Subway Series Game Thread: Mets at Yankees, 7:05 PM

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The Mets will try to make it six wins in a row against their crosstown rivals when they take on the New York Yankees at 7:05 PM on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. (WPIX)

Zack Wheeler (1-3, 4.35) will take the hill for the Mets and will be opposed by Vidal Nuno (1-0, 5.47) for the Yankees.

Wheeler received a no-decision in the Mets’ 1-0 defeat to the Miami Marlins on May 7 at Marlins Park in his last start, pitching six scoreless innings. He has now gone 28.1 innings without allowing a home run, the second longest streak of his career.

The Mets rallied from a three-run deficit last night to win after overcoming a three-run deficit on Sunday vs. Philadelphia. The last time the Mets won consecutive games after overcoming a deficit of three or more runs was May 23-24, 2006 vs. Philadelphia. 

Jacob deGrom has been recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) and the righthander will wear #48 and pitch out the bullpen. DeGrom was 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA (11 ER/38.1 innings) with 29 strikeouts in seven starts for Las Vegas this season. He has made 58 career minor league starts, and has not pitched in relief since college. He was the Mets’ ninth-round pick in 2010 from Stetson University.

Rafael Montero will make his major league debut tomorrow night at Citi Field and will wear #50. The righthander was 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA (17 earned runs/41.2 innings) in eight starts for Las Vegas (AAA) this season. He threw 5.1 hitless and scoreless innings in his last start on May 9 at Salt Lake. Montero started last year’s Futures Game for the World Team at Citi Field and was named to Baseball America’s First Team Minor League All-Star team.

Starting Lineup

  1. Eric Young Jr., dh
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Chris Young, LF
  5. Curtis Granderson rf
  6. Juan Lagares cf
  7. Lucas Duda 1b
  8. Travis d’Arnaud c
  9. Ruben Tejada SS

Game Preview

The Mets look to sweep the two game leg of the Bronx portion of the Subway Series tonight behind Zack Wheeler as he goes up against Vidal Nuno. Last night the Mets did not have the best pitching from Colon, but the bats made their way across the 7 to Grand Central then to the 4 train as they knocked out four homers (C Young, E Young, Granderson and d’Arnaud).

Zack Wheeler is 1-3 on the season over 7 starts and 39.1 innings with a 4.35 ERA. Zack started off the month with a tough start against Colorado allowing 7 runs, 6 earned over 4.0 innings but he followed that up with 6.0 shutout innings of 2 hit balls allowing 5 walks and striking out 7. This will be Wheeler’s first Subway Series game of his career and the only Yankee that has seen him is Brian McCann who is 1-5 against Wheelz.

Nuno is 1-0 over 7 games, 4 starts and 24.2 innings this season with a 5.47 ERA. In his rookie year he was 1-2 over 20.0 innings with a 2.25 ERA. He has pitched 20.1 innings in his four starts with a 3.54 ERA (so he’s more consistent as a starter than a reliever). Actually, his numbers look ugly from a 3.1 inning relief outing against the Baltimore where he allowed 7 earned runs. His last start of the season last year was against the Mets where he allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings. The Mets have the following numbers against Nuno:

  • Duda 0-1
  • Murphy 0-3
  • Wright 0-3
  • Lagares 0-2
  • Recker 1-2, 2B

Lets Go Mets!

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  • BigAl831

    I’m giddy

  • metsfan79

    Same. I’m actually excited.

  • BigAl831

    They haven’t announced corresponding move for Montero yet right?

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    Surely has to be Valverde

  • BigAl831

    I’m hoping farnsworth. I think Valverde has looked pretty good. Farnsworth has been lucky.

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    Agreed on looking good and lucky, but given that Farns has been pitching the 9th and Valve mop up it would make sense if they ship out Valverde. Either is fine with me lol.

  • Chris H

    I just hope Collins doesn’t sit Flores to much with Tejada having 2 ok games at the plate. Flores does us no good sitting on the bench. Hope it’s just the sickness that he has

  • Flatbush0460

    I thought Germen went to the 15 day DL opening a spot

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    It better be. But its TC, so who knows.

  • BigAl831

    I would really like to see Flores and Campbell in there tonight but oh well.

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    That’s for DeGrom

  • Not4

    Don’t think we should expect either Montero to officially be added to the 25 man roster or a corresponding move until after tonight’s game.

  • Flatbush0460

    Exactly. I made that comment after the first game. For now Tejada is the vet, and Flores of course a rookie, which means he get micturated on

  • BigAl831

    With Tejada looking very good the last couple games and a lefty on the mound, I’ll give Collins one more benefit of the doubt. If he’s not in there tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll be angry.

  • CJM

    I can pretty much guarantee Tejada starts tonight. He’s coming off two good games and they do happen to be facing a lefty. Tejada is good against lefties. I want Flores to get a long-term look at short, but will have no qualms with Tejada starting again tonight, even if Flores is available.

    Edit: Looks like it is Tejada in the lineup.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Montero will not be put on the active roster until after tonight’s game. wo the announcement will not happen until after the game at the earliest. Base on how Collins has used his relievers, it will most proably be Valverde who gets DFA.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Did they release the lineup?

    Edit: Yes, they did.

  • BigAl831

    Yep.
    Per Adam Rubin:

    Tuesday #Mets vs. #Yankees:
    Young, Jr.-DH
    Murphy-4
    Wright-5
    CYoung-7
    Granderson-9
    Lagares-8
    Duda-3
    d’Arnaud-2
    Tejada- 6

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    Yup- Its Rubin

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ah. My boy EY with another start.

    Ba da da da da. I’m loving it.

  • BigAl831

    Really love what he brings to this team, I don’t care what anybody says.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I just want him to have a good season so I can personally hand-feed the crow to so many hungry Mets fans.

  • BigAl831

    I’ll be there with you.

    I called the win on sunday a definite turning point to the season. Now we have Wilmer, Montero, and DeGrom all up here. It’s time baby.

  • billpulsipher

    “Wilmer Flores says he’s recovered from illness, healthy enough to play.
    Decision to start Tejada at SS, in other words, was a strategic one.” Flores at SS lasted 2 days lol

  • Metropolitan

    I have little confidence in Wheeler ,lets not call it Wheeler Day he is not Harvey.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Right now, they’re a better team with him in the lineup. Any way you slice it.

  • mad met

    Three makes company add me to the crowd

  • BigAl831

    Seems to have awakened Tejada a bit too. Good.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Just HIT. That’s all I ask from him.

    HIT!

  • $14435385

    They’re certainly a different team when he gets on base. I just wish he’d make a bit more contact for the type of hitter he is – he’d be a dangerous player if he would could even manage a consistent .340+ OBP. He’s just under that now, but can he sustain it…?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Six hits in his last two games. Ask and ye shall receive. For I say unto thee. Eric Young Jr. is the light and the truth. So sayuth the Lord.

  • billpulsipher

    Francesa “I dont think Flores is that good a player. I really dont”

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    He’s not the only one.

  • billpulsipher

    some of the people around here have him ranked as Hanley Ramirez junior

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Please. I was told Miguel Cabrera.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Oh so you were not told Babe ruth?

  • BigAl831

    He has his flaws just like most players and he’s not the long term answer at short obviously. But he’s still a kid who has hit at every single level. What’s not to like about that?

  • MyasDaddy

    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Meanwhile in the #Mets clubhouse, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom just arrived from the airport in suits and ties. The future is here.

    Amen!

  • BigAl831

    DeGrom and Mejia are going to combine to be the best hair duo in baseball.

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    Is Tejada Better lol?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    And we give a crap what Francesa says because….?

  • LIMetfan22

    Not looking forward to Wheeler’s start tonight. Lots of good-decent lefties in that Yankee line up.

    This is a huge, decisive start for him.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Not yet. Wait till he hits his first home run this season. Then he’ll be Babe.

  • BCleveland3381

    Travis d’Arnaud has a higher OPS than Brian McCann right now. Yikes.

  • Randolph Scott

    Montereo better be from Hawaii or I’m gonna be pissed.

  • billpulsipher

    Beltran might need surgery on his elbow which he injured taking swings in the batting cage…bringing back memories of this guy when he was with the mets. every bump and bruise and he would be out 3 months

  • metsjetsfan

    Me: I really don’t think Francessa is that good a radio host. I really don’t.

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    He probably seen him play one game in his life. He is just bitter

  • BCleveland3381

    Francesca knows no more about sports than a lot of the people on here. He just has a bigger place to spew his opinions.

  • Taskmaster4450

    $87M even for the Yankees is a lot of money for that type of production.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Please. The Mets would kill to have a player half that talented right now.

  • Taskmaster4450

    I am not the only one I see who is nervous about Wheeler’s start tonight.

    He best bring his A game.

  • BCleveland3381

    Considering all the hype McCann got for going to Yankee stadium and that short right field porch, it’s starting to look like his decline in Atlanta was legit. Between him, Arod, and CC, plus the fact that they have TONS of holes on their roster, Im not sure what they do. Even the Yankees have spending limitations.

  • BCleveland3381

    Yankee stadium is one of the few places where a quality start actually is a quality start in my mind. 6 innings, 3ER, I would take that right now.

  • TAPE_LGM_JETS

    Have faith guys, hopefully he dominates.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/466308621383774208

    CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS IDIOT? GIVE FAMILIA THE ROLE!

  • BCleveland3381

    Lets not forget, Beltran is signed for 3 years at age 37 too.

  • WillisReid

    I don’t think Super 2 is a factor for either of these guys as they could both end up in the pen by next season.

  • billpulsipher

    Farnsworth will never close another game in a met uniform again..even TC isnt that stupid….or is he?….as soon as Familia/Mejia get their 1st shot and pitch a 1-2-3 9th, closer will be set for the year

  • BCleveland3381

    Or traded to another team…

  • Rocky Thompson

    Might want to add Teixeira to your list.

  • Jgreen

    I love that Duda is batting against lefty. Good one Terry!

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    His job is to say controversial things that generate an audience response.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Wheelers ERA is not 4.35 its 3.89 mlb made a scoring change taking away 2 ER’s from the Colorado game

  • BCleveland3381

    Yup, and as bad as these guys look right now, can you imagine in 2016, Beltran, Arod, Tex, and McCann will all still be in the starting lineup. That’s 4 of your 8 position players already past their prime and in steep decline locked in for years.

  • HarveyKsYou

    He’s not really a top prospect. He’s one of those slightly above average ones.

  • WillisReid

    Especially with Puello looking unlikely as of now.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Bet he liked that…and the hitters didnt.

  • BCleveland3381

    PEDs must have worn off.

  • WillisReid

    Maybe they can get a waiver.

  • Taskmaster4450

    And no farm system.

    They really better hope Mason Williams pans out.

  • WillisReid

    Maybe that is to gently demote the veteran team guy. Both Familia and could fill the role at some point, maybe it’s a way for both to audition.

  • BCleveland3381

    Just added it up. For next year’s payroll, Arod, CC, McCann, Beltran, and Tex will cost the Yankees $98.5 million.

  • Anthony

    The show is weak without mad dog

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    https://twitter.com/AdamRubinESPN/status/466312372114948096

    Can y’all see why I seriously detest this moron?

  • Taskmaster4450

    They best hope that isnt dead money because the FA market is weak and their farm is barren above A ball.

    Not exactly the situation you want yourself in.

  • MyasDaddy

    You’re not the only one who hates this putz!

  • Anthony

    What is the second rosterr move with these two arrival

  • BCleveland3381

    TC is probably afraid Farnsworth will beat the hell out of him if he takes his closer role away.

  • Anthony

    Typical decisive terry

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    This is why it pisses me off whenever I hear someone say, “Collins doesn’t have enough talent to work with”.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Based on what though? Because he’s a young guy? I think he can do it and he’ll get his chance, but don’t just hand it to him. He’s saved three games in his entire life and you want him to go out and shut down the Yankees at the Stadium? That’s asking a bit much, no?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Doubt they’re even aware.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Gently demote the veteran? This should’ve been done the moment Parnell went under the knife. Familia is clearly the most qualified person for the role, wildness be damned. Yet, we have to go through Valverde, Farnsworth, Torres, Dice-K, and the “closer by committee”? The man is SLOW as molasses.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Why shouldn’t he be able to win his job back? Clearly the premise is if Tejada starts playing well again. If he does, what’s the issue?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Really don’t see how you can say he’s “clearly the most qualified.” Why? Because he has three career saves, one at the major league level last year?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    “He’s saved three games in his entire life and you want him to go out and shut down the Yankees at the Stadium?”

    YES! YES! YES! As opposed to risk having ANOTHER heart attack watching Farnsworth, Valverde, or whoever do it.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Really think you’re asking a lot of a kid with almost zero experience.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    How can I put this delicately…..HE’S NOT GIVING FLORES THE SHOT HE DESERVES!!!!

    I thought it was idiotic of him to say that “Ruben Tejada is a can’t miss player”, but only after Flores gets sick, he wants to hand Tejada back the role and throw the kid back on the bench? If you cannot see the favoritism here, you’re blind.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    It’s well worth taking the chance as far as I’m concerned.

  • Andrew Herbst

    So much for Flores at ss.

  • WillisReid

    Playing well is a relative term.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha. Man. You are going off on nothing. Hand him the role back? What part of “win the job back” says he’s being handed anything?

    Favoritism? If he’s the “favorite,” then what the hell is Flores doing here? Please with the “favorite” stuff. The best player will play. Flores has been sick. He’ll be back into games soon and we’ll see how he does. But let’s not forget, scouts almost universally agree that Flores cannot handle SS and some don’t even like him as a player on the whole.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    The best player will play. This isn’t complicated.

  • SCarton12

    Familia, with his stuff, could do a great job closing, but he’s the least qualified.

  • corny12491

    Guy has hit the ball well the past two nights, you play the hot hand.

  • Wrightstuf

    Collins starting Tejada over Flores. Didn’t we bring him up because we need offense? He’s out with an illness for a couple of days and Tejada raises his batting average to .198. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO omg he’s so much deserving after that! I’m so sick of this guy and how his logic works. It’s unreal. I can honestly say I have never hated a manager more than Terry Collins.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Oh I am sure they will be aware when they see their BAs change.

  • Taskmaster4450

    He was Wally Pipped!!!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’d honestly be shocked if any player could tell you their batting average off the top of their head.

  • Charley’s Twin

    So Ryne Sandberg says he got food poisoning at Citi Field….this should be interesting.

  • LIMetfan22

    Good. Philly scum

  • Bail4Nails

    Ruben Tejada had Numerous Chances to take Starting Shortstop. He chose not to. They call up Wilmer Flores, he does okay (which is better than Tejada), gets sick, and now he’s Benched???
    Sometimes the Mets just don’t know how to get out of their own way.

  • George_Theodore

    Shake Shack!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Flores is here to upgrade the offense and see what we can do defensively at short on the big stage. That was the whole point of him being here, not sitting to watch someone inferior play. The “win the job back” stuff is 100% Grade A BS. Wasn’t the kid getting good reviews prior to getting called up by those same scouts? Spare me the universal analysis.

  • corny12491

    Everyone relax, Tejada is the hot hand and facing a lefty. We know he can hit lefties pretty decently. A lot of us do want to see Flores full-time but you might as well ride Tejada as long as you can.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    That’s good, but long term, you see what the other guy can do who JUST got called up.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    A “chance”? But I thought he was “clearly the most qualified.”

    He’ll get his chance, but he is not some sure thing.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I see all the old Flores posts are being dusted off and reposted tonight.

  • CJM

    The lefty on the mound probably has a lot to do with this. If Tejada gets the start against Tanaka tomorrow, then there’s a big issue.

  • Jgreen

    Maybe flores is not 100% yet. Hope we can see him at citifield.

  • BCleveland3381

    Because he called Flores up from the minors to play short. If Tejada lost his job to Flores, how can Flores lose it back in 2 games? Tejada has gotten more than his fair shot. Why can’t Flores get at least a few weeks?

  • LIMetfan22

    Omg Tanaka is going to rape us

  • CJM

    Hmmm. That’s interesting. I believe Aramark provides the food services for the teams at Citi. Interestingly, they also provided the food service at my college dining hall, which gained a reputation for causing students to take massive sh*ts within 30 minutes of eating there.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Flores hasn’t been playing because he’s been sick. Tejada has been getting his hits.

    If Flores doesn’t start tomorrow, I’ll be concerned.

    That said, again, there’s zero reason Tejada shouldn’t be able to win his job back.

  • metsman

    How does Flores “deserve” anything? It’s about winning. Tejada has struggled but he had to be good enough in the first place to establish that he is struggling as opposed to just not being good at all.

  • You forget that Terry changes his mind to complicate everything.

  • LIMetfan22

    Degrom-Mejia-Familia tonight will look so sweet

  • Charley’s Twin

    According to Adam Rubin, it was a cheeseburger.

  • metsman

    Yeah Tejada has spent his career steeped in a 24/7 love fest…what is this guy on?

  • Charley’s Twin

    could it be? IT IS!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Yeah yeah. People keep saying that.

  • Wheeler had two runs taken off his ERA to drop him down to 3.89, according to Rubin. It is amazing how much better 3.89 looks than the previous 4.35; the kid has been coming on lately. Let’s hope it continues tonight.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    He IS qualified. I could care less about him having “almost zero experience”. Parnell wasn’t a sure thing either, but they rode it out with him up until the neck and arm trouble.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    The Mets love Tejada. Never once bashed him publicly or tried to replace him. Yep. I’m sure Sandy is rubbing his feet right now.

  • jason bay

    I would really have liked to see us load up on RHB’s and get Recker in against the lefty. I suppose we could lose the DH if Tejada had to come out for some reason but it would be fun to see.

    Young Jr. LF
    Lagares CF
    Wright 3B
    Young RF
    Murphy 2B
    Recker C
    Flores DH
    Campbell 1B
    Tejada SS

  • SCarton12

    They need his defense at 1st.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Well, generally ‘experience’ is something that makes you ‘qualified.’

  • Flores is also a righty, correct?? Is Tejada that much better at hitting righties? Or is Flores still recovering? Or are they truing to ride the (especially for Ruben) hot hand of Tejada?

  • Bail4Nails

    Were you part of the crowd last year saying, “Relax! Ike Davis is the Hot Hand. He’ll come around. We gotta ‘get him going’.” I suspect so.
    Tejada had a couple good nights so far this Season, Sandwiched by a lot of Really Awful ones.
    You Call a Kid up, give him a Shot, until he Proves he can’t do it (like we did Forever with Davis and Tejada).
    If Ruben’s just Starting because of the Lefty, fine, whatever.
    If he’s Starting again tomorrow night, I Promise you I will B*** until the Cows come Home. And I won’t be alone. We’ll take to Twitter, The Papers, the Pope, hell, even MessBlog if we have to. That job is now Flores’ to Lose.

  • CJM

    I dk how Flores compares to Tejada against lefties, and there’s not a great major league sample for Flores in general. BUT the combination of Tejada hitting the ball well recently, a lefty on the mound, and Flores getting over sickness make this decision expected, imo.

  • billpulsipher

    before you people start a tirade over TC starting Tejada over Flores, i think you should wait to see who is pitching the 8th and 9th innings by next week…because it better be mejia, degrom and familia and if its the useless slop known as dice k, valverde and farnsworth, then you will have something to scream outrage over…the bullpen is much more significant than flores vs tejada, considering they both suck

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    The whole point was to bring up a HOT Flores to jumpstart this offense, no? Which in turn, would help us WIN. You mean to tell me, that after TWO YEARS of waiting for Tejada to show up, it takes until Flores gets sick and a little hot streak for Tejada to win it back?

  • billpulsipher

    too bad it will be dice k, valverde and kyle the great

  • CJM

    Would make more sense to play either Tejada or Flores at 2nd and DH either d’Arnaud or Recker.

  • SCarton12

    I’m sure the PTB are shakin’ in their boots.

  • I agree with all of that; just not your lefty on the mound bit from earlier.

  • metsman

    What makes you think a lower B grade minor leaguer with no position who has done horrible in his limited opportunites is going to jump start our offense? Tejada’s D meant nothing in yesterday’s game after all.

  • CJM

    Tejada has a .745 career OPS against lefties. He is a fine option against a lefty at pretty much any time.

  • Bail4Nails

    What about Murph? Wait, I don’t want to know.

  • 94SupraTT

    Your posts give me nightmares.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments
  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’d be shocked if both Valverde and Farnsworth are still on this team next week.

  • metsman

    It’s like Colbert said at correspondence dinner at the white house; jon Kerry is a flip flopper, while George Bush is a decisive leader who believes the same thing tomorrow as he did yesterday regadless of the evidence of today.

  • CJM

    Well if he wanted to stack the lineup with righties, it would make sense to sit Murph along with the rest of the lefties.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Show me a single favorable review of his ability to play SS from someone not connected with the Mets organization.

  • SCarton12

    I’m glad that ‘SF Giant luvin’ lisping Russo is long gone. How does a guy with a lisp get a radio gig?

  • Waz0787

    Campbell looks good. He was my favorite player in spring training.

  • billpulsipher

    I’ll be shocked if Valverde makes it to midnight tonight…

  • Bail4Nails

    People To Blame?
    Met Fans B****-ing probably had something to do with the call-ups of Flores, Campbell, DeGrom, and Montero. So yes, I think we do have some sort of small influence on this team. And you’d be surprised how many fans hate Tejada. We have meetings. Kidding, but still, enough of the fat kid.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    “…who has done horrible in his limited opportunities….”

    Keywords: LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES.

    How the hell you know what you got with LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES?

  • MyasDaddy

    Collins is bi-polar!

  • Bobby O

    Off topic- both Ryne Sandberg and Lucas Duda allege they got food poisoning from a Shake Shack burger they ate at Citi Field.

  • MyasDaddy

    God. You are annoying.

  • Charley’s Twin

    based on the Katz story, it seems like fans refusing to buy tickets is having a pretty big effect on how things go up there.

  • Bobby O

    Duda didn’t cite Shake Shack but Sandberg did.

  • Charley’s Twin

    he says it was shake shack now.

  • metsfan79

    Or maybe the fact he’s”still sick” has something to do with it

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Somebody’s gonna go.

  • QueensRussell

    Campbell hustles, and simply looks like a ball player. Hope he’s the real deal.

  • metsman

    Without naming names, as someone who works in the industry, a lot of institutional operations incorporate the use of natural laxatives to prevent food poisoning because you generally evacuate before the viruses can take hold.

  • Bail4Nails

    Haha! I had a feeling that was coming.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha. I wasn’t on MMO last year. And no, for the record I wanted Ike and Duda both gone this offseason.

    Flores has had food poisoning. Hence, he’s not playing. Tomorrow he will be in the lineup.

    I just hope you all are as loud when Flores shows he cannot play SS as you are screaming he can. Somehow I think there will always be an excuse. “Terry didn’t play him enough.” “It wasn’t enough at bats.” “It’s still early.” “He hasn’t been that bad.”

