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Friday night Terry Collins used both Josh Edgin and Ramon Ramirez for 1.1 innings each. Saturday afternoon the Mets used only Edgin. New York used five relievers, including three different pitchers in the decisive eighth inning. Yet Ramirez was not one of them, the bullpen imploded and the Mets lost a toss-up game they really should have won.
Ramirez is in the dog house and if the Mets had better relievers on hand it would be easy to understand why. But when this year’s pen makes us long for the relievers from 2008, Collins simply cannot hold a grudge as long as he seemingly is with Ramirez. Has Ramirez been good this year? No, not particularly. Is Ramirez worth using in tight games? Yes, yes he is. And the sooner Collins accepts that, the better off the team will be.
Leverage Index (LI) is an attempt to describe how important a particular game or at-bat is. The Average LI is equal to 1.0 and a high leverage situation is 1.5 and above. About 10% of all game situations h...
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Prior to Saturday night’s 8-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets manager Terry Collins narrowed his options of replacing Dillon Gee to Miguel Batista and Matt Harvey. Acording to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
Terry Collins said Chris Young should be fine for Wednesday’s start in Washington, and that the choice for Saturday against the Dodgers is pretty much down to...
Due to the surgery of New Yor Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, Manager Terry Collins had to decide who would be coming up from the farm system to replace him on the roster. His decision would be twenty-five year old left-hander Josh Edgin who was immediately thrown into the fire by Collins. Collins decided to test Edgin’s skills in his major league debut by bringing him into a bases loaded...
Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was each time in saying he felt great and didn’t need the extra rest, but why listen...
In Doug’s Dugout today, we broach the second half, Tony LaRussa, and other observations.
As the Mets embark on the second half sprint towards the post-season (who would’ve predicted that?) the benchmark is Ten. That is, ten games above .500. If the team can improve their 6 games above .500 mark, and make another strong a push upward, they could zero in on 90-plus victories.
It’s funny how this stuff works out.
Before each season, SNY and the Mets decide which Buffalo Bisons game to air on SNY. If you didn’t know, the Bisons are the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate.
So the Bisons play Toledo at home right now. Jason Bay is starting in left field and batting second. But that’s not the big news of the game.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of Matt...
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Former Forest City Owls pitcher Josh Edgin joined the New York Mets (courtesy of MLB Pressbox.com) from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, July 13, replacing Dillon Gee on the active roster.
Edgin entered in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Mets game at Atlanta. He pitched 1 1/3 innings, surrendering two runs - both earned - on two hits, while striking out three...
This afternoon at the “House of Horrors” the Mets try to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. With so much talk of how the Mets needed to get off to a good start in the 2nd half, they have come out and done the complete opposite. Surprisingly, the culprit in the first two games has been bad starting pitching. Chris Young and R.A. Dickey each allowed 5 runs...
The Mets will try to salvage the final game of the series today in Atlanta as Johan Santana takes the hill against Ben Sheets. Santana is 6-5 on the season with a 3.24 ERA over 17 games and 102.2 innings of work. Johan’s last outing was a rough one where he ultimately allowed 7 ER over 4.2 innings of work while having another play step on his calf while Santana was covering first...
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W: A. Varvaro (1-0) L: B. Parnell (2-2)
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HR: NYM - I. Davis (13) ATL - None
Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run as part of a three-run eighth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets in the middle...
RA Dickey is coming off of a whirlwind week, let’s hope it doesn’t get to his ego. Aw who are we kidding, what ego?
The Mets continue their three game series with the Atlanta Braves today at Turner Field with RA Dickey returning to the mound for the the first time since he pitched the 6th inning of the All Star Game on Tuesday evening. The Braves counter with Tommy Hanson...
Terry Collins' club was swept by the Atlanta Braves to open the second part of the season.
It was tough to come up with a title for this one. “Mets Crap The Bed?” or “Mets Come Out Flat?” or maybe “Here Comes the Freefall?”
This was just an ugly weekend for the New York Mets. Very ugly.
The choice to come out of the break with Chris Young on the mount was a...