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TweetMets fans don’t have too much to get excited about lately, so when something good happens, ya gotta relish in it and enjoy the moment. Yesterday’s 4-3 comeback walkoff win over the Cubs was such an occasion. But let’s not get too crazy here.
Optimistic Mets fans (and delusional ones at that) are pointing to Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ 3 run, game winning dinger as a sign that he’s “figured it out” and needs more playing time to be the significant contributor Mets brass hopes he would be. It’s not. It was a lucky home run. It’s a fluke. That’s not to say we can’t enjoy it – but to be perfectly realistic, he’s still a pretty bad baseball player and doesn’t belong anywhere near the major leagues if not for the inability of the Mets player development personnel to develop players in their organization.
Remember when Collin Cowgill hit that game winning grand slam and everyone chanted “More Cowgill”? Remember when John Buck got off to that hot start and everyone started saying “Travis
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Fred Wilpon spoke with Steven Marcus of Newsday on Monday and said he is confident in Sandy Alderson’s plan for the Mets. The Mets owner added that things will improve now that the big unproductive contracts are coming off the books.
“We’re coming to the end of the time when we have had an overhang of players who got hurt or didn’t play well, and I think that Sandy Alderson...
Some of my greatest memories with my father have revolved around sports. High-fiving eachother after witnessing an Islanders overtime win at the Nassau Coliseum. Sitting on the LIRR on our way to the Giants ticker-tape parade while my dad called me in sick to school; the attendance secretary not buying it for a minute. Nearly getting our heads taken off by a Skip Schumaker foul ball...
David Wright, 3B
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Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Mets go ahead and prove us wrong. Although it’s a long shot to say that anybody was expecting to win a series against the best team in baseball (and the way this team was playing, against the Cubs), hopes were not high coming into the week. The streaky defense and simply atrocious offense...
New York Mets (25-39) vs Atalanta Braves (41-28)
Turner Field, Atlanta • 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee (5-6, 4.84 ERA) vs Tim Hudson (4-6, 4.41)
Juan Lagares, cf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Dillon Gee, rhp
The Braves are 23-8 at Turner Field this season. Their 2.32...
Been really tough to watch the Mets this year as all us die hards know. Even for me I just cant sit night after night watching the Mets score one or 2 runs with 5 hits. ZZZZZ . My partners in crime text me and ask are you watching this mess and I usually tell them I am busy with other things. A 2 year old will do that to you.
Of course yesterday being fathers day...
Normally when a pitcher throws a complete game on the road, it means they won. However, Mets fans know better than to think they are anything close to normal.
One night after the Mets continued the downward spiral of humanity by celebrating a game they didn’t deserve to win, Karma reared her ugly head and forced some the Mets’ own medicine down their throat.
Dillon Gee had perhaps...
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After a long day at Turner Field, the future suddenly looks a lot brighter for the New York Mets.
Just imagine Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler at the top of the rotation for years to come.
''I hope people saw this,'' said manager Terry Collins, no doubt referring to New York's long-suffering NL fans. ''Certainly they're going to enjoy watching these...
After 53 games of the 2013 baseball season, I think we have our enduring image. A defining moment. What it defines, I'm not sure. But it's going to wind up summing up this season perfectly:
That's Lucas Duda. In the seventh inning of a baseball game on Saturday with his team down by one run. Bunting. Willingly. Now mind you ... not only does Duda lead the Mets...
Matt Oberste grew up in Oklahoma as a lone ranger. As the majority of the population flocked to the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers, he sought solace with another team: The New York Mets. His favorite player? David Wright, who he modeled himself after growing up.
Oberste was selected by the Mets in the seventh-round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and quickly signed with the...
Mets begin a five-game series with the Braves. First game in the showdown starts at 7:10 PM
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With the New York Mets’ fireballing Matt Harvey facing the Atlanta Braves Tuesday afternoon, you had to figure the sky was the limit regarding how many strikeouts that Harvey could register. The Braves, who have been dubbed by some Braves fans as the “Merry K”‘s, lead the National League in strikeouts. While Harvey didn’t set any records Tuesday, he did set a career...
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