New York Mets end of September Bench Report

Nearly mid-way into the 2015 season, the New York Mets’ pitchers had a higher batting average than their bench. Think about that…the pitchers were better than the people who are paid to be some of the most clutch players on the roster! It seemed that fans would rather have Jacob deGrom pinch-hit with the bases loaded down by three in the bottom of the ninth than Kirk Nieuwenhuis...
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

How Mets Playoffs Odds Evolved In Ten Day Span

What a home stand for the New York Mets and our friends at Number Fire did a nice job of chronicling how events not only changed the dynamics for the team, but also how it directly impacted their postseason odds over the course of ten days. Ten days ago, John Mayberry was batting cleanup for the […]
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets get player most similar to Ben Zobrist

Sandy Alderson has resumed baseball activities! Three good moves in one day: Acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson for fringe prospects, promoting Michael Conforto and designating John Mayberry Jr. That won't win the pennant, but things certainly look more hopeful than a day ago.I haven't understood the obsession the hitting-starved Mets seem to have with Ben Zobrist, whose days...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets DFA John Mayberry Jr.

After the New York Mets officially announced that they have acquired Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe from the Atlanta Braves, they broke the news that John Mayberry has been designated for assignment , additionally Daniel Muno with optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Mayberry, 31, was acquired during the off-season in the hopes that he would […]
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 3, Mets 0

The Mets (49-47) were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-42) by a score of 3-0 tonight at Citi Field. Well, the Mets offense did absolutely nothing against tonight. But what else would you expect when you have John Mayberry, who is batting a robust .170/.235/.330, hitting cleanup against arguably the best pitcher in baseball, […]
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets leave an entire 25-man roster on base

Before reverting to Eeyore mode, I'll give the Mets some well-deserved praise for hanging tough through 18 innings to defeat what many consider to be the best team in baseball. The Mets are trying, at least. And now, back to Eoyore mode.Trying? Trying my patience, and that of everyone else watching this team (except, apparently, the front office). 25 men left on base, tying a franchise...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Pitchers Have A Higher Batting Average Than The Bench

The Mets now have a standard five-man bench after Danny Muno was recalled to replace injured lefthander Steven Matz who went on the DL. But none of the five reserves have a batting average above the Mendoza line. Mets Bench John Mayberry Jr. batting .194 (18 for 93) Johnny Monell batting .189 (7 for 37) Eric Campbell batting .176 (24 for 136) Kirk Nieuwenhuis batting .091 (4 for...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Dodgers 1

The Mets (41-40) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (45-36) by a score of 2-1 tonight at Dodger Stadium. In the first inning, Curtis Granderson walked to lead off the game, and would advance to second on a ground out from Juan Lagares to give the Mets a chance to score early against Clayton Kershaw. After Daniel Murphy flew out, John Mayberry also walked to put two men on with Lucas...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Mets being too patient at the plate?

Old fish, skunks and wet dog. These putrid stenches somehow reek less than the 2015 Mets offense. There’s just no other way a baseball team with that type of pitching is hovering around .500. Comparing the Mets to 29 other Major League teams, their 276 runs scored is only better than three other teams. Stellar pitching continues to outweigh suspect defense for a 24.1 dWAR, but...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Braves 3

The Mets (33-29) defeated the Atlanta Braves (29-32) by a score of 5-3 tonight at Citi Field. Wilmer Flores gave the Mets an early lead, hitting his tenth home run of the season batting out of the cleanup spot in the second inning. In the fourth inning, John Mayberry played a little long ball himself, taking Alex Wood deep for a two-run home run after Wilmer Flores drew a walk....
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayberry Finally Breaks Out With Big Performance

It’s no secret that John Mayberry started out his Mets tenure mired in a dreadful slump. Coming into last night’s game, Mayberry was batting .137 with only seven hits all year. Despite these numbers, Terry Collins decided to start the right handed slugger against Diamondbacks’ lefty Robbie Ray. With a huge night at the plate, Mayberry rewarded his manager’s confidence....
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Harvey ends skid, Mayberry smacks 4 hits as Mets beat Diamondbacks

  Matt Harvey stopped his three-game losing streak, John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run homer among his career-high four hits, and the New York Mets picked up a rare road win by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Thursday night. Harvey (6-3) was sharp in his return to Chase Field, where he won his major league debut three years ago. He struck out nine in seven strong innings for his...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Diamondbacks 2

The Mets (30-25) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-28) by a score of 6-2 tonight at Chase Field. With the Nationals losing in Chicago, the Mets now have sole possession of first place in the National League East. Offense: The Mets were losing 1-0 until the sixth inning, when Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run double to score Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares to put the Mets in front...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 6, Diamondbacks 2 (6/4/15)

