Tag: pitching

Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

An article by posted on August 7, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

David Wright insists he’s not injured and that he’s not hurting. Instead, he tells Daily News columnist John Harper that he is struggling mentally at the plate, and that he has forgotten what it feels like to be in a good hitting groove. “I’ve made some mistakes this year, revamping some things with my swing that […]

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Collins: All Of A Sudden, Wheeler Is A Different Animal Out There

An article by posted on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: All Of A Sudden, Wheeler Is A Different Animal Out There

Last night during our game thread, I was taken aback when a reader commented during the second inning that the problem with Zack Wheeler was that he’s a thrower and not a pitcher. I jumped right in and said nothing could be more further from the truth and that Wheeler was mature beyond his years as […]

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Harvey “Officially” Taking Mound Today

An article by posted on August 5, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey “Officially” Taking Mound Today

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported this morning that Matt Harvey will begin his launch off the mound today at the Mets facilities in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  The organization continues to follow the rehabilitation process with precise caution as Harvey only threw off of the slope of a mound Friday and today is […]

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Steven Matz Adds A Killer Curve To His Arsenal

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
Steven Matz Adds A Killer Curve To His Arsenal

During his July 23 start for Double A Binghamton, which was he sixth on the season, Steven Matz was faced with the base loaded and one out and all he did was strike out the next two batters. Even though that isn’t anything new for the lefty, the way he did it was something special even for himself. […]

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MMO Game Thread: Giants vs Mets, 12:10 PM

An article by posted on August 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Giants vs Mets, 12:10 PM

The Mets look to salvage a split of their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Monday as the two teams meet in a 12:10 PM matinee at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.77) takes the hill for the Mets and will be opposed by right-hander Tim Hudson (8-8, 2.71) for the Giants. Gee received his third consecutive loss […]

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Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

An article by posted on August 2, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Preaches More Patience, Wright Anxious For Him To Start Dealing

With the Mets 52-57 and seven games back in the division, Sandy Alderson continued to preach patience on Friday, speaking first to a group of reporters before the game, and then joining the SNY booth for an inning and a half during the broadcast. Alderson admitted that the Mets are going to have play better […]

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Harvey Will Not Pitch In The Majors This Season

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Not Pitch In The Majors This Season

There he was – big as life – Matt Harvey was pitching off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John Surgery ten months ago. Harvey tossed 15 pitches from the bullpen mound and said he was feeling good and still pain-free. “It was awesome,” he said. “It was definitely a big success. It […]

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Mets Have Reached Critical Mass

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Reached Critical Mass

When Matt Harvey was diagnosed with his UCL tear my initial reaction was the sad resignation to an even longer wait for relevance. I wondered, with all our pitching depth, whether any rotation could absorb the loss of Harvey. Oddly enough, the Mets as currently constituted are in perhaps one of the best positions in […]

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Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

An article by posted on July 26, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Goes To DL With Elbow Inflamation, Carlyle Recalled

The Mets announced that pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been placed on the DL with inflammation in his right elbow. Terry Collins said he will not throw for 7-10 days to let the inflammation subside. There has been no talk about surgery or any structural damage, for now, but he will be examined again after inflammation diminishes. “I’m […]

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Mets Want To See More Consistency From Syndergaard

An article by posted on July 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want To See More Consistency From Syndergaard

Almost echoing what I said yesterday, after the Mets wrapped up their series win in Seattle, they said they are not yet convinced that Noah Syndergaard is ready to make the move to the majors. What the Mets player development people are looking for from their top pitching prospect is the “consistency” that I talked […]

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