MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

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The Mets complete the final contest in a 10-game homestand this afternoon when they complete their series against the Miami Marlins at 1:10 PM.

Dillon Gee (1-1, 3.58 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets and will be opposed by Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler (2-1, 2.13).

New York starting pitchers went 11 straight starts dating back to April 14 allowing three or fewer runs before Jenrry Mejia surrendered six runs last night. The streak was the longest by Mets starters in a single season since a 12-game stretch from June 3-15, 2011.

Also the Mets had gone 11 games without a starting pitcher allowing a home run before Mejia was touched up by Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth inning. The longest streak by Mets starters since an 11-game span in August, 1991 according to Elias Sports Bureau.

After the rubber game, the Mets have a day off. They begin a three-city trip Tuesday in Philadelphia, and also make stops in Denver and Miami.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young, Jr. – LF
  2. Curtis Granderson – RF
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  5. Chris Young – CF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Anthony Recker – C
  8. Ruben Tejada – SS
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP 

The team is 5-0 in Anthony Recker’s starts this season and 20-14 (.588 winning percentage) overall since last season.

Game Preview

Last night was rough. The Mets led the game at one point 5-1 but had a meltdown in the top of the 6th where they allowed 5 runs to score. They were able to tie the game in the bottom frame and pull the game to extras. The umpiring was also pretty crappy but attributing it to umpiring never feels right. Today the Mets will try to take the series from the fish, end the homestand strong and improve to 3 games over .500 again. Tom Koehler gets the start for the Marlins as he faces off against Dillon Gee.

Dillon Gee is 1-1 over 5 starts, 32.2 innings with a 3.58 ERA. In his last two starts, where he has made both of his decisions on the year, he has pitched 13.2 innings, allowing 2 ER, 9 hits, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Last year he made two starts against the Marlins where he allowed 4 earned runs over 12.1 innings, an ERA of 2.91. The Marlins have the following numbers against Gee:

  • G Jones 4-13, 2B
  • Stanton 1-7, HR
  • Solano 1-6
  • Dobbs 2-5, HR
  • R Johnson 1-3, 2B
  • McGehee 1-3, 2B

The Mets bats will get a look at Tom Koehler who is off to a career start with a 2.13 ERA over 4 games and 25.1 innings of work. (As compared to last year’s 4.41 ERA in 143.0 innings and the year before where he had an ERA above 5). In three of his four starts this year he has allowed exactly 2 earned runs and one start he has shutout his opponent and in each start he went at least 6 innings. He was tremendous against the Mets last year with an ERA of 1.50 over 24.5 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Murphy 4-11, HR
  • Tejada 2-9, 2B
  • Wright 2-8, 2B
  • Duda 0-7
  • Quintanilla 1-5
  • E Young 1-6, 2B
  • d’Arnaud 0-3
  • Recker 0-3

Lets Go Mets!

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My name is Elliot and I’ve been writing the Game Preview posts at MMO since 2008. I am excited to be back sharing my thoughts with you. When I’m not watching the Mets, I’m a Physics Teacher in Newark, NJ and writing about the Mets at 213 Miles From Shea. LGM!
  • MikePiazza3186

    big rubber match today LGM!!!!

  • Wolfmicky21

    Recker baby!

  • MyasDaddy

    Really waiting for the days when we see again… Juan Lagares-CF.

  • mets4lyfe

    You know your team’s offense isn’t good when Daniel Murphy and Chris Young are your 4 and 5 hitters, respectively.

    Meh, LGM.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I like when Recker starts.

  • MikePiazza3186

    we already know the bats are the weak spot so your not saying something any mets fan doesnt already know so more like your comment is MEH

  • have you heard? Bartolo Colon is fat and old and so is Bobby Abreu. lolololol!

  • Waz0787

    Hopefully in 5 year’s When we watch mets classic on sny. We can have a laugh. Murphy and young batting 4th and 5th? You know the lineup sucks. Wright should be batting 2nd in a real lineup.

  • metsman

    I really don’t like Murphy batting clean up…I have no numbers to back it up, it’s just wrong.

  • metsfan130

    David Wright’s going deep today. He’s long overdue.

  • mets4lyfe

    Duda should be receiving more at-bats than Murphy and Young. Murphy hits singles while Duda hits HRs. You want Duda up there with men on base, not Murphy.

  • KEITH

    Fat chance you’ll ever be invited into the Mets clubhouse!

  • I see what you did there. And it’s slathered in peanut butter

  • MikePiazza3186

    if i was manager duda would be cleanup everyday but we all know terry is stubborn

  • in a perfect world, sure, but Duda has been hitting barely better than Ike since the trade.

  • mets4lyfe

    Against a RHP that can dial his fastball up to 96-mph? Doubt it.

    Wright’s a singles, doubles, and occasional HR type of hitter now. He’s not a HR threat anymore playing at Ebbets Field.

  • MikePiazza3186

    who cares about ike??

  • no one – point is that Duda has been hitting like crap.

  • he hit a HR every 23.88 ABs last season. That’s good for 25 dingers over the course of a full season. Not sure what you consider a “power threat” but I’d say 25 HR power definitely qualifies.

  • oleosmirf

    and that number would be over 30 if he played for most other teams in the league…

  • yeah – it’s amazing the lengths people will go to to try and make the captain of their “favorite” team to seem less than what he is

  • shouldaswung

    Add the fact that only TWO players in the NL hit over 30 HR last year…25 HR IS a power hitter in this current mini era

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Nothing better than spending your birthday at a Mets game. Lets get this W.

  • JamesWS

    Not going to lie, I’m starting Koehler in fantasy today.

  • JamesWS

    If prefer 5th, but that’s just me.

  • JamesWS

    He sure is. How bout a wall off, David!

  • MyasDaddy

    Mine is at the end of September, its either really exciting or non-existant. Most years it has been who cares…

  • happy bday dude. LGM

  • JamesWS

    My best birthday Mets game was an extra innings walk off HR by Carlos Delgado against Armando Benitez. That was a treat and a half!

    I even got to move down because all the “fans” were leaving.

  • Tommy Med

    New Rochelle product. My cousin was his catcher in high school. I met him a couple times.. cool dude

  • MikePiazza3186

    Well he’s gonna get lit up today I feel it

  • let’s hope for Mets baseball on my birthday. October 10 😉

  • JamesWS

    I’m going to win either way 🙂

  • MyasDaddy

    I would literally pray for that.

  • billpulsipher

    jose abreu leading the league in RBI practically

  • MikePiazza3186

    That is true

  • MyasDaddy

    Two straight series wins at home would be nice. Let’s Go Mets!

  • Lotus1209

    Not just for Alex, Joe, but for a lot of naysayers here. He’s hitting 340 or so with RISP and calling him unclutch.

    This is a game of failure. If you fail 70 percent of the time you are considered great at the sport. NO one is gonna hit 1.000 with RISP.

  • TexasGusCC

    Alex just lost his appetite.

  • shouldaswung

    Also for the naysayers, EYJ having an OBP of .333 with 12 walks, NL leading 12 steals, and 2nd in NL with 20 Runs certainly helps Wright.

    Some people just have unrealistic expectations and refuse to give credit in a fair and unbiased manner.

  • mets4lyfe

    Look at .ISO from 2011 – present.

    Wright’s not even in the top 20.

    Guys like Chris Davis, Cabrera, Braun, Pujols, Ortiz, Stanton, Bautista, Goldschmidt, etc. are ‘power threats’.

  • TexasGusCC

    I remember this Koehler guy from last year. Supposedly, his fastball tends to straighten out and he gives up bombs. From the ERA, looks like he fixed that problem.

  • EzRider

    I’d like to see Duda in that cleanup spot. But anyways…LGM!

  • MyasDaddy

    Some people also realize that he still a 4th OFer. He can spot start, and spell Murph occasionally. I don’t see how he plays over Lagares full time. I am sorry, I just don’t see it.

  • I know there’s a lot of them out there Lotus. Surprisingly. But Alex seems to be their leader. 🙂

  • Wright was never a “power threat” like Pujols, Ortiz, Davis or Cabrera so when you say “He’s not a HR threat anymore” I have to believe that you’re changing what a “power threat” means mid argument to suit the point you’re trying to make.

  • Eyeball

    My wife’s birthday is October 27. That is a good day in Met history.

  • he’s also leading the league in errors by 1B

  • Some people will concoct, distort, manipulate whatever stats they can just to shine a negative light on Wright who is only the best position player we have ever produced in our 53 year history.

  • Cool article on Matt Harvey if you want something to read:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/nyregion/matt-harvey-a-day-off-in-a-year-off.html

  • mets4lyfe

    You changed the “HR threat” to “power threat” in your own previous post. I’m assuming you’re using those terms interchangeably?

    .ISO is a very good indicator of whether a player is a HR threat or not. Either way, Wright’s not the same HR or power threat that he was prior to Ebbets Field. He’s not someone that goes up there and you’re thinking, “there’s a good chance he’ll go deep”.

    You can believe what you want. I’ve already made my point and backed it up with a reliable stat ranging back all the way to 2011.

  • shouldaswung

    The same people who “realize” Lagares is a full time player already? I guess you fail to understand what an unbiased opinion is…

    I personally like Lagares better than EYJ as a player. That has nothing to do with what right either of them has earned to be a full time player on THIS team so far.

    Also, the battle is between CY and Lagares, and the full time CF job should be debated as such.

    Frankly, EYJ has more credibility to start over EITHER of those players, money owed not being a factor. He is possibly better suited as a bench player, but SO ARE CY AND LAGARES (possibly)!

    Lastly, and obviously, this team needs a leadoff hitter. EYJ has a higher career BA and OBP than either CY or Lagares. His walk rate is also better, his runs scored rate is also better, and lastly, he is a GREAT base stealer. Defensively, he is no worse than average in LF, despite what critics say. And he showed promise as a full timer last year. He has TOTALLY earned the CHANCE to be a full timer, and he is delivering on that chance, for the most part, so far.

    He still might play himself to the bench but, he isn’t stealing his playing time…only bases at a league leading pace.

    All arguments against EYJ as a full timer have AT LEAST the same level of counterargument against CY and/or Lagares, IF we are being fair. Hence my claim that bias is a factor in many people’s opinions regarding Lagares and EYJ.

  • Waz0787

    Wright is batting 3rd. Dude is a single hitter one freaking HR when mets already won the game. Wright has freaking 14 rbi. He sure has come through for the mets when you need him. I got you Alex.

  • So you don’t think based on his first four full months in the majors, Lagares has demonstrated enough ability to be an everyday player?

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I know it’s still April, but this is a big game. Take another series from a team that’s had their number over the years, against a pitcher who’s pitching very well so far this year. Time to take a step forward…

  • In my opinion, when you’ve had five losing seasons in a row, every game is a big game. They have to turn things around. So far, they seem to be heading in a good direction.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Over/under at bats by Gee? 2.5

  • Alex and Waz0787. Man, I bet Lincoln is glad you guys weren’t Stephen Douglas’ debate coaches.

