MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Rockies, 4:10 PM

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The Mets will try and avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies today when the two teams go toe-to-toe in a 4:10 PM matchup at Coors Field. Dillon Gee (2-1, 2.88 ERA) gets the assignment for the Mets and will be opposed by right-hander Jhoulys Chacin  for the Rockies.

Gee is 6-1 with a 2.52 ERA (17 earned runs/60.2 innings pitched) over his last nine road starts. He has won five straight decisions on the road and his last road loss came on July 27, 2013 at Washington.

Daniel Murphy had another four-hit game last night, giving him 10 games with four or more hits since 2012, the second-most in the majors behind Miguel Cabrera, who has 12 such games. He has 108 multi-hit games since the start of 2012, the fourth-most in the NL.

Curtis Granderson registered his second straight multi-hit game going 2-4 last night and has hit in four straight contests, going 6-15 (.400) with four runs scored and four RBI during that stretch. Grandy has also scored a run in six straight games.

David Wright went 3-5 with an RBI last night and is hitting .391 (52-133) during his career at Colorado’s Coors Field, his highest batting average in any ballpark (minimum of 20 at-bats).

Starting Lineup

  1. Juan Lagares – CF
  2. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  3. David Wright – 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson – RF
  5. Chris Young – LF
  6. Lucas Duda – 1B
  7. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  8. Omar Quintanilla – SS
  9. Dillon Gee – RHP

Game Preview 

The Mets look to avoid the four game sweep this afternoon after a night we would all like to forget. It was a long game last night that ended with a walk off win for the Rockies. Much like Mejia’s last start, the offense for the Mets got started early and it looked like the Mets would cruise to a victory. Also like last week, Mejia got caught up and exploded in inning, giving the opposing team the lead. Just like last week again, the Mets bats and pen brought them back into it, but it was too much. Now the Mets need to win in order to not fall back to .500. Dillon Gee gets the start for the Amazin’s today as he squares off against Jhoulys Chacin.

Gee is 2-1 in his first 6 starts of the year logging 40.2 innings with a 2.88 ERA and 27 strikeouts. In his last three starts he has been brilliant logging 21.0 innings with a 0.86 ERA. He faced the Rockies twice last year with a 1-1 record over 12.1 innings and a 4.38 ERA. The Rockies have the following numbers against Gee:

  • Gonzalez 3-4, 3B, HR
  • Tulowitzki 2-5
  • Rosario 1-5
  • Blackmon 1-4
  • Arenado 1-3
  • Culberson 0-3

Chacin will be making his first start of the season today. Last year he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA over 31 starts and 197.1 innings. Last year he had a strong start against the Mets where he allowed 7 hits and 2 ER against the Mets in 7 innings, but still picked up the loss. The Mets have the following numbers against Chacin:

  • C Young 4-18
  • Murphy 1-7
  • Wright 1-6
  • Abreu 1-3, 3B
  • Lagares 0-3
  • Tejada 2-3
  • E Young 1-2

Let’s Go Mets!

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  • BCleveland3381

    We’re just lucky the Braves are struggling. This season can still go in any direction. The division is completely up for grabs. We’re only a half game out of last place but only two games out of first as well. Winning today would be a big help in getting ourselves pointed in the right direction again. Tough park and lineup for Gee, but he’s has been our best pitcher this season. Lets just hope Terry actually has the bullpen ready when they’re needed.

  • Lotus1209

    LGM. There will always be road trips like this. Time to regroup and do better in Miami. Avoid the sweep

  • Let’s try to at least end the losing streak, avoid the sweep and get out of Colorado be it by plane, train or automobile. That said looking back the Rockies Arenado has been a marvel to watch this series.

  • Bail4Nails

    Is it too much to hope something will be done about the Bullpen or Shortstop before First Pitch today. Both are becoming REALLY hard to watch.

  • muskytoes

    Feels like a fugly one coming up… like the Sunday finale in Anaheim, but this team’s been impossible to figure out this year, so maybe Gee pulls some magic out of his hat and spins a much needed gem. Miami’s no cake walk either. I think they have the best home record in the majors (or maybe it’s the Rockies now thanks to us).

  • mad met

    If murphy does not get an extention im boycotting. By far the my fav player just griddy old school scrappy player

  • mad met

    Flat out sickening

  • billpulsipher

    so many other reasons to boycott

  • Macdaddy

    I am pushing all my chips to the middle of the table and going all in on one Dillon Gee. I don’t think this will be classified as a pitching gem today but in watching Gee and knowing what his strengths are…I think you will see a stoppers performance today. I like Gee with each and every pitching performance I see of his…and although he is not the sexy hard throwing type of pitcher that most fans want…the reality is this…Dillon is a pitchers pitcher. My gut tells me that Dillon will give up hits today, but he won’t give in to the Rockies hitters and thus I am banking on a 7 inning outing, with a line of this 8 hits, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 maybe 3 runs and a he will win. If he can do that…then Gee is a keeper.

  • billpulsipher

    K Rod. Balfour. Hawkins. Joe Smith. Joba. Fernando Rodney…just a few names sandy could have signed this offseason to pitch late inning relief, but no. He chose to pick up other teams trash (Valverde/Farnsworth) instead

  • billpulsipher

    not with sandy the genius alderson…”huh, what, who me, we have problems at bullpen?”

  • billpulsipher

    the braves are only struggling because they got ambushed in Miami….where the mets are heading this week….

  • coyote521

    “uh, if you, errr, if you are, uh, asking me if I think we have problems in the bullpen, (clearing of throat), I’d have to say err
    yes, they haven’t performed up to our expectations
    but, ergle gurgle, these are guys who have, argghel, performed well in the past, so (clears throat) given their history, uh, I’d have to say that I still stand by our signing of them, it’s really on them that they suck”.

  • Frank Francisco

    Bobby Abreu has been a huge boost off the bench since his arrival. I can’t help but laugh at all the fools who were calling for Alderson’s throat after the signing. Abreu is an ideal bench player and I think he will turn some heads this year.

  • Super T

    Unlike several of the fragile egos on the team, he can definitely handle pressure situations.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Need Gee to go 6-7 innings today.

  • tierlifer

    I agree. Season is too young and too long to get caught up in what happened this weekend and it’s not like anyone is running away with the NL East or WC just yet. Plenty of time to fix the kinks. All teams go through patches like this.

  • Erin_II

    Redundant and boring.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Grandy is heating up and Chris Young has been solid. Despite three nights In a row of terrible pitching, it is good to see the possibility of an improving offense. With the good pitching the Mets have, a decent offense to go along with it will win them games.

  • WillisReid

    And stupid considering the fact they tried and couldn’t get Balfour.

  • CJM

    And Smith for that matter.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Is it really to much to ask from Terry that in a MUST win game he play our best feilder and hitter?

  • CJM

    That’s why he’s starting EYJ.

  • TheMets philosophy

    You cant be serious.

  • CJM

    100% serious.

  • TheMets philosophy

    So Eyj is our best hitter now?

  • CJM

    He leads the team in runs and WAR.

  • iwamofo

    Wow, that was literally the dumbest thing I ever read on here…ever

  • TheMets philosophy

    And lagares leads the teem in BA. Not surre how that makes EY our best hitter

  • Scottydoeskno328

    And of course he sits Lagares.

  • Tommy

    It really is amazing how the game after a hitter has a great game, he rides the bench! I knew that Chris Young or Granderson would be on the bench today!

  • Waz0787

    You are a funny dude.

  • Erin_II

    trevordunn I`m thinking. Clever new name.

  • ed charles

    love how he stole third with no one out… err oops. love how aggressive he is on the base paths stretching a double into what should have been an easy out at third. he’s a streaky hitter at best, with gap power. for now, he’s okay at 2B, but he’s a 3rd to 4th line player on a good team (that’s a hockey reference) and we have youngsters who can fill his shoes. Wait until next year to consider a contract. we won’t have all that much competition for his services.

  • Scottydoeskno328

    You must lose at poker a lot cause Gee is gonna get hit and Mets are gonna be swept.

  • CJM

    Go learn baseball, bro.

  • HarvUgly

    You heard it here first. Heath Bell will make his long awaited return to the Mets. He has always wanted to return and this will end up being a positive for the Mets.

  • KennyandtheMets

    I think it is to protect Juan’s hammy. I would have sat him too.

  • ed charles

    By huge boost, you mean he doesn’t crap his pants when he’s at bat? Or that you don’t throw up in your mouth when you’re watching him? Huge boost? Meh. A major league hitter, I agree…

  • TheMets philosophy

    @MattEhalt: Lagares just pulled his hamstring. He’s played three straight and is getting one day off. Do not get why there is so much anger.

  • Benny

    I actually agree with this decision, considering Lagares is coming off a hamstring injury and he was 1-6 last night with 3 punch outs (might be a sign of needed rest).

  • jimmy705

    Um, Connor….don’t you think the “improving offense” might have SOMETHING to do with the park they’re playing in right now? Or do you think these same last three games have been demonstrations of the team’s “good pitching”??

  • Bail4Nails

    I think Terry and a lot of bright people on here don’t realize that a couple of “routine fly balls and line drives” that Lagares took care of this series, could’ve been more disastrous Runs against the Mets. Offense aside, a starting Outfield in Colorado without Lagares is just Stupid.

  • jimmy705

    I wish an argument over the team’s pinch-hitters was the biggest problem we have right now….

  • ed charles

    Neither redundant nor boring. Chamberlain was a no brainer. As was Kazmir over Colon. Both would be significant upgrades over what we have AND energize the fan base. What is Valverde even doing on the staff. Black should be up. And after four years, your only leftie out of the bullpen is a career AAA player — who’s done okay.

  • Erin_II

    I have no problem with Lagares getting a day off, as long as it’s the last one this week. Also glad to see Q in there again. He ought to be in a straight platoon with Rubey.

  • jimmy705

    Does a team never have to take any responsibility for all their “tried and couldn’t gets”?

  • jimmy705

    Two roster spots, 3/4 of a decent player’s production…..

  • KennyandtheMets

    Lagares is our best player. Do you really want to lose him to a torn hammy? This is the right move, as much as we could use him in the line up today.

  • Erin_II

    I can`t help but laugh at all the fools who keep laughing.

  • KennyandtheMets

    True. However, Juan has played every inning since coming off the DL. This is a day game after a night game. I think this is to protect his hammy.

  • BCleveland3381

    Also, letting EY get a start in Colorado, where he played most of his career and where his dad coaches is fine.

