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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

Lucas

 

DUDA

 

BITCHES!

 

Even Wright has a couple of hits and an RBI today. 


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

Wow...breaks are really going Zack's way right now.  d'Arnaud really has to work on blocking pitches.

 

And Zack's luck finally runs out. 


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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 10 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

The game's never over in this ballpark.

 

Sadly Flores might not get much of a change to get his bat going...he simply can't field at SS. 


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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 10 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Ridiculous how this game ended up. Terry prob should've gone to Edgin vs Utley. Nontheless this inning was 2 out nobody on.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Guess it's too much to ask David Wright to ever hit a home run when it could really help his team. 

 

Terry's still a meh manager at best, but Zack still shoots himself in the foot on occasion with the laboring/walks (and some ABs still drag on too long when he's pitching), and a solid shortstop doesn't lead to an "infield hit" happening.  Yeah, TC could've gone to the lefty there and it would've made plenty of sense, but sometimes as we know managers sometimes go with their guts. 


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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 10 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

And looks like his gut of going with Mejia here was terribly wrong as well. Mejia is probably still hurt.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Well that had to happen after Friday's escape job.
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:49 PM

Mejia gives up 2 hits for the sixth straight game and for the 7th time in his last eight appearances.  He's just not much of a hit suppressor.  Not a great quality for a "closer" to have.


And looks like his gut of going with Mejia here was terribly wrong as well. Mejia is probably still hurt.

 

I'm starting to think that he's just not that great.  I want Familia to get a look. 


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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 10 August 2014 - 03:54 PM

Man this ump is putting the squeeze on. Thimble sized strike zone

 

Mejia I think will be a decent reliever. But perhaps not closer material. Righties seem to hurt him.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:56 PM

Mejia I think can settle into a nice 7th inning type guy. a 7-8-9 of Mejia-Parnell-Familia in 2015 would be nice.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:58 PM

yea that was atrocious. Hopefully it leads to a shakeup with Familia moving into the closers role. But I'm not so sure with it taking Terry and Sandy very long to learn the obvious.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:14 PM

And this is why I can't take that 'run differential' nonsense seriously.  They have a bad record because they find ways to blow these games.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:57 PM

Mejia has apparently been allowed to pitch through a hernia through three weeks.  Give the Mets credit...just when you're sure that they've run out of ways to come off like completely amateur buffoons, they strike again and prove you wrong.  And same ol' Mejia...yet another guy who can't ever seem to stay healthy.


And this is why I can't take that 'run differential' nonsense seriously.  They have a bad record because they find ways to blow these games.

 

Sandy can go fvck himself for many reasons.  The run differential crap is yet another one.


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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 10 August 2014 - 05:12 PM

It's still not clear whether Mejia told the Mets he had a hernia or not.  It's possible today's the first they've heard of it too.  But now that it's out there if they still let him pitch through this then they really are buffoons.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:22 PM

Familia is not the answer to close, just check his enormous platoon splits.

2014 vs LHB: .313/.407/.436, 4.66 FIP, 5.46 xFIP

Yikes.

I'm sure that's not an easily correctable problem either, as he's strictly a fastball/slider guy; he doesn't throw a changeup or any other pitch that typically works vs opposite handed hitters. He's going to need to develop one to be a trusted closer in my eyes; he can handle a righty-lefty-righty situation but any team that stacks 3 lefties vs him in the 9th will just eat him apart.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

Mejia's numbers against righties aren't much better:  .310/.371/.465. 

 

I'm not saying Familia will be necessarily be the guy either, but I don't like hittable closers.  If Mejia can get a look out of necessity (it's not like he was ever being groomed to close), not sure why Familia can't get one 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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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 10 August 2014 - 07:55 PM

Oh I'm sure he'll get one if Mejia misses time or struggles some more. I just don't think he'll be any better. I still like both of them and think they'll be very much a big part of our late-game bullpen going forward, if they can stay healthy, but I don't know if I see either being a great candidate to close given their platoon splits. All the more reason to hope Parnell comes back healthy sometime early next year.

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:30 AM

Oh I'm sure he'll get one if Mejia misses time or struggles some more. I just don't think he'll be any better. I still like both of them and think they'll be very much a big part of our late-game bullpen going forward, if they can stay healthy, but I don't know if I see either being a great candidate to close given their platoon splits. All the more reason to hope Parnell comes back healthy sometime early next year.

 

I don't even consider Parnell part of the solution at this point...I just have no idea what to expect of him. 

 

I agree, I think Mejia and Familia are definitely going to be factors in the bullpen.

 

I'm going back to the 80s now, so you didn't get to see the guys I'm going to bring up, but I have a feeling you're a Met historian (passionate fans usually bone-up on the history of their teams), so you're probably very familiar with Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco.  They were co-closers for a few years (85-87), but Orosco became expendable with Randy Myers' emergence (Myers was later considered to be such a whack-job that he was then traded two seasons later to the Reds for John Franco, even though Myers had far more dominating and electric stuff, and was younger to boot...Myers, Norm Charlton and Rob Dibble made up the "Nasty Boys" 'pen that helped the 1990 Reds upset the A's in the World Series).  In 1988, McDowell and Myers continued the trend of splitting save opportunities, then in '89, after McDowell was traded to the Phillies (along with Lenny Dykstra, for Juan Samuel, in one of Frank Cashen's worst trades as the Met GM), Rick Aguilera emerged as the other closer (he has previously been a pretty good starter).  Aguilera didn't like being used as a reliever initially, which is why he was traded as part of the 5-for-1 deal for Frank Viola...ironically, after pitching in the Twins' rotation for the rest of '89, he was again converted to a reliever to start the 1990 season, and from '90-'95 was one of the better closers in baseball...in '96, after one season with the Red Sox, he again joined the Twins' rotation (with not-so-good results), then spent the rest of his career as a reliever.  He finished with 318 career saves. 

 

Anyway, I could see the Mets trying the dual closer thing with Mejia and Familia. 


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Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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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 11 August 2014 - 10:01 AM

Logan Verrett with another solid start yesterday:  7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB (unusual for him, though he walked 3 in his last start too), 2 K. 

 

He's been a much different pitcher over his last 6 starts:

 

40 IP, 30 H, 16 ER, 7 HR, 13 BB (this is a bit higher than his rate the rest of the season), 26 K, 3.60 ERA 

 

Considering he allowed 143 hits through his first 99 IP this season, this is a hell of an improvement.      


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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 11 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

Wright strikes out.  Of course he does.

 

He's actually on a nine-game hitting streak entering today's game, but it's about as soft of a streak as it gets:

 

11-for-38 (.289 BA), 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, .316 SLG, .325 OB%, .641 OB+SLG 

 

This is the kind of nine-game streak a guy like Ruben Tejada goes on.  Again, why does Wright get to keep hitting third?  He can't be dropped to 5th or 6th for the time being?


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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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