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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 21, 2011 at 05:10:50 PM

Today is May 21 and for the second year in a row on this date, the Yankees are playing the Mets. Last year, it was Javier Vazquez on the mound in one of his finest moments as a Yankee. Five years ago on this date, the Mets were winners over the Yankee at Shea Stadium when Carlos Delgado and David Wright hit home runs off Aaron Small.

Small was like R.A. Dickey for the Yankees back then but the follow-up to a 10-0 2005 season did not end well, similiar to how Dickey had struggled until last night.

Speaking of struggles, the Yankees have lost six straight home games and this is the second skid of that length since the 95-loss 1990 season. The other was during this in May 2003 when the Yankees dropped eight straight May 16-26, 2003, a stretch that included a four-game sweep to the Toronto

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 12, 2010 at 02:37:52 AM

If you want to know the stark differences between the two teams in New York, the events of last night might be a good starting point.

In Flushing, the Mets failed for the 15th time since late June to win consecutive games, losing in a fashion that sadly for their fans, especially those that are my closest friends and Met fans, has become all too familiar.  It was a 6-2 loss to the Rockies, a team that actually is in the race but that doesn't tell the whole story.

The Mets were close to a 2-1 victory despite getting three hits and one after the second batter of the game.  It was a case of terrible at-bats and if you don't believe me, consider this - seven straight hitters struck out at one point (five swinging, two foul tips).  What that tells me is a lot of long looping

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jul 23, 2010 at 01:50:44 PM

When you look at the yearly game logs of the Mets, especially in their losing seasons, there always seems to be a negative turning point when an already fragile team goes overboard.  Presently, we might be seeing it based on their 1-7 start after the All-Star break.

To prove that theory I am looking at their game logs from previous seasons to see where it went wrong in the second half:


2009 - entered break at 42-45 and 6 1/2 out of first and wild card. started out of the break 2-6 and fell to 10 1/2 out of first and 7 1/2 out in the wild card.  stemmed it a little with a five-game winning streak that brought the deficit to 4 1/2 in the wild card but lost 23 of the next 33 and fell out of it.

2004 - Frequently when the losing comes it occurs in bunches and 2004 was one