Found August 23, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
It is becoming more and more evident that quality pitching is the hub of a pending baseball renaissance in New York’s Citi Field. Win or lose, a cadre of young pitching arms have kept the Mets competitive in Flushing for some two months now with Met pitching underlings tearing up the minor leagues at every level. The pitching uptick has many of the Met faithful thinking their turn in the sun may arrive sooner than anticipated. With pitching the thesis of a winning Met essay, it may make sense in 2014 for the Mets to employ a six-man starting rotation. Imagine how a six-man rotation might look: Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Noah Syndergaard, Jenrry Mejia or Rafael Montero. That combination anchors power pitching every other day with contrasting styles and assets on the in-between days. It’s a full range of starting pitching that promises to electrify the Met faithful and propel the Metropolitans into the National League playoff conversation. A six-man rotation is ...

Fans Show Harvey The Love, When Will The Mets?

The Matt Harvey Express has hit upon some rough times over the last month or so. Harvey, who was so dominant for most of the season, appears to be slowing down and hitting the proverbial wall, which is to be expected. Harvey has pitched 178.1 innings this year, and is expected to have an innings limit of about 200, We have seen over his last few starts he has been less than Harveyesque. Some of

Fantasizing About Runs For Matt Harvey; Where Will Lucas Duda Play?

If the New York Mets are to win this weekend, today is their best chance, with Matt Harvey starting. The sad thing, is that feeling comes with the statistical backdrop of a 13-12 record in his starts this season, including the Mets going 6-10 in his last 16 starts. HARVEY: What’s he really think about his support? Harvey has a 2.67 ERA with a 119-to-17 strikeouts-to-walks ration...

Zack Wheeler owns the Braves, Wilmer Flores RBI guy, Byrd soars

Last year the Mets’ SP had a terrible time against the Braves but this year has been a different story. One of the biggest reasons for that has been the success of rookie Zack Wheeler, who has squared off against Atlanta three times and has a 3-0 record. While Wheeler has been the beneficiary of some strong offense this year, he’s also pitched very well against the Braves...

Historic Showdown Looming Between Harvey and Scherzer

It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same regular season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Whether by design or just...

Dillon Gee Has A 2.27 ERA In His Last 15 Starts

I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this: Matt Harvey Noah Syndergaard Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Rafael...

Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Max Scherzer (8/24/13)

It’s the All-Star game rematch – this time it counts! Game time is 4:05 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: All-Star game – Matt Harvey vs. Max…Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Randall Delgado (7/3/13)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Jeanmar Gomez (5/12/13)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Ross Oldendorf...

Buck Will Catch Harvey In His All Star Showdown With Scherzer

It’s not exactly the fight of the century or even the Thrilla In Manilla, but when the Mets’ Matt Harvey and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer oppose each other on Saturday at Citi Field, it will mark the first time in MLB history that both All-Star Game starters have faced off at any point during the same regular season. According to the Wall Street Journal, All-Star starters have...

Scherzer outpitches Harvey, gets game-winning hit

Everyone already knew that Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer was having a special season. On Saturday on one of the national FOX broadcasts, Scherzer added something extra to the mix -- a game-winning hit. What was billed as a pitchers' duel between Scherzer and Mets starter Matt Harvey lived up to the hype as they reprised their All-Star Game starting roles at Citi Field...

Daily Notes: Feat. Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey Face-à-Face

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey Face-à-Face 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey Face-à-Face The Purpose of This Post The purpose of this post is to alert the bespectacled readership to how […]

Tigers vs Mets: Turner In For Flores As Gee And Amazins’ Look To Avoid Being Swept

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets Citi Field • 1:10 PM Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52) vs Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd -  RF Ike Davis – 1B Justin Turner – 3B Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes  Dillon Gee has been one of the best pitchers in baseball...

Ripped Off

Let me get this straight ... I paid $480 to attend a baseball game started by Matt Harvey and Max Scherzer end in a 3-0 score in favor of Scherzer's team, with Harvey's team getting three hits back in July, when I could have done the exact same thing for about $450 less yesterday? For an extra $450, I got six less hits, 20 more degrees, the privilege of spending ten...

Scherzer outpitches Harvey

NEW YORK (AP) -- Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday. Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season. Andy Dirks had...

Winning by losing and other backwards logic for the Mets

How To Fly By Douglas Adams There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day and try it. The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it’s going to hurt. That is, it’s going to hurt...
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