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About the Mets

Oliver Perez has to be one of the most on and off pitchers I have ever seen. Perez didn't allow a hit through the first 2 and 2/3 innings, then totally collapsed. The final damage: 4 1/3 inning, 8 earned runs, 5 BB, and 7 Ks. I must say that Joey Votto is really good

Greg Prince is coming to grips with the fact that the Mets have squandered another perfect season. Meanwhile Metstradamus is having some fun with PhotoShop.

 The Mets begin their first series with the Marlins tonight, as John Maine faces right hander Anibel Sanchez. The Miami Herald believes suggests that the pitching matchup for the series may favor the Mets.

The Marlon Anderson era may come to end after tonight's game, as the Mets need to clear room for Livan.

Still no resolution for tomorrow night's 50 minute blackout. The Daily News thinks that MLB wasn't aware of the problem until it was too late.

In minor league news, Jon Niese struggled in a 6-4 loss in which Fernando Martinez got two hits as the DH.

Gary Sheffield's first Met start may come on Sunday against the Marlins. Mets Geek thinks that Sheff is too honest.

Jennifer Aniston is looking to David Wright. Oh good Lord no.

Around the NL East

Quiet day around the division, as the Mets were the only team in action.

The Phillies sign Tyler Walker to a minor league deal.

Phillie pitching coach Rick Dubee says Cole Hamels is ready to go for today.

National's fifth starter Jordan Zimmerman started last night for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs, going 5 and 1/3 and allowing 3 runs.

Around MLB

A terribly sad day in Anaheim, as 22 year old starting pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed by a drunk driver the night after his first start of the season.

AJ Burnett debuted for the Yankees yesterday and was sharp in an 11-2 victory over the Orioles.

Former Met Mike Cameron sent a line drive off of Giant reliever Joe Martinez's head last night.

Ichiro went 7 for 10 in a simulated rehab game in the minors.

USA Today profiles best prospect ever Stephen Strasburg.

 

Enjoy the holiday weekend!