Tag: strikes

Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

By definition, Jon Niese is correct, he is not a No. 1 pitcher, an ace if you will. However, in relation to his status on the Mets, he is the man. There is no denying Niese’s importance, but his designation of being the leader of the staff should be emphasized more today against Miami than in the […]

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Harvey Might Be The Ace Up Mets’ Sleeve

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Might Be The Ace Up Mets’ Sleeve

I was able to meet with Matt Harvey on Monday and we had a nice little exchange while he sat in front of his locker thinking about his upcoming start on Wednesday night against the Padres. There is a likable quality to  this young man and it has nothing to do with his pitching. He speaks with […]

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Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Gee Rocked In A Wild 9-1 Loss To Tigers

The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets this afternoon by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field. Most of the damage came against starting pitcher Dillon Gee who was absolutely awful and completely out of sync. Gee had no control as evidenced by his four walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches in […]

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Matt Harvey Alone Makes The 2013 Mets Worth Watching

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Alone Makes The 2013 Mets Worth Watching

If for nothing else, if for absolutely nothing else, Matthew Edward Harvey makes 2013 a year worth watching in New York Mets baseball. Ever since he was drafted seventh overall by the Amazin’s in the 2010 draft, we have patiently anticipated this time to come. We have anxiously awaited his name to move from the top of […]

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Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

Kirk Nieuwenhuis came up last season after CF Andres Torres went down. Billed as an athletic and toolsy outfielder with some promise, Nieuwenhuis hit the ground running raking to the tune of a .325 batting average in March and April. Then came some strike outs, and more strike outs, and then came a whole lot […]

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MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

Note: This interview was conducted on July 3rd, so references to the game from the night before were actually the game on July 2nd. Petey:  I am talking today with NY Mets 2012 1st-round sandwich pick, catcher Kevin Plawecki of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Kevin how does it feel to be in your first season in […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was […]

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Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

Is there a point where a player becomes too good for the level they are at, and at the same time it becomes counterproductive to stay at that level?  Seems like a rhetorical question, and if so, has Zack Wheeler reached that point pitching for the Binghamton Mets?  In his last three starts he has […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. […]

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Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

An article by posted on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

Through the first six games, the umpiring in the games the Mets have played has been rather suspect. But we really saw it take a turn for the worse this series against the Nationals. Larry Vanover, a 21-year MLB veteran umpire, made a few key questionable calls in this series. The first actually benefitted the […]

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