Tag: Terry Collins

The Birth Of El Dramático

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Birth Of El Dramático

El Dramático I felt so good after last night’s game that I decided to write two posts. This begins my official campaign to nickname Jordany Valdespin. It’s a great feeling to hit your first home run of the season. That’s not enough for Valdespin though. He has to hit a walk-off home run. Yeah, that […]

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Valdespin Wins It With A Walk-Off Grand Slam In Dramatic 7-3 Win

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Wins It With A Walk-Off Grand Slam In Dramatic 7-3 Win

After a David Wright single tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth, the Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of the tenth to set up a dramatic walk-off grand slam by Jordany Valdespin in the Metes 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The walk-off grand slam by Spin was […]

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Mets Game Notes: Niese Will Be Fine, Marcum On Saturday, Harvey Time!

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Game Notes: Niese Will Be Fine, Marcum On Saturday, Harvey Time!

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Lucas Duda – LF Juan Lagares – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes Jon Niese is expected to throw a scheduled side session tomorrow, but remains on target […]

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Welcome To The Show: Lagares Singles In Major League Debut

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last night, in the Mets 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, Juan Lagares entered the game in the top of the fifth inning to play center field as part of a double-switch – officially marking his major league debut. Lagares led off in the bottom half of the fifth with a hard hit fly to the […]

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Buck Has Gone From Trade Bait To Indispensable

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Has Gone From Trade Bait To Indispensable

Several times this season John Buck’s fast start fueled speculation that with Travis d’Arnaud’s promotion the Mets might deal him at the trade deadline. After all, who doesn’t want a hot-hitting catcher who calls a crisp game behind the plate? Most every team would and that includes the Mets, who, along with Buck exceeded early expectations. […]

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Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is […]

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Jordany Valdespin: Just Let The Kid Freaking Play

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin: Just Let The Kid Freaking Play

I came across this post by Matt Myers on ESNY New York, that was about outfielder (or infielder) Jordany Valdespin. It really had little to do with Valdespin’s performance, well maybe just a tiny bit. but ventured more into Spn’s personality, cockiness and how it drives some fans crazy. Whether it’s hitting a game-winning homer […]

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Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

Most everything about the Mets these days is about the future. From Matt Harvey, to extending David Wright, to the trade of R.A. Dickey and protecting Zack Wheeler, we’re talking about 2014 and beyond. Sure, it would be great to compete now, but 2013 is mostly for establishing the foundation. It is the development of Harvey and Jon Niese; giving Wheeler major league […]

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Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

After last night’s invigorating 2-0 shutout victory over the Nationals. Terry Collins said  he would not move Lucas Duda from the No. 6 slot to the cleanup spot in the batting order. Despite Ike Davis’ Feats of Strength (I thought Festivus was in December) on Friday night when he and Duda each slugged a pair of home runs, […]

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The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Matt Harvey Phenomenon: I’ve Seen Meteoric Rises Like This Before

Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease. While expectations and pressure like […]

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