Tag: home run

Mets Have So Many Better Choices For First Base

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

Opening Day lineup had Mike Jacobs playing first and hitting clean up. Mets final game against the Rockies had Fernando Tatis playing first and batting fifth. Combined Jacobs and Tatis are 7/36 (.194), 1 home run, 5 RBIs with 10 strikeouts. Not exactly what the Mets want from their “power and clutch hitting” first basemen. […]

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Mets Lose to Rockies 6-5 in 10 Innings

An article by posted on April 15, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets came out with a flurry, fell asleep and took the loss in 10 innings. Jon Niese had an uneven effort and the Rockies just hit when necessary. Game Notes Jon Niese looked disappointing through the 5 innings. Niese only walked one, but gave up nine hits, hit two batters and struck out two. […]

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Home Run Revival, Mets Crush Nationals 8-2

An article by posted on April 10, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets bats came alive today breaking out for 4 homers in a great start by Mike Pelfrey in an 8-2 victory over the Nationals Game Notes In his first start of the season, Mike Pelfrey wasn’t sharp – but it really didn’t matter. Big Pelf scattered four hits over six innings, walking four and […]

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The Benchwarmers 2: Starring Nick Evans

An article by posted on March 8, 2010 0 Comments

First I would like to thank Sach for bringing this to my attention. Back in 2008 the Mets were desperate to shake up the lineup and get guys to play harder. They decided to bring up the young first baseman Nick Evans. He was dominating in AA and got the call to play left field […]

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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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