  • over

  • 3doza33

    Anyone see Braun hit Segura in the face with his bat in the dugout? What a jackass!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Nice dig by Gary, “Braun takes people down wherever he goes.”

  • mets4lyfe

    I’m not being negative towards Wright by stating that he’s not a HR threat. I believe him to be a top 3 3B in the Majors and one of the top 10 hitters in all of baseball. He just doesn’t hit for a lot of power nor is he someone who you can consider as a HR threat.

  • Manager of The Year

    Too be honest Gee is my least favorite pitcher to watch in our rotation

  • Lotus1209

    He hit his only homer in the 10th inning on opening day… a game that they lost.

    If you’re going to spew out nonsense… at least make it correct.

  • this year, yes. Last year was pretty up and down. Aside from a very hot July, he was terrible at the plate

  • GG Murph

  • Andrew Herbst

    Great play by Murph!

  • By the way I wasn’t referring to your comment with my comment, it was just a general statement based on some of the great lengths some fans go to against Wright. He isn’t a home run hitter, had some big HR seasons at a time when baseballs were flying out of parks at incredible rates.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Alright EY, get the party started.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Nuttin but a gee thang!!

  • pretty efficient inning there, Gee-Money

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice efficient inning from Gee.

  • Lotus1209

    Can we please put the notion that Murph is a bad defender to bed?

    Wow. That was Brandon Phillips-esque

  • donobrien

    Remember when we didn’t know who should play outfield. No good options. Now we have 5 good options, each bringing something special. I like this situation a lot better.

    Great play, Murphy!

  • MikePiazza3186

    He has grown into a decent defender

  • Lotus1209

    lol i know what you mean. Even though he usually gives us a chance to win every time out there, hes the least-exciting arm and will never truly dominate a game like we want him too.

    We love the fire-ballers like Mejia and Wheeler.

  • $14435385

    4th best ERA among MLB pitchers since Memorial Day last year. He’s not flashy, but apart from Colon he’s probably the smartest pitcher they have.

  • oleosmirf

    For all those whining about Lagares not joining the team in Philly the day he is eligible, I ponder this question.

    How is he supposed to get to Philly on the 30th, if he’s going to rehab in Vegas (who are on the road in Reno). That means he’ll get one rehab game in AAA!!

  • shouldaswung

    Not more so than EYJ has in his time HERE.

    Lagares could very well be a great defender who cannot hit enough to play full time. That is how he has been projected coming up, and he is no spring chicken.

    Personally, I hope Lagares becomes our full time CF, Puello becomes our full time RF, Grandy moves to LF, and EYJ moves to the bench…next year. Saying that, it STILL doesn’t change the fact that EYJ has earned his place in the starting lineup for THIS team. More so than Lagares, and CY too.

  • donobrien

    Hard hit line drive with some distance by EYJ, Interesting.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I don’t see any improvement from Granderson.. All about results.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    And the Mets are one of the best defensive teams in the NL so far, I think by large measure because of the speedy outfield.

  • mets4lyfe

    ehh, he’s still somewhat of a liability out there. Remember his defense from yesterday when he was fielding that grounder from McGehee and the night before when Familia was pitching?

    Don’t let a single bare-handed play define who Murphy is as a defender. If that were the case, then Jeter is one of the best SS defenders of all time.

  • yes, I am using them interchangeably.
    Wright was never a HR threat like Davis or Cabrera so he hasn’t declined from that level – he was never at that level. He hits fewer HRs than he did at Shea but the difference between 25 HR power and 30 HR power doesn’t make one suddenly no longer a HR threat. 25 dingers are still a lot

  • Waz0787

    Its been a WHILE. I forgot lenan blew the game open. He hits when the game is out of hand. When you need him to come through strikeout. I guess he is not some player since getting hit in the head. Look a groundout as usual.

  • Waz0787

    You just can’t appreciate the honest opinion and the truth.

  • mets4lyfe

    I was just clarifying on on my initial statement. Still sort of bitter about Ebbets Field taking away Wright’s ability to hit opposite field bombs.

  • $14435385

    The Mets clinched their first pennant on my third birthday…

  • HarveyKsYou

    And you know what’s funny is that our worst at bats have actually come from the two best players on the team (Wright and Granderson).

  • bspo1

    This upcoming road trip scares me. Phillies been playing pretty good, Rockies are in 1st place and crush at home and then the Marlins have our number and play great at home. We need an offensive spark to survive that trip.

  • Gregg_B

    Can we please stop batting Murphy cleanup already!!! Just put Duda in there and see what he can do. He’s a big boy…

  • Waz0787

    Wright caught the ganderson fever. He also forgot how to hit

  • metsman

    I’m so tired of these quick innings.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    This Gregg agrees with you 100%

  • God he is soooo out of control. Cheese? CHEESE!!!!!!!!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I’m suffering a little from Harvey over-exposure, and this article is a perfect example of why.

  • bspo1

    He should take BP alone because he is picking up bad habits from the rest of the team.

  • donobrien

    I agree, he should be 2 or 3. But the problem is no hits by Granderson and Wright.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    How valid do people think catcher’s ERA is? Last year’s Recker’s was more than a full point lower than Buck’s, EVEN THOUGH Buck almost exclusively caught Harvey.

  • oh, I appreciate the hell out of valid criticism. You guys just don’t ever make any

  • Waz0787

    He is supposed to be the best hitter in our team.

  • I think that is a great question. Where I think it is valid is an a per pitcher basis. Some pitchers just do better with specific catchers.

  • $14435385

    Interesting – I didn’t realize that. Reminds me of the mid-70s when a guys would lead the league with 32-33 HRs. Nice to see, actually…tired of watching freakishly large guys swinging from their stirrups every pitch. Now if hitters would learn to situational hit again, all would be well…

  • there’s something to it I am sure but I think WHEN a catcher plays also has a part of it. Recker was pretty much exclusively the catcher for day games after night games and the 2nd game of double headers. Hitters can be a little more worn out in those games than others and the A-team starters often get rested then too

  • metsman

    Kind of makes the whole thing a non issue really.

  • Gregg_B

    Well, I like Murphy 2, maybe 6. I still like Wright in the 3 hole. Move Granderson to 7 for now. Duda is your biggest home run threat and will give David much needed protection.

  • 3doza33

    Awesome! Haha

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Gee’s 2.87 ERA since last May 30 is 4th in MLB in that time

  • that’s no small sample size either. Very, very underrated. Unfortunately, that probably means he is worth less in the trade market. Niese has gotta be the guy to go I think

  • did Ronnie just say that Murph looks like he’s playing with ice skates on? That doesn’t sound terribly complimentary 🙂

  • MetsfanInParadise

    182 innings. This season he has a 2.70 ERA through his first 75 pitches and a 7.50 ERA after that.

  • 3doza33

    I have more confidence in the bottom of our order than I do the top of the order lately. Seems like they are the ones scraping and getting things done lately!

  • hehe yeah you can set your watch by his weekly collapse

  • that’s cuz Terry keeps hitting our better performing hitters at the bottom of the lineup for some reason 🙂
    I think we’re getting to the point where TDA needs to be considered for higher up in the order soon

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So Lagares has IMPROVED from his rookie year offensively to the point where he was the best hitter onn this team prior to injury yet, you’d rather go with the untalented no upside EYjr whom has yearssssssss full of chances in which he has failed to show ability to produce everyday???

    Thats doesnt make any sense…especially when you are penalizing Lagares for one season of up and down play with the bat, in his rookie season at that. EY has years of bad play

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Great opportunity, need to score some runs here. Come on Dude.

  • 3doza33

    I think TDA is gonna be the perfect #2 hitter.

  • Waz0787

    TC better retaliate next inning. Young got hit two games in a row.

  • Andrew Herbst

    We need to score here.

  • Metropolitan

    Duda!!

  • The Duda abides

  • there or 5th, I agree

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice hitting Duda!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    That was beautiful, going the other way against the shift. I love it. Dude is emerging!

  • 3doza33

    Dude!!!!

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Bartman junior.

  • LIMetfan22

    Shades of 2011 Duda?

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Yup. Keep watching. Duda.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Yup. Very important to give them a free base runner because a 3-2 inside pitch go away from the pitcher.

    You are quite the student of the game.

  • put it in play, pretty boy.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Is it just me, or do the Mets never retaliate? I’m still waiting for someone to drill a Giant after Matt Cain nearly broke D Wright’s skull.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Rubin will get 2rbi here

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Please put the ball in play Ruben.

  • LIMetfan22

    You really have to put the ball in play here. Inexcusable.

  • New Roc City in the hizzzy

  • Lotus1209

    I’m all for representing alma maters and such… but I hope he gets shelled today 🙂

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Its so odd that Recker is only batting .210. He’s a better player than TDA according to so many of the geniuses here. Should be starting every day. How can one reconcile this?? Must. Think. Hard. And. Figure. Out.

  • Selltheteam06

    Pinch hit Quintanilla for Tejada TC

  • Waz0787

    That basically describes tejada’s power

  • MikePiazza3186

    We really need another ss Ruben is such a waste it’s a joke

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Good time for Gee to get the first hit by a Met pitcher this year.

  • Recker seems to come up big in big situations. He isn’t much of a hitter though.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    The Tejada experiment should be reaching its conclusion very soon.

  • Pathetic… How you lose ballgames 101.

  • man you suck RT

  • MikePiazza3186

    From your mouth to god ears my friend

  • Waz0787

    Mets are wussies pussycat

  • bspo1

    Id bench Tejeda and Recker for not driving in those runs. Unacceptable.

  • Andrew Herbst

    How much longer will we have to put up with Tejada?

  • Waz0787

    No balls

  • HarveyKsYou

    The only team in baseball that scores under 2 runs with men in scoring position and less than 2 outs.

  • mets4lyfe

    Someday I hope the Mets are consistently able to score with runners on 3rd and 2nd with no outs.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Right, he does, except when he doesn’t. People remember the times when someone does come through much more clearly than the times they don’t. Its why Jeter has the reputation as Mr. Clutch. Selective memory.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Shorten up Gee, here comes a meatball.

  • Tommy

    MY GOD why can’t this team realize Ruben Tejada shouldn’t be playing SS! For the love of PETE!

  • well, even the most clutch hitters ever are going to fail more often than the succeed in those situations but he does seem to hit a lot of extra inning HRs and that sort of thing

  • HarveyKsYou

    What a joke!

  • Selltheteam06

    Gee with a better atbat than Recker and Tejada wow

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Koehler’s on the ropes, put em away EY. Forever Young

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I’d almost rather see EYJ lead off the next inning.

  • Tommy

    COME ON EY! You have a big time opportunity here!

  • Andrew Herbst

    We should have Tejada bat 9th and pitcher 8th.

  • MikePiazza3186

    They will trade for didi soon I bet

  • I can’t even watch…

  • Lotus1209

    Haha you know me, I’m not going to award the guy a GG 3 weeks into the season…

    I know you’re not the biggest Murphy fan either but he has come a LONGGGG way. You’ve got to admit at least that..

