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Jon Niese: About Last Night (8/10)

I have to admit that I’ve seen enough of the Rockies over this past weekend that I’m ready for them to leave New York already. Those purple shirts are cute and misleading. They make you believe they’re all cuddly and non-threatening while inside those jerseys are purple-shirted grizzly bears ready to rip Mr. Met to …

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Jon Niese: About Last Night

By the sixth inning I was growing a bit concerned. Niese was starting to elevate his pitches, catching a lot more of the middle of the plate, and the Marlins were making solid contact. For Jon Niese and the Mets, the results were good. A strike out, a ground out, a fly out to get …

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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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Score Four and One Home Run Ago: Mets Win!

When I was in high school, I thought my life could only be made complete with an official Dwight Gooden jersey. The jersey had to be the road grays, and of course it had to have that sweet Mets logo on the left sleeve. I won’t bore you with an ode to jerseys, so this …

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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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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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Run, Campbell! Run! Wait…Back!

I’m still trying to process that Michael Cuddyer throw in the second. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that before. There’s a part of me that believes that Cuddyer didn’t really cost the Mets a run in that situation, that throwing the ball like a cricket pitch and letting it roll to the …

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