  • Metropolitan

    i would hope that is not the reason

  • WillisReid

    They absolutely do. But how does ranting over and over in the comment section of a blog not affiliated with the Mets make them take responsibility?

  • mr. belvedere

    I really think the solution to our bullpen problem can be solved internally 3 steps…Mejia to the bullpen, Degrom and Montero promoted with Degrom as the 5th starter and Montero in the bullpen, and DFA Valverde and Farnsworth…the only thing is you cannot do this yet, you have to give Degrom and Montero another month to get their work in and give Mejia another couple of starts to build his confindence back up so it’s not seen as a demotion

  • ed charles

    I would hardly classify any of the comments as rants. And while application to the Mets organization and a supervisory position where we could hire and fire the FO would be superior to commenting on a fanbase site, it’s sort of a meaningless response on your part.

  • jessed619

    EYJ scratched from lineup after being hit in face by ball, according to Adam Rubin

  • ed charles

    Was it on purpose? Does anyone know?

  • jessed619

    No the ball ricocheted in batting practice and hit him below the eye. Lagares is in now

  • ed charles

    Hope the kid is alright.

  • jessed619

    Same, he’s going to the hospital to get x-rays, let’s hope its nothing too serious.

  • Eyeball

    I think he ran too far trying to save that walk off homer. That was a bomb.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Do you really think that the Mets are a prime destination for Free Agent players?

  • jimmy705

    WR, I find the way this team has been run in recent years arrogant, high-handed, thoughtless of the fans, and even cruel. (The treatment of Ryan Church’s concussions, the firing of Willie Randolph.) I’m not one to rant over and over, but I understand the ranters’ frustration.

  • Hotstreak

    For starters, the Yankees would love to have him.

  • jason bay

    The top 50 relievers from 2013 according to fangraphs (posting a 3.3 – 0.9 WAR were:

    Koji Uehara- IFA 2009, FA 2013
    Greg Holland – 10th round 2007 KC
    Mark Melancon – 9th round 2006 Pitt
    Joe Nathan – FA Tex
    Kimbrel – 3rd round 2008 Atl
    Kenley Jansen IFA 2004 LAD
    Trevor Rosenthal – 21st round 2009, St. L
    Nate Jones – 5th round 2007, ChiSox
    Danny Farquhar – 10th round Tor 2008, traded 3 times, waivers twice.
    Drew Smyly – 2nd round 2010 Detroit
    Neal Cotts – 2nd round 2001 OAK, traded twice, released twice signed as a FA twice.
    Glen Perkins – 1st round 2004 #21, Minn.
    Addison Reed – 3rd round 2010, ChiSox
    Sean Doolittle – Supplemental round #41 2007 Oakland
    David Robertson 17th round 2006 NYY
    Aroldis Chapman – IFA 2010 Cinn
    Joaquin Benoit – IFA 1996 TEX, signed as a FA 3 times
    Ryan Cook – 27th round 2008, Arizona, trade to Oakland
    Mariano Rivera – IFA 1990
    Jason Grilli – 1st round #4, 1997, SF, traded 3 times, rule 5, released twice, signed as a FA 5 times
    Steve Cishek – 5th round 2007 MIA
    Matt Belisle – 2nd round 1998 Atlanta, trade, FA
    Steve Delabar – 29th round 2003, SD, released, FA, trade
    Brandon Kintzler – 40th round 2004 SD, released, FA
    Alex Torres – IFA 2005, LAA, traded twice
    Casey Jansen – 4th round 2004 TOR
    Fernando Rodney – IFA 1997 DET, FA 3 times
    Adam Ottavino – 1st round, 30th pick 2006 St.L, waivers.
    Luke Hochevar – 1st round #1, 2006 KC
    Bobby Parnell – 9th round 2005 NYM
    Charlie Furbush – 4th round 2007, DET, trade
    Junichi Tazawa – IFA 2008 Boston
    Sergio Romo – 28th round 2005 SF
    Dane de la Rosa – 24th round, 2002, NYY, released twice, signed as a FA twice, 1 trade
    Robbie Ross – 2nd round 2008, TEX
    Rex Brothers – Supplemental round #34, 2009, COL
    Josh Collmenter – 15th round 2007 Arizona
    Craig Stammen – 12th round 2005
    Luke Gregerson – 28th round 2006, St.L, traded twice
    Brett Cecil – Supplemental round #38, 2007, Toronto
    Matt Lindstrom – 10th round 2002, NYM, traded 5 times, FA once.
    Cody Allen – 23rd round 2011, Clev.
    Brian Matusz – 1st round #4, 2008, Balt.
    Caey Fien – 20th round 2006, DET, released twice, waivers twice signed as a FA twice
    Jonathon Paplebon – 4th round 2003, FA once
    Bryan Shaw- 2nd round 2008, Arizona, Trade
    Jean Machi – IFA 2000 Phil, selected as a Minor League FA, released once signed as a FA 3 times
    David Carpenter – 12th round 2006, St.L, Traded 3 times, waivers once
    Jim Johnson – 5th round 2001, Balt, trade
    Anthony Swarzak – 2nd round 2004, Minn.
    Jared Burton – 8th round 2002, OAK, rule 5, FA once
    Will Harris – 9th round 2006, Colorado, waivers twice.

    Keep in mind that most of the trades involving these 2013 successful relievers were in relatively significant deals, not as the featured piece but as desirable add ons in trades moving bigger names.

    The draft, trade, IFA, waivers and FA in that order seem to be the best way to procure one of these relievers and barring having something to trade, having available roster spots to add a waiver wire acquisition or sign a FA are vital.

    Also interesting to see how long it taken some of these relievers to develop with a fair number having been signed or drafted during the Steve Phillips era and the majority of them in 2005-2009.

  • Hotstreak

    Yes it’s is a rockie road.

  • jimmy705

    That seems circular to me. OF COURSE the Mets would be a prime destination for free agents if they were well run (they have been in the past)…and not just because they’d pay market rates. Players used to love coming to NY–both teams–because, well, it was NY.

    Their missing out on free agents because they’re not a prime destination is an indictment, not a reason or an excuse.

  • George_Theodore

    I think Lagares needed the day off.. day game after night game, just coming off the hammy injury… I have no problem with it & I’m a big Lagares fan..

  • BigAl831

    The idea of Jenry Mejia developing into a closer gets more and more intriguing to me.

  • WillisReid

    Or you could not support the team financially in any capcity. Probably more realistic than a supervisory position in the front office, and more impactful than commenting on Metsmerized.

    Meaningless, lol. Way to one up me.

  • WillisReid

    Agree. And I also understand his frustration. Which makes repeating it endlessly for a week boring and redundant. Not to mention it waters down the quality of the comment section.

  • Lotus1209

    Are you guys hearing this Toronto crowd? My God they’re making it hostile for the Nets. That’s what I one day hope Citi field to be like

  • Tommy

    Being a Knick fan, I am hoping the Nets CHOKE!

  • Wolfmicky21

    Yes, Harvey threw the ball at his face when he wasn’t looking because EYJ doubted Harvey’s work ethic re his recovery from TJ, Adam Rubin

  • Lotus1209

    I’m a big fan of Mejia, but the idea is growing on me too. He just doesn’t provide the innings needed to be a rotation regular. His health and his size are also against that idea. I say if he has a few more clunkers like yesterday then we have to start truly entertaining that idea considering how badly the bullpen has thrown

  • CJM

    Amazing ending to that game. I was really hoping the Raptors would pull it out.

  • MikeBedlam

    LOTS of over-reaction. Colon has 2 bad starts of his own. I don’t hear anyone clamoring for HIM to be in the bullpen.

  • Lotus1209

    Yeah but let’s face it, the only team that stands a chance against Miami are the Nets. If Toronto made it, itd be a nice story and all, but Miami would make mincemeat out of them.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Lol did you see the jackass on the field with the kids and Gary said Ryan Braun in the ballpark lol I love gary

  • Metropolitan

    NETS WON BOOOOOOOY! Moving on to the semis

  • Metropolitan

    Nets going to the semis..what are the Knicks up to these days?

  • MikeBedlam

    Really hope he’s okay. I’m not the biggest fan of EYJ as a player, but you can’t knock how hard he plays and how good a teammate he is.

  • Selltheteam06

    Something has been done we got Omar! ugh

  • CJM

    That’s why I wanted Toronto to win haha. I’m a big LeBron James fan. I wanted to see the Heat go undefeated through the East. I could see the Nets taking 2 games from the Heat.

  • Super T

    Should have left CY 4th & Grandy 5th.

  • iwamofo

    EY out of the lineup…wow funny how things turn out. Get well soon EY

  • Jgreen

    Team is cursed

  • Anthony

    Can we avoid getting swept

  • MikeBedlam

    Getting hit in the eye with a batted ball is not funny.

  • Andrew Herbst

    What a shame about EY.

  • Super T

    The same thing the Nets will soon be up to – looking forward to next season.

  • Metropolitan

    nice Lagares

  • iwamofo

    Calm down big boy. Did I say getting hit in the eye with a ball is funny?

  • Metropolitan

    the injury is serious?

  • Selltheteam06

    Does anyone have a feed?? I cant find one today

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yeah. He got hit in the eye in batting practice.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Murph is locked in.

  • Jeff

    Lagares continues to show why he will be a reliable CFer for the Mets for a long time, so glad to see him continue to show he can hit. With his defense, and his ability to get extra base hits, we have a real gem in Lagares for sure.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wright is killing me

  • Jeff

    Murphy needs to be given a contract extension, end of story!

  • MikeBedlam

    Never said you did.

  • Anthony

    Are we in Florida yet

  • MikePiazza3186

    Grandy hr

  • Jeff

    how about even just an base an RBI base hit

  • KMO82

    I wish.

  • George_Theodore

    This is way better than an 8:40 start

  • MikePiazza3186

    I take it

  • KMO82

    Agreed.

  • KMO82

    Me too.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Grandy is starting to heat up.

  • CJM

    Grandy there we go. I guess the altitude is making him feel good about his bat.

  • Anthony

    We’ve seen this script three days in a row

  • KMO82

    Mets score first, not a good sign :/

  • MikePiazza3186

    But not with gee money on the bump

  • goorru

    Aggressive base running by Murph getting to third with less than two outs, how dumb he is(sarcasm).

  • KMO82

    Let’s hope.

  • Jeff

    Nice to see Granderson not getting fooled by the slider down and in as much recently, right through the hole for a base hit. The first few weeks he was lunging after those sliders like we see Ike Davis do when he was really struggling.

  • KMO82

    Ut oh.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Is that the first time Grandy has gotten a hit in his first AB of a game (starting the game)?