  • MetsfanInParadise

    What’s Schourek got to do with it?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Last i checked there were runners in scoring position w/no outs… now I check back and no runs scored and its 2outs

    Shocking!!!! Said no Mets fan

  • LIMetfan22

    he’ll be looking for the walk with the bases loaded

  • I was actually at a New Roc party last night (in Manhattan). A couple we’re friends with are from New Roc and Mamaroneck and they had a birthday party for her and her dad. I grew up in Queens and LI but my old man lives in Pelham now. Bunch of my friends from college are from Larchmont and White Plains

  • sperry

    I wonder how many baserunners we’ll have the rest of the game

  • Andrew Herbst

    So frustrating.

  • Selltheteam06

    Trade for a SS after this game

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Ugh. Situational hitting continues to elude us

  • Tommy

    This last half inning is a perfect example why the Mets will not put any team away all year long!

  • Lotus1209

    Looks like you still dont remember. He tied the game up with that 2-run homer… thus “coming through”

    Honestly, just stop.

  • Tommy

    How bout just demote Tejada & bring Flores up already!

  • Taskmaster4450

    And people will still tell you a strikeout is just another out and doesnt matter.

    Recker puts the bat on the ball, the Marlins were giving him a run.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Ruben must go!!!!!

  • billpulsipher

    TCs MVP grounded out

  • bspo1

    Joke of an offense

  • there is a reason that Recker and RT hit where they do in the lineup

  • 3doza33

    Thank god for Duda….

  • Taskmaster4450

    Just waiting on Flores to start hitting.

  • bspo1

    And why the good start to this season most likely will not last.

  • sperry

    Bring back cocky Harvey. That was blander than white bread.

  • Lotus1209

    Not when it comes to David Wright though!

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Well that was disappointing

  • Shea2citi

    Lagares couldn’t come back any sooner. EY is not a starter and Tejada as we all know sucks.

  • I think the argument is that a K is not as bad as people make it out to be. I don’t think anyone argues that there is no difference between a K and a sac fly

  • Taskmaster4450

    To them an out is an out is an out.

  • Tommy Med

    Another missed opportunity to pour it on

  • Waz0787

    Hopefully mets can scout tulowitzki or cargo when their in coors field next week.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Yup

  • mets4lyfe

    it’s a toss up between EYJ and Jenrry Mejia when it comes to hitting with RISP. Seriously, it seems like the only way he can get on base is through a BB. He always grounds out to to the 1B or 2B whenever he makes contact.

  • Shea2citi

    I wish!

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    He does lead the franchise in 13th inning HRs.

  • metsman

    Salty and Duda crash into each other it might split an atom.

  • Shea2citi

    How good would Stanton look in this lineup?! If only…..

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    No margin for error when you can’t score runs. I hope the FO has plans to add a couple of bats bc it would be a shame if the offense prevents this team from overachieving.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Yup. You nailed it. That’s what its about.

  • Waz0787

    Can’t afford him.

  • Hotstreak

    It was really Recker’s fault. Just contact even DP scores a run.

  • donobrien

    First AB he hit a long line drive to right.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Gee looks sharp so far. Hopefully he can give us 7.

  • Tommy

    That last half inning was so bad, that besides the missed opportunities, they also would have scored that 2nd run if the ball by Duda didn’t go for a ground rule double! SUCKS!

  • mets4lyfe

    Pigs were flying

  • metsman

    I’D rather have an annual 300+ avg hitter any day.

  • LIMetfan22

    He’s usually the man for the job…Just dreading that 6th-7th inning wall that plagues the Mets

  • donobrien

    Whatever.

  • he’s batting .265 with a .373 OBP since breaking his 3 game slump to start the year

  • Shea2citi

    Recker definitely blew it but he’s been pretty solid the whole season so far. Ruben and EY have been subpar to say the least.

  • mr mojo risin

    Its always nice to have a competent home plate umpire in there

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Direct quote from a girl i once knew:

    “New Ro girls have great as*es”

  • Shea2citi

    Who?

  • Tommy Med

    My cousin was his catcher in high school! I met him a couple times went to a New rochelle practice and played with the team

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. Same here. I worry that he will tire again in the later innings.

  • billpulsipher

    this could have been the lineup if sandy knew what he was doing and if there were different owners….just a slight improvement
    CF Lagares
    2B Murphy
    3B Wright
    LF Cruz
    1b Abreu
    RF Granderson
    SS Drew
    C Travis

  • Waz0787

    30 mil per year. No way mets paying him that much.

  • Shea2citi

    Stanton is a damn good player and a power hitter that is unmatched. I’ll take him over many hitters. If the mets had him they would be a playoff team.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    That guy in the yellow took one off his back. Ouch

  • billpulsipher

    if they had him, other teams would just walk him to get to Duda or Grandy lol

  • nice – I like Pelham. My dad is off of Split Rock Rd near the Hutch entrance. The couple we’re friends with up here went to Fordham Prep and Ursuline

  • LIMetfan22

    Wonderful fantasy. What’s the point in posting this? Nobody feels bad for us except ourselves.

  • Waz0787

    Boooooooooooooooooooo

  • Shea2citi

    Lol yeah I know.

  • Taskmaster4450

    That wouldnt have been out in Yankee Stadium.

  • Lotus1209

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • HarveyKsYou

    I don’t think Granderson will ever hit a home run, let alone get two hits in a game.

  • Shea2citi

    Grandy looks like he’s coming around…..

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    The arguments for Jose Abreu are ridiculous.
    Just watch what Duda does for significantly less money. He’ll be close in HR and have a better OBP. Slightly better in the field as well.
    If they were going to spend money, 1B wasn’t the place to do it.

  • HarveyKsYou

    2-3 in this lineup give us the worst at bats.

  • sperry

    (is actually insane)

  • bspo1

    I’m concerned about Wright now.

  • Super T

    Didn’t want Nelson Cruz, but I did want Jose Abreu & Stephen Drew. Funny, Colon, Granderson, Abreu & Drew could have ALL been added this last offseason, and our overall team payroll still wouldn’t have been in the top 10.

  • 3doza33

    Ugh… Getting painful to watch! Need Xanax!!

  • Lotus1209

    I’d prefer we actually get CarGo. The amount of prospects given to get him would be a lot less than what it would take to get Stanton.

  • Shea2citi

    The mets had their chance. Now they’re not gonna get a runner past 2nd for the rest of the game.

  • billpulsipher

    Abreu will have more RBI by the All star break than Duda will get all year

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Just keep watching. Take RBI out of the equation. How do they look right now? You’re talking about a team with limited resources and you have to maximize the entire roster. Paying for Abreu, who was an unknown, made zero sense. Just keep watching.

  • LIMetfan22

    He’s 31 not 36 I highly doubt his skilllset just disappeared. He’ll be fine

  • 3doza33

    Put Grandy in the 7hole! Maybe lucky 7 will help his sorry ass!

  • My alma mater favorite got shelled a lot. His name is John Lannan 🙂

  • billpulsipher

    Cruz has 6 HR 23 RBI…compared to chris young

  • billpulsipher

    9 HR 27 RBI, thats how they look

  • HarveyKsYou

    It has to be his jersey number.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Ah. RBI. And there endeth the discussion. You could not have quoted a more meaningless stat. RBI is entirely a function of who is on base ahead of you. You can’t control RBI. Had you quoted BA with RISP that might be a different story. and there you’d be wrong.

    RBI? Holy cow.

  • Waz0787

    Leroy sooner or later wright lovers willl realize he is highly overrated.

  • EY

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Give me OBP. Abreu has a lot of HR the first time through the league. Great. RBI is just the stupidest thing you could quote.

  • 3doza33

    3 is a fine number! 33 is even better!

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    He’s playing more than half his games as a DH.

  • CJM

    Everyone wanted to take a shot with Abreu, including me, yet Duda has been their best hitter this year.

  • mr mojo risin

    yeah, Murphy reminds me of Bagwell … wtf?

  • Waz0787

    As memories recall bay signed with mets at that age.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    IMO Wright is a 5 hitter. I liked the way they used him in that great 2006 lineup, spraying line drives to all fields hitting behind the Carloses. He’s been asked to lead the team the last few years, and I don’t think that’s his forte (sp?). They needed to add a cleanup hitter this offseason and they didn’t. Hopefully someone else steps up so there’s less pressure on DW.

  • Super T

    Unlike Lucas “Mr Fragile ego” Duda, I think Jose Abreu could have handled the #4 spot in the lineup.

  • Shea2citi

    Hitting .220 with a OBP below .330, I’m sorry but he’s not an everyday player. He has speed but I’d rather have Lagares, CY and Granderson as the starters.

  • KEITH

    Not helping.

  • LIMetfan22

    Lol just stop Waz you’re honestly a cancer in this site. Metsblog is more the place for you

  • $14435385

    He’s been a streaky hitter since he came up….this is nothing new. He’ll be fine.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Duda will be in the cleanup spot in due time.
    Are you unhappy with how he’s producing elsewhere in the lineup?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    OK, this is what really bugs me about Josh Lewin. It’s one thing to mention the player in “Major League” who kept getting hit by pitches, but I can do without the 5-minute Corbin Bernsen retrospective and the 3 minutes about Seinfeld MINOR CHARACTER “Bania”. Is he really that bored?

  • Taskmaster4450

    3 of his hrs wouldnt have been out in Citi Field.

  • Waz0787

    They won’t so I will take vent out on him.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He had 7 hits last weekend. He’s streaky. It’s too soon to worry. 1 HR this month is just an anomaly. It is. It is.

  • Waz0787

    They blocked me :-/

  • is it really possible to overrate one of the greatest 3B in history?
    (Wright haters hate being reminded where he sits all time)

  • CJM

    Beautiful play.

  • Manager of The Year

    You were saying…

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Wright’s glove is healthy

  • ooh, look how overrated he is

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Wow, GG material there

  • Metropolitan

    Corporal!!

  • Super T

    I’m not going to argue that Duda has been doing better than expected thus far, but that doesn’t change that I wanted Jose Abreu and think Jose Abreu is the superior player.

  • donobrien

    Magnificent catch by David.

  • LIMetfan22

    Absurd statement.

    How is a career 301/388/503 hitter a 5 hitter?

  • BCleveland3381

    Lucas Duda reminds me of Ozzie Smith

  • mr mojo risin

    excellent grab !

  • I was just thinking how MMO needed more concern trolling

  • $14435385

    Clinic by Wright this inning. Just beautiful.

  • Shea2citi

    What were people saying about Wright?!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Jeez, now he’s back with a Corbin Bernsen update! Who gives a flying f–k?

  • Waz0787

    Nice catch. Start hitting

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    But you have a limited number of dollars to spend. If you have a guy at a position who can put up similar numbers, even if slightly less, why would you spend it there? You have to fill out and maximize your entire roster.

    Add to that the guy you want to spend it on has never played a game in the bigs, let along the minors over here.

    Not going after Abreu made a ton of sense.

  • Waz0787

    Nice catch

  • BCleveland3381

    It must suck real bad being so miserable all the time.

  • LIMetfan22

    How anyone could say David Wright is a 5 hitter is absurd.

