Tag: daniel murphy

Nov 02

And Then There Were None

In the days to come we can discuss the Mets season. By all measures, it was remarkable. As the disappointment of giving away a World Series fades, as all the blunders and bad decisions are turned over and examined like clues from a Sherlock Holmes story written by Roger Angell, we’ll grow deaf to the …

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Oct 22

The Mets Win the NL. No, Seriously

How amazing has Daniel Murphy’s ability to summon his inner Ken Griffey, Jr. been? He somehow usurped the story of the Cubs winning the 2015 World Series and made the conversation about him and the New York Mets. Not just the conversation. Murphy made casual fans root for the Mets, turning them from the guys …

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Oct 21

NLCS Game 3, Where Murphy Hits a HR or Something

By now you’ve probably heard that Daniel Murphy is doing something extraordinary.  With his home run in the third off of Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, Murphy has now hit a homer in five straight games.  That’s sort of impressive.  It ties Carlos Beltran for the major league record for consecutive postseason games with a home …

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Oct 19

NLCS Game 2, Syndergaard, & Murph!

What have we learned about Noah Syndergaard (1-0) after Sunday night’s NLCS Game 2? His changeup has really improved over the course of the year for one. At the beginning of the year, Syndergaard was all fastballs and balls that broke for dirt. In June, the pitch was considered in his repertoire in name only …

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Oct 18

Sometimes You Dream Big

I was watching Yordano Ventura pitch in Game 2 of the ALCS yesterday. That’s a cruddy opening isn’t it? I was eating chips yesterday. Well, so what? While watching Ventura throw 98-mph fastballs to the likes of Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista, I began to wonder two things: what would happen if there was a …

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Oct 18

NLCS Game One, Harvey, and Murphy’s Heroics

Yesterday I’m doing a bit of channel surfing and for some reason I end up on the NFL Network. I never watch the NFL Network. It’s a fairly useless channel in my opinion because who the heck wants 24-hours of football analysis? Let me rephrase that. Who the heck wants 24-hours of guys talking about …

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Oct 17

Jacob DeGrom: About NLDS Game Five (October 15)

Under different circumstances, Justin Turner going 3-for-3 against Jacob deGrom, one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, would bring with it accolades and discussions of holidays named in his honor.  At the very least, his batting a combined .526/.550/.842 with six doubles and four RBI against the likes of deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, …

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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 14

Jonathon Niese: About Last Night (September 13)

All of three weeks ago, I began to look over the schedule and wondered when we’d see a little clarity in the standings. The Nationals were about to begin a stretch where they played 16 of 19 games at home (where they were a combined 129-87 over the last three seasons and 31-23 entering that …

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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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