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Well, that 17-1 trouncing of the Cubs on Wednesday was exactly what the Mets desperately needed in more ways than one. First, the Mets ended a four-game losing streak and expunged the bad taste left in their mouths by losing their last two games to the Yankees, while also exorcising their demons of comic mishaps in the first two losses to the Cubs. Secondly, the Mets finally brought the whipping stick and won a game by just clobbering the ball and taking advantage of the wind blowing out in Wrigley Field. Heck, even Daniel Murphy had two home runs! Capitalizing on this day perhaps more than anybody was Ike Davis. Davis was practically left for dead a few weeks ago. He is a player many fans wanted to fix his swing in Buffalo (and rightfully so consider this was a guy hitting way under his weight) and not come back until everything was ‘alright’ with him. But there was Davis on Wednesday connecting for his 10th home run of the year, while also doubling twice and driving in four runs...

Ike Davis is leading all first basemen in RBI this month

Photo by Michael G. Baron New York Mets fans had a lot of concerns coming into the 2012 season, but Ike Davis batting over .200 probably wasn’t one of them.  However, after Davis started the season 0-16 through his first five games he’s had to battle mightily to do just that.  If his .185 batting average in April was frustrating, his .154 average in May was enough to drive...

Chris Young is solidifying a very solid New York Mets rotation

During the New York Mets 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, right-hander Chris Young tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, en route to his second victory of the 2012 season: Young retired the first nine batters he faced — striking out three — before hitting his only rough patch of the game in the bottom half of the fourth.  After three-straight...

Mets Prospects Cole Frenzel, Kevin Plawecki and Phil Evans Check In With MMO’s Petey

Your 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones (click any photo to embiggen) On Tuesday I spent the day and night meeting up with the Brooklyn Cyclones who were in Hudson Valley to play the Renegades. I came, I saw, I left. I even beat the crowd out of the stadium parking lot without running anyone down as they scurried for their cars. The game may have left the home crowd thrilled and elated, but...

Improving the Bullpen a Key for New York Mets at Trading Deadline

The trading deadline is just over a month away and the New York Mets are in a unique position as buyers. The team's good first half and addition of the second wild card to the playoff format makes it more likely the Mets will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot. The problem, however, is that the second playoff spot opens up the race to a lot of teams, creating a scenario where...

Standings: NL East and Wildcard

NL East Standings: NL Wild Card Standings: Hey, it’s been a rough week for the Mets and guess what, they’re still right in the mix. This team has been fighting all season, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. The Mets will hopefully be buyers at the trade deadline, and we must remember that Mike Baxter is going to join this club again this season (which is kind of like...

Mets Game Chatter – 6/29/12

Come join us at 10:00 PM Eastern as the Mets look to take their second straight game against the Dodgers. Game Chatter – 6/29/12 Related Posts:Mets Game Chatter – 6/28/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/26/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/14/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/04/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/03/12

Where Does R.A. Dickey Rank Among Omar Minaya’s All-Time Acquisitions?

Over his six year tenure as general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya made hundreds of acquisitions. Hours of going over stats, phone calls with scouts, negotiations with agents, all in an effort to put the best possible 25 players on the field come Opening Day. Minaya had made some oustanding acquisitions over the years, others; not so great. R.A. Dickey was definitely one...

Daniel Murphy Finds HR Stroke

MURPHY: Homers twice. Slides often end this way, with the Mets taking out their frustration of the last four days with a 17-1 mauling of the Cubs this afternoon. Daniel Murphy, who hadn’t homered since last July, went over the ivy twice to back the solid pitching of Jon Niese. You can’t call this a turnaround game unless they reel off a few more, but it was a good start heading...

Mets Game Chatter – 6/28/12

Come join us for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is slated for 10:10 PM Eastern time. Game Chatter – 6/28/12 Related Posts:Mets Game Chatter – 6/03/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/26/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/14/12Mets Game Chatter – 6/04/12Mets Game Chatter – 5/23/12

Will The Real New York Mets Please Stand Up?

“You are what your record says you are.” – Former New York Football Giants coach Bill Parcells, 2005 “Those were the real Mets.” – Cubs manager Leo Durocher after a Chicago win, June 1969 “I’m afraid we’re starting to see the real team peek out.” – Vince, a Met fan friend of mine, this morning. There is nothing as schizoid as a .500 team. They’ll either...

Cubs get big hit from Rizzo, defeat Mets 5-3

Cubs starter Randy Wells didn’t last long in this one, but four Chicago relievers held the Mets scoreless for the last six innings of this one. Wells only went three innings, but Gee couldn’t get through more than five, and Anthony Rizzo’s fourth inning RBI double turned out to be the difference in the 5-3 Cubs win. Gee got through the first two innings without much issue...

What The Heck Are We Waiting For?

Let it burn… We can always rebuild… Ken Davidoff of the New York Post,says the Mets are looking outside the organization for bullpen help and are expected to be involved in trade talks for San Diego Padres closer Huston Street (how many times has his name been tied to the Mets?), Oakland A’s closer Grant Balfour, and Houston Astros starter Brett Myers. I can just envision...

Pre-Game: New York Mets (40-36) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (43-33)

Tonight the Mets open a 4 game series on the left coast against the Dodgers.  Coming off their 17 run outburst against the Cubs, the Mets meet an old friend who is having the best season of his career.  Chris Capuano (9-2 2.60 ERA) signed a 2 year/$10 mil deal in the offseason and will be on the mound for the Dodgers.   He’ll face off against Chris Young (1-1 3.42 ERA). ...
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