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Contributed by Gerry Silverman of MetsMerizedOnline.com
Hitting for the cycle has always been one of the more singular batting feats in baseball. It is a relatively rare occurrence but not one that guarantees anything in particular for the team of the player who achieves one beyond a mention on the sports page. Granted, it involves getting four hits (a good thing) with three being for extra bases (a very good thing), but from a pure baseball perspective one could propose that if a batter had four singles in a game, he might well provide a greater benefit to his team than a cycle would, provided those singles occur with runners in scoring position.
In other words, a cycle is a feat we regard with admiration primarily because it is COOL. It is so COOL that it even has a more refined version, the so-called “natural” cycle (single, double, triple, home run in order). This unique quality allows a cycle to actually transcend the game itself, remaining COOL even if your team loses the game...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field.
All valid in the early Duda critique.
DUDA: Has the right approach (AP).
Now, unbelievably, he’s become too selective...
“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger.
The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30.
But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on a team that relies...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas had their game suspended due to rain.
Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-0.
St. Lucie topped Daytona, 6-2.
Savannah dropped two games to Hickory, 4-3 and 5-3.
Welcome back T.J. Rivera. We haven’t mentioned Rivera in the Minors Report for a couple of weeks and he was tired of being ignored, so he went out and got five...
Frank Francisco pitched 1.0 scoreless inning last night for St. Lucie of the Florida State League, allowing just one single. Francisco has tossed 4.0 scoreless innings in four rehab outings and is getting closer to returning to the Mets.
Terry Collins said he would first like to see how Francisco responds after back to back appearances on Sunday and Monday before the team makes...
Binghamton 6, Harrisburg 1
The Binghamton Mets launched a season-high three home runs and struck out a season-high fifteen Harrisburg Senators in a 6-1 victory at Metro Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton used a ten-hit attack to secure their third series win of the season.
B-Met third baseman Josh Rodriguez set the tone early. After Danny Muno worked out his team-leading 21st...
Matt Harvey, who pitches for the Mets, was very dialed in on Tuesday night as his Mets took on the Chicago White Sox. The 24-year-old flamethrower was so dialed in that he didn’t even realize that his nose was bleeding. The bloody nose definitely didn’t bother Harvey as he pitched a perfect first inning and had a strikeout.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Eric Stults pitched seven-hit ball into the seventh inning and Will Venable hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, leading the resurgent San Diego Padres to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Stults (3-2) walked two and struck out four in 6 1-3 innings as the Padres won for the 10th time in 13 games. San Diego, which began the season 5-15...
Famed right fielder Darryl Strawberry debuted as a professional with the New York Mets 30 years ago today on May 6, 1983. The 21-year-old Strawberry, taken by New York out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft, recorded his first hit two days later on May 8. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound Strawberry...
Trenton 5, Binghamton 1
Binghamton Mets starter Rafael Montero cruised through six innings, but faltered late as the Trenton Thunder scored four runs in the seventh to beat the B-Mets, 5-1, in comeback fashion on Tuesday night at Arm & Hammer Park. The B-Mets collected three hits in the first two innings, but were held hitless for the final seven frames in their second straight...
There has been a significant amount of trade talk
surrounding San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, and the rumors only
figure to increase from now until the trade deadline. Considering Headley doesn’t
want to talk contract until after the season, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports
believes he’s likely to be traded prior to the July 31st deadline.
The Padres are...
5/7 @whitesox lineup vs @metsDe Aza LFKeppinger 2BRios RFDunn 1BGillaspie 3BRamirez SSFlowers CWise CFSantiago P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) May 7, 2013
Mets lineup vs. the White Sox:Tejada – SSMurphy – 2BWright – 3BBuck – CDuda – LFBrown – RFDavis – 1BLagares – CFHarvey – RHP
— Eric Simon (@AmazinAvenue) May 7, 2013
#Knicks starters: PG Prigioni, SG Felton...
There's been talk that San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley is likely to be traded prior to the July 31st trade deadline. While several teams figure to be interested in the slugger, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports believes Headley would be "perfect" for the Chicago Cubs.
Rosenthal believes Headley would offer the Cubs a significant boost, joining other young...