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Matz and Syndergaard Have Been Baseball’s Best 1-2 Punch

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Matz and Syndergaard Have Been Baseball’s Best 1-2 Punch

We are almost two months into the season and, as always, people have begun taking a look at the statistics and leader-boards. As such, several writers have taken a crack at announcing who they think is the “Best 1-2 Combo” or “Best 1-2 Punch” at the top of rotation around the major leagues. I have […]

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Can Mets’ Offense Live By Home Runs Alone?

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Can Mets’ Offense Live By Home Runs Alone?

After a weekend sweep of the Brewers and a series win against the rival Nationals, it looks safe to say that things are getting back to normal in Metsville. However, last week’s losing skid brings the elephant in the room front and center. The Mets cannot continue to rely on the home run to win […]

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MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

Outside of some Volvos, the odd Audi, VW, and occasional Ford, five cylinder engines are not the most common propulsion devices in the automotive world. In baseball, however, a five man corps has become the accepted standard for modern-day starting rotations. In both of these cases, if a component- either cylinder or starter, misfires consistently, […]

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The Z Files: Matt Harvey’s Subtle Pitching Flaw

An article by posted on May 25, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Matt Harvey’s Subtle Pitching Flaw

During last night’s SNY broadcast, SNY showed Matt Harvey’s opposing batting average broken down by number of times through the opposing team’s lineup: First time through the lineup:  .243 Second time through the lineup:  .284 Third time through the lineup:  .510 This pattern continued last night as the Washington Nationals hit two home runs their […]

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Poll: What Are Your Expectations For Harvey Tonight?

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Poll: What Are Your Expectations For Harvey Tonight?

Though not an orphan, and named Matt as opposed to Pip, some people have some lofty, if not Great Expectations for the Dark Knight this evening in our nation’s capital. Much speculation surrounds how the resolution of Harvey pitching this game came to pass. Obviously, this evening’s game comes on the heels of the worst start […]

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Week 9 Mets Pitching Review: Familia A Perfect 15-For-15

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Week 9 Mets Pitching Review: Familia A Perfect 15-For-15

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Name InningsThe Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Quality Start? Matt Harvey (3-6) 2.2 8 9(6) 2 2 5.77 1.66 No (9/3) Steven Matz (3-1) 7.0 3 2(2) 8 1 2.81 1.06 Yes (7/6) Jacob deGrom (3-1) 5.0 5 4(4) 7 […]

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Jonathan Lucroy Should Be A Priority

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Jonathan Lucroy Should Be A Priority

With the unfortunate developments on first baseman Lucas Duda not looking rosy for the New York Mets for the next several weeks, the talk has been on whom among the in-house options could fill in during his absence. The usual suspects have been mentioned, Eric Campbell, Wilmer Flores upon his return from his own DL […]

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The Dark Knight Will Rise Again

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Dark Knight Will Rise Again

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is still frustrated over his recent pitching struggles, but told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that he can solve his issues on the mound rather than skipping a start. “For me, taking time off isn’t going to do anything. It’s finding it on the mound,” Harvey said. “I’m not a quitter. […]

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The Mets Bullpen Has Been MLB’s Best

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Bullpen Has Been MLB’s Best

The Mets bullpen is off to a great start in 2016. Just how good has it been, and is it for real? The answers: 1) very good, and 2) yes. It feels like a lifetime since the Mets bullpen was a strength in a year that mattered but, believe it or not, the Mets bullpen […]

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The Z Files: Bartolo Colon’s Secret Sauce

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Bartolo Colon’s Secret Sauce

The New York Mets maintained their Major League team lead in home runs belting three more (David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker) during their 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. During the bottom of the first inning, the Nationals strung together three straight singles, two of which were seeing eye ground ball singles through […]

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