Archive for April, 2013

Gee Roughed Up In Philly, Mets Fall In 8-3 Pounding

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Gee Roughed Up In Philly, Mets Fall In 8-3 Pounding

This one was over early when the Phillies scored four runs in the second and three more in the third off Dillon Gee. Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all homered within five pitches. The game wasn’t worth watching after that explosion in the Phillies’ 8-3 rout over the Mets. ON THE MOUND: In losing his second straight start, Gee […]

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Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

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Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

If the Mets are to beat Cliff Lee tonight – the second Phillies’ ace in as many nights – they’ll have to do it without Ike Davis. Davis is struggling out of the gate, hitting .148 with one homer and showing no signs of breaking out. He’s on the way of repeating last spring, which morphed into a […]

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Mets vs Phillies at 7:05 PM: Preview, Notes, Lineup, Ike Davis Rides The Pine

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Starting Lineup Collin Cowgill CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B John Buck C Marlon Byrd RF Lucas Duda LF Justin Turner 1B Ruben Tejada SS Dillon Gee RHP Game Notes The Mets have hit at least one home run in each of their first seven games, the longest such stretch to open a season […]

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Mets Minors: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

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Mets Minors: Familia Earns First Pro Save, Wheeler and Montero Both Take The Hill Tonight

Notes, Quotes, Tweets, and other assorted Mets Minors news from scouring the web… Las Vegas 51s Officially installed as the team’s closer, Jeurys Familia picked up his first professional save in Las Vegas’ 4-3 win at Fresno on Monday night. The big news today is that Zack Wheeler makes his second start for Las Vegas tonight […]

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Murphy Is Finally Flexing Some Muscle

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Murphy Is Finally Flexing Some Muscle

They are hot, so as Crash Davis said you don’t mess with a streak. This is not a time for the Mets to be making wholesale changes, but there are things they could consider. The Mets don’t have the multitude of power options that say, Ben & Jerry’s has ice cream choices, but Daniel Murphy […]

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Matt Harvey Draws Comparisons To Other Mets Pitching Legends

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Matt Harvey Draws Comparisons To Other Mets Pitching Legends

While listening to last night’s Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies game, it took me back in time. I grew up in the 80’s era when Mets Legend Doc Gooden dominated almost every game and timely hitting scored just enough runs to compliment the man on the mound. Having witnessed the pitching dominance of the Mets in […]

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NL East Report: Stanton Homerless, Halladay Rocked, Upton and Harper Blasting Off

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NL East Report: Stanton Homerless, Halladay Rocked, Upton and Harper Blasting Off

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (6-1) The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

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Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

The pre-game buzz was Matt Harvey being a growing hot property and Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay on a downhill slide. Both bandwagons got a little more crowded Monday night as Harvey was superb as his Mets pounded Halladay, 7-2. The Mets also received big nights from John Buck and Ruben Tejada in winning their third straight game. ON THE MOUND: Harvey gave up a run […]

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

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Harvey Is The Best Pitcher The Mets Have Drafted In Over 30 Years

Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN […]

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