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I am glad that Chris Young is back in the rotation for the Mets; however, I am not quite sure exactly why. Obviously, he is an upgrade on Chris Schwinden. But if you go down and list his pros and cons, there are an awful lot of things to be concerned about with Young.
He’s injury prone, his fastball doesn’t light up the radar guns, he gives up a ton of fly balls, he has unsustainable walk and home runs rates and his strikeouts have fallen off a cliff.
But in brief parts of two seasons with the Mets, Young has a 2.38 ERA and a 1.248 WHIP. Of course we are dealing with tiny sample sizes; yet, it is still interesting how different his 2011 and 2012 seasons have been so far. So, in addition to the concerns listed above, we’re still not sure exactly what to expect when Young takes the mound. Here are his numbers with the Mets:
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AROUND THE WEB
On Monday night, R.A. Dickey was in complete control of his craft. He pitched his third complete game of the season. He struck out a career-high 13 batters. He extended his streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (42⅔ and counting). And oh yes, he became the first pitcher in Mets history to pitch back-to-back complete game one-hitters.
But this particular...
Another rough night In Binghamton…
Pawtucket 6, Buffalo 1
Sunday was the final game of the four-game set, and the end result was no different from the first three. The Bisons fell 6-1 to the PawSox, drifting eight games behind in the divisional race heading into an 8-game road trip to Norfolk and Durham.
Inefficient starting pitching doomed the Herd this weekend, and the case was...
The idea is certainly appealing to the New York Mets: R.A. Dickey on the mound every four days instead of five.
Dickey puts less stress on his arm than a conventional pitcher because he features a knuckleball. So he probably needs fewer days of rest between starts. And with Dickey the most dominant force in baseball right now, Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged the thought...
Huntington, NY native, Cam Maron is one of two Met catching prospects who seem to have the makings of future MLB players. His calling card has been a solid average with little power and no speed. His patience and contact oriented approach and his being a lefty (Hitting) makes me think of Josh Thole. Having another Josh Thole in the minors is not a bad thing.
Camden is a local...
THAT's what's up
We don’t need to scream from the back of the Dickey congregation any longer. He’s been found by all at this point. It’s simply awesome to watch. A knuckleballer that’s captivating any baseball fan worth his salt. The story is amazing. But, more impressively, the pitching is amazing. Dickey’s array of knucklers is dazzling. The fast one. The slower...
The Mets are not putting their best defensive middle infield out on the diamond tonight, but the way they've handled Baltimore the last three games, it might not be such an issue.
Coming off Santana's first solid outing since his no hitter on June 1st, Dillon Gee is looking to keep the Mets on their winning ways in their recent lose three, win three, lose three, win three...
If you knew R.A. Dickey was going to have a big year in 2012, you are either a psychic or you’re simply not telling the truth.
How many of you thought R.A. Dickey would have more wins and strikeouts than Justin Verlander?
Coming into the 2012 season, Dickey had a lifetime won-loss of 41-50 and an ERA above 4.00. And, in every season since Dickey debuted in 2001, he had spent...
R.A. Dickey in 1996 as a member of the USA Olympic Team
R.A. Dickey in 2012
There’s not really a point to this post. I just thought you guys might want to see the physical difference between Dickey 16 years ago and now. At that time, Dickey threw 95 MPH and he was a young kid.
Let’s just say a lot has happened since then, which you can read all about in his awesome book.
Ramblings from Henry and Fayette Streets
The Week That Was: June 11th – June 17th
The news from this past week that had the biggest impact on the Binghamton Mets occurred in the transaction column and not the stats column. By weeks end, two of the B-Mets top players had finally found their way to Buffalo and the AAA Bisons. First, it was center fielder Matt den Dekker who...
Mets right-hander and soft-spoken Southern gentleman R.A. Dickey threw his second consecutive one-hitter tonight — in this case, against the Orioles of Baltimore. Nor do his defense-independent numbers suggest that he was anything but excellent on Monday night (box): 9.0 IP, 30 TBF, 13 K, 2 BB, 11 GB on 15 batted-balls (73.3% GB), 1.14 xFIP.
The average knuckleball from Dickey...
Johan Santana pitched six sharp innings, Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and the New York Mets beat Baltimore 5-0 on Tuesday night for their second straight shutout of the Orioles.
Santana followed R.A. Dickey's second one-hitter in a row with his best outing since he tossed a no-hitter on June 1. Jordany Valdespin added a two-run single for New York, which won by the same score...
Chris Young on Sunday
The Mets sent Chris Young to the mound for his third start of the season in attempts to salvage at least one game from the Cincinnati Reds this season but was unable to hold a 1-0 lead that he helped produce with an RBI walk in the bottom of the second inning.
Young worked around a two out single in the top of the first to Joey Votto but got Brandon Phillips...
R.A. Dickey, a 35-year old pitcher who has bounced around the minor leagues is continuing to put on a human highlight reel each time he takes the mound recently. Dickey started throwing the knuckleball two seasons ago and he appears to have mastered the art. After last night’s performance, he becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to allow no earned runs and strike...
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is definitely having a Cy Young type of year. He is 11-1 and has thrown back to back one hitters which is a feat accomplished every 50 years or so. Dickey throws a knee shaking knuckleball and also has an arsenal of a decent fastball and a change-up. His presence on the mound this year is amazing as he puts up an average of 6 strikeouts a game. Dickey...