Found May 25, 2012 on
New York Mets
San Diego Padres
What's really messed up about Monday's loss, when you think about it, is that the team that benefitted most from the rain was the team that never sees it.Okay, so Jeremy Hefner was good in his first major league start until a 68 minute rain delay. And then he came out and was complete garbage. He basically went from Cliff Lee to Lee Guetterman before our very eyes. These things do happen, and when they happen around thunderstorms, they happen in spades. But here's my question: When the rain delay ended, Hefner warmed up quickly as if it was a normal inning. Yet Padres starter Eric Stults was given all the time he needed after the delay. The umpires obviously wouldn't give one pitcher that courtesy and not the other. So why wouldn't the Mets let Hefner know that he had that option? Did the umpires let Hefner know? It shouldn't be the responsibility of a pitcher making his first major league start to know this. Eric Stults knew it. Hefner didn't know? Terry...
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Jeremy Hefner gets set to make his 1st career major league start against the team that drafted him back in 2007
If you follow me on twitter (@braddigan7789), you should be well informed that I am a big fan of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner (@JeremyHefner17). If you don’t follow me, well then you should certainly get on that right away. For about a month now, I have been flooding...
The New York Mets were defeated by the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, 11-5:
Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets, allowing six runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings of work:
Following a 68-minute raid delay, Hefner trotted back out to the mound to start the third inning. Eveth Cabrera greeted Hefner with a lead off double to left. After a Eric Stults ground out to short, the...
To quote Mets.com, it was a tale of 2 outings for Mets rookie Jeremy Hefner. As I posted earlier today, I was extremely excited to see Hefner make his first career start tonight after pitching 8 innings in relief this year. Tonights game started out with a drizzle which would eventually make its way to a steady downpour.
Before the downpour began, Hefner pitched an impressive...
It was a tale of two ballgames for Jeremy Hefner and the Mets as the rain kept pouring as did the San Diego offense, resulting in a bruising 11-5 loss.
Jeremy Hefner got his first major league start after several successful long-inning relief appearances. His entire family flew in from Oklahoma to see the 26-year old pitch in front of a crowd of nearly 25,000. After a...
We are always quick to judge a pitcher on his work performance. If he does not perform up to our standards, then we have no problem calling for management to give him his walking papers. Yet how often do we really think about what is going on in the mind of a pitcher? When was the last time you cared about what the mindset of a pitcher was? I’m not talking about just one of those...
These are the kind of games that make me wonder why so much emphasis is put on pitcher wins and losses. It is a flawed statistic. Phillies starter Cliff Lee has a 2.82 ERA in 7 starts and NO wins through no fault of his own. At least 5 of those he should definitely have won, but the offense did not help out.
Why is the win/loss stat still heavily relied upon when determining who...
ESPN's Steve Berthiaume reports that there were angry words between Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Shane Victorino.
Victorino lost a routine fly ball which led to a triple and ultimately a run. By rule, the play is considered a triple if the fielder does not touch it.
The Phillies broadcast ultimately talked about it and showed Charlie Manuel getting...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East. Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
The San Diego Padres are just one of those teams that have proven to be absurdly pesky to the New York Mets. Game two of this four game set against the Friars rolls on tonight after San Diego rolled over New York last night making Jeremy Hefner’s start a miserable one.
A bland Padres lineup tagged Mets pitching for 11 runs. With the shaky Dillon Gee on the mound tonight, it’ll...
Last night, Cliff Lee and Shane Victorino had an altercation in the dugout. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big deal, right? Happens all the time. Nobody had anything to say about it after the game. The problem isn't the argument. The problem is, one of the Phillies' strengths has been their clubhouse chemistry. This is a team that seemed unflappable, even...
The bad news.
Cliff Lee did not win.
The good news: Hunter Pence homered in the 10th to give the Phillies a 5-3 win.
“We are just plugging away and we got the win” Pence said to Gregg Murphy of Comcast Sports Net. “I was trying to catch a fastball and I just caught it real good.”
The key to the game was in the bottom of the eight with the score tied, 3-3.
Matt Adams doubled...
Memorial Day weekend is a great time for baseball.
Families around the northeast will have their first traditional BBQ of the year. I love Memorial Day because (with respect to Gary Keith and Ron), I enjoy sitting outside and listening to the WFAN broadcast while enjoying some delicious BBQ.
This weekend, the San Diego Padres head east to join the Mets for the start of the longest...
Took yesterday and its seven game schedule off. I’m ready to improve on my season record of 13-6 +$658 with today’s full compliment of games (sans those that may fall under the “Vara Curse”*).
Cardinals +112 over Phillies
Am I really taking Kyle Lohse over Cliff Lee? The numbers say this is actually a smart play. Consider that the Cards have won eight...