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Kirk is on the 40-man roster and a CF - Abreu is neither. Plus, Chris Young is due back Friday, although I do wonder if they'd consider moving Ike down for him instead of an outfielder with Granderson hurting.

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Mets absolutely destroyed Arroyo tonight: 8 hits, 1 walk, and 8 runs in 19 PA. Kirk, fresh from Vegas, homered.

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Arroyo can give you innings but he can also give you crap like this, where he basically gets annihilated by a very blah lineup.

 

I think Ike will eventually distinguish himself over Duda and take 1st, with Duda and Chris Young having some sort of lefty/right split in left, and then Duda will spell Ike occasionally at 1st so Duda will get his AB's. If we need to send Ike down now to get some AB's, I say do it.

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They ruled out Duda in the OF just today when asked...of course with the Mets you never know when they'll start moonwalking on something.  If Kirk gets on a hot streak they can probably get away with him in the OF short-term anyway.

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Mejia pitched well tonight but had to leave with a blister issue after 5. I love his stuff but jeez he has a knack for getting hurt, even the most minor things. 

 

Kirk is 3-for-4!

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deGrom is absolutely rolling for Las Vegas again: 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, 11 groundouts to 1 flyout. 88 pitches.

 

He's now rocking an 0.50 ERA.

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wonder why they didn't throw Familia out there today. Even if he gave up some runs, who cares.

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deGrom is absolutely rolling for Las Vegas again: 7 IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, 11 groundouts to 1 flyout. 88 pitches.

 

He's now rocking an 0.50 ERA.

 

The numbers so far for the "Big Vegas Three" (3 starts each):

 

deGrom:  18 IP, 10 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 15 K, 0.78 WHIP, 0.50 ERA

Montero:  17.1 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 18 K, 0.87 WHIP, 2.60 ERA

Syndergaard:  16 IP, 17 H, 7 ER, 5 BB, 12 K, 1.38 WHIP, 3.94 ERA

 

It's way too early to make any predictions on anyone, but it's nice to see "that other guy" deGrom getting off to a good start.  (For whatever it's worth, Collin McHugh also got off to a nice start last season for Vegas.)  deGrom's been up-and-down as a minor leaguer in his career so far, and he's going to be 26 years old in June, so it's not like he's a kid...he's over four years older than Syndergaard and over two years older than Montero.  This is a big year for deGrom...he needs to get some time up with the big boys this year.  Get the feeling he'll get the first look unless he really falls apart, mostly because time is of the essence in his case.

 

re:  Kirk, always nice when you can get a contribution from a guy you're expecting next to nothing from, even if it's only for a game or so.  Sure, would be great if he could have a little hot streak for a week or so, but will it surprise me if he goes 0-for-4 with 3 Ks in his next game?  Or anyone else?

 

Somehow EY is batting .371 in his last 10 games, with 11 RS.  The Met OF went 7-for-14 combined, with 7 RBI.  One thing is for sure...it's not too difficult to approximate what Granderson has given the Mets at the plate so far (nearly nothing). 

 

Good call '7', last night would've been a perfect Familia spot...especially with Dillon "90 Pitches" Gee going today.  A guy like Germen could've been useful. 

 

Re:  Mejia...this is why baseball players can come off as the biggest pussies sometimes.  It's not like he's the first pitcher who's ever been forced from a game due to blisters, but at the same time, there's just something about a guy having to leave a game because he's got a friggin' BLISTER.  If he somehow gets through the year healthy, I trade him ASAP, even if he wins 15 games or so.  I was all for keeping Pelfrey back in the day when he had a nice year, but sometimes you have to deal a guy when his value is as high as it's ever going to get.

 

Re:  Arroyo...I've always liked him, because he finds ways to win and is very durable, but he can have some truly hideous nights. 

 

Doesn't matter what happens today...the trip is already a success.  Everyone here would've taken 5-4, even with Arizona off to a dreadful start...would any of us have been surprised if the Arizona starting pitchers suddenly got hot against the Mets?  7-7 and only a game behind the team that swept them to start the season (and practically looked invincible doing it).  2.5 out of first.  At least they didn't dig themselves into a "season's already over" hole.     

