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5 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

What's sad:  the Mets are batting .229 as a team.

Even sadder:  that's good enough for 10th in the NL.  There's actually 5 teams who are even worse (though not by much, except for the Brewers, who are hitting .212).

And not a single NHL team is hitting .250 at the moment...a couple are at .249, but that's it. 

The Astros are hitting .279...gotta wonder if they found a new way to steal signals, heh.

 

On another front...if we want to look for positives, Lindor is somehow slashing .274/.343/.526 (.869 OPS) over his last 26 GP, with 6 HR and 15 RBI.  It doesn't FEEL like he's been that good, mostly because he's been wildly feast-or-famine...and if I go by the last 18 GP (taking away the 8-game hitting streak that started this "run" of sorts), his slash drops to .200/.304/.417.  So I did some cherry-picking here.

BUT, if he can approximate what he's done over his last 26 GP for the rest of the season...suffice it to say that we're ALL signing up for that, even if he's very up-and-down.  

That there is a team hitting worse than us (FIVE) teams with worse batting averages is almost incomprehensible. It really makes baseball in general unwatchable, when you have so many games where it's 1-0...2-1. And both teams combine for maybe 5 hits. Every hitter goes up there with the same plan, same approach. I miss the days where you'd have guys out there who would scratch and claw to work out a walk, a guy who could always get a bunt down. Guys who would deliberately slap the ball somewhere. Or hit the ball into the turf for a big hop and get on that way (the 80s Cards) These guys are just not the masters of their craft anymore

The Brewers have one guy who has more than 180 ab's who is hitting over .237. Kolten Wong who is at .281. A good hitter. Very useful player. But nothing special. They have a good amount of non pitchers as well who have had 50 or more AB's this year and are under .190. That's just scary

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50 minutes ago, '7' said:

That there is a team hitting worse than us (FIVE) teams with worse batting averages is almost incomprehensible. It really makes baseball in general unwatchable, when you have so many games where it's 1-0...2-1. And both teams combine for maybe 5 hits. Every hitter goes up there with the same plan, same approach. I miss the days where you'd have guys out there who would scratch and claw to work out a walk, a guy who could always get a bunt down. Guys who would deliberately slap the ball somewhere. Or hit the ball into the turf for a big hop and get on that way (the 80s Cards) These guys are just not the masters of their craft anymore

The Brewers have one guy who has more than 180 ab's who is hitting over .237. Kolten Wong who is at .281. A good hitter. Very useful player. But nothing special. They have a good amount of non pitchers as well who have had 50 or more AB's this year and are under .190. That's just scary

Yeah, way too many games where teams are combining for 10-15 hits, and 20-30 K, and next to no action.  And yeah, we've been over it, seems like 80% of the hitters have taken the "I'm not getting cheated" approach, which means every pitch is regarded exactly the same, regardless of the count.  And now guys getting checked for sticky-stuff to an absurd degree, which the Commish says everything's just fine and dandy, not a thing wrong.  The game is in a very bad place.

Rob Deer would practically be a star in this league.

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41 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Yeah, way too many games where teams are combining for 10-15 hits, and 20-30 K, and next to no action.  And yeah, we've been over it, seems like 80% of the hitters have taken the "I'm not getting cheated" approach, which means every pitch is regarded exactly the same, regardless of the count.  And now guys getting checked for sticky-stuff to an absurd degree, which the Commish says everything's just fine and dandy, not a thing wrong.  The game is in a very bad place.

Rob Deer would practically be a star in this league.

Dave Kingman too lol, they were ahead of their time 

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Oof ten staight strikeouts for Nola to start the game, tying Seaver's record.  Imagine if he gets 17 or 18 in 7 innings, people will pitch a sh!t he didn't get a shot at 20 because of this being a shortened game.

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Mets had runners on second and third when the streak started.  Of course Conforto struck out to start the streak (and then struck out again to continue it).  He’s already reminded me why I’m not a huge fan of his.  

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Funny, other teams sure didn’t seem to have too much trouble with Nola as of late.  This is really aggravating.

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Yeah right Conforto was going to keep that 7th inning rally going.  Nice job by Lindor though.  Hope more moments like this are coming.  

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I don't know how they do it. The Mets are like drunks stumbling around a casino, knocking into slot machines and constantly winning. It's ugly, it's sometimes comically inept and embarrassing. They go through stretches of looking hopeless like they've never stepped in a major league box before....but more often than not this year they have gotten it done. It's perplexing but I'll take it. 

Good pitching just masks so much ugliness

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Well said ‘7’.  They do their fair share of winning…somehow…but they do a lot of it in truly ugly fashion.  But baseball in 2021 is often pretty ugly, ain’t it?

Gotta give McCutchen tons of cred for that catch…damn.

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Poor Peterson…would be nice if the staff didn’t have to be borderline perfect most games.  

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Yea Harper is about as arrogant a troll as can be (also has only solo hr's this year which is odd. 11 solo shots) 

Would like to see him plunked next time for doing that.

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1 minute ago, '7' said:

Yea Harper is about as arrogant a troll as can be (also has only solo hr's this year which is odd. 11 solo shots) 

Would like to see him plunked next time for doing that.

Yeah something about Harper has always been irksome.  Mostly because he’s a little overrated...was kinda-sorta fun watching the Nationals win a World Series without him.  

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Diaz melting down again in a 'non-save' situation, what is it with these damn closers that some of them can't pitch in non-save situations?  And on top of it he seems to be one of the guys who benefitted from sticky stuff given how his spin rates have gone down.

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Jesus christ Lindor, it's all set up for you to have a Met moment now and you take an 0-5 collar swinging at all balls.  Now it's up to Conforto to bail your ass out.

Good grief, I didn't think that would do it...guess Herrera's got a noodle arm in center.  Thank god.

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Yeah Lindor makes it really hard to embrace him…but when you can’t seem to stay over .220, there’s gonna be a lot of failures.

Phillies gotta be flustered…three one-run leads in the final inning, and only one win to show for it.  Better them than the Mets.

5-6 so far in this run of division games…obviously not great, but at least they haven’t fallen apart and allowed the teams behind them to start nipping at their heels.  5 games up on the Nats, who have lost two in a row to the Marlins.  Amazing how these other NL East teams can’t seem to stay at .500, let alone get over it.

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Phillies’ pen coughs up a couple more runs…def a problem spot for them.

Now 5-7 in this run of divisional games…could be worse, but definitely quite meh.  Hasn’t hurt them too much yet at least.

Four games left against NL East teams (then the Yankees).  Would love for the Mets to somehow win 3 of 4…that would give them an 8-8 record for the division game stretch.  All in all, considering the volume of games and the doubleheaders…I’ll take it.

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Ugh, sucks to have a stiff like Eickhoff starting a game like this.  The Mets did get one more decent start out of him than they had any right to expect though.  But there’s just nothing there.

Now three dingers off Eickhoff…yikes.  

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Heh heh, did anyone really think the Mets were going to score a run with runners on first and second and no one out?  Would be nice if these dipsh!ts could actually not be last in runs scored.

Might as well leave Eickhoff in a couple more innings, even if he gets tagged for more runs…apparently it’s asking too much for this “healthier” lineup to score.  They’re just about out of excuses.

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