  • he slumped out of the gate going 0-12 to start the season. He has been really very good since then while being among the league leaders in steals

  • Manager of The Year

    Your name causes you to lose all credibility when you are trying to defend a player. Lol

  • Metsblog? I was thinking a Phillies fan site since that’s what he clearly is

  • bspo1

    Yeah I know he’ll probably be fine but I’m specifically wondering about his power outage.

  • LIMetfan22

    If I recall he only had one home run in April 2012 too and went on to have a great year

  • I think the stupid part is more of a burden

  • Shea2citi

    Lol I try to positive at least 25% of the time. More times than not though I am extremely negative hence the name.

  • Super T

    You honestly believed Duda was going to be performing this well thus far before the season started?

  • 3doza33

    Two at bats, two walks for Nimmo so far today! Kid is in the zone! 393 batting average and like a 500 OBP! Lagares is 0-2 with a k so far!

  • 3doza33

    Amazing!!! Top 10 in slugging too, I think

  • BCleveland3381

    I would say and have been saying Wright is a 2 hitter. High OBP guy, uses all fields. He has diminished power numbers since moving out of Shea. But in this lineup, he probably is a 3 hitter, just because our offensive weapons are so bad. But he’s not a 5 hitter. You don’t give Wright LESS ABs, he’s still the best hitter in our lineup.

  • Gland1

    If you’re too annoying for even Metsblog that says something.

  • LIMetfan22

    I could agree with that. In any bandbox stadium though he is easily a 3 hitter.

  • mr mojo risin

    definitely, lol

  • CJM

    Duda with the leadoff walk. Not even looking for something to hit. LOL what a freaking softy.

  • BCleveland3381

    After seeing that Gee run support number, I would like to see where Harvey would rank. I know he’s below the 25 start minimum for that stat, but I would bet he’s had way less than 3.2 runs per game worth of support.

  • mets4lyfe

    Yeah, he’s definitely improved at 2B. That’s undeniable.

  • 3doza33

    1-1 with our only RBI, double and a walk. Two RBIs yesterday! Yeah… Softy! Haaaa

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I know he’s a back-up catcher, but Recker has got to advance the runner there.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Why couldn’t Tejada do that last time?

  • BCleveland3381

    One day teams will learn the Tejada shift, which is play all your OF 10 feet behind the IF, and he’ll bat .000

  • mets4lyfe

    Nimmo’s floor is Nick Markakis and his ceiling is Choo.

  • whoa

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That could make him one of the top 5-10 hitters our system has ever produced. We have a sad track record

  • Manager of The Year

    I have no problem with that ceiling I’ve been saying the same. I think his defense is better though

  • CJM

    Over 36 career starts, Harvey’s received 3.22 runs per game.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Can EY come through. He already left 3 LOB.

  • BCleveland3381

    Nimmo’s floor is far lower than Markakis though. I think he’ll end up being a major league player, but his floor is a guy that never cuts it in the big leagues.

  • CJM

    Wrong again. His floor is Andrew McCutchen and his ceiling is Willie Mays.

  • mets4lyfe

    I’m high on Nimmo. His performance last year convinced me that he’ll, at the least, be a solid ML’er.

  • nice play

  • BCleveland3381

    That was awful luck there.

  • uh Choo is pretty amazing

  • his floor is Willie Mays and his ceiling is Jesus

  • Taskmaster4450

    Floor Joe Dimaggio ceiling Babe Ruth.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Marlins stay getting lucky against us. It’s getting end soon.., right?

  • Neither his floor nor ceiling has anything to do with Yankees trash

  • Shea2citi

    EY…..the worst hitter with risp.

  • CJM

    And THAT’S why we’re not paying Lucas Duda to draw walks. He just clogs the bases and gets stranded.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    So many chances to knock Koehler out today. Someone besides Duda needs a hit with RISP.

  • mets4lyfe

    I’d have Zack Wheeler or Niese PH for EYJ with RISP late in games. Wheeler has that Josh Hamilton-lite swing while Niese is BB king.

  • BCleveland3381

    They were talking about home run support though.

  • Tommy

    wasn’t Tejada on 2B?

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Behind Hojo, right? Jk, but he was my favorite growing up.

  • CJM

    Then why did you mention 3.2 runs per game?

  • man, that David Wright sure does stink

  • Andrew Herbst

    D Wright’s made some nice plays today.

  • mets4lyfe

    My line-up:

    1. Duda
    2. Wright
    3. Granderson
    4. d’Arnaud
    5. Murphy
    6. Young
    7. Lagares
    8. SS

    4+ runs a game everytime.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Boy oh boy. If this team had some actual offense…

  • BCleveland3381

    How has Cecchini been defensively? Offensively, he leaves a TON to be desired. I don’t expect a ton from a good defender at SS, but no power or speed, a poor OBP and BA is pretty rough. I get he’s still really young, but you gotta expect some improvement, especially from a guy drafted so high.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re kidding, right?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Can the kid get to AA before he’s “Andrew McCutchen”?

  • mets4lyfe

    Wheeler has more extra base power than EYJ.

  • BCleveland3381

    Jesus Grandy, swinging at a 2-0 at your ankles?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    The career .108 hitter you want up? Jesus.

  • mets4lyfe

    SSS

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Theoretically, perhaps. But he doesn’t have a hit this year, so his SLG is definitely lower than EYJ’s.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    hahahaha unreal.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Josh Lewin is almost as bad as the Marlins TV broadcasters.

  • BCleveland3381

    There you go, David!

  • Metropolitan

    about time he did somethin

  • pretty hit there

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice RBI for Wright.

  • Imma go out on a limb and say that CJM was making a joke

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Yes!!! keep adding on.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Good AB by Murphy.

    Now if CY can make contact.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I predicted last night that Wright would have a good game. He generally does well in day games.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Another big hit for the best player in baseball

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I don’t think he was, unfortunately.

  • ugh… scary that I thought to myself “Man it would be nice to have Duda up in this spot”

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Need a big inning here. HAVE to get this run in.

  • Metropolitan

    you are not speaking about Wright…right?

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Who else would he be speaking about

  • QueensRussell

    Wright is so unclutch!

  • I don’t think his ceiling is Jesus. That’s actually his floor.

  • Anthony

    An RBI a day

  • the greatest player of all time? Why wouldn’t he be referring to him?

  • Kian Momeni

    damn… second time that’s happened

  • Metropolitan

    damn..

  • Metropolitan

    wright is nowhere near the best player in baseball

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    A harmless joke.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    It’s a joke calm down…

  • QueensRussell

    C’mon CY!

  • BCleveland3381

    Young battling. Lets go!

  • the dude is the greatest living ballplayer. Who are you kidding?

  • Metropolitan

    woooooooooooooooooooo!!

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    😀

  • Lotus1209

    WOOOO CY

  • CJM

    Brilliant signing.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Do-over pays off

  • QueensRussell

    YOUNGGGGGGGGG!

  • BCleveland3381

    Young has Citi Field Power

  • that’s why you make $7mm, CY. ‘Twas a bomb

  • 3doza33

    CY!!! That’s my boy!!!

  • Super T

    And the spoils go to the victor!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Incredible AB. Koehler pounded him in, preventing CY from going to the right side, so he fouls them off until he gets one he can handle. Great hitting.

  • iwamofo

    Never realized how much power Young has.

  • Jgreen

    That is homerun in Yankee’s stadium!

  • mets4lyfe

    How far did Young hit his HR? I’m following it on gameday.

  • 3doza33

    Amazing at bat!!! 11 or 12 pitch HR!! That’s hitting!!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO…Ive never seen someone make so many ground outs to 1B.

    Eric Young Jr = SUCKS

    Get well soon Lagares…………PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • CJM

    Over the Great Wall of Flushing.

  • 3doza33

    Monster! Not sure but it was a laser!

  • man Duda is one big strong farmboy

  • Kian Momeni

    ripped… duda’s is looking really solid this year

  • Selltheteam06

    Duda just ripped that

  • Andrew Herbst

    What an awesome AB for CY!

  • watching on DVR?

  • Anthony

    Pile on fellas

  • CJM

    Definitely wasn’t joking.

  • QueensRussell

    Please, at least EY is dynamic when on base. Try to point out strengths, instead of typical negativity.

  • goorru

    CY looking good, give that man a day off!

  • Waz0787

    I stepped outside for 15 min to grab lunch and wright has a rbi and Young hits a HR. Smh

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I told everyone that Chris Young would be the Mets MVP offensively this year. But, no one wants to believe me

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Go for dessert!

  • QueensRussell

    It’s April.

  • Waz0787

    Common metro man up

  • mets4lyfe

    Am I the only one who calls pronounces Koehler’s last name as ‘Cooler’. Cooler was Frieza’s brother from Dragon Ball Z. I don’t know why, but I just do.

  • LIMetfan22

    Best show ever created.

  • Waz0787

    Mets must have caught my positive vibes.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Which is why I said it before the season started…

    Thats why they call the PREDICTIONS 😉

    ————————————————-

    pre·dic·tion
    priˈdikSHən/Submit
    noun
    plural noun: predictions
    1.a thing predicted; a forecast
    ————————————————–

    If I said it after the season itd be considered HINDSIGHT

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Would love to see the complete game from Gee today. Would totally wash out the taste of last night’s loss.

  • 3doza33

    I’m not sure about MVP but I love the way CY plays! Great all around player! Love this signing!

  • man you kids and your anime. Back in my day all we had was Voltron and it was terrible 🙂

  • mets4lyfe

    Gee shouldn’t be walking batters after getting a 4-0 lead. That’s exactly what a pitcher like him should always avoid.

  • Metropolitan

    when will Nimmo get promoted to AA

  • MetsfanInParadise

    They need a much bigger cushion before anyone would trust Gee out there late in the game.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Most Met fans dont watch a game west of the Mississippi.

    CY is a strikeout candidate every AB but he hits the ball hard and it goes.

    People who say it is a wasted $7M are wrong.

  • mets4lyfe

    2016, probably. Debut around 2019.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I like that little step back Murph uses when he turns two.

  • Jgreen

    nice play infield!

  • QueensRussell

    It’s April, and he isn’t remotely close to being an MVP. We have enjoyed his two HRs, and we hope he hits many more.

    If he is the “MVP of the Mets” after September comes and goes, you will have made a prediction that is correct; has nothing to do with hindsight.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice DP!

  • Metropolitan

    You always want the bases empty for Stanton…

  • Kian Momeni

    probably mid-June

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well, he has the pitch count to do it. Let’s see how it goes.

  • mr mojo risin

    nice turn Murph

  • $14435385

    Murphy is getting really, really good at that pivot. Defense overall has been a pleasant surprise so far this year.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Didn’t think so. Jesus. This is why guys like Alex68 never shut up about the TDA to Johnny Bench comparisons.

  • mets4lyfe

    Mets have 3 GG candidates this year in Murphy, Wright, and EYJ.

  • That guy Lagares is pretty good too.

  • LIMetfan22

    Gets a 4 run lead, starts walking everyone.

  • Duda doesn’t make those stretches look pretty but he’s getting it done

  • CJM

    If Quinty played everyday he’d be a GG candidate too.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Dont worry about it Dillon…walking Stanton isnt never a bad thing.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Chris Young wont be able to hit Homers in CITI FIELD!!!!

