METS 6, BREWERS 5: Win after failure

METS 6, BREWERS 5: Win after failure

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 3, 2008, titled METS 6, BREWERS 5: Win after failure. In it, Newsday reports that:

Nieses to Pieces. That's the funny nickname pitching coach Dan Warthen used when he listed the 21-year-old lefthander, Jon Niese, on Tuesday's schedule for his rotation.

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Dave

New York, NY

#1 Sep 3, 2008
Odd, I thought the Mets won the game but Lennon has decided to concentate 80% of his article in bashing some kid who came to the majors too early. The guy is only 21. So he's not ready, big deal.

The Mets won a huge game last night, write that. Esshole-a
statement

Micanopy, FL

#2 Sep 3, 2008
Considering the fact that the Brewers are dynamite against leftys and this was Niese first big lead start I would say he did fairly well. A 21 yr. old starting his first game during a pennant race against a good hitting team what the heck does Lennon expect. I hope Jerry gives him another start. Kudos to the bull pen, of course Heilman was not used!!

Since: Mar 07

United States

#3 Sep 3, 2008
Ayala scares me as the closer but the guy's got guts. He seemed very confident even when things were going bad. When the pitching coach came out last night with 1st and 2nd he smiled which showed he relished the situation.
Fan in South america

Lima, Peru

#4 Sep 3, 2008
I know that is easy to talk after the game finish but If Niese will go for just 3 innins, then Figueroa will go for another 3 innins and Stokes for the 7th and 8th the Mets may have that option for each time that Maine was suposed to Start the game.
By the time that Wagner came back the Mets may end up with a Bullpen that will have Stocks (7th), Ayala (8th); Wagner (9th)
Fan in South america

Lima, Peru

#5 Sep 3, 2008
Dave wrote:
Odd, I thought the Mets won the game but Lennon has decided to concentate 80% of his article in bashing some kid who came to the majors too early. The guy is only 21. So he's not ready, big deal.
The Mets won a huge game last night, write that. Esshole-a
You right but I will give Niese another chance.,; just try to get 3 innins from him; that will be enought.
The problem was not Niese; he did the job for 3 innins; the problem was when the Mets tryed to get that 4th innin from him.
That is to gamble way to much.,; if the kid did the job for 3 innins, just go for the next innins with Figueroa, Stocks,Ayala
Mets

United States

#6 Sep 3, 2008
Neise had a very hard job of comming in to face a good Brewers lineup. He may have gotten hit, but I wouldn't say pounded, so I appulad his effort and the bullpen that kept us in the game. Lennon has nothing better to do like the rest of the sports staff at Newsday but write negative articles about the hometown team. Go write an article about how great the Yankees are why your at it. If we sweep today then take 2 of 3 from Philly things will be looking very good for the Mets.
LetsPlay2

United States

#7 Sep 3, 2008
scott k wrote:
Ayala scares me as the closer but the guy's got guts. He seemed very confident even when things were going bad. When the pitching coach came out last night with 1st and 2nd he smiled which showed he relished the situation.
Ayala scares me, too, and for good reason. The man's a walking time bomb out on the mound. And the reason he's smiling is he still can't believe he's closing for a playoff contender with the lousy year he's had. Come back, Billy, all is forgiven!
jimsha

Babylon, NY

#8 Sep 3, 2008
The article said that the pen has pitched 13 scoreless innings against the Brewers. I believe it's 10. 7 yesterday and 3 on Monday. But it is a total of 13 including Sunday against the Marlins. 13 innings against two good hitting teams. Lets give them credit. You can actually see their confidence growing, and just at the right time.
Georgia Mets Fan

United States

#9 Sep 3, 2008
RICKIE, not Richie Weeks.
yet another genious

New York, NY

#10 Sep 3, 2008
It's funny how some people concentrate on "how they won" or "how they looked" while winning. This is not the NCAA. Another win is in the books. No style points awarded.
Lou

Stone Mountain, GA

#11 Sep 3, 2008
The Mets are now playing with a TOTAL team effort. They win as a team and lose as team-this is the final package. Whether we make it to the playoffs and beyond, I am now a happy fan knowing they have come together as a team, something we haven't seen all year until the past week. They will soar or fall together-it's about time!