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Sorry, fantasy baseball players. Collins says #Mets closer is "game by game." Tonight it could be Farnsworth, Valverde, Familia, Matsuzaka.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 13, 2014

    Thats STUPID…a closer by committee never works just announce it as a competition and let the best man win…plain and simple. Its like this team attempts to avoid competition at every turn

  • QueensRussell

    Eliot, wha’ happen to the lineup, Bro’?

  • CJM

    That’s what a few people had told me at the time.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Murphy?

  • jason bay

    Yeah your right CJM,

    That would be cool but Murphy has been killing LHP’s this year (.368/.405/.553 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR)

    The Yankees also only have one LHP in the pen (Thornton) so when you PH for someone they can only counter once, if he’s used on Murphy it wouldn’t matter much anyway and leaves us with the platoon advantage the rest of the way to bring in Granderson (.179/.273/.282 Vs. LHP) Duda (.235/.235/.235 Vs. LHP) and Abreu.

    We will see but IMO this is a serious advantage squandered and for what? To start guys who haven’t hit LHP’s this year?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    That hurts.

  • Bobby O

    Of course far too early to tell, but so far I like what I see of Soup at the plate. He seems quiet AB, not long to the ball and seems to be able to square up a pitch and go hard the other way to RF which is a good trait for a rookie to have instead of rolling over and trying to pull everything.

  • Tom

    I had a couple there last friday, and they did not taste as good as I’m used to them being. So this is actually news I could buy.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    How does a closer competition work?

  • CJM

    I’ll still defer to their career numbers though. Tejada is actually a better hitter than Murph against lefties throughout their respective careers.

  • metsman

    Why do you need to find out what you have at the expense of defense om the major league level when you know what a good Tejada looks like? 7 errors at short in less than a month worth of games…no thanks. If Tejada were in a giant slump I could see Flores as a desperation move, but Tejada is a 280+ hitter capable of 20+ doubles and gold glove D when he is playing well.

  • Helloboy

    using a DH on a speed guy who is leading off is not very conventional. However, given our OF make up, it makes some sense as they probably do not want to sit Grandy against the lefty in this stadium. I may have saved him for later as a pinch hitter and started EY, Lagares and CY in the OF and DH Campbell. But, that is just me. I do not think it would make a giant difference.

  • oleosmirf

    Yea let’s take a rookie who has never pitched in relief before and make him the 8th inning guy right away!!!

    That will work!!!

  • metsman

    Rock, paper, scissors?

  • BCleveland3381

    Kind of a scary story about how little we actually know about pitchers returning from TJ surgery. Doctors are still learning. A lot of fallacies it seems. Pitchers actually do NOT throw harder after TJ surgery, and the success rate of the surgery is actually much lower than initially thought. Definitely makes me worry for Harvey.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/stephania-bell/post/_/id/2468/fernandez-joins-growing-list-of-arm-injuries

  • billpulsipher

    the day Dice K comes in to close a game, there should be a damn revolt…Has TC not been laughed at and ridiculed enough? Minds well sign Carlos Marmol and let him close

  • jason bay

    Wheeler better come inside on these LHB’s the Yankees have or it could be a long night.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I am going to assume what you said is untrue, not because i don’t believe you, but because I just can’t…..stomach it!

  • LIMetfan22

    Meh. Zimmermann and Strasburg seem just fine. And Harvey is a warrior i’m not worried

  • willywater88

    Random thought – if you could only pick one of the two, would you rather have Gee or Montero moving forward?

  • billpulsipher

    Strasburg throws 5 mph less and has half the breaking pitches he used to have….ask kerry wood, mark prior and paul wilson how TJ worked

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Can I answer after Montero has had even a single major league start? Haha. If not, then Gee.

  • LIMetfan22

    Half the breaking pitches? completely made up.

    Yes his avg fastball velocity went down. It’s a known fact that most pitches lose velocity over the years.

  • LIMetfan22

    Gee.

  • Guest

    he used to throw 98-99 and had VICIOUS breaking pitches. He’s throwing 92-94 now and his curve is not nearly as sharp…pitchers lose velocity in their mid 30s…not their mid 20s lol

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    7 errors after being away from that position in years…gonna happen.

    A “good” Tejada. Yeah, we haven’t seen a “good” Tejada in TWO YEARS, which is why Flores is here in the first place….and why Quintanilla was needed as a Plan B. Try again.

  • CJM

    Montero.

  • jason bay

    Using the DH on a speed guy like Eric Young in this case, in order to keep Granderson in the lineup against a LHP is really dumb though and Duda’s .235/.235/.235 Vs. them is no help either.

    When you consider that they could come in as PHer’s or replacements at a key moment and are almost assured to be facing a RHP it makes no sense at all.

  • BCleveland3381

    over the years? LOL Strasburg is 25…..He shouldn’t have lost 5 mph on his fastball. You can stick your head in the sand if you want. They are starting to realize that TJ surgery isn’t the savior everyone thinks it is.

  • T Boogy

    Farnsworth looks downright scared lately in the 9th inning. Familia will get his shot within a few weeks and we’ll see how he does.

  • CJM

    You know Dice K’s already closed a game, right bud?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Montero. Can’t see Gee here after this season.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    we have no closer yet this FO thinks well be successful lmao… When was the last time a successful team had no closer…everyone has an established closer. Never believed this team could win 90 games, Sandy and FO is delusional. Why do people think sandy is a genius?? all his teams have been bad and all he does is bring his crappy players over from his old organizations.

  • metsman

    I’m not sure where everyone is getting this confidence from…if Valverde and Farnsworth went to Vegas their numbers would probably be lights out. In case anyone hasn’t noticed, while there are many relief pitchers in baseball, there is only a handful of good ones. deGrom and Monetero could very well bomb, it doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t good….but I guess if this worked for Wacca it should work for everyone.

  • willywater88

    Nope, gotta choose now 🙂

  • billpulsipher

    you’re right..i guess he will save 40 games and prove the baseball world wrong

  • willywater88

    You don’t want him here or you don’t think he will be here?

  • Captain America

    Is this a trick question?

  • billpulsipher

    Familia/Mejia can be a good closer I think….they are braindead idiots if they let farnsworth or Dice K EVER STEP FOOT on the mound in the 9th inning of a save situation

  • T Boogy

    Well, Gee is the proven commodity so… most people here will choose Montero.

  • CJM

    You said there should be a revolt the day he comes in to close a game. That day came and passed.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    The latter. Always been a Gee fan.

  • LIMetfan22

    He’s been throwing that hard since he was 18. Why do you think he was once in a generation prospect? It makes sense he loses velocity earlier.

    Sticking my head in the sand? obviously nobody fully trusts TJ but it’s not the career killer people like you seem to think it is.

    Vicious comment btw. Bad day Cleveland?

  • SinHalo27

    MonGeetero – start one & have the other mop up.

  • willywater88

    Lol not at all Cap. Just want to see what everyones thoughts are. Do you go for the sure pitcher with experience but may be overperforming or the well regarded prospect with higher potential?

  • billpulsipher

    he threw 98-99 before TJ and 92-93 after…its not age…he just lost his velocity because of TJ….scary thought to think Harvey will come back with a 92 mph fastball

  • CJM

    Why wouldn’t it work?

  • BCleveland3381

    Not a bad day at all. I just posted an article that had facts that doctors are using to point out there are some major concerns with pitchers coming back from TJ surgery, and you said, “meh, Im not worried”, when the concern is directly related to the most important met prospect in 20+ years. LOL

  • billpulsipher

    3-2 lead in the 9th tonight..lets see Dice K come into the game. I would put the over under at 3 minutes before the yankees end the game in walk off fashion

  • T Boogy

    Of course Grandy is in the lineup tonight but a little peeved that Soup isn’t.

  • Not4

    It’s an interesting question willy. I always have a soft spot for young up and coming players – even though most don’t pan out. But there is no denying that Gee knows how to pitch and just keeps finding ways to get the job done. I’ll pick Montero, even though higher risk, assuming we may get a nice return if we trade Gee. But this one is really close right now. Check back in about 1-3 months and the answer may be wildly different in either direction!

  • willywater88

    Haha I see some fans get carried away with potential some times. People are slotting Dilson Herrera ahead of Wilmer Flores and Daniel Murphy. This case is a lot tougher tho.

  • T Boogy

    Familia got a much needed day off so hopefully he closes it out. Who ever the closer is, a win is a win.

  • SCarton12

    Absolutely!

  • willywater88

    Haha I hear you. I was thinking about this myself and judging by early answers, the opinions are pretty split.

  • 90 minutes before game time brother, come on, you know the drill… 🙂

  • T Boogy

    I hope Shake Shack sues him! Foo Philly!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔
  • jason bay

    Murphy .280/.308/.386, 35 2B, 10 HR
    Tejada ..298/.374/.371, 27 2B

    Give Tejada a slight edge for defense but Murphy a big edge for doubles and HR possibilities.

    Personally though I’d go with both of them in the lineup with Granderson starting on the bench, EYJ in LF, Campbell at 1B and Flores at DH.

    One LHB in Murphy whose been red hot against them and 8 RHB’s with Duda, Granderson, Abreu available off the bench and almost certainly with the platoon advantage.

  • Nimmofan25

    TC says Mets worried about winning not super 2. Really then where’s the trade for that big bat that we all know this team needs. Where is Thor!!

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL. He’ll be fine. LOL

  • jason bay

    Murphy is KILLING LHP’s and in Yankee Stadium those doubles could easily be HR’s.

  • Taskmaster4450

    How many “big bats” are available? Did you notice the date? You realize the trade deadline is still over 2 months away and few teams are more than 5 games out of first place?

    Do you pay attention to baseball at all?

  • Nimmofan25

    My answer to you is this Willy, which one is going to bring back the better return?

  • Terry

    I think we will see the Mets deal Gee at some point. Maybe the off-season to help bring in a big bat. He certainly has great value and if the kids prove to be as good as we all think, he could be the odd man out. And why do we have to pick one at this point?

  • Not4

    You seem to be forgetting that the Mets entered the season with an established closer, who saved 22 games last year, while posting a miniscule 2.16 ERA and a 1.0 WHIP. Unfortunately, Parnell blew out his arm opening day.

    If you are unable to see the improvement, then you are just one of those who are blind until something hits you in the face. Alderson has been far from perfect and has made his share of mistakes, but the improvement in the overall franchise and the MLB team is tangible if you get past your emotions.

  • Charley’s Twin

    So Puello’s absence is Biogenesis-related. Sounds like he might be cooperating with the Feds.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/mets/post/_/id/86488/sources-puello-absence-biogenesis-related?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • Taskmaster4450

    Seems like you said the same thing last night and were wrong.

  • LIMetfan22

    I always find it hilarious when people scream WHERE ARE TEH BATZ SANDY TRAID FOR A BIG BAT.

    What bats??!!!

  • Oh Hell no. It’s not enough he took 2 out of 3 vs the Mets but he disparages the reputation of the Shake Shack as well? Next trip to Philly I expect Jay Horwitz to announce he found a green hair in his Philly cheese steak.

    🙂

  • TPT

    dont we have to see Montero a few times first? and right now i see nothing wrong with Gee and i dont think theres a team that wouldnt want Gee

  • NewYorkMammoths

    His own fault for ordering the Salmonella Burger.

  • Nimmofan25

    And as usual Taskmaster your as slow as ever. How many years have they needed this bat? Do you pay attention to the Mets? Last big bat was Beltran.

  • ed charles

    Not sure how I feel about DeGrom’s call up. I think I would have first seen what I had with Black. DeGrom’s value in a trade is as a starter. I’m not sure I would have gambled just yet with that perception, or with the perception that he was a top prospect. If he struggles in the pen, it’s a problem. In any event, I would have tried Black first.

  • CJM

    If he thrives in the pen, he gains trade value. Two sided coin.

  • Not4

    Some pitchers throw just as hard; others do not. You are right that many people (me included) have been lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to TJ surgery. Some even argue that they hope their young pitchers get it out of the way early, so they can move on with their careers. This article definitely is an eye-opener. But I’d caution against drawing any conclusions in either direction – as there seem to be as many success stories as not. Just gotta keep our fingers crossed.

  • Terry

    Hopefully, Black is coming soon too. But I agree with you. Although if he does really well doesn’t his trade value increase.

  • Nimmofan25

    Again Sandy’s been here for how many years? No one is talking about this year alone. TC’s comment refers to both past and present. So does mine, before commenting please know what you speak of.

  • ed charles

    Not as much if he succeeds as a middle reliever. Still leaves a question, though I agree it improves his status slightly. I just don’t think the benefit outweighs the risk.

  • Terry

    Sandy brought in two big bats this year. Grandy and EY. Unfortunately, they haven’t produced yet. Jury is still out on them though. For some stupid reason I am very optimistic tonight…

  • Nimmofan25

    Starting pitchers hold way more value. This guy isn’t going to get traded though. So don’t worry if his value skyrockets. Neise or Gee will go before the kids especially if the kids show they can pitch.

  • Terry

    Look at that…Nimmo and I have found common ground. 🙂

  • CJM

    Thriving in the Majors will always increase value. Whether that’s in the pen or the rotation. He’d reach his highest value if he thrived as a starter, but doing well in a Major League pen is better than doing well as a AAA starter, especially since many teams are willing to use their rotation prospects in their bullpens early on.

  • LIMetfan22

    It doesn’t matter if its just this year. You literally asked wheres the big bat without giving any years and without any potential trades. Again: what bat? who do we trade for? who do we give up?

    Before commenting please know what you speak of.

  • CJM

    I just wrote this below, but will copy and paste it here as well: Thriving in the Majors will always increase value. Whether that’s in the pen or the rotation. He’d reach his highest value if he thrived as a starter, but doing well in a Major League pen is better than doing well as a AAA starter, especially since many teams are willing to use their
    rotation prospects in their bullpens early on.

  • Terry

    Big game for Mr. Wheeler. Like Gee last year against the Yankees, this could be a turning point for young Zach.

  • Nimmofan25

    It happens on rare occasions lol

  • TPT

    easy if were winning by 10 or more its Valverde , 7 or more and its Familia 4 or more its Dice K ,2 or more its Farnsworth and if its by a run its oh sh*t ….

  • Terry

    LOL

  • Not4

    If we’re lucky, he’ll be this year’s Josh Satin – meaning, a productive bench player for an entire year. If we are really lucky, he’ll be able to duplicate that in future years. Expecting more from a 27 yo rookie who spent 6+ years in the minors (after playing a few years in college) is probably fools gold. And as Satin showed, expecting it to be duplicated may be foolish too. I just hope he can contribute consistently enough to be a legitimate bench player all year.

  • TPT

    you tell em coach …haha hey there JB how you been man ?

  • oleosmirf

    can you give me an example of a player being promoted midseason, put into a late inning role and succeeding long term?

  • jason bay

    That is usually the case when you go at least a dozen years in between developing a bat.

    If the Braves can develop McCann, Escobar, Heyward, Simmons, Freeman and Gattis since 2002 we should certainly have been able to develop ONE bat.

    Believe it or not, teams are not falling all over themselves to provide us with what we could have simply provided ourselves with in the first place and chose not to.

  • Nimmofan25

    And my point is either way it doesn’t matter the kid isn’t getting traded. Not unless he becomes a piece for a big bat. And if his value rises it means he’s pitching well so why would you trade him.

  • Metfan9876

    Well, the Mets have viewed him as a reliever for quite some time now so I’m not surprised that they brought him up for the bullpen.

  • LIMetfan22

    Zack Wheeler vs. lefties:

    .315/.391/.481

  • Terry

    Going to be a great sports night. Mets-Rangers. Better have extra batteries for the remote and extra blue cheese for the Wings. Although I am a Penguins fan but I will keep that to myself.

  • LIMetfan22

    I am terrified for Wheeler tonight. He better be throwing that changeup a lot against those lefties.

  • Nimmofan25

    One of the Mets problems is they keep beating the same drum. Whenever there was a call up it was the same people. Kirk, MDD, Edging etc it’s nice to see a change of pace and direction with these call ups.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    You won’t hear serious talks for another month or so, but it’s fun to keep your eye on potential candidates.

  • jason bay

    Ugh.

  • LIMetfan22

    He’s young but jesus.

    Think Warthen is helping him with that? THROW THE CHANGEUP ZACK.

  • Tommy

    why assume deGrom should be traded? I like this kid & think his future is a Met! i still say Dillon Gee should be traded by the deadline while his ceiling is so high!

  • Andrew Herbst

    Lol!!

  • Terry

    Agree…100 percent. There will be plenty of teams interested if he keeps up his current performance. Let the bidding begin!

  • ed charles

    It’s subjective. I can’t say you’re wrong. But you’re assuming he thrives in the pen. He WAS thriving as a starter in AAA. And we had Black pitching well in Vegas. As for trade, there’s no way they trade Niese or Gee until the offseason and only in a blockbuster. As for that, I don’t think Niese goes anywhere until Matz proves he can pitch up here. You cant have a staff with no lefty. I would have brought up Black and Edgin – DFA’d Valverde

  • LIMetfan22

    Jose Fernandez had one of the best sliders i’ve ever seen. Shame he fell victim to TJ.

  • Nimmofan25

    4 years is a long time don’t you think? Honestly to win you Ned that bat. How can you seriously say we’re about winning when after 4 years of dreadful offensive production in none of those years you did anything to bring in that bat. It’s a joke.

  • TPT

    Mets Rangers? WOW NOW THIS I HAVE TO SEE i hope Abreu sits out he just can’t skate like he use to and if TCs smart he;ll have Colon in goal blocking every shot just by standing there

  • Terry

    And people on here will complain if Lagaras isn’t on the first line. How will TC do juggling all the lines and the power play?

  • CJM

    The Tigers were just fine last year with no lefty in their rotation.

  • CJM

    Frankie Rodriguez.

  • Nimmofan25

    Will you give up on Edgin already. And no one said they are trading Niese or Gee, what was said was that Niese or Gee would go before these kids especially if the kids are pitching up to their ceilings.
    And btw you do know most of the Cardinals pitching prospects start out by pitching out of the bullpen. Doesn’t seem to have hurt them any.

  • Nimmofan25

    Blocking or eating?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Uhh, I’ve been VERY vocal about needing a big bat, specifically a legitimately cleanup hitter on here for the longest time. Why they haven’t done it? They covet inferior players in a spot where they know they need the upgrade for whatever reason.

  • TPT

    i dont know man but im thinking this is all SAs fault

  • TPT

    why not both ?

  • Nimmofan25

    I got killed on this site for saying Santana should’ve been traded the day after throwing the no hitter. Would’ve gotten something nice back in return.

  • Charley’s Twin

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • TPT

    i heard last night thats 15 pitchers in 2 months who had or have to have TJ surgery

  • Nimmofan25

    Time to head to the game have fun ladies and gents.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL. Nobody with half a brain would do that. For both baseball and PR reasons.

  • Nimmofan25

    18 pitchers so far this year.

  • Bobby O

    Have a great time. LGM!

  • TPT

    btw im in Anaheim now tho im a life long Met fan since day one now im a Duck fan but whats up with my Islanders are they ever gonna be in the playoff again?

  • LIMetfan22

    I can already see the WHY DID WE PROMOTE HIM SO EARLY crowd scream once we lose one or two of these guys to FA.

  • EzRider

    Is Flores still sick?

  • BigAl831

    So DeGrom is available tonight I’m guessing?

  • We would still lose him in the same time no matter when they were promoted.

    Super 2 only pertains to 3 years arby or 4 years arby.

  • LIMetfan22

    Ah yes. I mixed that with the other thing lol

  • TPT

    wow

  • No problem, I figured that’s what it was. LGM

  • LIMetfan22

    I hope so. BTW you worried about Wheelz tonight?

  • QueensRussell

    My bad. Sorry. I was excitable.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Remind me again why the Mets didn’t look Kaz’s way, especially when we have ONE lefty in our rotation?

  • PessiMets

    Is sny not allowed to do a pregame?

  • Taskmaster4450

    Sick of playing for Collins already.

  • Kevin H

    So I guess we’re never going to see Flores again now that Tejada had one walk-off hit???

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    Two million dollars?

  • IndianaMet

    I should’ve invested in Apple. Shouldn’t have banged that one fat chic in college with the big mouth. Should have bet on the Red Sox to win the series last year. What a stupid tweet. Move on.

  • TPT

    have a blast and LGM

  • Captain America

    Strasburg is averaging 94.2 on his fastBall this season

  • skiplockweird

    Just saw this at espnnewyork.com. They are saying Lucas Duda’s virus may have come from the shake shack. Ryne Sandberg had the same issue.

  • IndianaMet

    Sad. He was a good looking young pitcher with a great story.

  • MyasDaddy

    Booya

  • Captain America

    Sure thing vs the shiny new toy who might be a reliever in the long run?

    FYI, montero’s ceiling is not what dillon gee already is….

  • TPT

    hes been sick

  • TexasGusCC

    I CANNOT believe Collins said anything about procedure. But, he is right.

  • HawkZon

    So much for Flores at SS, I guess.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Tejada hit 3 frozen ropes last night What a time for him to FINALLY get hot. What a time for Terry to FINALLY learn to play the hot hand. Poor Wilmer. Mets luck

  • Captain America

    Alex?

  • HawkZon

    I really don’t like that SNY doesn’t do a pre-game when WPIX has the game.

  • LIMetfan22

    Yeah idk why. They do a postgame after al.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Nuno home ERA over 10.

  • Kevin H

    Still? Duda only missed the one game. I’m sure TC is more than happy to take the cautious route with Flores.

  • CJM

    I was wondering what this guy’s story is. I don’t follow the Yanks closely enough to know about any of their prospects. Was looking at Nuno’s minor league career though, and it seems like he’s been a solid pitcher throughout all of the minors, and a lefty to boot. Yet he didn’t debut until he was 25 years old. Any background on him?

  • George_Theodore

    he’ll be starting tomorrow

  • Chris H

    German probably are it also lol

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Nope. I generally ignore the Stankees. Just stumbled across that stat on ESPN Mets Blog, I think

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I’m hoping for a BIG start from Wheeler tonight. He’s been starting to feel it the last 4 starts. Only things that’s been of concern are the walks (of course) and the high WHIP (1.409). Get it done, kid!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    The new pre/postgame radio guy is as big a stiff as Gelb. I miss Ed Coleman

  • WillisReid

    Totally Dan Warthen’s fault.

  • mr. belvedere

    do you really think Wilpon would even think about regurgitating one of the WORST trades in team history by resigning Kazmir? No way

  • MetsfanInParadise

    They say he’s as fierce a competitor as Harvey, though his demeanor doesn’t reflect it. Hope he can rise to the occasion on the big stage

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Didn’t they also mention sending them back to the minors later in the season, to stretch out for starting? I assume they could also do that to keep their service time from reaching Super 2, right?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Where is Jason Bay ?????

  • BigAl831

    Nope man.

