May 28

The Nationals are bad. Really bad. And the Mets are only the latest to hand Washington a loss this season. At 13-33, the Nats have more losses than any major league team has wins on this still blossoming season.

In their latest tangle, Johan Santana was solid allowing three runs in the 4th inning, but otherwise shutting down the Nats for his lucky 7th win of the season.

For the Mets, rookie Daniel Murphy hit a homerun (his fourth on the season), while powerful Adam Dunn hit his 16th on the season for Washington.

The win was huge for the Mets as they are now sitting atop the NL Eastern Division a half game above the World Champion Phillies. Up next, the Mets host the Marlins for a weekend series that could help them gain on the division. Grab some New York Mets tickets and enjoy!

May 27

There was a slugfest last night in Arlington, the only problem (for Texas) was that only the Yankees got the memo. Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira powered homeruns in the Yankees 9-2 win, while Hideki Matsui slammed a pair of dingers.

Ian Kinsler, the Rangers slugging second baseman, did manage to get into the action for Texas with a homerun that accounted for the only two runs that they would manage.

The win moves the Yankees only a half a game out of the division lead behind the Red Sox. If they manage to take the lead this weekend in their series with Cleveland, it would be their first time atop the AL East all season long.

If you’re in the Cleveland area, grab some Yankees tickets and be a part of America’s Pasttime.

May 26

The hottest tickets on www.SelectATicket.com last week were:

  1. Indy 500 tickets
  2. U2 tickets
  3. American Idols Live tickets
  4. U.S. Open Golf tickets
  5. 2009 MLB All Star Game tickets

Come back next week to see what events are the hottest on SelectATicket this week.

May 25

Remember Clay Buchholz? He was the Red Sox rookie who, in 2007, threw a no-hitter in his second-ever Major League start. Of all the no-hitters ever thrown in the Majors, that has to go on the list of great ones, if for no other reason than his complete inexperience.

Well, Buchholz is back in the news today, after making a minor-league start for the Pawtucket Red Sox against the Louisville Bats in AAA baseball. It wasn’t a no hitter that got him in the news, however – it was something that was almost even more impressive…the most elusive of all pitching accomplishments – a perfect game.

Only 17 pitchers have ever accomplished this in the Major Leagues, and make no mistake – it’s just as significant of an accomplishment in AAA. Buchholz entered the 9th inning with the perfecto intact before giving up a single and ending his date with the record books.

Nonetheless, this kid is special and will continue to keep batters frustrated for years to come. Grab some Red Sox tickets and see for yourself!

May 22

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the final musical act to play Giants Stadium, it has been announced.

Bruce Springsteen will close Giants Stadium with three concerts on September 30th, October 2nd and October 3rd. Without a doubt this is going to be one of the biggest concert events of the year and definitely for the New York/New Jersey area.

Bruce Springsteen concert tickets are available at SelectATicket.com for his current tour including a show tomorrow night at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

I know I am going to do my best to get tickets to Bruce Springsteen at Giants Stadium, I’m a big fan of The Boss and I have been going to concerts at Giants Stadium for so long, I would love to see Bruce play the final concert.

Visit SelectATicket.com for Bruce Springsteen Giants Stadium Tickets.

May 21

It’s only May, but the Mets have already had their share of ups and downs this season. And next up will be, potentially, one of their most challenging series of the young year.

Traveling to Fenway Park to take on the Boston Red Sox is never an easy task, and for a young team, like the Mets it could be even more challenging to play in the most historic park in the entire league. Combine that with the Mets roller coaster of a season and its and understandably difficult weekend for the Mets.

One helpful item is that Mets skipper has stated that Daniel Murphy is now his guy on first base, leaving left field open for a more experienced outfielder – something that will make coping with the intimidating Green Monster just a little easier to deal with.

If you’re in Boston, this is bound to be a great series – so grab some Mets tickets and enjoy yourself.

May 20

The Yankees have been absolutely tearing it up over the past week, but now one of their key players may be in danger of missing some playing time. Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain left in the first inning of Thursday’s game after being struck by a line drive below his right knee.

Chamberlain started his evening against the Baltimore Orioles with a strikeout of O’s second baseman, Brian Roberts. Following Roberts’s at bat, Adam Jones drilled a hard line drive back up the middle, that found Joba’s knee. The ball hit Chamberlain and deflected near the mound, where he picked it up and threw to first base for the forceout.

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and the training staff took a look at Chamberlain, and it seemed as though he would stay in the game after he threw a few warmup pitches.

Chamberlain then allowed hits to Nick Markakis and Aubrey Huff before Girardi and the head trainer returned to the mound to look at him again. He was immediately sent back to the locker room, while right-hander Alfredo Aceves relieved him.

The Yankees would go on to win the game 7-4 with Aceves getting the win.

May 19

On the heels of last year’s late season power surge, Carlos Delgado looked certain to make the Mets look good, when they picked up his $12M option for 2009. But this season, he’s been nagged by a pair of leg injuries that has finally gotten the best of him.

Mets team Physician, Struan Coleman says that Delgado must have surgery in order to repair a labrum tear and remove a bone spur in his right hip.

The Mets have not released a timetable on Delgado’s return. “I wasn’t too optimistic about it,” Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. “What we have to do now is try to find out how we’re going to continue to play good baseball without Carlos Delgado.”

