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For a majority of you who visit this site, you watch too much baseball. How else would you describe watching the Mets day-after-day? The more you watch, the more you become desensitized. Most plays start to seem ordinary. That tends to happen to me.
I got a chance to watch yesterday’s 4-3 win against the Phillies with a friend of mine. She hardly watches baseball. She couldn’t tell you the difference between the leadoff and cleanup hitter, but she did make some interesting comments.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Carlos Ruiz smoked a ball to deep center. Naturally, Juan Lagares broke back and flagged the ball down for the third out—bailing Jeremy Hefner out of a bases-loaded jam. It was a play he made look easy enough for me to not give a second thought. When it happened, my friend said, “Wow. That guy’s fast.” It was a simple statement. Most athletes are fast. The more I thought about it, the more intuitive I thought it was.
Lagares is a pretty good center fielder. Being fast d...
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call.
Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the...
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...
With Jonathon Niese going on the disabled list, the Mets’ decision on which pitcher to drop from the rotation was delayed. That’s good news for Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, the two leading candidates to be removed. Let’s take a minute to look at the pros and cons for Hefner remaining a starter, if and when Niese returns this season.
The biggest pro for Hefner is his recent...
The Mets’ short-season affiliates got their seasons underway this past week. Those affiliates are, in order from most advanced to least, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League), the Kingsport Mets (Appalachian League), and the GCL Mets (Gulf Coast League). The Cyclones are at the short-season A class-level while both Kingsport and the GCL team are rookie level. Though the...
I had two emails from readers asking me why the Mets elected to promote Zack Lutz rather than Ike Davis this weekend.
The fact is that the Mets didn’t want to set David up for failure and with three lefties coming up in John Lannan of the Phillies, and John Danks and Chris Sale of the White Sox, they thought it best to leave Davis in Las Vegas where he can continue getting used...
The New York Mets have signed a minor league agreement with Mexican League pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado.
The 35-year-old right hander has officially signed with the team, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Previously with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, Alvarado was 0-2 with a 4.03 ERA over 38 innings pitched this season.
After beginning his career with the...
NEW YORK METS (29-41) vs PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-39)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 4:05 PM
RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56 ERA) vs RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40 ERA)
Eric Young, Jr – CF
Jordany Valdespin – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee - RHP...
Jeremy Hefner pitched six innings of strong baseball in Philadelphia on Friday night to help propel the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory over their National League East rival Philadelphia Phillies. Hefner allowed three runs, two earned, on 10 hits while striking out six in the process. Friday’s start marked his sixth consecutive start in which he allowed three earned runs or less...
Former Mets’ star Lee Mazzilli made the borough of Brooklyn his stomping grounds growing up.
Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Coney Island was his home until the Mets drafted him right out of high school in 1973.
Lee and L.J. Mazzilli (Photo by Jim Mancari)
Located just a mile and half from Lincoln down Ocean Parkway and on Surf Avenue is MCU Park. Though the stadium wasn’t there during...
MissChatter The fantasy stock report is an article that will provide some insight on a particular players stock based on recent performances. This week I'll take a look at two starting pitchers: Dillon Gee and Bronson Arroyo. Bullish:Dillon GeeDillon Gee has been lights out since his May 30th start against the Yankees. He currently owns a record of 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA and...
The Mets obliterated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the score of 8-0 to take the series, their second straight on this road trip. It was the Mets’ third shutout victory of the season.
David Wright led the Mets’ 12-hit attack with four hits including two doubles, a triple and his 12th home run of the season. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits...
Mets 4, Phillies 3
The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 tonight at Citizens Bank Park to open their three game series. The Mets have won five of their last seven games.
Jeremy Hefner started and after a rough second inning that saw him give up three early runs, he settled down and held the Phillies scoreless for the next four innings while the Mets battled back to...
New York Mets (29-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-39)
Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56) vs. Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40)
TIME: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 84, sunny
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After another disappointing loss last night, manager Charlie Manuel was heated in his post-game press conference. He expressed that he doesn’t know what else he can do with his lineup...