    He’s quietly pitched pretty well this season. Had that horrible outing in COL but that’s about it. Would like to see him go 7 tonight. We’re tough on this kid for some reason but he’s still just that. A kid. LGM

  • Guest

    someone send jeff wilpon over to the hamburger shake shack….let him chow down

  • Just_Da_damaja

    because we signed K-Rod in December of 2008, causing us to lose a draft pick and although it has nothing to do with choosing colon over kazmir, i figure if i bring up some random fact from over 6 years ago, I’ll deflect from my lord and savior’s failures as a GM.

    Sincerely,

    Jason Bay

  • Chris H

    Colon eats Shake Shack all day how come he isn’t sick lol

  • Mike

    Tejada poisoned Flores prob

  • Mike

    Why isn’t Flores and Campbell starting? What’s the point in bringing up these kids if our idiot manager refuses to play them?????????

  • George_Theodore

    he has a colon made of steel

  • George_Theodore

    Flores tomorrow

  • MyasDaddy

    Is the game still on SNY? The game was on local TV last night in my area and all the Yankee fans were pissed they had to listen to GKR. Told them to shut up… and go listen to Waldman.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    You believe Wilpon actually THINK at all? HA!

  • billpulsipher

    because tejada had one hit. that warrants starting for 3 weeks…same with EY..2 good games warrants 30 starts..TC philosphy

  • Yes they could also opt to send them down.

    But why would they do that? They don’t care about Super 2, remember?

    🙂

  • CJM

    Flores isn’t starting because 1) Tejada has had a couple good games and is stroking the bat well, 2) Tejada is good against lefties, and 3) he is probably still a little weak from his illness.

    Campbell should be starting because Duda isn’t good against lefties, but it’s worth noting that Campbell isn’t exactly a “kid.”

    *Actually I guess it’s worth noting that over his very small MLB sample, Nuno is better against righties than lefties, so perhaps that’s justification for Duda starting.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL conspiracy!

  • billpulsipher

    he is. havent you watched him pitch this year?

  • George_Theodore

    Duda should be able to hit one out here

  • Just_Da_damaja

    On June 1st, no.

    By July 15th, yes.

    same with scott hairston

  • Maybe I’m just tired, but what does Bay have to do with this, I don’t get it?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    …..ok?

  • mr. belvedere

    I agree TC sat Lagares to he could get Abreu AB’s last night knowing full well that Colon is a high contact, fly ball pitcher…you would think he would want the best CF in the league in their, now today he sits a hot Campbell when he could easily get him in and sit Granderson and/or Duda

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Seriously? I was complaining on here last night listening to Michael Kay on the live stream. NEVER AGAIN.

  • You didn’t leave any room for others to inject why.

  • jason bay

    No way Jeff allows anyone to bring Kazmir back in here after all the grief he took over the years for encouraging interim GM Jim Duquette to trade him for Zambranno after an offhanded comment by Rick Peterson and a bunch of complaints by long in the tooth lefties Leiter and Franco who were pissed the kid was on their lawn.

    Would have been nice to have him in 2006-2008 though.

  • CJM

    Of course I did. Someone will add “Terry’s an idiot” to that list.

  • CJM

    So let me get this straight. EYJ the GOLD GLOVE FINALIST is starting at DH? LMFAO leave it to Terry to make that decision. The guy should be in the OUTFIELD where his defense is GOLD GLOVE CALIBER. SMDH

  • LETS GO METS GOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • George_Theodore

    it’s on PIX 11 & ch 9

  • mr. belvedere

    Isn’t Flores sick?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    provocateur

  • BronxMets

    leave it to you to argue about something so meaningless.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    well we could’ve signed Scott Kazmir instead of Bartolo Colon, and had a trade chip to acquire a young bat…

    we could’ve resigned Marlon Byrd, who is grossly outperforming the more expensive Curtis Granderson, and on a 2 year deal, we also could’ve flipped him for a return.

    we also could’ve traded Angel Pagan for something better than a 38 year old Andres Torres.

  • BigAl831

    LETS KEEP THIS GOING BABY AND BRING THE MOMENTUM BACK TO CITI LGM

  • LIMetfan22

    TERRY’S AN IDIOT

  • jason bay

    Campbell, Flores and Recker should definitely be in there tonight

  • LIMetfan22

    LMFAO!

  • Flores has the sh1ts and Campbell isn’t a starter

  • Out of place Met fan

    When GG are actually given to the deserving recipients I will give it merit…

  • TPT

    so your saying that EY is better in the OF than CY or Lagares?? i dont think so and how else would you get Lagares in the lineup if you dont DH EY?

  • Chris H

    They just showed Collins cracking up with Tejada tapping his on his arse. I don’t like seeing Collins all buddy buddy with Tejada lol

  • Anthony

    Is Flores available?

  • willywater88

    That depends on what you think Gee is. A .226 BABIP suggests he is on the fortunate side this season.

    I’m not disagreeing that Gee may be the choice but I do think his numbers are better than he is pitching.

  • George_Theodore

    yes

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    I like how EYJ is more upright now.

  • since coming off the DL, Lagares has sat while EY started 2 times. When Lagares was ON the DL, he had to start since we were down an OF.
    I know, I know. “Truth” and “facts”. Who’s got time for that?

  • Anthony

    Let’s hammer this bum

  • HarveyKsYou

    Yankee stadium is dead today. I really fear Citi will be dead tomorrow or there will be far more Yankee fans there.

  • willywater88

    Fair enough.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    it wont be dead..tanaka vs montero.. ppl will be excited

  • HarveyKsYou

    I don’t think they’ll come close to selling out.. 37 Announced, probably 32 in actuall attendance. Then Thursday will be very light.

  • well that’s the answer. The Mets just have to play more lefties

  • Mike

    TC said Flores is fine just going with the “hot hand” I guess when Ruben gets a hit he’s promised playing time for a week after. Lucas can’t hit lefties….at all. He’s not an established everyday player, he needs a platoon partner, Campbell should be in there.

  • willywater88

    What would be the criteria for judging who is the odd man out? I love having the young upside but I also like a semi veteran in there. I really dont have an answer and I am just asking to see who most fans value more. Looks like you guys are just as split as I am.

  • CJM

    DW going deep here.

  • Chris H

    Nice jump on early boys

  • Benny

    Wright just kills lefties.

  • BigAl831

    Man this team is pumping me up.

    Oh and btw D wright quietly just about in the top 10 in NL in RBI’s.

  • LIMetfan22

    Wow. Only a single. Bum

  • jjong

    Lets go Mets!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Alright, Captain. Good job, David. Lets get this thing going.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Great job. Must do damage early & get Wheeler comfortable from the get go.

  • Fast Eddie

    Yeah! Nice start. The Yankees might own the Bronx, but we own the Yankees…five straight and counting.

  • Chris H

    EY is a great spark plug

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    what kinda stat is that… ” almost most in mlb “

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Anyone can drive in a 1st inning run. lets see him do it in the 9th

  • LIMetfan22

    Wow CY coming back from 0-2?

  • BigAl831

    This guy looks bad.

  • CJM

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • Mike

    They’re commiserating both on the hot seat

  • LIMetfan22

    Look at that pitch count already. SA is jizzing.

  • why should Campbell be there? He’s a 27 year old rookie. Duda has been playing well and Nuno isn’t great against lefties

  • QueensRussell

    Everything is Wright with the world

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Just wanted to see what the dark side feels like

  • Mike B

    This pitcher can’t throw it by anybody. He’s not going to last 4 innings.

  • BigAl831

    Big out. Come on Grandy.

  • Chris H

    Grandy vs a leftie greatttttt

  • HarveyKsYou

    Gotta get the runner home there.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    23 pitches, full count, 0 outs, 1-0…..this guy makes me feel better about Wheeler.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Grandy could poke his nose over the Mendoza line with a good game

  • Bobby O

    TOUCH THEM ALL!

  • Chris H

    GrandyMan haha

  • Ted Danson

    Granderson Again!

  • Tom

    I love it when we use that right field porch.

  • QueensRussell

    GRANDYMAN!!!!!!!!!

  • Grandy loves the boogiedown

  • jjong

    Grandyman HR,,,

  • muskytoes

    yeehaaaaaa

  • George_Theodore

    LOL.. i’ll take it but this place is a joke!

  • Anthony

    What is goin on

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I like crooked numbers

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    YUP….he’s not gonna last long

  • Brian Regan

    Granderson loves this field. way to pick up CY

  • MetsfanInParadise

    or even 1

  • Donal

    STRIKE FIRST! STRIKE HARD! NO MERCY!

  • CJM

    Goddamn Grandy just killed the rally.

  • iwamofo

    Grandy has been hitting these same balls in Citi, it just goes out in Yankee stadium…

  • saturn

    Grandy feels right at home, lol too bad he has to return to citi

  • Kid8

    Maybe the Yankees will trade us their stadium for Syndergaard and a player to be named later.

  • QueensRussell

    Loved watching Skank Turd fans catch that ball!!!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’m sure the Yankees are thrilled they didn’t resign Granderson. Thrilled.

  • Fast Eddie

    4 – 0 Mets LGM!
    1 – 0 Rangers LGR!

    Good start to the evening,,,

  • MyasDaddy

    Grandy man can!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Wright sucks. Granderson sucks. EY sucks.

  • You suck

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Grandy is at .200 even

  • Benny

    Troll

  • metsman

    Boy that Alderson is an absolute genius…he should duck the press some more.

  • HarveyKsYou

    TC is the best manager in baseball?

  • MyasDaddy

    .600 against the Yankees.

  • Brian Regan

    Murphy has done a great job lately of laying off balls. Dude is hitting and walking more then I ever remember.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Not tonight, Ellsbury. Not tonight!

  • Donal

    good hitting by Duda

  • what you looking for Juan?

  • Captain America

    Granderson is raking in May.

    Beltran is brittle…

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    For his next trick, he will bring in the fences more to resemble Yankee Stadium with their short porches.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Benny! Where have you been!? I’ve missed you.

  • Donal

    Home Runs are the worst

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    And Granderson and Wright and EY

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Three quick outs, and then break this guy.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You know it!

  • saturn

    Granderson is questionable, lol even with his yankee assasination

  • Captain America

    And many scouts feel Montero cannot sustain his minor league numbers at the next level

  • Fast Eddie

    Grandy will have better numbers when the year is over…

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    *Ivan Drago voice*

    WE MUST BREAK THEM!!!

  • Andrew Herbst

    Grandy’s starting to heat up.

  • metsman

    Or maybe someone else will have them moved in and we can just give Sandy credit for it!

  • Brian E.

    Anyone have a stream for the Mets broadcast? Only streams I can find have Michael Kay destroying my eardrums.

  • CJM

    This Mets team would thrive in Yankee Stadium, minus Colon and the pen (as it was constructed most the year).

  • Brian Regan

    If Flores is Healthy he should be playing today. Dude goes the other way great. We already know what tejada is, and its not impressive to. This is a good spot get Flores going

  • Bail4Nails

    Anyone else think the partial playing time affects Juan Lagares at the plate? Went on a Hitting Streak, sat out, 1 for 5 next game. Had another little streak, sat out, looks awkward at the plate recently. I’m all for a 4-man Outfield, but I think Juan needs consistency to succeed.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    why does grandy rub Duda’s stomach after he hits a HR?

  • Donal

    Wait, Wheeler’s ERA dropped because they retroactively changed a hit that scored 2 runs into a 2 run error? And he committed the error?

  • I think hius lack of great hitting ability is a bigger factor 😉

  • CJM

    Team just staked you to a 4-0 lead. Come in and throw strikes damnit.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Set the tone. Put a zero up.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Gardner’s a pesky player.

  • metsman

    It’s a real conundrum considering that EYJ continues to prove doubters (myself included) wrong. It’s a better problem when they are all playing well obviously.

  • MyasDaddy

    Hell. If it works. Keep doing it.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    ” win his job back ” .. shouldnt have been his job to begin with.

  • Brian Regan

    Wish Flores was playing today

  • Bail4Nails

    He’s Batting .301. So ….. what?

  • saturn

    whatever works man. I see them all the time going to first base and smacking the other teams 1st basement butt

  • Tom

    Might be overthrowing a bit, it’s painful to watch Wheeler miss with such electric stuff.

  • so… what you think he’s a .330 hitter if he doesn’t get off days?

  • Anthony

    C’mon wheeler

  • Wolfmicky21

    Helpin yourself out

  • metsman

    Reminds me of Pagan.

  • Wolfmicky21

    It’s only weird if it doesn’t work

  • TexasGusCC

    Of course Tejada can win his job back when Flores come back. Why couldn’t he replace Quintanilla? Collins is such a tool! He should be fired just for being a hole. And players like playing for him????????????????????

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Geez, four run lead, you’d think he’d work on his breaking ball.

  • Andrew Herbst

    That’s a good comparison.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Could it have been a joke related to the food poisoning?

  • metsman

    Yeah he is the second coming of the Babe.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheeler’s control.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wish this was Harvey. Game would be over! Then we’d be able to go out and have a nice dinner and come back to a mets win… I kid..

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    hes actually better then the babe.

  • ArchieBellandTheDrells

    I’m going with this one

  • CJM

    Wheeler is his own worst enemy out there. 4-0 lead. Just throw strikes.

  • CJM

    Except definitely better than Pagan.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Does Flores make that play?

  • HarveyKsYou

    No

  • CJM

    Probably.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice dp.

  • metsman

    We can agree to disagree…if you hadn’t noticed, Gardner’s power numbers are a tad scewed.

  • Anthony

    We will never know

  • Bail4Nails

    Haha! I’ll take that as an admission you were wrong (for once). Not saying he’s a .330 Hitter, but that if his Average drops, it’s due to lack of consistent playing time (much like Duda last year).

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    That’s what she said.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Boy, I’d love to know who calls his pitches.

  • CJM

    All his numbers are better though, better defender, smarter player. Loved Pagan when he was in NY, but Gardner’s better.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheeler will make it to the 4th.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    We will tomorrow

  • Anthony

    Fooled tex

  • Brian Regan

    Yup, his hands are good, just limited range

  • Andrew Herbst

    Pitchers best friend.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I’ll say it again: he gives up way too many hard bit balls, has no control and thus can’t go into the seventh inning.

  • MyasDaddy

    His front shoulder is flying open. Warthen needs to come out and correct it

  • CJM

    The pitch calling isn’t the problem here.

  • Brian Regan

    going to be a long game if he dose not find his command

  • saturn

    Wheeler needs to chill out. He is young. And seems to get rattled. Find the strike zone, GEEZ

  • Metfan9876

    His control is the main problem.

  • billpulsipher

    Wheeler looks like hell. Get Dice K up for long relief. gonna be one of those 11-10 games

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    CJ. They’re sitting on that FB.

  • Anthony

    He has caught everything so far

  • metsman

    I think they are close enough that it’s splitting hairs one way or another.

  • billpulsipher

    Justin Upton would look good in that OF…but sandy said no

  • CJM

    Which he cannot locate at all. If he wasn’t falling behind every batter they wouldn’t be able to sit on the fastball.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I see nothing to like about Wheeler.

  • MyasDaddy

    Jesus!!!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    As I say.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    way to give it back smh

  • Donal

    Hey, the game is interesting again…..yup

  • Guest

    pathetic

  • Benny

    Bullpen game.

  • CJM

    Still no talk about putting Wheeler in the pen with Mejia?

  • Brian Regan

    Seen that coming

  • Guest

    BRING UP THOR

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wheeler should go to the pen for degrom or Noah if this keeps up

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Teixeira’s just glad he didn’t have to run hard

  • Anthony

    Lame

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheeler will head to AAA…not to the pen.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Wheeler’s struggling with commanding his secondary pitches.

  • what am I wrong about? Do you think Grandy is a sub .200 hitter? Dude has 100 ABs. He’s hit well so far. I am sure most players are most comfortable with regular playing time but Lagares is not a big bat. He never will be. He could hit for a decent average and be an above average player with his D but I don’t look for reasons when he struggles at the plate because he will never be confused with Miggy

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Wheeler should go to another team.

  • Benny

    Secondary? How about all of his pitches…

  • CJM

    He’s struggling with commanding his fastball.

  • oh, gonna be another one of those games…

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Rather send him to another team

  • QueensRussell

    Wheeler pitching like dog-doo

  • saturn

    This one is going to be a repeat of yesterday. Its much worse though I am stuck hearing whoever this annoying announcer is.

  • CJM

    If he cannot locate the fastball there’s just no way he can be a viable rotation piece.

  • billpulsipher

    there are a million zack wheeler’s around. every team has them. sandy could have dumped this guy off for J Upton but he was too scared to pull the trigger

  • metsman

    I hate Brian McCann with a passion…I wish Gomez smashed his face in last season when he was auditioning for tough guy of the year award.

  • saturn

    Yesterday I found a stream online and it was in Japanese. Much better

  • Bobby O

    Is this guy ever going to learn how to pitch to LHH or is he just a split pitcher?

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheelers what he is.. a number three. Don’t tell me he’s making his whatever start… He gets hit hard every game (sometimes not resulting in hits) and never gives you any length. Another guy who won’t come close to fulfilling his prospect status with the mets.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. He is.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yeah he can’t command his fastball.

  • Brian Regan

    We can get it going again against this guy. He is underwhelming at best

  • billpulsipher

    paul wilson part 2

  • Taskmaster4450

    Cant get major league hitters out from the pen if you cant get the FB over.

    Control Control Control.

    Wheeler, Mejia, Familia, and Black.

    Great arms…bad control.

  • Donal

    Is that what your vast experience and in depth knowledge tell you? Because the guys who get paid to that for a living don’t seem to agree.

  • Peter S

    AJ Burnett is looking great

  • saturn

    I think everyone needs to chill out with the kid, he has half a season under his belt. He was hyped, but not like harvey. Give him a full season and see if he can suceed

  • billpulsipher

    sandy lovers dont count ^^^

  • Manuel1991

    Relax people wheeler will settle down! LGM!

  • KEITH

    Still keeping my fingers crossed that one of these kids is 70% as good as Harvey.

  • bspo1

    offense can’t let up.

  • Metfan9876

    You may be right but it’s not even midseason yet.

  • CJM

    Well, this has nothing to do with Harvey so there’s no reason to even state that. It’s not too much to ask that a Major League pitcher locates his fastball, which Wheeler can’t do and hasn’t shown he can do. That’s a problem.

  • billpulsipher

    and doesnt snap their elbow in half like Harvey

  • saturn

    And thats where everyone fails and labels Wheeler as a bust without even giving him a chance to play a full season

  • Donal

    So, rooting for the guys in the Mets uniform makes me a Sandy lover?

    And did I say anything untrue?

  • sperry

    Yea before we jump down this kid’s throat remember that not all of these guys are going to be aces. At least one of them probably won’t pan out at all.

    Welcome to baseball.

  • George_Theodore

    You whiners are as bad as metsblog

  • billpulsipher

    mets score a lot of runs early then fall asleep and dont score the rest of the way…when has that ever happened before? um

  • metsman

    Keeping my fingers crossed that Harvey is half as good as we think he is.

  • saturn

    Correct. Let’s have everyone be like Harvey. I loved him, but he tried to hit 100mph a lot and seem to overthrow quite a bit.

  • LIMetfan22

    Wheeler can’t pitch to lefties. Can’t even control his fastball. Gonna be a slaughter.

  • HarveyKsYou

    We’re annoyed.. We get a big lead and he gives it right back.

  • PessiMets

    Wheeler has been very dissapointing

  • I know! They scored 4 in the first and they haven’t SCORED ANY IN THE 2/3 OF AN INNING AFTER THE FIRST!
    SMH
    #coregy of stupid

  • bspo1

    3 terrible at bats

  • AJF

    Ok so I miss the 1st inning what the heck happened How did the Met score 4 and is Wheeler bad tonight?

  • billpulsipher

    so you havent watched any games in 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 and 2014 then?

  • sperry

    Would not be surprised at all if the Mets are one-hit the rest of the game.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Wright had an RBI single. 3 run homer for Grandy.

  • billpulsipher

    hes bloody awful pitching liek a little leaguer

  • saturn

    Metsblog’s censors those comments though

  • Taskmaster4450

    Wheeler is awful so far.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    hes bad almost every night

  • Donal

    Ya, with the .220 BA outside of April. so sexy.

  • saturn

    There yo go with your pyschic abilities. Wanna give me some numbers to play on Powerball?

  • AJF

    Man Grandy sure miss Yankee stadium

  • billpulsipher

    Wilson. Isringhausen. Pulsipher. Dave Mlicki. Zack Wheeler

  • mr. belvedere

    Wheelers’ left shoulder is completely flying out, this happens every game…he’s just like a young AJ Burnett…he just throws and sometimes he’s hitting his spots, sometimes not

  • CJM

    Wow can’t get over the professionalism they just showed on offense. Letting the pitcher who threw 37 pitches in the first get out of the 2nd on 6 pitches, while your pitcher who just labored gets to spend about 90 seconds on the bench. A+ job.

  • MikePiazza3186

    You sound stupid

  • billpulsipher

    dave hudgens baseball baby

  • metsman

    Shake it off Wheels; 1-0 brand new ball game and you are already winning

  • AJF

    I have to give Wheeler a full year before I call him a bust Look at the back of the baseball card for John Smoltz,Tom Glavine,and Maddex

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wow wheeler sucks

  • saturn

    J Upton would suck at Citi. He has been sucking in Atlanta and everyone wants him, his brother and Uggla out of town and they have a winning record. He has horrible numbers with Runners on Base. He hits solo home runs

  • Andrew Herbst

    He sure does. He misses short rf porch.

  • sperry

    Yea man because the Mets coming out of the gate hot then doing nothing the rest of the game definitely doesn’t happen constantly

  • I’m watching this game. And I saw the one last night. And the night before. I tend not to piss and moan about losing in the 2nd inning when we have the lead but maybe that’s just me

  • KEITH

    No ones jumping. Just saying people on here forget that nothing’s a given. Everyone thinks we have 5 aces. Wheeler doesn’t have the electric high heater. He needs to be on with his command.

  • CJM

    That makes no sense actually.

  • MikePiazza3186

    I would get someone up wheeler does not have it tonight

  • saturn

    Apparently it does. All cause we wanna give the YOUNG kid a chance to learn how to grow as a pitcher in the majors and settle down

  • billpulsipher

    in all seriousness, Wheeler is pitching liek he did his first 4 or 5 starts, just throwing…so much for all the maturity he showed in august and september when it looked liek the dude was learning how to pitch…he has totally regressed

  • HarveyKsYou

    He looks awful.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Wheeler reminds me of scott kazmier very wild wonder how long till the mets trade him

  • bspo1

    get Dice-K up

  • yeah, neither of you do

  • BigAl831

    That’s just false.

  • billpulsipher

    want Justin Upton for him? oh wait sandy already nixed that

  • Just_Da_damaja

    hmmm…

    so when do we start the talk of moving wheeler to the pen?

  • Bail4Nails

    Speaking of not being short-sighted, let’s wait until we’re out of the Bronx Bandbox to start calling CY and Grandy our All-Stars. Were you sleeping in April?

