Tag Archive: juan lagares

Feb 16

Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg Willing to Sign?

That was a fun break. It’s been over three months since I’ve last posted, and it certainly comes as a surprise that we’re now a few days past Valentine’s Day, a month away from Easter, and one day away from pitchers and catchers arriving to camp. I love Spring Training. It really is the best …

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Oct 06

End of Year Award Time!

We should probably discuss the end of year awards. I was lazy and didn’t write up my preseason predictions, which is fine because I would have been wrong for all of them. I was wrong for all of them last year. Who knew that Stephen Strasburg wasn’t ready to take the leap—every Nationals fan, apparently—or …

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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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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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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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May 22

Jacob deGrom: the One-Hit Oneder

The last time the Mets won a series outright against a team with a record above .500 was the three game sweep of Atlanta to cap their 11-game winning streak.  Since matching the best start in franchise history at 13-3, the Mets have gone 10-15 while being outscored 80 to 95.  My math isn’t necessarily …

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Apr 28

Gee, Murphy Lead Mets in Miami

From a fan’s perspective, I’ve always found 1-0 games a mixed bag. The casual observer benefits from the expedited game time, zipping through innings as though the teams are late for a party, and unless every inning includes multiple full counts and a scattering of walks the games end just over two hours. These are …

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Apr 26

Mets, Harvey Win in the Bronx

On Saturday Matt Harvey (4-0) came as close to having all four of his pitches working as we’ve seen all season. With the ability to hit 98 mph on a fastball with movement (Harvey struck out both Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner looking in the sixth on fastballs that ran back toward the plate to …

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Apr 23

Mets Reach 10 as Lagares Does Amazin’

Before John Mayberry, Jr. led off the bottom first with a triple, the Mets had successfully scored 75% of the time with a runner on third and less than two outs. That’s an extraordinary figure considering the NL average is 53% and the number of opportunities. The team’s 32 chances were second to the Cubs …

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