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8/23/2005 - Trachsel Up and Graves Down
It's official - Danny Graves was designated for assignment and Steve Trachsel was activated from the DL today.

8/23/2005 - The NY Mets Beat The Diamondbacks Again 14-1
Wow! Two wins in a row on the road - who cares that they are against the Diamondbacks. It's just a great time to watch the Mets play.

Victor Zambrano (7-10) pitched a great game, giving up only six hits and one run. Heath Bell came in to close out the game with one solid inning.

The NY Mets offense just poured it on tonight! It all started in the second inning, Victor Diaz hit a triple that scored David Wright. Ramon Castro followed with a single that scored Diaz.

Jose Reyes then hit a triple (12th of the season - tied for the National League lead) that scored Castro. Miguel Cairo followed with a single that scored Reyes.

In the third inning, Victor Diaz hit a double that scored David Wright. Ramon Castro then hit into fielder's choice that scored Diaz.

In the fifth inning, Mike Jacobs (1B) hit another home run that scored David Wright. In the sixth inning, Cliff Floyd hit a single that scored Victor Zambrano and moved Miguel Cairo to third base and Carlos Beltran to second base.

David Wright hit into a ground rule double that scored both Cairo and Beltran - moving Floyd to third base. Ramon Castro followed with a double that scored both Floyd, Wright and Jacobs.

Ramon Castro has been playing in every game because Mike Piazza has a broken hand. But he is no slouch! Castro drove in five runs tonight for his career high. Mike Jacobs, who was called up from the minors to be a back up catcher, played first base tonight and hit another home run - his second in three games. Let's Go Mets!

8/22/2005 - The NY Mets Beat The Diamondbacks 4-1
The Mets win a game on the road! Tom Glavine (10-10) pitched eights very strong innings, giving up only five hits and one run. Braden Looper came on in relief and pitched a solid inning for his 25th save of the season, out of 30 tries.

The big difference was that the NY Mets offense was alive on the road. In the first inning, Cliff Floyd hit a double that scored both Carlos Beltran and Kaz Matsui.

In the fifth inning, Jose Reyes hit a solo home run (5th of the season). The in the ninth inning, Victor Diaz also hit a solo home run (8th of the season). Hopefully this momentum will carry over to tomorrows game. Let's Go Mets!

8/21/2005 - The Nationals Beat The NY Mets 7-4
Kris Benson (9-5) had his quickest outing of his baseball career, lasting less than one inning - while giving up eight hits and six runs. Juan Padilla followed for more than four innings, giving up one run and four hits.

Danny "the gravedigger" Graves pitched two innings and only gave up one hit and no runs. Aaron Heilman closed out the remaining two innings without allowing any runs or hits.

The NY Met offense started in the fifth inning, when pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs hit a three run home run during his first ever major league at bat. Jacobs home run scored both Marlon Anderson and Victor Diaz.

Then in the ninth inning, Jose Offerman scored on a fielding error by Nick Johnson (1B) from a hit by Cliff Floyd.

On a side note, Mike Piazza was placed on the fifteen day disabled list, retroactive from last Wednesday, due to a fracture in his left hand. Mike DiFelice will come up from the minors to fill in as back up catcher. Let's Go Mets!

8/20/2005 - The NY Mets 9-8 Over The Nationals
This game was a typical Mets nail biter right to the end. Pedro Martinez (12-5) had this game locked up through six innings - giving up six hits and no runs and an 8-0 Met lead - - but the bullpen blew it!

Danny "the gravedigger" Graves, in relief of Martinez, couldn't even complete one inning of work without blowing the game wide open by giving up two hits and five runs. Dae-Sung Koo followed Graves by giving up one hit and one run.

Aaron Heilman brought stability to the game, allowing only one hit and no runs. But Braden Looper just couldn't keep it together once again. He gave up three hits and two runs. Roberto Hernandez closed out the game without allowing any more runs.

Chris Woodward hit the magical single in the tenth inning that gave the NY Mets the winning run. Let's Go Mets!

8/19/2005 - The NY Mets Beat The Nationals 1-0
Jae Seo (5-1) does it again! Seo pitched eight great innings, giving up only four hits. Braden Looper closed out the game and earned his 24th save of the season.

