Tag: pitching

Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a […]

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Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

One of the most volatile things in all of baseball is the effectiveness of a major league bullpen. It’s no easy task to put a top bullpen together, and nobody would know that better than our own general manager Sandy Alderson who has presided over three straight seasons of bullpen futility at its most deplorable […]

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From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

We all know what a perfect game is. 27 up, 27 down. But a “perfect” game can also be when a team excels in all aspects of the game in the same night: pitching, hitting and defense. When a team plays a “perfect” game, they usually win. It’s pretty simple, since if all three aspects […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 0

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 0

On a night the offensive brilliance of Hank Aaron was celebrated, both the Mets and Braves relied on their pitching to try to win this game. In the end, it was Bartolo Colon who would prove the most effective. He pitched masterfully over seven innings to give the Mets a chance to win, as Aaron […]

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Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

As the Mets head into their second week of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the New York media will start to ramp up their focus on Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “Sandy spotlight intensifying. Say what you want about Terry Collins, but educated fans know where the fault will lie if the […]

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My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
My Thoughts On Montero To The Bullpen

  With the news that closer Bobby Parnell will miss the rest of the season after deciding to have Tommy John surgery, I received a couple of emails asking me if this could pave the way for the MLB debut of pitching prospect Rafael Montero. The 23-year old control artist had a stellar season debut […]

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MMO Game Thread: Reds vs Mets, 1:10 PM

An article by posted on April 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Reds vs Mets, 1:10 PM

Jonathon Niese makes his first start of the season on Sunday, at 1:10 PM as the Mets go for a sweep of the Reds at Citi Field and try to end the homestand at .500. Niese will be opposed by Alfredo Simon for Cincinnati. The Mets haven’t swept the Reds in New York since 2005 at Shea Stadium. […]

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Niese Sharp In Final Tuneup Before April 6 Start

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Sharp In Final Tuneup Before April 6 Start

April 1 update by Joe D. Jon Niese threw 4.2 innings in a simulated game in Port St. Lucie tonight, allowing four runs (two earned) while walking one and striking out four. He threw 49 of 76 pitches for strikes. This is the second minor league start since Niese received a cortisone shot in his […]

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Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two […]

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NL East Preview: Where Will The Mets Land?

An article by posted on March 30, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Preview: Where Will The Mets Land?

The NL East, the division we all REALLY care about right? This could be an interesting year in the East when you think about it. No division is more in limbo than the NL East. You have two teams that appear to be the heavy favorites on paper, but one of them already is decimated […]

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