April 2015 archive

Apr 30

Streaking: Mets Drop Third Straight Road Series

So far this year the Mets pitchers have had zero answers on how to pitch to Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton. Coming into Wednesday night’s game, Gordon was batting .440/.440/.520 against the Mets with three RBI and two runs scored. Stanton was batting .292/.320/.625 with two mammoth opposite field homeruns, five runs scored, and five …

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Apr 28

Gee, Murphy Lead Mets in Miami

From a fan’s perspective, I’ve always found 1-0 games a mixed bag. The casual observer benefits from the expedited game time, zipping through innings as though the teams are late for a party, and unless every inning includes multiple full counts and a scattering of walks the games end just over two hours. These are …

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Apr 27

Run, Campbell! Run! Wait…Back!

I’m still trying to process that Michael Cuddyer throw in the second. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that before. There’s a part of me that believes that Cuddyer didn’t really cost the Mets a run in that situation, that throwing the ball like a cricket pitch and letting it roll to the …

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Apr 26

Mets, Harvey Win in the Bronx

On Saturday Matt Harvey (4-0) came as close to having all four of his pitches working as we’ve seen all season. With the ability to hit 98 mph on a fastball with movement (Harvey struck out both Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner looking in the sixth on fastballs that ran back toward the plate to …

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Apr 24

Mets, 11 Wins & Counting

I guess if anyone needed further proof that A.J. Pierzynski is a 38-year old catcher not exactly known for speed Thursday afternoon provided ample evidence. In the second inning he was thrown out at home attempting to score from first on an Andrelton Simmons double to deep right-center. The play was close, and eventually the …

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Apr 23

Mets Reach 10 as Lagares Does Amazin’

Before John Mayberry, Jr. led off the bottom first with a triple, the Mets had successfully scored 75% of the time with a runner on third and less than two outs. That’s an extraordinary figure considering the NL average is 53% and the number of opportunities. The team’s 32 chances were second to the Cubs …

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Apr 22

Mets Win 9th Straight, Plawecki Debuts

The Mets won their ninth in a row last night, and their 11-3 mark to start the season equals the best start in franchise history, which was set in 1986. Winning 7-1 was impressive considering the team received no hits from their 3-4-5 hitters (a collective 0-for-11 from Lucas Duda, Michael Cuddyer, and Daniel Murphy) …

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Apr 19

Mets Win Eighth Straight, Lose Two Anyway

Ouch. Losing Jerry Blevins and Travis d’Arnaud for any real length of time is obviously going to impact the Mets. Blevins, fracturing his left forearm on a Dee Gordon liner in the seventh, had been perfect as a situation lefty (five innings pitched, including Sunday, without allowing a hit or a walk while striking out …

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Apr 19

deGrom Scoreless Streak Reaches 18 1/3

As far as all-time great drafts, I don’t know how 2010 ranks in Mets’ lore. I have neither spent the time to analyze every draft (future project) nor tried to total up the earned bWAR/fWAR for each draft. It’s also far too early to even legitimately pose the question, but since I’m using the question …

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Apr 18

Bartolo! Pitches, Hits, Wins

Prior to Friday’s game against the Marlins, the Mets ERA of 2.79 was good for fourth in the NL with a FIP of 3.52, sitting just behind Washington and Atlanta for seventh. Their WHIP of 1.057 was second behind only St. Louis, and as a team, the Mets were striking out 8.5 batters per nine …

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