Tag: Yoenis Cespedes

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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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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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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Jon Niese: About Last Night (August 27)

While this is technically a post about Jon Niese and how he pitched last night (the title even says so), let me take a moment to say it’s really nice to see David Wright charging grounders again. Doesn’t it feel like it’s been years since we’ve seen that? Since 2013, Wright has missed 191 games …

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Bartolo Colon: About Last Night (August 14)

I sometimes like to play the “What If” game when it comes to baseball. It’s something I used to do as a kid, and it’s just sort of carried over into being an adult. You know, what if Yoenis Cespedes didn’t strike out with runners on second and third with nobody out in the third? …

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Bartolo Colon: About Yesterday Afternoon (8/9)

Fly ball to Michael Conforto. Fly ball to Yoenis Cespedes. Grounder to Lucas Duda. Sharp grounder past Daniel Murphy by Richie Shaffer. Fly ball to Conforto. Pop up to Duda. Fly ball to Kelly Johnson. Sharp grounder past Wilmer Flores by Shaffer. Long double by John Jaso. Fly ball. Pop up. Home run by Shaffer. …

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Bartolo Colon: About Last Night

Well, the Mets certainly gave Bartolo Colon enough of a lead that even if the Colon we’ve been used to seeing lately arrived in Miami, they’d be okay. Colon, however, pitched well. He kept his two-seamer down, and the movement on that pitch had the Marlins batters guessing all night. He worked with runners on …

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Let’s Talk About Cespedes, Baby

I was at Dutch Wonderland with my wife and daughter when I learned that the Mets traded for Yoenis Cespedes. If you’ve never been, or never heard of this place, it’s an amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for kids. Essentially, it has rides for toddlers on up and lots and lots of ice cream. Also …

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Detroit Tigers: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

I love initial reactions. They’re the best. When a buddy asked if I’d heard about trading for Yoenis Cespedes, my initial thought went something like, “Who’d the Tiger ship out? No way Dombrowski was dumb enough to trade Porcello.” Well. There you have it. Porcello is packing his Louis Vuitton signature luggage for Boston in …

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