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Asdrubal ‘Two Good’ Not To Be In Two Hole

An article by posted on May 10, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal ‘Two Good’ Not To Be In Two Hole

Contrary to what many felt about it when the move was made by Terry Collins, myself included, Curtis Granderson has been a fantastic leadoff hitter since being slotted there 52 times in the 2014 season.  He was, in essence, the full time leadoff hitter last year as well occupying the top spot in 138 of […]

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Plawecki Homers, Has Raised His Average 50 Points On This Road Trip

An article by posted on May 10, 2016 0 Comments
Plawecki Homers, Has Raised His Average 50 Points On This Road Trip

It’s been an encouraging West Coast swing for New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki who has seen his batting average climb 50 points over the last four games in San Diego and Los Angeles, and the timing couldn’t be better for the former first rounder. Plawecki is batting .357 (5-for-14) with three doubles and home run […]

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West Coast Trips Exacerbate Obsession

An article by posted on May 10, 2016 0 Comments
West Coast Trips Exacerbate Obsession

My addiction is permeating everyone in my home.  We are becoming consumed by this team, and I love it. Last I remember, Steven Matz had just slashed a double down the right field line and Dave Roberts took the ball from Scott Kazmir.  Next thing I know, I wake up to Geico Sportsnight on SNY. […]

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The Dark Knight Rises, Strikes Out 10

An article by posted on May 9, 2016 0 Comments
The Dark Knight Rises, Strikes Out 10

Matt Harvey looked like he shed some of his bad mojo during his Mothers Day start against the San Diego Padres. He went six strong innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out ten. Through the first four innings he was sensational, he struck out seven and the only hit he gave […]

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Bartolo Pitches And Powers Mets To Victory

An article by posted on May 8, 2016 0 Comments
Bartolo Pitches And Powers Mets To Victory

During last night’s 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres, history was witnessed by New York Metropolitan fans around the globe. The mighty Bartolo Colon didn’t just show up to pitch, he also came ready to bat. Colon had another effective start on the mound, going 6.2 innings strong. He allowed three runs, all coming […]

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Week 6 Mets Pitching Review: The Pride Of Stony Brook

An article by posted on May 8, 2016 0 Comments
Week 6 Mets Pitching Review: The Pride Of Stony Brook

A review of the latest turn through the Mets’ starting rotation: Name Innings Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Quality Start? (Starts/QS) Matt Harvey (2-4) 5.2 8 3(3) 4 2 4.76 1.56 No (6/1) Steven Matz (4-1) 7.2 2 0(0) 8 0 2.83 1.19 Yes (5/4) Jacob deGrom (3-1) 5.0 8 […]

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The Z Files: 5 Takeaways From Mets 5-3 Loss to Padres

An article by posted on May 6, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: 5 Takeaways From Mets 5-3 Loss to Padres

San Diego Padres starter Colin Rea took a no-hitter against the New York Mets into the seventh with two outs until Yoenis Cespedes hit a single opposite the defensive shift.  The Mets hit two home runs in the ninth inning but fell short, losing 5-3. Here are five takeaways from last night’s loss. 1.  Mets […]

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Do The Mets Have a Catching Problem?

An article by posted on May 5, 2016 0 Comments
Do The Mets Have a Catching Problem?

Is this situation from 2015 or 2016?  Travis d’Arnaud suffers an injury that is going to keep him on the DL for an extended period of time. The Mets then turn to Kevin Plawecki, who just doesn’t hit. It’s like Groundhog Day except no one is laughing. When d’Arnaud is on the field, he’s a terrific catcher. […]

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The Z Files: How Steven Matz Dominated the Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 5, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: How Steven Matz Dominated the Atlanta Braves

The New York Mets made a cool, rainy day look beautiful, hitting four home runs en route to a 8-0 shellacking of the last place Atlanta Braves.  The Mets hit more home runs during this series than the Braves have all season. Steven Matz fell short of his first complete game shutout, dominating Braves hitters […]

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Is Lucas Duda Really Inconsistent?

An article by posted on May 5, 2016 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda Really Inconsistent?

It’s a common complaint in the Mets blogosphere: “Lucas Duda is good, but he’s too inconsistent.” But is it really true? For this little experiment, we’ll define consistency as the how reliable a player is at producing an OPS close to their average. Inconsistent players will be those who have great highs and terrible lows […]

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