Tag: Terry Collins

Mets Blanked By Phillies 4-0, Fall Under .500 For First Time This Season

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Blanked By Phillies 4-0, Fall Under .500 For First Time This Season

The New York Mets were shutout by the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 tonight at Citi Field. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick hurled a complete game gem, limiting the revamped Mets lineup to just three hits and a walk. For the Mets, Dillon Gee was matching zeroes with Kendrick for five innings and actually did a nice job of […]

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Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Armed and Ready: Marcum To Start Saturday, Niese On Sunday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, team officials are saying that lefthanded starter Jon Niese reported no issues and is set to return to the rotation on Sunday against the Phillies. “A little swollen, but it feels good,” Niese describe the injury Thursday morning. Manager Terry Collins said they didn’t want Niese to break […]

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Featured Post: Timing Of Juan Lagares Promotion Is Strange

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments

Most baseball pundits cast off the Mets’ outfield as being the worst in the league heading into the season. On paper, maybe that is correct, but based on performance, the Mets outfield hasn’t been all that bad. Lucas Duda has looked good offensively, Marlon Byrd has had some big hits, Mike Baxter gives all-out effort […]

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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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