For those who have read Moneyball, we know now that on-base percentage is the name of the game. In the early going this season, the Mets have done a great job of getting guys on base. The team is tied for third place in the NL with a .335 on-base percentage with the Washington Nationals. However, driving in those runs has been a more difficult task. Just in Wednesday’s game against the Braves, the Mets [...]
The MetsMerizedOnline Player of the Week for this week has shown he has a great impact on this team. This week also includes the opening series against the Atlanta Braves, for a total of 9 games played. Here is our MMO Player of the Week for 4/5/2012-4/15/2012: Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how David Wright did this week: G AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB K AVG [...]
Dillon Gee had a subpar outing, and the combination of poor defensive play by Daniel Murphy & Lucas Duda led to the Mets receiving their first loss of the season, a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals. Game Recap Dillon Gee started the game on a bad note, giving up a lead-off home run to Ian Desmond. Gee was hit hard all day and obviously didn’t have his best control, but getting [...]
David Wright has begun the 2012 season on an absolute tear, first in the NL batting average, second in OBP behind Corey Hart, and three walks to zero strikeouts in nine at-bats. To boot, he has also already hit his first home run, and it was not aided by the fences being brought in. While it is still early in the season, looking for a comparative season in which David has started on a run like this [...]
Lucas Duda’s lack of defensive ability anywhere on the field has been a big cause for concern between many Mets fans, bloggers, and people in baseball. Many feel Duda is a bat without a position, so he is similar to Daniel Murphy except Duda shows even less general athleticism and doesn’t slot in well to most NL teams plans unless it involved stashing him at 1B and hoping he doesn’t embarass himself. Jason Bay found [...]
Can you believe the Mets have been in existence for 50 seasons? The team announced its plans for its 50th anniversary season on Nov. 16 at a press conference held at Citi Field’s Caesars Club. The Mets are planning a season-long celebration. Longtime Met fan and WFAN radio broadcaster Howie Rose served as the emcee for the day’s events. He recalled his memories growing up as a fan and working for the team over the [...]
Dillon Gee had another good outing, but the bullpen struggled late and the Mets stranded 17 runners in their 3-2 loss to the Nationals. Game Notes Dillon Gee had another outing just short of quality, going five and two-third innings, giving up two runs on six hits, walking two and striking out five. Gee was strong for his whole outing, minus the sixth inning when he was hit hard for both of his runs. Gee [...]
There’s an old saying related to baseball that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try the outfield.” But if the Mets march to the beat of their own drummer, they changed that philosophy from the “outfield” to “first base.” John Olerud leaves as a free agent, no problem! Throw Todd Zeile there. Mo Vaughn hasn’t played in a few years and was an American League DH at his most feared. Hey, I have an idea: [...]
Mike Pelfrey had another poor outing, but the offense spearheaded by Lucas Duda’s second home run in two days rallied to snatch a win from the Nationals, 6-3. Game Notes Mike Pelfrey took the mound, and as has been a recent theme has not had his best stuff, and when he runs into that one bad inning, it doesn’t end. Pelfrey threw 106 pitches over 4 and two-third innings, giving up three runs on five hits, [...]
The offense, spearheaded by a David Wright three run shot in the first never let up, and R.A. Dickey pitched a quality six innings in the Mets 7-3 win against the Nationals. Game Notes R.A. Dickey had a good outing and the definition of a quality start, going six innings allowing three runs on nine hits, striking out one. Dickey may have not had his strikeout stuff today, but allowing three runs is nothing to [...]
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