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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

I might've gone to Parnell here for the 4 out save. Burke vs Met Killer Starlin Castro was a bit questionable and I'm shocked it didn't blow up in our face


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

Mets now 0-9 after Harvey starts. 

 

Hef's allowed 11 ERs in his last three starts (16 IP).  Mets are now 0-8 in Hefner starts, despite him turning in four QS. I feel for him...he's really been pretty good...could easily have 3-4 wins with any degree of luck.  He deserves a LOT better than 0-5.  

 

Ike's OB+SLG now down to .498.  This can't go on forever.  Send the guy down to AAA already.  Might as well play Duda at first, even if he's not going to do that much more at the plate.


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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:01 AM

Yesterday's loss aside, really cool to see The 7 Line Army in attendance. They took up a noticeable section in CF, see the sea of orange: BKkIoYbCAAAGLlg.jpg

 

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They were even acknowledged on the Cubs' broadcast! http://mlb.mlb.com/v...223313&c_id=nym

 

Other pictures and media can be found on their official Twitter: https://twitter.com/The7Line

 

You could also hear a bunch of "Lets Go Mets!" chants all game. Too bad the team couldn't win this one.

 

Darren Meenan, who runs these events and sells custom Met-shirts (no affiliation to the team), is awesome.


Edited by nmigliore, 19 May 2013 - 08:27 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

Murphy just on fire right now.

 

Nice job by the bullpen in this one. Gee was kind of meh. He did get his share of K's though.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

Murph can do that sometimes.  He just doesn't do that enough, to offset his other weaknesses.

 

Parnell deserves kudos...11 hits allowed in his last 28.2 IP dating back to last season.  And only 3 BB in that same time frame.  That is a hell of a turnaround for a guy who used to put on a lot of guys on base (his career WHIP is 1.41, and that's WITH this hot streak). 

 

Can't help but wonder how this came about.  I've pointed out that even in the minors, this guy gave up hits at just about every level of the minors as well.  It seems like he's stopped doing that, almost out of nowhere...which makes me wonder how long this will last. 

 

Hope David Wright can keep up what he's done...he's had a nice year so far.  He's on pace for a very good season. 

 

Yeah, very meh start by Gee.  Benefitted greatly from that bad call on the would-be triple.  Can't say I have much confidence in him being a mainstay in this rotation. 


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

Nice to see them take 2/3.

 

re: Parnell - obviously he isn't going to remain this good all year but I've been a big booster of his for awhile, so I'm really not surprised he's making a good closer. Getting a lot of groundballs, throwing strikes, and being able to whiff 1/5 of your batters faced is a great combo for a pitcher. 


Edited by nmigliore, 19 May 2013 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:52 PM

Nice to see them take 2/3.

 

re: Parnell - obviously he isn't going to remain this good all year but I've been a big booster of his for awhile, so I'm really not surprised he's making a good closer. Getting a lot of groundballs, throwing strikes, and being able to whiff 1/5 of your batters faced is a great combo for a pitcher. 

 

 

I'm not going to jump on the "Parnell's making a good closer" bandwagon yet.  This 28.1 IP stretch is unlike any stretch he's ever had.  The guy gave up a lot of baserunners for the majority of his career, both on hits AND walks.  I know this next stat is misleading, as a lot of these "blown" saves didn't come in typical closer save situations, but Parnell has as many blown saves for his career as he does saves.  He's also performing with absolutely no pressure on him at this point...his team is already out of the race.  Let me see him turn in one full solid season as the closer.

 

All this being said, I'm rooting hard for him...it would be awesome to have a young homegrown closer who could hold the job down for a few years.  And it's always a nice story when a guy with a iffy resume puts it all together and enjoys some prosperity.    


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

Mets are hitting .230 as a team.  They have just six players batting .250 or better.  One of them is Shawn Marcum (.250 in 8 AB).  Another is Rick Ankiel (as a Met, anyway...20 AB).

 

Mets have scored 174 R in 41 G...an average of 4.24 RPG.  Sounds pretty meh, but it's actually much worse when you break it down:

 

First 16 games:  97 RS (6.06 RPG)

Since (25 games):  77 RS (3.08 RPG).  Less than 4 RPG in today's game is bad enough.  Anything around 3 RPG is MLB is pathetic...that's expansion-team-type stuff.  Those first 16 GP are really making the Met offense not look so bad overall (they're actually right around middle-of-the-pack in RPG for the season), but the last 25 GP have been brutal offensively.  They're probably hitting in the .210s somewhere as a team in that time frame.   

 

But take a look at the Marlins...117 RS in 44 GP.  2.66 RPG.  And 37 of those runs came in four games, so the other 80 runs came in 40 games.  Two runs on average.  That's almost impossible to do...that team must be murder on the eyes. 


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:20 PM

And what's truly strange is that most of the Mets paltry run totals seem to come on home runs.

 

Reds are a nightmarish opponent for the Mets. They're gonna score a bunch of runs against us


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:18 PM

Mets are middle-of-the-pack in HRs too, for whatever that's worth.  Not sure what the breakdown is, as far as the first 16 GP/last 25 GP goes.  I'm guessing almost all of the team hitting numbers are pretty bad over the last 25 GP.  Wright's gotta be the only one with good numbers over that stretch. 


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

Lucas Doody does nothing of course.

 

Way to go Byrd! 

