Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 31

Jon Niese Struggles, Mets Fall to Marlins

I imagine the secret to a successful 6-man rotation is having six pitchers capable of starting at the Major League level.  It’s one thing to announce to the world that you’re saving your starters roughly three starts over the course of the year with an extra arm, but if the bullpen has to pitch at …

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May 27

Mets and the 6th Man

If it means I get to see Noah Syndergaard pitch more, rather than return to Las Vegas, the Mets could add Steven Matz, Rafael Montero, Rainy Lara, and Seth Lugo to the rotation all the while employing the first 10-man rotation in Major League history (to my knowledge anyway) while using Vic Black as the …

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May 23

Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper Are Sorta Good

One way we argue that a pitcher is performing well is through strikeout totals. If the totals are high enough, or if the pitcher reaches double-digits in K/9, we can typically make a reasonable assumption that the pitcher is doing okay. Carlos Carrasco has struck out 10.58 per nine with an ERA nearing five. FIP …

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May 22

Jacob deGrom: the One-Hit Oneder

The last time the Mets won a series outright against a team with a record above .500 was the three game sweep of Atlanta to cap their 11-game winning streak.  Since matching the best start in franchise history at 13-3, the Mets have gone 10-15 while being outscored 80 to 95.  My math isn’t necessarily …

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May 14

Mets Offense Still in O’Hare

There was a moment last night, early in the second inning, when I thought that Matt Harvey had no-hit stuff. His curveball was sharp as Starlin Castro flailed helplessly at it while Harvey’s fastball did Harvey fastball things. Miguel Montero promptly singled, and “folks, there goes the no-hitter” as F.P. Santangelo almost always says, but …

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May 07

Notes: Mets, Jacob deGrom, and Pitching

Just some notes on last night’s game and pitching in general: Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run in seven innings last night. He also struck out nine. The nine strikeouts were his most this season, topping his previous season best of eight against Miami on April 18, and the most he’s thrown since he struck …

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May 07

Mets Win First Series in 2 Weeks

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the Mets are starting a 24-year old rookie catcher and a 21-year old rookie second baseman, and though we’ve been discussing the pros and cons of Wilmer Flores for years now, he’s still a 23-year old kid who’d played a grand total of 105 games prior to this season. …

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