Tag: New York Mets

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 10

Jacob DeGrom: About Last Night (September 09)

We can say what we want about the six-man rotation—love it, hate it, find it novel, etc.—but Jacob deGrom (13-7) has already surpassed his career high in innings pitched with that total to approach 200 by season’s end, and he hasn’t exactly looked his best lately. He was beat around mercilessly by the Phillies, and …

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Sep 09

Matt Harvey: About Last Night (September 08)

To protect my long term health (fear of carpal tunnel, arthritis, lower back pain, etc.) my agent, doctors, advisors, and I have decided to limit this post to 180 words. Thank you for your understanding. Other than Jayson Werth, Matt Harvey didn’t have too many answers for the Nationals on Tuesday night. He relied primarily …

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Sep 09

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (September 08)

The storyline from last night’s Nationals/Mets game belongs to the bullpen failings of the Nationals, Matt Williams qualifications for continued employment, Matt Harvey‘s struggles after his innings limit announcement, and the Mets comeback in some such order that depends on which broadcast you happened to watch last night and what color blue to which you’re …

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Sep 08

Max Scherzer: About Last Night (September 07)

Before I discuss the day that was for Max Scherzer, let’s take a moment to think about what kind of pitcher throws a 3-1 slider with a runner on third after the first slider of the afternoon ended up hitting the backstop and said pitcher’s location was iffy at best.  That’s kind of gutsy, right? …

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Sep 08

Jon Niese: About Last Night (September 07)

If you go back and look, you can see the seeds of that five run fourth inning take root in the third. Jon Niese walked the opposing pitcher Max Scherzer, ball four coming on a close inside fastball where Niese didn’t get the call, and walked Anthony Rendon. The pitches were close. Niese was perhaps …

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Sep 07

Steven Matz: About Last Night (September 06)

There was plenty to like about Steven Matz’s return to the Mets rotation on Sunday afternoon. He occasionally flashed a nasty curveball, striking out Christian Yelich in the first and Cole Gillespie in the second and the fourth with a few of his more notably filthy offerings. Also, as in his other starts, he worked …

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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 05

Jacob deGrom: About Last Night (September 04)

One thing I find impressive interesting about Mets games lately is that you never quite know what the infield is going to look like. One day Wilmer Flores is playing short, the next he’s playing the second, and then he won’t be seen for a few days. Michael Cuddyer starts at first. Daniel Murphy starts …

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