Daniel Murphy’s college coach called him Joe Lunchpail; a blue collar guy who, for his age, “… knows as much about hitting as anybody out there,” said Terry Alexander, Jacksonville University Dolphins. “He wants to take it to a science.” Murphy hit .317 during the month of May, including 10 doubles. He is second in the league in two-base hits. New York Post beat writer Mike Puma adds this impressive stat: Murphy had 12 two-out […]
Updated with thoughts by Joe D. on 5/31 When Terry Collins removed Dillon Gee in the eighth inning last night after registering one out, I like everyone else who were interacting on Twitter busted a gasket. Here was Gee, pitching the game of his life and in the midst of retiring 15 consecutive batters – including the last five via a strikeout – and Collins decided to pull him despite only throwing 88 pitches to that […]
In stunning fashion, Dillon Gee and the New York Mets beat the New York Yankees by the score of 3-1 tonight at Yankee Stadium to complete their first ever Subway Series sweep. Wow, what a performance by Dillon Gee who pitched the game of his life tonight against the Yankees. The righthander held the Bronx Bombers to just one run on four hits, walked none, and struck out a career high 12 batters in 7.1 […]
Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Rick Ankiel – CF John Buck – C Ike Davis – 1B Matt Harvey – RHP Subway Series Notes Terry Collins told reporters today at Citi Field that he is unlikely to use Bobby Parnell tonight. Collins said, “after the game last night, I thought he might need a day. He’s iffy at best.” Relievers […]
I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in the near future. It turns out […]
Jon Niese started and despite not having his best stuff, he cruised through five scoreless innings. But then in the top of the sixth, centerfielder Brett Gardner tagged him for a leadoff triple and came around to score when Jayson Nix singled him home in the next at-bat for the first run of the game. After Niese’s second single of the game, Brett Garner made a great leaping catch to rob Daniel Murphy of a two-run […]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York posted an info-graphic from Baseball Tonight that showed a breakdown on this season’s Mets payroll commitments. The $22.3 million includes the $18,125,000 owed to Jason Bay and the $3M for his 2014 buyout. Basically, we have less than half of our total payroll on the field, much like we saw during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Unfortunately, the Mets are no stranger to this phenomenon. It doesn’t really hit you […]
The Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the eight inning to cap off a 4-2 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves to salvage the third game of the series and avoid getting swept. Shaun Marcum started for the Mets and was dealing in what was his best start of the season for the Mets. Marcum held the Braves scoreless through six innings before Dan Uggla tagged him for a two-run homer in the […]
Nothing seems to be going right for the Mets. The team is 10 games under .500, the first baseman is batting .147 and virtually no one is showing up to Citi Field. It seems that every time the Mets fall behind, the game is over. Sure, the team has had a few exciting late-game wins, but there is very little fight right now. One issue that has hindered the team is giving up three or […]
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