  • Andrew Herbst

    Murph is the worst baserunner.

  • George_Theodore

    Roger Ramjet screws up again

  • Metropolitan

    Murphy you dunce

  • MikePiazza3186

    No words

  • iwamofo

    Murphy has become good at stealing bases and all but he still sucks at running the bases

  • HarveyKsYou

    Francessa will be all over Murphy tomorrow.

  • CJM

    Murphy is a freaking idiot. There’s the base running regression many people predicted for him.

  • goorru

    lol

  • BronxMets

    Murphy has shown this series why nobody takes him seriously. He is the dumbest player I have ever seen. Destry where are you ?

  • MikePiazza3186

    Lol jinx

  • goorru

    Maybe not LOL

  • Taskmaster4450

    And that is why, no matter how good Murphy hits, he will not get an extension from the Mets.

  • BronxMets

    it was a dumb move if the throw was there he is out by 10 feet…but nonetheless just wait on Murphy and he will come through with a dumb move

  • George_Theodore

    Murphy needs remedial base running lessons

  • HarveyKsYou

    I agree. The only one on this team that is good with Sac Flys is David.

  • goorru

    No it wasn’t, the next play was dumb

  • Glenn

    Murphy has to be the stupidest baseball player I’ve ever seen. He makes more bonehead mistakes than anybody in the game and takes totally pointless risks on the bases. What a total jerk.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    “You told me not to make the first out at third.”

  • 3doza33

    Murphy has been killing us on the base paths this year! The consecutive steal streak got to his head! Pull it together Murphy!!

  • Jeff

    Tejada should have 100 Sac Flys by now with the rate he hits pop ups

  • Mets4ever

    You called it

  • George_Theodore

    he was looking at the catcher at home while the ball was being cut off about 20 feet from him

  • BronxMets

    maybe he was who knows

  • BigAl831

    No way. Murph is a big leaguer. Kids in little league wouldn’t have been that foolish. Play is unraveling in front of you. Simple.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Roger Ramjet strikes again

  • Lotus1209

    Relax. Most of you were praising him during his most recent streak. Sheesh all of you are ready to jump ship after a few mistakes that ALL players/teams make.

  • HarveyKsYou

    This damn nobody!

  • Andrew Herbst

    It’s so frustrating how Murph takes us out of big innings with his terrible baserunning.

  • George_Theodore

    no, these mistakes are not acceptable at the ML level.. sorry

  • Rocky Thompson

    Murphy is a smart player, he just has lousy instincts.

  • 2rings

    I hate this place

  • Andrew Herbst

    That’s true. But he has know better that was too shallow to try to score on.

  • 2rings

    Gary C just needs to shut up with the same stats over and over…no pitcher failed to go 5 before this series..we know…met pithcers without a hit..we know

  • Taskmaster4450

    He went on for years about how no met had thrown a no hitter.

  • BigAl831

    How does this excuse idiotic base running? 3 games in a row no less.

  • Taskmaster4450

    There is no way to defend the leaving of Mejia in there no matter how Terry tries to spin it.

    It was a major screw up on his part.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Must you people hate on everything we have going for us? Gary is great. Go listen to Kay and see what Yankee fans have to deal with.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Yankees lost. Good. Sadly, the nets won.

  • 2rings

    wow a contrarian comment, shocking

  • Ryan5757

    Was he wrong?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    But the issue wasn’t how many pitches he’d thrown or whether he’d handled Arenado earlier. It wasn’t his stuff, it was what’s between his ears. He’s an emotional player who should have been calmed down before he ever threw that pitch. Terry didn’t have control of the situation

  • BigAl831

    That’s fine and probably true but you have Duda coming up. How the hell can you make an out at third like that? That is little league stuff. And as to your post below, coaches can only do so much to turn a 29 year old baseball player into a smart or even competent baserunner. I think Teufel is a very good third base coach. That play is 100 percent on Murph and his foolishness.

  • HarveyKsYou

    You love Lagares (guys done well good two weeks) you’re probably one of the people who says Wright is just a good player and that blames Collins for everything that goes wrong.

  • 2rings

    apparently you do not read any posts I make

  • Jeff

    Too often I have seen the Mets comeback in a game in which a pitcher gives up a bunch of runs early on and isn’t pulled even when it can easily seen that he doesn’t have it that day. If you have to go to a long man in the 3rd inning oh well you do it. Its not something that happens every day. However when a guy gives up a bunch early and then the teams comes back but comes up a run or 2 short its tough to watch.

  • Rocky Thompson

    With all of the talk about Matt Reynolds hitting well at Binghamton, Wilfredo Tovar is currently out hitting him .347 to .322. If/when Flores is called up, Wilfredo deserves the promotion to Las Vegas.

  • Jeff

    Not exactly the same situation with Mejia last night but there was no reason to leave him in that long especially with his track record when you could see he was struggling

  • MikeBedlam

    Almost doesn’t count, Gary. We lost.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Duda went barreling into second! Scary!

  • Selltheteam06

    Tejadas had a rough series? How about rough 2 seasons

  • goorru

    Today’s the day where Gee can prove himself to be the ace of this staff.

  • donobrien

    Murphy’s problem may be he tries to do too much. He didn’t intend to go home, but he wanted to ensure a throw that just might go wild. Not smart, i agree, but if he wasn’t 5 for his last 7 at bats, he couldn’t make that mistake. Where’s Wright that inning?; where’s a deep fly ball when needed?

  • Anthony

    Thanks gary

  • Jeff

    Michael Kay is HOF broadcaster material compared to the Yankees radio team lol. Sterling alright Im not a fan, but he has his shtick and I can see why some people like him, but his partner who need not even be mentioned….not a nice thing I can say.

  • goorru

    That’s exactly it, he’s being overly aggressive.

  • mr mojo risin

    man, if we could just get a 6 run lead that might be eno…….. ugh

  • Andrew Herbst

    I can’t wait until our pitchers get a hit so Gary can stop reminding us.

  • HarveyKsYou

    He’s not a homer sorry..

  • Andrew Herbst

    No, but it gets annoying after a while.

  • Selltheteam06

    I said it before Tejada might literally be the worst starter (at any position) in all of baseball

  • Jeff

    When one of our pitchers gets a hit, Gary is going to make it seem like they just hit a walkoff in Game 7 lol

  • goorru

    He’s slugging .218, that’s scary.

  • KMO82

    Whats annoying is that they are 0-48 lol.

  • Pablo Purchese

    J.P Arencibia

  • Andrew Herbst

    Lol. You’re right.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Who would have thought the 5 weeks into the season the Bartolo Colon would be tied for the team lead in hit by a pitcher??? The Mets may need to call up Jake deGrom just to get his bat in the lineup. The kid can hit and this is getting embarrassing.

  • Jeff

    Gotta love the way Murphy plays, makes mistakes yes no doubt, but his improvement at the plate and in the field makes me confident he will learn how to aggressive in a more intelligent manner on the base paths. Look at his #s and its hard to get angry at him when you see what he puts up compared to some others on the team

  • Andrew Herbst

    Did Tulo get a day off?

  • KMO82

    Yeah.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Thanks.

  • MikeBedlam

    We should’ve asked if we could borrow him for the day.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. We should have asked the Rockies to borrow him for today. That would have been nice.

  • KMO82

    Look what I found.

  • KMO82

    How about for the next few years.

  • MikeBedlam

    It would’ve been a nice gesture of mercy.

  • Jeff

    The fact that DeGrom/Montero haven’t been called up yet is just absurd! We know there is no room in the rotation but DeGrom is likely going to be a reliever any way and Id love to see Montero with his command right now be a shutdown reliever until he joins the rotation

  • Andrew Herbst

    That’s even better.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Agreed since they always beat us.

  • CJM

    I’m pretty sure Gee has pulled off that behind the back snag before.

  • mr mojo risin

    can’t spell Glove without Gee

  • KEITH

    Wow. Pitchers can be athletes! Almost forgot.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Or lucky.

  • donobrien

    LOL.

  • KEITH

    Alderson wants to wait until the Mets are out of it. Is absurd.

  • MikeBedlam

    You can’t let a rookie play a meaningful game!!!!!

  • Taskmaster4450

    Where do they rank in runs scored?

    That is the only stat that matters.

  • Tommy

    http://m.rays.mlb.com/video/v32595457/tbnyy-myers-crushes-an-insidethepark-home-run

    Anyone see the 3 run inside the park HR from Wil Myers vs CC & the Yankees! Elsbury with a horrible play in CF, and Beltran was out in never, never land & took forever to back up the play!

  • KMO82

    Let’s face it, we will see them in June. The Mets are in quantity mode still not quality. That’s why you see guys like Valverde on this team because they “may” serve a purpose. When the Mets start calling up these guys they will start to trim the fat (not a pun on Bartolo lol), until then they don’t have to and it saves them money. Winning is still secondary to that but That will change or at least should soon.

  • MyasDaddy

    Just got in… sat down and saw Murph make another bonehead base running in the 1st?

  • KMO82

    There ya go Wright.

  • BigAl831

    Damn I thought that was gone

  • MikeBedlam

    CAPTAIN!!!!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Atta boy

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Just missed one there

  • CJM

    I thought that was gone.

  • 2rings

    nice rip..but funny how we cannot seem to hit it another 5 feet all the time

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice hitting D Wright!

  • BigAl831

    Absolutely juiced that ball. Weird. Oh well.

  • LIMetfan22

    Runs scored is probably the largest misleading stat.

    The Astros could score 15 runs against a really bad pitcher one day then get shutout their next 4 games. But everyone will think they’re good b/c their runs scored is higher than runs allowed.

  • BCleveland3381

    Best thing David did that AB is get Murphy off the bases, LOL

  • KMO82

    Need the ball to travel and extra 10% not 9% lol.

  • Metsfan27

    Let’s go Grandy!

  • 2rings

    lol

  • MikeBedlam

    Oh look, Heath Bell got DFA’d. Hmmmm…..

  • Jeff

    Gooden’s rookie #s in 84 were just horrendous, no reason for him to be in NY lol. Not sure if he would have even been up with the Mets in 85 & 86 with this front office’s mentality lol.

  • MyasDaddy

    Don’t even think about it…

  • Taskmaster4450

    He has sucked for the last three seasons.

    He just got dumped by the worst BP in baseball.

  • BigAl831

    No way.

  • mad met

    Stick to hockey

  • Anthony

    Where is that stated?

  • MikeBedlam

    I don’t want him.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Grandy’s shown a better eye this series.

  • KMO82

    Which is really the best sign.

