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Wasn't all that impressed with Stroman. Yes he seemed hittable but did make a nice play there with his throw to the plate that prevented the game from getting out of hand. Maybe it was new team/city nerves? I'll give him a pass. Can't overlook the fact that he was pitching to a sub 3.00 era in the American League in 2019 (and was 6-11...deGrom can relate) but that's not nothing in terms of era's considering where he was

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Also remember Nelson Cruz and the conversations we had about him right around 2014 when he became a free agent and how wary we were of signing him due to age, bat potentially slowing down, K's and low OBP/walk totals. Seemed like a decaying player. 

All he's done since is hit 233 home runs in 6 years

https://risingapple.com/2018/06/09/new-york-mets-missed-nelson-cruz/

 

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Nice 1st inning outburst with shots by Conforto and Davis. 3-0

If Syndergaard is worth a damn he puts this one on cruise control. 7 innings...2 runs max. That's what he should be expected to do.

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Now 6-0...and of those games the Mets (and Noah) can’t fvck up under ANY circumstances.

8-0

11-0

Mets actually have their run differential down to -2 at the moment.  Pretty sure it might have been -50 or worse at one point.

And gotta give Noah credit...he’s not fvcking around, throwing strikes, letting his fielders do the work.  Two very quick innings have given him a shot at pitching into the 8th now.

13-0 and now the run differential is down to zero.  

Noah out after 91 pitches...a little surprised by that.  Guess they didn’t want to push him, especially since he gave up a couple of hits and a run in the seventh.

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Hamstring strain for Cano. Hopefully it's not to bad but a 10 day IL trip is definitely happening you have to figure. If it's less than 3 weeks overall I'd be shocked

And of course it's as he was just starting to hit...though Cano's entire season has been start and stop moments of seemingly figuring it out and then not getting a ball out of the infield for the next week. Remember he hit 3 home runs against the Padres a few weeks ago? I think he promptly went into the worst batting slump of his career the week after.

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Yeah Cano is pretty hard to trust now...only guy who does is Mike Francesa, who apparently makes a huge deal out of Cano’s relatively rare big games.  I really don’t consider him a major loss.  

Hard to believe that the Mets could actually be over .500 with a doubleheader sweep tomorrow.  

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I told you guys last week; this Mets team can absolutely make the playoffs. They play a tissue soft schedule and have the best starting rotation in the sport. 

Can you beat the Dodgers? HELL no. But you can get there.

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Meanwhile, the Yankees just completed the most satisfying regular season series I can ever remember. 4 game sweep against the Sox: absolutely lighting up Sale and Price, getting 3 quality starts in 4 games (after having none in 12 straight), burying the living piss out of this racist boston cvnts.

of course that didn’t come without another three hundred injuries. Encarnacion will be out until at least September with a broken wrist; Hicks has a big injury to his elbow, and just today Gleyber Torres comes up gimpy running to first. 

The yankees current potential IL would be a first place team: Severino, Betances, Andujar, Voit, Torres, Stanton, Hicks, Encarnacion, Sanchez, Betances. 

What the fvck lol 

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5 hours ago, MB3 said:

I told you guys last week; this Mets team can absolutely make the playoffs. They play a tissue soft schedule and have the best starting rotation in the sport. 

Can you beat the Dodgers? HELL no. But you can get there.

If the starters all get hot, the Mets have a chance against anyone (getting top-notch starting pitching will always do that, even for a team as deeply flawed as the Mets), but they obviously all have to be at their best.  And the closer situation has to get sorted out soon.

Careful with the “tissue soft” stuff...still plenty of games to play against the Nats, Braves, and Phillies.  Mets are playing about .500 ball against the East so far...that won’t cut it the rest of the way.

It’s great that the Mets have TEMPORARILY made themselves relevant this season, but don’t forget that they needed a 15-5 surge to do it.  They won’t need to continue to win at that pace, but like I’ve said, figure .650-type ball the rest of the way.  Maybe it takes less, but you figure a couple of other teams in this race will eventually get it going (with the exception of the Mets, everyone else has been treading water...that has definitely helped a ton).  To be safe, I’ve targeted 88 wins to get in.  Mets need to go 33-18 to get there.

