New York Mets: No, that was not a dream

Yes, the fourth of July weekend really did happen. The New York Mets won the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and scored eight runs in one of the games. This is the only way you can react to that: For the last month and a half, the Mets couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat. So what do you do next? Keep up with two of the best pitchers in all of baseball and get...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Should Be New York Mets’ Biggest Priority Going Into Trade Deadline

The MLB trade deadline of July 31st is rapidly approaching, and with the New York Mets holding steady in second place of the NL East, they need to make a few moves before time runs out. The Mets could certainly use a relief pitcher or two, but in order to boost their chances of playing baseball in October, they need to find a replacement for shortstop Wilmer Flores. His inconsistencies...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Giants, 10:15 PM

The New York Mets (42-41) will take their series win against the Dodgers up north as they begin a three game set against the Giants (42-41) in San Francisco. Left-hander Jonathon Niese (3-8, 3.90) will get the start tonight and oppose right-hander Chris Heston (8-5, 3.78) in a 10:15 PM matchup. Niese has tossed five straight quality starts, the fourth-longest such stretch of his...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Offense Shows Out in Win

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores breaks his bat as he hits a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) In what has been a season of struggles for the New York Mets offense, they showed up in a big way on Sunday as the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 8-0...
Via The Sports Journal
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Comes Through For Mets In LA

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has had an up and down 2015 season. Early in the year, Flores was struggling with his defense at shortstop, but Flores was hitting at times and as long as he hit, the Mets could deal with his defensive deficiencies. Lately he has been fielding better especially since the Mets moved him to second base, but for most of June, Flores has struggled with his...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matz sharp, Mets feast on Dodgers pitching to take series

  Steven Matz is having the time of his young baseball life, winning his first two career starts, including silencing the Los Angeles Dodgers' powerful lineup. Matz scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, Wilmer Flores went 4 for 5, and the New York Mets won 8-0 Sunday to take two out of three from the NL West leaders. ''The Dodgers have a really good team,'' Matz said, ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Dodgers 0 #LetsGoMatz

The Mets (42-41) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (46-37) by a score of 8-0 this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Steven Matz was handed a lead before he even took the mound today, as the Mets got out to an early 1-0 lead in the top half of the first. The Dodgers put on the shift against Curtis Granderson to lead off the game, and he made them pay as he reached first on a little dribbler...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets feast on Dodgers pitching in 8-0 victory to take series

LOS ANGELES (AP) Steven Matz scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, Wilmer Flores went 4 for 5, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 Sunday to take two out of three from the NL West leaders. Matz (2-0) struck out eight and walked two in strongly following up a victory in his major league debut a week ago against Cincinnati. The left-hander had a run-scoring...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 8, Dodgers 0 (7/5/15)

The Mets took the series from the Los Angeles Dodgers today by winning the game 8-0. Quite the offensive showing from the ball club that has struggled to score runs the past couple of weeks. Steven Matz pitched well, going six innings, letting up two hits, no runs, two walks and struck out eight. What took so long for the young lefty to be brought up? Oh, he also added another RBI...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets 8, Dodgers 0: Nope

The curveball looked good, anyway. On a glorious summer day at Dodger Stadium — the kind that makes the white of the uniforms seem whiter and the blues and reds pop more than ever — Mike Bolsinger had his moments (perfect innings in the second and fifth) and more than his share of bad luck (a Juan Lagares ball hit off the umpire for a hit, a run-scoring Wilmer Flores infield...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 4, Mets 3

The Dodgers defeated the Mets by a score of 4-3 in tonight’s game at Dodger Stadium. Offense: The Mets’ lineup wasn’t able to muster any offense tonight against Zack Greinke, who allowed only four hits in seven dominant innings. They had much better luck against the Dodgers’ bullpen, but their comeback attempt fell just short. New York rallied for two runs in the 8th with...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Because Baseball Makes Perfect Sense

A buddy of mine said to me that he felt that the Mets would win on Friday. Mind you this was pretty much immediately after the Mets got swept by the Cubs. Facing Clayton Kershaw on the mound after a long flight seems way too easy to write off. People that watch a lot of baseball … I mean a lot of baseball … understand that it makes sense in its penchant for making no sense. And...
Via Metstradamus
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets pitching outlasts the Los Angeles Dodgers

