Tag: Dwight Gooden

Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Stay Patient and Continue To Trust Sandy

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 […]

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The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
The 10 Best Mets Pitching Staffs Since 1980

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   […]

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Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Doc Gooden Was Great After He Stopped Being Great

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 […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 47 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

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 […]

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Featured Post: Dillon Gee Has Pitched His Way Into An Exclusive Club

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Dillon Gee Has Pitched His Way Into An Exclusive Club

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 […]

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Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

An article by posted on August 24, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

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 […]

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Last Night, Matt Harvey Took Another Big Step In His Evolution

An article by posted on August 8, 2013 0 Comments
Last Night, Matt Harvey Took Another Big Step In His Evolution

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 […]

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Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

An article by posted on July 26, 2013 0 Comments
Happy Anniversary To Matt Harvey Who Debuted One Year Ago Today

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) […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: Fillet of Phils Edition

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: Fillet of Phils Edition

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 […]

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Where’s Jerry Koosman AND Ed Kranepool?

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 0 Comments
Where’s Jerry Koosman AND Ed Kranepool?

That’s the cover of this year’s Mets Media Guide. I was taking a look at it this morning and thought I spotted a curious omission. Before you read any further, take a look and see if you can spot it too… Here is who is featured on the cover starting at the top and going […]

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Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

An article by posted on July 16, 2013 57 Comments
Cheering For Dwight Gooden… Again

I was 12 years old in the summer of 1978 when I heard the coolest news ever… My friend Lee called and told me he’d heard from a friend of a friend who knew where Mets second baseman Doug Flynn lived. And it was just down the street from me! True, this wasn’t Jerry Koosman or Steve […]

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