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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Over and Out: Tim Byrdak To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Over and Out: Tim Byrdak To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His recovery and rehab could take anywhere between 12-18 months. This is the same injury that sidelined both Johan Santana and Chris Young. It took over a year for both of them to recover from their respective surgeries. Byrdak hopes […]

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Santana Expected To Throw No More Than 90 Pitches Tonight

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Expected To Throw No More Than 90 Pitches Tonight

Updated Post 2:50 PM Terry Collins said that Johan Santana is expected to throw 90 pitches against the Braves on Saturday night at Citi Field. Santana’s is making his first start in the majors since July 20, when he surrendered six-plus runs for the third straight start and officially landed on the DL with a right-ankle […]

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Notes From Tonight’s 13-0 Trouncing

An article by posted on August 8, 2012 0 Comments
Notes From Tonight’s 13-0 Trouncing

METS AT HOME: The Mets lost their ninth straight game at Citi Field, the club’s longest home losing streak since losing nine straight at home from August 28-September 12, 2004…The nine-game home losing streak is tied for the sixth-longest in team history…The Mets last won a game at Citi Field on July 7, a 3-1 victory […]

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Ruben Tejada Leads All MLB Shortstops In Batting Average and OBP

An article by posted on August 8, 2012 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Leads All MLB Shortstops In Batting Average and OBP

Ruben Tejada extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games last night, going 1-5. Tejada is batting .364 (20-55) with four runs scored and two RBI during this current stretch. The Mets shortstop is hitting .331 (55-166) with a .367 on-base percentage since he returned from the Disabled List on June 24. Tejada’s .322 batting average is the highest among […]

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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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