Posted in Baseball, Binghamton Mets, Camden Riversharks, New York Mets, Newark Bears

Mets spoil Nationals’ home opener

I’m really enjoying the first week of New York Mets baseball in 2018. Today, they spoiled the Washington Nationals’ home opener by beating them 8-2.

Michael Conforto returned from the disabled list and homered in his first start. Yoenis Cespedes hit his third home run of the season. Jay Bruce made his first home run of the year a grand slam. If Jacob deGrom didn’t quite have everything working, he battled and he got the outs when they really mattered.

I know the Mets are not going to keep up this pace to have a 135-27 season, but I’m gonna enjoy this run while it lasts.

Odds and ends

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Posted in Camden Riversharks, Newark Bears, Trenton Thunder

Trenton Thunder want you to trade in your old Riversharks gear for tix

The Trenton Thunder are hoping to take advantage of the demise of the Camden Riversharks to recruit new fans.

If you’ve got hats, shirts, jerseys, pants, shorts, socks or shoes of the Camden Riversharks, (or the Atlantic City Surf or Newark Bears), you may exchange your items at the Thunder ticket office and receive a $13 ticket to a 2016 Thunder game (based upon availability), a food voucher, and 20% off at the Thunder company store. There’s a limit of one item of clothing per person per transaction.

“We’re proud to put together a program of this nature,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley in a team-issued press release. “The Thunder play the highest level of professional baseball in the state of New Jersey and we are here to stay!”

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not planning to trade in my Bears or Riversharks caps for Thunder tix. But then again, I’ve still got a NJ Cardinals cap too.

Posted in Baseball, Brooklyn Cyclones, Camden Riversharks, New York Mets, Somerset Patriots, Staten Island Yankees, Trenton Thunder, Uncategorized

Final record

I saw 35 36 regular season and one playoff baseball games this year, something that’s probably only of interest to me. I’d like to thank my friends Greg, Vinny, Kristi, Fred, Bart and everyone else that made it possible for me to see so much baseball this year.

Of the home teams I saw more than once, the Somerset Patriots are the only one that had a winning record in the games I attended. (I was surprised at how well the Mets did when I went back to check my scorecards – I remembered the losses better than the wins, I think.)

New York Mets (7-7)

  • Citi Field, seen from the last row of Section 527 on Opening Day 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
    Citi Field, seen from the last row of Section 527 on Opening Day 2014 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

    March 31 at Citi Field: Washington Nationals 9, New York Mets 7

  • April 5 at Citi Field: New York Mets 6, Cincinnati Reds 3
  • April 19 at Citi Field: Atlanta Braves 7, New York Mets 5
  • May 13 at Yankee Stadium: New York Mets 12, New York Yankees 7
  • May 14 at Citi Field: New York Yankees 4, New York Mets 0
  • May 25 at Citi Field: Arizona Diamondbacks 2, New York Mets 1; New York Mets 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
  • June 13 at Citi Field: New York Mets 6, San Diego Padres 2
  • June 14 at Citi Field: San Diego Padres 5, New York Mets 0
  • July 11 at Citi Field: New York Mets 7, Miami Marlins 1
  • Aug. 10 at Citizens Bank Park: Philadelphia Phillies 7, New York Mets 6
  • Aug. 11 at Citizens Bank Park: New York Mets 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3
  • Sept. 15 at Citi Field: Miami Marlins 6, New York Mets 5
  • Sept. 28 at Citi Field: New York Mets 8, Houston Astros 3

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