June 2015 archive

Jun 29

Steven Matz Best Mets Hitter Ever

It’s easy to fall into the trap of looking at a list of the top prospects such as Keith Law’s (Insider only) on ESPN or Baseball America’s, and see those players as proven commodities. This year it’s been especially easy when you consider that Law’s top four are Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, and …

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Jun 28

Rains Aplenty at Citi, Runs Not So Much

As rain fell along the East Coast and postponed most of my “local” games, I didn’t watch a lot of baseball yesterday. Too bad, really. My wife was attending the New Kids on the Block revival tour, aka Mixtape Festival, and with a quick trip to the supermarket for donuts and ice cream (my daughter …

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Jun 27

Max Scherzer Loses No-Hitter, Earns Cool 100

In the end, Max Scherzer and the Nationals made history, but it wasn’t to the level those of us watching at home or those in attendance at Citizens Bank Park were expecting. No. The way Scherzer was dealing Friday night a second straight no-hitter was not only possible it was becoming increasingly likely. He was …

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Jun 26

Nationals Go Streaking

It seems fitting that Max Scherzer pitches tonight with the opportunity to place the Nationals starting pitchers in fairly unique company. Having set a franchise best yesterday when Doug Fister extended the starters’ scoreless innings streak to 41 1/3 innings, Scherzer takes the mound against Philadelphia with the opportunity to surpass the 2008 Cleveland Indians …

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Jun 26

Can Jacob deGrom Start Every Game?

I’m now at the point that when Jacob deGrom starts (or any Mets starter for that matter) I don’t worry if the Mets will score or not. I don’t even particularly enjoy watching the team bat. I’d rather just watch them pitch, enjoying the 15 or so pitches that it normally takes for deGrom to …

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Jun 25

Jordan Zimmermann Adds to Nats Dominant Run

The last time a Washington Nationals starting pitcher allowed an earned run, the country hadn’t celebrated our dads for being awesome, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hadn’t called for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, and I hadn’t added my twenty bucks to the one billion or so Jurassic World has earned so …

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Jun 24

Let’s Fix the All Star Game!

Thanks to Royals mania and the collective joie de vivre of the Kansas City baseball fans, there are seven Royals projected to start the All Star game. This, apparently, is a bad thing. Somehow Royals’ fans of all ages voting for their favorite players to make the All Star game has turned MLB’s summer showcase …

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Jun 15

Dillon Gee Had a Bad Time

Since 2010, the Mets starting pitching has been better than you might think for a team that hasn’t finished above .500 once in that time and has a cumulative record of 416-457, including the current season. In terms of fWAR, the Mets rank sixth in the NL since the beginning of 2010 and the team’s …

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Jun 08

deGrom and My Favorite Pitch: the Change

Sometimes I think that Ron Darling is the better looking, more talented, much smarter version of me. He sits in the SNY booth with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, drops a little knowledge on us fools watching the game, and then he leaves in a stretch limousine with tinted windows still seething from the latest …

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Jun 05

Mets Win, Murphy Exits Game Early

I have to admit that today was supposed to be a good day. Despite the fact that I’ll be outside all day working on the yard (still better than a day in the office, sitting in an uncomfortable chair while staring at a computer screen) I felt pretty good. I won a bag of Black …

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