Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mets beat the Nationals 1-0 ATL

Sorry guys really busy this weekend just going to use what Rotoworld had to say..

"John Maine threw seven shutout innings versus the Nationals today to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Maine struck out eight and walked three while yielding three hits. It looked like Maine might blow a 1-0 lead in the seventh after a leadoff double and a walk, but be bounced back to pitch out of the jam unharmed. The right-hander has an impressive strikeout rate to go with his 1.35 ERA through five starts, but he's still an obvious sell-high candidate. Facing the Diamondbacks in Arizona next time out isn't a very good matchup for him, but he still has to be used until he cools down."

~Arizona is a perfect matchup for John Maine young hitters won't catch on to the sneaky fastball, he should have no problems with that lineup.

"Carlos Beltran drove in the only run of the game in a Mets' 1-0 win over the Nationals on Sunday with a solo homer off starter Jason Bergmann.
Beltran has started right where he left off in the 2006 campaign, batting .333 with five homers, four steals, and 22 RBI in 23 games played. He's well on his way to a full repeat of last year's stellar season."


"Jason Bermann was the hard-luck loser against the Mets on Sunday after yielding just one run in seven innings of work.
Bergmann struck out six, walked three, and gave up just two hits, but one of those was a solo homer to Carlos Beltran. The right-hander has a 2.79 ERA through five starts, in large part because he's given up just two homers. He'll regress at some point, and isn't a strong option against the Cubs on Friday."

~Poor guy well the Nationals only have 1 thing because they didn't score a run.

Don't forget about the bullpen, Aaron Heilman came into the game in the 8th let up 2 hits and a walk left the game with the bases loaded and Scott S. got the final out. Billy Wagner closed the game and that was the game. David Wright had another walk and thats 34 straight games he has reached base.

Atlanta lost a heart breaker to the Rockies today 11-9 in a 11 inning game.

Bob Wickman blew a save against the Rockies on Sunday after giving up two runs while retiring just two batters in the bottom of the ninth.
Wickman entered a 9-7 game and promptly walked three of the first four batters he faced. An infield single and a groundout scored two runs to tie the game, and Wickman was pulled after hitting Chris Iannetta to load the bases. Luckily for Wickman, Tyler Yates retired Clint Barmes to send the game into extra innings. Wickman blew a save two outings ago and then gave up three runs in a non-save situation on Friday, but unless he's hurt, he's still going to get the next save opportunity the Braves generate. Should he continue to struggle or require some time off, Mike Gonzalez would likely step in."

~See what people didn't understand last year is that Wickman had success because nobody in the league had seem him before, it was obvious the league would catch on.

"Scott Thorman went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in a 9-7 loss in Colorado against the Rockies on Sunday.
Thorman hit a solo homer in the second, singled in one run in the fourth, and then finally singled in a pair of runs in the sixth. He also later added a double and an intentional walk. That the outing came at Coors Field lessens the impact a 4-for-4 performance can have on someone's job security, but it was still a big positive for Thorman. He entered the day with an unacceptable 708 OPS."

~The Braves also made a trade trading LF Ryan Langerhans to the Athletics for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Matt Diaz becomes the starting LF

The Phillies beat the Marlins 6 to 1 today in a day were 84 year old Jamie Moyer was masterful.

"Jamie Moyer didn't yield a hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning against the Marlins on Sunday, and he finished the game with 7 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up a win.
Moyer's no-hit bid was broken up by a Miguel Cabrera liner just over third basemen Abraham Nunez's head in the seventh. In total, he gave up two hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. With a 3-1 record and 2.65 ERA thus far, Moyer can be considered in most mixed leagues when he faces the Giants in San Francisco next time out."

~Poor Marlins they almost get no hit by John Maine and now Jamie Moyer. I have a lot of respect for Moyer it takes a lot of talent to be able to pitch effectively with a 43 MPH fastball.

"Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a pair of runs scored on Sunday.
Rollins has one more game to play in April, but he may already be the league's MVP for the first month of the season. The shortstop leads the circuit in homers with nine and is also batting .299 with a .626 slugging percentage. Fantasy owners will also like his 25 runs scored, six steals, and 18 RBI."

~He's got a big bat but he's got a bigger mouth.

Rotoworld didn't have anything for the Marlins so I'll give a quick recap.

Wes Obermueller started the game and didn't pitch to bad but got the loss. He went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 3 ER. Nate Field came in for relief but didn't give anybody a relief accept for the Phillies offense as he went just 1 inning and gave up 3 runs. Josh Willingham had a RBI Double, and Miggy broke up Moyers no hitter just like he did to John Maine's.

NY Mets 15 8 .652 -
Atlanta 15 9 .625 0.5
Florida 11 13 .458 4.5
Philadelphia 11 13 .458 4.5
Washington 8 17 .320 8.0

Orlando Hernandez left to New York today to get an MRI on his pitching shoulder after complaining about tightness in his shoulder. The Mets didn't stop Jorge Sosa from making his AAA start so unless Chan Ho Park is getting called up expect Hernandez to make his start.

Results still haven't come in for Jose Valentin who left for an MRI to.

If Pelfrey continues to struggle you won't see Chan Ho Park called up, you won't see top prospect Philip Humber either you will see Atlanta reject Jorge Sosa. It seems Sosa has found his groove in AAA after throwing 6 scoreless innings today he now has a 1.13 ERA and is now 4-0.

More updates tomorrow..


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