MMO Game Recap: Mets 9, Yankees 7

The Mets (18-19) beat the Yankees (19-18) by a score of 9-7 on Monday night at Yankee Stadium, giving them a 1-0 lead in the 2014 Subway Series.

Bartolo Colon took the mound for the Mets tonight and struggled against his former team, allowing 7 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits in 5.2 innings.

The Mets, as they often do, got off to a quick start in this one. Eric Young led off the ballgame with a single against Hiroki Kuroda, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout by Daniel Murphy, and scored on a groundout by David Wright. Curtis Granderson ripped a single up the middle in his first at-bat back at Yankee Stadium, but Bobby Abreu, another former Yankee, was unable to drive him in.

Colon got through the bottom of the 1st pretty easily, allowing an infield single to Derek Jeter but then getting former Met Carlos Beltran to fly out to center to end the inning before the Yankees could get a real rally going.

The Mets had a pretty good chance to score in the top of the 2nd when Chris Young hit a ground-rule double to left and advanced to third on a groundout by Travis d’Arnaud. With 2 outs, Ruben Tejada hit a hard liner to left, but the speedy Brett Gardner was able to get to the ball and easily put it away to retire the side.

The Yankees came out guns blazing in the bottom of the 2nd against Bartolo. Brian McCann, Alfonso Soriano, and Yangervis Solarte each roped one into the outfield for singles, loading the bases with no outs. Colon responded by striking out Kelly Johnson, bringing Brian Roberts to the plate. Roberts hit a hard liner to the right side, but Lucas Duda was there to snare it. Duda then pivoted and fired one over to 2nd in an attempt to double off Soriano, but Soriano beat the throw by an eyelash. One pitch later, Brett Gardner (the least likely person in the lineup to hit a grand slam to right field) hit a grand slam to right field to make it 4-1 Yankees.

After Colon and Kuroda traded zeroes for a couple innings, Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo “home run” (assisted greatly by the short porch) to cut the Mets’ deficit to 2. Ruben Tejada followed up TDA with a hard shot to 3rd base, but Solarte made a nice play on it to keep Ruben off base. Solarte’s snag would loom large as the next hitter, Eric Young, doubled down the right field line, a shot which would have likely scored Tejada. With EY on 2nd and 2 out, Murphy grounded out to Jeter to end the threat.

david wright curtis granderson

The Mets would strike again in the top of the 6th. David Wright led off the inning with a single to right field, and Curtis Granderson tied the game by launching one over the wall in right.

The Yanks quickly answered back in the bottom of the inning. Soriano hit a ground-rule double to left and scored on a base hit from Solarte. Kelly Johnson, the next hitter, hit a drive to center, which Chris Young, starting in center in place of Juan Lagares, was unable to get to in time. Johnson ended up on 3rd with an RBI triple, and it was 6-4 Yankees. Brian Roberts was up next and the veteran 2nd baseman grounded one over to Tejada at short, who came home with it and beat Johnson by a mile. After a short rundown, Johnson was tagged out by Wright. Gardner singled to right to send Roberts to 3rd and end Colon’s night, and Carlos Torres came in to face Jeter with runners on the corners and 2 outs. The Yankees would get their 7th run of the night when TDA, trying to catch Gardner stealing second, air-mailed a throw which allowed Roberts to jog on home, but Torres retired Jeter with Gardner in scoring position to limit the damage.

Alfredo Aceves came in to pitch the top of the 7th for the Yanks, but had to wait through a brief, post-YMCA delay as the dancing Yankee Groundskeepers were called upon to actually do their job and fix the mound. After play resumed, Aceves issued a leadoff walk to d’Arnaud and Eric Young hit a rocket into the seats in right to make it a 1-run game. After Murphy singled and Wright struck out, Curtis Granderson game to the plate with a runner on first and 2 outs, and Joe Girardi countered with his lefty specialist, Matt Thornton. Murphy ran on a 2-2 pitch and was gunned down by Brian McCann to end the inning, taking the bat out of Grandy’s hands.

Scott Rice came in to pitch the bottom of the 7th for the Mets and struck out Jacoby Ellsbury for a quick 1st out. John Ryan Murphy, pinch-hitting for Beltran (who reportedly hyperextended his elbow), walked and took second on a wild pitch. After Rice struck out McCann for the 2nd out, Terry Collins brought in Jenrry Mejia, who had been moved from the rotation to the bullpen earlier in the day. Mejia answered the call, striking out Soriano on three pitches to keep it a 1-run game.

The Mets put up another crooked number in the top of the 8th. Eric Campbell, pinch-hitting for Abreu, doubled down the left-field line, and scored on a bang-bang play at the plate when Lucas Duda blooped a single to center. With the game tied at 7, Girardi brought in Preston Claiborne to replace Thornton, and Chris Young greeted the new pitcher with a shot over the left field wall to give the Mets a 9-7 lead. Tejada doubled to left to give the Mets a chance to add to their lead, but Claiborne got EY to fly out to Ellsbury to stop the bleeding.

Mejia stayed in to pitch the bottom of the 8th and gave up a leadoff single to Solarte, but got out of the inning without any runs scoring, thanks in large part to a nifty double-play started by Duda.

The Mets had a chance to get a big insurance run in the top of the 9th after Murphy singled, stole 2nd, and took 3rd on an errant throw, but Granderson struck out and Campbell hit a routine fly-ball to right to send it into the bottom of the 9th with the score still 9-7.

Kyle Farnsworth came in to try to close things out for the Mets, and as you would expect, it was a very stressful inning. Farnsworth allegedly missed the corner on a few close pitches to Derek Jeter, who had clearly given the ump one of his famous gift baskets before the game. After Jeter worked a leadoff walk, Ellsbury hit one out to fairly deep center, but Lagares (in the game for defense) got under it and put it away for the first out. With 1 out and Jeter on first, Girardi brought in Mark Teixeira to hit for John Ryan Murphy. Tex hit a shot to right which looked like a surefire double, but the hobbling first baseman was unable to get past first, keeping the tying run out of scoring position and leaving open the possibility of a double-play. Farnsworth got that double-play when a diving Lucas Duda pounced on a hard shot by Brian McCann, whipped it over to Wright at 2nd (the shift, guys, the shift), and hustled back to the bag to catch the return throw from David to complete the twin-killing and end the ballgame.

chris young

Guys, I have no idea what I just watched. The Mets turned into sluggers, Lucas Duda turned into a gold-glover, Beltran was on the Yankees, Farnsworth didn’t break our hearts, and I’m pretty sure we won. But I’ll have to check again in the morning.

But seriously, Lucas Duda had the defensive game of his life. He caught a few rockets in the early innings and started two huge double-plays down the stretch, including the game-ender. He also tied the game with his single in the 8th, but we already knew he could hit…

Chris Young broke out of his 0-for-18 skid with a couple huge hits on Sunday and came up big once again in this game. Hopefully he can keep on slugging.