  • Donal

    DeGrom looks all of 12

  • MikePiazza3186

    But in this stadium they will probaly put up a 8 spot tonight

  • Taskmaster4450

    AAA. He cant find the plate…no use in BP either.

  • Benny

    You can’t pitch in the bullpen with no control.

  • saturn

    Yup. I live in GA and he gets Booe’d. Loves those solo home runs and looking at them. He sucks at clutch

  • George_Theodore

    lots of trolls out tonight!

  • CJM

    lol

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    hes to busy wanting to be matt harvey and date supermodels… should be focusing on how to pitch like matt harvey.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Without our defense this game would be real ugly..

  • Donal

    Nice play, Murph

  • bspo1

    Murph!

  • so would every game. Imagine that? No fielders to catch the balls?

  • Andrew Herbst

    Keith is spot on that Murph is unpredictable in field.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Still wudnt do that we already have chris young same type of player

  • umm… no. He’s white. Don’t be ridiculous.

  • billpulsipher

    so let Valverde pitch the last 2 or 3 innings in a mop up role for his swan song, then after he gets bludgeoned to death he will make his exit into DFA land to make room for Montero

  • Taskmaster4450

    There you go again.

    Show us all the link where Alderson nixed that deal.

  • where is this trade you talk about all the time? Do you think it was Justin Upton for prospect Wheeler straight up?

  • metsman

    Why would an ant be in a fishbowl?

  • QueensRussell

    Wheeler looks putrid. At this rate, it would be a miracle if he can give us five innings.

  • bspo1

    throw a strike.

  • saturn

    I am hoping Farnsworth. I think he is much worse than Valdeverde

  • Peter S

    Octavio Dotel, David West, Mike Pelfrey, Aaron Heilman, Anthony Young, bobby Jones…….

  • Benny

    43 pitches in 1.1 innings. Just horrible…

  • Taskmaster4450

    How long until Terrible Terry gets someone up?

  • He won’t and he’ll change his name again to show you who’s boss!

  • saturn

    LOL. I am still waiting for those Powerball numbers HarveyK was supposed to give me since he is a psychic

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    almost 50 pitches already.. gonna need alot of mop up work tonight

  • billpulsipher

    when he gives up 9 in an inning like when he sabotaged mejia 2 weeks ago in coors

  • He is so bad

  • saturn

    He needs to show us why he loves Justin Upton so much. He is a pretty atrocious hitters when it comes to being Clutch

  • MetsfanInParadise

    At least DeGrom is stretched out. If Wheeler is chased early let him work long innings. Don’t have to worry about pinch hitters

  • Just_Da_damaja

    pagan’s hitting .326…
    gardner’s hitting .286…

    thats like a 40 point difference…

    how on earth is gardner better?

  • cmon Wheels! Pull it together dude

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler is not making this easy.

  • billpulsipher

    poor Mejia must watch Colon pitch like garbage last night and Wheeler pitch like a little leaguer today and wonder why he is the one who lost his job as starter

  • bspo1

    Terry needs to see that he doesn’t have it what so ever.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Collins needs to get him up first.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Collins is going to wait until this game is out of hand before he gets his BP going.

  • CJM

    Unfortunately, of the three, he had been the worst up until the point in which they took him from the rotation.

  • Anthony

    Get him up

  • He got a full Mejia start last night

  • Just_Da_damaja

    well we’ll never know if we don’t let him play everyday..

  • KEITH

    Hopefully Colons not mentoring Wheeler.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    At this stage of his career, Zack is totally unable to adjust when he’s missing.

  • saturn

    At this stage of his career?? Half a season?

  • CJM

    Yes. That is a stage in his career, you know.

  • saturn

    He should in some ways. Colon can get blasted but is able to refocus at times. Wheeler just doesnt.

  • billpulsipher

    Zack Wheeler=Victor Zambrano

  • PessiMets

    The Yankees know what pitch is coming they r taking the same swing no matter what pitch it is. Get somebody up!

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    TY for explaining that fine point, CJ.

  • Anthony

    Here comes the daggar

  • CJM

    NP, buddy.

  • billpulsipher

    he hasnt given up 9 in an inning yet

  • saturn

    Mejia was the worst of both. At least Colon could get blasted and give you 6 -7 innings

  • Just_Da_damaja

    1 – white
    2 – acquired by Sandy
    3 – …do u need a 3rd reason?

  • Metjorge

    Wheeler to the bullpen?

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    wheeler to another team for a bat.

  • mad met

    Wheels are falling off the bus terry….. Someone’s gonna lose there spot in rotation in tables don’t turn soon

  • metsfan79

    I’m sorry wheeler has good stuff but I can’t watch him holy shit is this rough.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I have lost faith in Wheeler.

  • QueensRussell

    Gardner’s in a batting cage.

  • sperry

    Oh yea I’m agreeing with you

  • CJM

    Don’t know if any team would be too quick to trade anything significant for Wheeler right now.

  • Lotus1209

    Ayyyyy glad to see you around these parts my dude!

  • Fast Eddie

    These high pitch counts for Wheeler have become very common with him. Having him always at 100 pitches by the 6th inning is not what you want to shoot for. I also don’t see any “late hop” on his fastball. It seems to just lay on the same plane at the same speed. Hitters seem to like what he’s throwing lately…

  • billpulsipher

    Harvey blew his elbow out. Mejia and Wheeler flopped as starters..this is the problem basing your entire franchise on young starting pitchers…see Wood/Prior…see Izzy/Pulse/Wilson

  • metsman

    The ump was getting tired of that AB.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Lucky call…that wasnt a swing.

  • CJM

    Keith never thinks the batter swung on a check swing.

  • Donal

    No, it is the reason you build depth. And how exactly are Wheeler and Mejia flops?

  • Metfan9876

    OK we get it. Obviously, you don’t like the guy but you don’t have to keep repeating yourself.

  • metsman

    What do you mean we have MLB’s best closer and set up men that we just brought up.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler makes me sick. Let’s up wean get more runs.

  • 4 – the Klan owns the Mets

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Do they speak English in What?

  • oh the thinks you can think!

  • billpulsipher

    the YES booth has as many Mets players in it as the SNY booth (2)

  • metsman

    Why does it feel like we are losing?

  • AJF

    I would give another year still but at the sametime I would take the untouchable label off

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Let’s up wean, what’s your problem!

  • Chris H

    Wheeler is living on the edge tonight hopefully he figures it out so he can pitch another 3 innings at least

  • CJM

    Interesting tidbit. Decided to watch Field of Dreams on Saturday night. As it happens, the actor who plays Archie (Moonlight) Graham, when he’s younger, happens to be the same actor who plays Brett in Pulp Fiction.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    WTP

  • Donal

    The Captain!

  • jaygreen55

    A little premature to call Wheeler a bust. Almost every young pitcher has their share of growing pains.

    Although truth be told I think I’d rather see Wheeler be traded than Gee for the right offer

  • Anthony

    Gardner has no arm

  • jason bay

    Up and in is Wheelers key

  • MetsfanInParadise

    WTP2

  • Wolfmicky21

    Bout to put the hammer down this inning – LGM!

  • Chris H

    Let’s get this run in guys

  • Andrew Herbst

    Nice job by CY moving the Captain over.

  • CJM

    It’s not premature to say he can’t locate his fastball though.

  • mad met

    Degrom can jump right into rotation

  • George_Theodore

    these guys would have been all for trading Nolan Ryan!

  • saturn

    Cause he is a troll who seems to think we should have traded Wheeler for UPTON

  • metsman

    Someone give Keith a bat.

  • CJM

    Oh wow didn’t realize that HR put Grandy at .200 for the year.

  • Donal

    How do you play in for the bunt and do the lefty shift? That is a triple is it goes past third.

  • Anthony

    Keith wants a crack at nuno

  • MetsfanInParadise

    DW lowrides into 3B–Keith

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4yhp9L6Ok

  • saturn

    Bill Pulsipher and your other aliases. Some interesting numbers for your constant whining of why we did not trade Wheeler for Upton. You are actually right. Justin Upton would fit perfectly with the Mets. 9 home runs with a WHOOPING 19 RBI’s. 48 strikeouts (Leads the league) and Batting .176 with RISP and .194 with Runners on base.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I made note of that at the time

  • Donal

    Send Grandy?

  • CJM

    LOL brilliant analysis, brother.

  • KEITH

    Wheeler is good for a solid 4. Maybe.

  • CJM

    They need to bring back JT so Grandy can get a pie in his face.

  • Anthony

    What is Juan looking at

  • CJM

    He might pitch 4 innings. They won’t be solid.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Good hitting by Juan.

  • Go to hellsbury.
    Seriously though, dude is a good baseball playing person

  • Donal

    Wow, nice catch

  • Duda Ding Dong

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Soriano must’ve covered 10, 12 feet on that one.

  • Donal

    He runs around the field well

  • your patience makes me impatient, Lucas

  • catches the sphere when it is in his general vicinity with great aplomb

  • Dammit, Duda for leadofff

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Mejia in his 4 starts

    3-0 1.99 ERA batters hit .193 against him.

    he faced 97 batters, 16 base hits, 1 HR, 1 2B. 14 singles.

    his next 3 starts he stunk the barn.

    Wheeler’s first 4 starts…

    2-2 4.63 ERA batters hit .297 against him

    he faced 101 batters, 27 base hits, 2 HR, 8 2B, 17 singles

    Colon first 4 starts

    1-3 5.40 ERA batters hit .315 against him.

    he faced 111 batters, 38 base hits, 6 HR, 8 2B. 1 3B, 23 singles.

    But to justify the move, the Sandinistas feed Adam Rubin some hogwash about Mejia stinking in the middle innings…

    Adam Rubin spits it out…

    Jennry has an ok start agains the phils, is moved to the pen…

    meanwhile Oliver Wheeler gets to suck donkey nuts til he proves he MUST go to to the pen…

    O and Lagares is now losing playing time to a .200 hitter with no pop outside of a bandbox

    just another day in Sandy land

  • KEITH

    No. Not at all.

  • saturn

    Yankees announces keeps praising this NUNO guy and saying Duda respect his fastball. Why dont you just say the truth?

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    watching both pitchers tonight is just torture

  • HarveyKsYou

    We need a home run.

  • Anthony

    Be hacking travis

  • Just_Da_damaja

    no, they just root for them.

  • HarveyKsYou

    TDA, like Wheeler, is annoying me. At least show us some fight.. And so far this season, Travis has failed miserably.

  • Metjorge

    Whats up with d’arnaud inability to swing at a fastball right down the middle?

  • Scottydoeskno328

    Terrible AB by TDA. Took fastballs right down the pipe.

  • Brian Regan

    TDA, has been killed by the team hitting philosophy. Dude is hoping for a walk

  • HarveyKsYou

    It’s really alarming.

  • Where was this energy and hits all season long, Hopefully this is a turning point in the season….

  • Fred Wilpon is actually descended from conquistadores

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Check out the big brain on Brett.

  • mr. belvedere

    He keeps bringing that up and I would send Wheeler to Arizona for Upton in a second but it would have taken more than Wheeler straight up

  • CJM

    I’m sick of this booth lauding other teams’ stars. Did the Mets have anyone inducted with the first HOF class? No? Then IDGAF!

  • CJM

    Lost in the bowels of Citi Field.

  • metsman

    Darno doesn’t belong in the same discussion as Wheeler. Darno has done next to nothing. Two good years in AA and AAA mean squat to me…we have guys in our minors who dwarf his numbers in the PCL and they aren’t even considered prospects.

  • Anthony

    60 pitches no outs in the third wtf

  • I totally agree, and maybe ownership needs to bring the fences in closer…

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    hopefully he can have a quick inning.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    They have three total — Leiter, Cone, and Singleton.

    Why do the Yankees have so many different color guys?

  • Granderson is either sticking it to the Yanks, or so glad to be back in the hitters box

  • Who called anyone an allstar? I said Grandy isn’t likely a .200 hitter.

  • CJM

    Seriously they have a team with what appears to be marginal offense and strong pitching. I wrote here earlier that I believe this particular Mets squad would thrive in a place like Yankee Stadium, minus Colon and the bullpen as it has been constructed thus far.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Jennry Mejia’s best chance at getting back in the rotation would be to cut his hair, develop a southern accent and carry a copy of Moneyball at all times.

    …meanwhile Oliver Wheeler gets a full year to show us what we said back in 2012, dude is inconsistent as all fawk.

    Mejia > Wheeler

  • settling in, 65 pitches into the game. Better late than never. Let’s get a few more shutout innings before DeGrom, and Familia come to finish it off

  • MetsfanInParadise

    2 ex-Mets in Yankees booth, both of whom pitched no hitters for other teams

  • CJM

    Leiter and Cone tonight?

  • Donal

    Gary, stop causing trouble

  • Tommy Med

    At the game now. Let’s go Metsssss!!!!!! Granderson welcome home!!!!!!

  • Ted Danson

    Teixeira has that look that just makes you want to punch him in the face No joke.

  • the NY on his hat?

  • Bubbadubbs

    Tda cant call a game to save his life, he’s a wussy catcher and shows no assertiveness just puts down fingers and sits there

  • Alwayzamazin

    I KNOW!!!!!

  • Fast Eddie

    Because they’re the Yankees and they have to try to out do everyone at everything. They like to be excessive… and I don’t.

  • Yeah. I can’t believe he’s not making Wheeler have better control

  • bspo1

    TDA does that a lot.

  • Brian Regan

    Wow man, get the pen ready. Don’t want to see Collins wait too long again

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    uh…only with a keyboard between us.

  • HarveyKsYou

    One who spent six-seven years with us and did nothing with the Yankees.. But he’s another traitor. Cne I can understand because of the rings and success he had as a Yankee.

  • Anthony

    Catch the fing ball

  • AJF

    You been posting these dumb post since Metsblog but yet you continue to follow this team that you feel must be so raciest

  • MyasDaddy

    Is there an SNY broadcast? Michael Kay is driving me crazy.

  • Grandy also looks so much better at the plate now, like confidence and a swagger about him.

  • Alwayzamazin

    smug , self satisfied sob!!! I have a text message for him…

  • saturn

    Another ball past D’Arnaud…Shocking. Scored a “wild” pitch probably

  • Andrew Herbst

    It’s on Pix 11.

  • Brian Regan

    Finish the inning

  • CJM

    It’s worth noting that his swing has looked much better over the last 2 weeks or so.

  • MyasDaddy

    Up here in Albany. I have the CW 15 and its the Yank announcers.

  • saturn

    MyAS- I dont know who I am hearing but they are driving crazy. I am watching on MLB network. I would trade for the Japanese Broadcast yesterday

  • CJM

    Scored passed ball.

  • Andrew Herbst

    That’s too bad. I’m not sure what channel Met announcers are on.

  • saturn

    Good. Time they held him accountable.

  • CJM

    Gets a little choppy at times: http://www.filmon.com/tv/pix11-new-york

  • MyasDaddy

    Thanks dude!

  • HarveyKsYou

    Nothing to do with race.. This isn’t 1962.

  • saturn

    Troll

  • CJM

    Yeah that earlier pitch that bounced 5 feet in front of the plate was totally his fault too.

  • Where is Flores? Why has Tejada started the last two games. Is Flores now his back up?

  • saturn

    Montero is going all white face you know. Of course it is about race

  • Alwayzamazin

    why are mets games on pix 11 sometimes? yankees are always yes network. we are so second class

  • CJM

    No problem.

  • At Bat has it on WOR radio

  • Andrew Herbst

    I’m not sure. We’ve always had some games on pix 11.

  • metsman

    The yankees lead the league in annoying at bats.

  • CJM

    Sometimes the Yankees play on channel 9.

  • MyasDaddy

    Nice pick Duda!

  • EzRider

    Yanks on channel 9 tonight. MY9.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    LMAO

    now watch Sandy Alderson call the official scorer and offer free tickets in exchange for that call to be changed to a WP…

    in 58 MLB games, he has 27 “Wild Pitches” and 12 PB, in 196 CONSISTENT AB’s, he has a .202 batting avg with 4 HR.

    Travis sucks gorilla donkey nuts and Sandy fans can’t stomach the site of Juan Centeno bumping this glorified pizza delivery boy to the bench…

  • KEITH

    Duda the human vacuum!

  • Duda has become a better first baseman and just saved the Captain

  • CJM

    Way to pick it Lucas.

  • Alwayzamazin

    really? i never knew that

  • Donal

    Jeffy actually ordered Wheeler to make sure the game is close. SNY needs the viewers. So, blame the offense for having that big first inning.

  • George_Theodore

    He’s staring tomorrow

  • CJM

    What are gorilla donkey nuts?

  • billpulsipher

    Cone and Leiter just had a good discussion about Wheeler and how he needs to work on his breaking pitches…Cone called Harvey the greatest young pitcher he has ever seen…little bit more interesting dialogue as opposed to keith whining and complaining on how bad the pitchers are today

  • saturn

    What for? So he could suck like he is sucking??

  • Kevin H

    There must be something wrong with my TV. 79 pitches through 3 innings??? And people bitched about Mejia.

  • saturn

    Cant you see his awful stats?

  • metsman

    He’s always been good people just had to take off their Davis colored glasses.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    i think it was keith law, somone, picked him to be rookie of the year for NL…. all this ” top catching prospect in the game ” hype.. hes been a dissapoint thus far….. not giving up yet but he doesnt look as advertised.

  • CJM

    Oh, only 4 starts each before the decision was made?

  • billpulsipher

    yes

  • mr. belvedere

    Centeno has 6 passed balls in part time duty this year in Vegas

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Actually, they used to be on WOR, before they added the first W.

  • Donal

    Yankees tend to broadcast Friday night games on My9…so ya, second class

  • But they brought him up to play short, are they platooning him and Tejada, I mean come on just let Flores play and leave him in there.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Fernandez wasnt too far behind Harvey.

    Followed him all the way to the operating table.

  • Donal

    Because of the bubble. look what happens when you actually get exposed to what other teams do and go through

  • Juan Centeno has a site too? Cool….

  • saturn

    Smart…;) Im not talking about today, but it is well observed by everyone that TDA lets a lot of balls go by. Other catchers are able to handle Real Wild pitches. He hasnt mastered it yet

  • MyasDaddy

    I guess I understand now how good we have it. Listening to GKR is wonderful compared to Kay, Leiter and Cone. Wow! just dreadful. Kay is such a homer its beyond annoying. Let’s talk about getting an RV. Jesus I want to pull my hair out.

  • CJM

    Well I haven’t had cable in 2 years, so I can’t verify if that is still the case, but I know they have played on local channels during the YES years.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    question…

    why is a 23 year old catcher who only had 2 PB last year and a .300 plus batting avg platooning with a 30 year old journeyman.

    Me thinks going from starter to platoon player might get in the way of consistency…

  • Hotstreak

    Exactly the point I made when Mejia was pitching.

  • you gotta stop getting your stats from El Diario, primo.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Interesting.

  • George_Theodore

    Flores was sick, Tejada has been hitting.. not the end of the world.. but I expect to see Flores playing regularly next few weeks..

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    One thing I hate is Steinbrenner butt-kiss.

  • Alwayzamazin

    zippity duda, zippitay aye! wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

  • Andrew Herbst

    I didn’t know that.

  • CJM

    He’s been rough to watch on both sides, true.

  • Hotstreak

    Harvey will be a Yankee like Cone.

  • Just_Da_damaja
  • mr. belvedere

    Wheeler has a lot of Mark Pelfrey DNA in him too…he’s like a cross between AJ Burnett and Pelfrey (can’t put hitters away with 2 strikes)

  • metsman

    I’m not a Darno fan either…but Juan Centeno?Really?!

  • CJM

    Very similar to an early AJ Burnett. I’d say he’s got a lot better raw stuff than Big Pelf.

  • 5 passed balls and they don’t put “wild pitches” in quotes because only an idiot would think that there are some sort of favors going on

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/darnatr01.shtml

  • Wow now other teams are making the mistakes

  • Hotstreak

    DW may be ok meh but that is it. At one time he was gold glove and a hitting force. No more.

  • Brian Regan

    Tejada walked, that means Flores has to sit the bench the rest of the week

  • Donal

    NICE

  • Anthony

    Wholly cow

  • saturn

    Okay. I will accept Aj Burnett, but Mike Pelfrey. Come on man

  • CJM

    MMMMM take that gift and get 4 runs this inning. The two on base are absolute musts.

  • metsfansince64

    Nah, it was Collins. He said he wanted to get deGrom into this game one way or another, so the kid wouldn’t have too long to think about it. Plus he has nine family members there tonight.

  • MyasDaddy

    Let’s go!! Score some more runs! Come on Murph!

  • Hotstreak

    You have to take off your rose colored glasses.

  • PessiMets

    Thank u solarte

  • IndianaMet

    I loved Cone and Leiter as Mets but they are brutal broadcasters. Snore

    Michael Kay is worse than both of them.

  • muskytoes

    Good baserunning by Ruben. Great running by EYJr.

  • Kevin H

    LOL. It’s funny because it’s true.

  • saturn

    Great play by the Yanks. Like a good psychic as soon as I saw that ball leave the third basemen hand I knew it was going to the OF

  • Duffystaub

    Solarte looks like a hitter but he’s brutal in the field.

  • TheMetsMachine

    EYJ speed caused that error, this is what doesn’t show up in the stat sheet for EYJ, his speed is scary.

  • MyasDaddy

    Do you walk Wright here?

  • Brian Regan

    break it open Murph!!!

  • Alwayzamazin

    murph again!

  • Andrew Herbst

    Good job by Murph.

  • saturn

    Who am I hearing on My 9?

  • Brian Regan

    Nice Job!!!

  • George_Theodore

    Cone, Leiter & Kay

  • igotyourbackman

    Thanks for coming Vidal

  • Donal

    Cone is a good studio guy. Leiter has his moments on MLB too. I think the Yankee broadcasts just suck. They sit back knowing the army of mouthbreaters eat it up.

  • Brian Regan

    Please sign Murph to an extension

  • billpulsipher

    get a win tonight and then Valverde will take the ax after the game..this would be the ultimate double whammy tonight

  • Anthony

    Yankee outfielders have rag arms

  • CJM

    Cone is horrendous. I don’t watch much, but I’ll hear Leiter 2-3 times a year. Seems like he’s improved a bit from his earliest broadcasting appearances.

  • Brian Regan

    We could use at least 1 more

  • TheMetsMachine

    Wheeler line is ugly! 3 innings 79 pitches! lol

  • IndianaMet

    The only number that counts is the number W!

    😉

  • CJM

    Ha. You forgot the 0 after that 1.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Geez…these guys don’t look any better than us.

  • billpulsipher

    Pelfrey was gutless

  • mr. belvedere

    Pelfrey in the sense that he throws gas but can’t put guys away and he had moo presence on the mound for a power pitcher, much better stuff than Pelfrey

  • saturn

    Dont worry Nuno was way worse

  • Taskmaster4450

    That is what $500M gets you in this day and age.

