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Two things about Wednesday's victory over the Braves:
Since the Detroit Tigers series, Mets starters have given up 14 runs in 56 and a third innings. That's good for a 2.23 ERA. Now I know you shouldn't trust September stats, but with Jon Niese coming back from injury, Dillon Gee pitching well all season (adding to that with one run given up in seven innings today), and Zack Wheeler in the precocious position of either turning into boom or bust, does it really mean absolutely nothing?
Second, Bobby Ojeda is talking about Lucas Duda in the post game saying stuff like "he's no longer listening to what everybody is telling him, he's swinging the bat hard and getting results, and he's taking charge of his career." My assumption is that he's talking about the fact that Lucas is swinging the bat instead of walking. When are people going to learn that the best hitters in baseball do both? Drives me up a wall when people complain about Joey Vott...
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With Ike Davis likely being shelved for the rest of the year with an oblique strain, it now opens the door for Lucas Duda to reassert himself with the Mets.
For those rallying around Duda to get his chance at first base—his “comfortable” position—you all got your wish. The opportunity Duda has in front of him couldn’t have come...
Dillon Gee turned in yet another great start for the Mets today against the Atlanta Braves en route to a 5-2 Mets victory. Gee, who has been one of the National League’s top pitchers recently, kept that streak going today by stifling the Braves through seven innings. He allowed just four hits, resulting in one earned run, and struck out five. After a month of August where he went...
The great thing about baseball is how it shifts your opinions on players from Point A to Point B and then back to Point A again. Always evolving, always transforming and always wonderfully unpredictable. It’s sort of like real life that way.
I remember all the jokes, all the griping and all the complaining when Omar Minaya first signed journeyman pitcher R.A. Dickey and yet six...
The Mets look to salvage the third game of their series against the Braves behind Dillon Gee this afternoon at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.
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There was something Sandy Alderson said during his interview on WFAN on Tuesday that made me laugh. When Mike Francesa brought up how well Dillon Gee had been pitching, the Mets GM responded:
“I told Dillon after his last game, remember what I told you two months ago: The other guys are getting the headlines, and you’re getting the wins.”
In his team-leading and career-high...
Last week friend of the site James Preller – from the wonderful 2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball – asked me if I would collaborate with him on a post about Lucas Duda. It was like asking a college kid at midnight if he wanted some free pizza.
Anyway, click here to read the article.
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It’s been a streaky year at the plate for Daniel Murphy and right now the Mets’ second baseman is in the midst of a hot streak. He’s currently riding a nine-game hitting streak and has put up a .459/.462/.676 line in his last 39 PA. However, the hot streak illustrates one of the frustrating things with Murphy and that’s been the disappearance of his walk rate.
Lucas Duda had three hits, including a home run, and Andrew Brown added a towering two-run shot to lead Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Gee (11-9) cruised after he was given a 5-0 lead in the third. The right-hander allowed one run on four hits in seven innings.
Freddie Freeman homered off Mets reliever Vic Black with two outs...
ATLANTA -- No Andrelton Simmons in the starting lineup. No Chris Johnson or Brian McCann, either.
With the end of nine games in nine days at home and an off day Thursday, manager Fredi Gonzalez opted to rest a number of his regulars for Wednesday's season finale vs. the Mets -- that is until pinch-hit duty called for Simmons and Johnson in the ninth -- and used a pitcher in...
Just wanted to update this post and say that Daniel Murphy has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 1.
Congrats to Murph and nice job by Steph for making a great call!
There were close games, there were blowouts. There was dominant pitching, there was offensive outbursts. This week in Mets baseball was mostly 50/50, splitting the series...
The Mets travel to Cleveland tonight because, why not?
The Amazin’s stopped their slide last night thanks to a tremendous performance by Dillon Gee who has a 2.01 ERA since the All-Star break and some nice offense from Brown and Duda. Today Zach Wheeler makes the start against Scott Kazmir (yes, that Scott Kazmir). Side story: the Indians are in a playoff race so not only can the...
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Turner Field • 7:10 PM
RHP Carlos Torres (3-2, 2.77) vs RHP Kris Medlen (11-12, 3.58)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Josh Satin – 3B
Lucas Duda – 1B
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Juan Lagares – RF
Matt den Dekker – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
The 3-4-5 spots offer a new surprise everyday...