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With D’Arnaud Nearing Return, Rivera Should Get Nod Over Plawecki As Backup

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
With D’Arnaud Nearing Return, Rivera Should Get Nod Over Plawecki As Backup

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is nearing his first game action since April 25.  He has been on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, and could finally begin a rehab assignment this weekend, putting him in line for a return next week. Yesterday, Matt Harvey may have turned his whole […]

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MMO Players Of The Week: A Switch-Hitter and A Southpaw

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Players Of The Week: A Switch-Hitter and A Southpaw

As we head into the warmer months on the schedule, the New York Mets are looking to heat up themselves, trying to navigate through some injuries and under-performing players. The bats have remained inconsistent from game-to-game, relying heavily on the long ball still, while Manager Terry Collins tries to get some of his veteran bats […]

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Week 10 Mets Pitching Review: Matz Keeps Rolling

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
Week 10 Mets Pitching Review: Matz Keeps Rolling

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 (3-7) 5.0 8 5(5) 1 2 6.08 1.69 No (10/3) Steven Matz (7-1) 8.0 4 0(0) 7 1 2.36 0.99 Yes (8/7) Jacob deGrom (3-1) 7.0 3 1(1) 7 […]

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Harvey Regains Rare Form In 1-0 Memorial Day Win

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Regains Rare Form In 1-0 Memorial Day Win

The Dark Knight finally saw some light at the end of the tunnel with a two hit 1-0 shutout over the wilting Chicago White Sox. It may not have been the better team from the Windy City, but this victory was shades of vintage Matt Harvey, and for the first time in 10 starts, he […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Super Joe, the Mets’ Everyman

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Super Joe, the Mets’ Everyman

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael R. Ebert Before the days of the Dark Knight, Thor and Captain America, the New York Mets had a different kind of superhero: Super Joe McEwing. Unlike today’s crop of blue-and-orange heroes, McEwing’s super power was not dominance. In fact, he wasn’t even a starter. Rather, he was a […]

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Neil Walker Continues To Mash Left-Handed Pitching

An article by posted on May 31, 2016 0 Comments
Neil Walker Continues To Mash Left-Handed Pitching

Prior to this year, one of the biggest knocks on Neil Walker was that even though he was a switch hitter, he oftentimes struggled from the right side of the plate. However, he’s put those criticisms to rest and is thriving as a right-handed hitter. Albeit in a smaller sample size, Walker, is batting to […]

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A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

An article by posted on May 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

Webster Dictionary defines a hero as a person who is admired for great, brave acts and/or fine qualities. Synonyms include idol, luminary, demigod, and paragon.  For me, I have a different set of synonyms to assign to my hero, Captain Jophiel Philips.  They include friend, teammate, and brother. After transferring from Hofstra University following his […]

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A Tale of Two Pitchers

An article by posted on May 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Pitchers

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Sports Illustrated called it “The most hyped pitching debut the game had ever seen.” Retailers couldn’t keep his jersey in stock due to demand. And when Stephen Strasburg made his debut the 21-year-old phenom did not disappoint. He compiled a 2.91 ERA. In […]

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How to Beat Clayton Kershaw

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
How to Beat Clayton Kershaw

Tonight, the Mets will square off against one of the game’s best in Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw. And as of now, there is much reason to believe that the southpaw is the best pitcher on the planet. Since 2013, he’s pitched to a 60-20 record with a pristine 1.87 ERA while striking out more than […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The Umpires Strike Back

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Umpires Strike Back

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Reilly The bases are loaded, with one out in the third inning and the Mets are down 3-1. Colorado’s Tony Wolters heads to the dugout after striking out. Not so fast, says home plate umpire Carlos Torres. You foul tipped it… A double and four runs later, the hole […]

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Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh, Burns Mets With Two Homer, Five RBI Night

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh, Burns Mets With Two Homer, Five RBI Night

Retaliation for a player who is no longer on their roster took an ugly turn on Saturday when the targeted Chase Utley tagged the Mets relief pitchers for five RBI’s. On his first trip back to Citi Field since his vicious slide broke the leg of Ruben Tejada, Utley has been a marked man who […]

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