 

Wow, Ike strikes out again.  By all means, keep sending him out there.


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Looks like Dickey's finding it for the Jays...2-0 in his last three starts, 20 IP, 15 H, 6 ER, 20 K...only real down number is his BB (11 of them).  But glad to see him doing well. 

 

Ike down to .152.  2 more Ks.  Enough is enough.


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

LOL Ankiel left in to face Marshall, that's smart. And then he's swinging 3-0 and chases what looked like a ball.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:01 AM

Lucas Doody does nothing of course.

 

Way to go Byrd! 

 

Wow, Ike strikes out again.  By all means, keep sending him out there.

 

He just can't help himself with the breaking ball. I've never seen somebody so out of it. Plus the boneheaded obstruction play (and it was the right call since Votto had to change his course with Ike practically still standing on the bag)

 

This team was just flat out stupid yesterday. Not just Ankiel swinging 3-0 with a man on 1st, but Murphy had a play where he foolishly threw off balance to 2nd to try to get a force instead of the easier play to 1st to get Votto. 

 

Plus you had some bad umpiring. That Phillips HBP was off the knob of his bat as Darling stated. Hawkins got screwed over a few times as well

 

Votto and Phillips are good players but it seems like they especially own the Mets. They're like the Chipper Joneses that we don't see as often.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:02 AM

It's funny...Ike is so off-the-charts bad now I think he's reaching the "he struggling so much I feel bad for booing him" point.  As aggravated as I get by watching fail after fail, I think his organization is not doing right by him at this point, at all.  You've tried everything, and he's not getting better, he's getting WORSE.  So why the fvck do you keep sending him out there day after day after friggin' day?!  Only four Mets have played more games than Davis...I swear, it's like a corporation giving multiple promotions to a guy who is screwing up left and right and is clearly not doing his job, and hoping that the promotions will somehow get him to magically be a competent employee and then some.  The GM saw to it that this season wasn't going to mean anything anyway, so for the love of God, let Duda play some first (even if he's nothing to crow about, at least he might hit a monstrous solo shot on occasion, or draw a walk), and send Ike to AAA and see if he can get some kind of confidence back.  As bad as Ike's been, he still has to figure heavily into the Mets' plans in the years to come.  Stop fvcking around with him, realize that he's now 1-for-33 in his last nine games (with 1 BB and 13 K) and showing NO signs of getting it going, and get his ass to Las Vegas.  The Mets have embarrassed him enough. 


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THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

Ike batting 7th tonight.  How many times are the Mets going to shuffle this guy around?  This can't be helping.   


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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

Nice job by Niese after that ugly first inning. The strikeouts are a welcoming site.

Too bad this team remains pitiful at the plate.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:21 PM

I missed Stammerin' Sandy's appearance. Did he say anything worthwhile?
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[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!

Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
- Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.

Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:22 AM

Since no one here seems to have seen/heard Sandy yesterday, here's an article referencing his on-air appearance during yesterday's game:

 

http://www.nypost.co...tm_content=Mets

 

Big day for this organization:  Wheeler starts for the 51s today, and Harvey for the Mets.  According to this article, Sandy basically said that if Zack pitches well enough in the next 2-3 starts, he will get a call-up.  Obviously it'd be awesome if he could come up and succeed right away, Harvey-style, but if he doesn't, not the end of the world...he can always go back down if he still needs work.   

 

Rafael Montero, another starting pitcher, may also get a call-up before season's end.  He has insanely good control:  in 246.1 minor league innings, he's struck out 235 hitters...and walked just 39!  And he's not one of those guys who doesn't walk anybody but gives up a lot of hits...he's allowed just 195 hits in those 246.1 innings.  He has a career WHIP of 0.95.

 

Granted, most of Montero's innings are lower minor-league (he's made just one AAA start and 8 AA starts, but he's been moving steadily and quickly up through the system), but it's nice to have someone else to get excited about, who we might even see this season to boot. 

 

Trying not to put the cart before the horse here, but next year could see a rotation of Harvey, Wheeler, Montero, Niese, and a #5 TBD...I'm sure there would be growing pains with such a group, but just the fact that there's POTENTIAL for success going forward in the starting roation is a nice feeling to have.  Trying not to think of Generation K too much here... 


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:26 AM

I like Montero but his numbers are a bit deceiving. His fastball is solid but not plus and he gets by mostly on excellent command. His slider shows flashes of being an out-pitch but his changeup just isn't there. This isn't MY perception, this is the perception of those who have seen him often. He's definitely one of the team's top prospects, maybe even 2nd behind Wheeler depending on how much you like Syndergaard, but the secondaries still need some development. People who have seen him have been impressed that he locates his low-90's fastball very, very well but his secondaries are a work in progress.

 

Speaking of prospects, it's nice to see Cesar Puello and Steven Matz come back from the prospect graveyard. Puello, an outfielder, is hitting .315/.379/.543 with 9 SB in 12 tries and 6 HR. He has a huge arm, at least plus from those who've seen him, and he's always been considered incredibly toolsy; he seems to be finally putting it all together this year, which is nice. Matz was the team's top pick in 2009 but has been derailed by TJS. He's finally in full season ball this year and showing very good stuff -- 90-93, touching 95, with the makings of a good slider.


Edited by nmigliore, 22 May 2013 - 08:35 AM.

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