  • Duffystaub

    Dare we say worse?

  • metsfansince64

    That’s why we have almost identical records.

  • Tommy

    except they have 150 + million more salary! lol

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    michael kay makes me want to find the nearest bridge and jump off.

  • saturn

    Whos the most annoying one of them all, the one who is talking the most?

  • Ted Danson

    Singleton is the only one I can stand from the yes network.

  • metsman

    Hot air from hot streak!!! 😉 He is a good defensive first baseman just because he doesn’t make silly circus catches at the railing means nothing. He’s a big oaf andhe can still do a full split and dig balls out of the dirt.

  • billpulsipher

    3 of their 5 starters are injured….how would we look with niese, gee and montero on the DL with Dice K and Torres and Lannan in the rotation

  • igotyourbackman

    Steal home

  • George_Theodore

    Kay

  • Alwayzamazin

    too soon…no jinx…

  • metsfansince64

    But no farm system. If we lost 60% of our starting rotation, we could insert Dice K, Montero, deGrom and/or Thor. They have this guy.

  • Anthony

    Aceves again haha

  • Donal

    Flores has been sick.

  • bspo1

    what is David looking at?

  • IndianaMet

    I enjoy Leiter on MLB when he is breaking down a game or performance with a script. He’s bad calling a game. I think Kay mispronounces names on purpose because he does it so often.

  • saturn

    Pelfrey never threw “gas” What gas? The one where he the other players would lit him up?

  • corny12491

    Yankee Stadium can cure any teams offensive woes

  • CJM

    Back to back sliders.

  • metsfansince64

    Except it would be Dice K, Montero and deGrom, with Thor in the wings. They don’t have anything like that.

  • igotyourbackman

    I just said that

  • Alwayzamazin

    austrailian girls in the stands?

  • MyasDaddy

    3-3 from the real Captain of NY!

  • Donal

    The. Captain.

  • Ted Danson

    Loving this. Nice DW.

  • bspo1

    I’ll take it!

  • corny12491

    Can’t say DW didn’t show up to play tonight

  • metsfansince64

    Nice job, David. Can we play all our home games here, pretty please?

  • igotyourbackman

    But apparently he knows what he’s doing.

  • Brian Regan

    great job! If he hits 300 and drives in 100 i don’t care about the homers

  • TheMetsMachine

    DW shows up to play every day, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

  • the captain driving in runs when they don’t count. smh

  • CJM

    Wright looks dialed in and confident right now. Let the first two pitches, both sliders, go by without worrying. Waited for one he could square up. Hopefully this means he’s past the early season woes completely.

  • Alwayzamazin

    the homers will keep posting either way…lol jk

  • everybodysbuddy

    Wright is really heating up!

  • TheMetsMachine

    So that run didn’t count? it’s the 4th inning fool, this will be 11-9 game.

  • corny12491

    Yes I certainly agree, just get upset with how under appreciated he is

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Boy, all those Wright haters disappeared awfully quick. Where are you guys?

  • igotyourbackman

    I think that’s sarcasm

  • saturn

    If the mets are able to put it all together and win..I can se Harvey staying. I dont know but the Yankees philosophy has not been working for years. Sure they buy all the Free agents they want, but they have a lot of old geezers and guys on the decline…and look at that no pitching or bullpen. Yes it sucks not now but the mets could be more positioned to win in the long run. Money does not buy a championship

  • Donal

    Ya, a 2 run win, so it won’t count

  • Alwayzamazin

    could be 11-9…do we have a nostradamus here?

  • IndianaMet

    He knocked in the first run of the game to put the mets up 1-0. What a loser.

  • CJM

    Woohoo, a single in the 4th. He’ll be invisible in the 9th, like he always is.

  • Donal

    They are singing Justin “Mr April” Upton’s praises

  • mad met

    Just like to point out mets score runs when ey is in lineup

  • Alwayzamazin

    still here, i am the WORST as i was informed recently!

  • billpulsipher

    could it be the mets arent as horrible a hitting team as they have looked and its just that dump stadium that makes them bad>

  • Donal

    So, you probably don’t watch a lot of baseball, but the runs count no matter what inning they are scored in.

  • CJM

    Mets also score runs in Yankee Stadium.

  • igotyourbackman

    But always amazin

  • billpulsipher

    EY grounded into a DP if it wasnt for that error

  • Alwayzamazin

    can’t stand upton

  • FredWilponzi

    Watching the Mets hit in this park just goes to show how the Wilponzis screwed up yet again by building a pitcher’s park.

  • Matt Mosher

    Why isn’t Flores at short?

  • TheMetsMachine

    this has always been a little league park half of Jeters stats are inflated.

  • IndianaMet

    I believe that botched DP was because Solarte had to hurry his throw to try to get it turned with EY running. Speed kills.

  • Poe’s Law as applied to Mets message boards. It is virtually impossible to tell if someone is being serious regardless of how ridiculous their anti-Met criticism is

  • igotyourbackman

    Still sick

  • billpulsipher

    TC

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    they said tejadas been playing good past few games and trying to win his job back.

  • TheMetsMachine

    the error was forced by EYJ speed, 100%

  • How would we look with our closer and ace on the DL?

  • saturn

    and lying about Nuno’s Talent

  • IndianaMet

    Not the WORST, just the worst

    I kid

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Yankee Stadium hitting stats are like PCL numbers. Serious question: how would this Mets team do playing the whole year here?

  • Alwayzamazin

    lol backman!

  • So this is what a $200 million dollar payroll looks like. LOL

  • CJM

    When it’s 3-3 in the 9th and Wright is up, his $100 million say he should perform. He never does. He chokes more than I used to when I went through my autoerotic asphyxiation stage.

  • Donal

    With all the fly ball pitchers on the staff? I’d rather not find out

  • FredWilponzi

    And the Mets look like an 87 million dollar team

  • mad met

    Have u seen grandy throw

  • CJM

    With a better bullpen, this Mets team could win 95 games playing in this stadium.

  • Edward

    That’s going to sweep the Yankees

  • igotyourbackman

    I am optimistic about Mets dominated baseball for foreseeable future in Ny

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha. You’re still hanging around I see. Don’t give up the dream!

  • Donal

    Well, the documented facts say otherwise. The guy plays well in just about any situation he’s built a decent sample size.

  • Alwayzamazin

    no you didn’t just say that lol

  • IndianaMet

    Do tell!!

  • saturn

    Right on. I just said it. Money does not buy a championship and the Yankees have not been able to do it for a while now. How’s their farm looking?? I know it sucks the mets might no be on win mode now, but the chances of long terms success look way better for the mets in the long run

  • Mets Fan in NC

    In the past 2 nights we have put up a months worth of runs….a fan could get spoiled watching this offense

  • TheMetsMachine

    so in this case: $87 million (it’s actually 82 million) > 200 million

  • CJM

    His .785 career 9th inning OPS is well below his career line.

  • Bail4Nails

    Dear Terry, please please please let our Young Pitchers put this game away tonight.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Tejada is Collins new BFF.

  • saturn

    Well, considering that most of our pitchers are fly ball and love fastballs…i say the chances are not good. We need pitchers like Rick Reed along with our offense to win..lol

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler is trash today.

  • igotyourbackman

    Walks kill

  • Donal

    I hate lead off walks

  • Metsfan27

    Seriously its the same story with wheeler every damn start

  • PessiMets

    I hope tc has a short hook today

  • CJM

    A little over the top?

  • saturn

    But you fail in one point. Other teams come to Citi field and hit balls out of the ballpark no problem. Your boy Upton hit two in one game. 😉

  • BigAl831

    That’s false.

  • iAmDevlynT

    Anybody realize we’re going on 2 hours and we’re just in the bottom of the 4th.. lol

  • Mike B

    I can’t believe Wheeler just did that.

  • by leading the $200,000,000 team 7-3?
    Is there some sort of maximum IQ requirement for the Pessimets Club?

  • skiplockweird

    He’s not gonna survive this inning.

  • Duffystaub

    As exciting as last nights game was – this is brutal.

  • IndianaMet

    Can we see DeGeom soon, please!!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Wheeler just has no guts

  • igotyourbackman

    Can’t throw strikes though he’s being squeezed a bit no?

  • saturn

    Hes 3 for 3

  • skiplockweird

    Or DeGrom

  • Hotstreak

    Metsman: I owe you an apology I fell into the trap of reading quickly. I thought you were talking about DW. Sorry.

  • Metsfan27

    Someone get up in a hurry this is about to get really ugly

  • Alwayzamazin

    well if you aren’t around for a few days I’ll have Joe D send someone to check your closet lol

  • mets4lyfe

    How many pitchers are actually flyballl pitchers in the Mets staff? Niese and Wheeler both get a alot of groundballs. Gee also gets a good amount of groundballs when he uses his 2-seamer. Most of Gee’s flyballs are a result of weak contact from hitters getting fooled by his changeup ala Johan Santana (which is why his career xFIP was higher than his ERA).

    Colon is the only ‘true’ flyball pitcher the Mets have.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hes just throwing get me over fastballs now. Not good.

  • HawkZon

    I would trade Wheeler before I’d ever trade Gee, Mejia or Neise.

  • with a double, single and 2 RBI and 2 runs scores. SMH Captain. SMH

  • Peter S

    I swear if wheeler coughs up this lead.

  • saturn

    And his league leading strikeouts and his horrible numbers with RISP and Runners on base…

  • TheMetsMachine

    that’s cause other teams don’t play 81 games there, they don’t change their games. To play 81 games in Citi field means you play different. Look at seattle, Cano all of a sudden can’t hit home runs.

  • oft2200@aol.com

    Wheeler is another over hype prospect.

  • Metsfan27

    How? He seems to be always limping his way to the fifth inning because of his high pitch count.

    Listen I love the kids arsenal of pitches, he just has no control.

  • CJM

    3 hits before the late innings. Good for him.

  • Kevin H

    Time to start warming up Dice K.

  • HawkZon

    Too many pitches, no mound presence, just expects to go 5 innings.

  • igotyourbackman

    It’s only his first full season. Kid has talent just needs to develop. Patience

  • Super T

    It’s time to send Wheeler to the showers

  • Alwayzamazin

    maybe we could give him an experienced catcher…or not

  • MyasDaddy

    I can’t believe Wheeler is keeping the Yanks in this game.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    How do you walk back to back guys with a four run lead….wtf

  • Bail4Nails

    Yup, definitely.

  • CJM

    Good looking out!

  • MikePiazza3186

    4 run lead and this kid is walking everybody wheeler man up kid

  • He’s probably at his peak value right now too. Just like my November 1 pumpkin futures

  • Kian Momeni

    really need a dp

  • Hotstreak

    Fair point my friend. But the issue with Harvey growing up a Yankee fan is money. Borus and Harvey both want it.

  • saturn

    Okay listen I am a wheeler fan, and I am rooting for him, but why is he still pitching??!?!? He clearly doesnt have it. Why kill his confidence even further by letting him walk guys or get lit up??

  • MikePiazza3186

    Really need an out

  • mets4lyfe

    Going by gameday, I’m assuming WHeeler looks like he has no idea where the ball is going.

  • I’d say his arm is probably the greater issue at the moment.

  • Anthony

    Million dollar question

  • igotyourbackman

    Come on another dp

  • HawkZon

    Uunfortunately he might need an actual pitching coach not Dan Worthless.

  • BigAl831

    He’s gone 6 innings 5 times already this season.

    He is 23. The stuff is there.

  • Donal

    Gee has given up as many fly balls as Colon.

  • Wolfmicky21

    Close to 100 pitches in the fourth

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    You know how Ike looks against lefties? Same thing.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    my bad, ur right…

    5 PB

    27 “wild pitches”

    and most folks who actually WATCH these games, see that a good chunk of those wild pitches would’ve been caught.
    Travis looks like a 80 year old hockey goalie behind the plate.

  • igotyourbackman

    Haha

  • HawkZon

    Yes.

  • bah with the confidence talk. He’s a big boy and he has sucked tonight. Confidence should be the last of the concerns.

  • Kian Momeni

    Ron basically saying that Colon sucks

  • Fast Eddie

    95 pitches already…dare I say it, very Pelfrey-esque.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    3 IP
    100 pitches.
    no command.
    not one peep from the press about Oliver moving to the pen.

  • Kevin H

    I’m sorry but if Wheeler belongs in the rotation then Mejia belongs in the rotation. FO and Mgmt willing to put up with this crap from Wheeler but Mejia has trouble getting through the 5th a couple times and he’s now in the bullpen?

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    you disagree?

  • MikePiazza3186

    You know what I mean fool

  • Just_Da_damaja

    hmmmmm

  • saturn

    No. He should have been traded for Justin Upton. He has had Half a Season to work his kinks out and he is clearly a bust

  • Kian Momeni

    nope

  • What’s that smell?

  • MikePiazza3186

    Terry get this wimpy kid off the mound asap

  • Metsfan27

    Time to yank him. No more fooling around

  • igotyourbackman

    Gotta pull him now

  • Alwayzamazin

    do yourself a favor and though out your belts and ties now. this is gonna be a long game

  • Fast Eddie

    Bye Zack…

  • Peter S

    12 TJS in 20 years since it was founded. MLB is on pace for 45 this year alone. Epidemic?

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    can he for once put up a 0 after we put some runs up.. god damn

  • igotyourbackman

    Keith makes great point

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler is terrible. The kid better step up soon or his ass will be booed out of this town.

  • Metjorge

    Wheeler is trying hard to give up this game.

  • saturn

    Stop trying to reason with this people. The mets have no talent whatsoever. And they all suck and are busts.

  • TheMetsMachine

    Well, Looks like the RBI’s by Wright will end being huge in this game, most likely the difference between winning and losing.

  • billpulsipher

    get this scrub the HELL OUT OF THE GAME

  • igotyourbackman

    Ah crap another batter – hr ties it. Darling says he’s done

  • Brian Regan

    Get rice in for the middle of the order. Terry should have had someone else getting warmed up.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    time for Degrom to piggyback. Again, Terry is clueless

  • Metsfan27

    THROW A STRIKE

  • PessiMets

    Terry is waiting for a tie game or what?

  • mad met

    Do we get the dh

  • IndianaMet

    TC wake up!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Lol he’s scared what a biatch wheeler is

  • Brian Regan

    Dice K takes too long get a normal reliever up

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Wheeler has absolutely no command of his stuff. He should be able to paint that fastball and it’s not even close. I have confidence that he’ll get it together, but he’s got a ton of work to do.

    He’s not even freakin’ close right now. He should be pitching with confidence, regardless of the stadium. His team put up a 7 spot for him!

  • billpulsipher

    the TC specialty. leave your young pitcher in to get buried

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Insane that he’s still in.

  • mad met

    With a dh

  • TheMetsMachine

    Double play

  • Kian Momeni

    yessss

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    OK…got out of it…Nice pick by the Duder!!!

  • PessiMets

    Wow

  • KEITH

    Dudaaaaa!

  • MikePiazza3186

    Lol lucky wheels

  • MetsfanInParadise

    don’t know why this didn’t show.

  • Metsfan27

    Omg so lucky.. Thank you Lucas

  • Mercy

  • mets4lyfe

    Colon’s flyballs are 90% of the time a result of his fastball while a good amount of Gee’s flyballs are a result of his changeup. Two different things.

  • igotyourbackman

    Lucky
    Miracle

  • suck it, haters

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wow, talk about luck!

  • Super T

    Duda bailing everyone out

  • billpulsipher

    2 words….JOHN…MAINE

  • TheMetsMachine

    Jeter the worse situational hitter in baseball, no guts no clutchness

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Thank God they had enough faith to leave him in.

  • Donal

    Damn those double plays are handy

  • RyanF55

    Classic Terry….how did he leave Wheeler in. We dodged a huge bullet there.

  • Duffystaub

    Captain Smirky bails us out

  • billpulsipher

    lol yea no clutch at all

  • AJ NISBETT

    God damn wheeler is the f…ing luckiest guy in the world rite now

  • Anthony

    Is terry watching the game

  • CJM

    Nice job by Tejada sticking with it. Wheeler needs to deliver a strike to second on that play. Wait, Wheeler deliver a strike? What the hell am I saying?

  • Brian Regan

    I will take it!!!

  • Fast Eddie

    DP…a struggling pitcher’s best friend. whew…

  • Metsfan27

    lol c’mon man

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    hate the yankees all you want….. no baseball fan can hate jeter. im sorry.

  • Alwayzamazin

    hey it’s double play week! guess they were just holding back all along

  • Kevin H

    Wow. I hope the last 2 nights shut up the Duda can’t play D crowd for a little while. Nice pick.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    It is classic Terry. No feel for the game or his players.

  • Kian Momeni

    nice recovery by tejada also, he somehow got something on that throw. Nice pick by Dude obvi

  • billpulsipher

    ron was about to rip into TC. Jeter bailed TC out there

  • Brian Regan

    I bring Wheeler back until he lets up a baserunner. Which may be the 1st batter

  • mr. belvedere

    Wheeler doesn’t have that it factor…he’s better than this but not a stud…and Duda is REALLY good at pickin it at 1st base

  • BigAl831

    So would I.

  • MikePiazza3186

    He is very serviceable at first not bad at all

  • PatrickMets

    Duda solid with the glove

  • TheMetsMachine

    Don’t hate Jeter, just speaking facts half his hits are inflated. If you can’t hit in Yankee Park, you shouldn’t have even made past A ball

  • Wolfmicky21

    He doesn’t watch until the 7th

  • billpulsipher

    Dice K in yankee stadium…this doesnt have disaster written all over it

  • oleosmirf

    maybe, but he does have the best career ERA out of any NYM SP

  • mets4lyfe

    Might not be the worst thing in thr world thing to demote Wheeler if he continues to be wild and give up 4+ walks a game.

  • or he got a first ballot HoF to ground into an inning ending double play

  • Fast Eddie

    Duda has looked really smoothe in the field. I have to give the dude props, he’s really worked hard at playing the position the right way.

  • BigAl831

    Mets fans are clearly the most patient fans in the world.

    This was his 25th career start.

  • Alwayzamazin

    i am preparing his theme song…be warned

  • billpulsipher

    yeah 110 pitches in 4 innings is the ticket to success

  • mad met

    Ey running caused the error speed kills saberboy

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I think Wheeler has really good stuff and I think he can have that “it” factor. He’s just struggling through this season so far. Gotta give him some time. Not everyone comes up right away and is Matt Harvey, Clayton Kershaw, or Jose Fernandez.

  • saturn

    Yes man, how dare he not strikeout those pitchers that Wheeler couldnt?? In fact he should have gone into the stands and retrieved that Home Run himself from 3rd…just awful man. Awful

  • IndianaMet

    Either one. They’re both good. Lol

  • mr. belvedere

    haha, yeah I know, it’s just hard watching this right now 😉

  • BigAl831

    Exactly.

    He has done more than enough in 25 plus starts to show that he belongs. There is room for improvement and it will happen. He is 23.

  • mad met

    Dont say that the saber guys will shun you

  • a ridiculous comment but it is MOST curious to see who immediately leaps to his defense, wouldn’t you say? Most curious indeed

  • So…looks like we will be seeing deGrom tonight.

  • Chris H

    Maybe we should bring in DeGrom instead of Dice K

  • BigAl831

    I know man I know.

    Young pitching means there are going to be some bumps along the way!

  • because racism

  • PatrickMets

    We were spoiled by Harvey

  • AJ NISBETT

    No I’m talking about tegada making that throw

  • Donal

    Nope, they have similar FB% and similar FB/HR numbers. They are both flyball pitchers. Doesn’t matter what they are throwing to get them, just that they are getting them.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I think it’s situational here and I can’t really blame Terry if he goes Dice K over DeGrom. I don’t agree with babying players/pitchers, but this is a pretty big stage. You don’t necessarily want a kid going into Yankees stadium all amped up in a tight game.

  • Chris H

    They want to give wheeler a shot at a win. Uh oh

  • Taskmaster4450

    If Collins sends out Wheeler in the 5th, then Collins is the dumbest guy on the planet.

  • AJ NISBETT

    I 100 percent agree I’m not looking foward to dicek pitching

  • HawkZon

    He needs to go down to AAA.

  • Metsfan27

    He’s already the dumbest guy on the planet, behind Donald Sterling ofcourse.

  • BigAl831

    I disagree.

    Give him a chance. He made a big pitch to get out of it.

  • Kian Momeni

    nice ab

  • saturn

    they got a 3 run lead…its not liek its tied up. They are throwing Montero onto the fire

  • Taskmaster4450

    Running Wheeler out there might put him in competition with Sterling.

  • AJ NISBETT

    Id give him atleast 3 more starts b4 we do that

  • .728 OPS against. You are literally not ever right about anything

  • IndianaMet

    What? You don’t like Suzyn Waldman?? Haha!

  • Martin

    Put degrom in for the rest of the game. He has a starters arm and he could do it. The way teams use relievers is way too limiting.

  • Anthony

    Aceves is talking to himself

  • Donal

    Great job by Lagares. Good AB, good hustle, just making things happen

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    first sign of crazy.

  • PessiMets

    The Yankees look old

  • RT is not nearly the clod he’s been made out to be with the glove… or that he made himself out to be I suppose

  • Metsfan27

    If Dice-K is coming in he better give us at least 2 innings of work.

  • AJ NISBETT

    No sterling atleast said srry dumbest guy def goes to tc

  • Kian Momeni

    Lagares would’ve got that. lol

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yeah…Harvey was impressive his first season and then absolutely elevated his game to an elite, top 2 or 3 pitcher in all of baseball last season. That’s clearly the exception and not the norm.

    Mets fans were definitely spoiled and the expectations on Wheeler have pretty much been unfair from the start. He was deemed to be the better pitcher of the two and Harvey was much more advanced and polished than Wheeler.

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    the yankees are old

  • mad met

    Mets hit bad pitching…. i wany juan in lineup every day.. and when ey in lineup we score runs and win =cy grandy split time and we need to see more recker

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    How much they spend on their CF? Not impressed.

  • PessiMets

    I would send him out, he does have a 4 run lead

  • LIMetfan22

    I’ve been watching the Rangers game. 5 walks for Wheeler? Has he been that bad? i’m surprised he’s only let up 4. Somebody fill me in?

  • Horrible but good enough to keep us ahead

  • Chris H

    It’s a 3 run lead in a May game. It’s as good a time as ever to see if this kid has ice in his veins.

  • $14435385

    Excellent at bat by Lagares coming back from 0-2. Very nice.

  • Alwayzamazin

    is he licking his hand?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    3 run lead in this stadium is piss…

  • Brian Regan

    THIS WOULD BE A BIG RUN

  • Mets Fan in NC

    and Santana a shot a no hitter…how did that work out?

  • I think we need seven more runs.

  • LIMetfan22

    Is his stuff bad or just no control?

  • Metsfan27

    It’s only the fifth inning here? wow.

