Tag: pitching

September Glimpses: Why Not Darin Gorski?

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
September Glimpses: Why Not Darin Gorski?

Daisuke Matsuzaka had his first quality start as a New York Met in Cleveland on Sunday. Met fans were likely happy to get a win and pleased for Matsuzaka even though the former Red Sox star was brought to New York simply to be a starting rotation place holder for the remainder of the 2013 season. That fact […]

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Matz Tosses A Gem As Gnats Advance To Championship Series Which Begins Monday

An article by posted on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
Matz Tosses A Gem As Gnats Advance To Championship Series Which Begins Monday

Savannah 5, Augusta 0 Behind a brilliant pitching performance, the Savannah Sand Gnats blanked the Augusta GreenJackets 5-0 Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium to sweep the best-of-three Southern Division Championship Series two games to none. Savannah outscored Augusta 15-2 in the two games. Savannah pitchers recorded 19 strikeouts against just one walk in the two-game sweep. […]

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Why Are The Mets Playing An Obviously Injured Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on September 7, 2013 0 Comments
Why Are The Mets Playing An Obviously Injured Wilmer Flores

In the third inning of last night’s loss to the Indians, third baseman Wilmer Flores grimaced in pain as he swung and threw his bat at the ball, prompting Keith Hernandez to say, “Ouch. That kid is really hurting. You can tell that ankle is still bothering him.” Flores has been slumping badly both at […]

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Wheeler Takes His Undefeated 5-0 Road Record To Cleveland

An article by posted on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Takes His Undefeated 5-0 Road Record To Cleveland

As was reported earlier this week, tonight’s Mets starter Zack Wheeler, has only 25-28 innings left before he will be shutdown for the season. The Mets want to keep Wheeler’s innings total to around 175-180 for the season. With the 23-year-old righty already at 151.2 between Triple-A and the majors, the Mets may likely limit […]

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Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in […]

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Get Ready For A Rock N’ Roll Pitching Matchup In Cleveland

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Get Ready For A Rock N’ Roll Pitching Matchup In Cleveland

In 2004, general manager Jim Duquette thought the Mets were a playoff contender, as the team was just three games out of first place on July 22.  But one week later, the Mets were seven games off the pace and falling fast.  Not wanting to give up on the season, Duquette traded away the team’s […]

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Mets Minors: Could Logan Verrett Profile as a Reliever in the Majors?

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments

He’s a baseball alchemist with a potent mix of pitches proven to flummox even the most accomplished batters in Double-A’s Eastern League. With 12 wins, Binghamton starting pitcher Logan Verrett shares the top of the league in this category with two other pitchers. Yet, watching Verrett capably mix four different pitchers over five innings of work on […]

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Suddenly, Gee Has Become The Mets’ Most Reliable Starter

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Suddenly, Gee Has Become The Mets’ Most Reliable Starter

There was something Sandy Alderson said during his interview on WFAN on Tuesday that made me laugh. When Mike Francesa brought up how well Dillon Gee had been pitching, the Mets GM responded: “I told Dillon after his last game, remember what I told you two months ago: The other guys are getting the headlines, […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “Random Thoughts” Edition

An article by posted on September 2, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “Random Thoughts” Edition

First off, I would like to take the time out to wish all the readers of this blog a Happy Labor Day. If you’re one of the few that has to work today (cops, firefighters, etc)  - thank you for your service. The Legendary French Renaissance writer , Michel de Montaigne once said: “So it is with minds. Unless […]

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Game Preview: Niese On The Mound As Mets Look For Sweep

An article by posted on September 1, 2013 0 Comments
Game Preview: Niese On The Mound As Mets Look For Sweep

Mets at Nationals • 8:05 PM LHP Jon Niese (6-6, 3.69) vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf (3-0, 2.49) Starting Lineup 1. Eric Young Jr., LF 2. Daniel Murphy, 2B 3. Josh Satin, 3B 4. Lucas Duda, 1B 5. Travis d’Arnaud, C 6. Juan Lagares, RF 7. Matt den Dekker, CF 8. Omar Quintanilla, SS 9. Jonathon Niese, […]

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