Lucas Duda fully understands the lay of the land in Flushing these days, and knows his hold on an everyday job at first base in 2014 is tenuous at best. While he feels he has done enough to be considered as an every-day player by Sandy Alderson, he understands the decision ultimately lies in the hands of his GM. “I really don’t have a say in the matter,” Duda told Mike Kerwick of the Bergen Record. […]
Mets (72-85) at Reds (90-68) • 12:35 PM RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3, 5.52) vs. RHP Mat Latos (14-6, 3.23) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Justin Turner – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Mike Baxter – RF Juan Centeno – C Wilfredo Tovar – SS Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP The Mets are 4-1 on their road trip which concludes today and are 7-3 in their last 10 […]
If there’s anything we’ve become good at these last four years it’s saying “just wait till 2014, 2015, etc.” More specifically, yet ironically lacking specifics, is that we generally say “We’re building for the future” and “Next year.” There’s always this concept of a Master Plan, or something resembling the religious concept of Intelligent Design–that Sandy Alderson has been building this team from the farm up, evolving our philosophies, shifting our statistical focus, and player […]
Mets (71-85) at Reds (90-67) • 7:10 p.m. LHP Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Juan Lagares CF Mike Baxter RF Travis d’Arnaud C Wilfredo Tovar SS Jon Niese P The Mets lost the game in extras last night as possible future Met Choo had the walk-off hit. Jon Niese gets the nod for the Amazin’s tonight. He is 7-8 over 22 […]
Mets (71-84) at Reds (89-67) • 7:10 p.m. RHP Aaron Harang (5-12, 5.69) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (5-2, 3.02) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., LF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, 1B Andrew Brown RF Juan Lagares CF Travis d’Arnaud C Omar Quintanilla SS Aaron Harang, P Wilfredo Tovar became the ninth Met to make his major league debut this year for the club on Sunday against the Phillies. He had two hits, the game-tying RBI in the seventh […]
This week in Mets baseball: not too shabby! Barely scraping out a win with 4 runs in the 9th, the Mets avoided what would have been a sweep against San Francisco to start the week. Determined to end divisional play on a positive note, they promptly swept the Phillies in three games (thanks in part to the rain) to regain the slightest lead for third place. As the season dwindles down to its final days, […]
Carlos Torres turned in yet another strong start for the Mets today, going six innings and allowing just two runs, en route to a 4-3 victory over the Phillies. Hell, it’s always a good feeling when we sweep the Phillies. Dominic Brown had a hand in both Philadelphia runs off Torres, scoring the first one on a Kevin Frandsen double and driving in the second one with an RBI single in the bottom of the […]
Lucas Duda (.232/.351/.426) and Matt den Dekker (.245/.315/.326) might be playing Winter Ball this offseason, according to ESPN New York. Woo freaking hoo… If either of these two players are starting players for us in 2014, I may just puke. We have to stop settling for mediocrity and insist on better quality players for this team. Aside from Daniel Murphy and David Wright, none of our position players would be playing everyday for most major league […]
Mets at Phillies • 7:05 PM RHP Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.47) vs. RHP Tyler Cloyd (2-5, 5.06) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Matt den Dekker – RF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP The Mets and Phillies play game two this evening after the Mets pulled within one game of a tie for third place in the […]
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