  • AJ NISBETT

    Great defense nd timly hitting

  • igotyourbackman

    Wonder what Yankee fans are saying about Jeter unclutch

  • mets4lyfe

    You have to look at the process in this matter instead of the result. You’re basically just looking at batted ball statistics from fangraphs without having any context of the situation.

    Getting weak flyouts from changeups out of the strikezone is less likely to turn into HRs than flyballs from challenging hitters with fastballs.

  • all control. His pitches are moving but he has no idea where 🙂

  • Metsfan27

    No control

  • MetsfanInParadise

    “let up”? You’ve been spending too much time on Metsblog

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I’m just playing Devil’s Advocate here. If DeGrom comes in and craps the bed, this comments section is going to skewer him and TC. We all know that.Position the kid for success.

  • SWING AT THAT PITCH MAN!

  • LIMetfan22

    I haven’t commented there since the disqus change. Not sure I follow :]

  • MyasDaddy

    Calling a spade a spade. Both Leiter and Kay both had better careers as Mets.

  • AJ NISBETT

    He looked very nervous out there

  • Mets Fan in NC

    If Tejada gets a hit oit may be the first time in forever the entire lineup was over 200 at the same time…

  • HarveyKsYou

    He was god awful. If the defense wasn’t helping him he would’ve let up 5-6 runs.

  • MyasDaddy

    And they are now Yankee shills.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Bad AB by Lagares.

  • That’s so sad, but funny.

  • certainly could be part of it

  • Anthony

    Travis drives me nuts

  • Hotstreak

    Duda you mean.

  • goorru

    Kay?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Cmon, Travis, DO SOMETHING!!

  • QueensRussell

    stinkeroo

  • LIMetfan22

    I wonder if Wheelz is going to AAA soon. Can’t walk 4+ every time out there.

  • mad met

    Speed kills.. thats why we win when ey starts games love juan and ey

  • Taskmaster4450

    Yes.

  • igotyourbackman

    Maybe he needs protection in the lineup? Idk

  • MyasDaddy

    If we could rate broadcasters by rank. Kay would Single-A Omaha.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    at least he moved the runner…better than many

  • igotyourbackman

    Confused the hell out of me right there

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Grandy’s not anymore

  • Alwayzamazin

    i don’t like travis’s approach. i don’t know much about this but he looks awkward with that step he takes

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    His curse is that he can throw 97. Never learned anything about pitching.

  • Chris H

    Stop giving props to Tejada Gary

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    How many times can the Mets get 0-2 this season? Swing the freakin’ bats!!!

  • AJ NISBETT

    That’s a good point batting so low in the line up wit no protection could be it but he’s letting so many pitches rite down the middle go by

  • LIMetfan22

    Duda watching the juicy breaking ball go by on a 3-1 count almost made me hit my dog.

  • igotyourbackman

    Well technically – every at bat. Lol

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Tejada is Gary’s boy the past 2 games. You’d think Tejada went 5-5 yesterday the way he was gushing.

    Edit – yeah, yeah. Tejada with the hit, but he still SUCKS. 🙂

  • PatrickMets

    mlb network=yankee shills…3 out of 4 games this week are Yankees games

  • MyasDaddy

    Rube!

  • Mets Fan in NC

    The Yankees are “experienced” according the experts. That is what happens when you have a better publisist

  • I’ll take it. Now six more and i’ll feel secure.

  • LIMetfan22

    Sometimes he’s so good though. I don’t get it

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Awwww man…don’t kick the dog. Kick the Wilpons! 😛

  • Ha ha ha. Let’s show Tejada some props!

  • billpulsipher

    goodbye Flores…the Tejada era has begun…again

  • saturn

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Metsfan27

    Good job Tejada! Wow I honestly don’t remember the last time I said that.

  • CJM

    Wow seems like they really lit a fire under Tejada’s ass with the Flores promotion.

  • He won the Philly game and had another good one yesterday. Should they ignore this because you don’t like him>?

  • billpulsipher

    sunday

  • QueensRussell

    RubeyDoobyDoooooo!

  • Chris H

    Tejada why are you making it hard on Terry to start Flores lol

  • igotyourbackman

    He’s hot…. Won’t last

  • Kian Momeni

    I assure you that was not “right down the middle” keith

  • CJM

    Bobby Parnell should talk to Wheeler.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    He still needs to follow Jared to Subway

  • uhoh. More praise for Tejada

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Exactly. Same syndrome.

  • MyasDaddy

    Don’t matter. The last 3 days he has been helping the team win.

  • HarveyKsYou

    troll.

  • Alwayzamazin

    i think it was the walk off he hit

  • saturn

    they are experienced at getting old

  • igotyourbackman

    Yep. I like it

  • Anthony

    I always trusted ruben

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Rejuvenation of Ruben Tejada, Gary? Please stop it! It’s been 2 and a half games. Gary is a tool sometimes.

    Edit: Hahahaha. Darling correcting, Gary.

  • MyasDaddy

    It’s a good thing. He knew Q wasn’t going to take his job. But with Flores here… it definitely lit a fire under him.

  • metsman

    My boy Ruben!!!

  • AJ NISBETT

    Ur crazy then

  • Mcgrupp81

    Survival instinct.

  • QueensRussell

    Maybe so but his D has been fantastic.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    darling agrees with you

  • Metsfan27

    Seriously. Like Ruben has been god awful for a few years now. Let’s wait a little longer before we call him the second coming of Babe Ruth..

  • Alwayzamazin

    just avoid the shake shack who apparently poisoned duda!

  • CJM

    And I think Flores being young also plays into that. The young guys want to compete with each other. Q was a veteran. It’s different with vets.

  • igotyourbackman

    Tc will Play whoever is hitting . It’s hot hand at short for rest if season.

  • billpulsipher

    this pitcher is garbage. shocked sandy hasnt signed him yet

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Cmon Murph!

  • LIMetfan22

    Need at least 3 more runs for me to be comfortable

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Whopping .247 slugging percentage. Sigh…..

  • HarveyKsYou

    Bust this game open. Hit a homer Murphy. Then if I fall asleep I won’t worry too much about waking up and finding us loosing, etc.

  • metsman

    He said these last two days…don’t worry he might slump in the fututre and you can hate on him disproportionately again.

  • QueensRussell

    True, but I meant RT was improving all over.

  • MyasDaddy

    And the fact that realistically Q is not good enough to take his job.

  • Chris H

    This is what your gonna get from Tejada. A few games of swinging an ok bat then a 3 for 48 slump ok. Everybody knows Tejada by now c’mon lol

  • Anthony

    This is gonna be a five hour game

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I can’t wait. I start my day salivating and impatiently waiting to beat up Ruben Tejada!!!!!

  • mr. belvedere

    EY really isn’t that good but by golly he gets on base a lot and makes shit happen…that 4 OF rotation is gonna be a reality after this series

  • Metsfan27

    MOAR RUNS!

  • MyasDaddy

    MURPH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Mcgrupp81

    Fwy3roieshf;klashldfslf!

  • Kian Momeni

    holy

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Murphy, son!!!!! The Mets need to play here more often.

  • Donal

    THE IRISH HAMMER

  • upandadam

    There you go

  • igotyourbackman

    Im
    In heaven …..

  • Kevin H

    Nice. Extend this guy already!

  • Chris H

    Murph is the man

  • Anthony

    Haha

  • LIMetfan22

    IM COMFORTABLE WITH THIS LEAD!

  • igotyourbackman

    Called it

  • Awesome. Three more runs and we’re safe and secure.

  • PessiMets

    We should play every game in this stadium

  • CJM

    Beautiful. The natural Murphy aggressiveness paid off big time right there.

  • Alwayzamazin

    murphy fan club lets get it going…we will be called the irish hammers!

  • MyasDaddy

    That ball was crushed!

  • corny12491

    Wow! Towering shot! Way to go murph

  • Mcgrupp81

    Celebrity stadium swap.

  • metsman

    You’re not alone…you’d think he was the first guy to have an off year.

  • muskytoes

    That was a Chris Chambliss swing.

  • HarveyKsYou

    I will now be taking a nap! I called it! You all can thank me.

  • BronxMets

    I just soiled my pants

  • Wow 18 runs in the last 10 innings.

  • goorru

    That was a bomb

  • PatrickMets

    agreed

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Funny thing is, that ball goes foul at Citi.

  • BronxMets

    Are you kidding me

  • AJ NISBETT

    How did u do that bro that was awesome

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Can we plllllease give Murphy a contract extension?

  • Bobby O

    WOOHOO!

  • Donal

    Send Murph up again!

  • Edward

    Back to .500 and never looking back, for ten years!

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Jeez, tough tough day for you Leroy. Again.
    Hang in there pal. The night’s not over. Your Yankees might have some spark yet.

  • goorru

    Maybe we need Abreu to stay on the team to be the real hitting coach

  • saturn

    now tell me that was a cheap shot…. a gift by yankee stadium

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    It’s not just about having an off year. Ruben is a limited upside player. He’s not a starter. Not on this team. Flores should be starting when healthy. I realize Flores was battling an illness, but the Mets brought him up for a reason and that’s not for Terry to bench Flores in favor or a singles hitter.

  • Alwayzamazin

    join the irish hammers, murphy fans unite!

  • saturn

    yeah he has been great lately

  • PatrickMets

    lets find anything we can to be negative

  • Taskmaster4450

    Still 5 Abs for the yankees left.

    Dont put it in the books until it goes in the books.

  • AJ NISBETT

    Thank y

  • TheMetsMachine

    both games in Citi field will be 2-1 or 3-2 games….You heard it here first!

  • igotyourbackman

    Murphy’s Law?!

  • Chris H

    I know it a band box stadium but maybe this offense will carry over to citi

  • corny12491

    You got em

  • MyasDaddy

    With Murph really starting to drive the ball. Its time to put him 5th behind Duda. More RBI situations!

  • mr. belvedere

    has he been working with Murph?

  • BigAl831

    TITTIES!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hopefully it will give them some confidence moving forward.

  • QueensRussell

    River Dancin’, Baby!!!

  • Alwayzamazin

    why did you see him actually helping anyone? that would be great

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Meh. Not your best work.

  • saturn

    Yes but he has made some sick plays on the field. I am no Tejada Fan, but if we are going to get a SS, Flores is not the answer. He doesnt have the flexibility to make some of those plays Tejada has been making

  • Metsfan27

    I’m with you, man. Spot on.

  • Hotstreak

    28 28 who do we appreciate: Murphy Murphy

  • AJ NISBETT

    I got the biggest hard on rite now I f..ing u murph

  • mr. belvedere

    Wheeler still shouldn’t come out for the 5th

  • BigAl831

    Mets winning and titties!!! 2 best things!!!

  • Novito

    Lmaooo oh man. Watch Mets score 2 runs next 5 games. Stupid yankee bandbox lol. Nah but hopefully this gives them some confidence.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    No, why don’t we try to be stupid.

  • AJ NISBETT

    I meant to add love that came out rong

  • TheMetsMachine

    Murph hitting 2nd is perfect for him

  • Edward

    15 Abs*

    and 12 more for our mashers….we could drop a 20 spot on them tonight.

  • goorru

    Murphy went up to Abreu after the home run and Abreu was talking to him about the way he was hitting.

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL

  • PatrickMets

    good one

  • he definitely should now

  • Alwayzamazin

    COOL!

  • Novito

    That came out wrong regardless lol

  • igotyourbackman

    Giving wheels the chance for the win. Throw heat kid. Finish strong

  • Chris H

    Hey wheels can’t give up 7 right lol

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    JK, bro.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    Oh but he will…Let him come out. If he cruises he gets a W…but warms somebody up and hook him if he struggles

  • Metsfan27

    Ok it’s time to take him out..

  • Taskmaster4450

    Pull him Collins.

  • Kian Momeni

    ok thats a strike

  • Andrew Herbst

    Murph is on fire!! Tejada’s come up huge last 3 days.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Gotta yank him at this point…

  • Mikeroshe

    Warm up degrom !

  • igotyourbackman

    U can’t. Walk. Them.

  • saturn

    Yes he should. Give him the chance to win

  • PatrickMets

    Freudian slip…hahhah LGM!

  • goorru

    I think we may know who’s losing their starting spot for Thor.

  • MyasDaddy

    Yeah but not perfect for the lineup. He is our best hitter with runners in scoring position. He could hit behind our 2-best OBP guys in Wright and Duda. It makes sense to me.

  • corny12491

    Take him
    Outttt

  • You’re up 7. Why are you not throwing strikes??

  • mad met

    #1 murphy would have 20 -25 hr in this band box
    #2 hey sandy can we give murphy an extention now.
    # 3 hey fred bring in the dam fences monkey boy.. i have a coupon for a good fence guy on groupon. Call now

  • CJM

    It should not be that hard to throw a ball over the plate.

  • iAmDevlynT

    That drive by Murph would have been out of Citi!

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    he can and he does.

  • QueensRussell

    You shouldn’t fix what ain’t broke.

  • Novito

    Word lets see DeGrom. Wheeler is off today.

  • mad met

    And they win with ey in lineup.

  • MyasDaddy

    This also has a lot to do with the bandbox they are playing in. But in all honesty moving to the 5th hole is not a demotion. Its a promotion.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    At this point, Wheeler should be throwing softballs up there with a 7 run league. Make them hit the ball. Stop with the walks.

  • Mets Fan in NC

    If the Mets played cross town we’d have an offense

  • FredWilponzi

    leave him in, let him learn to pitch and get the win

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yep. He has to play every day.

  • igotyourbackman

    Settle Down Wheels. Lgm

  • saturn

    They better save some offense for Tanaka…I mean. Thats gonna be tuff

  • PatrickMets

    not according to el verdado, the all-knowing….

  • goorru

    It looked like it.

  • Tom

    It had the distance, but it probably would have gone foul, Yankee stadiums right field foul pole is about 15 feet closer than Citi Fields, so it would have had more time to curve and probably go foul.

  • igotyourbackman

    I love the big “sigh” from Keith. He just wants his wine and to go home sometimes

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Hey!

  • MyasDaddy

    Kay cant pronounce deGrom. It sounded like it was on purpose with meaning behind it.

  • this is really starting to look like one of those
    1. no control tonight
    2. Mets announce Wheeler has minor elbow inflammation tomorrow
    3. uncurable elbow leprosy Thursday

  • goorru

    Just take him out, he hasn’t earned this win

  • PatrickMets

    kay is hard to listen to

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Keith was hoping he’d be wrapping up in about 20 minutes. He’s got an hour and change left before some Merlot and some pickle tickle with Kai.

  • Mikeroshe

    Why dice k 🙁

  • igotyourbackman

    I know I can do it.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Great to be doing this now. I suspect Tanaka is going to present a problem.

  • Alwayzamazin

    lol

  • Metsfan27

    I totally agree. If the Yankees come back here this comment section will go ballistic.

  • MyasDaddy

    No I mean he like he was taking a dig.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Wonder if he has any GTS in his wine cellar

  • saturn

    Okay enough. Forget the win. He is off. I dont think he will blow a 7 run lead, but is he gonna blow his arm off??

  • MyasDaddy

    Wheeler is clearly gassed. Get him out of there.

  • PatrickMets

    I like it….LGM!

  • Dave The Mets Fan

    Should I say something negative so you feel less strange about it?

  • Andrew Herbst

    Get Wheeler out.

  • Metjorge

    The manager is even worse.

  • igotyourbackman

    Lol

  • Mets Fan in NC

    It’s opposite day

  • Metsaholic

    I remember the “Murphy hater days” It seemed like every other post was “Murphy sucks!” Now…everyone wants to give Murphy oral pleasure. :-)))

  • Metjorge

    Are they waiting form him to blow up his arm?

  • PatrickMets

    BIZARRO WORLD!!

  • saturn

    I suspect it too. He is living up to the hype majorly and the mets are strikeout prone.

  • Metjorge

    He doesnt deserve the W anyway. What is the point?

  • George_Theodore

    and extra long drive back to Sag Harbor from the Bronx

  • Metsaholic

    He was gassed from the first inning.

  • Wolfmicky21

    Last batter

  • igotyourbackman

    Crap I totally Didn’t see his pitch count. Yank him we all Want to see Degrom anyway

  • saturn

    No man, I am getting an eerie feeling..I am. I dont know why Terry doesnt pull the plug

  • They’re going to get this kid hurt. Forget this game. You have an 8-Man ‘pen right now. Think about the next game, and the one after that. His future and this season is worth more than a win.

  • Metsaholic

    That’s it!!!!

  • Metjorge

    Terry just likes giving the other team a chance.

  • Metsaholic

    Wheeler is just not that good.

  • Waz0787

    Eff ucollins. Trying to kill wheeler

  • Andrew Herbst

    Is TC trying to give Wheeler TJ surgery?

  • MetsfanInParadise

    “Oh, those bases on balls.” Frankie Frisch via Ralph Kiner

  • igotyourbackman

    I always liked the Murph. Just sayin’

  • Donal

    I know McCann is slow, but he should have gone to third on that

  • you’re gonna have DeGrom pitch 3 innings in his first ML game?

  • Alwayzamazin

    always liked murphy and never thought he got a fair shake, w/ injuries and never thought wright was that much better…over the winter SA would have traded him for a bag of balls…so glad to see him having coming into his own!

  • MyasDaddy

    Why do I feel that this game isn’t over?

  • Metsaholic

    Start Mejia, send Wheeler to the bullpen.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Absolutely insane to run Wheeler out there in the 5th. He was shot and now there is another run in and two men on base.

    How can anyone defend Collins?

  • George_Theodore

    maybe they’re sending dice down to AAA after the game & want to get their money’s worth? 🙂

  • MAS0031

    Horrible outing by Wheeler tonight.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Why not-he’s a starter

  • Kian Momeni

    i say let dice k finish this inning and get the next. Then bring in deGrom for 2 or 3.. That is, if we still hold a healthy lead

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    HOLY SH**!

    11-4???

    Grandy seems happier than a pig in mud to be back in the Bronx.

    Wheeler walked 6 batters through 4IP 0_o

  • BurnInHellWilpons

    wheeler in the pen would be scary….

  • saturn

    Terry is a fool. Not because he let Wheeler give up another run, but because he walked a batter, then a hit, and he still felt necessary it was for him to be there throwing junk….did he ever think something could be wrong with his arm?? back?? I know he can be wild, but today he has taken the cake. For TC to leave him there for that many pitches is irresponsible

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Not to be a jerk, but if I’m Zack I’m taking out a wall with a bat in about 5 minutes.

  • Taskmaster4450

    He cant throw strikes.

    If you are sending Wheeler anywhere, send him down to Wallyworld.

  • mr. belvedere

    Wheeler had no business going out there…for one he had too many pitches and two he didn’t deserve a chance to vulture that win after that gutless performance, that was awful, just awful

  • Hotstreak

    I always liked Murphy. Grit , Grind, made the most of so so talent. He perserved. Great attitude willing to play where asked to.

  • PessiMets

    Lead isn’t safe

  • The good news for Wheeler is that IF… Harvey comes back and is able to pitch at that ridiculously high level, AND…Syndergaard turns out to be what he shows potential to be, AND…Gee and Niese keep producing, AND…Montero keeps being awesome, we won’t be counting on him as much. And yes. I know that’s a lot of IFs AND ands.

  • Metsaholic

    Indeed. Pelfey 2.

  • Waz0787

    Wheeler extended spring training work on control

  • corny12491

    Honestly this start looked worse than the colon start in LA. What a brutal performance. Back to the drawing board for him

  • not anymore and he’s the guy we want to rely on for the big outs. You need length, you go with Dice-K. Stereotypes be damned.

  • Glenn

    If the Mets manage to lose this game there is only one person/fool responsible…

  • PatrickMets

    He’d better thank his lucky stars they put up an 11 spot for him

  • Wheeler?

  • Waz0787

    Oh snap why is dice k wearing docs old number for?

  • HarveyKsYou

    Wheeler looked toasted from the start.

  • saturn

    Man, I really hope I dont hear in the news tomorrow that Wheeler is on the way to an MRI

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He’s still able to give them length. They skipped his last start yesterday–he’s all stretched out. I’d rather see his arm out there than Dice’s under any circumstances

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yeah, he didn’t have it tonight.

  • Donal

    #BLAMEBELTRAN

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    If anybody ever deserved a loss…

  • TheMetsMachine

    That was a K

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Umpire is squeezing…WTF.

  • Kian Momeni

    cmon ump

  • saturn

    Damn how did that miss?!?

  • I’d rather see Dice-K soak up some innings here and have DeGrom for close game scenarios later this week

  • Alwayzamazin

    dinner reservations

  • PatrickMets

    agreed

  • Donal

    Dice K needs to do the Mejia shuffle if he wants those close calls

  • igotyourbackman

    Because he asked for it last year and you’ve never noticed, great Met fan that u are.

  • MyasDaddy

    LOL! Anyone listening to YES? “Let’s Go Yankees” chant F*ck you- from a Met fan close by.

  • Captain America

    C’mon guys let’s win this thang and sweep in the Bronx.

    That’s the dream. Who is with me?

  • Metsaholic

    If Murphy could teach Duda to think like a hitter…I think Duda would be another guy who could be…a core guy.

  • saturn

    Umpire, Great Call. How could you miss that. It was only right down the middle of the plate

  • TheMetsMachine

    Lets sweep all 4 games guys!!!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    No….can’t listen to those clowns, but that’s awesome.

  • Metsaholic

    Let’s win this one first.

  • saturn

    Jeter is lending him some of his supermodels to go out after the game

  • Donal

    at this pace, he’s thinking breakfast

  • TheMetsMachine

    we already did, last night!

  • PatrickMets

    hey, not that I miss him, but where is Alex68?

  • KEITH

    From your mouth to Gods ears.

  • CJM

    RANGERS!

  • they have a 6 run lead. Why burn the pen?

  • Kian Momeni

    nice job Dice K. Settled everything down

  • QueensRussell

    RANGEEEERRRRSSSSS!!!!!

  • Waz0787

    Rangers beat the penguins!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I didn’t think he was punching him out there. Hate the slow roller umpires.

  • TheMetsMachine

    Dice K is going to be very good for this team in long relief

  • Alwayzamazin

    use the “c” word carefully!

  • Metsaholic

    Dice…thank you.

  • Wolfmicky21

    Rangers

  • FredWilponzi

    almost 3 hours to play 1/2 a game!!!!!

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    What do you call that pitch that goes over the flat white thing?

  • Andrew Herbst

    Let’s go Rangers!

  • BCleveland3381

    A HR in this park.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    TBH, I’m happy with a split, but that would be nice although it didn’t mean squat last year. The Mets swept the Yankees, but couldn’t beat the Cubs or Marlins to save their souls.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    AHAHAHA!!

  • LIMetfan22

    RANGERSSSSSSSSS

  • saturn

    I disagree. Why burn Wheeler when he doesnt have it? I was all for letting him pitch until he gave up a walk to the first batter he faced…then fell back and a single. That was the turn to pull him. Then another hit…nah….after the walk, no more.