In the meantime, Met’s fans will face some uncertainty as Fernando Tatis, Daniel Murphy, and Jeremy Reed will take turns on first base.

May 18

The hottest tickets on selectaticket.com for the past week were:

  1. Jersey Boys tickets
  2. Dover 400 tickets
  3. No Doubt tickets
  4. Pocono 500 tickets
  5. Red Bull New York tickets

Be sure to check back next week to see what events make the top 5 list.

May 15

Yankees pitcher Phil Coke is not used to pitching in the 9th inning, but with Mariano Rivera unavailable, it was up to Coke to close the door on the Twins on Monday. The Rookie left-hander handed out the final four outs and recorded his first career save as they Yankees completed a four game sweep in the Bronx.

With a final score of 7-6, it would seem as though it was another battle into the late innings, but this one was a little different than the three walk-off games this weekend, the Yankees were actually outscored 6-1 after the first inning, as a huge outburst in the bottom of the first provided almost all the offense the Yankees would need.

The huge first inning was anchored by back-to-back homeruns by Alex Rodriquez and Mark Teixeira as well as a two out RBI by Francisco Cervelli. Teixeira also hit another a homerun in the game.

The Yankees are going for lucky #7 Tuesday night. Grab some New York Yankees tickets and cheer ‘em on!

May 14

In their second consecutive 12-inning affair, the Mets came up short against the Braves in New York on Wednesday. So close to victory in the ninth, the Mets weren’t able to hang on and were finally bested in a dozen innings by their NL East opponents.

A grand slam by Fernando Tatis, a home run by Gary Sheffield, and several great defensive moments put the Mets up early – but they were unable to hold on, as the Braves chipped away finally tying the game in the 7th, before both teams scored single runs in the 8th.

The 9th, 10th, and 11th innings were uneventful, until the Braves’ Mark Prado hit a homerun in the top of the 12th off of the Mets last available pitcher, Ken Takahashi.

Despite the setback, the Mets ticket holders have something to hold their heads high about, as they completed their homestand a formidable 6-2 and have seemingly bounced back a bit from their early frustrations.

May 13

Brett Gardener and Andy Pettite came to Toronto to play on Wednesday, and the pair helped the Yankees cruise to a 8-2 victory against the MLB-leading Blue Jays. Gardener’s homerun and three RBI combined with Pettite’s strong 6-inning performance on the hill helped the Yankees grab a much needed win against the AL East leaders.

Only 24 hours after being shut down by Toronto ace Roy Halladay, the Yankees found some offense in a serious way as they batted around in the second inning, chasing Toronto’s Scott Richmond out of the game after recording only five outs.

The win brings the Yankees only one game out of .500 at 16-17 as they sit 5.5 games out of the division lead behind Toronto, and Boston. If you’re a fan, grab some New York Yankees tickets and cheer your team on!

May 11

The top 5 events on SelectATicket.com for last week are as follows:

  1. U2 Tickets
  2. Bruce Springsteen Tickets
  3. Jersey Boys Tickets
  4. West Side Story Tickets
  5. New York Yankees Tickets

U2 and Bruce Springsteen continue to be strong events. Jersey Boys is still one of the more popular Broadway shows and West Side Story is an all-time classic being exposed to a new generation of Broadway fans. Last but not least, New York Yankees tickets makes the list as Alex Rodriquez returns to their lineup bringing excitement and hope to New York Yankees fans that this could be their year.

May 8

For years, the American League East has been the best division in the AL, and usually all of baseball – likewise, the AL West has consistently been the worst team in the AL, with only the abysmal NL West trailing their AL counterparts.

The New York Yankees have been one of the best teams in the AL East over that time, and are – not surprisingly – one of the hottest teams in the league right now. In the West, the Texas rangers are – very surprisingly – leading the division by using phenomenal offensive numbers to abate the competition.

Something had to give when the Yankees visited the Ballpark in Arlington to face the Yankees. And the Yankees were the ones that delivered as they won 11-1 and amazingly enough, the Rangers one run came from a solo homer, while the Yankees hit no homeruns all night.

However, the Yankees did have several standout performances. Johnny Damon was 3-4, former Ranger Mark Teixeira was 3-4, and Alex Rodriguez was 5-5 with 4 RBI.

The Yankees are HOT. Grab some Yankees tickets and check them out for yourself.

May 7

When the Mets head out west to San Francisco this weekend, they will be without the help of two of their key players. The Mets announced today that relief pitcher J.J. Putz and first baseman Carlos Delgado have both been diagnosed with bone spurs and will not be available for the weekend.

Putz has been suffering from inflammation in the back of his right elbow and is dealing with a bone spur in the joint. Putz has been doing a fine job this year as a setup man to Francisco Rodriguez, an adjustment that some thought might be difficult. A team spokesman said that Putz will miss at least the first two games of the coming series.

Delgado is also fighting a hip injury that has been reclassified as an impingement of the right hip, a slight muscle tear, and a bone spur. Delgado will be missed, as the team announced he will miss at least four games – including the entire series with the Giants.

So if you have Mets tickets this weekend, you won’t be seeing Delgado or Putz, but the Mets have plenty of star power to go around.

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