Tag: pitching

The Z Files: DeGrom Has 6.41 ERA Over Last Five Starts

An article by posted on September 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files: DeGrom Has 6.41 ERA Over Last Five Starts

Stat Line:  5 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 5 SO, 0 BB Jacob deGrom was ineffective again on Tuesday night against the Marlins, continuing a stretch that has seen him post a 6.41 ERA and a .327 opposing batting average over his last five starts. “It was just a start where in the fourth and fifth […]

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Dan Warthen Taken To Atlanta Hospital For Rapid Heartbeat

An article by posted on September 10, 2015 0 Comments
Dan Warthen Taken To Atlanta Hospital For Rapid Heartbeat

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was taken to an Atlanta hospital Thursday after experiencing a rapid heartbeat, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters at Turner Field. Apparently it was serious enough that doctors have decided to admit him, Warthen, 62, has been the Mets pitching coach since June 2008 and is widely credited for the […]

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Warthen: Matt Harvey Has Not Been Abused

An article by posted on September 10, 2015 0 Comments
Warthen: Matt Harvey Has Not Been Abused

Just wanted to update this earlier post by alerting you to a fantastic article by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal who writes: “Even after allowing seven runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, Harvey has thrown the ninth-fewest pitches per inning of any pitcher in baseball with at […]

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A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

An article by posted on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
A Different Take On Harvey Who Will Have His Next Start Skipped

Logan Verrett will start for the Mets on Monday, in place of Matt Harvey in an effort to limit his innings before the playoffs. You may remember that Verrett tossed eight innings of one-run baseball in his last spot start, on August 23 in Colorado, so no need to panic. The Mets expect to pitch […]

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Mets Minors: Mets Are Sending Three Players To The AFL

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Mets Are Sending Three Players To The AFL

No pun intended, but here’s a minor note for those of you who were interested in Mets players ticketed for the Arizona Fall League. The Mets official website notes that three players are headed to the AFL once the Minor League seasons end: Jeff McNeil, Beck Wheeler, and Mickey Jannis. The Mets will name four […]

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Familia Earns 34th Save, Adds New Filthy Splitter To Arsenal

An article by posted on August 26, 2015 0 Comments
Familia Earns 34th Save, Adds New Filthy Splitter To Arsenal

Last night in a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, Terry Collins asked his closer Jeurys Familia to get four outs for his ball club. Familia did exactly that, and the Mets perserved in a much needed victory to remain 5 1/2 games up on the Washington Nationals. Familia came on in the bottom of […]

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Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

Congratulations to Logan Verrett, whose first major league start on Sunday was nothing short of fantastic. In a spot start for Matt Harvey, whom Verrertt is clearly better than, he went eight innings and gave up just one run on four hits and one walk, and logged eight strikeouts. You can read the full game recap […]

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MMO Exclusive: Paul Sewald Just Keeps Throwing Strikes

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Paul Sewald Just Keeps Throwing Strikes

He is part of a crop of young baseball players who grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, a class that includes the likes of Bryce Harper, Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant. He’s thoughtful, strategic and articulate and made a perfect guest on a recent WIOX, Tip-Off radio show. I’m talking about Paul Sewald the current […]

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Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

It is perilous to build narratives, or even make predictions, in the middle of an upturn, just as it is during a downturn. Nevertheless, driven by still-vivid memories of the most glorious team in franchise history, and under-girded by a shared sense among Mets fans that this team may have that same special “it,” some […]

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Matt Harvey Has Not Allowed A Run In 15 Innings

An article by posted on August 12, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Has Not Allowed A Run In 15 Innings

 Matt Harvey was overpowering versus the Colorado Rockies last night. He fired eight scoreless innings while striking out four batters to gain his 11th win of the season. He dominated the Rockies’ lineup for the entire contest as his fastball and changeup command were on point. Harvey did not walk a single batter all evening. […]

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