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The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
The X Files: Harvey Is Otherworldly

Matt Harvey has the lowest ERA (2.25) among pitchers since 1921, whose first 27 major league appearances were all starts. Mike Mussina is second on that list (2.56 ERA). Harvey also has the best WHIP (0.95) of any pitcher since 1921 through his first 27 career starts. Only four other pitchers had a WHIP under 1.00 in their first 27 […]

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Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Credits Pitching Coach For Improved Performance

After last night’s game, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he thought Jeremy Hefner was probably the second best pitcher in the Mets rotation. Ummm… I agree… I wanted to update this post with something Hefner said after last night’s sterling performance. Asked about the many wins he was denied because of […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Our 100 Loss Season

Over the years there have been plenty of great 1-2 combinations: Ruth and Gehrig, Spahn and Sain, Jackie and Pee Wee, Mays and McCovey, Seaver and Kooz, Newman and Redford, Fielder and Cabrera, Bonds and…Huh? Newman and Redford??? In 1969, veteran Hollywood actor Paul Newman and relative newcomer Robert Redford teamed up to star in one […]

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Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Is Ready For The Mets, But Are The Mets Ready For Him?

After being selected to the Triple-A All Star team for the Pacific Coast League, Wilmer Flores celebrated the occasion by going  5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. He’s now boasting a .320/.367/.520 batting line with 27 doubles, four triples and ten home runs in 325 at-bats while scoring 53 runs. Amazingly for a […]

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Mets Stay Hot As Bats Come Alive Late In 9-1 Win

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Mets Stay Hot As Bats Come Alive Late In 9-1 Win

The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on Tuesday night by a score of 9-1. Jeremy Hefner earned his third win of the season with another solid start, and New York handed Patrick Corbin his first loss. The game started slowly for both teams, with both Hefner and Corbin dealing out of the gate. Anthony […]

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Featured Post: Patience Is Bitter…But It’s Fruit Is Sweet

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Patience Is Bitter…But It’s Fruit Is Sweet

Patience was never really a word you would hear when it comes to New York fan bases. Now, possibly more than ever, Mets fans with the exception of a vocal minority are practicing patience with regard to their expectations for this franchise. I know it’s tough to be a fan especially in New York and […]

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Mets Rally In 13th To Beat D-Backs 5-4 On Brown’s Walk-off

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rally In 13th To Beat D-Backs 5-4 On Brown’s Walk-off

The Mets won the first round of their 4-game series with the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on Monday night, beating Arizona 5-4 in 13 innings. Shaun Marcum got off to a poor start, hitting a batter and giving up a 2-run shot to Paul Goldschmidt in the first. However, after giving up another run via […]

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Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. […]

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Days Like These

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Days Like These

When the day arrives, and it’s clear Zack Wheeler has “figured it out,” this will be the day he will appreciate most. New York Mets fans will prefer to reflect on Wheeler’s first MLB start, six shutout innings vs. Atlanta, but Sunday will be one of those starts that will educate the Mets rookie most […]

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Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler And Why Hype Can Be A B**ch

Andy Martino of the Daily News weighs in on the problem with hype, projection, unrealised expectations, and something about Mike Pelfrey being the devil. It is dehumanizing, what happens to phenoms like Zack Wheeler over the long arc of a professional baseball career. In the minor leagues, you are an abstraction, a blank screen onto […]

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