    He has NO power that was all Arizona dry air and bandbox stadium…….

    I dont want to hear anymore excuses about this stadium being hard to hit homers in. Every opposing team comes here and knocks them out and Marlon Byrd did it last year and CY(so far) is doing it this year. Both payers arent bigtime power hitters any more so than DWright. So no more excuses.

  • CJM

    He doesn’t make enough catches over the railing.

  • Kian Momeni

    hahahha

  • Anthony

    Duder should take yoga

  • dude.. he’s still joking

  • CJM

    With a 4-0 lead you don’t want to walk anybody.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I’d say Wright and Lagares, but that’s it.

  • Waz0787

    Troll

  • QueensRussell

    Gee looks so good today. Would love to see him finish eight!

  • mets4lyfe

    Tejada has the SS GG already locked.

  • like a 10-12 run cushion I’d say 🙂

  • CJM

    That’s BS. I’ve never said TdA is Johnny Bench. I have only compared d’Arnaud to Gary Carter.

  • mets4lyfe

    Gee has 4 BBs this game? I didn’t even notice with the way he’s been cruising.

  • LIMetfan22

    I agree. I just think it’s in Davids head at this point.

  • hehe yeah I can almost hear his hamstrings screaming when he’s doing the split to reach for a throw

  • Taskmaster4450

    Leroy,

    To start, Wright isnt a power hitter. He isnt a 30 HR guy in Citi Field. Everyone knows that.

    And CY’s HRs werent AZ park inflated. The guy hits bombs. He does hit them that just clear the OF wall. Anyone who watch an AZ game or even an Oak game last season knows that.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Take a chance with Gee late or take a chance with the bullpen. Not much of a choice.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    You should read what I wrote and not SKIM through.
    I clearly stated

    “IF I had made this exact statement at the end of the year it WOULD be considered HINDSIGHT”

    By making it now before any results take place it is a PREDICTION. You may disagree and that is totally fine but it being April doesnt take away the fact that it is a PREDICTION

  • problem was that Ike wasn’t anymore either

  • Taskmaster4450

    Its not. Wright isnt a power hitter. He is a 20 HR guy..that is all. He isnt a 30-35 HR guy.

    Plain and simple.

  • mr. belvedere

    he should have 3 HR so far

  • LIMetfan22

    haha! i’m actually 23 but I still watch dbz. It was basically my childhood

  • his pitch count is still low. Wheels don’t come off until 95 pitches. We’re still ok

  • Anthony

    There is a comedy skit dying to be written

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I’d like to see him do it but I’d be more comfortable with a couple more runs.

  • QueensRussell

    Correct.

    All I’m saying is we have an awful lot of season left. Hell, I hope he’s the MVP, too. I’m far from convinced, but, naturally, I want him to be crazy successful; he has incredible power.

    I think you are way ahead of yourself, but more power to you.

    LGM!!!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Cave man yoga

  • ahh a wee baby. I’m 38 and used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer religiously so I can’t really judge anyone 😉

  • LIMetfan22

    If he hadn’t gotten injured the last 2 seasons he would have ended up with 25-30 bombs. I’d say that constitutes a power hitter.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I totally agree espeially when I ask the the alternative to CY and they mentionEric Young jr SMGDH….

    Or the ones that mention Nelson Cruz…That dude wouldve never signed here for 8mil.

    One, he went to a hitter friendly stadium to boost his stats and Two he is DH a ton and Cruz is ALWAYS hurt and his numbers arent that great

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Never said you. Just in general. Making these ridiculous comparisons when the kid is in single A is just inviting that garbage.

    His floor is irrelevant minor leaguer. His ceiling is nobody knows yet.

  • CJM

    Much more comfortable.

  • mets4lyfe

    I miss d’Arnaud

  • CJM

    I am inviting that garbage intentionally. That garbage is highly entertaining.

  • Anthony

    Duder, colon an Abreu all in spandex

  • goorru

    Wright’s power is to right center field, that’s the deepest part of the ballpark.

  • The Duda is really starting to grow on me. I was a big Ike supporter but now that that ship has sailed, I’m starting to come around on The Duda. Doesn’t hurt that he has been hitting the ball pretty hard despite not getting many hits of late.

  • CJM

    Boy Tejada just missed that one!

  • maybe Mo Vaughn can make a cameo

  • Taskmaster4450

    Leroy brings up a point…when Lagares returns the OF needs to be CY, Lagares, and Grandy.

    The fact is the 4 OF rotation doesnt work. Look at the Dodgers, who have 4 better OFs and they are all basically underperforming based upon their careers.

    Go with a set three and let them get the ABs.

  • mets4lyfe

    Tejada would be a damn good SS if someone were to give him w/e Braun was taking back in 2011 and 2012.

  • Taskmaster4450

    I think Leroy is becoming more impressed with EY.

    He is working his way towards the Mendoza line.

  • CJM

    Wright had a .500+ slugging percentage last year, though, and he hasn’t been hitting for power at all this year.

  • Kian Momeni

    nice to see Dom Smith is also 2-2 with a double

  • Taskmaster4450

    Dom has been getting a few knocks the last 3 or 4 games.

    Maybe he is starting to adjust to A ball.

  • mr. belvedere

    4 doubles and 2 HR so far, at least he’s showing some pop as 20 yr old in that cavern in Savannah

  • Kian Momeni

    yeah. It’s also important to know that Savannah is apparently a really hard place to hit

  • mets4lyfe

    EYJ’s at-bats on gameday:

    “Eric Young Jr. grounds out softly to [insert name of 1B or 2B]”

    “Eric Young Jr. grounds out softly to [insert name of SS]”

    “Eric Young Jr. grounds out softly to [insert name of anyone on the infield]”

    *sigh*

  • Lotus1209

    We are so spoiled. Gee has been throwing a one hit shutout so far.

    God if we can only get some offense… we’d be a 90 win team for sure.

  • CJM

    So Gary and Ron are now rooting for rain on Tuesday night.

  • Jgreen

    what was that?

  • Metropolitan

    what bozos

  • TDA catches that with his eyes closed while sleeping underwater in a chained safe wearing a strait jacket

  • HarveyKsYou

    Come on….

  • CJM

    Are they serious?

  • Taskmaster4450

    Where was Duda.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I don’t think Gee saw it

  • mr. belvedere

    I hate that, the pitcher should get that, such a stupid “rule of thumb”

  • beers22

    Recker’s gotta make that play no? or at least call out the pitcher.

  • Selltheteam06

    And Here We Go

  • HarveyKsYou

    Here comes the implosion.

  • mets4lyfe

    I feel like his struggles were a bit overblown considering he was still making solid contact and his K rate well below 20%.

  • Metropolitan

    and it starts….

  • Lotus1209

    and as soon as I say that…. they start to hit Gee. Short leash TC…. short leash

  • LIMetfan22

    I’m following the game on fantasy cast what happened?

  • CJM

    And in classic Gee form, the wheels will now come off.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheels coming off.

  • playing on the grass. That was Gee’s ball all the way

  • sperry

    If the wheels come off here, there should be absolutely no question that he must be taken out, pitch count and prior performance be damned.

  • pop up to the mound that DW, Gee and Recker all let drop

  • Tommy Med

    Cue the 7th inning gee shenanigans

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Here we go. Oh Gee.

  • nice play, Tony R

  • QueensRussell

    Recker, brillinat!

  • QueensRussell

    Brilliant!

  • Anthony

    Catch the damn pop up geez

  • mr mojo risin

    you got it, you got it, you got it

  • LIMetfan22

    ugh. any outs?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    The last 3 balls have been hit a total of about 150 ft. It’s not like gee is getting pounded

  • oleosmirf

    You don’t take your SP out with a 4-0 lead in the 7th inning with 80 pitches, especially when the BP is “short” and overused.

    Gee has to man up and get outs.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    What a concept. *applause*

  • CJM

    They might take him out when a HR makes it 4-3.

  • HarveyKsYou

    If he gets a DP here he should pitch the eighth.

  • QueensRussell

    Bear down and keep throwin’ good pitches, Gee.

  • Recker just threw the runner out at 3rd on a dribbler in front of the plate. 1 out, runners on 1st and 2nd. 0-2 count on Heccchhharvvararria or whatever the hell his name is…

    who promptly grounds into a DP, inning over

  • mr mojo risin

    imagine if he had given up no hits before that

  • QueensRussell

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Lotus1209

    and all people including me can eat crow.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    “And in classic Gee form, the wheels will now come off”
    Yeah, that’s exactly what happened.

  • Metropolitan

    works for me

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • CJM

    I think the Mets are getting lessons from the wrong kind of swing instructor.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Gee is a bulldog. Doesn’t let the bad play affect him, and he slams the door. We need this game. Let’s add on another run

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It don’t mean a thing…

  • CJM

    Even a blind squirrel is right twice a day.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Let him pitch the eighth. He gave up one hard hit ball, but everything else was weak..

  • MetsfanInParadise

    And every clock finds a nut occasionally

  • I know the winning record makes things appear rosier but I really think that they look like a professional baseball team for the first time in a long time – dropped popups aside

  • mr. belvedere

    especially for 18 year old LH

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Way to bear down.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    First time since Friday, anyway. I know, you meant “these days.”

  • Kian Momeni

    think he’ll for sure pitch the 8th

  • sperry

    Numbers don’t lie. That he finally managed to do it once doesn’t change the fact that the BA against him in the latter third of the game is just ridiculously high. I wouldn’t have blamed Collins at all for pulling him before that DP. We don’t need a repeat of last night.

  • oleosmirf

    I doubt he will pitch. I think he was just going to be used in the event they needed to get 1 out.

  • heh yeah, generally speaking. They look competent. Not great. Not clutch. Still doing *just* enough offensively to win but competent.

  • 95 pitches. That’s when he falls apart.

  • awwww

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He hit it well enough

  • sperry

    The look on his face said it all

    No power hitters are ever going to sign here again

  • goorru

    Welcome to Citifield Grandy

  • Selltheteam06

    Yankee Stadium Power!

  • HarveyKsYou

    Another Jason Bay.

  • welcome to Citifield in April. That’s out in July

  • Selltheteam06

    And we really shouldn’t be looking to sign power hitters, we should go for gap hitters with high OBP

  • Taskmaster4450

    That a HR in Citi in June.

  • Kian Momeni

    At this point it’s a matter of the ball falling for Grandy. He used to swing and miss on three pitches in each at bat but he’s fouling them off more and walking a solid amount. I think he’ll come around

  • no power hitters are ever going to sign here again because we don’t pay well enough 🙂

  • he looks worlds better than he did a few weeks ago.

  • LIMetfan22

    He will definitely come around

  • HarveyKsYou

    How about we develop one ourselves?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Here’s the Mets biggest problem. They don’t tack on runs late. Four run lead doesn’t seem to be enough these days.

  • goorru

    Maybe

  • nice hustle Murph

  • donobrien

    Guys who hit the ball hard get those breaks.