Ruben Tejada has been hitting the ball hard these past couple games. When he focuses on hitting line drives, he has a chance to be a competent hitter. When he tries to hit the ball in the air, well, you’ve seen what happens then… hopefully he continues with this new approach.

Murphy has been raking lately, and he has his average up to 320. Start stuffing those ballots, Mets fans!

lucas duda eric young

Travis d’Arnaud’s home run was a pretty cheap one, but it’s nice to see that he adjusted early in the game and started looking to hit the ball the other way to take advantage of the short porch. His throw on Gardner’s steal attempt was terrible, and if Jeter hadn’t illegally touched the ball for an automatic out on the next play, TDA might have rocketed his throw to first over the aforementioned short porch in right. But that happens once in awhile with catchers, so it’s nothing to get too worked up about.

Eric Young has responded very well to Terry’s decision to put him in the starting lineup the past 2 days. The stats show that the Mets are a better team when EY is in the lineup, and he seems to make things happen when he is on field. I have always thought that Lagares, Chris Young, and Granderson were all better than Eric, but maybe Terry might have to do something to get EY in the lineup a bit more often…

Granderson’s homer tonight seemed inevitable… he loves hitting in Yankee Stadium. Hopefully this series gets him going and he can keep raking when the team gets back to Citi Field.

Colon has had some very solid starts, some decent starts, and a few miserable starts. His ERA is hovering around 6 after this game, which makes him look worse than he has actually been. But still, he hasn’t been consistent enough for me to feel confident when he is on the mound. Hopefully “Good Bartolo” can start showing up a bit more often, and if the big fella could start being a bit less atrocious on days where he does not have his best stuff, that would be nice.

A few of the home runs in this contest were products of the ballpark’s tiny dimensions, but the abundance of long-balls did make it a very fun game to watch. Maybe Ruben will crack one on Tuesday night…

Beating the Yankees is always fun. Let’s do it again in Game 2. LGM!

Up Next: The Mets will face the Yankees again on Tuesday night. Zack Wheeler (1-3, 3.89 ERA) will face Vidal Nuno (1-0, 5.47 ERA) in the Bronx. Game Time is 7:05 PM.

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  • Also, Duda got ROBBED by Ellsbury early in the game… solid game for Lucas

  • And we should send T7L on the road more often. Gave us a nice presence tonight.

  • SRT

    Now that was FUN!

  • iwamofo

    I thought this was hilarious. In the post game interview, Terry tried to take credit for allowing Grandy swing in a 3-0 count but Bobby O and Bobby V both shut him down as it is automatic to give him the green light in the situation. This is why I love Ojeda as he just destroys Collins and sees him as the terrible manager that Collins is.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I think it’s more like we think CY SHOULD be better than EY, but since the start of last season the numbers say otherwise. This is the beginning of the beginning! LGM!

  • wilponzi

    The Mets offense:

  • mets4lyfe

    Duda’s a pretty decent 1b, no?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    CY >>>>EY

    Its not even close….notice EY supporters only speak up when EY has 1 of his rare good games lol

  • KMO82

    Mejia, Familia, deGrom and Torres are going to make for a nice back-end of the bullpen for the Mets real soon.

  • TheMetsMachine

    Dice K is good for long relief.

  • derek murphy

    Mejia getting the win was awesome should make the transition easier. He should have started the season in the pen. Hope he ends up back starting next year. He can live of the cutter. They were explaining the mets plans for DeGrom n mejia on the fan. That was there plan before Montero replaced mejia in rotation. They are a$$ backwards. Also I’m not sure what the rush Is to get DeGrom in the bullpen. I wanted him there out of ST but black n Thornton should be called up.

    How come everyone knows Abreu is a bad idea except the mets. Why would he play n hit 5? TDA should get some love and bat somewhere respectable. My choice would be 2 but definitely not 7.

  • Dio

    eh not really. not all players have the green light and they were saying it was a good idea for the green light to be put on for that situation. we can bash tc for his many mistakes but he still gave the green light we expected him to give and it paid off. i didnt sense them bashing him there at all i sensed them saying yes it was definitely the right move.

  • Dio

    now i will say tc needs to give murph the red light in key situations bc that is baffling

  • KMO82

    Yeah and I guess one of Farnsworth and Valverde will get a stay of execution here with Germen going to the DL, unless the Mets call up Black too at some point. My guess is Valverde is gone on Wednesday to make room for Montero on the roster.

  • TheMetsMachine

    EY does something CY can’t, create runs on the base paths, thus making him the only lead off hitter on the team.

    Mets 16-11 with EY leading off (about 28 Stolen bases as a team), 2-8 with EY not leading off 3 stolen bases as a team).

    Sorry, but I had to check mate you there. It’s not even close, EYJ is by far the best lead off hitter this team has (I like Legares but he is not a lead off hitter he should bat 5th or 6th)

  • 3doza33

    Wow! Fernandez is getting tommy john surgery! Huge hit for the marlins!

  • Dio

    i saw him in the 5 spot and thought it was a typo. just made no sense

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Im going to need all Mets fans to quit B*tching about Citi Field Dimensions and it being too big of a park that has hurt Mets hitters.

    Yet never mention the affects of the dimensions when our pitchers are reaping the benefits of it.

    FYI The dimensions at CITI FIELD are nearly IDENTICAL to SHEA STADIUM

    Shea Stadium Dimensions

    Left Field……………..338 ft.
    Left Center…………..371 ft.
    Deep Left-Center…..396 ft.
    Center…………………410 ft.
    Deep Right-Center…396 ft.
    Right Center…………371 ft.
    Right Field……………338 ft.

    Citi Field Dimensions

    Left Field……………..335 ft.
    Left Center…………..358 ft.
    Deep Left-Center…..385 ft.
    Center…………………408 ft.
    Deep Right Center…398 ft.
    Right Center…………375 ft.
    Right Field……………330 ft.

    PERCEPTION VS. REALITY!

  • TheMetsMachine

    underrated.

  • Dio

    tell david, grandy and a few of our other players that lol. we say it bc apparently its the case for them

  • Metropolitan

    on deep right center though it says 398 on various sources on the web (because that was the original plan it might actually be 390 because the numbers on the wall say 390 not 398 but overall I would say Citi field is smaller looking at the numbers

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LMFAO….I LOVE THE ENTHUSIASM

    If we are going to suck its a pleasure just watching guys compete and have FUN!!!

    instead of walking around all businessman-like and moping as if they are at a funeral

  • TheMetsMachine

    Jeter’s numbers in either of those parks career wise would look something like this yearly: 7-10HR’s a year .282 -.288 avg .345 – .355 OBP nothing special in Citi/Shea but in the Bronx those numbers turn HOF

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    After tonight’s game, can Duda get some real respect around here?

  • TheMetsMachine

    He has been playing well defensively all season.

  • Dio

    i definitely feel like tonight was a statement from him.

