Today in Tribe History: October 5, 1997

The Cleveland Indians are four outs from elimination against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series when single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings give the Tribe a 3-2 win to force Game 5. New York jumped on Orel Hershiser in the first inning, getting four hits and pushing two runs across to take the early lead. Paul O’Neill and Cecil Fielder...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1985 Keith Hernandez

1985 TOPPS KEITH HERNANDEZ La Bonne Vie, they called it. The good life. That was the name of the apartment complex in East Patchogue where I spent my 1985. I discovered panic attacks, the Pogues, and the poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins that summer. I also had a brief existential crisis regarding my love of baseball. The previous year had been a reawakening for the Mets, as they logged...
Via Mets360.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden blasts Matt Harvey

Saturday afternoon, Matt Harvey upset and confused baseball fans when it was revealed that he would be adhering to a strict, (supposed) doctor-imposed 180 innings limit heading into the New York Mets stretch run. A day later, the pitcher hit the interwebs and recanted. Sorta. “You’ve heard about the 180-185 innings cap,” Harvey communicated via The Players Tribune. “That...
Via Hall of Very Good
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Needs to Ignore His Innings Limit

Somewhere in Flushing, New York, there are New York Mets fans reading about Matt Harvey‘s innings-limit fiasco and reminiscing about the good old days. There was never an innings limit for pitchers like Jerry Koosman. Koosman, from 1973 to 1980, averaged 248 innings a year and eclipsed the 260 innings mark three times in that time span. One hundred and eighty innings? Tom Seaver...
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden has some harsh words for Matt Harvey

    One of the best pitchers in New York Mets’ franchise history had some harsh words for one of the team’s current cornerstone pitchers. Doc Gooden, who won Rookie of the Year in 1984 as a 19-year-old with the Mets and captured the Cy Young as a 20-year-old a year later, shared his opinion via Twitter about the Matt Harvey innings limit controversy. Doc essentially said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A Met fan’s realization: it isn’t 2007 anymore

It’s a chronic condition, pessimism is. It’s been a component of Mets fans’ DNA almost since the beginning, a lurking recessive trait that didn’t rear its head until June, 1977 or so. That’s when we all found out that as fans, we can take nothing for granted: we found out that Tom Seaver was not going to grow old as a Met. In the long string of losing that followed...
Via Mets360.com
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Dodger Pitcher Is Leading The Cy Young Race?

Jackie Robinson‘s debut came way back in 1947, and that seems like as good a line as any to draw between “then” and “now.” Since then, there have been 5,362 qualified pitcher-seasons. Let’s rank the top 15 by ERA: 1.12 — Bob Gibson, 1968 1.53 — Dwight Gooden, 1985 1.56 — Greg Maddux, 1994 1.60 — Luis Tiant, 1968 1.61 — Zack Greinke, 2015 1.63 — Maddux, 1995...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #34: Heather Quinlan

The 1986 Mets didn’t just dominate the major league competition. They ruled New York City in a way that hasn’t been matched since. Filmmaker Heather Quinlan is in the late stages of developing a documentary on this team that won 108 games with brash and bravado and would go on to capture the World Series over the Boston Red Sox with a remarkable comeback spirit. For more on the...
Via Baseball Essential
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' deGrom straddling ERA line among team's all-time greats

New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom bolsters his National Cy Young Award credentials with every start and is moving into territory rarely seen in team annals.DeGrom extended his stellar stretch with 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. The dominant performance kept deGrom unbeaten in his last seven starts and dropped his...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets fans are starting to party like it’s 1984

What a difference a week makes. Exactly seven days ago, the 2015 New York Mets baseball season appeared to be at its lowest ebb. The team had just lost a soul-crushing, gut-punching, spirit-killing — and whatever other adjectives have been driven into the ground by this beleaguered fan base – loss to the egregious San Diego Padres. Fans were still reeling from the debacle the...
Via Mets360.com
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Starting Rotation Could Be MLB’s Best Ever

SNY TV analyst Ron Darling, who was part of a 1986 Mets rotation that featured the likes of the great Dwight Gooden, Bobby Ojeda and Sid Fernandez, had some very impressive things to say about the current Mets starting rotation. Darling believes that Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and next year, Zack Wheeler, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Uh oh...what's up with Dwight Gooden?