The only run in the game came in the seventh inning, when Victor Diaz hit a single that scored Ramon Castro. But it was more than enough when the pitching is so dominant! Let's Go Mets!

8/18/2005 - The Pirates Shutout The NY Mets 5-0
Victor Zambrano (6-10) didn't have his best stuff tonight, giving up four runs and six hits over six innings of work.

Juan Padilla came in for relief for two innings and gave up four hits and one run. Danny Graves followed with a one hit inning.

Hopefully, the NY Mets can carry forth and win the next series against the Washington Nationals. Let's Go Mets!

8/17/2005 - The NY Mets Do It Again 5-1
The Mets beat the Pirates again 5-1 behind some great pitching from Tom Glavine (9-10), who pitched seven very strong innings - giving up seven hits and one run. Aaron Heilman came in to close out the game and pitched two excellent scoreless innings.

In the first inning, Cliff Floyd hit a single that scored Carlos Beltran. Then in the fourth inning, David Wright hit a single that scored both Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran.

In the sixth inning, Jose Offerman hit a single that scored both Miguel Cairo and Cliff Floyd.

On the downside, Mike Piazza is going to miss at least a few games due to a hairline fracture in his left hand that occurred when Piazza was hit with a foul tip during last nights game.

8/16/2005 - Benson Topples Pirates 6-2
Kris Benson pitched seven strong innings against his former team, giving up seven hits and two runs. Roberto Hernandez came on in relief and pitched a scoreless inning, Braden Looper followed to close out the game.

The NY Mets offense was back on track! In the second inning, Gerald Williams hit a single to right that scored Cliff Floyd and it also moved Victor Diaz to third base and Chris Woodward to second base.

Kris Benson then hit a single to left field that scored both Woodward and Diaz and it moved Williams to third base. Jose Reyes followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Williams.

In the eight inning, Cliff Floyd hit a two run home run scoring David Wright. It was also Floyd's 27th home run of the season. Let's Go Mets!

8/14/2005 - Another Losing Series For The NY Mets
The NY Mets lost their second series in a row following today's 2-1 loss to the LA Dodgers. Pedro Martinez (12-5) had a no hitter into the eighth inning when Antonio Perez hit a triple and Jayson Werth followed with a two run home run.

The NY Mets offense was rather silent again, except for two back to back doubles from Victor Diaz and Gerald Williams in the fifth inning.

The NY Mets are off tomorrow, but will begin a six game home stand on Tuesday with the Pirates and then the Nationals. The scheduled pitching dual pins Kris Benson (8-4) against Mark Redman (5-12). Let's Go Mets!

8/13/2005 - Mets Down The Dodgers 5-1
Jae Seo (4-1) led the NY Mets to a 5-1 victory today with some more great pitching. Seo went eight innings and gave up five hits and one run. Braden Looper came in and closed out the game with a perfect inning.

The offense was also alive today! In the second inning, Ramon Castro hit a home run to deep center and then Gerald Williams followed with another home run to deep right.

In the fifth inning, David Wright hit a single that scored Jose Reyes. In the eighth inning, Victor Diaz hit a sacrifice fly that scored Cliff Floyd.

In the ninth inning, Gerald Williams stole third base and then scored on a throwing error by Dodgers catcher, and ex-Met, Jason Phillips.

Hopefully the NY Mets can close out this series tomorrow with a victory and a series win. Let's Go Mets!

8/12/2005 - The NY Mets Lose To The Dodgers 7-6
It was a battle to the tenth inning and not even two home runs from Victor Diaz was enough to secure the win, when Braden Looper blew the game in the tenth inning.

Victor Zambrano made the start and lasted six innings - giving up six hits and five runs. Aaron Heilman followed and gave up two hits and one run over one inning of work.

Roberto Hernandez and Juan Padilla each followed with one inning of work and both gave up one hit and no runs. Braden Looper (4-6) came in the tenth inning and blew the game by giving up the game winning home run in the bottom of the tenth with two out.

The NY Mets have endured some really tough breaks this season, but it really seems like the NY Mets are truly just a .500 team with spurts of promise - with the final package being what we get day-to-day. Hopefully, the Mets can turn things around. Let's Go Mets!