  • mets4lyfe

    So, guys, Jose Fernandez is on the DL with an elbow sprain.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Respect??? After 1 game

    Dude needs to put up at least 1 solid full year before he gets respect. He’s been here for 4years and has been underwhelming. He has to earn it

  • 3doza33

    Fernandez was fun to watch and probably the best pitcher in baseball in my eyes. Even more electric than Harvey at a much younger age.. Even though he plays for our rivals, it’s sad to see him go down! Best of luck kid!

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    I’m really not sure what to make of the record with EY leading off. Yes – we often seem to score in the 1st inning, but it has hardly translated into a winning record when scoring first. And it isn’t like Lagares wasn’t getting on base out of the leadoff slot either – and often hitting a double which is the same as EY’s single/steal routine. That being said – i do like the feel of the team with EY in there – it just CANNOT come at the expense of Lagares. Had Lagares been in CF tonight, pretty sure he gets to that ball CY missed – and at least keeps it to a 2B instead of a 3B. Of course, if CY is out, he doesn’t win the game with his 2 run homer. Baseball is a funny game.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    how bout the height of the walls?

  • 3doza33

    Crazy!! Poor kid!

  • 3doza33

    Young aces are dropping like flies

  • derek murphy

    U know Harvey was fist pumping when he heard about fernandez

  • I promise this:
    they’re going to talk to Mejia about “showing up” the opposition on a turn from his delivery that turned into running backwards. It’ll be lame.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    The great wall of flushing is long gone. so the walls are pretty much standard for the most part nothing crazy.

    Our hitters just suck

  • mets4lyfe

    It doesn’t surprise me that Fernandez is already heading to the DL with an arm injury. For a guy with a plus fastball and well-above average changeup, he throws an awful lot of sliders, curves, and slurves.

  • 3doza33

    He’s always had my respect!

  • 3doza33

    Yeah, but so young.. Thought he would get at least a couple years out of that arm..

  • Dio

    why are you posting this on a mets recap of a game we pulled out? where nobody was bit*hing about the dimensions? cant you be happy about a win on a recap about a win? theres plenty of time to address peoples complaints when they actually complain… but nobody was complaining tonight everybody had been happy.

  • Guest

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/comparison.jsp

    This lists the Right Center wall distance at Citi at 415. Of course – right center is DW’s natural stroke. It also says Left Center goes to 384.

  • TheMetsMachine

    doubt it.

  • Dio

    nobody was complaining today… why cant you just be happy on a page recapping a win? we can complain another day lol

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Those are the OLD(original) Dimensions….look at the date it says 2009.

    The Mets changed the dimensions after the 2011 season and brought ALL the fences in to the dimensions I listed above

  • Monix

    Why would you think that?

  • Arjun Vidudala

    marlins and braves seem to have lost their respective games

  • Jeff

    Tremendous win! 2 really nice wins all around and some momentum going into tomorrow! DeGrom will be up tomorrow and Montero on Wednesday! Montero is going to be a HUGE burst to this team as will DeGrom. Despite what Mejia wants, he has the potential to be fantastic in the bullpen, the key is using him the right way! Adding DeGrom along with Mejia to some already solid pieces in Torres, Rice, and Familia will really change things. Lets hope the Mets can build on these last 2 wins, the season is FAR from over!

  • Monix

    At least the “we shoulda drafted Fernandez” crowd may quiet down for a year.

  • Jeff

    Hopefully sarcasm here, I am certain this is wrong. Harvey is a not that type of individual not sure what would make anyone think otherwise.

  • 3doza33

    I’m not sold on Rice… Maybe the occasional lefty but his hits and walks per 9 stink this year and his era shows it. We need a lefty bad!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Yeah right. Even if he does, he’ll still get crapped on because he’s not Jose Abreu. He pulled the Mets out the fire tonight, so how about some praise for a change?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Why cant I post what I want to post???

    Its at the very least INFORMATIVE. Information is far more valuable to me than posting LGM and yeah.

    We are in last place dont expect me to click my heels for joy….besides im not raining on your parade. Just pointing somethings out feel free to ignore me

  • KMO82

    I agree, I can go along with Rice being the second lefty.

  • Jeff

    Well said! I mentioned it earlier, Lagares in CF everyday, EY/CY/Granderson rotate based on the game/pitcher/etc. CY has shown some flashes of what he can do, hopefully he can do that on a consistent basis.

  • Dio

    you can… just weird you start the post saying mets fans need to quit bit*chin when nobody was. just you lol.

  • Dio

    and trust me im not clicking my heels either… but its nice to feel good for once after a nice win. feeling good with this team is a rarity so i enjoy it as much as i can.

  • Jeff

    True talent for sure! Wish him nothing but the best. Never like seeing anyone get hurt. At least with the timing he should be back to help his team for most of 2015. Wouldn’t be surprised at all to hear the Harvey and/or another player who has experienced the same thing like Strasburg gives him a call to provide some words of encouragement!

  • mets4lyfe

    It’s ironic how guys that have had heavy workloads like Verlander, Lincecum, Cain, Kershaw, Hamels, Scherzer, Shields, Hernandez, etc. have avoided arm surgeries. But alot of young pitchers who’ve been strictly monitored have ended up getting TJS.

  • Jeff

    VERY solid defense tonight, no way around it, lets hope it was a confidence boost for him and that it translates every game

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Actually mets fans were b*tching the whole game about Yankee stadiums dimension and how we have it rough because our stadium is Ebbets field.

    Not to mention the countless fans here who love to say we shouldve stayed in Shea with those dimensions.

  • Monix

    Well said.

  • Arjun Vidudala

    they seem to thrive the more innings u give them lol

  • 3doza33

    I think there’s something to it! This new style of pitch counts seems to be hurting these kids.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    No arguments here they are far few and in between

  • Jeff

    He wasn’t totally healthy, Ron mentioned that tonight (I think it was him, could have been Gary) Part of the issue with him is overuse. Used the right way, Rice is very solid as a LOOGY for sure

  • DrDooby

    Bill Pulsipher, Paul Wilson and Jason Isringhausen also all enjoyed very heavy workloads – oops, oh wait. So did Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.

    This is anectdotal evidence. While TJ surgeries are way up, it seems severe shoulder injuries (labrum tears & rotator cuff tears) are down. And since those usually tend to end careers, it´s a fair trade off.

  • CJM

    Bat has quieted down a bit, although he did get robbed of a double early in the game. Would like to see that slugging up around .450 though. He’s more than capable of being a .350/.450 hitter imo. But even if he hits to his career line, which he’s basically been doing so far, he’s a better option at first than Ike.

  • Dio

    have a good night, lets hope this bullpen/pitching shakeup does us some good and that our lineup actually makes sense tomorrow

  • Monix

    Your positivity on here tonight is refreshing.
    I’m hoping Duda is growing comfortable in his own skin. He asked in the lineup Saturday, tonight turns 2 great DP’s, was smiling and pumping up his shortstop. It’s nice to see a little enthusiasm from him.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I know shades of Valdy-lite…but this Mejia thing you can see its an in the moment thing natural excitement not malicious

    I hate this organization

  • A fan book: 50 Shades of Valdespin
    HAHAHA.

