Tag: Opening Day

The Story of My First Mets Opening Day

An article by posted on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
The Story of My First Mets Opening Day

I love my wife.  And I met her at a Mets game.  True story.  She was a blogger, as was I, and we were both going to “Build-A-Bear Night” at Citi Field on August 1, 2009.  So we decided to meet up on the Promenade Level before the game.  Of course, we had our new […]

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Mets New Lineup Would Result In One Additional Win

An article by posted on April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets New Lineup Would Result In One Additional Win

The Mets’ unorthodox starting lineup on Opening Day had many in a tizzy and it was the big story on Tuesday while the team enjoyed a day off. Whose idea was it? Terry? Sandy? Mr. Met? All of the above? In a report by Marc Carig of Newsday, team sources insisted that the adjusted lineup […]

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Some Things Colon Did Different on Opening Day

An article by posted on April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Some Things Colon Did Different on Opening Day

Besides being a surprise choice for Opening Day starter (and we have beaten that story to death), Bartolo Colon offered a few other surprises, in the way he pitched, on Monday. The 41-year-old hurler was impressive, matching $210 million man Max Scherzer, frame-by-frame, over six innings of three-hit ball. How he did that is what […]

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Bartolo Colon Got It Done Opening Day, Proved Doubters Wrong

An article by posted on April 7, 2015 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Got It Done Opening Day, Proved Doubters Wrong

It looked like Bartolo Colon was indeed the right choice for Opening day with his gem on Monday. And Matt Harvey was confident too. Bartolo’s got that covered,” Harvey said. Harvey actually predicted months ago that the Mets would win on Opening Day. And Colon made him look smart today. Colon was phenomenal. Going against $210 […]

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Experience and Respect Got Bartolo Colon Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
Experience and Respect Got Bartolo Colon Opening Day Nod

Despite the Mets having ace, Matt Harvey coming back and throwing lights out in spring training and 2014 Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the Mets will send 41 year Bartolo Colon to the mound on Opening Day in D.C. “I feel really proud and really thankful to the Mets and the staff to put the honor […]

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Buddy Carlyle Decision On Out-Clause Looms

An article by posted on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
Buddy Carlyle Decision On Out-Clause Looms

On the eve of the season opener, Mets reliever, Buddy Carlyle has an out-clause on his contract that he can exercise, assuming he is not on the Opening Day roster. The Mets are deciding whether to carry an extra bullpen pitcher in substitution of a bench player, which would reduce the bench to four players. […]

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Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

An article by posted on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

It’s hard to believe that just two days ago, even Terry Collins was unsure who would get the regular season call to face opposing lefty sluggers in the late innings. With Josh Edgin out for the season with a torn UCL and no proven options in camp, the Mets bullpen, an expected strength to begin […]

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Despite Reduced Velocity, Parnell Effective In Second Rehab Appearance

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Despite Reduced Velocity, Parnell Effective In Second Rehab Appearance

Bobby Parnell continues to make progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. In his second rehab appearance yesterday behind Tradition Field in Port St, Lucie, Parnell pitched one inning, and did not allow a run. Dave Lennon of Newsday analyzed Parnell’s fastball velocity from his appearance using PITCHf/x data. He also included some good […]

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Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Zack Wheeler For Opening Day Start

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, while much can change over the next six weeks, the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start at Washington on April 6, according to a club source. Terry Collins spoke glowingly about Wheeler on Monday in this report by the Daily News. […]

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The Make Or Break Mets

An article by posted on February 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Make Or Break Mets

Mike Puma of the New York Post questions just how big of a window the Mets have to compete given the makeup of the team. “In one sense, they are a team built on exciting young talent — think the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler and Juan Lagares’ explosive legs. […]

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