LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04:  Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

No Joy Of Six

“I think that with that much time off between starts, throwing once a week, I found a rhythm in the bullpen but then once I got a hitter in there and got the adrenaline going a little bit, things got out of whack. For me, after the first inning, it was a little tough, it […]

the New York Mets the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

I … I Believe In … I Believe In Steven Matz

It’s hard not to see pitching performances like we saw from Noah Syndergaard on Friday and Steven Matz on Sunday and not think that this could be the next Gooden, Darling, Fernandez, Ojeda, and Cone. But this isn’t 1988 where the Mets could have a staff five deep (which they lucked into when Cone all […]

at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Out FOXed

I really try not to complain about announcers that aren’t Gary, Keith, and Ron. I listen to a lot of them at different points and appreciate the different points of view. And when announcers start to make no sense, I just tune out and it becomes background noise. But we’re obviously in the Twilight Zone, […]

the New York Mets the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Because Baseball Makes Perfect Sense

A buddy of mine said to me that he felt that the Mets would win on Friday. Mind you this was pretty much immediately after the Mets got swept by the Cubs. Facing Clayton Kershaw on the mound after a long flight seems way too easy to write off. People that watch a lot of […]

Panic City

Few Words

Anything I could say at this point would be redundant. I’ve said it all before. Our players are not so good at excelling at major league baseball. Joe Maddon brings in a magician. Our manager goes

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs steals third base in the ninth inning as Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets misses the tag at Citi Field on July 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Let The Foodies Hit The Floor

I’m not a believer in the notion that the Mets need a manager who goes into the cluhouse after a game and flips over a buffet table to get his players to “respond”. I think the days of major league players responding to that are long over. Mets fans who think that Wally Backman would […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30:  Pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on June 30, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

The Audition

Today was the anniversary of one of my favorite moments as a Mets fan, when Mike Piazza’s three run HR capped a 10 run eighth inning to turn an 8-1 deficit into an 11-8 victory. That’s ten runs … in one inning. The Mets marked the anniversary of that offensive output by getting three hits […]

DETROIT, MI - MAY 25:  Texas Rangers bench coach Tim Bogar #27 talks on the phone to the teams video replay assistant during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 25, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 12-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Tim Bogar Trade Tree

There’s something hysterical floating around in the hockey world that shows that the Boston Bruins are still reaping the benefits of a trade that happened in 1986. It’s amazing how much skill it took for the Bruins to turn Barry Pederson into a Hall of Famer and a draft pick, which turned into a pretty […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28:  Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting a sixth inning two run base hit during his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on June 28, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

24 And 1

So Saturday’s Reds/Mets tilt actually took 24 hours to complete. Kinda like the 24 Hours of Daytona, but a lot slower. It wouldn’t have taken so long if somebody would have gotten a key hit in the sixth inning on Saturday before the rain got harder than it was. But the game continued after a […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  The grounds crew roll out the tarp during a rain delay during the game between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on June 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Ass End

Apologies to those who clicked on this thinking that this was an Anthony Recker manifesto. But being on the ass end of things is how I’ve been feeling a lot lately. I want to put that out there as a disclaimer for those that think what I’m about to complain about is just sour grapes […]

during their game at Citi Field on June 26, 2015 in New York City.

Efficient Thunder

Don’t worry. I’m not going to make any puns about Herculean efforts tonight. But it took one by Noah Syndergaard to carry the Mets to a 2-1 victory on Friday against Cincinnati. I can’t make any jokes about the Mets anemic lineup. Most lineups find it tough to get more than two hits against Johnny […]

<> of the Atlanta Braves New York Mets inning during the game against the New York Mets Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 19, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

What Is It Called Again, When You Score More Runs Than The Other Team?

Full disclosure: I didn’t see one inning, out, or frame of Thursday’s game. Is that why the Mets won for the first time in a week? Perhaps. Knowing how superstitious I am, I’d be willing to believe it. But I know two things: If Jacob deGrom doesn’t make the All Star team on first announcement, I’m […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 24: Scooter Gennett #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Jimmy Nelson #52 after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park on June 24, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Scooter Gennett

Leave It To Meetings

An interesting piece of information was reinforced during the Mets’ latest game … a two hour block of sadness wrapped up in a 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers that was the seventh time in a row they have left the field scoring less runs than the other team. And that is this: Of the […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 23:  Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates with Aramis Ramirez #16 after reaching on a double hit by Adam Lind in the seventh inning against the New York Mets at Miller Park on June 23, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

It’s What They Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdOyUoeMWo0 Except in our scenario, the cat is Sandy Alderson, and the guy sinking in quicksand is the 2015 Mets season. (I don’t know who is in the car chasing the guy … possibly the Phillies since they’ve gained two games on the Mets in the last two days.) Alderson is probably popping a hard […]

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