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Lost behind the daily bullpen issues has been the resurgence of Daniel Murphy at the plate. In his last 23 games, Murphy has a .429/.443/.738 line as he seemingly has a multi-hit game every night. The nice thing about this streak is that it hasn’t been a bunch of weak singles to the opposite field. Instead, Murphy is utilizing the entire park and the extra-base hits are finally starting to come.
Early in the year, Murphy fell in love with going the opposite way, going so far as to consistently utilize an inside-out swing to take pitches to left field that he should have been pulling. Opposing pitchers started to use that against him and Murphy’s numbers dropped in late-May to early-June. But take a look at Murphy’s hits in the past three games, in which he went 7-for-10:
Single to 2B
Double to RF
Single to RF
Double to RF
Single to LF
Double to RF
Triple to RF
He pulled six of his seven hits and of those six, four went for extra-bases.
After the June 22nd game, Murphy had a .2...
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The Mets selected Matz, a lefty fireballer in the second round of the 2009 draft. Because of questionable free agent practices, the Mets were without a first round or compensation round pick and Matz was left to be the team’s top pick for the year. Matz was a risky pick, as people questioned his mechanics and thought he was sure to be an injury risk but the Mets, hoping to...
As expected, the Mets have announced that they have optioned Lucas Duda to Triple-A Buffalo.
Duda was batting .241/.335/.391 in in 89 games with a dozen home runs and 44 RBI. Duda drew 42 walks and struck out 94 times in 307 at-bats this season, almost a third of the time.
The big guy was mired in a horrendous slump in July that forced Terry Collins to start using other options...
Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler was shelled for ten hits and six runs (five earned) in four innings today in Binghamton where the B-Mets were hosting the New Britain Rock Cats.
For Wheeler it was his second straight bad outing. On July 20, the right-hander was lit up for eight earned runs in 3.2 innings by Bowie, having allowed six hits and three walks.
It was rumored yesterday that...
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Outfielder Travis Taijeron was drafted by the New York Mets in 2011 out of Cal-Poly Pomona in the 18th Round (552nd Overall Pick). In his final season for Cal-Poly before being drafted, Taijeron hit .392 in 199 at-bats with 78 hits, 20 doubles, 16 home runs, 51 RBIs and .534 on-base percentage. After leading the conference in almost every offensive...
To celebrate both of their 50th Anniversaries, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has teamed up with the New York Mets to create a special range of limited-edition merchandise. Designers and CFDA members Billy Reid, Yigal Azrouël, Rogan Gregory for Loomstate and Scott Haan and Jeff Halmos for Shipley Halmos developed the new Mets fan fashions.
The Mets x CFDA collection...
“It’s very disappointing. We’re not happy with the way things have gone the last 10 days and we got to buckle down, get after it and get back over. We got a tough three games coming up, we got to pick ourselves up and get ready for them.” ~ Terry Collins
Despite another great outing by Niese, and a valiant rally in the ninth, Ramon Ramirez let up five runs in the 12th...
Look, I’m aware that the Nationals are a very good team with excellent pitching, but ONE GAME isn’t too much to ask is it?
Stephen Strausburg looked dominant today in the Nationals 5-2 win over the Mets, their second consecutive 5-2 victory over the Mets. In a nod to consistency, this is the third straight game against the Nationals that the Mets have scored two runs. At...
Nationals 5, Mets 2: Ho-hum, just another series win for the Nats. Gio Gonzalez makes up for last time out against R.A. Dickey, dominates Mets. Sorry, Mr. Met.
Gio's line: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 87 pitches, 53 strikes.
Oh deer! Adam LaRoche hits a bomb into the upper deck. Video here.
Bryce Harper: 0-4, 3 K vs. Dickey...
(Screencap of Mr. Met via @JWerthsBeard...