Found August 01, 2012 on
Since his 3-HR game, Ike Davis is 0-13 with nine strikeouts. It seems like every at-bat features a lefty pitcher with a wicked breaking ball that Davis flails at helplessly. They say that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while anticipating different results. Davis swinging at these big breaking sliders is not getting the job done. So let’s give him the take sign.
When the at-bat ends on a pitch thrown with an 0-2 count, Davis is 1-20 with 13 strikeouts. Now, nobody looks like a superstar when batting with an 0-2 count. But what’s the worst thing that could happen if Davis just took every pitch when he found himself in this hole? He would have one fewer hit. However, it’s quite likely he would advance to a 1-2 count quite a few more times.
Davis’ numbers are still not wonderful at 1-2, but his OPS rises from .295 to .394 and if nothing else you have made the pitcher work a touch harder. The big jump comes from 1-2 to 2-2. When ...
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Zack Wheeler’s 11K performance for Double-A Binghamton might has earned him a promotion. He’s headed to Triple-A Buffalo, the team announced this afternoon.
Wheeler finishes with a 3.26 ERA during 19 starts for the B-Mets. He struck out 117 batters in 116 innings.
Original Post 7/31
After weighing whether to have Zack Wheeler make his Triple-A debut on the road...
The trade deadline ended at 4:00 PM EDT and while the Mets Eastern Division rival were saying 'No Mas' in dealing away 2/3 of their outfield, the Mets stood idly by and didn't make a move.
Surprised? I'm not. The Mets don't have much to deal from in the way of trades. Scott Hairston has had a good year, but would not garner the type of player that would make...
July was a terrible month for Mets fans. After exiting the All Star break primed for a post season run, the season has spiraled out of control. Poor pitching, compounded by poorer execution at the plate and shotty defense have seen the Mets post season dreams, along with those of fans, shattered in short order. Understandably this has left the roster frustrated and the fanbase angry...
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W: J. Edgin (1-0) L: S. Casilla (4-5)
S: M. Acosta (1)
HR: NYM - S. Hairston (13),S. Hairston (14) SF - None
Scott Hairston homered twice, including a leadoff shot in the 10th inning off Santiago Casilla, and the New York Mets...
In an already wild series in the Bay Area, things got even more bizarre on Wednesday night. It all started in the first inning when Ruben Tejada led off the game with a home run to deep left field. It was his first home run in his last 629 at bats. The Mets would later add to their lead in the second when Jordany Valdespin grounded to Marko Scutaro for the force out at third. Josh...
This afternoon at 3:45 pm, the Mets try to take 3 out of 4 from the NL West leading Giants. Chris Young (2-5 4.58 ERA) will face off against Barry Zito (8-7 3.89 ERA).
Last night Jon Niese turned in a great performance going seven strong, with the only blemish being a solo homer by Buster Posey in the Mets 2-1 victory. John Rauch, Tim Byrdak and Bobby Parnell came in to close...
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Coming into the season, it seemed like the New York Mets were a step behind a lot of organizations in baseball, particularly in their own division. The Phillies and Marlins were supposed to be among the best in the league (LOL) and the Braves and Nationals were still considered better than the Mets. During the first half of the season (like the past...
Scott Hairston hit his second homer of the game, connecting in the 10th inning to send the New York Mets past the reeling San Francisco Giants 8-7 Monday night.
The Giants have lost five in a row, all at home. They lead the NL West by one percentage point over the Dodgers.
Hairston hit two-run homer in the eighth as the Mets scored four times for a 6-4 lead. Buster Posey and Nate...
Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night.
All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey in the sixth, the All-Star catcher's 14th long ball this season. Niese struck...
On this date in 1996, the New York Mets traded 2B Jeff Kent and SS Jose Vizcaino to the Cleveland Indians for All Star 2B Carlos Baerga and SS Alvaro Espinosa. It was the second of three trades the Mets made for All Star 2Bs that did not work out. In 1989, the Mets traded OF Lenny Dykstra and RHP Roger McDowell to the Philadelphia Phillies for Juan Samuel and prior to the 2002...
I just came back from an eerie, parking garage meeting with my sources and they inform me that Domingo Tapia, Starter for the Savannah Sand Gnats, is being groomed for a role as the future Mets closer. Take this news for what it is worth, as we’ve certainly heard the same thing about Parnell, Mejia and Familia in recent years but the news does make a certain amount of sense...
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W: T. Lincecum (5-11) L: M. Harvey (1-1)
S: J. Affeldt (2)
HR: NYM - None SF - None
Tim Lincecum threw seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Lincecum (5-11) gave...
New York Mets (51-54) at San Francisco Giants (56-48) 3:45 PM ET
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C. Young (R) 10 2-5 4.585.12-35.707/28@ARIL4.0760-217.05.29
B. Zito (L) 20 8-7 3.896.04-43.417/28LADL5.1741-119.13.26
The San Francisco Giants reverted back to their losing ways in last night's loss to the New...