Tag: pitching

Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

According to MetsBlog, since July 6, a span of 11 games, the Mets have pitched to a 5.99 ERA over 97 2/3 innings. Mets starting pitchers have pitched to a 6.93 ERA, the bullpen has pitched to a 4.42 ERA over that span. So yes, the worst bullpen in baseball is now out-performing our starting rotation. […]

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MMO Minors: A Demotion For Familia and A Promotion For Mateo Might Be Imminent

An article by posted on July 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Minors: A Demotion For Familia and A Promotion For Mateo Might Be Imminent

I find it amazing how little attention RHP Luis Mateo gets when the topic of conversation is about the Mets’ best pitching prospects. If you didn’t know any better you would think that Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and one or two others, were the only starting pitchers in the Mets minor league system. So […]

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RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

An article by posted on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

Professional sports, especially baseball, have a way of sensationalizing the efforts of millionaires.  These folks are after all only human, but even still there are times when things just seem too good to be true.  Take for instance the career path of RA Dickey.  I would call his time with the Mets a resurgence,  but […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

An article by posted on May 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

The phone rang, and it was Mets RHP Matt Budgell who was relaxing with some of the other players in their hotel room at Port St. Lucie after completing their Tuesday workouts at extended spring training. Matt was the Mets 10th round pick in last years MLB draft, and was nice enough to spend a little […]

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From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

For those who have read Moneyball, we know now that on-base percentage is the name of the game. In the early going this season, the Mets have done a great job of getting guys on base. The team is tied for third place in the NL with a .335 on-base percentage with the Washington Nationals. […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

On Wednesday afternoon the Mets wrapped up a three game series with the Atlanta Braves. After winning game one of the series, the Mets dropped the next two, both games marked by bad starting pitching. The good news is, the Mets finish a very tough six game road trip at 3-3 (You could say, 3 […]

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Game Preview: Mets @ Phillies

An article by posted on April 13, 2012 0 Comments

Starting Lineup: 1. Ruben Tejada, SS 2. Daniel Murphy, 2B 3. Justin Turner, 3B 4. Ike Davis, 1B 5. Jason Bay, LF 6. Lucas Duda, RF 7. Scott Hairston, CF 8. Josh Thole, C 9. R.A. Dickey, P The Mets start their first road series of the season tonight as they go down to Philly. […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. […]

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Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

An article by posted on March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Rebounds With Impressive Outing Against Braves

Mets’ top prospect Matt Harvey may have suffered from a case of the jitters during his first spring start against the Nationals, but he was anything but jittery today against the Atlanta Braves. This of course isn’t going to change the fact that that he’ll be starting the season in the minors and was told […]

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Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring. Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino. In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) […]

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