I still say they really need to sweep the Marlins...the more margin for error they can get for the tougher games about to come up, the better.  The Mets do that, and they “only” have to go 29-18 the rest of the way to get to 88 wins.  That will not be easy by any stretch, but at least it won’t feel impossible.

 

As for the Yanks/Sox...just like that, the Sox are pretty much toast.  The Sox couldn’t have come up punier.  They’ll stabilize their season I’m sure, but hard to imagine they’ll fight their way back into the race at this point.  

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deGrom was a bit unsteady early but in typical deGrom fashion...he battles. Mets currently up 4-1 in the 5th against a Marlin team they absolutely have to take to the woodshed (but as everybody knows it doesn't matter how piss poor/apathetic a Marlin team can be in any given year...their World Series is beating the Mets)

Tack on some runs and let's hopefully not need any nail biting pen innings

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17 hours ago, MB3 said:

Meanwhile, the Yankees just completed the most satisfying regular season series I can ever remember. 4 game sweep against the Sox: absolutely lighting up Sale and Price, getting 3 quality starts in 4 games (after having none in 12 straight), burying the living piss out of this racist boston cvnts.

of course that didn’t come without another three hundred injuries. Encarnacion will be out until at least September with a broken wrist; Hicks has a big injury to his elbow, and just today Gleyber Torres comes up gimpy running to first. 

The yankees current potential IL would be a first place team: Severino, Betances, Andujar, Voit, Torres, Stanton, Hicks, Encarnacion, Sanchez, Betances. 

What the fvck lol 

Well the Yankees needed to put their boot on Bostons throat this year. Especially after what happened last year (heck even last series when the Yankees had those awful starting pitching) but even after that series there was far too much needless panic. The Yankees were fine then and they're fine now. That division is securely locked away. Tampa may be gutsy and staying within 9 games but they one on one they can't stand up to the Yankees.

You could really tell they were chomping at the bit to re-establish superiority over them (it's sort of gone back and forth since 2004) but the Yankees are flat out a better, hungrier team than the Sox. And they've done and impressive job overcoming injury issues that would've torpedoed just about anybody else.

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4 run lead to a bad team at home. Mickey brings in Diaz and he promptly hits the first guy

Thank God they got Lugo up ASAP.

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Oh good grief, the only reason this isn't bases loaded with one out is Nido's framing.  Now he's gotta burn Lugo in a save situation (lol) in game #1 of a doubleheader.

Or not...only Mickey would get his best reliever up twice and not use him.

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Back to .500...hooray.  Shades of '73 right now in that .500 is close to enough :P

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Like many have noted...NO ONE battles better or harder when it's not all clicking for him than Jacob deGrom.  Damn near always finds a way.

So much magic going on during this run that not even Edwin fvcking Diaz can fvck it up.  But suffice it to say that he may not be long for NY (though I gotta think he's still here next year, partly because he's under team control, and also because the Mets can't trade him for cents on the dollar after what they coughed up for him). 

Anyway, let's not kid ourselves...when this team sunk to 11 games under .500, the idea of them ever getting back to .500 seemed like a fvcking pipe dream and then some.  We've been shredding BVW, Jeffy, the franchise, and several players all season...mostly because they all fvcking deserved it. 

So to not only reach .500, but to need just 21 games to make that happen...goddamn.  These guys are dangerously close to making this season fun...of course, this run has been some fun in itself, but we've been beaten up too many times not to expect this thing to crash and burn at any time.  But the Mets really have a legit shot now of playing those ol' "meaningful games in September" that seems to be the benchmark for success in Wilponland (over in the Bronx, it's the World Series or bust).  Hard to believe, but the chance is actually THERE.  Holy sh!t.

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I don't want to make light of a guy's injury but it wouldn't shock me if Cano becomes our Stanton (only worse obviously), the 'who needs him anyway?!' guy now that he's out for the forseeable future with a torn hamy.

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5 minutes ago, NJDevs4978 said:

I don't want to make light of a guy's injury but it wouldn't shock me if Cano becomes our Stanton (only worse obviously), the 'who needs him anyway?!' guy now that he's out for the forseeable future with a torn hamy.

