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Carlos Beltran Belts Home Run #400, Does Hall of Fame Beckon?

An article by posted on May 16, 2016 0 Comments
Carlos Beltran Belts Home Run #400, Does Hall of Fame Beckon?

Carlos Beltran joined some rare company on Sunday afternoon, as his sixth inning two-run home run was also the 400th homer of his potential Hall of Fame career. Beltran, 39, joins a short list of switch-hitters who have 400 home runs in their career. Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Mickey Mantle, and eventual inductee Chipper […]

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Now Pinch-Hitting For The Mets… Noah Syndergaard?

An article by posted on May 14, 2016 0 Comments
Now Pinch-Hitting For The Mets… Noah Syndergaard?

Manager Terry Collins made a very interesting comment about how he’ll use potential pinch-hitters in late game situations. No it wasn’t about Eric Campbell or Alejandro De Aza, the talk was about using one of his starting pitchers in such a role late in the game. Collins noted that there had been roughly five instances this […]

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Harvey Still Ineffective In Middle Innings, His Next Start Comes Against Nationals

An article by posted on May 14, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Still Ineffective In Middle Innings, His Next Start Comes Against Nationals

After a strong outing against the Padres, the middle innings came back to haunt Matt Harvey again, making for a miserable 5-2 loss for the Mets at Colorado’s cavernous Coors Field. The Mets bats that were muted by Clayton Kershaw on Thursday, barely made a peep off of Rockies rookie right-hander, Jon Gray, who unlike Harvey, […]

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Negative Reaction: Chase Utley Had His Way With The Mets

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Negative Reaction: Chase Utley Had His Way With The Mets

After countless articles about how the Mets would retaliate against second basemen Chase Utley once they’d meet again, including lot’s of tough talk from half of the players in the Mets clubhouse, the just completed four game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles ended without even a whimper. Before the series, Kristie Ackert of […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Another Series Split in LA

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Another Series Split in LA

3 Up 1. Magnificent Matz Steven Matz was sharp yet again in the series opener on Monday night, pitching six strong innings and allowing just six hits and two runs. Matz is now 5-1 on the year, and since he surrendered seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in his first outing of the year, Matz […]

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Scott Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Matt Harvey Extension

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Scott Boras: Mets Have Not Discussed Matt Harvey Extension

Here’s a quick update to this article. On Thursday, agent Scott Boras told Matt Ehalt of  NorthJersey.com that the Mets have not reached out to him about a possible extension deal for Matt Harvey, who can become a free agent after the 2018 season. “I always leave it up to the teams to approach us about […]

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The Z Files: Mets Hitters Need Better Approach At The Plate

An article by posted on May 12, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Mets Hitters Need Better Approach At The Plate

Noah Syndergaard went back to little league accounting for all of the New York Mets four runs batted in and narrowly throwing a complete game.  Unfortunately, the Mets had viable opportunities to score more runs but continue searching for timely base hits. Situational Hitting Situational hitting is the adjustment or strategy in a batters approach […]

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Amazins’ Show Depth and Flair in LA

An article by posted on May 12, 2016 0 Comments
Amazins’ Show Depth and Flair in LA

On a night where several players were banged up and the 2nd place Nationals put on a show with Max Scherzer‘s 20 strikeout game, the Mets proved sturdy and had a pitcher of their own steal a show. Noah Syndergaard carried the Mets to a thrilling victory over the Dodgers in LA on Wednesday night, […]

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The Z Files: Robles’ Fateful Pitch To Trayce Thompson

An article by posted on May 11, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Robles’ Fateful Pitch To Trayce Thompson

Jacob deGrom settled in after allowing two runs on two doubles and a sacrifice fly during the first inning but the New York Mets eventually lost 3-2 on a walk-off home run by Trayce Thompson off Hansel Robles in the bottom of the ninth inning. Hansel Robles Pitch Selection & Movement Prior to Thompson’s home […]

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How Strasburg Deal Impacts Harvey

An article by posted on May 11, 2016 0 Comments
How Strasburg Deal Impacts Harvey

Watching Stephen Strasburg pitch on Monday night, part of the Monday Night Baseball telecast on ESPN, he wasn’t as sharp against the Detroit Tigers as he had been against his previous two opponents, the Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals. But to quote rapper Jay Z, Strasburg has “99 problems” but a new […]

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