August 6th 2006
65 wins- 44 loses
John Maine earned a spot in the rotation with 2 strong starts for the N.Y. Mets. He now looks to keep that spot secured. Sunday in the final game of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium.
Maine (1-3, 2.45 E.R.A.) was hit eight times out of 17 scoreless innings over his last three starts. Including two starts Mets manager Willie Randolph considered moving him to the bull pen after Pedro Martinez was activated from the disabled list, but instead kept him in the rotation after optioning Mike Pelfrey back to the minors.
Maine who is making his sixth start since shutting down the Chicago Cubs to only three hits while striking out seven in seven innings in N.Y. 1-0, 10th inning victory nine days ago on July 26th. The NL east-leading Mets (65-44) rallied for a 4-3 victory, Saturday as Tom Glavine won for the first time since June 23rd. Andy Chavez, for an injury replacement after left fielder Cliff Flyod aggravated an Achilles tendon injury had a two-run sixth innings to go ahead. Third base man David Wright whose RBI single in the 6th pulled the Mets to win 3-2. He also made several key defensive plays including a diving stop in the ninth with runners on first and third to throw out the final batter of the game.
August 14th 2006
15 games lead in the East (70 w-45 L)
Mr. Martinez looks to continue his winning ways since he came of the disabled list when N.L. east leading Mets open a four games behind the wildcard leading Reds tonight at citizens park Pedro (9-4, 3.42 ERA) has two wins with zero losses and with a 3.26 ERA also with a .179 opponent batting average in three starts since he was on the DL with a right hip inflammation. Mr Martinez who is a three-time cy-young award winner earned the win in the Mets 4 to 3 victory over the San-Diego award winner earned the in the inning which was his longest outing since his return, allowing two runs and three hits. Two of the hits were homers by Mike Piazza, who caught Pedro Last season. Piazza became the 5th player to have a multihomer game off
Martinez. The 4th to do this was Philies second baseman Chase Utley. The Mets have won five of their last six games with the Phillies. The Mets swept the Phillies June 13th, 14th, and 15th
August 27th 2006
80- wins and 49 loses
Milledge, Mets top prospect has been sent back to triple A, but will probably be called back in September for the playoffs. I see him as a potential slugger who can only be an asset to any team during the regular season and throughout playoffs. David Wright hasn’t played well since July 29th, but  the team has been able to put up the wins needed to stay in control on the NL East. Tom Glavine sounds like he’s ready to get back. Everyone has suffered some kind of injury this season but the rest of the team has been able to put up what was needed to get them the wins they have. The Mets finished their home stand with 8-1 record and a win for John (8 to3)
Maine. David Wright has a call go his lucky way and hopefully and end to his struggling offense. Mets magic number know turns to eighteen to clinch the N.L. division as they head west for the Colorado mountains to play the Rockies tomorrow.
August 31st 2006
81 wins and 50 losses
The Mets finish two and one against the awful
Rockies. They now jet over to Houston Texas to play the Astros as the Magical countdown to clinching the division number turns to 16.
Friday September 1st
Mets beat the Astros 8 to 7 as David Wright comes back to his regular hitting ways. (The magic number is now 14)
Saturday September 2nd 2006 83 wins-50 loses