August 2011

Series Preview: Braves 8/5-8/7 at Citi Field

August 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Mets, who are 55-55 and in fourth place in the National League East, face off against the second place Braves in a three game weekend set. Pitching Matchups: Friday Night: R.A. Dickey (5-9, 3.77) vs. Tim Hudson (10-7, 3.31) Dickey is 1-0 this season against the Braves with a 3.46 ERA in 13 [...]

Johan has fatigue

August 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

Johan Santana was diagnosed at the Hospital for special surgery today with left shoulder fatigue. It is expected that he will continue his throwing program once his shoulder has healed, which is expected to be sometime late next week. Santana hasn’t pitched at all this season, recovering left [...]

Does Daniel Murphy’s bat make up for his defense?

August 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

  Dan Murphy has been fantastic for the Mets this season… at least with his bat. Murphy is hitting a stellar .319 this season, which is fifth in the National League. Originally competing for the starting second base job in Spring Training, Murphy showed promise with his bat, but his [...]

Rain, rain, go away…

August 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s been pouring since about 6:30 so tonight’s Met game against the Marlins has been cancelled due to rain.  So far, there has been no announced makeup date. They start a four game set against the Marlins at the end of the month, their last home series of the year against Florida, so [...]

I’m back!

August 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

After having technical troubles the past few days, the blog is finally completely back. I will resume posting every day. Remember, you can subscribe to Up Along First in your feed reader by clicking the RSS icon in the left sidebar. You can also visit my Tumblr [...]
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