  • Lotus1209

    http://www.nj.com/times-sports/index.ssf/2014/04/federovitch_granderson_mets_fi.html

    Link to an article about Curtis Granderson and the Mets finding some magic.

  • We’re trying. Vaughn, Duda, Nimmo, Smith…

  • LIMetfan22

    Loving these stolen bases by Murph

  • mets4lyfe

    Capps used to top off at 101 mph a couple of years back with the Mariners.

  • Lotus1209

    Definitely. It’s why places like Arizona and Las Vegas are known for their parks playing favorable to hitters.

  • Cold air is denser than warm air. Higher air density leads to greater air resistance against the ball. In Denver the altitude is the primary factor. High elevations have lower air density than lower, all else being equal

  • goorru

    That’s the complete opposite of your point.

  • Taskmaster4450

    The winds are also stronger at Citi in April than they are in June.

  • This actually explains it pretty well:

    http://theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/260/index.html

    basically humidity (water vapor) displaces the O2 molecules and N atoms in the air. Water as a gas is lighter than N and O so higher humidity reduces air density by displacing the heavier N and O atoms

  • QueensRussell

    Go, Dillon. Go!

  • Taskmaster4450

    Day off tomorrow…what are you complaining about?

  • mets4lyfe

    It’s going to be tough for any power hitter from coming AL East to the NL East, not just from Yankee STadium to Citi Field.

    NL East has some cavernous Parks like Marlins stadium, Citi Field, Turner Field, and even Nationals Park. CBP is the only hitter friendly park you have in the NL East. Contrastingly, the AL East has Yankee stadium, Fenway Park, Rogers Stadium, and Camden Yards. The only neutral to offense supressing venue in the AL East is Tampa Bay.

    Hitters shouldn’t be dissuaded by Citi Field, they should be weary of the NL East in general.

  • BCleveland3381

    Day off tomorrow and a good possibility of rain outs in Philly. Bad weather forecasted the next few days.

  • yep, warmer, wetter air resists the ball less than colder, drier air

  • LIMetfan22

    Yelich being a little sh*thead

  • Lotus1209

    That’s not even taking into account all the pitchers that they would face here.

    Fernandez, Teheran, Strasburg, Gonzalez, Lee, Hamels, Harvey(when he comes back) Mejia, The young Marlins trio behind Jose, Zimmermann, Wheeler, Syndergaard and Montero when they come up. Giolito in a few years…

    Man this division is absolutely stacked with Pitching. Good thing the Mets have the most.

  • saturn

    For all of those, saying that Grandy’s Fly out wouldve been a home run in other parks, and that no Power Hitter will sign here because Citi Field kills your power. Explain to me, How Justin Upton, Mike Stanton and Power Hitters from other teams are able to come here and hit Bombs with no problem. Even Salty yesterday. Enough of the excuses already. What about the KKKKKKKKKKKKK issue Grandy has? Its got nothing to do with killing his power

  • CJM

    Does anybody know if Yelich handed in his math homework on Friday?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Gee’s starting to huff and puff a bit, but I’d like to see him get through the 8th.

  • man, I gotta believe that Gee could be enough as the main piece in a deal for Owings

  • Lotus1209

    Was just about to say that.. Humidity causes less friction on the ball when its traveling etc etc.

  • Metfan9876

    They just named Owings their starting shortstop. Why would they trade him?

  • whoa just noticed he is at 110 pitches. Terry playing with fire here. Surprised that Ozuna didn’t hit a 6 run ding-dong there

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Great job Dillon!

  • Bartolololol

    A GEM from Mr. Gee today

  • CJM

    Send Gee out for the 9th with a short leash.

  • Jgreen

    sarcasm?

  • MikePiazza3186

    No need with a 4 run lead

  • mr. belvedere

    Give him a chance to finish it TC

  • Taskmaster4450

    He isnt like Wright who has been trying to hit 6 run bombs for a week now.

  • because their pitching is awful. Gee and deGrom for Owings and a bullpen piece

  • he is a #3 starter who pitches like a #2. He’d also instantly become AZ’s best pitcher

  • oleosmirf

    Because the Mets need a SS and the D-backs feel bad for Mets fans.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Naah. he was obviously laboring at the end.

  • MikePiazza3186

    You don’t trade gee at this point we need him

  • Super T

    Awesome job from Gee today.

  • oleosmirf

    Valverde for the 9th, i take it?

  • saturn

    Nah. Put Valdeverde in. No pressure, and doesnt have to throw Torres out there. If Valdeverde puts anyone on base, remove him. I am in no way a Valdeverde fan, he should be DFA’d however since they wont might as well throw him out there and not burn anyone else

  • we also need a SS. We can get by without Gee. Dice-K moves to the rotation until Thor or Montero is ready

  • HarveyKsYou

    Stop babying the pitchers and let them be men; complete it Gee. Why even waste a bullpen arm? With this bullpen, they’d end up throwing 30+ pitches.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Awesome job from Gee!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Task do you realize that the new Citi Field dimensions are almost the EXACT same dimensions as Shea Stadium???

    Cit Field
    Right Center 375ft.
    Deep Right Center 398 ft.

    Shea
    Right Center 371ft.
    Deep Right Center 396 ft.

    So you mean to tell me that little 4ft difference in Citi in Right center and 2ft in Deep Right Center is sapping all of Wrights homerun potential?

    FYI Left Field fences in Shea were deeper than Citi Field is today.

    No excuses

    FACTS!!!

  • Lotus1209

    Naming their shortstop when they have a horrible team is almost as useless as a car with no wheels. Everyone should be expendable at that point. Considering they do have Didi in their back pocket… Owings can net back Gee. Not sure if Didi can.

  • CJM

    See if he can steal one more.

  • mets4lyfe

    Exactly, Citi Field isn’t as big an issue as it’s made out to be.

    The main reasons why offense is supressed in the NL East is because

    1. Big ball parks
    2. Really darn good pitchers in the division. Let’s see, Harvey, Mejia, Niese, Gee, Colon, Wheeler, Strasburg, Gio, Zimmermann, Jordan, Roark, Fernandez, Eovaldi, Turner, Alvarez, Koehler, Hamels, Lee, Burnett, Minor, Teheran, Wood, Medlen, Beachy, etc.. I didn’t even mention the top pitching prospects that are in each team’s respective minor league system.

    It’s hard, man.

  • because of park factors or what?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I think he’s even worse in non-save situations.

  • NewYorkMammoths

  • willywater88

    Are you guys serious? You want him to go back out after 110 pitches? This cannot be the same group of people bashing Collins for repeatedly leaving him in too long. His day wasn’t exactly lightwork with all those walks and runners on base either.

    I’d pat him on the back and let one of the lesser used pen guys finish it. If they blow a 4-0 lead, it’s not the managers fault.

  • and that too 🙂

  • CJM

    The 4 run lead is what allows you to go for it.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Nah I disagree gee looks like he’s hitting his prime right now you keep him at least when mets still have hope for wc

  • HarveyKsYou

    No. Their shortstops are very overrated. And they’re not even proven, yet we’d trade a very good pitcher for them.

  • Macdaddy

    Can we for the sake of kicks and giggles, just put to bed for maybe month any and all discussions about trading Gee. Seriously, it’s just getting old and I think most folks seem to truly under estimate and value what he is and does. This is a guy you want to keep and for a long time…there I am on record…so if I end up being wrong blast away.

  • Lotus1209

    They have an off-day tomorrow. Knowing Gee’s tendencies… i prefer not to blow out his arm in an April Game.

  • mr mojo risin

    add on runs, please

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So what???? If thats where his power is/was he should still be clobbering pitches since the dimensions at Citi Field are almost identical to Shea.

  • CJM

    I’ve bashed Collins for leaving him in too long many times. I still think Collins should give him a short leash in the ninth. If he puts a runner on or gives up a home run, take him out immediately. Give him 1 out at a time. This is a good opportunity to try to steal an inning, with a 4-0 lead.

  • mets4lyfe

    Gee’s at 110 pitches, that’s enough for him.

    Send future closer Jeurys Familia out for the 9th inning. I really don’t want to see Papa Gasoline out there in a non-closing situation. We might actually see back-to-back-to-back-to-back HRs.

  • Lotus1209

    One thing to notice about Dominic Smith’s nice day is that he’s playing against his childhood friend JP Crawford in the other dugout. Maybe that motivated him?

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wilmer Flores will do. Not trading proven commodities for players who probably won’t pan out here anyways.

  • LIMetfan22

    hows JP starting off the year? I vigorously root for any Phillies prospect to fail horribly.

  • his home numbers are a good bit better than his away numbers. He only has 2 starts in AZ but pitched well there. 3.00 ERA

  • Lotus1209

    Ehh. He’s batting 288 which is not horrible but he hit his 1st homer of the year today off of Flexen. 3 doubles on the year and 14 strikeouts in 78 ABs. Not HORRIBLE… but not great either.

  • would you trade Owings for Flores? I sure as hell wouldn’t

  • beers22

    current starting SS.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I agree with @manhattanmetsfan:disqus(SHOCKINGLY) You trade Gee away while his value is at an all time high.

    Because lets face it, Gee has a ceiling and the way things are looking he wont have a spot in this rotation before long with all the arms that are major league ready and here.

    You use Gee to fill another pressing hole that you have no incumbent rather than lose Gee to free agency which we will if and when it comes to that.

  • Metropolitan

    Seriously they have to get a SS real soon

  • Macdaddy

    This is all plus time for Gee. Once he gets to about 100 things change for him. But if you want to truly get him to be a 120 or more PC guy he has to learn how to get beyond the 6th and 7th innings. I was cool with TC going with him because he was in complete control and if Gee can master the mental aspects that take him into complete game territory…folks watch out…you could be looking at potential Cy Young guy. Yes now I am on record for a Cy Young…wow…the Bloody Mary’s are talking today.

  • HarveyKsYou

    And we’re going to use TORRES again.. The bullpen is so thay bad we can’t even use anyone else up with a four run lead.

  • CJM

    Bringing Torres in. I would say that’s unbelievable, but it’s not. It’s just plain f*cking stupid.

  • LIMetfan22

    Ugh it’s kinda good. What do you think of Domo’s slow start to the season? I was surprised when Keith Law ranked him as the 37 prospect in his top 100 list, I was expecting a little more from Domo so far to be honest.

  • mets4lyfe

    I was a supporter of Tejada ever since his debut in 2010, but, man, he’s really just a utility player.

    The Mets should pursue Drew after the draft, or maybe promote Matt Reynolds to AAA so he can climb up the system faster.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL TORRES AGAIN

  • mr. belvedere

    I would give Gee a chance, pitch to Stanton if he gets on then go to Rice for 3 straight LH hitters

  • MikeBedlam

    R.I.P Carlos Torres arm.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Am I ever tired of that cutesy, butt-slobbering B. Harper BP commercial.

  • when you’re right you’re right. Unfortunately, you’re only right when you agree with me. And you’re never right about Wright 😉

  • Lotus1209

    WHY is Torres pitching the 9th. MY GOD TERRY.

