pierre type player in EYJ, but other than his ability to steal bases, I'm pretty sure that's about as far as it goes.

DMMP
DMMP

@nncyel @jimmybxnyc @DMMP  Again, I'm moreso comparing the idea of signing Abreu + Cruz to the what happened (CY and Granderson.) - Which (I might add) would have cost less to do...  Which is more worth it?  Technically you could replace Cruz for CY and be just fine... I'm just really showing that there were options...

DMMP
DMMP

@nncyel @DMMP  Alderson said he wasn't planning to make Abreu an offer, though they did scout him. That's public knowledge.  

DMMP
DMMP

@jimmybxnyc @DMMP  Lagares came up (in my opinion) when he was ready. Anything else would have been rushing.  I can't fault the organization for waiting on him. I CAN however fault them for even questioning his ability and if he should be starting over EYJ which is just ridiculous.  

nncyel
nncyel

@jimmybxnyc @DMMP  The part about Young is ridiculous. Cruz's offensive stats are only a little better than Young and he is not a good defensive player. Defense wins games too - it's just not as obvious in the stats.

nncyel
nncyel

@DMMP @nncyel  Ok, point taken. He was available and the Mets decided to pick a better defensive player. It just bothers me when I constantly read posts about what an idiot Alderson is for not signing Cruz, and most posters are just looking at his offensive stats, which are better than Young, but not his defensive skills, which are subpar.


As far as Abreu goes, I'm always hesitant to criticize a FO over the lack of a free agent signing. Remember, the free in free agent means the player is free to sign wherever he wants to sign. We have no way of knowing whether the Mets weren't interested - which deserves criticism - were interested and didn't offer enough- which also deserves criticism, or whether the player wanted to go to a different organization and the money wouldn't have mattered. I realize most players go where the money is, but it's at least conceivable that Abreu simply didn't want to sign with the Mets no matter what they were offering.

DMMP
DMMP

@nncyel @DMMP  Cruz would be playing LF, which is not generally a position where you need a Gold Glove OF (though it does help.) - My point was that if they really wanted a power hitting OF, there was one available.  HOWEVER, signing Abreu would have alleviated much of the need for a power hitting OF either way...

nncyel
nncyel

@DMMP  Nelson Cruz is an AL player. So far he's DHed in about half the Orioles games. The Mets signed the outfielders they did because the stadium they play in requires top-notch outfield defense. Young and Granderson provide that. Cruz would not. 

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@dannym28 @hankincolo I agree, Grandy does a lot of little things right and is a good influence on this team. His play in RF is outstanding, but at some point contact would help. I'm very concerned and hope he is still working off the rust from last year's injury-plagued season because he looks absolutely lost at the plate.

hankincolo
hankincolo

True. I just hope this slow start is a by-product of missing lots of playing time last season, seeing new pitchers, new environment.... but eventually he's got to start hitting.

dannym28
dannym28

@hankincolo So is grandy, Grandy is faster by far and RF is harder than left  especially in citi

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

@jimmybxnyc You know what? You are obviously obsessed with David, but I have to agree with you. Wright is a compiler and nowhere to be found when a game is on the line. Yes, over the length of a full season, he will have two very hot hitting streaks and will win a few games when he is on fire, but consistency has never been his trademark. I can't recall any walk-offs or late-inning heroics by him in the last three years. Wright is a good player, but not one to build around.

openmind6
openmind6

@kefhrny17

He loves to play the villain of Mets blog. The only way to make him go away is to ignore him.

hankincolo
hankincolo

What game was that? Problem is, this team hasn't played a meaningful September game since what? ... '08?

hankincolo
hankincolo

No problem. But, he'll come through eventually.

hankincolo
hankincolo

08.... oh the years of failure do pile-up. 

hankincolo
hankincolo

Snapped condom? NOW that's a good spicy line. I'll have to remember that one.

dannym28
dannym28

@jimmybxnyc @hankincolo  So why dont you watch the game in 2012 when he single handedly beat them 

hankincolo
hankincolo

Danny boy, Jimmy's been Mr. Rancor, for years. You'll never change him, I tried to get him to chill, but it didn't work. Just let it go, this blog might be his anger management therapy and it might keep him from killing people.

dannym28
dannym28

You might be even dumber than michael baron you damn troll. get out of your moms basement 

hankincolo
hankincolo

Thank you for the public service.

hankincolo
hankincolo

seems like he's been poor in the clutch eversince some AB in September of 2007?, against a Cubs reliever. One out, I think, runner on 3rd, needed a stinking sac fly and we never got it.

hankincolo
hankincolo

Jimmy, I wish I could say you are wrong, but I've noticed it too. I wonder if anybody has statson him, for his first two ABs and his last two, I bet he's great in the beginning and very disappointing in the end.