  • CJM

    Agree. The anecdotal evidence proves nothing. Do you have numbers on TJ surgeries or shoulder injuries? I’m not sure if those rates have actually changed much, or if TJ is simply in the news this year because a bunch of young studs have succumbed to the surgery lately.

  • mets4lyfe

    The point of my post was just an observation to show that pitching isn’t an exact science.

    But, sure, you can go ahead and interpret in any way you wish. You’re more than welcomed.

    ” it seems severe shoulder injuries (labrum tears & rotator cuff tears) are down:

    Shoulder issues were never common to begin with.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I just had a passing thought: If Colon continues to flounder, how much closer will they be to call up Thor? Will they turn Colon into a swingman to make room?

  • Said it on the game thread.

  • jason bay

    Wow,

    After a grand total of one HR in Yankee Stadium TDA’s was labeled cheap twice in this article while presumably everyone else’s there have been legit.

    You know what they say kid…..when they call your HR’s cheap……that means you have some kind of power.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    LOL…Youre right about that…He damn sure aint no JOSE ABREU…If he were he’d get praise EVERYDAY here

    FYI JOSE ABREU JUST HIT ANOTHER HR THATS 14 FOR THE YEAR ALREADY….Duda still at 4 lol

  • CJM

    They will stick with Colon for a while, imo. It seems like when he’s on, he’s very effective but when he’s off, it’s going to be a terrible game for him. He still has 5/8 quality starts. It just so happens that in his non quality starts, he’s been bombed.

  • Donal

    Except all of the guys listed also came up in the age of pitch counts. Once those guys proved themselves as legit studs, they got to write their own regiments.

  • Donal

    Awww, you really believe that? You overestimate people.

  • mets4lyfe

    Without pitch counts you’d have managers going all Dusty Baker on their young starting pitchers, or pitchers in general. You don’t want to put any pitcher, especially young pitchers, to go through the type of abuse Pryor and Wood went through. However, pitch counts should be different for everyone rather than the arbitrary 100 number . You have some pitchers that can pitch effectively till 115 pitches and some that get gassed out by their 95th pitch.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    FYI JOSE ABREU JUST HIT ANOTHER HOMERUN!!!!

    THATS 14 SMACKEROOS WITH 38RBI’S FOR THE YEAR ALREADY….Duda still at 4 lol

    THANKS SANDY!!!!!!

  • LIMetfan22

    Yeah d00d. He deserved a cheapo with how unlucky he’s been this season.

  • Donal

    cheering an injury is not cool

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Great minds think alike.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    Not to change the subject – but I had to make my nightly check in on Akeel Morris pitching for Savannah because the dude is un – freakin – hittable. 10 games, 21 innings, 34 strikeouts, 10 walks, only 7 hits, and oh yeah, NO RUNS. In 21 innings. Next stop Binghamton?

  • KMO82

    Agreed, they need him to pitch and raise his trade value and the Mets care about Super 2 with Thor more then with the others. Thor won’t be up until late June at the earliest IMO.

  • CJM

    Those are pretty good numbers. Was he always a bullpen arm or did they move him there?

  • KMO82

    Next stop St. Lucie.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    only you. and only after a win like tonight. Who cares about Abreu? He’s not on our team. We gotta pull for the players who suit up for the Mets, and our own first baseman had a helluva game tonight. Hitting home runs is not everything. We get it – you hate Sandy and wish he would have signed Abreu. It’s over dude. Move on.

  • mets4lyfe

    10 walks in 21 IP at Savannah is way too much.

  • Donal

    It physically hurts him to see the Mets win. He’s been getting angrier and less coherent as time goes on.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    he was a starter up until midway through 2012.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Its called traing the arm building strength repetition,,,,Muscle memory,

    A marathon runner trains by running long distances and PUSHING themselves.

    Sidenote: I meant to check it out but I heard scherzer has some interesting thoughts/ideas on preventing TJ surgery

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    that’s sarcasm right?

  • Moves on to Sonny Gray?

  • Metropolitan

    I am watching the replay of the game and I got to say the Mets fans at the game were very vocal at the game actually sounds like a hell of a lot were Mets fans and nice job by the 7 line invading the Bronx

  • mets4lyfe

    His command still needs work, but he deserves a promotion to High-A. There’s not much left for him to prove at Savannah.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    NOPE!

    Wise words from the Jews……NEVER FORGET!

    That applies to everything

  • Donal

    It looks like he’s pleading for the call “Come on, thatsastrikethatsastrikethatsastrike YA!”

  • CJM

    A thought crossed my mind earlier. Two of Colon’s bed sh*ttings occurred in very hitter-friendly parks (Yankee Stadium and Coors). With deGrom coming up, Mejia, Torres, and presumably Dice K in the pen, they have plenty of arms to make spot-starts. Is it possible that they might limit Bartolo’s exposure in hitters’ parks? Keeping in mind he’s only thrown 164, 152, and 190 innings the last three years, giving skipping his spot in a tough park might be worthwhile.

  • WOW, that’s offending in some context.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    And besides – how is it helping the White Sox? They are 19-20. They are losing tonight and may fall to 19-21. So what is that contract and what are all of those homers getting them that we’re not getting from Duda?

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    How is that offensive 0_o

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    yeah – as a Jew – I felt a tinge at that. As a human – comparing anything having to do with baseball, to the holocaust just proves the lack of credibility and seriousness.

  • What do you mean “Never forget” from the Jews?

  • CJM

    What motivated them to move him into the pen?

  • Metropolitan

    hey take it easy though he did not get us Abreu he got us Bartolo Colon for 2 years 20 mil…be happy!

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Lol….Oh boy, He is doing waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than his part cant blame him for their terrible pitching etc

  • Donal

    I’m pretty sure that is how it is handled. 100 is the starting point and the staff figures out how much more or less and individual can handle.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    i don’t think he was very good as a starter. 🙂

  • CJM

    Does this fall under Godwin’s Law?

  • CJM

    It CANNOT be that simple.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    right. it’s a team sport…sport. Abreu on the Mets still couldn’t pitch out of the pen.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Oh correction “MUSN’T FORGET”….NEVER FORGET WAS 9/11…same meaning.

    The word Jew is not offensive it is short for Jewish.

  • Donal

    Did you just compare not getting a guy who hits a ball far to the Holocaust?

  • KMO82

    I doubt it but that doesn’t mean your thought is wrong. No more inter league starts either lol.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    living up to your name Leroy

  • mets4lyfe

    If that was the case then Dillon Gee should be pulled after the 90-pitch mark.

    100 is the bench mark. As soon as you reach 100, it’s time to crank up the bullpen.

    Top flight starting pitchers have more leeway because they’re good, but not all pitchers.

  • Donal

    Poe’s Law.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    smh…who compared the holocaust to ANYTHING???

