Tag: strikeouts

Mets Notes: Murphy Fatigued, Syndergaard Dealt With Forearm Stiffness

An article by posted on April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Murphy Fatigued, Syndergaard Dealt With Forearm Stiffness

A collection of some minor news, notes and updates from the Mets beat. Syndergaard Dealt With Forearm Stiffness The reason why top prospect Noah Syndergaard was slotted into the fifth game of the season for Triple-A Las Vegas was that  the team was being cautious with their prized young arm. Apparently, Syndergaard had dealt with […]

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Minor League Recap: Bowman Struggles, Lara Shines

An article by posted on April 11, 2015 0 Comments
Minor League Recap: Bowman Struggles, Lara Shines

The Las Vegas 51′s lost their second game of the season to Fresno 8-4 and Matt Bowman only lasted 4.2 innings. Bowman was hit hard giving up 2 HR’s and 8 hits but did manage to strikeout 8 batters. Bowman really struggled in the 3rd inning when he gave up 5 runs but seemed to […]

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Mets Minors Recap: Stuart and Becerra Homer, Matz Impressive

An article by posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Minors Recap: Stuart and Becerra Homer, Matz Impressive

Last night Steven Matz made his AAA debut last night in a 2-1 for the Las Vegas 51′s and pitched 5 scoreless before running into trouble in the 6th. Matz left the in the 6th inning after walking a batter that would later come around to score against Zack Thornton. Matz final line: 5.1, 3 […]

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Matt Harvey: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

An article by posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

“It’s like he never left,” said Gary Cohen as Matt Harvey walked off the mound – swagger and all – after striking out Clint Robinson to end the sixth and complete his incredible and somewhat magical return to baseball. Harvey’s first pitch of the day was a scintillating 96 mph fastball for a strike that […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Phillies ace Cole Hamels admitted he wants to be traded. Said Hamels: “I just want to win. That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here. This isn’t what I expected. It’s not what the Phillies expected, either. But […]

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Pitching to the Defense

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ponders if the Mets should just go with Jeurys Familia as the team’s closer next season. He argues that as as impressive as Jenrry Mejia was last season in his first stint as closer, Familia was far more consistent than him. “While Mejia’s saves could sometimes feel like he was walking […]

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MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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