Since: Mar 07

United States

#12 Sep 3, 2008
LetsPlay2 wrote:
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Ayala scares me, too, and for good reason. The man's a walking time bomb out on the mound. And the reason he's smiling is he still can't believe he's closing for a playoff contender with the lousy year he's had. Come back, Billy, all is forgiven!
Wagner scares me just as much. Unfortunately there are only a few closers out there that wouldn't be as nerve-wracking to watch.
Bill

Waynesville, NC

#13 Sep 3, 2008
Lou wrote:
The Mets are now playing with a TOTAL team effort. They win as a team and lose as team-this is the final package. Whether we make it to the playoffs and beyond, I am now a happy fan knowing they have come together as a team, something we haven't seen all year until the past week. They will soar or fall together-it's about time!
So Lou are you gonna change you're forecasted standings of the Mets finishing 3rd behind Philly and Florida.
Lou

Stone Mountain, GA

#14 Sep 3, 2008
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
So Lou are you gonna change you're forecasted standings of the Mets finishing 3rd behind Philly and Florida.
No, of course not. My contentment that the Mets are coming together as a team doesn't in anyway take away from the talent of the Phillies and Marlins. I think the Mets, Phillies or Marlins can get hot and win this thing and it will be no reflection on any of them, except the best team won the division. I am happy that the Mets now are playing with a spirit that was absent a big part of the season. If they don't make it, I know it won't be because "the big collapse" nightmare came over them. I never said they would be third. Months ago my finish was Phillies, Marlins and Mets, or Phillies, Mets and Marlins. I won't change that prediction due to the Mets bullpen. You have a good memory-like my wife's , she gets on me for things I did 20 years ago! Way to go!
Bill

Waynesville, NC

#15 Sep 3, 2008
With the Mets spanking the Brewers in their home park, what kind of phsycological advantage do you think they will they have entering the playoffs?
kat

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Sep 3, 2008
Lou wrote:
<quoted text>No, of course not. My contentment that the Mets are coming together as a team doesn't in anyway take away from the talent of the Phillies and Marlins. I think the Mets, Phillies or Marlins can get hot and win this thing and it will be no reflection on any of them, except the best team won the division. I am happy that the Mets now are playing with a spirit that was absent a big part of the season. If they don't make it, I know it won't be because "the big collapse" nightmare came over them. I never said they would be third. Months ago my finish was Phillies, Marlins and Mets, or Phillies, Mets and Marlins. I won't change that prediction due to the Mets bullpen. You have a good memory-like my wife's , she gets on me for things I did 20 years ago! Way to go!
. The last time I checked the standing the Marlins were 8 games out, now after the sweep of the Brewers they are still 8 games out.
Kevin

Chicago, IL

#17 Sep 3, 2008
Does anyone have a broom so we can sweep up the mess in Milwaukee?
Fan in South america

Lima, Peru

#18 Sep 3, 2008
Lou wrote:
<quoted text>No, of course not. My contentment that the Mets are coming together as a team doesn't in anyway take away from the talent of the Phillies and Marlins. I think the Mets, Phillies or Marlins can get hot and win this thing and it will be no reflection on any of them, except the best team won the division. I am happy that the Mets now are playing with a spirit that was absent a big part of the season. If they don't make it, I know it won't be because "the big collapse" nightmare came over them. I never said they would be third. Months ago my finish was Phillies, Marlins and Mets, or Phillies, Mets and Marlins. I won't change that prediction due to the Mets bullpen. You have a good memory-like my wife's , she gets on me for things I did 20 years ago! Way to go!
Lou .- What I found is that there is not really one team in the majors that could be 100% comp sure about their bullpen.
Lets see if the Mets bullpen could do the same job that they just did against to the Breewers

Since: Jan 08

Oakdale, NY

#19 Sep 3, 2008
This team has been playing well since the middle of June. And it's been a fun season since then. Actually, even leading up to the "Willie situation" we were a .500 team. This has been fun to watch.
I always thought we played over our heads in 2006. I believe that was Willies "statement year" as a manager, how good he can really be. After that , the team lost it's sense of urgency, ie, couldn't put together substantial "+" streaks. 2up, 2 down, 2 up, 1 down, 2 up, 3 down. A lot of 2007, not just the end.
But this team has been playing with fire and grit since June. What we are seeing know is a team that knows it's not over until the last out, and the rookies with their enthusiasm have helped Jerry wake up a jaded clubhouse.
That doesn't mean I'm guaranteeing anything, a lot can still happen.
But....
We DO LOOK GOOD. And we have for a little while.
And if we'd have made panic deals in July, these rooks wouldn't be playing. Thats not an "I told you so", because I didn't know these kids were going to play well. But sometimes the best deal is the deal you don't make.
There was no one out there but Manny and Nady. And what would we have had to give up.
And lets be honest here. Having 3 guys finish with 28-35 dingers and 100 ribbies is gonna get Reyes home OFTEN. No matter how quiet and "unclutch" a 30-100 season seems to the scribes.
And of course, three solid starters, sometimes four.
This is a pretty good team with, well one weakness. And for me, I believe the pen can still turn it around. Heck, they might be doing that right now.

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