Tag: strikes

Mets Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s some sage advice for a franchise who oftentimes ends up making a good situation bad, and a bad situation worse. The Mets have always been an organization that loves to get their grubby little hands into everything. Sometimes their meanderings are harmless, but every now and then […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research: Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike. All seven third strikes […]

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected. Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals. Better still was the fact that […]

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Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

I thought it was funny that after I wrote how Nieuwenhuis’ second home run on Tuesday would have been gone in any MLB park, that Terry Collins asked Wally Backman about Kirk’s home runs and said the following to reporters before last night’s game. “I talked to Wally today for quite a while,” Collins said. […]

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It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous […]

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Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

It always is interesting how people automatically call a hitter that hits homers, strikes out a lot and has a low average “Dave Kingman.” Kong certainly had his issues, but regardless of what you think he still had a 16-year career in which he hit 442 homers. To say that Ike Davis is Kingman would […]

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Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

Despite a major league pedigree and respect for his tools (Baseball America Top 15 organizational prospect three years running), Binghamton Mets outfielder Cory Vaughn had yet to put all his tools together. His power and speed didn’t show up until 2012, but he hit .243. In St. Lucie in 2011, Vaughn hit .286 before his promotion, but only four […]

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Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

How many of you are sitting at home tonight, wondering and asking yourselves how long it will be until we finally see Zack Wheeler wearing that uniform and hurling 98 mph fastballs from the mound at Citi Field? The question is not an easy one to answer and in fact it’s a perfect paradox by […]

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

Updated on May 7 Zack Wheeler turned in his second straight strong outing with Triple-A Las Vegas, limiting Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings Sunday. Sandy Alderson has suggested Wheeler needs to turn in a string of positive starts before promotion consideration is made. That said, Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

Zack Wheeler had a test of fortitude staring him in the face today when he took the mound against the Reno Aces. The good news for Mets fans is that the young Wheeler stared adversity in the face and punched it in the mouth. He ran into some trouble right out of the gate, as […]

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