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Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

An article by posted on June 4, 2016 0 Comments
Changes To Strike Zone, Intentional Walks Approved By Committee

The MLB’s competition committee has reportedly agreed to raise the bottom of the strike zone, which could be instated as early as 2017 (ESPN). The current rule states the bottom of the zone is at the “hollow beneath the kneecap,” while the rule change would make it the top of the knee. The committee has […]

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Mets Minors: With Sandy Alderson On Hand, Binghamton Ekes Out 3-2 Victory For Third Straight Win

An article by posted on April 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: With Sandy Alderson On Hand, Binghamton Ekes Out 3-2 Victory For Third Straight Win

Unlike their parent squad who uses the long ball as the primary tool in their offensive toolkit, the Binghamton Mets used small ball to eke out a 3-2 decision over Portland in an ice box called NYSEG Stadium. Binghamton totaled only three hits on the night, but used head’s-up base running and timely Dominic Smith […]

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Mets Minors Recap: Rosario With Another Game Winner

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors Recap: Rosario With Another Game Winner

Sacramento 5, Las Vegas (2-2) 4 The 51s scored three runs in the bottom of the 9th but the rally fell short when Rene Rivera struck out to end the game with T.J. Rivera stranded on second base. Matt Reynolds lead the Las Vegas offense, going 2 for 4 with a run scored and is […]

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Matt Harvey and Mets Offense Shine In 11-0 Rout Over Marlins

An article by posted on March 13, 2016 0 Comments
Matt Harvey and Mets Offense Shine In 11-0 Rout Over Marlins

The New York Mets traveled to Jupiter and defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 11-0 on Sunday. The Mets pounded out a 15-hit attack while shutting out the Fish in the first of three games the Mets will play at Roger Dean Stadium this week. Another very impressive spring start for Matt Harvey who […]

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There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

There is no more physically, psychologically, and intellectually demanding position in Major League Baseball than catcher. A catcher needs to know the entire scouting report for the opposition at the plate and on the basepaths. The catcher needs to balance a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses against his battery mate in calling a game. If a […]

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Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Starters Out Of Gas?

The first two games of the World Series have not been particularly kind to Mets starting pitching. Both Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, while not terrible by any means, were certainly off their games. This begs the question: has the fatigue of the long season become too much? In Game 1, Harvey went six innings, […]

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Cueto Dominates Mets With Complete Game Gem

An article by posted on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Cueto Dominates Mets With Complete Game Gem

  Despite an inconsistent postseason in 2015, Johnny Cueto delivered an incredible performance last night in Game 2 of the World Series. He fired nine outstanding innings while allowing only one run and two hits. It was a tremendous rebound for Cueto, who allowed eight runs in his last start against the Blue Jays. However, […]

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Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

An article by posted on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

Kudos to Newsday on this spectacular back page in today’s paper that perfectly describes the super-charged atmosphere at Citi Field, no doubt fueled by a dominant pitching performance by right-hander Matt Harvey. After the game, Harvey spoke to reporters and fielded questions. Was cold weather a factor in setting up your secondary pitches, making it […]

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Harvey Dominates Cubs For Second Career Playoff Win

An article by posted on October 18, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey Dominates Cubs For Second Career Playoff Win

In the second playoff start of his career, Matt Harvey was outstanding. He struck out nine batters in 7.2 innings while allowing just two runs and four hits. With the win yesterday, he became the third pitcher in franchise history to win the first two games of his Mets’ playoff career. Tom Glavine did so […]

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Niese Solid In Back To Back Relief Appearances

An article by posted on October 5, 2015 0 Comments
Niese Solid In Back To Back Relief Appearances

In his fourth relief appearance of the season, Jon Niese retired two batters and allowed one hit against the Nationals on Sunday. He also pitched a scoreless inning during Saturday’s game, and has yielded just one run in 3.2 innings of relief during this week. This performance probably cements his spot on the postseason roster. […]

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