8/11/2005 - The Mets Lose More Than The Game, 2-1
Today was a tragic day for the NY Mets and for baseball fans in general. Mike Cameron (RF) and Carlos Beltran (CF) collided with each other, both head first, in mid air as they were both trying to catch a line drive in the seventh inning.

Unfortunately, neither saw each other as their face and heads collided. Mike Cameron was taken from the the field on a stretcher, with his neck in a brace, to Mercy Hospital. He was diagnosed with a broken nose and had multiple fractures on his cheekbones and a concussion. He was also immediately placed on the disabled list and Victor Diaz was recalled from Triple-A to fill his roster spot.

Carlos Beltran suffered an injured left shoulder and some cuts on his face. Beltran stated, ``I don't remember anything of what happened...I don't remember how it happened, I know we got hit. I feel like I got hit by a train.''

With today's unfortunate accident comes some real deep questions regarding the rest of the season for the New York Mets. All Met fans can do now is hope for the speedy recovery of their star players and hope that the replacements can fill their shoes.

Sadly enough, Tom Glavine pitched a great game and even helped the offensive cause with three at bats and three hits. The Mets need to get themselves together as they head into their next series with the Dodgers Let's Go Mets!

8/10/2005 - The NY Mets Beat The Padres 9-1
The Mets seem to either have a towering offense on the road or nothing. There just doesn't seem to be an in between with them. Hopefully, this won't be a one game wonder followed by a couple of losses.

Kris Benson (8-4) pitched a great game - almost going the distance and in the process allowed only three hits and one run. Danny Graves came in and closed out the game and only allowed one hit.

It was also another David Wright night - who had four hits and six RBI's (including a three run home run, his 17th of the season). Today was a nice reversal from yesterdays loss. Let's Go Mets!

8/9/2005 - Padres Beat The NY Mets 8-3
The NY Mets lost their series opener to the San Diego Padres in their normal fashion of losing the first game, if not more, when playing on the road.

Pedro Martinez seemed a bit tired today, going only five innings - giving up nine hits and five runs, including two home runs. Jose Santiago came on in relief and gave up three hits and one run, followed by Dae-Sung Koo, who was perfect across the board. Juan Padilla closed out the game and gave up three more hits and two runs.

On the positive side, David Wright made one of the most memorable plays ever - when he caught a blooper to left with a barehanded over the shoulder catch. Hopefully the NY Mets can earn a W tomorrow. Let's Go Mets!

8/7/2005 - The NY Mets Sweep The Cubs 6-1
Victor Zambrano (6-9) pitched a great game against Carlos Zambrano and the Cubs - going eight strong innings and giving up only five hits and one run. Aaron Heilman came in and closed out the game and only gave up one hit and no runs.

It was nice to see the offense on target again. In the first inning, Cliff Floyd hit a single to center that scored Carlos Beltran. David Wright then hit a single and Cliff Floyd scored.

In the third inning, David Wright hit a sacrifice fly and Miguel Cairo scored - moving Carlos Beltran to third base. Mike Piazza then hit a single and Carlos Beltran scored.

In the fifth inning, David Wright grounded out to third base, but Carlos Beltran was able to score on the play. Then in the seventh inning, Cliff Floyd hit a solo home run - his 26th of the year.

It was really nice to see the Mets win a series, let alone sweep the cubs. Hopefully this momentum will continue on the West coast tour, when the Mets take on a three game series with the padres and then the Dodgers.

It has been very unfortunate of late to see the NY Mets do so well at home, only to lose terribly on the road. Tuesday nights 10:05pm pitching dual pins Pedro Martinez (12-3) against Chan Ho Park (8-5) and the San Diego Padres. Let's Go Mets!

8/6/2005 - Jae Seo Shutout The Chicago Cubs 2-0
Jae Seo (3-1) pitched a great game, going 7 1/3 innings - giving up only four hits and no runs. Dae-Sung Koo, Roberto Hernandez and Braden Looper (23rd save) closed out the game without giving up any more hits or runs.

The NY Mets offense was alive again. In the first inning, David Wright hit a double to left and Miguel Cairo scored. In the third inning, Carlos Beltran hit a single and Jose Reyes scored.

