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Come on, admit it… At one time or another you made a joke about Daniel Murphy at second base since the day he took over the position once Jose Reyes was not re-signed and Ruben Tejada slid over to shortstop.
Was the criticism harsh and often times deserved? Maybe… Maybe not… Ok, yes it was…
But seeing is believing and when I mentioned how much better Murphy has been defensively a couple of weeks ago on Twitter, you all know you’ve seen the dramatic improvement as well. He has been passing the eye test.
So enter ESPN’s resident Mets historian and statistical guru Mark Simon, who wrote an interesting post yesterday about the porous Mets defense overall this season.
Hidden within that gem of an article, I found this:
Daniel Murphy has been the Mets’ most improved defensive player. He was charged with -11 Defensive Runs Saved last season, but is holding steady at a major-league average of zero Defensive Runs Saved through 240 innings in 2013.
The biggest difference for Murphy has been i...
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Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field.
All valid in the early Duda critique.
DUDA: Has the right approach (AP).
Now, unbelievably, he’s become too selective...
“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger.
The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30.
But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on a team that relies...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas had their game suspended due to rain.
Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-0.
St. Lucie topped Daytona, 6-2.
Savannah dropped two games to Hickory, 4-3 and 5-3.
Welcome back T.J. Rivera. We haven’t mentioned Rivera in the Minors Report for a couple of weeks and he was tired of being ignored, so he went out and got five...
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Mets had a top ten prospect named Zack Wheeler who was deemed the heir apparent to their oft-maligned rotation. It had to be Wheeler, who would assume the role of staff ace. Especially with the controversial trade of surprising knuckleballer, RA Dickey. It seemed unanimous that Wheeler, his high nineties fastball, and array of formidable...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas edged out Round Rock, 3-2.
Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-1.
St. Lucie blasted Daytona, 13-3.
Savannah topped Hickory, 9-6.
It was supposed to be an epic matchup of top pitching prospects in Trenton, between the B-Mets and the Trenton Thunder yesterday — the Double-A version of the Subway Series. Rafael Montero...
Binghamton 6, Harrisburg 1
The Binghamton Mets launched a season-high three home runs and struck out a season-high fifteen Harrisburg Senators in a 6-1 victory at Metro Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton used a ten-hit attack to secure their third series win of the season.
B-Met third baseman Josh Rodriguez set the tone early. After Danny Muno worked out his team-leading 21st...
Matt Harvey, who pitches for the Mets, was very dialed in on Tuesday night as his Mets took on the Chicago White Sox. The 24-year-old flamethrower was so dialed in that he didn’t even realize that his nose was bleeding. The bloody nose definitely didn’t bother Harvey as he pitched a perfect first inning and had a strikeout.
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Famed right fielder Darryl Strawberry debuted as a professional with the New York Mets 30 years ago today on May 6, 1983. The 21-year-old Strawberry, taken by New York out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft, recorded his first hit two days later on May 8. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound Strawberry...
Among the highs and lows to already come out of the first month of this season, the continued improvement of Daniel Murphy has certainly been one of the brighter spots to this point so far.
Playing out of his natural position, Murphy has slowly made the proper adjustments on both sides of the diamond. After being jostled all over both the infield and outfield, Murphy has finally...
The Mets held the White Sox to one hit over 10 innings last night. It was the second 10-inning one-hitter in team history. Terry Leach hurled a 10-inning one hitter on October 1, 1982 at Philadelphia in a game the Mets won, 1-0. Luis Aguayo had a fifth-inning triple in that game. The last 10-inning one-hitter in the majors was May 28, 2011 when the...
5/7 @whitesox lineup vs @metsDe Aza LFKeppinger 2BRios RFDunn 1BGillaspie 3BRamirez SSFlowers CWise CFSantiago P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) May 7, 2013
Mets lineup vs. the White Sox:Tejada – SSMurphy – 2BWright – 3BBuck – CDuda – LFBrown – RFDavis – 1BLagares – CFHarvey – RHP
— Eric Simon (@AmazinAvenue) May 7, 2013
#Knicks starters: PG Prigioni, SG Felton...
The CEO for the Omaha Storm Chasers and lifelong Mets fan was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch last night before the New York Mets contest with the Chicago White Sox. It is probably a safe bet that Gary Green will not be invited back for any pre-game festivities after Green sailed the pitch over the head of John Buck smashing the TV camera protective glass behind home...
The White Sox had a makeup game yesterday so the Mets do not get to see Chris Sale in this brief two-game set. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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