Tag: home run

Long Balls A-Plenty or…

An article by posted on February 19, 2010 0 Comments

Dizzy with Hope: Amazin (s’) Power Projections for 2010 Now that the ridiculous talk of winning the World Series in 2010 has started, why not speculate about one stat that can be a fairly important contributing factor that helps a team get to that greatest of sports’ stages, the home run. Given my sterling track […]

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World Series Memories – What Are Yours?

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

World Series memories are very personal. They don’t have to be about who won and who lost.  One of my first memories of the World Series was in 1963 when the Yankees faced the Dodgers.  In game one, Sandy Koufax dominated, striking out fifteen Yankees.  But what I remember is that I didn’t have school […]

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Captain Obvious Speaks About Mets Adjusting To Citi Field

An article by posted on October 3, 2009 0 Comments

In today’s Daily News, Jerry Manuel stated that the Mets must adjust to the dimensions of the ballpark in order to take full advantage of it. To that, I would like to present Manuel (a.k.a. Captain Obvious) with a new award, the “Duh, me!” Award. Of course, the Mets will have to adjust. They obviously […]

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David Wright’s Power Outage May Become Historic

An article by posted on October 1, 2009 0 Comments

It has been well-documented that David Wright has suffered through a power outage this season. The home run dropoff cannot be solely attributed to the move from Shea Stadium to Citi Field. Out of the ten home runs hit by Wright, five have come at Citi Field and five have been hit on the road. […]

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Revenge Is So Sweet! Mets, Misch Squish Fish 4-0

An article by posted on September 27, 2009 0 Comments

The home team was playing their last game in their ballpark this season.  They were fighting for their playoff lives after losing the Friday opener before coming back to win the Saturday game.  It was a Mets-Marlins matchup.  Sound familiar? Just as the Marlins took two out of three to keep the Mets out of […]

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Bad Fifth Inning Dooms Mets; Marlins Win 9-6

An article by posted on September 27, 2009 0 Comments

The air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as the horsehide is being replaced by the pigskin.  It sure felt like football was in the air at Land Shark Stadium in Miami Saturday night.  The Dolphins’ end zone was visible near the right field warning track (prompting Gary Cohen to exclaim “he […]

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There Goes The Streak! Mets Fall To Cubs 5-3

An article by posted on September 5, 2009 0 Comments

For the first three innings of the game on a beautiful day for baseball, Nelson Figueroa appeared to be on his way to another stellar performance against the Cubs at Citi Field on Saturday.  He was continuing his amazing strikeout run that he began last week when he fanned a career-high 10 batters at Wrigley […]

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Mile High Meltdown: Mets Fall To Rockies 5-2

An article by posted on September 3, 2009 0 Comments

Tim Redding’s late season renaissance continued, as he enjoyed his third consecutive solid outing.  However, his enjoyment of the game was short-lived, as party pooper Brian Stokes gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for the second time in five games, including a bases loaded two-run pinch-hit single to former Yankee […]

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Mets Have Had Their “Phil”; Lose Again 6-2

An article by posted on August 24, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets played a Monday matinee at Citi Field today and Bobby Parnell pitched well…to every hitter not named Ryan Howard. Howard hit two home runs off Parnell to score the first five runs of the game for the Phillies.  That was all the offense they needed as they were able to defeat the Mets […]

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August 16, 1987: Mets Score Club Record 23 Runs

An article by posted on August 16, 2009 0 Comments

It was 22 years ago today on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The Mets were battling the St. Louis Cardinals for the division title and needed to win the finale of their four-game series against the Cubs after being defeated in the first three games.  They were in the throes of […]

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