Tomorrows pitching dual pins Victor Zambrano against Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs. Let's Go Mets!

8/5/2005 - The NY Mets Finally Win By Beating The Cubs 9-5
The NY Mets finally win a game by beating the Chicago Cubs 9-5 behind Tom Glavine (8-9) for his 270th life time win.

Glavine pitched eight innings - giving up ten hits and five runs. Dae-Sung Koo (0-0) came on in relief and pitched a perfect inning to close out the game.

The difference today was the NY Mets spotty offense. Jose Reyes hit three singles, had two stolen bases and scored twice. Carlos Beltran 'finally' had three hits and also recorded his 200th stolen base of his career.

Tomorrows pitching dual pins Jae Seo against Greg Maddux and the Chicago Cubs. Let's Go Mets!

8/4/2005 - Mets Lose In A Horrible Fashion To The Brewers 12-9
Today's game wasn't pretty to begin with, but Roberto Hernandez (5-5) just gave the game to the Brewers in the ninth inning - when the NY Mets were up 9-7 and he allowed five runs.

Offensively, the NY Mets tried to save the day with nine runs - including home runs by Carlos Beltran (13), Mike Piazza (14) and Mike Cameron (12). Mike Piazza also had five RBI's and Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to seventeen games - but it wasn't enough to save the game.

Tomorrow nights pitching dual pins Tom Glavine (7-9) against Rich Hill (0-0) and the Chicago Cubs. Let's Go Mets!

8/3/2005 - The Brewers Beat The Mets 6-4
Pedro Martinez (12-3) didn't have his best stuff at the beginning of the game, but he settled down and held the Brewers to three runs. Martinez pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and three runs.

Roberto Hernandez came on in relief and gave up one hit and one run. The game fell apart when Braden Looper (4-5) came in and gave up three hits and two runs for the NY Mets loss.

The NY Mets offense started to kick into gear in the second inning, when Cliff Floyd hit a home run to deep center - his 25th of the year. Then in the fourth inning, Mike Piazza hit a home run to to deep left - his 13th of the year and his 391st of his career, which breaks the tie with Graig Nettles for 45th place.

Then in the fifth inning, David Wright hit a single and Miguel Cairo and Carlos Beltran scored. Jose Reyes also extended his hitting streak today to 16 games, which is also the longest current streak in MLB.

Unfortunately, the Mets offensive surge wasn't enough. The Brewers went on to score in the seventh, eighth and ninth inning. Tomorrows pitching dual pins Kris Benson against Doug Davis. Lets' Go Mets!

8/2/2005 - Mets Beat The Brewers 9-8
Victor Zambrano (5-9) couldn't make it out of the second inning - giving up six runs and and seven hits. The bullpen had a real uphill battle and succeeded by only gave up two more runs in the process.

The bullpen platoon consisted of Aaron Heilman, Juan Padilla, Jose Santiago, Roberto Hernandez and Braden Looper - with the win (4-4). The two additional Brewer runs came off Santiago and Hernandez.

The NY Met offense at least responded to their early deficit and won the game. In the first inning, Cliff Floyd hit a single and Jose Reyes scored and Carlos Beltran moved to third base. Mike Cameron hit a single and Carlos Beltran scored.

In the fourth inning, Jose Reyes hit a single and Doug Mientkiewicz scored and Gerald Williams moved to second base. Carlos Beltran then grounded into a fielder's choice and Gerald Williams scored.

In the seventh inning, David Wright hit a solo home run - his sixteenth of the year. Ramon Castro then hit a double and Doug Mientkiewicz scored. Marlon Anderson hit a single and Ramon Castro scored.

Then with the NY Mets trailing 8-7 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Mike Cameron hit a solo home run - his eleventh of the year - to tie the game 8-8. It wasn't until the eleventh inning, when Mike Piazza walked with the bases loaded and David Wright scored the game winning run.

 
 
 


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Team W L PCT GB
Braves 72 55 .567 - -
Phillies 69 59 .539 3.5
Marlins 66 60 .524 5.5
Mets 66 60 .524 5.5
Nationals 66 60 .524 5.5

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