Tag: Rick Ankiel

Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

The Miami Marlins scratched out a run in the top of the 20th inning to break the 1-1 deadlock and beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field tonight. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and was solid for seven innings until he was removed with what the team initially diagnosed as “lower back tightness.”  The […]

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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Time To End The Charade: Let The Kids Play

Following the Mets’ embarrassing 11-6 loss to the Marlins on Sunday to cap a sweep at the hands of the team widely branded the worst in the league, reporter Adam Rubin tweeted a sage assessment, to wit: “Mets brass should spend off-day contemplating whether they want to be a 100-loss team with prospects gaining experience […]

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Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

Although many months remain in what has thus far been a troubling season, it is not too early to consider trade strategies that could best leverage the assets presently on the Met roster. Not that a white flag has officially been flown, but barring a near- miraculous leap in the level of offense from the […]

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Series Preview: Here Come The First Place Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Here Come The First Place Atlanta Braves

Mets vs. Braves Series Preview The Mets begin what will be a very tough three-game series against the Braves tonight at Citi Field, weather permitting. The Braves are on fire right now and pulling ahead in the division at 28-18, four and a half games in front of the second-place Nationals. They are 7-3 in […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Bar Is Now Open Edition

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Bar Is Now Open Edition

Last week I read an article here on MMO, and at the end of the article Joe D. added his comments. Joe was explaining that MMO is not a site that is going to sugarcoat things. We’re going to give it to straight. We’re passionate about the Mets, but we’re not going to insult your […]

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Mets Swept After Ike Davis Blunder Ignites 7-4 Reds Win

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Swept After Ike Davis Blunder Ignites 7-4 Reds Win

Ike Davis’ troubles at the plate and in the field continued as he botched two plays at first, one in which opened the door to the Reds’ three-run ninth inning in Wednesday’s 7-4 loss. With the Mets being swept, they fell to a season-high ten games below .500. Matt Harvey did not have a great start, but […]

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Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets. Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the […]

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Can The Mets Turn This Sinking Ship Around Before It’s Too Late

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Can The Mets Turn This Sinking Ship Around Before It’s Too Late

I am as optimistic as anyone wants to be when you think that the Mets can turn this ship around, put together a run that can make this team worth watching again. When you go through years of not much promise, you just hope that maybe, just maybe this year could be different. I thought […]

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Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match

Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 1B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Lucas Duda – LF Anthony Recker – C Ruben Tejada – SS Juan Lagares – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games […]

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Hefner Lasts Just Four Innings In Mets 8-2 Loss To Cubs

An article by posted on May 18, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Lasts Just Four Innings In Mets 8-2 Loss To Cubs

Jeremy Hefner lasted just four innings and dropped to 0-5 on the season as the Mets took it on the chin in an 8-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Hefner allowed four runs on five hits and three walks and quickly put his team in a hole. The right-hander now has a […]

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