Well hello John Mayberry, Jr., where you been all my life! A huge night from the tall outfielder was just what the Mets needed on an Arizona evening. Daniel Murphy exited the game after just two innings newly ensconced at third, and the pain merry-go-round just keeps on truckin’ for the ol’ Metsies. Mayberry’s three extra-base hits, especially his two-run jack in the top of...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Mayberry Has Been A Disaster

On the bright side, John Mayberry only struck out once yesterday. After Mayberry went 0-for-4 to drop his average to .140 in Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins, Joe D asked me to dig up Mayberry’s splits. I did, but quickly found that there’s no way to spin it. Mayberry has been BAD. Mayberry has been bad against lefties. He’s been bad against righties. He’s been...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Frustrating finish: Cardinals fight through 14 but lose to Mets 2-1

NEW YORK -- Pinch hitter John Mayberry Jr. had an RBI infield hit with one out in the bottom of the 14th inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night after blowing another lead for Matt Harvey. Lucas Duda beat a shifted, drawn-in infield with an opposite field hit for a run-scoring single off John Lackey in the fourth, but Jason...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Rank Near Bottom In Most Offensive Categories

Since the end of their 11-game winning streak on April 24th, the Mets have averaged just three runs a game and posted a .224 average, both are ranked dead last in the NL. Here are some disturbing trends: Leading off an inning the Mets are batting .193 with a .278 on-base percentage in 284 plate appearances. The Mets have too many dead spots in the lineup. Leadoff hitters are batting...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

John Mayberry Jr. Is Batting .130 Against Lefty Pitching

The Mets signed John Mayberry in the offseason to a one year, $1.45 million contract mainly because of his success hitting against lefties. Mayberry is mainly a bench player, but manager Terry Collins has put him in the starting lineup vs opposing lefty pitchers and benches Curtis Granderson or Lucas Duda to get him in the lineup. Mayberry got off to a good start in his first game...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets’ one cause for concern – the bench stinks

At 18-10 and comfortably in first place, the Mets are clearly doing something right. Actually, they’re doing a few things right. The starting rotation has been terrific and the bullpen, despite the injuries and suspension, has been amazing. While the lineup has had its struggles – as evidenced by back-to-back 1-0 losses to the Nationals – it should get a big boost when David...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Braves 2 (4/22/15)

The Mets beat the Braves 3-2 to capture their tenth straight victory, running their 2015 home record to 9-0. After a thirty-minute rain delay, the quest to keep the streak alive began with a flourish, then wilted. John Mayberry, Jr. strong>, inserted into the leadoff spot because he devours Braves starter Eric Stults, started the game with a long triple to left. Uncharacteristically...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 7:10 PM (Mayberry Leading Off)

Following their 7-1 win in the series opener with the Atlanta Braves, the New York Mets will look to win their 10th game in a row on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (0-1, 7.59 ERA) will take the mound and try to keep the streak alive and he’ll oppose Braves lefty Eric Stults (0-1, 6.30 ERA) in a 7:10PM matchup. The Mets have registered eight double-digit winning streaks...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Mayberry Jr Will Play Regularly vs Lefties

Mets manager Terry Collins mentioned that Mets reserve John  Mayberry Jr will start regularly vs left handed pitching due to his success vs southpaws. That will likely affect Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson’s playing time. (Adam Rubin, ESPN) Mayberry signed with the Mets on Dec. 12 for $1.45 million. He made his first start on Friday vs Braves lefty Eric Stults and did fairly...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 0, Cardinals 0 (Tie)

The Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 0-0 tie this afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium. Pitching: Matt Harvey started for the Mets today and pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and walking none, while striking out four. His ERA for the spring stands at 1.19. Harvey has also struck out 21 batters in 22.2 innings while issuing only one walk all spring. Carlos...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Yankees 2

The New York Mets beat the New York Yankees by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday at Gearge M. Steinbrenner Field. Offense: What can I say about future All Star Juan Lagares that I haven’t said already? Wow, another great game from Lagares who went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs scored, two RBI, and a stolen base. he’s batting .395 with a 1.102 OPS. Some kind of Juan-derful...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Mayberry, Granderson, Lagares Sizzling

Who’s Hot: Matt Harvey – Harvey has come out swinging this spring. National League – be afraid. Be very afraid. In 14.1 innings this spring, he’s struck out 12 while walking 1 with a WHIP of 0.84 to go with a sparkling 1.26 ERA. He’s also been breezing through his starts. We missed you Matt. Welcome Home. John Mayberry, Jr. – Mayberry has been hitting this spring at...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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