Tag: strikes

Takahashi Might Be Pitching Well, But…

An article by posted on May 28, 2010 0 Comments

Hisanori Takahashi stepped into the Mets rotation and has been spectacular in his two starts, shutting down two explosive offenses in the Yankees and Phillies.  With six scoreless innings against the Yankees last Friday and six more against the Phillies on Wednesday, Takahashi lowered his ERA to 2.13, while upping his record to 4-1. The […]

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What Can The Mets Do With Ollie?

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

Coming into Spring Training there was a lot of positive buzz on Oliver Perez.  Besides new facial hair he had been working out in Arizona for months getting in shape and trying to work on his pitches.  Perez arrived in excellent shape, a complete 180 from the year before.  People who follow the team on […]

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Optimists Have Their Day In The Sun

An article by posted on April 6, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, opening day, the optimists ruled. The naysayers out there already have their rebuttals. “You had Santana pitching, you should have won. Now lets see what you’ve got”. Perhaps they are right. Certainly 2009, nor this most recent spring training has given even the most loyal Mets fans some ill conceived notions that this team […]

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The Best Rotation Available is Yet Unavailable

An article by posted on March 28, 2010 0 Comments
The Best Rotation Available is Yet Unavailable

All offseason we talked about what is best for our beloved Mets. What’s best as far as free agency. What’s best as far as who is managing. What’s best from the GM position. What’s best at each position. And even what’s best from ownership. We all have had our very candid and pointed opinions and […]

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Mejia Takes A Walk On The Wild Side

An article by posted on March 20, 2010 0 Comments

By now you all know my stance on simply handing 20-year old Mejia a bullpen spot, especially when it means passing on one of Hisanori Takahashi, Kiko Calero, Nelson Figueroa or even Fernando Nieve who are all performing better than him. I won’t bore you with my theories on how this same experiment didn’t work for Bobby Parnell […]

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Jenrry Mejia Is Creating Quite A Commotion

An article by posted on March 18, 2010 0 Comments

I wonder if Mike Pelfrey and John Maine would create as much a stir as young Jenrry Mejia if they too simply decided to throw strikes whenever they got on a mound. I also wonder how long it will be before both of them realize it’s now or never if they intend to hang onto […]

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You Can Cross Throwing Strikes Off The To-Do List

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Marty Noble at MLB.com posted some great news this weekend and it seems that the Mets are going to make throwing strikes a top priority this spring with the hope that it carries over to the regular season come Opening Day. At least we now know why the Mets walked the second most batters in the majors […]

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Three Strikes And Your Out? Great Idea!

An article by posted on July 13, 2009 0 Comments

Michael Baron of MetsBlog had an interesting quote from Jerry Manuel in a post this morning regarding the starting rotation. The Mets have setup their rotation for after the break and it will go as follows beginning with the four games against the Atlanta Braves. Oliver Perez on Thursday (Braves) Mike Pelfrey on Friday (Braves) Johan Santana on […]

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Thoughts After A Lost Weekend

An article by posted on July 6, 2009 0 Comments

Watching the Mets this past weekend ranked slightly above the on goings with the Kardashian Clan, but below C-Span. Anytime your hometown team averages one run per game, in the bandbox known as Citizen’s Bank Ballpark, it is a frustrating and sleepy endeavor. Regardless of who appears in the daily lineup. Right now the Mets […]

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Ghosts of PNC Park Exorcised; Mets Win 9-8

An article by posted on July 2, 2009 0 Comments

The last time the Mets were in Pittsburgh, I wrote a piece about PNC Park having similar effects to the Mets as Atlanta’s Turner Field once had, and to an effect, still has.  Over the past few years, PNC Park had become a house of horrors for the Mets.  They failed to clinch the division […]

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