    I said the saying is UNIVERSAL

    Youre making a mountain out of a mole hill in order to take away from the subject at hand

  • Metropolitan

    Fred Wilpon Saul Katz and Bud Seilg are also offended…see the connection

  • Please, as a Jew, watch what you say, because to some it might end up as insensitive to y’know, Mass Genocides, etc.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Whatever

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    yeah, me and all the other commenters who are jumping on you. It is not universal – you said it yourself – “Wise words from the Jews……NEVER FORGET!” It is a saying specifically applied to the holocaust – to never forget so it doesn’t happen again. You’re plain wrong.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    hard to admit a mistake I know. It was probably unintentional – but it was in poor taste.

  • CJM

    I think it could work. Even if they’re hesitant to do it with Mejia or deGrom, we know Torres can handle it, as he did last year. And Dice K seems to be able to handle anything as a pitcher. He’s not the best by any means, but he knows how to prepare to do his job. Colon’s ERA in Citi is 3.15.

  • Brian Regan

    Dude, other national league teams with bigger payrolls skipped on him too. I would love his 14 home runs, but get over it

  • CJM

    Ah thanks for clearing that up.

  • Donal

    Its universal when discussing human rights violations, not grown men playing with a ball.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Who ,entioned the holocaust????

    I DID NOT….I used a saying that many Jews use…and it is UNIVERSAL

    “MUSNT FORGET”

    “NEVER FORGET”

    “”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it””

    All the same meaning its universal….I can go in the bible and the Quran and pull out versus that PREDATE ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I predict that if Colon follows up with a couple more atrocious starts, they will bring up Syndergaard, Super 2 or no Super 2. Colon will have to rebuild his value out of the pen the way he’s going.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    and their record is the same as ours

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Again whatever you say I made no mistake.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    it’s used universally by Jews, Leroy, in relation to the Holocaust. That is what they are saying to never forget.

  • Just asking, that’s not hard to understand, right?

  • Brian Regan

    Thor actually needs more innings in aaa anyway. He only has like 100 innings above a ball

  • they’ll likely do what they usually do if their top prospect is rocking’, ~12 starts and promote.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Exactly. I knew you can never give him credit.

  • Dio

    he didnt mean it offensively so he doesnt get that it can be perceived as offensive. so thats why he doesnt realize that he was wrong. just like bringing up 9/11 in this conversation even mentioning signing Abreu and why we said never forget to 9/11 in the same sentence is asinine. but what can ya do

  • mets4lyfe

    Morris exerts a ton of effort on each of his pitches that resulted in durability issues, ineffectiveness, and lack of control. He’s really just a fastball pitcher with a decent breaking ball and show me changeup.

    Mets gave him a shot as a starter, but he’s just not capable of repeating his mechanics well enough to stay as one. Plus, the fact that he gives 110% in each and every one of his pitches didn’t bode too well.

  • Donal

    Yes, he meant to offend. He hates to see things going well for the team so all he can do is troll here. He’s lashing out in pain.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    “”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it””<—-Used by all nationalities and religion

    Never forget<—- used to remember 9/11

    Musnt forget<—- used to remember holocaust by not only jews(but predominantly) but the word over

    With that said im done with the topic have at it all you will

  • Dio

    yeah i had a conversation with him earlier about his negativity. and his anger. its a shame, time best utilized elsewhere youd think.

  • CJM

    Thanks.

  • No, they’re smoothing out his mechanics, i’ve been told.

  • Dio

    and neither of those traumatic times are on the same level as something petty like this. let it go

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    smh i didnt bring up 9/11 to explain abreu…smh i used itas 1 example to show musnt forget is a universal saying

    OY VEY

  • Donal

    So, the systematic murder of millions of people and the attempted obliteration of entire cultures is on the same level as a guy hitting home runs for another team?

  • A source told me that they’re smoothing out his mechanics, making sure he works everything in, and starting might be one day possibly again, which is why he pitches multiple innings. But he’s working out really well, and might have a shot to be a ML Pen arm.

  • Dio

    he is clearly trolling right now… dont bother anymore. anybody who could bring up 9/11 and the holocaust like they were nothing is obviously trying to stir things up. dont waste your time.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    And whenever a topic veers away from baseball he rears his mug

  • CJM

    You guys are looking at it all wrong. Let me see if I can help clarify this.

    List of terrible people throughout human history:
    Hitler
    bin Laden
    Sandy Alderson
    Stalin

  • Dio

    there are better examples that dont involve reminding people of times that were emotionally painful and traumatic. some more than others.

  • Donal

    A benchmark is generally a reference point, not a hard limit. They picked a nice pretty round number and work from there. Usually, the lower pitch counts are for guys recovering from injury

  • Hotstreak

    Where is JB Omar could have signed Mike Trout but yADA UAH YAH,. Omar let 10 relivers go. omar had a ton of bad contracts yada yajh yah. Sandy is cleaning up his mess

  • Donal

    And whenever the Mets do well, you veer it off a cliff.

  • Dio

    lol i look forward to tomorrow and hope that the conversations on here have nothing to do with this.

  • CJM

    I will try to help turn the conversation to Daniel Murphy and Eric Young Jr. bashing.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    NO!

    I WILL NOT

    Why dont you same guys who tell me to get over Abreu tell that crap to the poster Jason Bay when he brings up we couldve drafted Trout instead of signing k-rod or how we couldve drafted MCcutchen, Simmons signed Profar etc etc etc etc

    You guys never say SH** to him you agree. He goes on long winded rants about Omar Minaya who hasnt been here since 2010 and Phillips who wasnt here since the early 2000s and you guys all agree and thumbs him up and rabble on.

    HYPOCRITES

  • mets4lyfe

    anyone know what the heck happened to Mets prospect Juan Urbina? Him, Morris, and Tapia was were supposed the next big trio in the Mets farm system after Harvey, Mejia, and Familia (this was before the Wheeler trade).

  • Dio

    if kyle is still on the team…. i will make sure it is about that lol

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    EXACTLY…..I LOVE YOU HOTSTREAK….LOL

    I SAID THE SAME THING BELOW

    THEY ARE ALL HYPOCRITES

  • Donal

    So, you are going to try and make every thread miserable, no matter how well the team is doing so you can one up a guy you claim to not like?

    Ya, that sounds healthy.

  • CJM

    Man he owes Duda a drink for sure. Give that job to Familia or Mejia. Both have much better stuff and both clearly have the mentality, imo, to be strong closers. My guess is Valverde is gone with the Montero call up and hopefully Farny is gone when Germen comes back from the DL.

  • mets4lyfe

    Yeah, I’ve read a couple of reports with the main one coming from Toby about his delivery. Apparently, it’s still a lot of effort, but not as extreme as it used to be. His fastball sits 92-94 mph while reaching 96 mph when he goes all out.

    I see him as a solid relief arm, too.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    He damn sure wouldve provided the runs though…and protection for your preciou wright lol

  • Dio

    now im really goin to bed lol idk why i woke back up. agreed on all that im sure ill see u around here tomorrow, hopefully during a win. goodnight!

  • 3rdStrike

    I’ve was waiting for this to show up.

  • CJM

    LGM.

