NEW YORK, NY - MAY 2: A garden gnome of New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom sits on the field prior to the start of a game against the Washington Nationals on May 2, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Gnomes And Toes

I’d love to talk more about Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Nationals. (I will say that I have no problem with Dilson Herrera being aggressive and trying to take that extra base.) But to be quite honest, it was so damn cold up in section 339 that we spent three innings walking around the lower […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01:  Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets reacts after an inning ending double play in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Managing Matt

In hindsight, it’s easy to put two and two together. Of course letting Rafael Montero get a spot start gives the whole staff an extra day of rest. You know the focus of that extra day is for Matt Harvey who, of course, is coming back from injury. But whether it is mere residue or […]

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Dilson Herrera #2 and Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets react after their 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 19, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

E-Sixalicous

Wilmer Flores had a double play ball in his hands. And flubbed it. It led to a three run fourth inning that gave the Nationals the lead for good in an 8-2 loss. We were worried that Flores’ deficiencies in the field would lead to losses like this. And we were right. Your browser does […]

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 28:  Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins hits in the fifth inning during a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on April 28, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Maybe We’re The Lucky Ones, Then Again …

I know it is cliché, but sometimes you’ve gotta tip your cap to the other guy. (Not you, Matt Cain … you siddown.) Ichiro Suzuki is a Hall of Famer who would have Pete Rose’s hit record in his hip pocket by now if he had played his entire career in the States. And though […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Pitcher Carlos Torres #52 smiles as he talks with catcher Kevin Plawecki #22 of the New York Mets during a break in play in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees on April 25, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Playing It Too Safe

The key moment in Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Marlins was Carlos Torres struggling to find himself in the eighth after a couple of walks, and Terry Collins acting like Rocky Balboa with the towel in the third sequel and letting Apollo Creed get killed by Ivan Drago. Unfortunately, the “good” options in the […]

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets hits a three-run home run during the ninth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

If Anyone Ever Needed A Hit Like That …

Those who remember the 1986 season (or even saw the 1986 “A Year To Remember” highlight film if you were too young to actually be there) will recall April 21st of that year, when Ray Knight tied up the game against Cecilio Guante and the Pirates to tie the game … a game that they […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26:  Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets connects on a solo home run in the first inning against the New York Yankees on April 26, 2015  at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Misleading Omens

If you know me well enough by now, you know that I tend to look for omens. The omen I found last night was in the form of a particularly boisterous group of Mets fans on the D train starting from Columbus Circle on to Yankee Stadium. They started “Let’s Go Mets” chants from jump, […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Starting pitcher Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees on April 25, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Insert Dark Knight Pun Here

The last time Matt Harvey made headlines in Yankee Stadium he was a spectator for a fairly big moment. On Saturday, the big moment was all his. He sure as hell made the most of it. He was one out shy of a complete game in the Bronx … giving up five hits and two walks […]

on April 24, 2015  at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Maybe 12 Is The Lonliest Number

I was hoping for two 12’s tonight. Twelve straight wins by the Mets … twelve wins to go for the Rangers. I got the latter. I’m fine with that. That 12 feels lonely though. Jacob deGrom got torched for the first time this season as Teixeira hit two home runs off him in the first […]

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Full Murph … Double Ones … Zero Mush

Some may call me a doom and gloom guy. But you can’t say I don’t have valid reasons. I didn’t walk down the stairs at Mets/Willets Point thinking “We’re going to lose today”. But I was thinking “If they lose today … the first game of the year that I go to, I’m never going […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22:  John Mayberry Jr. #44 and Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets celebrate the win over the Atlanta Braves on April 22, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Can You Hear Us, Dave Hudgens?

The Mets have won ten straight ball games. I know, I’m as surprised as you are. Not only are the Mets hitting well (NL Ranks: fifth in batting average, fourth in OBP, third in runs per game, third in RBI), but the fans are enjoying this ten game winning streak. The vibe right now seems […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Kevin Plawecki #22 of the New York Mets gets his first career major league hit against the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the fifth inning during a game at Citi Field on April 21, 2015  in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Deeper And Deeper

Remember when organizational catching depth was a huge problem with the New York Mets? You should … because it wasn’t that long ago. Heck, when Travis d’Arnaud was struggling last season there were still questions about the state of catching with the New York Mets. But now we’ve gotten to the point where d’Arnaud was […]

Subway Series Seeing Highest Prices in MLB This Weekend

The battle of New York begins on Friday, April 24, when the Mets enter Yankee Stadium to take on the rival Yankees for the first Subway Series of 2015. Most fans already know where their loyalties lie, but the young fans may have to pick a side for the three-game dance that runs through the […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  Juan Lagares #12 and Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrate a 7-6 win against the Miami Marlins during their game at Citi Field on April 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bent But Not Broken (Figuratively)

This season is slowly turning into the battle of Metropolis in Superman 2. Whenever Superman gets the upper hand, General Zod finds another weakness and exploits it by blowing up the city. The Mets survived Zod’s orginal attacks … like when David Wright hurt his hamstring … so Zod has Ursa and Non grab a […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18:  Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins on April 18, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Six Ace

Jacob deGrom would like you to know that you can take your fears about a sophomore slump and put them in your underwear drawer and save them for somebody else you know. Because he’s unbelievable and he subscribes not to your sophomore slump theory … although he seems a bit superstitious about the hair. And […]

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