Tag: hitting

Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

An article by posted on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young’s Costly Flub Snaps Mets 3-Game Win Streak

May 31 Credit outfielder Chris Young for manning up and owning his mistake after he dropped a routine flyball in right that cost the Mets the game. “It was just a ‘flub up,’” Young said. “I was talking to a couple of my teammates inside. It was like I’m looking dead at it, the ball’s […]

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MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

Travis d’Arnaud returned to the lineup on Thursday night after a nearly two week absence due to concussion like symptoms after being struck on the helmet by a backswing off the bat of Alfonso Soriano. D’Arnaud, now 25, went 0-for-4 and grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in a continuation of the hitting […]

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Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed […]

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More Mets Static

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
More Mets Static

It was almost miraculous. I turned on WOR coming home from watching Darin Gorski throw a masterful two-hit, complete game in Binghamton and the reception was crystal clear. Learning Jacob deGrom had left the game with a 2-0 lead I was elated. First Rafael Montero‘s 10 strikeout performance and now deGrom, both pitching like the […]

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Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Hints Collins Is Safe… For Now…

Monday’s firing of Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens clearly placed manager Terry Collins on the hot seat despite assurances from Sandy Alderson that he was safe. “I think this is in response to a specific situation,” Alderson said when asked about Collins. “Nothing else should be read into it by any means.” Additionally, multiple sources […]

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Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed […]

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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Montero Looks Like He Belongs, Says He’s Felt Ready For A While

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Looks Like He Belongs, Says He’s Felt Ready For A While

3:00 PM Danny Knobler of ESPN writes that while Noah Syndergaard is the New York Mets pitching prospect that everyone has wanted to talk about, it is Rafael Montero who is the one most prepared to pitch in the major leagues now. “His maturity is beyond his years as a pitcher,” Mets manager Terry Collins said as he anxiously […]

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Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

Brandon Nimmo has been tearing it up, but he’s not the only Met prospect who’s sizzling. As the weather heats up so are some of the Mets top prospects down on the farm. A few got off to slow starts this year but have recently begun to turn it up a notch, while others started […]

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