To my dearest fellow Mets fans. I have been a Mets fan my entire life. I have bled blue and orange for that team in Queens since the day I was born. I am not what one would call a “fair weather fan”, I have stayed to the very last out of 14-2 butt whoopings on the road because I believe in my team (or I’m delusional, which ever suits the situation). I do not […]
You have to score runs in order to win games, but you also need to pitch. Which Mets teams since 1980 have been the best at run prevention? Let’s take a look-see, shall we? Runs Allowed Per Game 1988 532 runs 3.32 1985 568 runs 3.51 1986 578 runs 3.57 1989 585 runs 3.61 1990 613 runs 3.78 1998 645 runs 3.98 1991 […]
Baseball historians will say that Dwight Gooden‘s first three seasons in the major leagues were some of the best by a young pitcher in the game’s history. Gooden took the mound 99 times from 1984 to 1986, going 58-19 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 35 complete games, 13 shutouts and 744 strikeouts – reaching 200 or more strikeouts in each season. But after off-the-field problems came to light prior to the 1987 campaign, Gooden […]
The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting on the advice of several baseball people from outside the organization, the first decision the new owners made was to hire […]
Prior to his start on May 30 against the Yankees, Dillon Gee was on the verge of losing his place in the starting rotation. The Texas native was 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA and was hearing Zack Wheeler‘s footsteps as the über-prospect was just weeks away from being called up for his first taste of big league action. But everything changed for Gee with that late-May start at Yankee Stadium. Gee pitched into the eighth […]
It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same regular season. According to the Wall Street Journal, All-Star starters have only matched up twice before, both in the World […]
I just now caught the following tweet from Adam Rubin: ESPN Stats & Info: Most Starts Allowing 1 or Fewer Runs 2013: Matt Harvey 14 Felix Hernandez 13 Clayton Kershaw 12 Patrick Corbin 12 — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 8, 2013 It was a memorable Wednesday night for Matt Harvey and after all he has done already in his amazing start to his career, it was almost hard to fathom that he had not yet tossed a shutout or […]
Matt Harvey made his major league debut one year ago today on July 26, 2012 at Arizona. (Pictured above) Since his debut, he holds the following ranks in the majors: fifth-most strikeouts (227); third-best ERA (2.38); second-best WHIP (0.97); the second-lowest H/9 (6.23) and baserunners/9 (8.94). Harvey has appeared in 30 games (all starts) and has the lowest ERA (2.38) and WHIP (0.97) in franchise history after his first 30 games. His 2.38 ERA is the lowest mark for any pitcher since 1921, […]
The Mets started began the second half of the season by winning two of three against the Philadelphia Phillies. Things got off to a rough start on Friday night, as the Phillies beat the tar out of the Mets, but things got better for the orange and blue behind the two young pitchers of the future. Here are the 3N3 from this past weekend. Matt-Tastic: With the series tied at a game a piece, All […]
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