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Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the starting catchier. When Recker made the Opening...
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Watch Chris Young Crush His First Home Run With Mets

Center fielder Chris Young hit his first home run of the season today as the Mets beat the Cardinals 4-1 to take three out of four games against the defending NL Champs and improve to 12-10 on the season. In the fifth inning, Young crushed a solo shot into the second deck in left field to tie the game at 1-1 at the time. Your browser does not support iframes. Young was robbed of...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Cardinals 1

The Mets (12-10) defeated the Cardinals (12-11) by a score of 4-1 on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon took the ball for the Mets and was very solid, holding the Cardinals at bay while his belly rippled in the cool spring breeze. Bartolo held St Louis to 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings, striking out 8 and walking none. The game started off slowly, with both pitchers cruising...
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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

The Mets have a chance to win to take three out of four games against the defending NL Champions this afternoon when they close out their series with the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 PM. Bartolo Colon (1-3, 5.40) will oppose Lance Lynn (4-0, 3.42) who is tied for the National League lead in wins. Mets starting pitchers have a 1.91 ERA during their last nine games. The bullpen...
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Mets Farm Report: Akeel Morris Extends Scoreless Streak To 11.2 Innings

LAS VEGAS – DAY OFF Las Vegas had an off day on Wednesday. The 51s are in first place in the Pacific Coast League by 3.5 games with a 15-5 record. Rafael Montero will attempt to lock down his third victory of the season on Thursday. BINGHAMTON, PORTLAND – PPD Wednesday night’s tilt against the Portland Sea Dogs was postponed due to inclement weather.Greg Peavey is scheduled...
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Mets Notes: Collins Reverses Stance, Bats Duda Cleanup, Gives Granderson Day Off

The Mets have a chance to win to take three out of four games against the defending NL Champions this afternoon when they close out their series with the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:10 PM. Bartolo Colon (1-3, 5.40) will oppose Lance Lynn (4-0, 3.42) who is tied for the National League lead in wins. Mets starting pitchers have a 1.91 ERA during their last nine games. The bullpen...
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MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Baseball With Top Prospect Dilson Herrera

When the Mets knew that their 2013 season wasn’t going anywhere, they decided to unload two main players, Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates, hoping that in return they would receive some future value to the organization. What they did receive would not pay any dividends for years to come, but it was a way to continue to solidify their farm system with additional...
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Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

Lucas Duda had his first key moment since being named the everyday starter at first base when he blasted what proved to be the game-winning home run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. It was his team-leading fourth home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth inning. Duda’s four home runs are one shy of his career-high for homers in a month and snapped...
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MMO Morning Grind: Wild Wind Sparks Wild Win, Things Are Looking Up

Good Morning, Mets fans! Great win last night. The Mets, despite having had one of the league’s toughest schedules so far, are over 500 and are keeping pace with the fastest starters in the National League. But they haven’t been hitting lately. The Mets rank poorly in nearly every offensive category (except for strikeouts!). So how have they been winning these games against good...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Cardinals 2

Fighting against a brutally windy night, Michael Wacha‘s fastball, and a frantic comeback in the 9th, the Mets found a way to scratch out three runs to beat the Cardinals 3-2. With the win, they improve their record to a respectable 11-10, and go for a series win tomorrow afternoon. Michael Wacha pitched one of the strangest games you will ever see, and not just because the wind...
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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 7:10 PM (SNY)

The 10-10 Mets look to get back up over .500 as they they  continue their series against the Cardinals tonight at Citi Field. Jon Niese (0-2, 2.84 ERA) opposes right-hander Michael Wacha (2-1, 1.73) in what should be a solid 7:10 PM matchup. Jon Niese is 0-2 with a 2.84 ERA since returning from the Disabled List on April 6. There are only three pitchers in the  majors with...
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Mets Notes: Nieuwenhuis Leading Off, Niese Takes On Wacha

The 10-10 Mets look to get back up over .500 as they they  continue their series against the Cardinals tonight at Citi Field. Jon Niese (0-2, 2.84 ERA) opposes right-hander Michael Wacha (2-1, 1.73) in what should be a solid 7:10 PM matchup. Jon Niese is 0-2 with a 2.84 ERA since returning from the Disabled List on April 6. There are only three pitchers in the  majors with...
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Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 games once (in 2013). Last year he posted an underwhelming .249/.310/.336 slash line. Young Jr...
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The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the Easter Eve midnight massacring of each others’ church...
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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has also done so in New York. With a $15 million per year price...
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Mets Farm Report: Dykstra’s Bat Leads 21 Run Salute