It was slated to be a pitcher’s duel from the beginning, and that it was. The New York Mets‘ were sending one of their promising rookies to the mound in Noah Syndergaard, to face the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP, Clayton Kershaw. Both pitchers would end the game with no decisions, as the game’s final would be decided in the top of...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The New York Mets will try to avoid the second sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs this season in an afternoon contest at Citi Field. Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.94) will be on the mound for the Cubs, while the Mets counter with reigning rookie of the year Jacob deGrom (8-5, 2.15) in a 1:10 PM matchup. New York has been held to one run or less 20 times this year. They were shut out...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets’ collective slump and CYA decisions

Few people batted an eye when the Mets sent Dilson Herrera to the minors. After all, he was riding a 3-31 streak. As we all know, that’s the worse hitting streak in the history of the world and no MLB-caliber player ever experiences anything like that or they would volunteer to go to the minors to avoid the shame and indignity of it all. For proof of that, let’s check in...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Cubs 2, Mets 0 (7/1/15)

New month, same results. The Mets lessons in futility keep on truckin’ and yet another quality performance from a Mets starting pitcher is absolutely wasted as the team continues its’ slide toward dead last in every major offensive category. For a team with zero offense, why is it so offensive to the senses? Bartolo Colon went seven strong innings, striking out eight and walking...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On Wilmer Flores moving to second base

The Mets are expected to activate Daniel Murphy and install him as the team’s third baseman in Tuesday’s game against the Cubs. We should all be glad that Murphy is back from the disabled list to lengthen the lineup. And we should be just as happy that the team is finally playing a better defensive lineup. In addition to Murphy at third, rumor has it that Ruben Tejada will...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets quietly move Wilmer Flores from shortstop to second base

With all the attention on a spectacular debut from starter Steven Matz on Sunday, the New York Mets managed to slip a position change under the radar. For the first time this season, manager Terry Collins penciled in shortstop Wilmer Flores at second base, where he plans to keep him at least until third baseman David Wright returns from the disabled list. Flores struggled defensively...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally, Flores and Tejada Played At Their Best Defensive Positions

Better late than never? After nearly three months as the Mets’ everyday shortstop, Wilmer Flores started at second base on Sunday, and wouldn’t you know it, he looked great. Last week, Terry Collins told reporters he was coming around on moving Flores to second, after weeks and weeks of resisting it for fear of hurting Flores’ feelings. “We told him he’s going to be our...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers can't solve deGrom, fall to Mets 2-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead double in the sixth for the Mets (37-37), who avoided falling two games below .500 for the first time this year. New York completed a 1-7 trip during which...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom leads Mets over Brewers 2-0 to stop 7-game skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead double in the sixth for the Mets (37-37), who avoided falling two games below .500 for the first time this year. New York completed a 1-7 trip during which it...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Considering Shifting Flores To Second Base

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the New York Mets are now considered moving Wilmer Flores from shortstop to second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list this weekend. “The Mets sources pointedly said that this move was discussed not because Flores at shortstop wasn’t working, but because he played well at second base last year.” “He played...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins, the Mets infield and why it hurts to lose

Player PA OPS fWAR wRC+ Kevin Plawecki 129 .598 .1 68 Eric Campbell 142 .542 -.4 58 Ruben Tejada 133 .736 .6 107 Dilson Herrera 77 .622 .4 78 Wilmer Flores 248 .688 .9 93 There is something glaringly wrong with this table, and it’s the fact that Ruben Tejada has been one of, if not the most productive members of the Mets infield outside of Lucas Duda. The very same Tejada that...
Via Mets360.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Move Wilmer Flores Off Shortstop

With defense continuing to be an issue for the Mets, John Harper of the NY Daily News argues that it’s time for Wilmer Flores to be moved to third base. “It’s not as if Wilmer Flores has been a disaster there. But the more you watch him the more you realize that he can’t be counted on to make the type of crucial play that so often proves pivotal in September pennant-race...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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