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When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary Gentry, George Stone, Ray Sadecki and a rookie or two here and there were the formula to keep Shea Stadium humming. But you know what? They wouldn’t have been anything without the guys behind them.
Great pitching is a marvelous thing, but great pitching ain’t great without at-least good defense. The hoary truism goes that it takes all nine guys on the field to win. Seaver, Koosman, et al all benefitted from having a Jerry Grote behind the plate, a Bud Harrelson at shortstop, a Del Unser in center field. It was a hallmark of those Mets, as clear an identity as Mr. Met or Bob Murphy. The writer Roger Angell ...
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What is the one thing aside from Jason Bay that really gets Mets fans in an uproar? All the Mets fans are screaming “the bullpen!!!” Well Mets fans, I have figured out what the Mets have to do to get this bullpen back on its feet.
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Last night versus the S.F. Giants, New York Met starter Jonathon Niese needed 105 pitches to get through 7 masterful innings, allowing 1 ER while striking out five improving his record on the year to 8-5. Niese bounced back from his worst start of the season to toss an absolute gem, telling reporters the following after the contest:
“That’s the beauty of this game, is that...
Could McHugh Be A September Call-Up?
Welcome back for the second installment, and first Friday Edition of the brand new, MMO Mets Minors Beat. I’m your host, Petey Pete, and I’ll be going over the transactions reports and box-scores everyday, scanning the team reports, talking to the players and coaches, pouring over reams of scouting reports and statistics. Analyzing, crunching...
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Unlike when Luca met his demise, the Mets usually see it coming
“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. The Famous line from the movie The Godfather seems somewhat fitting for how the Mets looked in July. They looked like they were dead in the water.
Now as the calendar has turned to August it seems as though they have come up for air and are beginning to steady the ship.
Wednesday night’s affair in San Francisco brought about perhaps the most inexplicable Mets win of the year. But it was a win and we’ll take all of those that we can get around here.
Twenty (20!) Mets reached base against a collection of Giants pitchers that started with Matt Cain and included four others. New York had nine hits, drew nine walks, had a batter get hit by a pitch...
St. Lucie 2, Clearwater 5
Angel Cuan struggled behind and some poor defense a poor relief outing by Jack Leathersich aided in a 5-2 loss to the Clearwater Treshers. Cory Vaughn and Alonzo Harris had RBI on the day and the S.Mets struggled to get runners in position to score
Alonzo Harris – 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Cory Vaughn – 0 for 4, 1 RBI 1 SO
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 25, 1987
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
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The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered...
Hello and welcome to another tantalizing day of Mets baseball. Tonight, the Mets play the San Francisco Giants for the third time in a row after splitting the first two games in the series. Last night, Tim Lincecum led the Giants to victory with a dominating performance. A solid start from Matt Harvey was encouraging, but not enough to get the Mets a victory.
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Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
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Garrett Olson had a phenomenal outing, but the Bisons offense and a late-inning error doomed the Bisons in their 2-0 series opening loss.
Garrett Olson had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out seven. Olson was consistently coaxing weak contact and getting the strikeout when he needed it. Robert Carson came out...