  • mets4lyfe

    WHeeler looks like young Edwin Jackson.

    I’m being serious.

  • mr. belvedere

    That was very impressive by Dice…he has been very good for us minus one bad appearance…he’s gonna very important through out the year piggy backing on Wheeler and Montero’s starts

  • FredWilponzi

    I’ve been to football games shorter than these 5 innings!!!

  • because he’s a starting pitcher. After walking the leadoff hitter he should’ve been yanked but there was no reason he couldn’t try to get one more

  • Hotstreak
  • igotyourbackman

    And we’re streaking through the quad too!!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hahaha….Girardi got thrown out. That’s a crying shame…that clown has no personality whatsoever. Punk.

  • Metsaholic

    LOL!

  • Donal

    Girardi taking the cheap way out

  • LIMetfan22

    What was he arguing? strike 3?

  • saturn

    hahaha Girardi arguing like a maniac about the outside pitch. Hello. He gave you a free strike with that fat strike in the middle of the plate he said was a ball. Girardi looks silly fighting

  • muskytoes

    He deserves to the winning pitcher of record after that endless Wheeler agony.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Yeah, arguing balls and strikes. As if his Yankees never were recipients of borderline calls.

  • FredWilponzi

    Pathetic. Gary trashing the Yankees because the Mets have a lead

  • saturn

    Yes. He felt was outside. And it was. But the umpire had called that middle of the plate strike as a ball before to the previous batter. That was an obvious strike. Even to the Yankees announcers

  • LIMetfan22

    I hate his stupid face. Hope he enjoys the trouncing tonight.

  • MyasDaddy

    Not a Ranger fan. LGM!

  • Donal

    BREAKING: Rangers fined $100,000 and suspended 4 games for defeating Sidney Crosby

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I feel the same way. There are some people who you simply do not like their faces. He is one of those people. Eff him.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    C’mon, Grandy, get back up over that Mendoza line for good!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Not a hockey fan…and LGM!

  • Alwayzamazin

    wait, what, only the top of the 6th? this has been an exhausting 5 days!

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Lets go Rangers!!!

  • Bobby O

    Good point. Before Zack even came to the majors I think one scouting report I read on him compared him to a younger Edwin Jackson.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Grandy feeling right at home in this ballpark…man, I think I might miss this stadium after tonight.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    What, you showed up in the 3rd?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Wow…this thread has blown up something big time. Can’t remember that other site having 1500 comments. Awesome.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Man Keith really hates cotton candy!

  • Alwayzamazin

    i love a slugfest. why can’t the wilponzis bring the fence in a little more? is it pride? or maybe it costs too much 🙂

  • Captain America

    Who here was at the first ever “subway series” game at Yankee stadium in ’97

  • PatrickMets

    aaayooooooo!!!!!!!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    yup

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I don’t mind the bigger ballpark if the Mets FO brought in the appropriate players to create an advantage. Bring in gap hitting, speed guys and hard throwing pitchers/ground ball pitchers.

    If they tailored the team to Citi to create an advantage, it would not be so bad.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    time for Lucas to join in

  • Joanie Yan

    Goes to show it’s not just about payroll. The Yankees and their 200 million dollar payroll are just as bad as the Mets and their 80 million dollar payroll.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Keith is dreaming of red wines from Napa…

  • they actually look a whole lot worse, superfan

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    and a 2.5 hour game time.

  • MyasDaddy

    Stanley Cup Playoffs may be the best playoff system in all the world…

  • Alwayzamazin

    but they don’t! they don’t tailor anything, with them it’s all a crapshoot

  • Hotstreak

    Keith reallyhates taking cookies. TdA are you listening.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    I’ll take our future over theirs 8 days a week.

  • FredWilponzi

    Kevin looking like a pimp!!

  • CJM

    Did KB borrow that coat from Keith?

  • LIMetfan22

    Along with Teixeira. Nice guy, hate his face.

  • Dio

    lol literally just thought the same thing

  • is it fur with coke spilling out of the pockets?

  • Peter S

    So this is kind of fun

  • muskytoes

    What about nose candy, Keith?

  • Alwayzamazin

    my goodness

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Who knows what goes through their minds, but to your earlier statement. Slugfests can be fun.

    Either slugfests or really well pitched games with lots of K’s. Love a good pitchers duel from time to time.

  • PatrickMets

    but neither sucks as bad as your attitude

  • LIMetfan22

    Damn i’m still nervous about them coming back.

  • BronxMets

    Kevin new jacket immediately

  • Alwayzamazin

    lolol

  • I’ll take our today over theirs. They are in rough, rough shape with no hope coming

  • Hotstreak

    Murphy should teach Grandy to go the other way.

  • mr. belvedere

    Duda is a Hoover over there…atta boy

  • saturn

    Duda needs a new nickname. Like Scooper’s up

  • Alwayzamazin

    super scoop?

  • Wade Boggs said that same thing about Suzyn Waldman

  • saturn

    I think its safe to say we have all forgotten about Ike…hope he is doing well. Duda might not be a superstar but he is playing good and some really impressive defense. I kinda always thought he was going to be whale-like at 1st

  • muskytoes

    The Human Pooper Scooper

  • PatrickMets

    duuuuuuuuuuuda!!!!

  • MyasDaddy

    Do you think the Yankees would kill to have deGrom, Montero, Thor, Niese, Gee hell…even Dice-K right now. The Yankees have a lot of holes. Big time holes! Add in age… and you are looking at a meltdown.

  • Alwayzamazin

    whaaat?

  • Taskmaster4450

    They would kill to have one of them.

  • Dio

    duda needs to get food poisoning more often, it turned him into a legit defensive first baseman!

  • Ted Danson

    LOL @ Ron

  • PatrickMets

    ike who?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hahaha, Keith. Agreed. It is easy when you throw strikes…Keith can’t wait to get out of there…at least the booth has a happier disposition of late. Keith’s sighing is classic though, but I rather him be irritated by a long game and a Mets win than a Mets loss.

  • never heard that story? I think it was from the 1998 WS and Boggs was wasted after the game wandering the halls of the hotel trying to find her room. She was apparently his road ho

  • Dio

    their chemistry is awesome

  • LIMetfan22

    I think Wheeler just had a really bad day. He was dominant his last start before that 6th inning. I think he’ll be fine.

  • Donal

    Keith just don’t GAF. He doesn’t even know there i a game on.

  • Fast Eddie

    Not only do they have holes, they have old holes…

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Swingers?

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Agreed. He didn’t have it from the start as some have already alluded to. He’ll be fine.

  • flattered but we’re monogamous

  • CJM

    Ronnie going with the Rangers. Love it.

  • saturn

    I know. Those 200 million seem to have been well spent. Id give anything to have Tanaka, he is a stud. But they cant win with just him. And Jeter is a joke. Beltran is already hurt. McCann is on the decline already you can see….their bullpen and rotation are disasters. And Pineda…sorry but Karma is a Bi$ch

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Yeah Ronny’s with the Rangers! Tossing the Bruins overboard.

  • LIMetfan22

    Plus you give a kid with that stuff as much time as possible to figure it out. Damn he’s electric when he’s on

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Nice job by Dice K. Ohhhh, please keep it up and maybe the Mets can actually flip him for something soon.

  • Alwayzamazin

    according to Fred, Wright is not a superstar! he’s a good kid. why would we hope for Duda to be a superstar?

  • Dio

    see people now why do some of u want to send dice k down?

  • Where’s billpulsipher? I thought Dice-K was going to be a disaster in Yankees Stadium?
    “DFA Dice-K blah blah blah”

  • PatrickMets

    This is fun!

  • saturn

    Crapsworth and Valdeverde need to go. Dice K is needed as a long reliever and a veteran on what looks like will be a young bullpen

  • CJM

    Dice K has been so solid for them from the pen. Gotta give him credit for making the adjustment.

  • MyasDaddy

    You mean Trevor.

  • PatrickMets

    that dude’s act is getting old quick…billpulsipher68?

  • not worried about him at all.

  • Taskmaster4450

    For all those who like to rip on TdA’s defense, notice how he has no problem catching the ball when a pitcher puts it near where it was called. TdA struggles when the pitcher is consistently missing the spot by 2 feet like Wheeler was.

  • saturn

    BillPulsipher hid when I showed him Justin Upton atrocious Statistics. Since he repeated 7 times that we should have traded Wheeler for Him in a heartbeat

  • Dio

    hes been great honestly

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    His stuff is great. I think that he was definitely tipping pitches last season because there is no way hitters can lay off the breaking stuff he was throwing last season unless they knew it was coming.

    He has struggled with command this season and that has always been his problem. He just needs to continue to work and be given the chance.

  • see MyasDaddy

  • saturn

    Alex 68?

  • saturn

    Just Ja Dama? come on all these guys are the same

  • Taskmaster4450

    I think he was known ass TervorDunn

  • Dio

    tda has more passed balls and wild pitches near him than ive seen in a long time

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    Where’s MikePiazza3186? I thought Pittsburgh was gonna wipe the floor with these overpaid hacks?

  • Fast Eddie

    lol…Duda’s been real good over there…

  • Alwayzamazin

    no they aren’t

  • nice intentional typo, Tasskmaster4450

  • saturn

    Yes but come one dude thats part of being a major league catcher, you adjust. Yadier Molina and Carlos Ruiz seem to handle wild pitches very well

  • PatrickMets

    yep

  • Donal

    its jimmy, some internet gangsta who likes to run scripts and talk trash

  • MyasDaddy

    Watching YES does have advantages. Listening to them make excuses about the Yankees playing so bad. Wahhhhh!! They are injured… HAHA This is great.

  • no, he’s the race baiting whiner. billpulsipher/trevordunn is a bot I’m pretty sure. Alex is banned for being a race baiting whiner. #corenomore

  • Taskmaster4450

    Name me two pitchers that Molina or Ruiz catch who consistently miss the target by 2-3 feet like Wheeler and Mejia can.

  • Dio

    couldnt do it lol. gary keith and ron are great. the yankee broadcast i dont love

  • Alwayzamazin

    not !they are different people. good grief

  • saturn

    So Alex sounds just like Just Da Dajama, race baiting

  • Taskmaster4450

    And I simply asked him to provide a link where it showed Alderson turned that deal down.

  • MyasDaddy

    I have no other choice right now.

  • Alwayzamazin

    #coreforever

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    If Travis still looks like this at the AS break I am seriously concerned.

  • Dio

    my sincerest condolences…. lol

  • Hotstreak

    When is TdA sample size going to be enough to send him down to get his swing. He has a chance to correct his swing but not up here.

  • similar MO except that is ALL Dajama has. Alex mixed it up with some insanely stupid other stuff

  • PatrickMets

    I have no choice, from baton rouge, watching on mlb network, and al leiter is a sellout

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Jimmy is hysterical. Tough talking, friend of celebrity, inside scoop having, old school from the boogie down. That guy is hysterical.

    Its an act? Right, a guy pretending to be that pathetic? Hysterical.

  • saturn

    Bill Puslsipher 68, Alex 68 Just Dajadama…how can you guys prove they arent the same?

  • #core-gy_of_dumbasses 😉

  • Dio

    surprised i thought hed be better

  • Dio

    he worries me already.. offensively and defensively

  • PatrickMets

    me too

  • MyasDaddy

    Trust me I need them.

  • Waz0787

    Trade Murphy

  • Metstheory22

    I like how Abreu talks to the guys on the bench about hitting.

  • jimmy?

  • Donal

    eh, so was Seaver

  • LIMetfan22

    wtf why?

  • wilponzi

    He hit a homer last night don’t jump on him so fast

  • prosoundz

    Murphy is epic! EYJ is having the kind of season that sabrematricians lose sleep over. Lol.

  • Dio

    yeah… logical

  • Hotstreak

    Ok

  • Dio

    he missed everything else the past how many games? jumping on him seems fair

  • in fairness though, you’re not too bad but the company you keep and lying with dogs and birds of a feather and all that, AA.
    To be honest, I have no idea who is actually #core. I just lump the same ninnies who come to every thread and say the same tired, laughable stuff under the hashtag

  • Waz0787

    Wheeler is not great bro. He has no control. Maybe send him down to st. Lucie to work on his control

  • 94SupraTT

    Because he’s an idiot.

  • Taskmaster4450

    F9 in every other park in baseball.

  • Destry

    His numbers over the last 3 weeks are really pretty darn good for a rookie C

  • Bobby O

    For the most part yes. What a wicked pitch by The Dice Man to SO Jeter.

  • Donal

    don’t forget drug dealer who runs with models.

  • Dio

    including that ball he airmailed into center field giving up another run yesterday…. he is very out of sync. looks like a minor leaguer

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    From the BDB. The one and only. Guy cracks me up. The lack of self awareness and tough guy routine is too much.

  • Destry

    Bronxmets. Daniel Murphy says Hello!!!!!

  • Waz0787

    He is gone after this season. No way mets paying over 8 mil for a 2b. I think thats known.

  • did Joba’s mom and Harvey have a baby?

  • saturn

    #hashtagsarelame

  • Bail4Nails

    Loved hearing Keith and Ron debate Mejia/Familia for Closer.

  • huh… don’t think I am familiar but I will keep an eye out

  • PatrickMets

    heh heh

  • Dio

    with out dreadful hitting i dont see us trading our best hitter. we have disposable pitching not hitting

  • Destry

    Daniel Murphy for NL MVP

  • Taskmaster4450

    Tough debate…glad both choices are Mets.

    Cant go wrong with either arm.

  • Metstheory22

    And your reason?

  • KEITH

    And a pompous a@@.

  • Captain America

    There are a few more bad seeds you didn’t mention that mix the race baiting with a little anti-semitism and other stuff to push the envelope…

  • Dio

    cant put a statistic to “spark provided”

  • MyasDaddy

    I am so jealous right now. What are they saying?

  • wilponzi

    The guy who is constantly 0-4 besides 3 games is not what I would describe as better. I don’t think Flores who is apparently the best hitting prospect on the team should be buried for freaking Ruben Tejada who’s been slumping for a year and a half and is suddenly having 3 good games. Tejada needs to sit for Flores, he can’t possibly be any worse than our dynamic duo of Ruben and Q

  • mr. belvedere

    one of them toast tomorrow and the other is gone in a few weeks when German comes back and/or Black comes up…Farns and Val did a decent job of holding together long enough to bridge us to the kids

  • TheMetsMachine

    1997, 1st inter league game…wow that feels like such a long time ago, and at the same time it doesn’t seem like 17 years!!!

  • Dio

    familia has the better makeup at this time, more imposing threat

  • wilponzi

    Fair enough

  • saturn

    Another psychic. Where the hell are my powerball numbers?? I have been waiting from him and HarveyK

  • Captain America

    I was there

  • TheMetsMachine

    lucky!

  • Andrew Herbst

    I was only 3 when Miicki pitched the shutout in the first Subway Series game.

  • Alwayzamazin

    well I go back with these guys for 5 years, back before this site took off and they are very smart, passionate fans but not PC enough and are paying the price. Not defending them and not defending Joe D either-we all make our own choices.

  • When GKR start making references to Benny from the Bronx and Carlito, you know we’re either up by six or down by six.

  • Waz0787

    Skip wheelers next start. Let’s see what Degroom has to offer.

  • Bail4Nails

    Yeah, right? I’m debating with Manhattan about which one of our 4 suddenly awesome Outfielders should start. In a month, the Starting Pitcher debate should get pretty heated. Is this the Mets we’re talking about?

  • Dio

    lol that is a given

  • my old boss played against him in HS. Hit a double off him. Once. Told me the story about 15 times because he’s a big Cards fan. Still funny to hear it though

  • Captain America

    It was awesome as the mets shut out / blew out the defending world champs at Yankee stadium.

    The Yankee fans went home early and all that were left were vocal and very excited mets fans….

  • saturn

    Upton is Atrocious.

  • Ytrade41

    They’re going to walk into the cornfield after the game. The real mets will show up at Citi tomorrow

  • Donal

    That’s it, Keith, #$%^ talk that sorry booth

  • PatrickMets

    putting my shades on….

  • Metsfan27

    No.

  • Fast Eddie

    Gary Cohen remembers every little tid bit from every Mets games in the past 30 years….and yet I can barely remember games from last month…why is that? lol.

  • Bail4Nails

    Ron’s a Mejia guy, Keith’s for Familia

  • TheMetsMachine

    I was a Sophmore in High School at the time, watching the game at home!

  • saturn

    Your answer has no relation to the statement I presented. I did not say anything about Wheeler being that great. I made a statement that Upton sucked

  • Dio

    he offers us a bullpen arm….. your posts are really off man lol.

  • goorru
  • aww they’re not simulcasting it here. I do love hearing that sort of thing. I’ll just have to follow Joel Sherman’s twitter feed I guess

  • wilponzi

    Cant forget soon enough

  • Andrew Herbst

    One of my favorite Subway Series moment was Dae Song Kuo getting that hit off the Big Unit and scoring the run.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    adrenalina is spanish for adrenaline….no really?

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    He’s much younger? *ducks*

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Don’t know here he hangs these days, but when he showed up here guys like Leroy and Pajama and Alex would literally bow down as if facing their maker. The guy is the lord of the angry, negative, hater brigade.

  • Ted Danson

    HA!

  • Metstheory22

    Mejia I think would be awesome

  • Kian Momeni

    Familia can be a Kenley Jansen type

  • Waz0787

    Wheeler has no control. He is not that great either if the mets trade him. It won’t effect our future.

  • Destry

    TDAs gonna gun down Ellsbury right hhere

  • Fast Eddie

    Not true..lol.

  • yeah. He should be sent from the majors to Single A

  • Dio

    wont need to lol

  • PatrickMets

    hell, I’m in baton rouge, the only times ive seen the mets have been in Houston…LGM!

  • CJM

    Dice K Kimbrel.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Awesome job by Dice-K.

  • Waz0787

    I would have done the trade if offered. Wheeler for upton.

  • Dio

    lol!

  • Super T

    Were they each picking one of them?

  • Ted Danson

    Dice K looking confident.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esyiOB6kMNM
    Dae Sung Koo’s excellent adventure

  • Taskmaster4450

    Just let him finish the game.

  • Dio

    hes been reliable and impressive thats for sure

  • Dio

    nope want to see degrom

  • saturn

    Farns and Valdeverde blew a bunch of games thats what they did. And if they didnt go and blow it, because of them, we did not win them

  • whoa – which one of them is smart? I don’t think I’ve ever argued with a #core member that struck me as smart.
    It’s not that they’re not PC. They are tiresome trolls with nothing to add and only negativity to offer. When you start accusing people of racism because they don’t like a player you favor, you deserve to be tossed on your ass

  • TheMets philosophy

    Think we see degrom next inning??

  • Andrew Herbst

    He sure has. I like him as a long man.

  • mr. belvedere

    I know this is nit picking but has anyone noticed that Lagares gets uncomfortably close to CY and Granderson on every fly ball in the gaps, someone is gonna flinch and let a ball drop one of these days

  • Metsfan27

    yeah, let deGrom finish up the game. No reason for Dice-K to go any longer..

  • PatrickMets

    nice!

  • oleosmirf

    Nice job by Dice-K, hopefully Terry lets deGrom make his debut tonight instead of in extra innings.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    SpP+

  • Hotstreak

    Jeurys Familia. is Kimbrel like.

  • Waz0787

    U fool thats our minor league facility located at. Just throw strikes. Or t aleast work on his delivery

  • wilponzi

    Too bad he isn’t providing a spark

  • LIMetfan22

    Murph is crushing it so far this season. No streakiness either…so far

  • Next on this Mets broadcast how to say taco in Spanish, when we come back.

  • Destry

    The NL is so much better than the AL this year, its not even funny. NYY picked by most to go the World Series. What a joke.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Unless they’re planning to send Dice down to make room for Montero, then might as well milk him for all he can give and leave the other arms fresh

  • Dio

    agreed. this broken bullpen has the potential to rebuild really quickly

  • Ted Danson

    It will come but so far so good.

  • saturn

    Agree. Thats what Dice K is for. He is dealing. No reason to take him out and waste a bullpen arm. Degroom will get his chance.

  • KEITH

    I agree. Perfect time.

  • Donal

    “not PC enough” ya, that is always a legitimate defense. Always blaming others for their own behavior. That is what children do.

  • judging by your avatar…. drugs, man. Drugs 🙂

  • prosoundz

    Murph see’s the ball really well. And he is def going for the downs on every swing.

  • Destry

    He was too scared to run on him

  • CJM

    Not really. Kimbrel strikes out 15/9, Familia 7/9.

  • Fast Eddie

    Montero is gonna make there old Yankee geezers look silly next game…you watch.
    I picture a lot Bronx bummers shaking their head and walking back to the dugout pretty dejected. We have the “yoot” movement going now…

  • you want him to work on his game in simulated games, huh? Yeah, I’m the fool…

  • skiplockweird

    With all of the young arms. I like dice K as a true “long man” in the pen. Give us 4 innings in a game once a week, and save the other arms. Also, he reminds me of the legendary long duk dong.

  • Dio

    im really psyched for the tanaka montero duel

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Anyone find any irony in Mejia’s getting the win in relief the day he was bounced from the rotation?

  • muskytoes

    I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this team needs an effective Dice K (in whatever role) for the entire season.

  • Donal

    Wow, that place is emptier than the Jeff Wilpon Appreciation Society

  • Bail4Nails

    No Cameron, no Cameron, no Cameron

  • saturn

    Yes but unless Dice K falters there is no need to get rid of him. We need a vet in the bullpen. And someone who can do what he is doing. KKKKKKK for 4 innings in a game where the starter pitcher doesnt have it

  • Dio

    hopefully it makes him see how valuable he still is

  • skiplockweird

    my thoughts exactly

  • TheMets philosophy

    I hope this ballpark doesnt screw up the Mets the same way the home-run derby screwed up Wright! Lol

  • I’m pretty stoked for tomorrow. Should be a lot of fun.

  • wilponzi

    No one ever said nor should they ever expect TDA to be anywhere near the best fielding catcher in the games level

  • saturn

    Troll

  • I am so bored with this game which is an awesome, awesome feeling coming from the other side for a change

  • Bail4Nails

    It’s like a Wheeler/Dice K platoon

  • CJM

    I don’t really like Wright busting it down the line late in the game like that when the game isn’t close.

  • Dice-K to the bullpen was one of those decisions that sounded ridiculous when you first heard it, but it has worked out really well.

  • BronxMets

    Ahhhhhhhh I was waiting for you. I will give you your props tonight.

  • Waz0787

    Is it fair to say by default wheeler is our weakness in our pitching staff? Colon id earning 20 mil he is not going anywhere

  • Captain America

    Somehow I feel Tanaka will master the mets, and then gee will win to make it 3 of 4. That’s a very tough matchup tomorrow night Joe D.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    He’s really not that streaky. Hits .280-.300 every month.

