Tag: hitting

Wilfredo Tovar Won’t Start Tonight, But Available Off Bench

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Wilfredo Tovar Won’t Start Tonight, But Available Off Bench

With Ruben Tejada lost for the season due to a broken leg, the Mets have promoted shortstop Wilfredo Tovar. According to today’s media notes, he is not in tonight’s starting lineup, but will be available off the bench to Terry Collins. I had the privilege of enjoying a summer of baseball watching Wilfredo Tovar play shortstop […]

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Hail Satin, Who Keeps Making A Case For More Playing Time

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hail Satin, Who Keeps Making A Case For More Playing Time

Josh Satin singled home two runs in the ninth inning to lift the Mets to a 5-4 win. It was Satin’s first career walk-off hit and the Mets’ 10th walk-off win this season. Satin drove in a career-best three runs and finished with two hits and is now batting .300 (45-150) as a starter this season. “That’s one of […]

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Don’t Overlook Wilfredo Tovar For Mets’ Future Shortstop

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Overlook Wilfredo Tovar For Mets’ Future Shortstop

A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future. Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly […]

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Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

Mets righthander Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion to help him determine if he should opt for Tommy John surgery as the Mets team doctors initially advised. Manager Terry Collins said before Sunday’s game confirmed the news, but added that no date […]

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Mets Can’t Climb Out of Early Hole, Lose Again in Cleveland 9-4

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Can’t Climb Out of Early Hole, Lose Again in Cleveland 9-4

The Mets (63-77) lost to the Indians (76-65) by a score of 9-4 on Saturday Night at Jacobs Field (I won’t call anything about that Cleveland team “Progressive” until they change their logo.) Jon Niese took the ball for the Mets and was dreadful early, giving up six runs — five were earned, and the […]

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Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Offensive Barrage Lifts Cyclones Over Valleycats

Brooklyn Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly has said on many occasions this summer that runs in the New York-Penn League are as precious as gold. But based on the past few games, his team has been filthy rich. The Cyclones pounded out 15 hits in an 8-1 victory Monday night at MCU Park over the Tri-City […]

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Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Might Do What No Met Has Done Before

Power hitters don’t usually run very well.  And speedsters aren’t prone to hitting home runs.  So it would be reasonable to say that players who are among the league leaders in home runs don’t usually find their names near the top of the triples leader board.  Of course, there have been some exceptions over the […]

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Featured Post: The Risk In Letting Ike Davis Go

An article by posted on August 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Risk In Letting Ike Davis Go

Updated Post Ike Davis went 1-for-3 with a long home run of Ian Kennedy last night as the Mets beat the Padres 5-2 at Petco Park. Davis also drew two more walks, prompting a sigh from Keith Hernandez in the first inning, “Uh… nice walk.” In Davis’ defense, he took four straight pitches out of the […]

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Johnny Magliozzi The Stopper In Cyclones’ 6-4 Win

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Johnny Magliozzi The Stopper In Cyclones’ 6-4 Win

Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty reliever Johnny Magliozzi had no thrown more than a single inning at any time this summer. But with the game on the line in the top of the eighth, Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly called on the reliever to get the final six outs. Magliozzi came through in dominant fashion as Brooklyn held […]

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Eighth Inning Rally Sparks Cyclones’ Win

An article by posted on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
Eighth Inning Rally Sparks Cyclones’ Win

It was hockey jersey night at MCU Park in Coney Island Wednesday evening, and the Brooklyn Cyclones waited until well into the third period – also known as the bottom of the eighth inning – to wake up from a game-long drought and earn a 3-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades. The win moves […]

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