Tag: Dave Hudgens

Mets In Danger Of Becoming MLB’s Worst Hitting Team

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets In Danger Of Becoming MLB’s Worst Hitting Team

With the Miami Marlins rolling into Citi Field tonight and the memory of their sweep over the Mets still fresh in our minds, here is some added incentive for the Mets to come out swinging this evening. Entering tonight’s contest, the Mets are hitting .228 as a team, baseball’s second-worst average. The only team worse […]

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Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

The Mets have just two legitimate major league hitters in their lineup; David Wright and Daniel Murphy. When the two of them are hot and the Mets get a good pitching performance, the odds are pretty good that they will gut out a win and perhaps even reel off a five game winning streak. But […]

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Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Ike Davis about what some believe to be the main culprit in his prolonged slump at the plate; the pronounced hand drop as the ball is being released by the pitcher. “I’ve always wanted to stop my hands from dropping,” Davis told Carig. “But I’ve always swung like that. Obviously, it’s not […]

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Featured Post: Seeking A Villain For The Mets’ Hitting Woes

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Seeking A Villain For The Mets’ Hitting Woes

An incredible 46 strikeouts in the Mets’ last four games… Hmmm. Let’s see, whom can we blame? I know, lets blame batting coach Dave Hudgens and his approach to work the count, be selective, and get a pitch and drive it. That’s it, his approach is wrong. It is why they are striking out so many times. […]

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Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

Now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I was wondering how the rest of the Mets blogosphere was reacting to Spin-Gate and was surprised to find little to nothing about it on MetsBlog or anywhere else for that matter. Could it be I’m just overreacting? It wouldn’t be the first time… However I […]

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30. But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on […]

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Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is […]

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Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

After last night’s invigorating 2-0 shutout victory over the Nationals. Terry Collins said  he would not move Lucas Duda from the No. 6 slot to the cleanup spot in the batting order. Despite Ike Davis’ Feats of Strength (I thought Festivus was in December) on Friday night when he and Duda each slugged a pair of home runs, […]

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Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

MURPHY UPDATE: Daniel Murphy, who has been down with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side and was reportedly a week to ten days away from playing in a game, is making progress. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering the injury and he could be […]

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A Review Of Dave Hudgens, Mets Hitting Approach, Results

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
A Review Of Dave Hudgens, Mets Hitting Approach, Results

I probably wasn’t the only person frustrated last year watching Kirk Nieuwenhuis, or Lucas Duda, or Ike Davis appearing to take fat pitches down the middle of the plate only to see them swing at a breaking pitch in the dirt or a fastball at eye level. On several notable occasions Keith Hernandez himself went […]

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