  • MikeBedlam

    Alderson logic.

  • 2rings

    CY

  • LIMetfan22

    CY looking very good lately.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. That’s that most important thing.

  • MikePiazza3186

    At least the bats heating up here!!

  • Metsfan27

    Keep pouring on the runs! Who knows how many we’ll need

  • MikePiazza3186

    With gee money it’s all good

  • Andrew Herbst

    CY’s locked in.

  • Jeff

    We dont have enough pitching prospects so we couldnt trade for him even though we could have likely gotten him for Wheeler.

  • KMO82

    He’s one of the best players on the team no doubt and maybe with more talent he wouldn’t have to be so aggressive and force things.

  • Selltheteam06

    Lets go Travis!

  • MyasDaddy

    I was just going to say… they are going to walk Duda to get to tDA.

  • MikePiazza3186

    I will have the tda grand salami sub please

  • 2rings

    cannot try to do to much..hit it where it is pitched

  • BCleveland3381

    TDA should be getting the “be patient” speech right now. He gets a little over aggressive sometimes with guys on base this season.

  • George_Theodore

    c’mon.. oppo taco!

  • BigAl831

    Bats have looked good this series. Maybe Coors has a lot to do with it but at least that’s a positive we can take from this not so pretty series.

    Let’s take this game.

  • Xavier 22

    Yep. Where are all the “CY was a terrible signing” posters these days?

  • Sandy Alderson faux

    errrr ummm uhh BRILLIANT IDEA!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    looks a lot like yesterday

  • Jeff

    Exactly, dont have to do too much! Travis has looked better lately. Just a base hit through the hole

  • 2rings

    crap

  • MyasDaddy

    4-6-3

  • HarveyKsYou

    Of course.

  • Andrew Herbst

    It was a steal that Sandy signed him for 7.5 million.

  • Jeff

    He looked good in ST as well. If he can be consistent he can help us

  • MikePiazza3186

    Darnaud your a stiff!!!

  • RyanF55

    Man…That was a big spot to step up for TDA

  • Andrew Herbst

    Typical.

  • LIMetfan22

    D’Anaud BABIP strikes again.

    .222 on the year

  • BCleveland3381

    Only thing scarier than Tulo starting is him pinch hitting in the bottom of the 9th.

  • KMO82

    He hits it hard too.

  • MikePiazza3186

    We got dr farnsy no worries lol

  • Jeff

    Travis just lost some $$! Sandy is not gonna be happy about his Bases Per Outs #s after that double play

  • Tommy

    I am not a sabermetrics guy, although I will read up on it a little bit, but I have to guess that d’Arnaud has had no luck at all on balls in play or whatever that stat is! He has hit the ball on the nose a lot, with nothing to show for it! It seems it is almost always right at someone!

  • RyanF55

    Hopefully Gee can go 9 so the bullpen doesn’t have a chance to blow it

  • LIMetfan22

    Yup. He’ll come around. Unbelievable how lucky he’s been.

  • Taskmaster4450

    How was he overagressive when he took a meatball down the middle for strike one?

  • Jeff

    How about working the count there, he had the bases loaded!

  • LIMetfan22

    You’re right. .222 BABIP and I can think of 6 hits he should have had but they’re been right at people.

  • Sandy Alderson faux

    I found this next to a half eaten cheeseburger.

  • MyasDaddy

    I do not like the way Gee looks so far today.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Mejia gave up 8 runs.

    But yeah, that one is on the bullpen.

  • Xavier 22

    Giants swept the Braves. NL West is a beast (‘cept for the D’backs)

  • goorru

    Is it the beard?

  • LIMetfan22

    Braves lose 6 in a row after looking like a juggernaut. Really wish we won yesterdays game.

  • 2rings

    and on flip side, what happened to the Pirates..12-19

  • MyasDaddy

    I mean this inning has been better. He seemed to have labored early in the game.

  • Xavier 22

    They got Iked

  • KMO82

    The Braves are a lot like us but when their hitters get hot the actually hit a ton of home runs. When they get cold they can’t score because they strike out a lot.

  • MikeBedlam

    With that logic, the Wilpons should be sending us drugs for enduring watching some of these games.

  • LIMetfan22

    Also Freddie Freeman was single handedly carrying their offense for the first 3 weeks. Now he’s not only come back down to career levels but is actually slumping.

  • KMO82

    Also true.

  • MyasDaddy

    Oh no… The Cohen mush.

  • Mets4ever

    Gee. Poor mans Greg Maddux

  • Xavier 22

    Could be the altitude. Looks like he’s adjusted.

  • KMO82

    What happened there?

  • goorru

    It must be weird for any away pitcher to pitch here.

  • LIMetfan22

    CAmera man having a seizure?

  • MyasDaddy

    No. That was Rick Reed

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL was wondering same thing

  • BronxMets

    they both were he was out by 10-15 feet if that throw was on

  • George_Theodore

    the camera work has been weird

  • Selltheteam06

    Camera Crew are the real losers in this series

  • MikeBedlam

    Must’ve been some boobs in the stands for Keith.

  • Mets4ever

    Gee’s better than Reed

  • KMO82

    Well, no one is really poor in baseball but in baseball terms he is certainly playing for the right team lol.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Odd camera work.

  • Xavier 22

    Altitude ?

  • NewYorkMammoths

    It seems like the Braves have had the longest winning and losing streaks the last few years.

  • goorru

    It’s the right play with less than two outs.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    What kind of crappy camera work was that? You couldn’t even see the last out being caught-not without binoculars

  • BigAl831

    They are very similar.

    Have to take into account the era that Reed pitched in as well.

  • donobrien

    That last out by the Rockies, the camera stayed on the batter so long it didn’t follow the ball or show Grandy’s catch. At least I didn’t see it.

  • BCleveland3381

    Up here in Syracuse, The WOR feed is played on ESPN radio for every Met game. But the station has a “Yankees on Deck” local pregame show for Yankee games and nothing for the Mets.

  • MyasDaddy

    Very similar to say the least. Reed did it in the postseason…so therefore he has the edge right now.

  • George_Theodore

    oh, what station is that? i might be able to get it in the car

  • BCleveland3381

    97.7

  • George_Theodore

    thanks

  • 2rings

    JL..continues

  • BCleveland3381

    Its not really all that strong though. Once you get about 10 miles outside of the city, you’ll probably lose it.

  • Mets4ever

    Boy. He’s gonna be good

  • MyasDaddy

    Is there anything this kid can’t do?

  • Tommy

    gonna?

  • 2rings

    Any news on EY? HIt in the eye during BP?

  • BigAl831

    Gotta like the look of this lineup with Lagares, Murph, Wright, Granderson, CY, and Duda all looking sharp right now. Hopefully they can keep this up.

  • CJM

    Lagares continues to drive the ball the other way really, really well. Very nice to see.

  • Xavier 22

    Dude. Are you texting on a blog while driving?

  • MikeBedlam

    Convince TC to play him EVERY day.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Wow, Lagares is hitting everything. Great winter, great spring, great before the DL and great afterwards. Time to bench this guy already.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Leggy!

  • Mets4ever

    Yeah meaning from this season on

  • MyasDaddy

    JL is doing it himself every single day he plays.

  • George_Theodore

    no..lol i’m on the couch watching SNY.. i meant in the future

  • MikeBedlam

    Looks like his cheekbone took the brunt of it. He has a “contusion”.

  • BCleveland3381

    Who cares about HR power? Lagares is a doubles machine. With him and Murphy back to back in the lineup, that could be 80 doubles a year from our 1 and 2 spots in the lineup.

  • Taskmaster4450

    No break in the cheekbone.

    Is listed day to day.

  • 2rings

    thanks

  • MikeBedlam

    Yeah, but when will that be enough for Terry?

  • Xavier 22

    He’s been playing everyday since he’s been back.

  • KMO82

    Yes.

  • Mets4ever

    If we only had a SS

  • MikeBedlam

    He wasn’t scheduled to play today.

  • BigAl831

    Don’t need our shortstop to hit if everybody else keeps hitting.

  • 2rings

    thanks MB

  • KMO82

    hanger.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Good ab wright

  • BigAl831

    Yeah forget that double off the wall! He sucks!

  • Anthony

    Ten run lead an I might feel comfortable

  • donobrien

    Hell, who’s a better clutch hitter than Murphy? Good he didn’t leave it to the Captain.

  • Mets4ever

    Unlike you I can’t live with Tejada regardless if others are hitting

  • BigAl831

    If he continues to play less than average defense, I’d agree with you.

  • Xavier 22

    Just to give him a day off once in awhile. Seems to me like he’s the starting CF

  • BigAl831

    How is that poking fun?

    Never said he could do no wrong so I guess we both love putting words into mouths eh!

  • Jgreen

    I am not relieved yet. Score more before Rockies heat up!

  • Andrew Herbst

    Murph is on fire. I’d like to see hum start hitting for some power and hit some homers.

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, if we just wanted defense we’d be better off with Tovar

  • MikeBedlam

    His homers have always seemed to come during the warmer months of the season.

  • Taskmaster4450

    The guy has 8 2bs already…who cares about HRs if he keeps doing that.

    There are other guys to hit the ball out of the park in that lineup…it isnt Murphy’s job.

  • Xavier 22

    Phew! OK. I was kinda nervous there for a minute.

  • George_Theodore

    thanks for your concern 🙂

  • MikeBedlam

    OK…Keith is definitely high.

  • Xavier 22

    Just wish he didn’t get Pagan brain on the base paths every so often.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    he’s right-there was a giant shallow inland sea in the middle of the continent a couple hundred million years ago.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    C’mon now. You know being a doubles machine is bad. We should replace him with EY Jr 😉

  • George_Theodore

    4-0 feels like 1-0

  • Connor O’Brien

    Neither can be completely contributed to the ballpark.

  • Connor O’Brien

    Is what I said not true?

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    No play for mister gray

  • Taskmaster4450

    0-0

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Lake BOneville

  • George_Theodore

    i was trying to be optimistic

  • Selltheteam06

    2-0 rockies

  • Connor O’Brien

    We could live with a hole at SS if the rest of the lineup keeps hitting.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Was an everyday OF for the second half of last season. Started the season as an everyday player until he got hurt. Has been an everyday player since he’s back.

    Come on man.

