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NL East Report

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

Atlanta Braves: (62-46; Leader) The Braves took two of three from the Mets and beat Tim Lincecum and the Giants last night. The Braves will continue their series with the Giants this weekend. The Braves will retire Tom Glavine’s number 47 tonight. Philadelphia Phillies: (60-48; -2) The Phillies placed Ryan Howard on the DL and […]

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Nolan Ryan – A Mets Alum Who Is Still Pitching

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I’m a writer who is partial to pitchers – first was Sandy Koufax and the current is Johan Santana. I don’t have any reason for my choices or maybe it’s just that most of these guys strive for perfection from themselves – hoping that the rest of the team is paying attention. Some pitchers rule […]

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Fernando Martinez: The Prospect Who Became Suspect

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Michael Salfino of SNY.tv wrote an interesting article yesterday on the Mets former number one prospect, Fernando Martinez. In it he chronicles the decline of F-Mart’s prospect status over the years, but is not yet ready to count him out. Since 2007, he’s moved down on Baseball America’s Top 100 list from the 20th to […]

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Mets Myths – Part 1

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In light of this past week’s horrific disappointments, I would like to dedicate my next couple of articles outlining some things that I consider “Mets Myths”.  I hate to say it, but even when this team looked great in June, the following fears have lingered, and I now feel like they can no longer be […]

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The Untouchables

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Almost as predictable as the Mets falling short in the wins column these days is the projected fall-out that occurs after each loss.  Every beat writer or sports news outlet is trying to find the scapegoat.  I find that laughable, since I believe Jerry Manuel, Howard Johnson or Omar Minaya are symptoms of a larger […]

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R.A. Dickey: Nobody Could Have Predicted This

An article by posted on August 5, 2010 0 Comments

While taking a look at Mike Pelfrey’s overall 2010 stats this morning, I came across some interesting data as I compared him to the other starters in the Mets rotation. I compiled the following chart on Baseball Reference, so that you could see who fits where in several different pitching categories among the Mets’ top four starters. Pos […]

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Slip Sliding Away…

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In 24 hours the Mets went from one of their best wins of the year, to one of their worst wins of the year. Last night’s loss was a comedy of errors alright, but for most Mets fans it was just another agonizing and embarrassing loss. How many times have we seen this team crack under […]

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Pelfrey Pummeled, Mets Lose 8-3

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Mike Pelfrey was ineffective yet again today, and the Mets lost the game and the series to the Braves, falling today 8-3. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey was hit hard today, not even making it out of the fifth inning. Big Pelf was a Big Letdown today, giving up five runs, with only three being earned […]

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Are We Living On Borrowed Time With David Wright?

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It was a good day. We scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to defeat Montreal 5-4, reached .500 and now trailed the first place Phillies by just 3. Orber Moreno picked up the W in relief and Braden Looper collected his 20th save. Batting 7th that day was a rookie 3bman named […]

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David Wright: We Didn’t Do Anything Right

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“It’s disappointing in how we played,” third baseman David Wright said. “We didn’t really do anything right tonight, and that’s troublesome because it was a big game for us, the ability to take two out of three from the first-place team.” The loss really set the Mets back last night, and they now find themselves […]

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