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Imagine waking up tomorrow morning, checking out MMO and reading that Matt Harvey got injured. Our jaws would drop, our stomachs would sink and our heart would skip a beat. Then, to take it one step further, imagine if our ace and the pitcher we intend to build our future around was injured not by pitching, but while taking a turn at bat. Wouldn’t it be that much worse?
The question I raise is this: Is it time for the NL to adopt the DH?
Let me begin by saying I am a traditionalist when it comes to the grand ol’ game. I think artificial turf is stupid. I’ve never warmed to the idea of three divisions. And yes, even though extra wild card spots add excitement until the very last day, it bothers me that 1 of every 3 teams make the post-season. This is Baseball, not Basketball.
And honestly, I’ve never liked the Designated Hitter. I’ve always thought that to have a guy on your roster who can only do ONE thing—HIT—is lame. I believe that guys who spend the bulk of their career as a DH, ...
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The starting role for the All-Star Game is Matt Harvey’s for the taking. With three more starts for the New York Mets, including an audition for San Francisco and National League manager Bruce Bochy, should Harvey run the table and go into the break at 10-1 with an ERA close to 2.00, it is totally realistic.
Unless Harvey tanks, he should get the ball.
HARVEY: Should get All-Star...
Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!). Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most...
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports spoke to two scouts who were on hand for Super Tuesday, when Matt Harvey stymied the Braves and Zack Wheeler made his long anticipated debut with six scoreless innings for a Mets doubleheader sweep in Atlanta.
“I don’t know if you’re doing a survey, but put me down for Harvey over Strasburg, and it’s not even close,” said one scout who watched...
If you hadn't heard of Matt Harvey before today's ballgame, you now can't forget him. In a division that already includes young starters like Stephen Strasburg and Julio Teheran, Harvey has become the leader. Already 6-1 (should probably be 9-1) with a 2.16 ERA and a 3.7 WAR, Harvey would...
Grade the Trade is a new feature here at 643ball.com that hopes to engage you, the reader in discussion about a trade. The information and discussion may even help you in trade talks in your league as you look to improve your standing in the second half of the year. We’ll give you the scenario of both teams and the league settings. Then, you the reader can use the comment sections...
New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 1:35 PM
RHP Matt Harvey (6-1, 2.16) vs LHP John Lannan (0-1, 5.49)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Josh Satin – 1B
John Buck – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Matt Harvey – RHP
The Mets rallied from a...
It’s been very difficult to be a Mets fan these past few years. Since their epic collapse in 2007, fans have witnessed over five years of injuries, disappointing signings, embarrassing losses (Luis Castillo, anyone?) and poor ownership. There have been bright spots, such as Dillon Gee’s 7-0 start and Jose Reyes’ batting title in 2011, and R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award last...
As some of you might have noticed, on Sunday evening Nik Wallenda walked on a wire across the Grand Canyon on the Discovery Channel with no net.
The event, known as #SkyWalk, had Twitter captivated as people were wondering if he would fall and how many times he would mention Jesus.
Well now that he has safely made it across, the question is now what will he do next? Well as you see...
David Wright homered, tripled and matched a New York Mets record with four extra-base hits to back the latest splendid start by Matt Harvey in an 8-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Wright went 4 for 5 with two of New York's season-high seven doubles to help the Mets take two of three in Philadelphia after winning a five-game series at first-place Atlanta....
New York Mets (29-42) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-39)
Matt Harvey (6-1, 2.16) vs. John Lannan (0-1, 5.49)
TIME: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 84, chance of rain
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Kevin Fransden saved the day yesterday after the Phillies blew a 6 run lead. The bullpen really needs to step up as they have the worst ERA in all of baseball at 4.67. Even...
As the Mets wrap up an uncommon five game series win with the Atlanta Braves, we have an even more uncommon edition of 3 Up and 3 Down, featuring five “Ups” centered on the Mets youth movement.
Dillon Deserved Better: I actually missed Monday night’s game. The rain delay of over three hours was too much for me to bear. From all reports though, Dillon Gee pitched a gem, going...
RHP Kris Medlen was the only starting pitcher to notch a win in the 5-game set against the Mets.
The Braves at times seemed baffled by the pitching thrown at them by New York in the 5-game series at Turner Field. They faced Matt Harvey who didn’t allow a hit until the 7th inning of his outing and found themselves scuffling for hits until the final game of the series when they managed...