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After a 30 pitch first inning by Zack Wheeler you'd be forgiven if you thought the world was going to cave in, especially with a doubleheader tomorrow. But Wheeler got it together and only threw 65 through the next five innings and he received his fourth victory of the year as the Mets beat the Braves 7-4.
It wasn't the best of outings for Wheeler regardless ... he coughed up four runs (three earned) while striking out five and walking two. His traditional line of 4-1 and a 3.72 ERA belies the fact that he has plenty to work on, between giving up long balls to Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla (who has 11 home runs in just over four seasons at Citi Field ... glad we moved in the fences for that guy), and especially that WHIP of 1.42 (which actually went down today). However, even with the pitch count issues, it was a quality start.
Take heart in knowing that pitchers like Matt Cain (1.27 WHIP in his first 654 innings), Justin Verlander (1.32 WHIP in his first 600 innings...
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John Buck got off to a fantastic start in 2013 and to the surprise of no one, manager Terry Collins started to write his name in the lineup as close to every day as possible. It made sense in April, because there was no reason not to ride the hot streak, plus the team was getting regular days off from the schedule. It made less sense in May, as Buck cooled off and the schedule...
The Mets keep rolling. Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break. Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to...
It is amazing how a team starts getting greedy when it starts playing better. For example, had Bobby Parnell blown Monday’s save opportunity they would be trying tonight to clinch this series with Atlanta.
After being 15 games under .500, the Mets are once again eight under. Several times they’ve been here, but unable to get to seven and get on the kind of roll that could legitimatize...
In an effort to be a little more interactive with the readers, since I’m not usually around during the day to respond to comments frequently, I grabbed two comments that I thought were great discussion starters off MetsMinors…
Dave in Spain commented…
Satish — Ideally this would be great. I wonder if the Mets would take a look at Corey Hart on a short-term, incentive based...
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals. But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day!
RHP JENRRY MEJIA
Game 1 Preview and Starting Lineup:
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Andrew Brown – LF
Mets manager Terry Collins offered one specific piece of advice to his starting pitcher Carlos Torres minutes before he took the mound opposite the Braves Tuesday night: keep the ball away from Andrelton Simmons.
Torres could not. Simmons, the Braves’ leadoff hitter, whacked Torres’s second pitch, an 87 mph changeup over the heart of the plate, for a home run over the left-field...
About the only good thing about tonight’s Mets game against the Braves were the spiffy bright orange jerseys. Atlanta beat the Mets by the score of 8-2 in front of a sparse crowd at Citi Field.
Jeremy Hefner was manhandled as the Braves teed off on him for three home runs and chased him from the game after 4.1 innings. All told Hefner was charged with six runs, five earned, on...
Jenrry Mejia makes his first major league appearance in over three years as the Mets get set to play two against the Washington Nationals in our nation’s capital.
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You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I made a big stink about Keith Law calling Josh Satin a terrible ballplayer. In that article I wrote:
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The Nats offense was again rendered impotent as they stranded seven teammates on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring...
Each season, a new influx of young players break into the big leagues and leave their stamps upon the game, and this season has been no different. From Wil Myers to Zack Wheeler to Yasiel Puig, highly touted prospects who can make an immediate impact in the majors are a valuable commodity. But when it comes [...]