  • Taskmaster4450

    And doing a fine job of it too.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Western Interior Seaway during the mid-Cretaceous, about 100 million years ago

    The Western Interior Seaway (also called the Cretaceous Seaway, the Niobraran Sea, and the North American Inland Sea) was a large inland sea that existed during the mid- to late Cretaceous period as well as the very early Paleogene, splitting the continent of North America into two landmasses, Laramidia to the west and Appalachia to the east. The ancient sea stretched from the Gulf of Mexico and through the middle of the modern-day countries of the United States and Canada, meeting with the Arctic Ocean to the north. At its largest, it was 2,500 feet (760 m) deep, 600 miles (970 km) wide and over 2,000 miles (3,200 km) long.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Gee has stepped up big this year, asserting himself as the leader of the staff. I hope he can keep it up today to avoid the sweep.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    No. They don’t. They got off to a terrible start this season and since then, they’ve been a bullpen. Not stellar. Not awful. Its a bullpen.

  • Taskmaster4450

    That is what a staff leader does….stops losing streaks before they become too big.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I meant Lake Bonneville. The Great Salt Lake in UT is all that remains of it.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Well so has niese expecially with some mental toughness good to have these guys we can always rely on

  • George_Theodore

    Kevin with the Soup commercial!

  • Super T

    And quite a few fans have lobbied to trade him for defensive SS types.

  • goorru

    Have we not learned our lesson and not congratulate Gee on a job well done til he leaves the game.

  • Metsfan27

    CY is on fire right now!

  • TheMets philosophy

    Its scary how grandy hits to the same exact spot every single time!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    But Campbell wouldn’t be on the bench as much as Satin-he could come in in OF double-switches and give the team more versatility as well as power off the bench

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Much more recent

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Absolutely foolish to say, especially as bipolar this lineup can be.

  • Jeff

    We already have a defensive SS in Tovar. Would be a total waste of a trade!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    If Q can stay sharp off the bench why can’t Satin?

  • TheMets philosophy

    TD has gone back to looking bad

  • Taskmaster4450

    Q is sharp?

  • Hotstreak

    Shades of Buddy Harrelson and Felix Milan.

  • Super T

    I’m not saying Gee is a staff ace, but I think he is worth a bit more than a Didi Gregorius type player in return.

  • Selltheteam06

    here we go

  • Jgreen

    Oh it was 5th inning right…

  • TheMets philosophy

    This is were i cant stand terry

  • George_Theodore

    So Gee either gets through the 90 pitch mark, or melts down… I say he hangs tough

  • HarveyKsYou

    Yes, and Tejada is dull.

  • Anthony

    We are only through five. Ugh

  • Tommy

    WOW! They got passed the 5th w/o incident! LOL

  • TheMets philosophy

    Yesssss

  • donobrien

    Way to get out of that. LGM More runs.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Please we need more runs like 20 more!

  • Tommy

    This game scares the hell out of me! We have left a small army on base so far, and only have 4 runs, plus you know the Rockies are going to score eventually!

  • Sure… Lets trade Dillon Gee, the only sure thing we have in our rotation right now… 🙂

  • Super T

    Dante Bichette?

  • We need 12 more runs before I relax. lol

  • Tommy

    Actually I can argue that Niese has been pretty dominant too! Plus, with Harvey, Syndergaard, possibly Montero, who is the odd man out? I don’t want to get rid of Niese (lefty), so with Gee’s value so high right now, we may have to trade him, since we can get something of real value for him! I like him & will miss him, if they did trade him, but it would be the right thing to do!

  • BarnRat

    Unfortunately, Farnsworth is pretty much a sure thing also

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    This blog has everything, baseball, geology…. What more can you ask.

  • donobrien

    I’m pouring myself a stiff drink right now. I can’t go through any more late innings in Denver without some fortification.

  • Super T

    Matt Harvey’s season last year has really spoiled a lot of Met fans into thinking all these young SPs we have coming up the pipeline are going to replicate his instant success. Looking at Wheeler & Mejia would be a better indicator.

  • Cheers!

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    What if Syndegaard, Montero and Harvey don’t work out? Gee is a proven commodity, and he’s a bulldog. I say keep him, at least until the other guys establish themselves.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    We need a manager to keep a close eye on things.

  • George_Theodore

    Arren-NOT-O!

  • donobrien

    Wish I could pour you one.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Are . . . NADA!

  • KMO82

    Funny how everyone says how good our starting pitching has been but we have 3 guys with ERA’s over 5 lol. But really Colon has had two horrendous starts and Mejia has really just had two bad innings.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It even has commercials–“No play for Mr Gray”

  • Jeff

    Keith is right, no need for all that music nonsense

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I’m with Keith on the noise pollution

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    https://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/463076807575887872

    How convenient of them to start losing when the Mets begin to have a hard time. Ugh.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    I’m pretty sure bobby abreu is Jose canseco with a tan

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    And thus he would be very valuable, and low-cost as well.

    Sure, we’d be punting on 2014, but we were really doing that all along, weren’t we? 😉

  • Very good point. A lot of fans don’t realize how historic Harvey’s start in the majors was. Add in the erroneous scouting reports that said Harvey was the least talented of our young arms, and you could see why everyone’s expectations are way too high.

    On the plus side, we do have great depth with as many as 5-6 high-ceiling guys on the farm, and the odds are at least 2-3 of them will come through.

    Strength in numbers.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    Yes…but they totally look alike

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Me too. I especially hated that clapping chant. Never understood that one at all

  • Metsfan27

    Nice outing Gee!

  • Anthony

    I thought that was going

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Get a quick out and come back out for the 7th, Dillon

  • Rocky Thompson

    Gee is at 91 pitches and he lets him go out to pitch the 5th???

  • Taskmaster4450

    People still wondering why the Mets signed CY?

    The guy has skills.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    !!!

  • oleosmirf

    I fully understand Gee has issues after the third time around, but this is the bottom of the order coming up so I would 100% let him pitch, especially since the pen has been used a lot this series.

    I think it’s a no-brainer really. Just have the quick hook ready…

  • Rocky Thompson

    For a guy who has historically had a low batting average, he has a nice level swing.

  • Metfan9876

    I’m just hoping he can be this years Marlon Byrd so we can make room for Puello

  • Metsfan27

    Good point, I hope Terry leaves him in

  • Metsfan27

    Does Grandy always hit it to the second baseman?

  • George_Theodore

    agreed

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I agree. I said so below. You got my 27!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    “I think it’s a no-brainer really”

    Did you forget who our manager is? Unlike last night, Collins probably wont take any chances.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Well Terry has no brain so we should be ok

  • That’s a loaded question, sir. LOL I sense a trap.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Let’s wait until mid to late June to think about Puello. He has a ways to go in Vegas before we start discussing him coming up.

  • Wolfmicky21

    Looking forward to a duda walk!!

  • Russ

    Sometimes he smashes it right at the first baseman.

  • Metfan9876

    True. We’ll see what happens

  • George_Theodore

    me too.. everbody clap yo hand… SHUT THE F UP!!!

  • Ted Danson

    Alright Duda.

  • George_Theodore

    bring back Jane Jarvis!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I like how Duda is going the other way.

  • George_Theodore

    more great camera work!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Not if he continues to hit abysmally.

  • Macdaddy

    I have to say, Gee has done an amazing job today…exceeding my own expectations. I will keep saying this and with no shame either, Dillon is a keeper and someone you want in one of your top 3 slots for the next 5 to 7 years. You rarely see pitchers these days, what you see is guys that can light up the radar gun but not guys that know how to pitch. Yes we all have raised the question about his pitch count issues, and this notion of the 3rd time through the order (which was just recently noted)…but I say that is all a bunch of BS and Dillon is building up arm strength, stamina and the psychology of pitching into the 8th inning. Once he gets to that point…and you heard it here first and from me…Dillon has Cy Young potential. Ok let the barrage of comments start about my observations.

  • Pablo Purchese

    Could not agree with you more but maybe a cy young is a little far fetched with Kershaw and Fernandez around

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Dude looks like a hitter

  • oleosmirf

    A shame they lost last night though. I would have taken 2-2 with the bats coming alive. I’d even take 1-3 if this gets the bats going past this series and pitching winds up being just a Coors field fluke.

  • donobrien

    Just me, but I would have hit Abreu for Omar with a runner on third and two out. Every run is needed.

  • Jgreen

    That is extreme lol

  • Macdaddy

    Knowing what you want players to do is a great deal different than what their abilities may allow. This sounds a bit zen-ish but the truth is rather simple…build confidence and success in increments. While also putting your players in situations where they can succeed but also extend themselves a bit, which is necessary in a 162 game season, but also does not put them in a stress situation where the outcome morphs into a train wreck.

    Honestly, I don’t think TC (or for that matter many coaches) manage their players and teams with that type of mentality.

  • Destry

    Remind me again. Was he a #4 or #5 in a rotation? How much better is Wheeler than him again?

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Why is Gee still in?

  • KMO82

    Dangerous inning for Gee.

  • Destry

    He has been terrible so far in Vegas. Hitting 8th in the lineup and AAA pitching eating him alive.

  • Destry

    Its a common misconception that you have to throw 95 to be successful

  • Xavier 22

    I would actually pay a $5 surcharge to attend a game with no music or commercial nonsense between innings.

  • Jgreen

    This would be perfect time to change pitcher

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    TC is managing though

  • Jgreen

    You have point

  • Destry

    OK. Gee’s done. Couldn’t put him away at 110 pitches. Bullpen Terry

  • KMO82

    Classic Terry ball, doesn’t want to change pitcher because he is leading off the next inning. Instead what happens is the pitcher gets in a jam or blows the lead and he eventually makes the change anyway.

  • oleosmirf

    Not when EY is unavailable…

  • Kevin H

    Because we have worst manager in MLB.

  • KMO82

    OK way to go TC, now you make the change, it was a no-brainer to do this prior to the inning.

  • Jgreen

    That so Terry

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Nice of you to come in now, Collins.

  • CJM

    Better make sure you bring the bullpen in in a tight spot, rather than letting them start an inning fresh.

  • Destry

    No doubt. Its gotta be Harvey, Niese, Gee, and some combination of Colon/Mejia/Wheeler/Syndergaard/Montero

  • Scottydoeskno328

    Here comes the Rockies big inning.

  • Destry

    With a competent manager Dillon Gee would have 2 more wins and a 1.50 ERA

  • Macdaddy

    Both of the guys you mentioned are electric and there is not a negative thing I think or feel about either of them. With Kershaw I want to see how he does for his next few starts after coming off the DL. Fernandez is just sick and nasty with his stuff and the guy is a real student of the game. Thus neither of these two are just hard throwers but are in fact pitchers…the only advantage that Dillon has, if any, over these two is that he is maddeningly consistent (with respect to his mechanics and how he goes about his business), plus he has tons of late movement on his pitches and has one of the best change ups in the game. Thus he knows how to pitch when he doesn’t have his best stuff.

