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#521 nmigliore

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

Granderson and Lagares left the game with injuries, Lagares grabbed his hamstring. Ugh.

And Chris Young isn't eligible to return until Friday which may lead to some seriously awful defensive alignments like the Duda-EY-Brown trio right now.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:14 AM

Doofus is somehow 9-for-22 in his last 7 GP.  Always funny what can happen in the early going, with batting averages...one 4-for-5 day raised his average 80 points, from .226 to .306. 

 

Yeah, figures with the injuries...truly a shame with Lagares.  Really hoping the Granderson signing doesn't turn into the disaster that it looks like it's destined to be. 

 

EY has actually been decent at the plate in his last 9 GP:  .294 BA, 1 2B, 1 3B, 5 BB...still striking out like crazy of course (12 K in that time), but at least he hasn't been a complete zilch lately.  For EY, this is the nice bonus of Sandy not trying to bring in a legitimate leadoff hitter...EY will get endless chances to be the leadoff guy no matter what he does (if he was still struggling, he'd still be getting trotted out there).  He'll finish the season in the .250s somewhere with a .310ish OB%, which as we all know is beyond God-awful for a leadoff hitter, but where else are they going?  At any rate, as we saw last season, Sandy and Co think any hot streak EY gets on is somehow the real EY, so we're going to see a lot more of him this year, regardless of the at-the-plate numbers. 

 

nmig and others have pointed out what a bitch the Mets' April schedule was, and it's a tough one for sure.  They have nine more games (2 more against Arizona, 3 against the Braves, 4 against the Cards) before it eases up a little (though as we've seen, for teams like the Mets and Devils, trying to hope for good things based on schedules "getting easier" is an extremely dicey proposition).  But if the Mets go 5-4 in these next nine to start the season 11-11, can anyone here not be thrilled with that? 


Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 15 April 2014 - 06:15 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

Lagares to the DL, Kirk up


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Lagares to the DL

 

That sucks.

 

Kirk up

 

That sucks even more. 

 

Just what the Mets need...another guy who doesn't hit and doesn't walk, but strikes out a ton.  Passive's favorite kind of hitter.


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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 15 April 2014 - 07:58 PM

That sucks.

 

 

That sucks even more. 

 

Just what the Mets need...another guy who doesn't hit and doesn't walk, but strikes out a ton.  Passive's favorite kind of hitter.

 

Indeed...he could've easily gone to Bobby Abreu

 

what other fossils are we still hording here? is Trot Nixon in Vegas too?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

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


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:32 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:39 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:02 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:43 PM

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


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:23 AM

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.     


Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 16 April 2014 - 06:31 AM.

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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?
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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 16 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

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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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

Yeah, glad Lannan's gone too. 


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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?
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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 16 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

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.)   


Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 16 April 2014 - 03:33 PM.

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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 16 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

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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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:57 PM

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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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:26 PM

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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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:58 PM

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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