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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D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup […]

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Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach  Tim Teufel, is reported via Twitter that he has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones to the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. It will be his fourth different Mets affiliate he’s played for this season. According to Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net, Teufel has split 30 appearances […]

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Byrd Takes The Hit For Two Botched Plays In Mets Loss

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments

After losing a pair of battles with the sun on Sunday, Marlon Byrd took the blame following the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Royals. “You come to the park and never think you’re going to feel like you’re the reason you lose the game,” Byrd said. “But today, I put that on me.” Both of Byrd’s botched […]

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Collins Rips Into Wheeler After 6-2 Loss To Royals

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Rips Into Wheeler After 6-2 Loss To Royals

Zack Wheeler lasted just five innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 6-2 to win the three-game interleague series. Wheeler, now 4-2, lost for the first time in six starts. He gave up four runs — three earned — and issued five walks in his ninth start of the season. The […]

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Bullpen Woes: Parnell Still Unavailable, Aardsma Has 5.06 ERA Since July 8

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
Bullpen Woes: Parnell Still Unavailable, Aardsma Has 5.06 ERA Since July 8

After last night’s 4-3 loss to the Royals, Terry Collins told reporters that Bobby Parnell has been prescribed muscle relaxers for his sore neck and that he would still be unavailable for Sunday’s game. His status remains unclear. David Aardsma, who is the acting closer for now, has a blown save and a loss in […]

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D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Blasts Two-Run Homer In B-Mets Win

Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run since the first week of April tonight as the Binghamton Mets beat the Harrisburg Senators 3-2. The two-run homer was one of two hits for d’Arnaud who is now batting .286 (10-for-35) between Rookie League and Double-A since returning from a broken foot that saw him miss three […]

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Looks Like Flores Will Take A Backseat To Davis and Turner

An article by posted on August 4, 2013 0 Comments
Looks Like Flores Will Take A Backseat To Davis and Turner

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange: Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back […]

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Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Maxwell Crushes An Aardsma Fastball As Royals Beat The Mets 4-3

For the second time in two games since being named the closer while Bobby Parnell heals up, David Aardsma failed to get the job done as the Royals beat the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field this afternoon. Jeremy Hefner started the game and showed some improvement after back-to-back poor starts and delivered a quality start in […]

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Forever Young: EYJ Makes His First Met Home Run A Memorable One

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Forever Young: EYJ Makes His First Met Home Run A Memorable One

Eric Young Jr. delivered a walk-off two-run homer against Luis Mendoza to beat the Royals 4-2 as the Mets snapped Kansas City’s nine-game winning streak. Young produced his first homer as a Met. It was the first walk-off hit of Young’s career and the third walk-off homer by a Met this season, joining Jordany Valdespin […]

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Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in  23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All […]

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