    Kershaw and Fernandez just take the bump and cause your lineup to go dark…but I have seen kinks in their armor…damn little kinks but kinks none the less. I will take my chances on how things play out over the course of the season and we can come back and either call me a fool or if the baseball Gods are kind…then I am fairly astute.

  • oleosmirf

    This is why you have to have more than one LHP in the pen. Only reason why Gee still in there after the leadoff hit.

    If you have a second lefty, you use him for 1 batter against the lefty and have one in reserve for Cargo later.

  • Charley’s Twin

    god forbid fans express an opinion on a fan site, right?

  • Scottydoeskno328

    Spot on.

  • metsaholic

    I’ve been saying that since last year. Duda looks like a hitter, and Ike Davis certainly does not.

  • BarnRat

    Good news is we don’t have to bring in a closer

  • Selltheteam06

    why dont you stop whining that fans are commenting about the mets game on a mets game thread

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Don’t be so sure yet.

  • mad met

    Neises arm is going to fall off by mid july….degrom is a stud

  • Xavier 22

    If the Wipons were better owners, perhaps we wouldn’t whine so much.

    It’s a circle-of-life kinda thing I guess.

  • oleosmirf

    The problem is the Mets couldn’t use Rice there, so if you take out Gee after the leadoff hitter, you are bringing in Torres against a LH hitter.

    I would have brought him in just b/c of Gee’s history, but it’s not like it was an egregious decision to leave him in. It was logical.

  • Macdaddy

    Pardon the French but that could be some scary shiznet for the NLE and the MLB in general for quite some time. I like Johnny but he needs to sit with a guy like Tommy Glavine for about a month or two and just soak up any and all knowledge that Tommy could toss his way. If I am Sandy, I put a call into Tommy tomorrow and see if he would come and just be Niese’s personal pitching guru…but hell that is me…

  • George_Theodore

    TC over-managing here..

  • Selltheteam06

    Nobody knows what the right move for sure is, it isnt concrete.

  • Anthony

    Micro manage

  • Charley’s Twin

    I didn’t say they’re right. In fact, i just turned this game on a minute ago, so i don’t have much of an opinion on the matter. If you don’t want to hear what fans think, don’t read the comments section.

  • mad met

    Thats only when he hits the ball

  • oleosmirf

    Now this move I disagree with.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Terry using three guys to get through one inning.

  • Tommy

    I always hold my breath when I see TC coming out & bringing relief pitchers in for 1 out here, 1 out there!

  • Macdaddy

    I love Degrom but I would be guarded and cautious with him, Montero and Thor…but what the hell do I know…hahahaha.

  • Xavier 22

    I don’t think they’re criminals. Just stubborn, insulated and arrogant.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Can someone explain the little kid Mets fan with the paper orange beard?

  • beers22

    why not walk the lefty and have torres pitch to the righty?????

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    From your mouth to Jeff’s ears…

  • oleosmirf

    Now this is just a poor decision by Terry. Now we don’t have a LHP for Cargo later in the game. If Rice doesn’t get the out here, it’s a major problem.

  • George_Theodore

    same here..

  • Taskmaster4450

    Oh Stop.

    How can you ask Terry to think two moves ahead?

    That is simply unfair. He sees a lefty coming up he automatically thinks lefty needs to be brought in.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I sorted to “newest first” and yours was the first one I saw. Don’t worry, I am quickly losing interest here.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I was an Ike fan, but so far it looks like the made the decision.

  • beers22

    the way blackmon’s been hitting, I wouldn’t want a lefty or a righty pitching to him anyway

  • mets4lyfe

    someone tell me Terry didn’t throw Gee out there to pitch the 7th inning after throwing 105 pitches in the prior 6 innings. Please tell me he didn’t, especially at Coors. Please.

  • oleosmirf

    Yes he did and it was the right decision. Can’t take your opening day starter out with a 5-0 lead in the 7th against the bottom of the order with an overworked pen.

  • CJM

    You mean put a third possible run on base?

  • jaygreen55

    Load the bases with a suspect bullpen?

  • Tommy

    You seem surprised? You didn’t happen to see the debacle of an inning last night for Mejia? What was it…the 4th…5th? He gave up about 10 hits in a row, plus hit Tulo & had given up 4 runs + loaded the bases, and for some reason, TC still didn’t think Mejia should be taken out? LOL

  • BCleveland3381

    It was either Gee or our bullpen. It’s easy to criticize TC, because he sucks as a manager, but his options are limited. He is going to get an extra day of rest this week with Monday being an offday. Bullpen is taxed and has struggled this series. I don’t have a problem with him trying to squeeze another inning out of Gee.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    7th innng, a shot there turns it into 5-3 game. Smart move getting the lefty there

  • Charley’s Twin

    Six straight losses for Atlanta. Thaaat’s a shame.

  • George_Theodore

    no off day Monday

  • HarveyKsYou

    Couldn’t be happier.

  • mets4lyfe

    How was it the right decision knowing the conditioned at Coors and Gee’s inability to pitching effectively as he gets to the 90-pitch mark? What rationale are you using?

    Torres, Familia (super sinker that produces a ton of GBs would help a ton at Coors), and Germen are solid bullpen options compared to someone like Farnsworth or Valverde.

    It was NOT the right decision.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Assuming CarGo even comes in in a situation to do more damage than himself.

  • oleosmirf

    It was a very risky move. If Rice doesn’t get him out you need your 4th pitcher of the inning and then some with 2 innings to go.

  • Tomthetinker

    hearts broken.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Lol

  • Christopher Hoffa

    Dillon Gee really is the most underrated pitcher in baseball…

  • BCleveland3381

    Youre right. Day off is Thursday, but still Gee gets an extra day off before his next start.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I know. shouldn’t he be wearing a paper bag on his head?

  • George_Theodore

    yeah, i agreed with the move

  • Super T

    shedding a tear.

  • Wolfmicky21

    They have a lot of shiny toys on offense, still can’t get it done

  • mets4lyfe

    Gee is a 100-pitch pitcher.

    He had thrown 105 pitches through 6-innings. He should’ve been out.

    Statistics say that Gee becomes batting practice after the 90 pitch mark which has already happened a couple of times this year. You can’t argue statistics and factual observations.

  • Super T

    Now lets send him to Arizona for their backup SS, lol.

  • Anthony

    Pass the kleenex

  • Macdaddy

    I get your point and I get unblockable’s…but here is reality…Gee had to go out in the 7th with a 5 run lead to help him work past what I believe is both a mental issue and what appears to be a fatigue issue. There is not a better time than with a 5 run lead to do such and allow him to push himself and test his limits. A month ago 90 pitches was the limit…now he’s is comfortable up to the 100 range and after 113 he hit the wall.

    Call it what you want but Dillon Gee just gave an Ace’s performance, when it was needed most and it appears (no jinxing the outcome) he is in fact developing into that stopper type of guy that won’t let the team get into long losing streaks. That in of itself will become contagious and I would put some hard money on Niese that he actually pitches a gem tomorrow against the Fish…in fact I am pushing my chips to the middle yet again and saying Niese will get the win and pitch very well.

  • BCleveland3381

    The decision was fine. Our bullpen is destroyed and Gee has pitched as well as anyone this series. You never know what happens if the Rockies start to hit the ball. Dice K is unavailable, Farnsworth may be unavailable, you can’t rely on Valverde. If one of our regulars struggles, we run out of options fast. No need to over analyze EVERY move, especially the ones that don’t hurt us.

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    It is risky, but that’s a critical point of the game . You use your only bullet on the shot you have, don’t keep it for an unknown later. I do agree with you tho on the neeson two lefties issue

  • Christopher Hoffa

    this actually made me lol. Gee would be good to have on a team of young fireballers. This would be my rotation for next year, especially since I hope Colon turns things around and gets traded.
    Harvey
    Niese
    Wheeler
    Gee
    Syndergaard

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You also can’t treat the guys with most experience on your staff with kid gloves. What’s the message to the young kids? Man up.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I can tell Hawkins is gonna be a great coach or exec behind the scenes when he decides to hang em up.

  • Jgreen

    Some how their avg is 25th, runs is 29th in league

  • donobrien

    Abreu always hits the ball gard, even that low liner that was caught. I like him off the bench and occasional start.

  • Super T

    Yeah, I see Justin Upton was 0 for 4 today…must no longer be April.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Flores 3 run HR for Vegas.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    What happened to Montero and Mejia?

  • George_Theodore

    were you even watching the game? or just reading stats?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    To think, we could’ve been in 1st right now if things didn’t blow up in our face. Sigh.

  • mets4lyfe

    Actually, I was following it on gameday.

  • Christopher Hoffa

    I think Mejia is better fit for the bullpen. He’s proven again and again that he struggles late in games. Montero should be a part of a package for a bat, whether that be SS or OF

  • donobrien

    I’d try it. Only question is his D.

  • Taskmaster4450

    I think the week that he missed because of the finger set him back a bit but it will happen soon in my opinion.

    He is playing SS everyday in Vegas for a reason. His bat is heating up. Another week hitting like this and I think they give him a shot especially if Tejada keeps hitting below the Mendoza line.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    What about Natera?

  • George_Theodore

    I’m not a fan of TC, but I would have sent Gee out in the 7th

  • Hotstreak

    Hawkins will be a big league manager some day. He is a leader.

  • BCleveland3381

    Important for Familia to make sure we don’t give Tulo a chance to pinch hit with an opportunity to tie the game or give the Rockies the lead. Keep 0’s on the board.

  • mets4lyfe

    As I said, the Mets had Rice, Torres, Familia, and Germen available. All three of the RHP can give you 2 innings if need be. The bullpen wasn’t as spent as you’re making it out to be. Moreover, I’ll take my chances with the bullpen than letting Gee start an inning with 105 pitches at Coors field.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I went to college in Braves country, where I naturally received much ridicule for my Met fandom…..I might have to contact some old friends tonight.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Would make an excellent pitching coach.

  • $14435385

    Caught a minute of the Rockie’s broadcast when I logged on to the game on MLB, and they were doing a story on how Cargo grew up idolizing Abreu. He would insist on getting tickets down the third base line to break down his swing, and basically modeled his swing and approach after him. Interesting.

  • Mario Gonzalez

    I guess Wheeler has shown to be a stud late in games then? I’m not so sure about the BP for either plus there is only so much room but don’t be so quick to pencil in a spot for Wheeler. He may end up in the pen when all is said and done or traded as he holds more value than Montero and Mejia. And Gee should be ahead of Wheeler in your rotation.