  • Hotstreak

    Tda sucks like the name of the guy you took. Yeah he will get 12-15 hrs, big deal. 15-20 doubles big deal. .385 Slg anf .355 OBP.about .740 OPS. Is that all ere is? Defense is atrocious on blocking the plate for WP.

  • Donal

    So, Jason Bay is responsible for your behavior? You have no control over yourselves?

  • CJM

    Shortly after Murphy got caught stealing in the 7th, I sent out what I believed was a very clever tweet: “Mets of Oz: Murphy needs a brain, d’Arnaud needs courage, Wright needs a heart, and Terry Collins just needs to go home.”

    They turned it around and made my tweet look pretty bad in the context of the game.

  • Hotstreak

    DW epitomizes that feeling.

  • DrDooby

    The fastball velocity just waasn´t there for Urbina. Kind of tough succeeding with an 85 to 88 mph fastball and only modest control, even from the left side. Some of these projection signings just do not work out. Just ask Deolis Guerra, though he at least became a vital piece in trading for Johan Santana.

    The problem for the 1990 to 2009 Mets was that they always had merely 2 to 4 arms in the system at the same time providing “hope” for better days.
    Be it “Generation K”, then Dotel, Grant Roberts and Pat Strange, then Pelfrey, Humber and Petit.

    This finally changed towards the end of the Omar Minaya era and has been extended into the Alderson era.
    And we´re about to watch more of it. By Wednesday, the Mets will have 5 arms, ages 25 or younger on their staff that will remain under team control through at least 2019: Wheeler – Montero – Mejia – Familia – DeGrom. That´s pretty exciting.

  • CJM

    A .740 OPS would’ve ranked 7th among all catchers last year. If he finds a way to get on base at a .355 clip, that’d be great. He’d slot very nicely into the second spot in the order. Does he have things to work on? Absolutely. But saying he sucks flat-out, even though he has sucked thus far, is a little overboard.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    “there are better examples that dont involve reminding people of times that were emotionally painful and traumatic. some more than others.”

    OMG…I wasnt going to respond but for educational purposes….

    Read what you just wrote then go back and research WHY???? They say,

    YOU “MUSNT FORGET” -AKA- meaning “REMEMBER THOSE TIMES dont forget it”

  • KMO82

    Agreed.

  • Keith’s stache

    Thats awesome. The walk sort of reminds me of the way the Japanese used to walk away from the Emperor pre-war.

  • TexasGusCC

    Well, I think that Duda sometimes needs the brain more, leave a rookie alone, and Wright has heart. He isn’t a player to carry a team, but rather a good piece to one. If you had another superstar to pair with Wright, like Kemp or Braun for left field, then you would see better results.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Here is a novel idea if it bothers you and anyone else……

    IGNORE MY COMMENTS!!!

    The simplest, easiest thing you could do is AVOID, IGNORE….

    But thats not what you want…Im all too familiar with you…when i pay you no attention you disappear back into your cave.

    You only comment to stir up drama never baseball related. Youd be a hit on a political website. Like a pig in mud w/repubs and demos

  • Keith’s stache

    I don’t think Leroy mean’t to offend anybody with his comments.
    He just raises the Abreu issue so that the next time such a chance arises, the team should do something about it instead of giving us the “glut of 1st basemen” line. (not that the FO/owners are taking note of what the fans scream). Abreu was a good risk. Sure he might turn out to be a bust but then again all unproved players (at mlb level) are risks.
    Lets just keep it at that and talk baseball.

  • Keith’s stache

    Maybe you should tweet that every game. I’m sure you wouldn’t care if your tweet ends up looking bad as long as the team keeps on winning.

  • Jeff

    Thanks for thats update Teddy! Still only 21 so plenty of time for him to perfect things. Don’t want to rush him, he has too much potential. If he continues to do what he is doingand makes the necessary improvements he should see a call up to St Lucie even if not until late summer. Im a big advocate of doing so as it exposes a guy to the next level before the off season. That provides them with the knowledge of what they really need to work on in the off season to advance at the next level. There is no doubt though that Morris is showing tremendous talent so far!!

  • mets4lyfe

    I thought Guerra was going to turn out to be a solid SP for the twins. He had a real good 93-95 mph fastball with a plus change-up. It’s unfortunate that he’s yet to see big league action after all these years. I believe he recently had a bloodclot procedure done.

    Still only 25 years-old, there’s hope.

  • $14435385

    FWIW, Campbell showed more life in that mad dash home than I saw from Satin in two seasons…

  • BCleveland3381

    Obviously, we should have signed Abreu over our mess at 1B. But it’s old news at this point. We just won what was a great game and still all you do is b*tch and moan.

  • $14435385

    Pitch counts at this level aren’t the problem…there are other factors that have greater impact on the injury rate. Weight training that encourages hypertrophy rather than functional strength is one of the big culprits – if your muscles are disproportionately stronger than your tendons, you’re going to have problems.

    Too much pitching at a young age is another huge problem. Over the last 10 years far more kids are throwing year-round than ever before – whether in the Latino leagues or on traveling & seasonal teams in the US – and their arms can’t take that stress. Read more here, among other places:

    http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/apr11/clinical6.asp

    This notion that people will get stronger if they throw more innings is an oversimplification. The problem is systemic.

  • DrDooby

    Colon is more dependant on park factors than just about any other pitcher in the majors. He thrives in spacious ballparks where his flyballs turn into warning track outs. In parks with smaller dimensions, he is bound to give up a couple of HR per game. Two of the three clunkers he has had have come at Coors Field & Yankee Stadium and thus parks that turn warning track flyballs into HR. Overall, he obviously won´t be as good as he was in 2013 but he should end up with solid numbers eventually, similar to what he did in 2011 and 2012. Which is easily worth his price tag on the open market. I do expect that either Colon or Dillon Gee will be traded by next winter the latest, considering both Syndergaard & Harvey will be looking for spots too. Gee will bring the bigger return but Colon will be easy to trade as well to a team looking for short term help and pitching in a park that fits his game – San Diego, San Francisco, LA Dodgers or Seattle come to mind as good fits here.

  • $14435385

    Jose Fernandez on the DL with a right elbow sprain – Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Marlins are expecting that he’ll require season-ending surgery & return in mid-2015…yet another example of why drafting pitching is such a crapshoot…

  • Matt Mosher

    Terrible news. Such a fun pitcher to watch.

  • $14435385

    Agreed. Too many young stars going down…people need to start listening to the ASMI folks…

  • Just_Da_damaja

    so we cant call out hypocrites when we see them?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    well the decision to sign a closer in December of 2008 is even older news.

    so if u want us to shut up about a guy we could’ve signed and not given up a draft pick ( that Bay loves so much ) 8 months ago, than u need to be fair and tell him to shut up too..

  • Just_Da_damaja

    the team is a game under .500 and in 4th place.

