Between the Mets and the Jets today, nothing makes sense — and I’m happier than a kid in a candy store. The New York Mets pulled off an unlikely 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians through the strength of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Justin Turner, and Eric Young. …Yeah, what? Matsuzaka was masterful early, as he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning. He finished with six innings pitched and only one run allowed — a […]
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Turner Field • 12:10 PM RHP Dillon Gee (10-9, 3.63 ) vs RHP Kameron Loe (0-1, 10.12) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Andrew Brown – RF Lucas Duda – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Travis d’Arnaud – C Juan Lagares – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Thoughts from Joe D. After an 0-for-4 day batting cleanup, Andrew Brown is now batting third, while Josh […]
This had the feel of a real Mets game, guys — I do not know about you all, but I had an eerie feeling that the 1-0 score was never going to hold. The Mets were staked to a 1-0 lead after a Daniel Murphy RBI double in the top of the sixth, while Carlos Torres was completely in control through the first six innings of the game. Unfortunately, he ran into a little trouble […]
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Turner Field • 7:10 PM RHP Carlos Torres (3-2, 2.77) vs RHP Kris Medlen (11-12, 3.58) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Josh Satin – 3B Lucas Duda – 1B Travis d’Arnaud – C Juan Lagares – RF Matt den Dekker – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Carlos Torres – RHP The 3-4-5 spots offer a new surprise everyday it seems. Seeing Duda back at cleanup scares […]
Well, some days you’re the fly and some days… you’re the windshield. The Braves came to hit today and Daisuke Matsuzaka gave us a typical performance in the Mets’ 13-5 loss to the Braves. Atlanta got to Dice-K before he could even record an out when Freddie Freeman doubled in Justin Upton and Jordan Schafer. Just like that it was 2-0 in favor of the Braves, and they wouldn’t really look back. Matsuzaka helped himself out […]
Call me crazy, but… I’ve been thinking about the Mets upcoming offseason and wondering what the team will do to improve. They have two problems to address: 1. Not enough impact position players on the team, particularly in the power department. 2. Recapturing the interest of fans, or in other words, convincing fans that the team isn’t “all talk and no action.” Most of the free agent options discussed have drawbacks: Jacoby Ellsbury has an […]
Carlos Torres was locked in from the second this game started and seemed determined to prove that he deserved a spot in this rotation. Of course, if he pitches the way he did today on a consistent basis, it’d be hard to keep him out of it — even though he’s sort of landed in the role by default by now. With Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, and Matt Harvey all down with injury while Jacob […]
Phillies at Mets • 1:10 PM RHP Ethan Martin (2-2, 6.33) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (2-2. 2.96) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Andrew Brown – RF Lucas Duda – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Matt den Dekker – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Carlos Torres – RHP I didn’t expect Duda to get slotted at cleanup in his return to the lineup… Given the choices […]
Although Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game effectively with only one run through four innings, he racked up 90 pitches and burned out in the fifth inning where he was tagged for three runs before his departure. Matsuzaka was removed after 110 pitches, but only 66 of them were strikes. He walked four batters over his short time on the mound, contributing to his high pitch count and overall struggles Matsuzaka actually hit John Mayberry […]
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