With the MLB All-Star break giving New York Mets fans a few days off from watching the Amazins’, WFUV’s Matt Moro and Kris Venezia decided to take a look at the highs, lows and the future of the ball club. The two also interviewed players and television play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen on Saturday.
Kenny Ducey and Eric Mollo discuss the All-Star Game, and the shaky performance from Neil Diamond, plus look ahead to A-Rod's return and the Pirate's second half.
As the 2013 MLB All Star Game headed into the bottom of the 8th inning, a heavy metal guitar riff began to play over the PA speakers and 45,186 people (many of them Mets fans) let out a surprised cheer; Mariano Rivera entered Citi Field.
After touring MLB's annual FanFest, this year at the Javits Center in Manhattan, MLB Director of Special Events Jacqueline Secaira-Cotto was kind enough to chat with Jake Kring-Schreifels, Bob Ahrens, and I about some of the great things the event has to offer.
The Mets swept the Yankees for the first time that the sixteen year-series has been played, and it was only the fourth time they won the season series. Contained within those four games was the first blown save in 2013 for the great Mariano Rivera (the first time he failed to record an out in his storied career), a 9-4 blowout much needed by a struggling offense, and four starters who pitched into the sixth inning or deeper.
Kenny and Kris debate whether the return of Alex Rodriguez can help the Yankees right the ship. The guys cover improved play from the team in Queens and breakdown the keys to the Chicago- Detroit race.
The guys take your Yankees calls, put Ichiro under the microscope, and preview the series at Detroit. Then they look at the future of the Mets. Finally, they break down the series of the week, Angels- A's, and reveal that the keys to the series are in the hands of some unfamiliar names.
On the show's first episode, the guys take your calls as they talk Yankees-Red Sox, the Mets' series with the Diamondbacks, and the Trade Deadline. Hear what fans are saying about the possibilty of a Yankees deadline deal, where the loss leaves them, the effect of the Zack Greinke trade, and more!
You can visit the show page at wfuv.org/ondeck.
When the New York Yankees cleaned their plate with a sweep earlier this season, the New York Mets turned it right around, sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays in stunning fashion. How about the last week of June? The Mets won four straight to close out the month, bringing them two and a half games back.