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The Z Files: Five Takeaways From Mets 5-3 Comeback Victory Over Nationals

An article by posted on September 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files: Five Takeaways From Mets 5-3 Comeback Victory Over Nationals

Three game series against National League East division rival Washington Nationals.  Three comeback wins.  Seven game lead in NL East division standings.  Two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for National League first round home field advantage, with possible second round home field if the St. Louis Cardinals are upset in the first round. The […]

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Comeback Kids: Mets Ready To Fight Until The Very Last Out

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Comeback Kids: Mets Ready To Fight Until The Very Last Out

“We’re in an enviable position” - Kelly Johnson They certainly are. Something special is going on in Queens. These Mets refuse to ever roll over and die when down by any amount. Who would think that for the third consecutive game against the team chasing them for the National League East pennant that they would come […]

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Morning Grind: Oh, How Sweep It Is!

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Morning Grind: Oh, How Sweep It Is!

After Stephen Strasburg absolutely dominated the Mets hitters all night on Wednesday, it seemed like 2-1 might be an insurmountable deficit. Strasburg was dealing right out of the gate, making the Mets look silly, striking out hitters left and right with his filthy hook that was falling right off the table. I should have known […]

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Goosebumps. So Many Goosebumps.

An article by posted on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
Goosebumps. So Many Goosebumps.

“This Mets team right now, it doesn’t matter who comes off the bench. Everyone contributes.” – Ron Darling. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. It is quite possible that, a year from now, I won’t be able to remember a specific, standout home run hit by Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, or Curtis Granderson […]

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10 Things To Know About Recent Mets Magical Run

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10 Things To Know About Recent Mets Magical Run

“I thought yesterday was pretty good. This was amazing. You keep going back to the word resiliency. This team never feels like it is out of a game. Teams give us an opportunity and leave the door open a little bit and we pounce and take advantage.” — David Wright With a six run seventh inning, […]

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A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

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A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

Logan Verrett will start for the Mets on Monday, in place of Matt Harvey in an effort to limit his innings before the playoffs. You may remember that Verrett tossed eight innings of one-run baseball in his last spot start, on August 23 in Colorado, so no need to panic. The Mets expect to pitch […]

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Amazin’ Again: This Was Never Supposed To Happen

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Amazin’ Again: This Was Never Supposed To Happen

This was never supposed to happen. The 2015 Washington Nationals are one year removed from a 96-win season and an NL East crown by 17.0 games. The Mets, meanwhile, could not muster 80 wins and tied for second place. The Nationals were the new kings of the NL East — and the Mets? Irrelevant for […]

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Tyler Clippard: Mets’ Secret Weapon Nats Wish They Still Had

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Tyler Clippard: Mets’ Secret Weapon Nats Wish They Still Had

Washington sure could have used their ex-bullpen specialist last night. In a thrilling Mets come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Nationals, it was their former pitcher Tyler Clippard who came into pitch a huge scoreless 8th inning to help preserve a crucial Mets win. Clippard may have been a little extra amped up before coming into […]

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Mets Pick Harvey Up After Tough Start, Unsure When He’ll Pitch Next

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Mets Pick Harvey Up After Tough Start, Unsure When He’ll Pitch Next

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey has 20 no-decisions during his career, 15 of them in which he allowed one earned run or less. He has picked up the Mets time and time again. While some might disagree with how he handled the fiasco Scott Boras dropped in his lap, what Harvey has done for this team cannot […]

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The Seventh Inning Question

An article by posted on September 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Seventh Inning Question

Following the return of Jenrry Mejia from a PED suspension that cost him 80 games , the Mets had every reason to expect that they had an important portion of their bullpen “bridge” available, at least for the balance of the regular season. With Jeurys Familia firmly entrenched as the team’s closer and a number […]

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What Constitutes “Being A Real Met”

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What Constitutes “Being A Real Met”

Get ready for this to stick, because this expression has until now only seemed only to apply to our hated crosstown rivals. A Real Met. For years, even Mets fans like me would engage ourselves in the debate of whether various performers for the evil empire possessed those intangible, mystical qualities that characterized them as […]

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