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Lannan outrighted to AAA, Dice-K coming up to pitch out of the bullpen. Sounds like he'll also be an insurance policy in case Mejia's blister issue lingers into his next start.

 

Glad they dumped Lannan. He was terribly miscast as a lefty specialist in the bullpen and he's just not good to begin with. I don't have much more faith in Dice-K, but I'm just glad Lannan is gone.

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Yeah, glad Lannan's gone too. 

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Young reaches base two more times, on a hit and a walk, in his first two ABs today.  OB% up to .361.  2 more stolen bases.  Who the hell is this guy?  (It won't last, but this is a nice run for a guy like EY.)   

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EY is such a superb base stealer. He may not do much good but he's one of the best in the game at that, at least, and he looks unstoppable when he's actually getting on base.

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TC pulled Gee with 72 pitches and now Farnsworth is struggling. Ugh.

 

He gets a friendly called third strike and Rice helps bail him out, though. 

 

EY just took 3rd on a throwing error by the pitcher, wow.

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LOL Valverde stinks.

 

Anyway... a sweep, a game over .500, and a nice off-day tomorrow. What a terrific road trip. Schedule isn't going to get any easier with the Braves and Cardinals up next but I'll enjoy this while it lasts.

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I can't believe they're 8-7 after that 0-3 start.  Now let's start winning at home please?

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Yeah, a 6-3 trip seemed like a pipe dream.  Wow is Arizona off to a dreadful start.  4-14 (1-11 at home?!) is damned near season-killing type stuff. 

 

8-7 is great, in that it's bought this team a little leeway...if they were 6-9 or 5-10, everyone would be all over them. 

 

That being said, it's impossible to believe this team is on the way to overachieving...just too many holes.  nmig is right, Valverde stinks.  Can't expect Farnsworth to keep up what he's done either.  Or EY. 

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It is kind of absurd how difficult opponent wise, and travel wise these first few weeks have been. St Louis and Atlanta are going to be real tough, even though we're at home. I'd sign for 3-4 right now in those games.

 

Then a series with the Marlins and Phils.

 

Basically I'd like to see 6-6 for the rest of April. Last year they were 10-15 at the end of April and just felt buried

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Gotta give the Mets some credit here. After a tough start they could've fallen even further behind, but took care of business against the Braves and D-backs. Still have ATL and STL coming up, but kudos to them.

Not to derail this thread, if you think the Mets have a tough April, look at the Orioles!

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Heavy rumors swirling that Ike's about to go to the Pirates (per Heyman and others).  If it's true well thank god this circus is about to end at last.  

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Makes loads of sense. I've been saying for awhile Pittsburgh is by far most logical fit. Glad the juggling act finally comes to an end. Mets probably got crap back.

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RHP Zack Thornton, AAA reliever, coming back plus a PTBNL. Someone claims Thornton could've just been picked up in the Rule 5 this winter. LOL.

 

So exactly what I thought: crap. This is why I was all over Sandy when he didn't do the Ike-for-Joyce deal. 

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If that trade was ever on the table then yea, Sandy f'd up big time.

 

but hey, maybe this bullpen arm we get back will amount to something. But it's hard to really put a positive spin on this.

 

The Mets gave Ike plenty of chances...he just never turned it around. And if he does in Pittsburgh now, I'm going to be livid.

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I don't think they had a choice but to move him. I can't fault Sandy for doing this move, right now. My beef with was that he waited so long and nuked whatever trade value Ike had. He totally misplayed this one.

 

I mean, the guy they acquired was skipped over by them and 28 other teams in the Rule 5 for a reason. The players coming back aren't important, this is just Sandy finally admitting defeat. 

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I hope the PTBNL amounts to something, otherwise yeah Sandy dragged his feet too long and it cost us this time.  

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Mets get some bad luck on a replay call. d'Arnaud safe on a slow roller (looked like he got the back with his toe) but called out. Duda seeing the out was made slows up and gets thrown out at 3rd. If the call is overturned at 1st Duda would be out anyway, but seeing the out was made what is he supposed to do? Go back to the dugout and get his glove...

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