    4 years into the Alderson era…

    this is how the team is doing …

  • Just_Da_damaja

    ok,

    so when joe smith is closing for another team, or darren o day is a mid-reliever for another team, and Jason Bay reminds us about it..

    why are u not shutting him up ?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    hmmm

    any thoughts on the mets passing up on jose abreau ?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    14 HR’s…on pace for over 50….that earns u some respect..

  • Just_Da_damaja

    but david wright’s power to right field is affected by the …the …uhhh…wind generated by the turbulence from the new fleet of planes that go over LGA…and global warming…and uhh…the lineup…until he gets on a hot streak, then i’ll forget all these excuses and go back to waving my pom pom’s

  • BarnRat

    Was on a flight and missed the game, but catching-up when I landed was very satisfactory. Watched the archive of Mejia pitching. I haven’t been a fan of putting him in the pen, but can’t argue with tonight.

    I’m on another flight tomorrow, so depending on the Mets W/L pattern I may need you guys to send me frequent flyer miles just to keep me in the air.

  • Metsdcg1

    1. I wish the Mets could play this hard and this dominant in non subway series games as well.

    2. Colon much like a size 42 jeans ..he just don’t fit….I would trade him..and yes, teams would have an interest, but unfortunately the mets would have to eat the salary like Sir Bartolo at an all-night buffet.

    3. Where’s Flores? Must have missed it.

    4. Farnsworth doing a K-Rod tight rope walk impersonation….no thanks….get him out of that role please.

  • Donal

    Are you in front of a mirror? Because I know a few more words you can use as well

  • BarnRat

    It’s weird. Becoming almost a career time-out for young pitchers it’s so pervasive.

  • $14435385

    I’ve made this reference before, but check out AMSI’s take on the contribution of pitching too much, too young….it’s pretty compelling. The incidence of future injury basically triples if you pitch more than 100 innings in a year at HS age and younger…with kids playing basically year round now, hitting that total is pretty common. You can read the basics of their recommendations here, but there’s plenty more online to dig through –

    http://www.asmi.org/research.php?page=research&section=positionStatement

    (click the “Youth Baseball Position Statement” link)

  • BarnRat

    MD, thanks for the link. I haven’t been able to access from where I am (hmm…) I will upon return

  • Captain America

    Agreed Teddy that certainly is offensive.

    As was liars n charge and his anti Semitic comments a few days back.

    I would hope MMO nips this in the bud before this happens again.

  • Captain America

    Probably st lucie next

  • $14435385

    At least you got to actually fly – I stacked for two hours over O’Hare, then spent the night here because they basically shut the airport down…so I missed my connecting flight, missed the client meeting I flew out for, and got stuck with no hotel room…waiting now for my return flight, which isn’t until this afternoon.

    I love this team, but I’m not doing that again for anyone 😉

  • Taskmaster4450

    He is on the west coast.

    Most Met fans dont realize who he is.

  • jaygreen55

    Where were the Mets 4 years into the Frank Cashen era?
    209-348 .410 winning % . 68-94 in year 4. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Met organization as a whole is in much better shape than it was in 2010. As impatient as we are as fans it does take time for trees to bear fruit

  • Andrew Herbst

    Such a huge win. I love how we came back multiple times.

  • Taskmaster4450

    A good win and evidence that even with a struggling offense, the game isnt over when down by a few in that stadium.

    I will admit to watching only parts of a few Yankee games but they are a rather unimpressive team. $500M spent and that team still have major problems. People are saying Grandy is done…well take a look at McCann. And Beltran has looked awful the last few weeks according to Yankee fans I know and now has an ailing elbow. Their BP rivals the Mets in terms of ineptitude albeit without the options that the Mets have. Their farm is basically bare about A ball meaning in house help is not on the way.

    To give a good comparison, the Mets called up DeGrom and put him in the BP. He is on the list of top young pitchers behind Harvey, Wheeler, Montero, Mejia, and Noah. Hence he is about the 6th best young SP the Mets have. In the Yankee system, he would be #1 and in their rotation now (maybe two behind Pineda).

    This is a tale of organizations going in two different directions.

  • Peter S

    How much better this team looks on the road. It makes me so angry that they can’t hit Homeruns/play like this at home. And having the good EY at the top of the lineup just tells me how badly the mets need a legit lead off batter that consistently wreaks havoc. As for Duda – you’re awesome. There I said it. Kind of feels good. Now don’t let me down.

  • $14435385

    As always, it comes down to pitching. When Yankee starters were going well, they won. When they started dropping like flies, not so much. Crappy starting pitching pressures the bullpen and the offense – you can’t keep season-long pressure on those two groups with impunity.

    The Yankees are an old team, and it’s showing…the Mets, on the other hand, are on the brink of being interesting again. It’s no coincidence the Mets are bringing up these guys when they’re playing the Yankees, IMO – it’s very much about making the shift in power clear to the media and to an increasingly moribund fan base.

  • Mike B

    My question is, does Lagares sit again?

  • Mike B

    Youre right. Mets will end up wih a better tecord at less than halfvthe payroll. Beltran looked fat. McCann looked small/slight. People scream at SA, but this Yanks team one of worst put together teams imaginable. Any idiot can spend money.

  • $14435385

    I’m betting Lagares plays tonight and one of the other three OF becomes the DH (probably C Young).

  • Mike B

    What’s ASMI?

  • RyanF55

    I don’t care how bad we’ve been…sticking it to the Scankees 5 games in a row is wonderful.

  • Captain America

    Or maybe granderson dh?

  • $14435385

    One of the two…the point is it will be one of the four OF tonight (and not Abreu)….either two Youngs and Lagares in the OF with Grandy DH, or Grandy in right with one Young in left, the other DHing. Either way, Lagares plays (that would be my guess, anyway…but this is Terry we’re talking about).

  • Anthony

    To be fair you cant control injuries

  • Denelor

    Some people would rather cling to the idea that they can be right, even if it means they are miserable and they make everyone else miserable.

    It’s much easier apparently than just moving on and enjoying the game.

  • Anthony

    This team does have a pulse. Nice to see

  • Denelor

    Or how about, in this post-game thread, anyone who isn’t about enjoying this awesome win we just witnessed shut the f*** up. The teams well known mistakes and current issues will still be there tomorrow. For now, let’s enjoy the good game.

    If someone can’t enjoy an exciting back and forth game that ends up with the Mets beating the Yankees and, for at least one night, move on from the constant gripes, then they’re not a fan. they’re a misery-fiend.

  • Denelor

    I’m sure you never do.

  • Nmartz

    #LGM!!!! I almost lost my mind in that game! Amazing!

  • Sylow59

    Unless it happens to the Mets. Then it’s their fault.

  • Denelor

    Oh you and your facts.

    They get in the way of a perfectly good gripe.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Im not as shortsighted as you……..sorry

    1 win is fine but it doesnt just change my complete outlook on the team.

    Last 10 games we are 3W-7L and aside from a few games we’ve played uninspired baseball al season.

    But more important is the last time we had a winning record and were considered a respectable team was 2008….Thats SIX YEARS AGO.

    So why again shouldnt I be able to[as you out it] B*tch and moan?