  • Metropolitan

    Collins is not very good at managing the pen

  • willywater88

    I think we stole an inning with Gee already. I’d like to see Valverde in this scenario. No idea why they are using Torres. Isn’t this his 3rd straight appearance or something?

  • mets4lyfe

    Torres might’ve kicked Terry’s dog or he might’ve heard Torres saying why Collins is managing a professional baseball team.

  • CJM

    It is so stupid to use Torres here. It’s like a bad joke that we’re not in on.

  • Andrew Herbst

    At this point Torres will wind up having more appearances than Feliciano.

  • willywater88

    3/31/14 – 7/1/14.

  • goorru

    Ruben Tejada

  • beers22

    apparently our pen consists of 1 righty, 1 lefty, and a closer. And they all managed to throw today despite the starter going 8.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Ike woulda had it

  • Destry

    Its not gonna be long before Torres is on the DL

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. Exactly.

  • Lotus1209

    Hhaha i can hear the ike Davis fans saying he could have caught that

  • CJM

    Ike Davis would’ve made the railing catch!

  • Rocky Thompson

    Ike would have caught that.

  • maybe they should leave it closed and pump up the AC 🙂

  • sperry

    I know that nothing Collins says ever makes sense, but I really want a reporter to question him hard in the post-game today on putting in Torres. This isn’t even dumb. This is making me seriously concerned that dementia is actually setting in.

  • mets4lyfe

    Sources tell me that Torres has already scheduled an appointment with Dr. James Andrews in June.

  • Lotus1209

    Ehh its not that good. JP doesnt have that many tools other than his Future 6 hit tool and solid defense. Domo has plus defense and future 6 and 6 power. That’s why. Domo has the potential to be a an absolute stud in the middle of the order. JP might be a leadoff hitter.

    Domo is 18… just getting used to being on his own and its only been three weeks. I’ll reserve judgment until June/July when he really gets accustomed to it.

  • Super T

    Jose Abreu with his 10th HR

  • beers22

    Ike would’ve gotten to that one too

  • Wright reads MMO and is really trying to impress Leroy, Waz and Alex

  • LIMetfan22

    10 home runs in April. Jesus. Dude might hit 50.

  • Original mets fan

    Ike makes that lol

  • mets4lyfe

    If the Mets had Ike Davis, they’d probably have the same record as the Braves.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Haha if believing that makes you feel good then so be it.

  • Bartolololol

    Jose Abreu AGAIN 10th of the year

  • Andrew Herbst

    And yet we couldn’t sign Abreu because we had too many 1b.

  • Lotus1209

    They’d be 20-4 some how. The umpires would say that Ike is so great we will change some losses to wins because of the impact he MIGHT have had.

  • CJM

    BTW guys, Ike actually would not have made that railing catch. Ike Davis sucks. Duda has been the Mets’ best player this year.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Jose Abreu > Lucas Doo Doo

    THANKS SANDY!!!

  • Torres gets used a lot but who else is he supposed to be pitching here?

  • mets4lyfe

    I think we should all take the time to appreciate how awesome of a reliever Torres has been. We all know what’s going to happen next.

  • Mets4ever

    Nice win. Get them some help SA. Get a SS or bring up Flores. DFA Valverde

  • corny12491

    Very rare you see an overall well-played, clean game against the Marlins with the Mets. Awesome job

  • beers22

    Can we start having Anthony Recker Days now?

  • Super T

    Nice game, PIITB!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It’s still early but so far the Mets have held their own against the better teams and shown they can fatten up on the poorer teams, something they haven’t been able to do in recent years. A very Happy Recap to all.

  • Original mets fan

    Good win

  • corny12491

    6-0!

  • BCleveland3381

    Great win. Great pitching by Gee, and a successful homestand for this squad. That game last night would have been huge for us, but way to bounce back.

  • Jgreen

    LGM!

  • Lotus1209

    We should be 15-10. But ill take it..

  • CJM

    Way to salvage the series.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Great win! Outstanding pitching from Gee. Love that we had a 6-4 homestand.

  • RyanF55

    How bout those metsies?!

  • peak Gee trade value right now. Just sayin’

  • Original mets fan

    Now let’s go do what we do, win on the road.

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    Let’s go mets!!!!!

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Yes!! Let’s take two in Philly!!

  • Metropolitan

    all I can say is this should have been a sweep

  • Taskmaster4450

    Teddy,

    How has the Vegas BP looked of late?

  • CJM

    Yes which is what I consider salvaging it.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Awkward interview.

  • Macdaddy

    He has a great mentality to his role/job…he really seems to enjoy what he is doing and is very confident looking. These are all things you look for and want with a closer. I hate to say this, as I don’t want to jinx him, but he makes it look rather effortlessly and the team looks very relaxed when he is in…a pattern is emerging.

  • skiplockweird

    They showed they had character today.

  • yeah. That is literally all you can say. Look at Alex a few posts below and hang your head in shame.

  • tierlifer

    Oh well it wasn’t, move on

  • George_Theodore

    I hate that they have they have it going over the PA at the stadium, that has to be really annoying to the guy getting interviewed

  • I was gonna say let’s go for the sweep but that would be a sweep. Carry on 🙂

  • skiplockweird

    With our pitching and defense . Cornfield turns into a home field advantage.

  • Super T

    Las Vegas 51’s 3 Tacoma Rainers 2 – Nick Franklin playing SS for Tacoma.

  • beers22

    this is all a schtick right? You should write for Pessimets.

  • Donal

    And San Diego is beating Washington. Back in second place.

  • the way these guys are playing, off days bum me out. I don’t even remember what this feeling was like 🙂

  • oleosmirf

    Robinson Cano > Daniel Murphy

    Thanks Sandy!

  • Lotus1209

    Groundball to Nick Franklin… gameday assumed it was an out and apparently ruled it a single for MDD.

  • maybe they could just kidnap him or something

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Granderson = 15M per year
    C.Young = $7M per year
    Colon = $10M per year

    Sandy attempted to sign
    Drew = 10M per year
    Balfour(or Rodney)= $7M per year

    First Base
    I.Davis = $3.5M per year
    L.duda = $1.6M per year
    Satin = $506K

    1B Total = $5.6M

    And

    Jose Abreu only cost 11M per year

    So how is it blame Jeffy and NOT Alderson???

    …….I’m curious since the money was there and Sandy had all autonomy to do with it as he saw fit.

  • skiplockweird

    On top of it, lost another two they were a strike away from winning. Every team goes through it. We are in the mix this year!

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Hope to see some Mets plays as Web Gems tonight.

  • Waz0787

    Gee pitched like an ace. Mets win. Our offense needs improvement But good game all around except for torres pitching

  • skiplockweird

    Exactly!

  • CJM

    That’s the difference between having a winning attitude and a losing attitude.

  • mr. belvedere

    When is Lagares eligible to come off the DL?

  • skiplockweird

    Unbelievable defense!

  • Helloboy

    or you could have lost 2,being they were down in the 9th in the first game. i prefer to be happy winning the series and finishing a home stand 6-4 and three games over .500. the pitching to close out the series was terriffic

  • Wednesday

  • good comment all around except the Torres part 😉

  • Taskmaster4450

    It doesnt matter…he wont be activated until Friday when the Mets are in Colorado. He is going to get some games at AAA before being called up.

  • skiplockweird

    Ike is hitless again so far today

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    No one wanted him to pay a player 200+ mill for an aging player in Cano especially when we already had Murphy in tow….thats why everyone including Mets fans laughed at Sandys meeting with JayZ lol

    They wanted him to use 60M to sign a young stud in his prime at a position we needed filled badly

  • Macdaddy

    Anyone getting a real good vibe from Recker because I sure as hell am. I love how this guy sets up and handles this staff. This is a real luxury to have a back up catcher like this because he is a consummate professional and I think the pitchers truly like throwing to this guy. TDA could learn a lot from this guy and I hope to God he is listening to him.

  • Donal

    New York Mets> Chicago White Sox.

  • Helloboy

    or a ridiculous attitude. funny, they could have lost both of the first two. they battled to win 2. they earned this series win.absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    And we’re now guaranteed a winning record in April, a month that was predicted by some to be a potential disaster due to the number of good teams we faced.

  • mr. belvedere

    Really? did TC say that?

  • plus he has a Twitter account dedicated to his arse

    https://twitter.com/TrinityMax1

  • tierlifer

    Too bad you weren’t the GM Captain Hindsight. Then this team would be undefeated!

  • Helloboy

    its funny that you do not mention they could be 12-12 also.

  • George_Theodore

    They’re in CO Thursday

  • Donal

    In fact right now: New Yorrk Mets > most of MLB

  • CJM

    They could’ve won both the first two, too. Wait, you’re saying the goal shouldn’t be to win every series?

  • mr. belvedere

    Looks like TDA is handling the pitchers great as well since he’s in there the majority of the time and the staff is doing great as a whole…I’m getting good vibe from all our catchers from NY to AA actually

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    6-0 as a starter

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    WHY DID TORRES PITCH THE 9th

  • Donal

    So, which one do you think you are demonstrating?

  • CJM

    A team’s goal should be to win every series, so which?

  • who should have?

  • Lotus1209

    Familia.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Familia/valverde

  • tierlifer

    Valverde. Yes I know he has been poor but he hasn’t pitched 15 times in 25 games like Torres which is mind blowing. A 4 run lead is safe for Valverde until he gets into trouble. Heck even German but Torres in that spot was mind blowing

  • CJM

    Familia, Germen, Valverde, Gee.

  • he threw an inning last night. Torres threw 4 pitches

  • mr. belvedere

    that would have been 3 days in a row for Familia…if Valverde wasn’t so iffy then it should have been him

  • ok, I’ll buy throwing Papa Grande out there in that situation

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Can we stop complaining about Torres pitching? He threw four pitches last night and they have an off day tomorrow. This was a must-win game. Gee was fantastic and the Marlins have our number. We needed this game and Torres is our best pitcher.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Another win

    Thanks to ANTHONY RECKER!!!

    We need to bench TDA til we lose a game that Recker plays in. This is obviously not a trend or something flucky 😉

    I think we win yesterday with Recker behind the plate calming Mejia and Torres down.

    Just saying

  • Lutece

    As a disclaimer for the Flores throwing errors… Don’t take them seriously. Dykstra is a train wreck at first base. His arm is fine.

  • tierlifer

    It’s more concerning than complaining.

  • this is true too

  • Waz0787

    Puello is a cheater boooooooooo lol

  • Padres are in the process of beating the Nats. Who would’ve thunk that at the end of April, after the schedule we’ve had, that Los Mets would be in sole possession of 2nd place and a wild card leader? 🙂
    LGM!

  • CJM

    They could’ve gone with a lesser pitcher and had Torres ready to go in a jam. 4-0 lead is enough slack to get some rest for your best bullpen arm.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    It is INSANE the way Terry Collins is ABusing Carlos Torres. Yesterday was supposed to be a rest day for him but Collins uses him as the 1st reliever out the pen when he had other viable options.

    Now today with a comfortable 4run lead in the 9th inning he brings in CARLOS TORRES!!!!