Las Vegas 21, El Paso 9 The 51′s scored in every inning Tuesday except their half of the 8th, as they take down the Chihuahua’s 21-9 in the series finale.  Las Vegas took 3-out-of -4 from El Paso and improve to 15-5 on the season.  Dana Eveland wasn’t spectacular but did what he needed to do, going five innings giving up four runs but striking out eight.  Las Vegas sent...
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MMO Fan Shot: Dave Hudgens and The Mets´ Way

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave in Spain  Dave Hudgens has been the Mets´ hitting coach since 2011. He and the Mets´ braintrust are proponents of a high- OBP approach, and being patiently aggressive. Here is the progression of the ranking of Mets OBP in MLB under Hudgens´ tenure: 2011 – 6th 2012 – 20th 2013 – 25th 2014 – 26th (so far) And here is the progression of OPS: 2011...
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Eric Campbell Making A Case For Mets Bench Spot

The recent performance of 27-year old Eric Campbell (AKA “Soup”) in Las Vegas may be proving costly in Josh Satin’s future as bench player/platoon first basemen for the Mets. In limited at bats this year for the Mets, (14), Satin has batted .143 with six strikeouts to go along with a .294 OBP. His strikeout percent is up from 25% to 35% this year. Again, Satin has not been...
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How About Some Offense, Please?

  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, manager Terry Collins suggested he might give our current lineup a month — with Curtis Granderson No. 2, Daniel Murphy No. 4 and Lucas Duda No. 6 — before eventually placing Duda in the cleanup spot. “We’ve put a lot on Lucas’ plate in the past week,” Collins said about the reluctance to use Duda as a cleanup hitter...
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Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

April 23 Curtis Granderson’s struggles continue and he is now hitless in a career-high 22 straight at-bats. However, manager Terry Collins has no intentions of sitting his right fielder. “He hasn’t changed his demeanor at all, and that’s why I know he’s not letting this get to him,” Collins said. “He’s going to battle his way through it. There’s a certain time,...
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MMO Morning Grind: The Insurance Run Epidemic

Good morning, Mets fans! Let me set the scene. The Mets head into an important inning, late in the game. It might even be the 9th. It’s usually the 9th. They’re down by a run, or maybe 2. Whatever the deficit is, it’s usually larger by the time the inning ends. The Mets hand out so many insurance runs that Mr. Met should probably be replaced by a sassy gecko by the end of the...
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MMO Game Recap: Cardinals 3, Mets 0

Once again, the Mets got stellar starting pitching, and once again, the bullpen was solid with the exception of Jose Valverde, but unfortunately, as has happened far too often this early season, once again, the Mets bats fell silent. The Cardinals got a brilliant pitching performance by Adam Wainwright, who was forced to leave the game after seven innings due to an apparent knee...
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Mets Notes: Granderson Bats Second, Murphy Cleanup, Duda Sixth

After moving back above .500 with a win against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Mets tackle them again tonight at Citi Field. Cards ace Adam Wainwright opposes Dillon Gee in a  7:10 PM start as the 4-game series continues. Dillon Gee picked up his first win of the season in the Mets’ 5-2 victory against Arizona on April 16 at Chase Field. He pitched 7.0 scoreless...
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Mets Notes: Gee on the Hill, Wright Has 12 Game Hit Streak

After moving back above .500 with a win against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Mets tackle them again tonight at Citi Field. Cards ace Adam Wainwright opposes Dillon Gee in a  7:10 PM start as the 4-game series continues. Dillon Gee picked up his first win of the season in the Mets’ 5-2 victory against Arizona on April 16 at Chase Field. He pitched 7.0 scoreless...
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Anthony Recker Proving To Be Solid Backup Catcher

When Anthony Recker made the Opening Day roster in 2013, I thought to myself: “Who on earth is this guy?” The now 30 year old backstop for the Mets is making a case for staying in Flushing for the near future. Anthony Recker had played in only 27 games in his major league career, in stints with the Cubs and the Athletics, before signing with the Mets before the 2013 season. Early...
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