The John Maine the Mets need in order to maximize their potential over the season’s final 61 games returned last night, throwing seven strong innings in New York’s 6-3 victory over Philadelphia.
That Maine was missing in his previous four starts. After pitching at least six innings in 12 of his first 16 outings, Maine Read More
The Mets did a lot of heavy lifting on their recent road trip, amassing a 5-3 record against the National League East-leading Phillies and the wild-card-leading Cardinals.
The success of the road trip, punctuated by three straight wins in Philadelphia, catapulted New York into the thick of the National League playoff race. The Mets further Read More
With Pedro Martinez eyeing a late-April return, the Mets would appear set to move forward with their planned five-man rotation intact. But if New York wants to make the decision best for the team now, later in the season and even for 2009, they ought to consider a wacky idea: expanding to a six-man rotation Read More
David Wright and Carlos Delgado entered the old Jets locker room under the Shea stands, and the roomful of reporters stopped. Delgado was wearing a blue undershirt and Wright was still in his home Mets jersey, covered in dirt.
The two men, who had slugged for five of the Mets’ six runs in a playoff-opening Read More
Senator Clinton Is No Role Model
To the Editor:
One of the most interesting aspects of Senator Hillary Clinton to be gleaned from the Steve Kornacki piece, “Forget John Spencer: Hillary’s Win Means Iowa Caucus Next” [Sept. 18], is that she is completely evasive and lacking in candor. Doing a nuanced tap dance while waiting Read More
John Maine, the young pitcher for the New York Mets, lives in a Ramada Inn off Grand Central Parkway.
He makes no distinction, based on his limited sense of adventure, between New York and his hometown of Fredericksburg, Va. “It’s all the same to me,” he said after a recent start.
When he walks around Read More