    What is Collins smoking…Why did he have to use Torres today….Why cant that guy get a breather. If he or Germen goes down this bullpen will be TOAST

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    So you could all complain, “Ohhh! Collins put Torres in a position to fail with no room for error. Waaaahhh!”

    Come on.

  • mr. belvedere

    Torres was definantly the right choice if Gee wasn’t gonna start the inning here because Familia had worked 2 days in a row and German through 2 IP with a lot of pitches….but this is why come May 1st Valverde needs to be gone because he should have pitched but there’s zero confidence that he wouldn’t have imploded out there…the guy has nothing but guts to get guys out, he got us 2 saves and a win this month while Black and Walters got their sh*t together…it’s time to bring up Black now so we can have another arm to use where you don’t think he’s gonna give a HR every batter

  • 90.72 😉

  • CJM

    Nope. Wouldn’t have complained there. Didn’t complain when he put Torres in a position to fail with no room for error last night.

  • Gland1

    I think that he could have used someone else instead of Torres. That being said, I don’t believe it is as great an outrage as some folks are making it out to be.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    That puts you in the minority I suppose.

  • CJM

    I predicted that they would win the division so this is really not surprising to me.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Wonder if Curtis Grandersons average will dip below .100avg???

    He is at .129avg after todays game….smh

    Tejada is Minnie Mendoza reincarnate

  • CJM

    I think you think the minority is actually the majority. The majority is not the people complaining about every move. The majority is the people who complain when there’s cause for complain, and compliment when there’s cause for compliment.

  • Macdaddy

    Lets not project what this is or isn’t lets just live in the moment…and for me right now I am happy. I would note that happiness also comes from being at brunch, having a couple of Bloody Mary’s and now just some good old Belvedere on the rocks with a couple of limes. Yes folks life is good right now…thanks Jesus.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Hahahaha. Riiiight.

  • George_Theodore

    Maybe changing the meal schedule at home really worked!

  • Metfan9876

    I doubt it. Mejia just didn’t have that day, it’s as simple as that.

  • CJM

    You should read all the comments, not just the comments from the people you enjoy arguing with.

  • tierlifer

    Don’t feed him.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    You forgot

    “Eric Young Jr. strikes out looking by [insert name of pitcher]”

    “Eric Young Jr. swings and misses at a strike three fastball by [insert name of pitcher]”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Not a chance….I love Murphy but he is a Terrible defender at 2B.

    Did you tune out what happened the previous 3 games with his misplays and blunders in the field???

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    anyone notice what Collin McHugh is doing today? Another shutout.

  • Macdaddy

    On pace to be very happy. As in 2 double blood’s and 3 double Belvedere’s down and now working on my 4th…and yes folks I’m feeling strong tonight and think I can go all 9 innings today. Rest the bull pen folks as I’ve got this one covered.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    He had it and more up until the 6th.

    But this isnt about Mejia…more about Recker thats 6-0 when he starts I think

  • Brian Regan

    Why does Collins have to use Torres so much. Give the guy a couple of days off. He is an asset at this point. Lets not ruin him by using him too much. He could have easily used Valverde or German for the 9th

  • AlexHZ

    1 hitter no less. 7SO

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Who did we trade McHugh for again????

    Oh, Eric Young Jr. what did he do today? -_-

    lol

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    OT – Abreu hit his 10th hr today

  • pastline63

    Well that’s how it has been for the past 4 seasons with TC turning a pitchers arm to ashes, and this is due to the rest of the supporting staff not stepping up properly also. He over plays what he feels comfortable with.

  • Metfan9876

    It’s unfortunate, really. The guy was awful outside of his debut for us.

  • sperry

    Let’s revisit this comment when he is taken out of the game for elbow soreness

  • Helloboy

    he was robbed of a two run hit.

  • Brian Regan

    4 run lead, you have to go to another option. I get the logic, but you could have got valverde or farnsworth in to start the inning. If they get in trouble then make the move to torres. ANyway big win

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    He shouldve used Familia since he doesnt want to use Familia in high risk situations. This wouldve been a perfect chance to get him in and get some more reps. He looked solid vs the Marlins yesterday. And we were up comfortably by 4 in the 9th. No brainer

  • Macdaddy

    I did brunch today…so maybe that is what I should be doing every Sunday. Honestly, who doesn’t love brunch…seriously…breakfast (which is always a winner) and dinner combined (as in Prime Rib)…plus a rock star raw bar…how is that wrong. Bottom line…I love the Four Seasons Hotel.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Winning by 4 runs today was one of the biggest “blow outs” off the year. I like these close games, but they need to get a little more offense from someone or somewhere. If this team pitches this well, they deserve a little help.

  • yeah. The Mets really could’ve used the 9.34 ERA he had after being traded to CO

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Really?? Cause tc is a bad manager

  • work is gonna suck for you tomorrow 🙂

  • Metfan9876

    Well, d’Arnaud has heated up lately, but it seems like everyone else has cooled down lol

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Its the managers job to put them all in the game in positions to succeed. You save your best reliever(Torres) for tight games, high leverage situations.

    You dont use them during garbage time UNLESS they need the work. Torres doesnt need work he needs rest. He is top 3 in games played as a reliever. And Germen is top 5 innings pitched as a reliever if I remember correctly.

    Recipe for disaster later on in the season.

  • jaygreen55

    Why are so many people on this blog so anxious to trade Dillon Gee? Because he doesn’t throw hard? He’s not the AAA phenom of the day?
    I’d rather have a pitcher like Gee that throws at 88-90 that commands the strike zone and has 4 secondary pitches that he can throw for strikes anytime in the count like the 3-2 changeup he got Yellin out with in the 8th

    Right now he’s the only pitcher on the staff with a reasonable chance to pitch 200+ innings. Niece is injury prone, Colon is 40 and needed time on the DL last August and faded down the stretch when he was with the Yankees in 2011. Everyone else will be on an innings cap. Wheeler around 190, Mejia probably 150 and Montero, Syndegard and DeGrom
    160. Who’s going to finish the season as starters? John Lannan , Matsuzaka and some other rubbish of the scrap heap?

  • Macdaddy

    You don’t take on what you can’t finish and then be able to perform the next day. Yes folks I am professional so please don’t try this on your own…hahaha. Thanks for the concern but I will be fine tomorrow. This isn’t my first rodeo and today just happened to be on of those days that Dad need to just kick it a bit. if you all are feeling me right now…hahaha.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    For the “Collins put Torres in a position to fail” comments to rain down upon us.

    No thanks. Off day tomorrow, if they don’t use Torres on Tuesday that’s two days off. It’s not a big deal. I want the win.

  • pastline63

    I agree problem is this Front Office never really steps in to say -you know TC your burning out Our Staff, no this never happens. I can see it you can see it and many others do so also, but TC seems to turn into Mr. Magoo, when it comes to noticing things.

  • hehe I hear ya. I threw down Friday AND Saturday night this weekend and my 38 year old ass CANNOT handle that anymore. Wife wanted to go out for some bloodies this afternoon and I just grunted my disagreement

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So was Jon Niese & so was Zack Wheeler.

    Yes I know, Wheeler gets more rope because he was selected in the 1st rd and was a top prospect.

    BUT Jon Niese wasnt and Niese was brutal in his 1st couple outings with us.

  • billpulsipher

    McHugh is a scrub,……but so is EY

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Yes, let’s. Also remember Torres made nine starts for us last season. Even with these appearances, he’s not on pace to pitch more than he did last season.

  • Macdaddy

    Well I’m calling it a day…but one finale thought. Finishing off a series on Sunday in this fashion is a very good sign…something the Mets have not done with much consistency is quite some time. In all fairness to the Mets…they could have easily swept the Marlins but bookending a series with victories and quite possibly letting the middle game get away from you is something that this whole team can build on and take encouragement from.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    After they squandered a four-run lead last night, hard to call today’s four-run lead “garbage time.”

  • Alec Benjamin

    Damn Bravos

  • Freeman…

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    So was Jon Niese and his 7.07 ERA….He turned out fine, no?

    P.S. I never hold a pitchers stats in Colorado against him.

    P.P.S. Im not saying I care too much 1way or the other whether McHugh was traded or not, Im just pointing out Sandys track record in trades.

    The same way people do for Phillips and Minaya before him. Isnt that fair?

  • Brian Regan

    The only problem with that is Familia would have been throwing for the 3rd day in a row. If Valverde is on the squad that was the time to use him. I would be careful using him( and German) in Philly and in Denver with the tendencies to let up the long ball

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Youre correct about Familia.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    STUD!!!

    THANKS SANDY!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Fair point but it looks like Mchugh is turning things around while EYjr leads the league in K’s as a leadoff man with no pop

  • Lotus1209

    He’s young. He needs the work.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    EY is a better fit for us than McHugh obviously – and to be fair he is among the league leaders in runs scored which is what you want from the leadoff guy. But he needs to go to the bench when Juan comes back.

  • mad met

    So tough on ey. Dude got like 20 runs so far. We know he is a fourth out fielder but a good one and he has been useful .

  • mad met

    Grandy needs a month off when juan returns

  • his track record is pretty good.
    Wheeler for 2 months of Beltran
    Herrera and Black for 2 months of Byrd and Buck
    Thor, TDA and Buecera for a 40 year old gimmick
    McHugh’s 2 good starts doesn’t make it a bad trade – the guy is an 18th round pick and pitches like one

    I’m not losing much sleep over the Pagan trade

  • Lotus1209

    World Series or bust

  • skiplockweird

    I know it’s an excuse, but the weather has been absolutely terrible. The teams coming in to Citi aren’t tearing it up either. Naybe we are finally getting a home field advantage?

  • skiplockweird

    Take it somewhere else guys. As long as we are winning, you will be alone.

  • skiplockweird

    I’m with you. And I never saw anyone throw more BP in a regular game that him.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    You are terrible

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    I honestly believed he would hit 30 HR if given 400 AB and said so from the outset. Also know he has a good eye and his OBP will be better than this AVG would otherwise indicate.

    So yes, I did think he would perform exactly as he is performing and have been vocal about it from the beginning.

    And even if that wasn’t the case, signing Abreu just made no sense for a team with such limited resources. Lets see how he does second time around the league. I recall John Buck had a helluva April last year, no? lets watch it play out.

  • Super T

    As I have no idea if you have been a believer in Duda all along or not, I guess I’ll have to take your word for it. But, Jose Abreu has already just set rookie records for most HRs & RBIs by a rookie in his first month. Something John Buck is far from being, and sure Abreu could struggle later on and I’m sure he will at some point.
    But, for $11M a season & at 27 years of age he would have solved the Mets lack of a cleanup hitter problem for the next 4-5 seasons. That’s something that did make sense for the team.

  • Super T

    One more point before I go to bed, Duda had over 400 ABs two seasons ago (401), and close to it last season (318) and hasn’t hit over 15 HRs for a season. He already sucks against LHP and your “30 HR” prediction seems a bit of a stretch.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. Exactly. Pitching and defense wins.

  • Andrew Herbst

    I could definitely see that happen.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    If I’m wrong, I’ll always admit it. Playing the correct position and given the job, he’s going to hit 30 HR. But if I”m wrong, you’ll hear it from me.