Tag: hitting

3 Up 3 Down: Mets Win First Series Out of Break in Philly

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Win First Series Out of Break in Philly

3 Up 1. Juan Steps Up Juan Lagares filled in beautifully for the injured Yoenis Cespedes, starting in all three games this weekend, while collecting three hits, including a homerun, a triple, and two RBI. He got things started for the Mets with his solo shot in the opener on Friday night. Lagares is now […]

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Mets Recall Michael Conforto From Las Vegas, Option Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on July 17, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Recall Michael Conforto From Las Vegas, Option Brandon Nimmo

The New York Mets announced that they have recalled Michael Conforto from Triple-A Las Vegas and have optioned outfielder Brandon Nimmo back to the minors. Conforto, 23, is due to rejoin the Mets for the series opener against the Cubs in Chicago on Monday. While getting plenty of playing time in right field, Conforto batted […]

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Kelly Johnson Homers Late As Mets Beat Braves 1-0 In Extras

An article by posted on June 25, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Homers Late As Mets Beat Braves 1-0 In Extras

The New York Mets (40-33) defeated the Atlanta Braves (25-49) by a score of 1-0 tonight at Turner Field. With the win and a Nationals loss, the Mets now find themselves just 2.0 games out of first place. Pitching: Jacob deGrom toed the rubber for the Mets tonight, and pitched another gutsy performance, but was […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Mets Sweep Two Game Series Against WS Foe

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Sweep Two Game Series Against WS Foe

3 Up 1. The Bullpen Coming into the opener on Tuesday night against the Royals, the Mets bullpen never could have anticipated the relief they would have to provide in it. Just four pitches into the game, starter Bartolo Colon took a ball right back at him, hitting him in the thumb. Colon would have […]

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Whither Kevin Long?

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Whither Kevin Long?

We are all well familiar by now with the frustration of watching this Mets’ offense.  The home run numbers are extremely high, the runs scored extremely low.  And, oh, that ghastly average with runners in scoring position – worst in all of baseball.  It has reached the point where one almost dreads seeing the bases […]

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The Mets Need To Hit “More” Homeruns

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Need To Hit “More” Homeruns

Let’s start with the obvious.  In each and every at-bat, the optimal result is the homerun.  One through nine, you want each and every one of your batters to hit a homerun each and every time at the plate.  That’s not always going to happen.  As a result, you are going to have to build […]

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David Freese Is A Good Fit IF He’s Available

An article by posted on June 10, 2016 0 Comments
David Freese Is A Good Fit IF He’s Available

Despite the Pirates being in the thick of the Wild Card race, and there being no reason to expect for them to drop out of the race, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball wrote that the Pirates could be willing to part with David Freese at the trade deadline.  Heyman believes Freese would be a nice fit […]

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MLB Draft: Mets Select First Baseman Peter Alonso In Second Round

An article by posted on June 10, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Draft: Mets Select First Baseman Peter Alonso In Second Round

The New York Mets have selected first baseman Peter Alonso out of the University of Florida with the 64th overall pick in the 2016 first-year player draft. The 21-year old right-handed slugger has seen his stock climb in recent weeks. His improved contact rate and plus raw power makes him very attractive. More likely to stick at […]

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Michael Conforto Refuses To Let Slump Shake His Confidence

An article by posted on June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Refuses To Let Slump Shake His Confidence

To say that Michael Conforto had a rough day on Wednesday, would be an understatement. The young outfielder went 0-6 while stranding four runners on base and striking out four times. Not only has Conforto been held hitless in his last 14 at-bats, but he has looked flat-out perplexed at the plate. However, Conforto feels […]

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Syndergaard, Collins Ejected For Throwing Behind Utley (Updated)

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard, Collins Ejected For Throwing Behind Utley (Updated)

Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the 3rd inning against the Dodgers for throwing a 1-0 pitch behind the back of Chase Utley. An infuriated Terry Collins was also ejected. The pitch did not hit him. Before leaving the game, Syndergaard had thrown just 34 pitches in 2.1 innings, allowing two hits and striking out three, […]

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Live From Tradition Field: Thoughts On St. Lucie Mets Prospects

An article by posted on May 28, 2016 0 Comments
Live From Tradition Field: Thoughts On St. Lucie Mets Prospects

It was Military Appreciation Day at Tradition Field on Thursday night and I was one of the lucky ones who was able to make it out to Port St. Lucie to watch the St. Lucie Mets defeat the Charlotte Stone Crabs 2-0.  The game was highlighted by solid pitching, speed and defense (yes, I know Luis […]

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