July 2015 archive

Jul 31

Max Scherzer: About Last Night

Well, Max Scherzer’s outing for the Nationals yesterday was a nice bounce back game for the major league leader in fWAR. He tossed seven shutout innings against the Miami Marlins, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six. In his prior start against Pittsburgh, he’d allowed five runs in five innings (on three …

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Jul 31

Mets, Failed Trades, and Jon Niese

When he’s not preoccupied with the birth of his child, Jon Niese puts in some really good work. Yesterday he allowed one earned run on six hits in six innings of work, walking one and striking out six. He did all that he could for the Mets to win that game. Short of holding an …

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Jul 30

Doug Fister: About Last Night

The story of the Nationals win will start with Bryce Harper hitting two more home runs, bringing his season total to 29, while going 3-for-4 with four RBI. I’ve been wondering when he’s going to hit a lull. He’s been so ridiculously hot this season, with a wRC+ of 212 overall, that it was inevitable …

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Jul 30

Bartolo Colon Struggles and Pitch Location Proves It

It’s extremely early in the morning. I woke up early, ready to begin another wonderful day with a review of the now not happening Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler for Carlos Gomez trade. I don’t know why the news leaked, how it leaked, or why the deal was pulled, but for Flores’ sake, the Mets …

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Jul 29

Syndergaard Throws Really, Really Fast Again

The one thing I like about Noah Syndergaard is that for a kid with an explosive fastball he throws a good many curveballs and changeups. It’s sort of refreshing. It reminds me of high school when we could throw fastballs and curveballs all day long and still win a game 8-1. Well, not me. I …

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Jul 28

New Met, Old Met, No Met, Go!

It’s fun to wake up in the morning with a surprise.  Groggy-eyed, sipping my morning water, I open my iPad case and see an alert that Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and a trio of pitching prospects.  It was like an espresso while I waited for my coffee to …

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Jul 27

On the Mets, Trades, & Patience

Maybe it’s a little early to call the trade for Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe a resounding success, but two games in, it certainly feels like it. On Saturday, Johnson went 2-fo-6 in his Mets debut, hitting one of the team’s four home runs, while on Sunday Uribe drove in the winning run in the …

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Jul 22

Syndergaard: Outside, Rarely Looking In

It took me a while, but I finally built out my PITCHf/x database. Well, to be entirely accurate, I finally took a few minutes to refresh my PITCHf/x database with the current season’s data, and I sit here both proud and ashamed that it only took four months to do so. In truth, with all …

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Jul 20

Cuddyer, a Balky Knee, and Questions

I’d like to revisit an earlier post. Or part of a post. Really, what I’m intending to do is return to a post from December where I called the Michael Cuddyer signing a way for the budget conscious Mets to sign a bat for the middle of the lineup on the cheap. No one else …

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Jul 16

Frequenting the Freq(ing) Mets

The American League won the All Star game. Since I paid attention for all of one Mike Trout home run, any sensible write-up will have to come elsewhere. There was a score, presumably, but I don’t know what that final score was. The AL won, though. SI and ESPN likely have very nice write-ups. I’m …

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