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Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been a good mix to Hefner over the years, and before you knew it, the Mets were down 11-0.
Terry Collins tried to put a positive spin on the rout.
“I’ll tell you what, down 11-0, make it a game, pretty impressive by our guys,’’ Collins told reporters after the game, most of who had their storied written by the fifth inning.
Uh huh. Forty years in the game should know by now there are no morale victories in baseball. Few of them, anyway, and last night wasn’t one of them.
Unfortunately for the Mets, them chopping away at the lead provided the illusion there was a chance, and consequently Collins had to go to hi...
BEST OF MAXIM
Zack Wheeler spoke to reporters after last night’s win and acknowledged that he needs to start addressing his command issues very quickly.
“Been a few times now where I’ve had to come out of the game early because I’m throwing 20 pitches an inning, falling behind guys, stuff like that. It’s not going to work,” said Wheeler who lasted just 4.2 innings on Saturday. “That’s...
So far, Zack Wheeler is walking a man every other inning and not striking out too many more, and he’s doing it while throwing little beside fastballs. That according to Tim Marchman of the Wall Street Journal who did some digging and found some historical comps for the Mets rookie righthander.
Marchman found 29 comps and according to Pitchf/x data from FanGraphs, even if Wheeler...
Outside of phenom Matt Harvey, starting pitching has not been the New York Mets’ strong suit in 2013. From Aaron Laffey to Shaun Marcum, nobody has been anywhere near as consistently reliable as Harvey has. This poses a lot of questions as to who will start Opening Day next year, or in the games following for that matter. Here’s my prediction for just that.
1. Matt Harvey...
Zack Wheeler day was a bust.
The other phenom in the Mets’ rotation didn’t remind anyone of Matt Harvey, but the bullpen bailed him out in a 5-4 win over the Phillies at Citi Field on Saturday.
Wheeler needed one more out to be in line for the win, but couldn’t get it. With a two-run lead, he left with the bases loaded and two out in the fifth, when Terry Collins came out...
Mets hope to get a better pitching performance today from Wheeler while they look to hang another loss on old pal Hamels. Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Phillies (Cole Hamels, 4-11, 4.05) at Mets (Zack Wheeler, 3-1, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Josh Satin – 1B
Juan Lagares – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
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Gonzalez Germen came out of the bullpen to bail out fellow rookie Zack Wheeler and help the New York Mets hold off the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Saturday.
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Offense roughs up Hefner
Domonic Brown hit his 24th homer in the game and drove in two runs. AP Photo.
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I asked my writers who they thought was the biggest surprise for the Mets in the first half, and one of the benefits of having 25-35 active writers is that it gives me a good well-rounded sense of where the Mets fan base is on these roundtable questions I like to do.
As expected there were some varied answers, and few added comments as well. Here is what we came up with.
Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)
RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Jeremy Hefner, rhp
Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...