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 and '00, 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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2013 All Star Game Logo Unveiled At Citi Field

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
2013 All Star Game Logo Unveiled At Citi Field

Today is the big day as the Mets get set to unveil their official 2013 All Star Game logo. The following is my live blogging of the event which was broadcast on SNY and MLB.com. 3:08 – Howie Rose takes the stage and rolls out all the introductions… They are now showing a video montage […]

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Buffalo Splits Doubleheader: Wheeler Okay In Bisons Loss, But Den Dekker’s Grand Slam Keys Win In Nightcap

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
Buffalo Splits Doubleheader: Wheeler Okay In Bisons Loss, But Den Dekker’s Grand Slam Keys Win In Nightcap

The Buffalo Bisons split a doubleheader with Syracuse yesterday, dropping the first game by a score of 5-4 and winning the nightcap 4-3 after holding off a late charge by the Chiefs. Zack Wheeler, whose debut was pushed back a day because of a rainout on Sunday, took the bump for game one and for four innings […]

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Mets Promote LHP Garrett Olson

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Promote LHP Garrett Olson

Following the news that Tim Byrdak has a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, the Mets announced that Garrett Olson will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. He will be added to the team’s active roster before today’s game against the Marlins. In 25 appearances for Triple-A Buffalo this year, Olson has made 21 starts […]

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What A Difference A .323 Average Can Make

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
What A Difference A .323 Average Can Make

Nobody will ever mistake Ruben Tejada for Jose Reyes, especially after getting thrown out by a country mile while attempting to steal second base in Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Padres. For Tejada it was his second caught-stealing to go with his one stolen base this season. So he’s no speed demon, that’s for sure, but […]

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Harvey Is A Different Kind Of Mets Pitching Prospect

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Is A Different Kind Of Mets Pitching Prospect

When asked about the difference between facing Triple-A and major league hitters, Mets starter Matt Harvey said: “When you make a mistake, they hit it. Down there you can get away with some stuff. Not all the time, but more often than not. Up here, you’re going to make a mistake, they’re going to hit […]

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Santana Tossed Three Solid Innings For Cyclones

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Tossed Three Solid Innings For Cyclones

Today in Brooklyn, Johan Santana threw three scoreless innings in his rehab start, allowing just one hit, one walk, and striking out three in a 8-0 Cyclones victory over the Auburn Doubledays. Santana threw 38 pitches before he went to the bullpen and tossed three more simulated innings, totaling 90 pitches for the day. During his post-game conference, […]

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Harvey Hits A Wall In Mets 7-3 Loss To Padres

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Harvey Hits A Wall In Mets 7-3 Loss To Padres

The Mets lost to the Padres 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park to wrap up their 11 game west coast road trip with a 6-5 record. Matt Harvey made his third start of the season for the Mets and took some lumps for the first time since his promotion. The young righty allowed five […]

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Mets Take A Walk On The Wild Side In 6-2 Win Over The Padres

An article by posted on August 5, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Take A Walk On The Wild Side In 6-2 Win Over The Padres

The Mets drew ten walks and beat the Padres by the score of 6-2, Saturday night at Petco Park. Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and the kid was impressive to say the least allowing just one run on five hits in his six innings of work. Hefner was poised and in control throughout his […]

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Sandy Bobblehead Day Today

An article by posted on August 4, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Bobblehead Day Today

Hee hee hee…  Gotcha, didn’t I? The Brooklyn Cyclones will celebrate the Department of Sanitation today – Saturday, August 4th – when they take on the Auburn Doubledays at 6:00 PM. The First 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a DSNY Sandy bobblehead courtesy of Municipal Credit Union. Tickets, which start at just $9, are […]

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Dickey Denied 15th Win as Ball and Win Slips Out Of Thole’s Hand In Mets 3-1 Loss

An article by posted on August 4, 2012 0 Comments
Dickey Denied 15th Win as Ball and Win Slips Out Of Thole’s Hand In Mets 3-1 Loss

“Just didn’t get my free hand on the ball. Outfielder hits the cut man, cut man throws a one-hopper to me. Couldn’t have drawn it up any better. I just couldn’t get my bare hand on the ball.” R.A. Dickey was the hard luck loser as the Padres defeated the Mets by a score of […]

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