  • Macdaddy

    The man is a stud and a half…people love this guy and I agree that he has a potential career in coaching. A more selfless guy you will not meet…and I can’t think of a single person that doesn’t love the guy or has ever said a bad thing about him. He is a class act 24/7

  • Mario Gonzalez

    Technically, he’s already there as a assistant to Hudgens right?

  • mets4lyfe

    Gee’s historically been a pitcher who starts to struggle after reaching the 90-pitch mark. Obviously, I’d prefer Gee to continue to be effective even after the 90-pitch mark, but you just have to deal with the reality of it.

    Gee’s already had two outings this year where he was pushed past his limit and ended up scuffling.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    That’s what I meant. Make him THE hitting coach.

  • Wolfmicky21

    I think it’s called the Ike line now

  • Christopher Hoffa

    On top of that, Mejia’s innings is a huge question mark. Wheeler has a career ERA under 4.00, so I still think he’s done pretty well to start his career. And Gee would be 4 so that the young fireballers would be alternated instead of Wheeler, Syndergaard, Harvey back to back to back

  • CJM

    That’s a cool fact. CarGo picked a solid player to emulate.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I’m thinking GM could be in play too. Basically he can write his post- playing career ticket.

  • QueensRussell

    Can we get six outs without allowing six runs?

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    He’s coming up soon. Getting hot with the bat,

  • mets4lyfe

    Familia should be the closer.

    Yeah he has command issues at time, but his stuff is good enough to throw scoreless innings even if he does walk 1 or 2 batters. That sinker he has is tremendous.

  • $14435385

    Why have Dice K up – twice – in this game? He threw 40 pitches late last night…would you really bring him in again?

  • Anthony

    Million dollar ?

  • QueensRussell

    Big kid, blazing FB; he’s closer material. Intestinal fortitude…not sure.

  • Charley’s Twin

    Thanks SNY for that awesome replay angle that left us uncertain if he was out at 1st or not.

  • oleosmirf

    He’s our best reliever…

  • Tommy

    Familia did a great job, plus did you see Q hang in there on that nice, clean, hard slide! Nice double play!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Ed Lynch did it

  • CJM

    I’m pretty sure he throws every day anyway, so I don’t think it’s a huge deal.

  • donobrien

    Great DP by Omar and Lucas. Defense good lately.

  • CJM

    Duda plays a solid first base.

  • Selltheteam06

    yeah you let a pitcher throw 115 pitches, spot on.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Angels

  • Met51

    hes light years better thenTajada

  • Tomthetinker

    Mejia needs time to develop as a starting pitcher in the majors. I really think he has as much potential as wheels, thor just has to learn to get batters out later in games. Its a skill that comes with time for a lot of guys. While I would love to get a big bat I’m falling in love with all these young guys in the current rotation and can’t wait to see the other guys come up. With wheeler and mejia most likely on an innings limit there is going to be space for Noah and Montero in the big league rotation.

  • CJM

    Not really.

  • Andrew Herbst

    We should give Famila a shot to close.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Doesn’t he have 6 errors at SS already?

  • oleosmirf

    He has a LONG way to go before even thinking about putting him a closer’s role. He has poor command and is not striking guys out.

    A tough combination

  • QueensRussell

    Work in progress, though it’s nice of you to be supportive.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    Mets should consider naming familia closer and/or cutting farnsworth and Valverde for Vic black and edgin. If not edgin, montero or degrom.

  • Met51

    everyone is better then Tajada

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Except for the double play ball that popped out of his glove yesterday

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yeah that’s true. He can hit 10-12 homers.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Let him give us 4 or 5 consecutive good performances. He’ll close one day. Maybe later this season. But he hasn’t shown that he’s ready at this point.

  • CJM

    Not really a work in progress. He’s a natural first baseman and has played a fine first base his entire career.

  • QueensRussell

    Okay, five more runs, and I’ll start to breathe easier!

  • mets4lyfe

    Familia in his last 6 1/3 innings has given up 1 ER and 2 BB. Even though he has 6 walks in 12 IP this year, remember that two of the walks were IBB. Familia’s numbers would look better if his manager didn’t put in situations to fail earlier in the season.

  • Andrew Herbst

    That’s true.

  • Jgreen

    That should be the big picture but not yet

  • CJM

    They are both bad.

  • Anthony

    You missed last nights game I guess

  • Taskmaster4450

    Black and Edgin are still awful in AAA.

    Montero and Degrom arent ready to pitch in a big league BP. Those two will have to get up with Dice K.

    I expect Degrom to go to the BP shortly.

  • Charley’s Twin

    does he really? that’s,,,,not good

  • Andrew Herbst

    True, we need to see him become more consistent.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    I don’t see why not yet. Familia has proven he can pitch consistently in the majors.

  • Familia coming back for the ninth. In the voice of Darth Sidious, “Impressive.”

  • CJM

    Or I am better than you at looking at the big picture.

  • Macdaddy

    Not ragging on ya but sometimes…there are games within the game. With a 5 run lead and trying to get Dillon past some of his mental and fatigue issues…it was entirely the right thing to do. Yes your observations regarding who was available is true…but as a coach you need to develop your starters and find out just how much you can extend them and most importantly get Dillon to be a full time 7 inning or more pitcher. I’m not a TC fan but it was the right move.

  • CJM

    Even the best defenders make errors sometimes.

  • metsjetsfan

    Like Arenado…

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I think that was Vader

  • Charley’s Twin

    Thursday’s too. I missed last night (thankfully) but that attempt to field the bunt on Thurs. was beyond clownish.

  • mets4lyfe

    Because Farnsworth and Valverde are elite relievers that should get opportunities over Familia.

    Please, the team has no one who deserves to close. Why not give it to a fireballer like Familia?

    Your bias towards Familia is alarming considering he’s been solid this season aside from a couple of outing where he showed poor command.

  • oleosmirf

    Why isn’t deGrom ready? Other than the fact he hasn’t been called up yet of course

  • Anthony

    I’m sure you are

  • LOL you may be right.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Happy Star Wars day

  • Charley’s Twin

    sounds like you need to sign an oath affirming your loyalty as a Star Wars fan!

  • oleosmirf

    Because closers take time to develop. It would be disastrous to his development to put a struggling kid in that role, especially in NY. It has nothing to do with the other options, but everything to do with what’s best for him.

    Closers usually spend at least 1-2 years as a setup man before becoming a closer. He’s years away from being a closer, if at all.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Guys,

    Guess since it’s not a “save” situation, we’re kind of in a more safer position going into the ninth.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    That’s what I heard, but I can’t confirm it.

  • sperry

    Meija gave up 8 runs in like 3 minutes. I don’t know what to think anymore.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    May the Fourth be with you

  • donobrien

    I trust Familia, but keep the BP warming up. “Trust but Verify”.

  • $14435385

    One of the most underrated ballplayers of the last 20 years… .873 OPS over 10,000 plate appearances, with 400 steals and almost 600 doubles. Crazy numbers.

  • Sorry, I got confused as I was at the Toshi Station picking up some power converters.

  • Joey D.

    Uh oh

  • Kevin H

    Here we go…

  • Tommy

    and away we go!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taskmaster4450

    He will have to start warming up with Dice K.

    He hasnt relieved in his entire professional career yet you want him to relieve in the big leagues without ever throwing a pitch there.

    That is about as absurd as those who wanted Flores to start at SS coming out of ST. Give the kids a chance to get accustomed to things before throwing them into the pressure of the big leagues.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    That was Harvey, not Johan, Gary.

  • 6 outs, 5 run lead. I think it is a save situation

  • metsfansince64

    Except nobody is up. Really, only choice is German. Dice K not available; Farnsworth probably not available. Valverde – shudder.

  • mets4lyfe

    Coors field is such a launching pad.

  • Joey D.

    I’m still not going to panic at this point – it’s the ninth

  • Met51

    and thats why hes not ready for closer status

  • donobrien

    Glad that was a solo.

  • like against the other team’s good hitters?

  • Jgreen

    Ready to rumble guys??

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    If that’s not enough proof tht familia is ready to close for the mets I don’t know what is

  • Charley’s Twin

    /reaches for beer

  • Joey D.

    Dyce K, will he be ready in time?

  • CJM

    Yeah I was looking at his baseball reference page the other day and was wondering what his HOF prospects are.

  • $14435385

    I don’t disagree…but there are limits to what a pitcher who has started his whole career can do on back to back nights…40 pitches is a lot.

  • metsfansince64

    Except Dice K is now up anyway, despite 8 outs yesterday and calf injury. Toughness.

  • He sawed that one.

  • Tommy

    I bet the Mets plane is already started & rolling down the runway for Miami! They can’t get out of Colorado fast enough! LOL

  • oleosmirf

    plenty of SP get called up to be a RP in the majors. It’s a common occurance and it’s not like you’re going to use him as a setup man right away.

    Go from mop-up duty and work your way up.

  • Joey D.

    I saw that too, Joe 🙂

  • he’s already Benitez and that guy closes for the Mets years ago

  • Selltheteam06

    Flores needs to make the trip back to the east coast with this team

  • Taskmaster4450

    Familia is ahead of many of Met relievers in that he can throw the ball to first without launching it down the RF line.

  • Anthony

    I’m detecting lag time in my clicker batteries

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Gary says Mor-NEAU but I believe Justin pronounces it MOR-neau

  • donobrien

    Reaches for whiskey.

  • mets4lyfe

    Come on, Jeurys, we don’t have time for your wild side to show up right now.

  • I hope so. Don’t want to hear about how tired they are all through tomorrow’s game.

  • Tommy

    I couldn’t tell…….who is warming up in the pen?

  • Joey D.

    Hi Paradise,

    You say tomato and I say tomato, let’s call the whole thing off.

  • Jgreen

    DiceK of course

  • Taskmaster4450

    Dice K…since the 4th inning.

  • Super T

    Totally agree with Gary, that is ridiculous get your butt in the box and play.

  • Tommy

    This is killing me! You would think it was a 1 run game! Christ…….end it already!

  • Joey D.

    Me too, but after all that he still flied out

  • QueensRussell

    One out to go!

  • mets4lyfe

    Screw Morneau for hiking up Familia’s ERA.

  • donobrien

    Strike two.

  • Anthony

    That mascot is a annoying sight

  • another 0-fer for Ike today. Ouch

  • Tommy

    NICE! THANK GOD!

  • George_Theodore

    Famila! new closer..

  • donobrien

    Did he say a loss puts us in last place and a win in first place.