I think Cano has a lot of frontrunner in him at this point in his career...which means he was probably just starting to get interested in playing when he suffered this latest injury.  Figures, heh heh.  But god is he just going to be a nightmare while he's here.  Also can't help but wonder how much of his prior success was PED-related.

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20 hours ago, MB3 said:

4 game sweep against the Sox: absolutely lighting up Sale and Price

Would it be fair to say the Yankees put Sale and Price on Clearance? 

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Oh just in case we all forgot...Gsellman sucks.

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Hate double headers. It forces piles of excrement like Walker Lockett to the mound

McNeil pulled from the game with a cramp. But the writing is on the wall. The Mets are winning and God is not happy. It feels like we're on the precipice of a deluge of injuries

And where the hell is Jed Lowrie? 

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Lagares really needs to have the bat taken out of his hands permanently after that embarrassing AB in the 5th. And if he's not catching baseballs anymore in the outfield (he's not) I don't see much of a place for him anymore in the majors. 

He's never been a good hitter but this year he's a total joke

Alonso has been in a slump. Really time for him to start hitting bombs again. We have a crap 2nd half of a DH lineup out there today and it shows with out offensive ineptitude

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Nice 7th inning rally. The Mets pull ahead on solo shots.

Anybody other than Lugo on the mound the final two innings is malpractice. I don't want to see Mazza. Has Lugo been up and down today? I've been going back and forth watching and running errands and have no idea.

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Watched most of deGrom’s start today. The guy is simply unbelievable. His stuff looked very meh and he just found a way.

The difference between deGrom and the Yankees staff is pretty simple. The Yankees have throwers, and he’s a pitcher. If tanaka’s breaking ball doesn’t break, he’ll still throw it 0-2 with a runner on base. If Paxton’s 4 seamer is more like an awkwardly fast changeup, he’ll watch four of them clear the bleachers and still throw a fifth. 

What a treat it must be to have that guy on your staff. 

In yankeeland; a win against the orioles and a Tampa loss to Toronto has suddenly put the Rays 10 games back in the loss column. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are closer in standings to the Blue Jays than they are to the Yankees.

im a pessimist by nature but it would take some serious sh!t for the Yankees to blow this lead now. They won today on RBIs from; get ready for this -Tauchman, Romine, Valera, Ford, and Gardner. 

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Tauchman Valera or Ford before I just posted this message. Now put your hand down you liar. 

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2 hours ago, NJDevs4978 said:

I don't want to make light of a guy's injury but it wouldn't shock me if Cano becomes our Stanton (only worse obviously), the 'who needs him anyway?!' guy now that he's out for the forseeable future with a torn hamy.

Tell ya what, the Yankee fans who hate on Stanton remind me of those devils fans who hated Kovalchuk. 

It sucks because they ran into a buzzsaw Boston team that demolished everyone, but it’s easy to forget just how elite Stanton was last year. An 852 OPS with 38 ticks and 100 rbis on a 100-win team usually has fans in love with the guy, and he was getting booed. Trash fans. 

 

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15 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Watched most of deGrom’s start today. The guy is simply unbelievable. His stuff looked very meh and he just found a way.

The difference between deGrom and the Yankees staff is pretty simple. The Yankees have throwers, and he’s a pitcher. If tanaka’s breaking ball doesn’t break, he’ll still throw it 0-2 with a runner on base. If Paxton’s 4 seamer is more like an awkwardly fast changeup, he’ll watch four of them clear the bleachers and still throw a fifth. 

What a treat it must be to have that guy on your staff. 

In yankeeland; a win against the orioles and a Tampa loss to Toronto has suddenly put the Rays 10 games back in the loss column. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are closer in standings to the Blue Jays than they are to the Yankees.

im a pessimist by nature but it would take some serious sh!t for the Yankees to blow this lead now. They won today on RBIs from; get ready for this -Tauchman, Romine, Valera, Ford, and Gardner. 

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Tauchman Valera or Ford before I just posted this message. Now put your hand down you liar. 

haha. Tauchman I vaguely recall as a Rockie. I think...

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