Tag: Daniel Murphy

Shut Up With The “Moneyball Mets”!

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

I came across a piece yesterday (linked by Craig Lerner in his article) by Dave Lennon of Newsday that caught my eye. Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, the answer to that question is yes, as they have climbed to the top of the National League in targeted offensive categories […]

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If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
If At “First” You Don’t Succeed…Get Depth

There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.”  But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.”  John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem!  Throw Todd Zeile there.  Mo Vaughn hasn’t […]

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Mets Fall 9 Back In Wild Card After 4-1 Loss To Braves

An article by posted on August 6, 2011 0 Comments

  R.A. Dickey pitched seven quality innings, but Tim Hudson held the Mets in check in their 4-1 loss. Game Notes R.A. Dickey had another great outing that was marred by an inability for his offense to score runs for him. Dickey went seven, giving up two runs on five hits, walking none and striking […]

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Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

An article by posted on August 2, 2011 0 Comments
Maybe Defense IS Important: The Downfall of the Mets

From the beginning of the season, defense had seemed to be a big question, but one the Mets front office seemed to ignore for the sake of offense. While the offense has been good if not great this season, the runs the defense has cost the Mets is definitely showing differential in the pitchers FIP, […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 17)

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 17)

This week was without a doubt filled with emotion and high sentiment for anyone who really cares about the Mets. Carlos Beltran wore his uniform with pride and played with real talent out there, and there’s not much else to be said now that hasn’t already been said about the man. It’s time to move […]

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Parnell Blows Mets Comeback In 3-2 Loss To Nats

An article by posted on July 31, 2011 0 Comments

Jonathon Niese went five and one-third innings, and Bobby Parnell ruined a comeback attempt in their 3-2 loss against the Nationals Game Notes Jonathon Niese looked very good for five innings, and then came unraveled in the sixth, allowing three straight doubles. Jonathon’s final line was five and one-third innings, allowing two runs on eight […]

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Daniel Murphy Can Flat Out Rake

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

In Monday night’s thrilling 4-2 defeat of the Reds, we were reminded yet again just how much Daniel Murphy has evolved as a hitter. With his two doubles, including his two-run scoring double in the 7th, Murphy now sits just four doubles behind teammate Carlos Beltran for the National League lead. Quietly, the young 26-year-old utility man has […]

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Daniel Murphy, Doubles Machine

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Doubles Machine

Most of the news surrounding the Mets these days start with “Carlos Beltran this” or “Carlos Beltran that”.  In fact, there have been so many posts all over the blogosphere about the Mets’ soon-to-be-traded rightfielder (such as this one and this other one.  Both were decent pieces, but the latter post was a little too […]

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Wright On Time, Pelfrey Struggles, Mets Win 7-6

An article by posted on July 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright On Time, Pelfrey Struggles, Mets Win 7-6

Mike Pelfrey had another mixed outing, and the return of David Wright helped the Mets in their 7-6 win against the Marlins Game Notes Mike Pelfrey had yet another uneven outing, but this one was marred by control issues and some bad defense. Mike went six innings, allowing four runs on five hits, walking four […]

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Game Recap: Reyes Return Ignites Offense, Izzy Notches Save In 4-2 Win

An article by posted on July 20, 2011 0 Comments
Game Recap: Reyes Return Ignites Offense, Izzy Notches Save In 4-2 Win

The return of Jose Reyes and big hits from Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan, in addition to a great start from Dillon Gee secured the Mets a win, 4-2 against the Cardinals Game Notes Dillon Gee went out, and in his first start since the All-Star break, pitched a gem. Gee went seven innings, allowing two […]

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