Matthew Callan

  • joined Sep 12, 2010
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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It's all my fault, although I do blame others.

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1999: Goodbye Izzy, hello first place


This week in 1999, the Mets survive hellish heat in Chicago, bid adieu to a member of Generation K, and sweep the Brewers while leapfrogging the Braves for first place in the NL East

Recap: Horseshoes and hand grenades


Bartolo Colon tossed seven brilliant innings, setting down the first 20 batters he faced, while the bullpen pitched just well enough to not lose as the Mets took the series at Safeco

Mets 3, Mariners 2 — Colon near perfect


Bartolo Colon set down the first 20 batters he faced, while his teammates scored just enough runs and staved off some late charges from the Mariners to take two of three in Seattle


Open Thread: Mets vs. Mariners, 7/23/14

Bartolo Colon and the Mets make a rare pre-midnight appearance as they try to take the series from phenom Taijuan Walker and the Seattle Mariners.

1999: Mercury rising

This week in 1999: Kenny Rogers arrives, Sammy Sosa gets the red carpet, and the Mets are blasted into outer space

1999: Up, up while away


In our latest look back at 1999, the Mets get All Star snubs galore, then take their revenge out on the road

Recap: Mets enhanced, not enlarged


SNY enhanced its broadcast but the Mets couldn't enhance their offense, as the Amazins were stifled by Aaron Harang and failed to execute a four-game sweep of Atlanta.

Braves 3, Mets 1 — Sweep dreams denied


The Mets failed to execute a four-game sweep of the Braves as Bartolo Colon struggled through another rough first inning and the hitters found themselves powerless in the face of Aaron Harang.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 7/10/14

Bartolo Colon takes the mound and bats eighth—okay, sure—as the Mets try for a four-game sweep against Aaron Harang and the Atlanta Braves.

MLB's strange brew


When MLB announced the addition of beer vending machines at Target Field, it also announced the end of four decades of trying to limit fans' alcohol consumption.

Mets 8, Rangers 4 — Cinco de julio


The Mets scored five runs with two outs against Rangers hurler Nick Tepesch in the first inning and never looked back, en route to an 8-4 victory and a rare home series win.

1999: Mets hop on the express


On this 4th of July, let's look back at the Shea half of the Subway Series in 1999 and remember a great American: Matt Franco

Recap: Another one-run bummer


Atlanta's flurry of two-out RBIs sunk the Mets, who fall just short yet again for the 20th time this season.

Braves 5, Mets 4 — Two-out magic put spell on Mets


Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a series of damaging two-out run-scoring hits, dooming the Mets in yet another one-run loss at the House of Horrors.

1999: Braves add injury to insult

In our latest look back at 1999, the Braves visit Shea and do serious damage on all fronts, until Fonzie comes through with the biggest hit of the year.

Recap: A's no match for Young's physical graffiti


With rumors of his imminent release in the air, Chris Young went deep twice as the Mets piled on Scott Kazmir and A's in a 10-1 drubbing.

Mets 10, A's 1 — Double up on double digits


The Mets scored in double digits for the second game in a row, belting four home runs against Scott Kazmir and the A's bullpen to win the first of two against Oakland.


Open Thread: Mets vs. A's, 6/24/14

The Mets begin a (very) brief homestand as Bartolo Colon faces off against old friend Scott Kazmir in the first of two games against the Oakland A's at Citi Field

1999: Way down south


This week in 1999: The Mets finally battle the Braves and awaken a sleeping giant.

Recap: Yes, and?

Like a bad improv team, the Mets fail to take suggestions from their scene partners and drop another ugly, punchless game in St. Louis.

Cardinals 5, Mets 2 — Murph's muffs merk Mets


A deadly series of two-out RBIs from the Cardinals—two coming after costly Daniel Murphy miscues—doomed the Mets and their punchless offense as they drop the second game in St. Louis.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Cardinals, 6/17/14

Jon Niese gets a chance to bat eighth as the Mets attempt to defeat Michael Wacha and the Cardinals in St. Louis.

1999: Bobby V sits while Rey-Rey hits


This week in 1999: Bobby V sits a few out and Rey Ordoñez lets his hair change his mind.

Recap: Tea-party beats Brew Crew


In his Mets debut, Taylor Teagarden belted a sixth inning grand slam that proved the margin of error in snapping the team's six-game losing streak.

Mets 6, Brewers 2 — Teagarden tees off in Mets W


New-old backup backstop Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, which proved the difference as the Amazins finally ended their six-game slide.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Brewers, 6/10/14

Daisuke Matsuzaka will try to end the Mets' six-game skid as the Brew Crew comes to Citi Field for the first of three.

1999: Brilliant disguise


This week in 1999: Bobby Valentine's infamous costumed shenanigans.

Recap: Mets achieve Platonic ideal of fail


The Mets stranded a small army on the bases, and not even the Cubs could turn down that gift, as they scored two runs late to collect a walkoff win and waste another great start by Zack Wheeler.

Mets 2, Cubs 1—Strand by your men


The Mets stranded a small army on base and wasted a fine performance by Zack Wheeler, as the Cubs scraped together a walkoff win in the opener of a three-game series.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Cubs, 6/3/14

Zach Wheeler takes the mound as the Mets travel to the Friendly Confines for the first of three against the Cubs.

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