Tag: bullpen

Pelfrey & The Pen Fail, Mets Lose 10-3

An article by posted on 29/04/2011 42 Comments

Mike Pelfrey was atrocious today, and the bullpen wasn’t much better in the 10-3 loss to the Phillies. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey went out today, and looked good to decent for the first three innings, then completely fell apart in the fifth. Pelfrey went four and one-third innings giving up four runs on eight hits […]

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I Sense A Big Shake-Up This Week, Some Heads Will Roll

An article by posted on 16/04/2011 0 Comments

It’s taxing times for a beleaguered Mets team these days, but there’s no rest for the weary as they get set to play a doubleheader for the second time in three days. The Mets even tried unsuccessfully to get MLB to intervene and overrule the Braves decision to play two games today, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Atlanta is […]

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How About We Throw Some Strikes?

An article by posted on 14/04/2011 0 Comments

On the whole, baseball is a simple game. The pitcher takes the ball and throws it over the plate, while the batter either watches it go by, puts the ball in play or swings and misses. Pretty simple, right? Well, our beloved Mets have of course found a way to skew the most basic facet […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Revolving Doors, Sour Grapes and Whipping Posts

An article by posted on 13/04/2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: the broken bullpen, Sick Bay, and other feeble thoughts. The best way to fix the Mets bullpen is to remove the door from it’s hinges. That will make it easier for the relievers to enter the field. And it would be more practical too! After all, it’s been like […]

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The Mets Are In Trouble

An article by posted on 12/04/2011 0 Comments

The New York Mets are in serious trouble. Any fan watching the early games could have told you that, though. However, they are in worse shape than I ever thought they’d be in. Through the first ten games, their pitching as a whole has been absolutely horrendous. I’m not going to lie and say I […]

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Foundations of Success – Part 3 – The Pitchers

An article by posted on 06/04/2011 0 Comments

In the third part of this series, the focus will be placed on the hurlers. After the manager has made his decisions, and his hitters have reacted, he has to control the pitching staff. A managers logic and feel for how exactly his pitchers may feel on a certain day or knowing how to utilize […]

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The Foundations Of Success – Part One – The Manager

An article by posted on 04/04/2011 0 Comments

Many teams have built their successes on numerous factors. Some teams have prided themselves on strong pitching, others on strong hitting, some on great benches and some on great managers who know how to utilize their players in any situation. Due to the fact the Alderson regime has yet to draft, I cannot speak upon […]

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Izzy To Stay In Extended Spring Training For Two More Weeks

An article by posted on 30/03/2011 0 Comments

In a decision that is somewhat a surprise with the recent announcement of adding Blaine Boyer to the Mets’ bullpen, Jason Isringhausen has agreed to spend two more weeks in extended spring training to build his arm strength. “I’ve come this far, another two weeks is not going to kill me…” Isringhausen told reporters” For […]

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And Then There Was One…The Almost Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on 28/03/2011 0 Comments

With today’s news that Luis Hernandez, Nick Evans and Pat Misch were placed on waivers, the opening day roster is essentially in place, with the last bench spot expected to be going to newly minted super-utility man Daniel Murphy. The last expected bullpen slot is a footrace between Blaine Boyer, who appears to have a […]

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Izzy Could Go To Extended Spring Training?

An article by posted on 26/03/2011 0 Comments

As we all know, Izzy (Jason Isringhausen) is on his way back from an elbow injury.  With about 1 spot left in the bullpen, (with Sandy Alderson saying that Pedro Beato will probably make the roster) some are wondering if he will even make the bullpen.  Well, it may still be a possibility.  According to Mike Puma of […]

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