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Ruben Tejada had another extended plate appearance Tuesday night, one in which he saw 11 pitches. Overall, Tejada came to the plate five times and saw 32 pitches. It seems like Tejada has had a plethora of PA where he sees a bunch of pitches which made me wonder what his average pitches per plate appearance (P/PA) was. Baseball-Reference provides this information and I was shocked to find that Tejada had just a 3.80 P/PA this season, compared to a league-average rate of 3.81 P/PA. Here are some other stats I found while poking around on B-R that I was previously unaware: Mike Baxter leads the team by batting with the platoon advantage 90% of the time. Scott Hairston has it just 52% of the time. Daniel Murphy has the best swing-and-miss percentage, completely whiffing just 9% of the time. The league average for swinging at the first pitch is 27%. Only two Mets are above average in this category, with David Wright offering at the first pitch 28% of the time while Ike Davis ...

Puma: Jason Bay Will Not Be Cut This Winter Or In Spring Training

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets will not cut slumped outfielder Jason Bay in neither the offseason or this spring said a team source. Puma’s source went as far to say there is “zero” chance that the organization will release him or be asked to compete for a job in Spring Training. The source said many decisions regarding the makeup of next year’s roster...

David Wright Breaks All-Time Mets Record For Hits!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT! With an infield single in the bottom of the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, David Wright surpassed Ed Kranepool to become the new all-time hits leader for the New York Mets. After breaking Kranepool’s mark with hit number 1,419 of his career, he added to that in his next at-bat with another single to put him at 1,420. Wright is...

MLB Rumors: Could New York Mets Trade Ike Davis To Boston Red Sox?

Ike Davis was unhappy with the New York Mets over possible trade rumors recently, and he made his opinion well known. Davis was not pleased with the fact that the Mets openly discussed the possibility of trading him this coming offseason. But if the Mets are likely to deal Davis, may I suggest that the Boston Red Sox place a well timed inquiry as to the first baseman’s...

Mets Game Chatter – 9/27/12

I think everyone knows who’s pitching today for the Mets and the significance of the 1:10 PM start today! It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. If you’re having trouble getting in, try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the...

Drinks are on Ike! – Mets 6, Pirates 2

  Imagine if Ike Davis had been hitting this way all along.  He very well may have had a 40 home run season and not been the subject of trade rumors.  Whatever the situation, he certainly seems to be making his case to stay, hitting two absolute bombs tonight, making him the first 30- home-run-hitting Met at CitiField since it opened.  Make a fuss about HIS off-field habits...

Wright takes over as Mets' franchise hits leader

It was about as ugly as a record-breaking hit can be. David Wright did not become the New York Mets' all-time hits leader with a booming home run or even a line-drive single. Instead, Wright finally passed Ed Kranepool with his 1,419th hit on a bleeder down the third-base line, which Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez could not glove in a 6-0 Mets victory. Wright later added a...

Team Source: Zero Chance Will Be Released Or Asked To Compete For A Job

Confirming what Sandy Alderson has said in two previous interviews, ‘“There is ‘zero’ chance Jason Bay will be released this winter or asked to compete for a job in spring training,” according to what a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. “He’s a part of this team,” the source said. Bay is due $16 million next season and has a $17 million team option...

Exploring the Arsenal – R.A. Dickey

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...

Mets 6, Pirates 2

Ike Davis connected twice and reached a career-high 30 homers, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings for his first major league win and the New York Mets beat the plummeting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Davis had a career-best five RBIs and David Wright had a run-scoring single to move within two hits of tying Ed Kranepool's franchise...

Keith Hernandez’s iconic mustache is no more, ‘stache aficionados in mourning (pic)

It looks like the desperate pleas from Mets fans just wasn’t enough. In a day that will live in soup strainer infamy, New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez and current SNY analyst shaved his iconic mustache on Thursday in an event at Citi Field that featured pomp, circumstance and, uh, a dusting of mustache clippings [...]

Travis Snider Robs Mike Baxter of Sure Home Run, Enters Competition for Best Catch of 2012 MLB Season

Ladies and gentlemen, Spiderman has entered the building. In Thursday's game between the Mets and Pirates, New York's Mike Baxter lauched a deep fly towards the wall in right at Citi Field for what looked to be a sure game-tying home run. Pittsburgh right fielder Travis Snider had other ideas. Snider scaled the wall, leaned over while maintaining his place atop the fence...

Pregame: Pittsburgh Pirates (75-78) at New York Mets (70-83)

The Mets look to match their longest winning streak of the season and win five straight at Citi Field in a single season for the first time since May of 2010 when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight in Flushing. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always, on WFAN 660AM. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache...


At 11:45 today. We will say Goodbye to the greatest facial hair that ever was grown in professional sports. I will be there with this sign to pay my respects. I hope to see you at the game as we watch RA Dickey go for his 20th win, say bye to Citi Field for the 2012 season and move on into the future with a cleanly shaved Keith Hernandez. Lets Go Mets!

Historically Distracting

I'm usually distracted when I watch a Mets game ... for one reason or another. But never so distracted that I don't really have a handle of what's going on. Well it took until Game 154, but it finally came to the point where I was so distracted, disinterested in what was going on that at two different points on Tuesday evening I looked up, noticed there was a baseball...
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