Ron Darling on pitch counts, inning limits for Mets' arms: 'Shame, isn't it?'

Ron Darling talked about how pitch counts, innings limits would have changed his career and impact on today's Mets arms. If anyone knows pitching, it's ex-Mets starter and current SNY analyst Ron Darling. That's what makes Darling's take on modern-day pitch counts and innings limits so fascinating. In a recent conversation with Newsday, Darling...
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Class-A: Mets Prospect Wuilmer Becerra Is Scorching Hot

In 2012 the New York Mets made a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays sending right-handed knuckle baller R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas to Canada and in return for three minor leaguers in catcher Travis d’Arnaud, pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, along with veteran catcher John Buck. The Mets are already reaping the benefits of that trade...
Via Legends On Deck
2 hours ago

Mets Minors Recap: Nimmo Homers, Becerra Over .400

El Paso 7, Las Vegas 6 (13-13) F/10 Box Score The 51s pitching staff blew a lead of at least five runs for the second straight night but the big bright spot of the nights was Brandon Nimmo launching his first home run of the season to deep center field. He is now hitting .429/.500/.643 with eight RBI during his seven-game hitting streak. Travis Taijeron (1 for 2, two BB, R) and...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

What Happened To The Dark Knight?

The first month of the 2016 season has not gone as planned for Mets' ace Matt Harvey. The plan―to come out of the gates strong and lead a Mets ball club back to the World Series―has turned into a 2-4 record with a 4.76 ERA. Recently, he has diagnosed his issues as purely mechanical."Right now, I'm not feeling good with my mechanics. I'm not feeling good throwing the ball...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Class A: Miracle End 3-Game Win Streak With 8-3 Loss To Mets

The Fort Myers Miracle and the St. Lucie Mets opened up a three-game series on Thursday at Hammond Stadium, with the Mets taking their first meeting 8-3. The home team came into the game having won three straight games, a 16-11 record, and a 1.5 game lead in the Florida State League South division. As for the Mets, they were 1-5 over the last six games coming into Thursday nights...
Via Legends On Deck
5 hours ago

Dan Warthen Believes Syndergaard Must Be Quicker To The Plate

New York Mets stud pitcher, Noah Syndergaard, has shown few weaknesses this season. As of late though opposing teams have exposed one flaw in Thor’s game and it is their ability to run at will when reaching base. In Syndergaard’s last game pitched against the San Francisco Giants, he allowed five stolen bases. Pitching coach, Dan Warthen, believe though that this was an odd...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mets minor league report: Dilson Herrera blasts 2 homers in 51s win

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Gut Reaction: Padres 5, Mets 3 (5/5/16)

The Mets fell behind early, staged a ninth inning comeback but fell on the short side of a 5-3 game Thursday night in San Diego in the opener of an 11-game road trip. Jacob deGrom had neither his best velocity nor command. Much like in the World Series, he was unable to put away batters once he got to two strikes. He seemed less than pleased in the dugout when Terry Collins pinch...
6 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/05/16 - Lowly Padres surprise Mets, 5-3

Yoenis Cespedes and Curtis Granderson each homered but it wasn't enough as the Padres held on to defeat the Mets, 5-3.
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Ninth-inning homers can't rescue Mets

Less than 24 hours removed from a joint-stiffening plane ride across the continent, the Mets mustered only four hits in a 5-3 loss to the Padres at Petco Park on Thursday night, all of their offense coming in the ninth.
11 hours ago

Terry Collins had to talk to Kevin Plawecki about settling down

SAN DIEGO — Kevin Plawecki might be trying too hard. Manager Terry Collins had that assessment of his catcher on Thursday, when Plawecki returned to the Mets’ lineup, a day after third-stringer Rene Rivera slammed a two-run homer against the Braves. Plawecki went 1-for-3 on Thursday against the Padres, moving his average to .189, but...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Backfiring shift helps Mets avoid disaster in shaky deGrom loss

SAN DIEGO — Shift happens. The defensive maneuvering that had deprived the Mets of several hits in the early and middle innings Thursday night became a blessing of sorts for them with two outs in the seventh, as visions of the first no-hitter in Padres history were fluttering through Petco Park. Against an over-shifted infield,...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Edgin still has hurdles to clear before return

Though Mets reliever Josh Edgin is nearing the end of his Minor League rehab stint, significant obstacles stand between him and a big league return.
16 hours ago

Mets Minors Pitchers: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

The Binghamton Mets pitching staff has been dominant of late, allowing only 21 runs over their 10 games which has resulted in the B-Mets winning eight of those games. They haven’t allowed more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Do The Mets Have a Catching Problem?

Is this situation from 2015 or 2016?  Travis d’Arnaud suffers an injury that is going to keep him on the DL for an extended period of time. The Mets then turn to Kevin Plawecki, who just doesn’t hit. It’s like Groundhog Day except no one is laughing. When d’Arnaud is on the field, he’s a terrific catcher. He’s good defensively, and he’s a very solid hitter. However...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 hours ago

Mets Draft Mock Pick: Catcher Zack Collins Plus Luzardo, Curbelo

I’ve strayed from the path of most picked players, and I think it’s time to add an update: Catcher Zack Collins is the most picked player in the mocks so far (4), and as we see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How to Score Runs Off Noah Syndergaard

There’s a vestigial anchor from my baseball past that I drag around — it’s called Red Sox fandom, and it’s attached to a barely seaworthy vessel whose form is an email group of mainly older Boston fans. Most of the debates that happen on the email chain are really just individual manifestations of the argument surrounding process vs. outcome. Like a lot of traditionally...
Via Fangraphs
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Conforto's mom set gold standard in athletic family

A child's curiosity can uncover much in life. Mets outfielder Michael Conforto's mother, Tracie Conforto, never crowed about her athletic accomplishments when her children were young. But there were a great many of them, and by the time Michael Conforto reached grade school, his friends were asking questions. Conforto searched for answers.
1 day ago

What’s going on with Matt Harvey?

Upon his triumphant return from Tommy John surgery when the 2015 season began, New York Mets fans eagerly embraced each Matt Harvey start equal to the giddiness a young kid shows on Christmas morning. “Happy Harvey Day” was the buzz phrase surrounding these outings. But after six appearances in 2016, there isn’t so much to be happy about: a 2-4 mark with a 4.76 ERA,...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: Mets beat Braves

Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 8-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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Matt Harvey blames his early-season struggles on mechanics

New York Mets ace (in theory, anyway) Matt Harvey is off to a rough start this season, pitching to a 4.76 ERA and a 2-4 record in 34 innings. On Tuesday night, Harvey allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking two in a 3-0 loss to the Braves. Harvey hasn’t gone past the sixth inning in any start this year, and has struck out more than five...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/03/16 - Mets shut down by Braves

Asdrubal Cabrera had the lone Mets hit and starter Matt Harvey's struggles continued in a 3-0 loss to the Braves.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How good has the New York Mets middle-infield been?

The New York Mets’ new double play combination- Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker- has been an offensive bright spot this season. Cabrera is hitting .306 coming into play Tuesday night while Walker is hitting .305 with nine home runs and 19 RBI. To say that these players have been productive all around would be an understatement, but it has been their recent defense that has been...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets win 8th straight, Conforto and Flores HR to beat Giants

NEW YORK (AP) Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores homered and the New York Mets won their eighth in a row, building an early lead for Jacob deGrom and holding off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Saturday. The crowd of 44,466 was the largest for a regular-season game at Citi Field since the park opened in 2009, with a lot of fans attracted by the Noah Syndergaard Garden Gnome giveaway...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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