Found April 26, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Ike Davis should log on to his computer, Google the book, “Ted Williams: The Science of Hitting,’’ and order a copy. Maybe it is time both he and the Mets realize Davis isn’t just struggling, but that perhaps he doesn’t know too much about hitting. Davis homered yesterday, but for my money I would rather he slapped a single to left in the sixth with runners on second and third and two outs. DAVIS: Another strike out. (AP) Instead, he struck out. Again. For those scoring at home, it was the 24th time he has walked back to the dugout in disgust, compared to just 12 hits. Old stats, new stats, it doesn’t matter, Davis is not producing. Davis has four homers and seven RBI. He’s hitting .174 with a .260 on-base percentage, .348 slugging percentage and .608 OPS. However, the number that kills me is he’s on pace for 194 strikeouts. I spoke with Davis about strikeouts and using the whole field and he told me he’s a home run hitter, he likes to hit home runs, and strikeouts are part of the e...

Tonight’s Mets Meme: Ike Davis Will Try Anything To Break His Slump

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What’s Happened To Josh Edgin?

What happened to the Josh Edgin who came up and immediately became one of the more reliable and dominant relievers out of our bullpen last year? As if his his 10.80 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in 10 appearances wasn’t bad enough, I took a quick glance at his splits and it really showed me how bad things really have gotten for Edgin since last season. Versus LH Batters – 368 Versus...

Marcum Starts, Edgin Demoted, Mets Look To Get Back To .500: Mets Lineup V. Phillies - April 27, 2013

The Mets announced this morning that to make room for Shaun Marcum on the Major League roster, Josh Edgin was demoted...not to Las Vegas to join the 51's, but to Binghamton (AA). The clubs thinking was to drop him 2 levels so that he can get the much needed work to correct his problems. Edgin has been huge disappointment this year after a promising start late last season; his fast ball has

Pie In The Face Was A Cheap Shot, Valdespin’s Teammates Owe Him An Apology

What was supposed to be a thrilling night after a dramatic walk-off win courtesy of a Jordany Valdespin grand slam has turned into an evening of anger and confusion. What the hell was the deal with that pie to the face by John Buck? Check out this GIF courtesy of @MetsKevin11 on Twiitter: That was messed up. It wasn’t just a pie to the face, it was more like an F-U Kid...

Is Terry Collins The Reason Why Josh Edgin Lost His Edge?

Updated on 4/26 I got an interesting email from Kevin (K Maxx) this morning who asked, “if Terry Collins is so concerned about Josh Edging being overworked, why does he keep overworking him?” I did a quick check and was shocked to see that Edgin made 75 appearances last season between the Mets and the minors. That would have placed him tenth in the NL. The 75 appearances was...

Mets Fans, Band Together To Alter All-Star Game Voting!

Year after year we argue about how this player or that player deserved to be the All-Star Game starter and not the inferior player who got voted in by the fans. It’s generally become a popularity contest rather than a vote for who has been the most deserving player. I understand that MLB tries to get the fans involved in as many ways as possible. It’s a great public relations...

Dodgers vs Mets Game Preview: Spin Not In Lineup, Hefner Takes Hill In Rubber Match

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Anthony Recker – C Collin Cowgill – CF Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes Last night’s grand slam by Jordany Valdespin was the first walk-off grand slam by a Met since Kevin McReynolds against Montreal’s Scott Ruskin on June, 25 1991 and the sixth...

New York Mets latest team turning to Groupon to spark ticket sales

Prior to the start of the 2013, the Marlins organization received a buncha laughs when they put season opener tickets on sale via Groupon, an online deal-of-the-day website. Well, they aren’t the only NL East team failing to bring the fans in early this year, as the New York Mets are also trying to lure fans to CitiField with a Groupon of their own. With the season just about a...

Open Thread: Phillies vs Mets at 7:10 PM – Lets Get It On!

Starting Lineup Mike Baxter – RF Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Ike Davis – 1B Jordany Valdespin – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes The Mets have scored 110 runs in their first 20 games (5.5 runs per game). The 110 runs are the fourth-most the Mets have scored after 20 games in any season. New York is scoring...

Summer of ’73 Series: Matlack Takes One On The Head

My series on the “Summer of ’73: The Lost Year,” continues today with a book excerpt from talented author Matthew Silverman, whose work should be familiar to all Mets fans. Silverman joins us today with a piece on Jon Matlack from his newest book, “Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. You can purchase his works at “When the 1973 season is referenced...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Just Plain Ugly

4/27 @mets lineup vs @philliesBaxter RFTejada SSMurphy 2BWright 3BDuda LFBuck CDavis 1BValdespin CFMarcum P — MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 27, 2013 4/27 @phillies lineup at @metsRollins SSUtley 2BYoung 3BHoward 1BBrown LFMayberry CFNix RFQuintero CPettibone P — MLBLineups (@mlblineups) April 27, 2013 What! Burkhardt and some Dago are calling the game today? I like bagging...

The Birth Of El Dramático

I felt so good after last night’s game that I decided to write two posts. This begins my official campaign to nickname Jordany Valdespin. It’s a great feeling to hit your first home run of the season. That’s not enough for Valdespin though. He has to hit a walk-off home run. Yeah, that should be good enough for ‘Spin, right? Wrong. His first home run of the season has to...

Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Kyle Kendrick (4/26/13)

Mets look to pay back Phillies from earlier this season.  Gee got knocked around by Philadelphia but was strong in his last outing.  Kendrick is still a stiff. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: Jeremy Hefner vs. Kyle Kendrick (4/10/13)Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Cliff Lee (4/9/13)Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs...
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