  • Ike may have to take the Mike Jacobs route.

  • Joey D.

    finally

  • Manager of The Year

    Besides that one bad pitch to Morneau Familia was very good

  • Yeah!!!!! No sweep!

  • We’re a game out of first! Lets Go Mets! Have a great night everyone!

  • KMO82

    Wasn’t that bad a pitch really.

  • Joey D.

    u 2 Mr Met Merized!

  • Anthony

    Glad we are out of this joke of a park so long Colorado

  • metsfansince64

    Better that than a walk with a five run lead.

  • donobrien

    A win today and a game tomorrow, Monday = Happiness.

  • metsjetsfan

    PUT IT IN THE BOOKS! Glad they could salvage the finale.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Looking at the box score, it did help the Mets batting averages a bit.

  • Super T

    Definitely looking like Sandy made the right choice between the two thus far.

  • mets4lyfe

    Lucas Duda .808 OPS

    Ike Davis .645 OPS

    I miss Ike’s clubhouse presense

  • Joey D.

    Guys, is it me but when does a win not seem so satisfying since it’s only salvaging avoiding no being swept?

  • oleosmirf

    At least the Mets bats came alive. Hopefully it carries over to Miami with the pitchers coming back to normal

  • Bartolololol

    loss puts us in last, win puts us 1 out of 1st

  • HarveyKsYou

    Dillion Gee: ace of the New York Mets.

  • Hotstreak

    In your Rubin tweet I was going to say if they lost they would be in the cellar. I did not want that negativity. Team effort but Gee is our Ace or stopper.

  • CJM

    Nice to see the team has 4 guys with OPSs over .700 now. Ha.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Duda is doing well but dont stick a fork into Ike just yet. He is in a very easy BP to hit for lefties.

    He can still rack up some numbers there.

    I still believe he would not have done well in NYC no matter what the Mets did.

  • jaygreen55

    It was a great piece of hitting. A HR letting go with one hand. Probably an out in any other ball park but Yankee Stadium

  • Andrew Herbst

    I like Famila’s stuff. Power arm.

  • shocking you’d feel that way, Joey D. Totally unsuspected from such a renowned optimist as yourself 😉

    Yeah, I’m satisfied we’re a game out of 1st on May 4 with the hellish schedule we’ve had so far. On to Miami!

  • mets4lyfe

    Ike needs to completely revamp his swing if he ever wants to be a productive everyday ML 1B. From 2012-present, his numbers are plain ugly. He still has the power and plate discipline, but that’s not going to get you anywhere if you can’t make contact at the ML level.

  • Taskmaster4450

    After last night, I will take it. A sweep is so destructive. 1 out of 4 isnt great but in that carnival stadium, you punch the clown and leave. Plus the Rockies are playing sick now.

    Get back east and face a team the Mets know. Granted Miami is on fire also so it will be a challenge but at least we will get back to some normalcy.

  • he has been horrible since the trade. I wish him well but damn if it doesn’t look like we kept the right oaf

  • CJM

    So 30 games into the season and Lucas Duda’s OPS is 163 points higher than Ike Davis’s.

  • punch the clown? This is a family website, task

  • $14435385

    The only way Ike will sustain any kind of success at this level is if he retools his swing to stay back on pitches longer and not commit so early…otherwise slow breaking stuff outside will continue to eat him alive. You can’t survive in this league only able to hit fastballs. That’s an ability Duda has that Ike doesn’t…the only question with Lucas was his head.

  • mets4lyfe

    Duda and Lagares with an OPS above .800. 🙂

  • man I really hope not but yeah, ain’t pretty

  • CJM

    Duda=stud. I’m really happy for him.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    There are two potential results when you wake up in the morning. We got the better result. What happened yesterday or the day before is meaningless.

  • Taskmaster4450

    The Trip to Colorado improved the mets offensive numbers.

    And killed the pitchers numbers.

  • The Duda better start hitting some taters but yeah, so far it’s working out

  • CJM

    All in good time.

  • Taskmaster4450

    He will…the important thing is he is driving in runs.

    15 RBIs so far….and he seems to be hitting lefties somewhat.

    Perhaps Satin is going to see less PT now.

  • we better hope so. I reject Satin and all his empty promises

  • Joey D.

    Hi Manhattan,

    Just feeling that way about today only. Guess it’s just from the anger left over from last night and other times that with Parnell’s health status up in the air last Fall due to the neck surgery that in order to save a million dollars we wound up with the likes of Lannan, Valverde and Farnsworth.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Niewenhuis was taken out of the game today. Is he injured? Or is EY going on the DL and Kirk being recalled?

  • Joey D.

    Hi Manhattan,

    What if that clown happens to be named Jeff?

  • Taskmaster4450

    EYJ was listed as day to day so I dont think he is headed to DL.

  • Parnell’s health status wasn’t up in the air. We lost the guy to TJ surgery. He wasn’t having any elbow problems so to complain that we didn’t hedge against an issue which didn’t actually cause him to miss the season doesn’t make much sense.

    However, we better be moving Mejia to the bullpen, calling up DeGrom to join him and sticking Montero in the rotation.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Hit him twice.

  • oh, it’s ok to punch THAT family

  • donobrien

    LMFAO. You are awarded the funniest line of the month.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Mets win…Yankees and Braves lose.

    Not a bad day.

  • I was inspired by all the First Communion kids I saw walking around today 🙂

  • mets4lyfe

    No, like making him load the bases and expecting him (given his command issues) to get an out without leaving any room for error.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Manhattan,

    It had to do with the neck surgery. Met officials admitted they were concerned all winter if the operation would have an impact on his effectiveness going forward. We know they were worried about his fatigue problems and not too sure that he would be ready for opening day.

    Then there was the offer to Balfour prior to spring training.

    I’ll try to find something about the Mets expressing concern about Parnell’s health status last Fall and attach it for you.

  • MetsAussieNation

    not to mention quite a few averages on the right side of 250

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    But Ike is going to have a huge season!!! Psh

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Hi Joey,

    You’re not the only one. I was expecting them to win 3 (or at least a split at best) with the starters we were facing in this series. Last night was brutal and couldve been averted, but it is what it is. This series confirmed what I was adamant about before this series: We need more offensive firepower, and not a moment too soon.

  • tierlifer

    Anyone ever fly into or out of Denver? Most inconveneint metro airport there is location wise.

  • BronxMets

    Rofl

  • jaygreen55

    He can’t hit an inside fastball at the letters either . 2 pretty big holes in his swing. All he can handle is mistakes

  • Hotstreak

    DW OPS .657

  • jason bay

    Well I think Hawkins as a “co closer” would have been a good re-sign considering Parnell’s neck surgery and If he was fine then we had a good 8th inning guy.

    Parnell, Valverde and Farnsworth with an over dependence on Torres and German MAY be good enough to get us to Black, Edgin, Walters, deGrom and Montero or it may not be but it couldn’t have hurt.

  • billpulsipher

    make Familia the damn closer

  • BCleveland3381

    Probably a precautionary move in case EY’s injury was more serious. If EY only misses a day or two, he’ll stay in AAA.

  • RyanF55

    Braves lose 6th straight

  • Macdaddy

    Ahh…so what other contributions would you like to make, as it Is clear that you lack some basic baseball knowledge. But hey thanks for playing and lovely Carol will have some nice parting gifts for you.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Manhattan,

    I found a lot of articles from over the Fall and Winter that refer to the Mets concerns about Parnell’s health.

    Though we all know TC was worried when he saw Parnell in late September, John Delcos quotes Terry Collins in this article later on from December.

    http://www.newyorkmetsreport.com/2013/12/11/bobby-parnell-not-certain-to-be-ready-for-spring-training/

    Found many others and attached a few. Will admit these are written in the third person but most from October through December are so these are typical.

    http://www.sportsmedia101.com/newyorkmets/2013/12/14/bobby-parnell-is-weeks-away-from-baseball-activity/

    http://mets360.com/?p=20016

    http://globalnewsupdates.net/baseball-insider-the-mets-shouldnt-have-pinched-pennies-with-hawkins/

    So this explains why today’s win seemed kind of empty because of my frustration from last night which is a carry over from my frustration regarding this organization’s priorities. There were worries about Parnell this past Fall and as one of the articles hints at (again third person so it’s not proof) the Mets privately felt the same about Black as did the consensus of baseball insiders about his ineffectiveness despite the public posture being made.

    Now nobody knows how things can work out but in order to save a million dollars with Hawkins, the Mets weren’t even willing to make that type of gamble with Hawkins and that is why we wound up with counting on the likes of Lannan, Valverde and Farnsworth.

  • Destry

    Except Gabby Sanchez is now seeing more time vs RHP than when Ike got there. Pittsburgh doesn’t seem too impressed. Revisited talks with Kendry Morales

  • Destry

    He does. Japanese pitchers have a completely different regiment. They throw way more often than American pitchers.

  • Destry

    There have been numerous studies and scientific evaluation that has led to the 100 pitch count.

  • Destry

    Historically all pitchers are less effective after throwing 90 pitches

  • Destry

    Wheeler is more of a stud than deGrom and he isn’t very good right now. Ill take my chances with Niese until deGrom has thrown a pitch a the major league level with success. Something he has yet to do.

  • Destry

    Well, they did pitch around him 3 times today. It was the first pitch he saw up to that point.

  • Destry

    And 1B, and C, and LF

  • Destry

    He really only had one good season in the minors. It was a really good season, but was it the after effects of the steroids? He was pretty much terrible until he started juicing, and is now pretty terrible again.

  • Destry

    I hope your right. He has a full toolbox, but I’ll be surprised if he makes an impact for the Mets.

  • Destry

    Problem is, he would just charge an extra $5 for earplugs instead fixing the problem

  • RyanF55

    🙂

  • Connor O’Brien

    Again, keywords are “if the rest of the lineup keeps hitting.” They don’t have to be scoring like they have this series, but if they can be an average or almost average offense, the pitching staff can carry them.

    Ideally, of course, you would want the offense to be above average.

  • mad met

    Agreed but Jon does not have much left in that arm

  • Brian Regan

    I agree, Collins has to find a way to get him innings. In the beginning of the year he would only use him in extra inning games when he had to and giving up 1 run was a deal breaker. Going back to the Marlins series he has pitched 4 solid outings in a row. It was be huge if he becomes a true late inning option by the end of the year

  • Brian Regan

    His defense really scares me. I like him in the 6 or 7 spot in the order.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. It sure would be. We need to stabilize the back end of the pen.

  • Andrew Herbst

    You’re right. We need to see more consistency.