  • mr. belvedere

    Farns is 3/4 in save chances and Val is 2/3, they had other bad appearances but for two guys on their last legs and no one else to turn to, especially in early April they did ok

  • can’t cover them all but I suppose BBLB deserves mention

  • BigAl831

    Still can never tell when you’re in sarcasm mode. Kudos to that.

  • Alwayzamazin

    Donal you were a baiter in the past and tried to bully me but then said your name was hacked…lol…..is that blaming others? lol the irony!!! I have ignored you ever since. and will go back to ignoring you…starting now!

  • LIMetfan22

    Me either.Frustrating

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    “sparkling crisp ballgame” = short in Keith speak

  • CJM

    That was a serious comment.

  • BigAl831

    Well in that case. I disagree.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha no

  • Waz0787

    We swept them last year as well.

  • saturn

    lol no sense in arguing with fools.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Just couse colon is making 20 mil doesnt mean hes not a weakness

  • CJM

    He’s not a spry young dude anymore. Had a bad hamstring issue last year. Don’t want to see a guy hurt himself late when the game is already in hand.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Teddy, you around tonight? Where does Logan Verrett project?

  • Helloboy

    wheeler is just totally mental. he has 0 control and does not understand his craft. why he was tossing change ups with a 7 run lead is a mystery.

    He needs to learn to pitch to contact.

  • PatrickMets

    same here

  • BigAl831

    Hard to teach a player to not have baseball instincts. He smelled a hit.

    Also a 6 run lead in Yankee stadium is hardly safe.

  • saturn

    Then clearly you are a fool. Upton is atrocious. Leads the league in K, Worst AVG in RISP and WORST with Runners on base. Has 9 home runs with 19 RBIS to show for them. Thats because he chokes when runners are in base.

  • LIMetfan22

    Well yeah but he is notorious for hittting .200 one week then .400 the next

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He made McCarver eat his words

  • saturn

    AFFECT*

  • Donal

    “baiter” another childish thing. Calling out nonsense and double standards is not bullying, like you and other fakes want to claim.

    And I’ve never claimed my name was “hacked” . the stuff I say, I’ll stand behind because I choose to say it.

  • Waz0787

    How am i a troll? Degroom was our best starter in vegas. Look at his era. Wheeler can’t throw strikes. He is our weaklings

  • Kian Momeni

    bring in deGrom for a nice easy ninth

  • CJM

    A 6 run lead with 2 innings to play is very safe in any stadium. It wouldn’t be that hard to pull David aside and tell him to go easy in situations like that.

  • Donal

    Down, Keith, down.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Not watching. How does EY have three runs scored but no hits and one walk?

  • KEITH

    Dice K to the dl. Enough!

  • Dio

    and why isnt degrom in now…

  • Donal

    he reached on Solarte’s error

  • contrary to popular belief, turns out you *can* steal first

  • Bail4Nails

    Tomorrow, we’ll know for sure whether the Mets Offense has truly Woken Up. We will be playing in a Big Boy Stadium once again. I hope they keep Hitting.

  • skiplockweird

    He’s fine

  • Fast Eddie

    We’ll win 3-2…

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Shirley, you can’t be serious

  • LIMetfan22

    That’s what happens when you fall behind hitters with a 7 run lead.

  • Dio

    walk, error, hbp

  • saturn

    Dice K has done a great job. Love the Yankees announcers. They got excited like he hit a grandslam…then they said Yankees now trail 11 to 6…lol

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Word

  • BronxMets

    When does your prison sentence start

  • CJM

    100% serious.

  • Taskmaster4450

    For those who were calling for Black and how he was “cured” of his wildness, he blew the save in Vegas while walking 2.

  • Fast Eddie

    Gotta love all those empty $700 dollar seats…:-))

  • Dio

    okayyyyyyyyyyy bring in degrom good lord. dice k did his job enough of this

  • CJM

    ??

  • deGrom please??

  • Dio

    wow, one bad outing out of how many good ones

  • derek murphy

    This game by dice k could serve multiple purposes. This could be the start of stretching him out in case they decide to put Montero in the pen. All along I thought dice k should be in rotation and Montero, mejia and DeGrom in pen. That I wanted out of spring training. The only reason is the innings limits. To have our young stud starters pitching down the stretch if games matter would be great. A healthy dice k pitching good could net a return at the deadline. Well I know its not the plan but if Montero gets shelled or hurt this could have a duel purpose. Hopefully he shuts down the Yankees beats tanaka and never looks back. The mets are armed and ready.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    So you’re saying he’ll fit right in?

  • Waz0787

    Lgm. Mets are winning big. I am not going argue for sake of arguing. This ain’t english class don’t ever correct my english. Wheeler is expandable. Trade him if we can get a good returns

  • wait, you mean he won’t never walk anyone again? DFA the guy

  • oleosmirf

    No deGrom tonight. Typical Terry. Did the same thing last year with Germen…

  • get DeGrom in there

  • saturn

    He still has a very concerning k/bb ratio

  • Waz0787

    20 mil is the reason he will be our starting pitcher.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Never make it easy. I will not be confident until we get to the ninth with a five run lead.

  • Fast Eddie

    Dice Dice is out of gas gas…

  • Dio

    in the beginning he walked a lot, then a long stretch of perfection, now 2 walks. hes making great progress

  • Ted Danson

    Best broadcast team ever.

  • 2rings

    don’t think they want him to come into the middle of an inning.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    No, you really can’t be.

  • BronxMets

    I’m hoping you go so we don’t have to listen to you anymore

  • Dio

    been out of gas this whole inning, hes flinstoning it right now

  • CJM

    Yes. I am.

  • Alwayzamazin

    omg i can understand jeter not being spry but our newly crowned ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR CAPTAIN?

  • had to transcribe that to text and send to a few Spanks fan friends 🙂

  • 2rings

    Jerry Lane has been awful for both sides all night

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Wow. OK.

  • KEITH

    Dice K is being abused right now.

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Can TC piss this lead away? Jesus, he’s thrown 50+ pitches.

  • CJM

    I didn’t realize you were listening. Figured you’d be reading, since I’m not saying anything.

  • skiplockweird

    he has been horsepoop

  • oleosmirf

    deGrom is sitting in the pen with his sweatshirt on. He’s clearly not being used tonight.

  • TheMets philosophy

    Yea yes yes yes but does not mean he isnt our biggest liability

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    amazing!

  • they’re down by 5 with 1 runner on dude…

    edit: down by 5 with no runners on and 2 outs

  • Alwayzamazin

    nice!!

  • prosoundz

    Who is this Ruben Tejada guy?

  • Charley’s Twin

    Sounds like a disloyal fan to me….

  • 2rings

    nice when the beaks go our way once in a while

  • HarveyKsYou

    Flores can ride the bench for as long as Tejada keeps playing like this.

  • skiplockweird

    This has been a double play clinic. Who is the guy at short in Tejada’s uniform?

  • PatrickMets

    way to stay with it tejada

  • Fast Eddie

    Who was that, Lou Piniella running to first?…nice DP!

  • nah, he gets a pass because his posts aren’t a constant stream of such inanity

  • Donal

    when you’re hot, you’re hot, right, Rubin?

  • CJM

    Big DP. I notice that Murphy could still do a little work on his glove to hand transition there. Have noticed it over the last few games.

  • Dio

    lol keith wants to leave hes awesome

  • saturn

    His stats are still very concerning. They indicate control issues and problems with wildness. I do not understand the hype. Whats going on with that guy we got in the IKE deal?

  • BCleveland3381

    “Dice K playing with fire, catches a break” F these garbage announcers

  • Dio

    who said that?

  • CJM

    I don’t care what he’s being paid. He spent quite a bit of time on the DL last year with a hamstring issue, and time on the DL in ’11 with a back issue.

  • prosoundz

    As soon as Flores was called up Tejada stepped up his game. This won’t last long though. He just got hot. Coincidence. I like how the Mets have an immediate replacement when Tejada becomes Tejada again.

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Thank you, sir. 🙂

  • Dice-K MatsuCYka

  • MyasDaddy

    Dice-K deserves the W tonight.

  • Donal

    he wants to go find that selfie girl

  • prosoundz

    Keith is like me!

  • MyasDaddy

    Kay

  • BCleveland3381

    Michael Kay, just after the DP. Stuck watching the Yankee broadcast…

  • Ted Danson

    Mr Big Head probably.

  • Dio

    i think he cant be eligible to be announced til june, draft pick from last yr needs a full yr to be announced or something like that

  • CJM

    He will get it. Wheeler doesn’t qualify.

  • Alwayzamazin

    maybe his contract was a bit premature then.

  • MyasDaddy

    My AC trip this weekend!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Mat-Cy-zaka

  • Charley’s Twin

    he wanted to leave early all the time (way) back when the Mets were good too. he’s got the attention span of a 7 year old, and I love it!

  • I don’t think the scoring works that way. He’ll get a save I think

  • skiplockweird

    Well done Dice man! Bravissimo!

  • Bail4Nails

    Exactly. Thank you for rational thinking.

  • BCleveland3381

    Especially with TC, where one 0-4 means your job is in jeopardy unless you’re Wright, Murphy, Grandy, or d’Arnaud.

  • CJM

    Well I didn’t support his contract.

  • Dio

    lol wow, it just sounds boring lol

  • saturn

    I have seen it all from you. Tell a baseball player not to play baseball. Players get pulled from a game for not running fast to first when their team is down 11 to 0 these days.

  • skiplockweird

    He would get the W. Technically when a starter doesn’t go 5 the scorer can give it to anyone

  • Alwayzamazin

    i think he needs to complete 6

  • Brian Regan

    Great job by Dice K . Would love to see Flores get an AB

  • BCleveland3381

    No, Dice K finished the 5th. Wheeler can’t get the win.

  • Dio

    yup win to dice k

  • Taskmaster4450

    Isnt it interesting that some guys like Leroy and Pulsipher are missing here tonight.

    Fans? Only one here when the Mets are losing.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Hey, Curtis. Give you any ideas?

  • Donal

    Now, they are discussing Civil War history books. Ya, that kind of game

  • MyasDaddy

    “Grandy has pcked up a shift single” – Michael Kay. And were up 11-6 bi&ch!

  • oddly, yeah. I stand corrected:

    1 – If the starter left with the lead, but can’t get the win because he didn’t pitch enough innings, then it’s the reliever who was deemed to be the most effective that gets credit for the win. There are no hard and fast rules to determine this.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    That puts Grandy back over .200

  • goorru

    uggh

  • 2rings

    don’t let that yankee shill bother you one bit

  • Alwayzamazin

    oh ok

  • right – I thought no one got the win. Apparently they can give it to whomever appeared that they want to give it to

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Keith and I discussed the Civil War in a dream once

  • CJM

    And players stupidly injure themselves going all out in situations when it’s unnecessary.

  • hey, at least it wasn’t one of our announcers calling our struggling catcher’s homer “cheap”

  • Charley’s Twin

    for the record that was a loyalty oath joke yet again. trite, undoubtedly, but not accusatory.

  • skiplockweird

    Keith wants out.

  • MyasDaddy

    It’s like that backyard bully.

  • Donal

    Oh for the love of…. DO OVER

  • sorry – thought it was a some fans call other fans here bad fans joke

  • BCleveland3381

    Duda’s due to run into one right about now.

  • skiplockweird

    Lagares un happy. What game did we get srewed on this type of play?

  • Potazaka, Potahzaka

  • Alwayzamazin

    i remember that! so curious

  • Russ

    I think he will stay above permanently. He is hitting .330+ in may.

  • 2rings

    I hear you, but he is a fraud, always has been, always will be. He would not even have a radio show if not for the big blowhard on the FAN making everyone nauseous with his pontification

  • saturn

    Yankee announcers say that was a great acting job by Lagares. I dont know what he saw but the ball clearly hit his foot

  • Dio

    i kinda want to hit the yankee announcers lol

  • MetsfanInParadise

    I don’t even need to listen to that broadcast. The comments reveal what an a–hole Kay is

  • KMO82

    Grandy should take third. Its only 5 runs.

  • Anthony

    Bitter yankee fans haha

  • skiplockweird

    Preston Claiborn is definitely a gay porn name.

  • Charley’s Twin

    on the bright side, the WFAN postgame yankee broadcast was so great to listen to last night, and I’m looking forward to tonight’s as well.

  • saturn

    Pulsipher was around. he didnt like being presented facts.

  • I was thinking he wouldn’t even be reading because the Mets are winning thanks in no small part to a very clutch effort by Dice-K

  • MetsfanInParadise

    No trivia question?

  • Bail4Nails

    Even when the Mets are terrible, I can always make fun of the Yankee Announcers (TV and Radio). Drives my Yankee fan friends crazy to know they have the WORST Broadcasters in Baseball. Except Susan Waldman. Hahahahaha!

  • Joey D.

    GOT EVEN GREATER NEWS THAN THE GAME. HEARD FROM CHAGO’S NEPHEW AND WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT OUR DEAR FRIEND HAD TO SAY:

    “Hello friends ,

    I am doing very well and I hope that this finds you all well and in fine spirit. The fishing is going wonderfully and the jungle is just amazing. The old man is holding up well and we should be speaking again sooner rather than later now. By the beginning of next week we will start our journey back out of the deep Amazon to civilization.I am very anxious to speak with you all and miss you all very much.I love you guys,may God bless you.

    All my love,

    Eduardo”

    – Now what could be more wonderful than that?

  • goorru

    I’m starting to think that he may not really be Bill Pulsipher

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Bartolo Colon?
    Jose Valverde?
    Frank Francisco?

    nope

    try again

  • Russ

    stat correction:
    He is hitting .341 with a 1.056 OPS in May

  • Donal

    they had last week in the 5th inning

  • 2rings

    keith loving it

  • skiplockweird

    Somehow, the Yankees have amassed about 15 of the worst announcers in the game

  • Tejada turns back into a pumpkin tonight. Flores playing tomorrow

  • Ted Danson

    I like playing the Yankees.

  • MyasDaddy

    Another shift hit huh Michael? 12-6 how ya like us now

  • Novito

    Word wtf smfh. Even david cone fraud self was quiet like “yea it looks like it hit his foot”. Kay is a shill for real.

  • skiplockweird

    The dude abides

  • billpulsipher

    3 outs from the win then DFA Valverde, lovely night

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Duda gets about a foot per pound on his hits.

  • oleosmirf

    6 run lead and I guess that’s not the time to have the rookie make his debut…

    Better make him wait until the 13th inning against LA.

  • BCleveland3381

    Maybe reboot Chago’s “goodbye post” with an update so all can see?

  • Alwayzamazin

    Duda!

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    That doesn’t make sense even to me.

  • Dio

    agreed, bring him in

  • Novito

    Lmao he is trying every excuse he can for “shift hits” that they didn’t try to hit lol

  • Donal

    But when Texiera does it, its good hitting

  • BCleveland3381

    Reminds me of a Mitch Hedberg joke,
    “I got an orange wallet. In case I wanna buy a deer.”

  • Kian Momeni

    jesus d’arnaud is lost

  • Novito

    Too much to drink? Haha

  • Dio

    wtf is wrong with darnaud

  • Charley’s Twin

    people should upvote this so it gets seen.

  • Captain America

    I guess it is tough for those guys to say the mets should have signed Beltran, Reyes or drafted Fernandez right now…. Or the mets will never spend the money on Granderson…

    I think they will go missing for a while…

  • skiplockweird

    How do the yankees have this many wins?

  • mad met

    More recker please.. look at the record when he starts

  • saturn

    Instead of blaming the third basemen….better placement dude…in fact he had a better chance of turning around and grabbing that dead ball than the OF

  • Joey D.

    Hi Charley,

    Good idea.

    Wonder if I should just cut and paste it in each new thread.

  • TheMets philosophy

    When does a small sample size become a medium saample size with d’arnoud?

  • Alwayzamazin

    Joey D, thanks for sharing, I think of him every day!! Dios te Bendiga, Eduardo! wow that made my night!
    Eileen

  • Novito

    How much longer a leash can we give him? People wanted Ike’s head & Travis can only get yankee stadium “pop-up” HR’s and looking at down the middle strikes. Wth. I want him (& every Met) to do well but wth?!

  • Q. What does the future look like for the NY Yankees
    A. Crap

  • Mike B

    Looks like a high school kid up there. He’s going to be sent down if he doesn’t turn it around soon. Tejada looks better.

  • LIMetfan22

    A full season or 2.

  • MetsfanInParadise

    It was 2010. After Texas they went to Detroit and finally got their first grand slam in 300 games. In fact, they had 2 in consecutive innings. Anyone remember who hit the first one?

  • Novito

    Bandbox? Lol

  • Me and you both. LGM

  • oleosmirf

    rookie catchers almost always struggle in their rookie year.

  • Dio

    ik, id love for him to do well but he is becoming an automatic out with random hits scattered

  • Dio

    its scary, everybody is overmatching him

  • KEITH

    Duda has certainly stepped up. Good for him.

  • LIMetfan22

    He has the skillset. He has the BB:K ratio. He’ll be ok

  • Captain America

    Tanaka has looked very good so far this year….

  • Just_Da_damaja

    u mean from the bench.

    when he starts he actually does.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    What bothers me is his confidence looks shot.

  • CJM

    Uh, people wanted Ike’s head because he’s been crappy for several years. D’Arnaud’s been crappy for ~250 PAs.

  • LIMetfan22

    He really needs to move up in the line up to get more reps.

  • Mets4ever

    Don’t waste familia here with a 6 run lead. We may need him tomorrow

  • Yadier Molina was pretty terrible at the plate his first few “full” seasons. Maybe TDA should get a neck tattoo?

  • Joey D.

    Buenos Noches Senorita (thats about it for my high school Spanish LOL)

    I mentioned to his nephew I was going to pass his message along to MMO because so many here love him and would want to know.

  • Captain America

    Like Jesus Montero

  • KMO82

    Plus he is a catcher, Ike was a 1B and our clean-up hitter most of the time.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    .240 with 2 HR in the past 15 games.

  • Ted Danson

    saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, “Dude, you have to wait.”

  • Dio

    exactly!!! future closer in the game with 6 game lead. degrom just sitting there

  • Charley’s Twin

    PLUS, think of all the upvotes you’ll get!

  • why Familia? Why?

  • skiplockweird

    the most simple, are always the most funny. Well done!

  • mr. belvedere

    Why throw Familia now?

  • Dio

    runs, whatever lol

  • Mets4ever

    TC never fails to amaze me

  • saturn

    Then they said “Tough to see” I saw it clearly

  • KMO82

    Perfect spot for Valverde here.

  • BigAl831

    JBAY

  • saturn

    “Gotta get him going”

  • Alwayzamazin

    Joey If you have the chance to send a message back to him pls send him my bendiciones and tell him he’s been dearly missed. gracias mi pana. hope all is well with you too, Joey D!

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Give the man a cigar. And the 2nd one?

  • Dio

    degrom all ready to pitch, no no dont get back up…. some other day lets just use our potential future closer with a 6 run lead

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Three more runs scored for my man EY. Love it

  • Metstheory22

    Thinking the same thing.

  • goorru

    His bags are packed

  • 2rings

    this is why he is not ready to be a closer..cannot find the strike zone

  • KMO82

    What about Valverde, he’s about to be cut.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Tony Larussa said Yadi’s defense was so good, he could bat .000 for the whole year and he would still be in the lineup.

    Travis has the mobility of Walter Hudson behind the plate.

    sorry champ

    Juan Centeno > Travisty

  • MetsfanInParadise

    More Collins weirdness (Familia)

  • Dio

    closers dont like non save situations…..

  • saturn

    Yes WILD THINGS!!!

  • Brian D.

    Actually, he was never “crappy” for several season;. He really just had one bad season last year. While he also had a bad first half in 2012, he managed to turn it around with a solid 2nd half that season.

  • Mike B

    Their bad starting pitching is just catching up to them. It takes a bit to wear out a bullpen. It’s going to get worse as the pen gets used more and more. And Girardi wears out bullpens anyway. This reminds me of the mid 60’s Yankees, post ’64. They’re going down. And no way to stop the bleeding. They don’t have the luxury of calling up arms like Montero, deGrom, Thor. They should’ve signed guys like Dice K and Aaron Harang. Or maybe Ervin Santana. Their GM was asleep.

    Anyone notice Bob Shepard announcing Jeter? Well, he’s been dead at least 5 years, but Jeter has a recording of his voice announce him. It’s in his contract. Weird, huh?

  • Dio

    thats ok hope he has a safe trip

  • LIMetfan22

    LOL good one. Loco pendejo

  • MetsfanInParadise

    Amaze/disturb/disgust/irritate/anger/frustrate me

  • Kian Momeni

    pitchers good in high leverage situations usually have bad control when there up by like 5 or more runs

  • saturn

    cant find anything…and then people wanna bring black…sure

  • Hotstreak

    TdA and Familia are not a good combo.

  • 2rings

    true, if one was an actual closer. But as good as his stuff can be, this is his MO.

  • BigAl831

    hmmm.

    I’m drawing a blank but I’ll guess. Barajas?

  • KMO82

    Thats why you use him here, save our other arms.

  • MyasDaddy

    Jesus. Come on Familia!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    6 run lead. 6 straight balls. Wtf with this team.

  • Dio

    good lord… he does look off

  • Yadier Mol… oh. Right. He’s Latino

  • oleosmirf

    so far in his career Familia has not been good in any situation.

  • CJM

    Oh ok so he was bad for a full season. Well, d’Arnaud hasn’t had a full season yet.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Ike also hit the most HR in the 2nd half of 2012, after starting off 2011 good and placing in the top 5 of rookies in 2010

    Ike earned some patience.

    TDA gets more PDA from the Firm than Rhianna and Drake.

  • BronxMets

    Oh come on to all the a holes that say back an is such a great mgr. this is whatnhe sends us….

  • Captain America

    Pawlecki is the guy

  • Chris H

    Familia you have a 6 run lead and come in and throw 6 straight balls c’mon. This is why Mejia should be the closer

  • Donal

    screw it. I can’t take it anymore. I’m walking the dog and going to bed.

  • saturn

    I dont think thats true. and i think thats a cop out

  • mr. belvedere

    THROW STRIKES!!!!!!

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    He is wild, too.

  • Alwayzamazin

    pendejo no hora!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Where did all this “Familia the future closer” stuff come from? He has one major league save.

  • Captain America

    Sweep

  • Dio

    if he could get more control he has the stuff to b a closer

  • The 6 straight pitches that Familia has thrown out of the zone are not his fault. It’s the white ball that is keeping him down. Eh, Demaja?

  • skiplockweird

    they don’t come any cheaper, that was a pop up

  • muskytoes

    It’s a rapid process of trial and error.

  • Well, I think he’s out of the closer conversation for the moment. Give him some strikes and his own personal mound and maybe we’re on our way.

  • HarveyKsYou

    He throws 96.. That’s the only reason lol

  • Kian Momeni

    because his stuff is off the charts good

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Damn white stuff!!!

  • HarveyKsYou

    I love white stuff.

  • Dio

    a strike!