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Oct 13

Matt Harvey: About NLDS Game Three (October 12)

I thought I’d looked over the postseason roster with a reasonable amount of attention. I didn’t study the list of Mets’ players like I was looking at a Where’s Waldo? picture, but I spent more time than looking at a passing advertisement on the Metro. Still, I was surprised to see that Erik Goeddel was …

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Sep 24

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (September 23)

How you feel about the last few days probably gets into whether you’re a glass half empty or glass half full type of person. In other words, if you’re not a Mets fan you probably see this series against Atlanta—and this home stand in general where the team went 3-6 and lost three straight series …

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Sep 15

Logan Verrett: About Last Night (September 14)

Maybe it’s just me, but I find Justin Bour to be the most fascinating hitter in the Marlins lineup. He’s not the most dangerous, though he certainly has enough to power to make the team pay as he showed in Miami a week ago. How would the Mets attack Bour in this series? If you …

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Sep 13

Noah Syndergaard: About Last Night (September 12)

One of the things I love seeing in a baseball game is a pitcher breaking a hitter’s bat. It doesn’t necessarily indicate a pitcher is dominant, but doesn’t it seem that way? In one at-bat, at one distinct point in time, a pitcher has so thoroughly overmatched a helpless batter that his only defense against …

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Sep 12

Steven Matz: About Last Night (September 11)

If there’s a legitimate argument for Yoenis Cespedes as NL MVP (I’m working on a post with my own thoughts), those in favor can basically point to each night’s box score and say, “See?  This guy is raking!”  Cespedes did it again last night, going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and three RBI.  …

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Sep 11

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (September 10)

I was being a little goofy when I compared Bartolo Colon (14-11) to Dwight Gooden. At the time, Colon’s scoreless streak had reached 16 consecutive innings, which of course was Gooden’s jersey number. I don’t find signs in numbers or react with a start every time I see 7-11, but the Colon Gooden associations keep …

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Sep 06

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (September 05)

In this episode of revolving door infielder pick ‘em, starting at first for your New York Mets is Eric Campbell. Over the last four games, the team has started Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy, Kelly Johnson, and Campbell. What does Campbell do with his opportunity? He turns a sweet double-play on an Ichiro Suzuki grounder in …

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Sep 01

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 31)

Starting a game, appearing in relief. It doesn’t matter anymore. Bartolo Colon (12-11) doesn’t allow runs. After making a one-inning relief appearance against Boston on Saturday, his first such appearance since 2011, Colon returned to start on Monday night and pitched eight scoreless innings against a Phillies team he’d shut out for seven innings in …

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Aug 27

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 26)

Bartolo Colon (11-11) had so much movement on his fastball last night that I swear I thought the fastball he started Cody Asche off with in the second got caught in the wind. Colon flicked it up there, and the ball danced and floated and traveled in its good time towards the right-handed batter’s box. …

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Aug 22

Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 21)

It’s difficult to know how much getting beaned just below his pitching hand in the second inning bothered Bartolo Colon. He wasn’t exactly sharp in the first when he allowed Carlos Gonzalez’s 29th home run on the season, so anything after the second—otherwise known as the additional seven hits and six runs allowed—might have been …

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