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Friday, August 18, 2006

The day in...

The day in news:
It appears that the start on Saturday will go to one of Dave Williams or Oliver Perez. Brian Bannister and Mike Pelfrey have been called non-options by Willie Randolph, and Oliver Perez's turn to pitch would, coincidentally, come on Saturday. Williams threw a quality start when he last pitched, on Sunday. Therefore, Williams normal day would be tommorow to start, as a result the Saturday starter should be announced before tommorow night's game against Colorado.

Jose Valentin left today's 7-2 victory over the Phillies early with a strained hamstring. Willie Randolph basically said the injury was nothing to be worried about, and they'll re-evaulate tommorow. Randolph said it was not a DL situation, but should it un-expectedly become one one of Ruben Gotay, Anderson Hernandez, or Edgardo Alfonzo would most likely get the call.

The day in the minors:
It was quite an eventful day throughout the Mets minor league system. Every minor league team one, except for AAA Norfolk, where the 47-78 Tides took on the Louisville Bats. With Jose Lima on the mound, and officially eliminated from pitching on Saturday *whipes brow*, The Tides knew they needed to score runs. Despite the fact that Lima was not terrible, a seven inning four run outing, the Tides mustered only one run against former Minnesota Twin, Joe Mays. The Tides were held to five hits, while Ruben Gotay went 0-4 and Edgardo Alfonzo and Anderson Hernandez each went 1-4.

In AA Jorge Padilla knocked in three runs, and hit a home run in 7-5 victory over Bowie. Padilla went 2-4 on the day, and raised his average to .299 on the season. Carlos Gomez had a two out rbi, his only hit in four at bats, and kept his average above the .270 mark, at .280. Mike Devaney, the B-Mets starter, lasted only 1.2 innings, and allowed two runs on two hits. Devaney walked as many batters as he retird, five. After Eddie Camacho gave up three runs four Mets reliever shutout the Baysox for 5.2 innings. Ivan Maldonado pitched 2.2 innings, while the winning pitcher Ryan Cullen, Matt Lindstrom, and Henry Owens each pitched a scoreless inning, respectivley.

In High A St. Lucie Fernando Martinez record two hits, including a double, a night after he hit his third St. Lucie home run. Martinez also threw out a baserunner trying to stretch a single into a double. Corey Coles was a home run away from the cycle, as he recorded a single, double, and triple to go along with an rbi, while raising his batting average to a very impressive .347. Chuck Smith pitched five one run innings in his third win of the season, and Travis Hope pitched four one hit shutout innings for the extended save.

In Low A Hagerstown, the Mets other teenage prospect, Deolis Guerra, showed why he is considered part of the Mets future, at age 17. Guerra threw a mini no-no, going five innings of no hit ball, before being pulled because of six walks. Guerra also struck out six batters, and lowered his era to 2.20 and increased his record to 6-7. Brandon Nall pitched three one hit innings, Kevin Tomasiewicz pitched a shutout inning in the ninth to close the door on a 5-0 win.

The day in the majors:
After getting embarassed by the Phillies for three straight days the two Carlos', Beltran and Delgado, awoke, as did the Mets. Jose Reyes went 2-4 with an rbi single, and a stolen base, while Carlos Beltran had four hits in five at bats, including a home run. No Met has reached the century mark in any of the two main categories this season (runs/rbi), and Beltran is most likely the first to reach 100, he is now at 99 rbi. Carlos Delgado went 3-4 with four rbi, including a home run and a triple. Delgado needed a double to complete the cycle. However, David Wright is starting to raise concern, going 0-4 again today with three strikeouts. John Maine was once again solid on the mound, and he continues to impress after every start. Maine's six inning two run outing earned Maine his third win of the season, and it seems like he is inching closer to being in the playoff rotation, which may mean no Trachsel. I can't help but smile. Speaking of Trachsel, he is starting tommorow against the Rockies.


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Anonymous Bill B said...

For Immediate Release

Imagine Project Singing Our New Mets Song

Where: On the Field, Shea Stadium

When: Monday, September 18th, 7:00 PM Pre Game

Contact: Bill Bartlett

Phone: 718 851 8091

Email: billb@imagineproject.org

URL: www.imagineproject.org

The Imagine Project Inc. a not-for-profit children's creative arts program will be performing the new New York Mets song at Shea. This song was suggested by the children in one of our Brooklyn programs. Original music was composed by Imagine Project music director Holley Bartlett.

You may see our past performance on NBC TV's "MIKED UP" at our website: www.imagineproject.org

This wonderful evening is the opening event of our year long fifteenth anniversary celebration.

At Imagine Project we believe above all else that art has the power to save lives. We have seen this time and again in our work in schools, community venues, and homeless shelters. We have nurtured children who do not speak, to sing, children who barely move, to dance, and children who never thought it possible, to turn their ideas into works of art. This is the place for children to discover that all accomplishments start with a dream, and that all dreams are possible.

“I believe all children are born geniuses. As we grow, most of the wonder is taken away by the day to day realities of life. I have seen over the years that The Imagine Project has the power to bring this magic back into [children’s] lives, allowing them to rediscover their own extraordinary potential. The Imagine Project is without question the most beautiful program I have ever experienced.” Dr. Charles DeStefano, Chief Child Psychologist, Child Study Center, Staten Island, NY.

“In this life imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all.” John Lennon

9/12/2006 11:14 PM


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