Tag: offense

Mets at Yankees: Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Davis Eighth, Hefner Looks For First Win

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets at Yankees: Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Davis Eighth, Hefner Looks For First Win

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – DH John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Mike Baxter – LF Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets have won three games in a row for the […]

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It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous […]

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Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets. Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the […]

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Reds vs Mets: Marcum Takes The Hill, Ankiel Batting Second, Duda Cleanup

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Reds vs Mets: Marcum Takes The Hill, Ankiel Batting Second, Duda Cleanup

Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy 2B Rick Ankiel CF David Wright 3B Lucas Duda LF Marlon Byrd RF Ike Davis 1B John Buck C Ruben Tejada SS Shaun Marcum SP Game Notes Bobby Parnell has three wins and four saves this month. Parnell has hurled 8.0 scoreless frames in May and is tied for the major league lead among all relievers with four wins and […]

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What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
What Do We Have In Lucas Duda And Is He The Solution At Left Field?

Left field has always been used as a kind of defensive dumping ground for many teams trying to find a way to get a bat in the lineup.  Not requiring the arm strength considered de rigueur for Right, and less daunting in the presence of a fleet centerfielder, it is often a place for players […]

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Mets Waste Solid Start By Marcum In 4-2 Loss To Cardinals

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Waste Solid Start By Marcum In 4-2 Loss To Cardinals

Lately, it seems the only thing the Mets excel at is finding ways to lose. Shaun Marcum had his first quality start as a Met, going 6.2 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking one and punching out three. He threw 96 pitches, 65 of which for strikes, however fell to […]

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Will Ankiel Answer The Mets Need For Their Powerless Outfield?

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ankiel Answer The Mets Need For Their Powerless Outfield?

Are the Mets in desperate times now?  With how our offense has failed to click lately, I think so. I was under the impression that we had a few guys that could actually play the outfield for us – and then we went out and signed Rick Ankiel. I remember the player Ankiel was after he […]

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Rafael Montero Warms Up A Cold Binghamton Night

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Warms Up A Cold Binghamton Night

The Dominator took to the mound for the Binghamton Mets tonight, in temperatures that made it seem more like an April night in the upstate New York city, than a night in the middle of May. Rafael Montero stood on the mound, with his glove in front of his face, so the batter could only […]

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Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

Starting Lineup Mike Baxter – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Ruben Tejada – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets signed Rick Ankiel and is in the lineup starting in centerfield tonight and […]

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Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Those Who Contribute the Least Shouldn’t Be Made the Story

Mets historians will recall how former GM Frank Cashen declared, ““those who contribute the least spray the most champagne” after being doused by reliever Randy Niemann during the 1986 NLCS championship celebration. I think it’s time to take that mantra when it comes to Jordany Valdespin, except those that contribute the least shouldn’t be made the story. […]

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