  • mr. belvedere

    The Mets should have signed him for sure but for some reason we never sign Cuban players….but not signing 1B also may have something to do with the fact that we had like 12 1B/DH types from NY-AA, we went thru a 4-5 year phase where we accumulated nothing but those types of players

  • Taskmaster4450

    Abreau belongs in PH duty only. He should never start a game for the Mets.

  • Xavier 22

    Not to join the nabobs of negativism, but the Mets got lucky with the Duda DP. Farnsworth was getting hit pretty hard, with Jose effing Valverde warming up.

    But Duda made a tremendous play, so haha Yankees.

  • $14435385

    I agree completely. But I think as a lefty off the bench he’s about as good as they’ve had since Lenny Harris, so he has a place…I’m guessing Collins saw an opportunity to get him four looks instead of one and took it, but I don’t see that happening twice.

  • SCarton12

    Satin has life, he’s just not athletic.

  • E1Guapo

    The dreaded boot has a mind of its own.

  • $14435385

    American Sports Medicine Institute – the organization Dr. James Andrews started…

  • dealingwithidiots

    Give it a rest. The last two days of people now hating on the guy by the way he reacts or celebrates. Really reaching now for the things to complain about DW huh?

  • SCarton12

    Citifield has a fairly short right centerfield, that should be every right-handed power hitters sweet spot. What’s the problem?

  • BarnRat

    Ouch… LGM?

  • $14435385

    LGM!!!!! (fully caffeinated now 🙂

  • DrDooby

    The Yankees are similar to some of the recent pre-2011 Mets teams. Good looking front-end of the roster but very shallow depth and depleted upper levels of the system that will expose the lack of depth if injuries happen. And injuries do happen, especially to veteran players.

    Is anyone surprised that CC Sabathia and Miguel Pineda are on the DL right now ? That should have been expected based on their history or the enormous mileage on Sabathia . Losing Ivan Nova to TJ surgery sure hurts – but those tend to happen too.Their depth is Vidal Nuna and Alfredo Aceves beyond their 3 healthy SP Tanaka – Kuroda – Phelps. For a team spending well over 200 million $, that´s a problem.

    And they entered the season with a totally unsettled infield of players in their mid 30s looking to bounce back from injuries and down years. The emergence of young Yangervis Solarte out of nowhere has been a huge boost. But it seems quite doubtful he can sustain the .330 BA / .878 OPS pace he´s on.

    Yes, the outfield of Ellsbury – Gardner – Beltran (backed up by Ichiro) is nice – be it at over 50 million per year for this foursome. And for now, Tanaka sure looks like coming close to his price tag. But this is a team that has all kinds of needs and in spite of losing Cano & Granderson as free agents ended up losing their 1st rounder and the compensation picks in the 2014 draft. So their system will need at least another full year to provide help at the major league level.

    At this point, I´d project the Mets to win more games over the next 3 season overall than the Yankees – at half the cost or less.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Great win! Hopefully the start of a solid turn around. Looking forward to Montero on Wednesday and seeing what adding Mejia and deGrom to the bullpen will do.

    Hey Joe D., here I am!! Feel better now?

  • MetsFAN660

    Leroy is ignorant, and it turns out about more than just baseball. Liarsncharge and Bronx Mets, and Jane who “liked” the Moneychangers comment? It’s unbelieveable and disgraceful that any of them still has an active account with MMO. And if MDonaldWilpon and Charley’s Twin agree with me, then you know it’s not bs. Plenty of reasons to dislike and disapprove of the Wilpons as owners. But maybe the rage is based in something different then years of failure while they were trying to outspend everyone, which doesn’t stop many from calling them cheap. Hmmm.

  • MetsFanSantaMonica

    I have seen jb talk about joe smith once or twice. Bblb mentions abreu every day.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    ike’s looking like a keeper…

    personally i was not gung ho for abreau, only cuz I have a soft spot in my heart for Ike. I still believe in the kid.

    Duda, I think, is the position player version of Mike Pelfrey.

    good in spurts, lacks confidence, needs a really good mentor to be here, would do better in a smaller market.

  • mr. belvedere

    Ike is doing pretty good, basically identical numbers to Duda since the trade, only Duda is cheaper and we got two hopefully useful players in the trade. .. Ike problem was Hudgens, like a lot young players on the Mets. … Hudgens needs to go

  • RS

    Flores has the flu

  • Hotstreak

    Thanks for the intellignet reply but I am an emotional Met fan tired of it all, that is the two collapses and losing.

  • Lotus1209

    It’s actually six dating back to 2012 🙂

  • Lotus1209

    Why would that be sarcasm? That’s a 5.0 BB/9. That indicates a lack of control.

  • RyanF55

    But who’s counting!

  • sarge69

    Cheap HR by TDA, really?
    You get what you hit in the park you play in.
    In the stats it is HR not cheap HR, really how many times you going to say that about his HR?
    This could be a good confidence builder for him if he weren’t buried in the 7th and 8th hole with no reason to get pitched to.

    I don’t trust Farnsworth to close out games, he was yelling and whatever after Duda’s play but he put Mets in that situation and if not for the sudden prowess of Duda defensively Mets might have lost that game.

    Great game, too bad about Bartolo but you just can’t continue to throw the pitch down the middle in the band box that is Yankee Stadium, he should know that, really!

    Mejia looked good, like his little fist pump and “slide” on last K.

  • dealingwithidiots

    So talking about DW and how he reacts is going to make you feel better? Ok then

  • Terry

    This is a big start for Wheeler. We will see what this kid is made of tonight.

  • Hotstreak

    I withdraw my compliment to you because you pushed to far and now are outright snarky. See you later.

  • Hotstreak

    Yes I gave his ceiling.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I was looking for you last night in the game thread. Bet you were ecstatic to see EYJ go yard.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I try to stay out of the game threads. It’s just way too negative. So much bs. Haha. I’m also very superstitious. If they’re scoring runs while I’m not watching, I don’t watch. I didn’t watch the game after Gardner’s GS and look what happened! You’re welcome! haha

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    TDA’s home run was a fly ball out in almost any ballpark. haha. It was absolutely a cheap home run. But as Hernandez says, “They’re all line drives in the box score.”

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I hope not. Let CY be the DH tonight.

    EYJ
    Murph
    Wright
    Duda
    Lagares
    Granderson
    CY (DH)
    d’Arnaud
    Tejada

  • jason bay

    My thought’s on Abreu have been stated many times.

    The Mets couldn’t pay him the 10 M dollar signing bonus he got in December until they had refinanced that bank loan with the payroll clause in it which was done in February or March.

    That is and has been my thoughts on not going after Abreu unlike you who conveniently skip over the 10 M dollar signing bonus as if we wouldn’t have had to pay it to get him.

  • jason bay

    I’m sure you would prefer McCann since he cost a draft pick and 85 M but TDA not only has the brighter future but is performing better over the first 25% of the season playing half his home games in a big park while McCann is hitting on a little league field .

    Besides what were the alternatives, Thole and Nickeas?