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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Don’t Look Now, But Ike Davis Is Heating Up

An article by posted on 03/06/2013 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but Ike Davis is showing signs that he might be coming out of his season-long slump. “That’s three days in a row that Ike has hit the ball hard,” Keith Hernandez said on Sunday. Davis collected two hits and three RBIs in yesterday’s loss to the Marlins, including a mammoth 425 foot homer […]

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Marlins Celebrate Harvey Day With 11-6 Win Over The Mets

An article by posted on 02/06/2013 0 Comments
Marlins Celebrate Harvey Day With 11-6 Win Over The Mets

Juan Pierre was on base four times and scored three runs for the Marlins today. Not even Matt Harvey Day could stop the Miami Marlins from beating the Mets this afternoon by the score of 11-6 to complete an embarrassing three game sweep of the Amazins. Looking for his sixth win of the season, Harvey […]

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Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

An article by posted on 02/06/2013 0 Comments
Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

The Mets have just two legitimate major league hitters in their lineup; David Wright and Daniel Murphy. When the two of them are hot and the Mets get a good pitching performance, the odds are pretty good that they will gut out a win and perhaps even reel off a five game winning streak. But […]

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Matt Harvey’s Got Liquid Nitrogen Running Through His Veins

An article by posted on 02/06/2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey’s Got Liquid Nitrogen Running Through His Veins

I hardly agree with anything Terry Collins says – except on the rare occasions when he quotes me. While talking to reporters about Matt Harvey, the Mets manager offered up this gem: “He’s been in every game he’s pitched. If we scored him some runs, he’d be 9-0.” Harvey, who starts this afternoon’s game against […]

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Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

An article by posted on 02/06/2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

With center field prospect Matt den Dekker still a long way from returning from the DL (read more here), and Rick Ankiel now hitting only .218 with a .286 on-base for the Mets, Terry Collins will look to give rookie Juan Lagares some extended play. Lagares has been languishing on the bench since being promoted, but […]

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Marlins Phenom Jose Fernandez Silences Mets In 8-1 Loss

An article by posted on 01/06/2013 0 Comments
Marlins Phenom Jose Fernandez Silences Mets In 8-1 Loss

Jose Fernandez, the 20-year old Marlins pitching phenom, suffocated the Mets tonight as Miami beat them by the score of 8-1 to take their second straight game of the series. Collin McHugh made his first start of the season and he was in trouble right from the start. The righthander lasted just four innings and […]

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Mets By The Numbers Through May

An article by posted on 01/06/2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers Through May

As the Mets wrap up the month of May and close in on the second-third of the season, here are where they rank on pitching and offense in the National League. Offensive Ranks Runs Scored (207) – 11th Batting Average (.228) – 14th On-Base Pct. (.297) – 13th Slugging Pct. (.371) – 14th Home Runs […]

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Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

An article by posted on 01/06/2013 0 Comments
Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Ike Davis about what some believe to be the main culprit in his prolonged slump at the plate; the pronounced hand drop as the ball is being released by the pitcher. “I’ve always wanted to stop my hands from dropping,” Davis told Carig. “But I’ve always swung like that. Obviously, it’s not […]

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MMO Flashback: NO-HAN!!! SANTANA TOSSES METS FIRST NO-HITTER!!!

An article by posted on 01/06/2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: NO-HAN!!! SANTANA TOSSES METS FIRST NO-HITTER!!!

OMG – OMG – OMG!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! DON’T MESS WITH THE NO-HAN!!!! After 8,019 regular season games spanning 50 years without a no-hitter in Mets history,Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter Friday in a 8-0 win over the Cardinals. The Cy Young Award winning southpaw tossed 134 pitches in the effort, and was simply brilliant, pitching the best […]

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Mets Hit A Wall In Miami, Fall 5-1 To Marlins

An article by posted on 31/05/2013 0 Comments
Mets Hit A Wall In Miami, Fall 5-1 To Marlins

So much for those dreams of an 8-game winning streak… The Mets lost the opener of their three game series with the Marlins by the score of 5-1 tonight in Miami. Shaun Marcum started and was in search of his first win of the season. But after cruising through six innings and matching zeroes with […]

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