Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Matt Koch Nearly Perfect, Retires 18 Straight, Savannah Completes Doubleheader Sweep

An article by posted on July 28, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Koch Nearly Perfect, Retires 18 Straight, Savannah Completes Doubleheader Sweep

The Gnats’ bats delivering a thrilling comeback in game one of a doubleheader and Matt Koch was one pitch away from perfection in game two, as the Savannah Sand Gnats swept a doubleheader from the Augusta GreenJackets by scores of 3-2 and 3-1. In the first game, with two outs in the bottom of the […]

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Nationals Thump Three Homers In 4-1 Mets Defeat

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Thump Three Homers In 4-1 Mets Defeat

The New York Mets lost their second straight against the Washington Nationals by the score of 4-1 this afternoon in our nation’s capital. Dillon Gee started and was charged with all four runs that scored on two solo home runs by Ian Desmond and Denard Span, and a two-run shot by Bryce Harper. Gee, who […]

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Collins Skeptical About Familia Returning This Season

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Skeptical About Familia Returning This Season

Despite reports that right-hander Jeurys Familia could return this season after undergoing surgery to clean loose bodies out his right elbow on June 5, manager Terry Collins sounded less than optimistic. “I heard — now this is only hearsay — that there’s a possibility he may pitch again this year, that he’s really made fast strides after […]

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Mets Upcoming Six-Man Rotation Assignments

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Upcoming Six-Man Rotation Assignments

   Based on what Terry Collins told reporters today, here is how the rotation will play out for the next six days: Saturday – Dillon Gee vs Nationals Sunday – Carlos Torres vs Nationals Monday – Jeremy Hefner vs Marlins Tuesday – Zack Wheeler vs Marlins Wednesday – Jenrry Mejia vs Marlins Thursday - Matt Harvey […]

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Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Filthy, Nasty, Dominating… That’s What Mejia Was Against The Nationals

Before Sandy Alderson rolled into town and traded Carlos Beltran a couple of weeks after drafting Brandon Nimmo with his first selection in the 2011 draft, the top prospect for the Mets was Jenrry Mejia. However, by July of that season, he was merely an afterthought as he was beset by injuries that included Tommy […]

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Eric Young Is Ready To Return To Lineup Today

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Is Ready To Return To Lineup Today

Eric Young Jr, who was scratched with a sore knee before the start of yesterday’s first game, is expected to return to the lineup today against the Nationals. Young experienced soreness a day after his collision at first base with Tim Hudson on Thursday. Young says he is not in any pain and proclaimed himself […]

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Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Finally Gets His Due

Sometimes I wonder where would the Mets be right now if they had only started the season with Juan Lagares as their Opening Day centerfielder as I had hoped all along. As he tore up Triple-A pitching to the tune of .346/.378/.551 while playing the best centerfield I’ve ever seen since Carlos Beltran was in […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Demoted, Jenrry Mejia Added To 25 Man

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Demoted, Jenrry Mejia Added To 25 Man

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas after tonight’s 2-1 loss to make room for Jenrry Mejia on the 25-man roster. Terry Collins said Mejia would not be returning to the minors with the Mets needing to take the roster back to 25 players, and suggested the Mets were preparing to use a six-man rotation that includes […]

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Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Yankees Land Alfonso Soriano From Cubs

According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Major League Baseball has just approved the trade of Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs to Yankees. Bowden said that Soriano officially waived his no-trade rights and the trade is now official. The Cubs will pay roughly $17.7 million of the approximately $24.5 million left on Soriano‘s contract, and that they are considering […]

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Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

Matt Harvey made his major league debut one year ago today on July 26, 2012 at Arizona. (Pictured above) Since his debut, he holds the following ranks in the majors: fifth-most strikeouts (227); third-best ERA (2.38); second-best WHIP (0.97); the second-lowest H/9 (6.23) and baserunners/9 (8.94). Harvey has appeared in 30 games (all starts) and has the lowest ERA (2.38) […]

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