This Stephanie Smith report doesn't sound so good.Former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden blew off an appearance at Hamptons foodie event Dan’s Taste of Summer Friday night after not getting in a car sent to pick him up in Manhattan.Gooden was to judge the grill competition at the GrillHampton event, where Marc Murphy, Robert Irvine and others were slated to appear. Organizers sent a...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

DeGrom Shined Bright Among The Stars

Jacob deGrom didn’t pitch long, but long enough to show why rival scouts and opposing general managers salivate when they catch a glimpse of him, and why his popularity is soaring. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year struck out the side in the fifth inning, and needed only ten pitches to do it. Overpowering is too tame a word. He was nasty. He was filthy. He was special. He was so...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Pluto Knows How Filthy deGrom Is

Jacob deGrom making his first career All-Star Game appearance was lights out. He through a perfect sixth inning, striking out the side in order. It was rediculous how overpowering deGrom was. Maybe he had the closers mentality because he came out of the bullpen, but he made the American League hitter look foolish. deGrom threw three straight fastballs past A’s catcher Stephen Vogt...
Via Metstradamus
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

DeGrom Provides Mets All-Star Memory

Jacob deGrom didn’t pitch long, but long enough to show why teams would salivate for the chance to get him if the Mets were to put him on the market. DEGROM: Gives us a memory. (AP) The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year struck out the side in the fifth inning, and needed only ten pitches to do it. Overpowering is too tame a word. He was nasty. He was filthy. He was special. He was so...
Via New York Mets Report
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

One & Done: LaMarr Hoyt had the right stuff on the mound in 1985

In the world of sports, athletes often dedicate their entire lives to reaching the pinnacle of their profession, but for many, life at the top can be short-lived. Sometimes all a player gets to experience at the highest level is one minute on the court, one trip to the plate, one shot on goal or one checkered flag, but more often than not, that fleeting moment in the spotlight is...
Via Fox Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Diamondbacks vs Mets, 4:10 PM

Winners of five of their last seven games, the New York Mets will tackle the Arizona Diamondbacks again on Saturday evening at Citi Field in Flushing. The Mets will send Matt Harvey (7-6, 3.11 ERA) to the mound and he will ooppose Patrick Corbin (1-0, 3.60 ERA) for the D’Backs. First pitch is at 4:10 PM. Harvey has allowed four earned runs over his last four starts (1.46 ERA)...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no-hitters, walk off home runs and everything in between. No two games are the same, but many...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Thirty years ago in Atlanta, a baseball marathon led to fireworks going off at 4 a.m.

Over the course of the 2,430 regular-season games in a Major League Baseball season, there are going to be long games and weird games and long, weird games. In the history of the sport, there has perhaps never been a game that was both as long and as weird as the one played between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets 30 years ago this week. On July 4, 1985, the National League rivals...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: All-Star Rookies

TOPPS ALL-STAR ROOKIES Since 1959, Topps has been naming an annual All-Star Rookie roster, composed generally of eight position players, a left-handed pitcher, and a right-handed pitcher. Along with a 40′ yacht and a roomful of supermodels, each player named to the squad receives the All-Star rookie designation on their following year’s card. Up through 1972, this took the form...
Via Mets360.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Doc Gooden On Mets Rotation: “With That Staff, Anything Can Happen”

Although this year’s MLB Draft was relatively quiet for the New York Mets without their first-round pick, Flushing was well-represented at the draft with Doc Gooden in attendance. Speaking at the draft in Secaucus, N.J. Monday night, Gooden said he was honored to have been asked to attend by the Mets. “It’s a great feeling to be here to represent the (Mets), because I did...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullers' first complete game since high school places him in lofty company

Houston Astros rookie Lance McCullers didn't pitch like a rookie on Wednesday night, baffling the Baltimore Orioles consistently en route to a sterling complete game win over the club at Minute Maid Park. His manager, A.J. Hinch, gave McCullers the opportunity to finish what he started with slugger Chris Davis as the tying run with two outs in the ninth, and the kid delivered. ...
Via Fox Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden says 'time is now' for Mets, suggests trading for a bat

Former New York Mets great Dwight Gooden was a part of some pretty darn good pitching staffs with the Mets, but he thinks the Mets' current rotation is even better, and thinks the front office should round out the team in hopes of making a serious postseason run. "Our staff was great, but I really think these guys have the potential to be even better," Gooden told the New York Daily...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Doc Gooden

Just a reminder, New York Mets Report.com is happy to remind you of Dwight Gooden‘s appearance tomorrow evening at Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, beginning at 8 p.m. General admission is $40 for the event, which includes a Q & A session. A VIP ticket for $100 will entitle you to a meet-and-greet with Gooden where you can obtain autographs. Regardless...
Via New York Mets Report
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Your Chance To Meet Dwight Gooden

Every time Matt Harvey goes to the mound for the Mets, he does so with Dwight Gooden-sized expectations. However, he has a long way to go to match the buzz Doc Gooden brought to the Mets, and New York City, during the 1980s. GOODEN: Meet Doc next week. With an electric, sizzling fastball and biting breaking ball, posting a “K’’ after each Gooden strikeout became a ritual...
Via New York Mets Report
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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