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  • #31
    Pixie dust by Callaway today. Pete Alonso, wow.

    Please win!

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    • #32
      Aaaaaand after deGrom/Scherzer was a pitchers' duel, Syndergaard/Strasburg became a sloppy slugfest...

      BUT the Mets hold on to win (after letting it get way closer than it should've been) 11-8.

      Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil have big days at the plate, and the whole offense played reasonably well up and down the lineup.
      "Ya Gotta Believe!" -Tug McGraw ... "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life." -James T. Kirk ... "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." -Sherlock Holmes ... "It is out of the deepest depth that the highest must come to its height." -Friedrich Nietzsche ... "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Shea Knight View Post
        Aaaaaand after deGrom/Scherzer was a pitchers' duel, Syndergaard/Strasburg became a sloppy slugfest...

        BUT the Mets hold on to win (after letting it get way closer than it should've been) 11-8.

        Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil have big days at the plate, and the whole offense played reasonably well up and down the lineup.
        I have never seen this before. This is the Nats pitching box score after today:
        S. Strasburg 6.0 7 4 4 2 8 0 96-62 6.00
        T. Sipp 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 20-10 0.00
        T. Rosenthal (L, 0-1) 0.0 3 4 4 1 0 0 18-10 INF
        K. Barraclough 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 14-7 0.00
        M. Grace 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 9-7 13.50
        W. Suero 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 31-20 18.00
        Trevor Rosenthal's ERA is INF for infinite. Which is true but never saw it printed that way.

        Mets hit well today. The ball explodes off of Alonso's bat. The 2nd double he hit dented the right field wall.

        Tony Sipp was a great pickup for the Nats - one that the Mets should have made, but the Nats pen is going to be a problem. All these years and they never fixed it. Amazing.

        Two games in - two wins so nothing to complain about BUT - they just better hope this season doesn't come down to the manager. He is hideous. Riggleman needs to impose his will in that dugout.

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        • #34
          This is am mirror image of last season so far.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
            Ahhhhh we missed you Mickey Callaway...you and your baseball genius. Should I say Slingblade?

            Any reason he didn't pinch run for Ramos in the 8th inning in a tie game? I don't care what happens going forward - its a bone head move by Slingblade.


            ***Edit JD Davis gets a single with the bases loaded which of course will hide the fact that the manager is a moron.

            At least they took they lead and can get more.
            I follow the Mets fairly closely, I think, but I never heard of JD Davis until I saw him in the lineup yesterday. What the hell???
            They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
              I follow the Mets fairly closely, I think, but I never heard of JD Davis until I saw him in the lineup yesterday. What the hell???
              He was in that three team trade from the Astros. The Mets sent Plawecki to the Indians in that deal also.

              Do wish they were carrying 3 catchers though. When you carry 2, you’re really only carrying one.

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              • #37
                Today is the first look at what is a huge key for the Met 2019 season. Is Wheeler for real? Was the 2nd half of 2018 a fluke?

                If Wheeler is that guy we saw last year this season could be for real. COULD BE...not for sure. There are still multiple questions that need to be answered, but non bigger than Wheeler.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                  Today is the first look at what is a huge key for the Met 2019 season. Is Wheeler for real? Was the 2nd half of 2018 a fluke?

                  If Wheeler is that guy we saw last year this season could be for real. COULD BE...not for sure. There are still multiple questions that need to be answered, but non bigger than Wheeler.
                  Wheeler also showed flashes of excellence before his injury. I think Wheeler will be a very solid pitcher this season.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                    Wheeler also showed flashes of excellence before his injury. I think Wheeler will be a very solid pitcher this season.
                    Flashes yes, but nothing like last year. Hopefully he is solid.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                      Flashes yes, but nothing like last year. Hopefully he is solid.
                      Neither he nor Noah gave what we need from them the first time around...neither were terrible, but neither what we need. There's enough of a background to not worry about Noah. Wheeler will get another shot at the Nats again this coming week, we'll see how he fares the second time around.

                      The silver lining in that loss is that the offense has been good the last couple of games--11 runs yesterday, and they did their part coming from behind to tie it 5-5 late today.

                      Jeff McNeil's picked right up where he left off last season, he looks like a keeper, and if Pete Alonso keeps hitting like this, the Mets might actually have something resembling a halfway decent offense this year.

                      Having said that, in ten days they'll now probably both be on the DL--sorry, IL. (I don't get that...at all...for all the times where people claim "political correctness" has gone mad--THIS is an example of it gone mad. Why? ...It doesn't really matter, but...why?)
                      "Ya Gotta Believe!" -Tug McGraw ... "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life." -James T. Kirk ... "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." -Sherlock Holmes ... "It is out of the deepest depth that the highest must come to its height." -Friedrich Nietzsche ... "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Shea Knight View Post

                        Neither he nor Noah gave what we need from them the first time around...neither were terrible, but neither what we need. There's enough of a background to not worry about Noah. Wheeler will get another shot at the Nats again this coming week, we'll see how he fares the second time around.

                        The silver lining in that loss is that the offense has been good the last couple of games--11 runs yesterday, and they did their part coming from behind to tie it 5-5 late today.

                        Jeff McNeil's picked right up where he left off last season, he looks like a keeper, and if Pete Alonso keeps hitting like this, the Mets might actually have something resembling a halfway decent offense this year.

                        Having said that, in ten days they'll now probably both be on the DL--sorry, IL. (I don't get that...at all...for all the times where people claim "political correctness" has gone mad--THIS is an example of it gone mad. Why? ...It doesn't really matter, but...why?)
                        First time around for both so we let it go I guess.

                        I am ok with how it all went. If someone told me the Mets take 2/3 before it started I would have signed on. They came back to tie today which shows something. As I said yesterday the Nats pen will keep them from competing.

                        We will see about Alonso by July/August when he goes around the league for the 2nd time. How the pitchers adjust and how he adjusts back. He has looked go so far, but they will find the weak spots ------------ they always do.

                        McNeil has excellent bat to ball skills. He reminds of Daniel Murphy on some level (hopefully his baseball IQ is substantially higher than Murphy's)

                        We cant make any conclusions at this point, but taking 2 of 3 was nice. They were beat by a player today that will be in the running for several MVP's before its all said and done.

                        As far as the DL / IL thing...……….well this is the world in which we live now:

                        "In recent years, the commissioner has received several inquiries regarding the name of the 'Disabled List,'" Pfeifer wrote. "The principal concern is that using the term 'disabled' for players who are injured supports the misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or compete in sports.

                        I can only assume the HFL is not too far behind. Hurt Feelings List will be for players that had a bad day and need to retreat to their safe space with a stuff animal until they are ready to come out.

                        This will be short lived though because there will be a hurt feelings advocacy group that will contend people with hurt feelings can still participate in sports as well as safe space occupancy.
                        Last edited by Paulypal; 03-31-2019, 05:56 PM.

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                        • #42
                          Oh by the way..............I think Familia is still warming up to face Turner. Why bring in Familia? Lets let the lefty face Turner.

                          Oh Sling Blade -- it was a long winter without you.

                          As I said I am ok with taking 2/3 but the man is not capable of running a team.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                            Oh by the way..............I think Familia is still warming up to face Turner. Why bring in Familia? Lets let the lefty face Turner.

                            Oh Sling Blade -- it was a long winter without you.

                            As I said I am ok with taking 2/3 but the man is not capable of running a team.
                            The Mets literally did the same thing last year. I don't know why anyone is reading anything into them taking 2/3. Remember, they won 11 in a row last year and were in first place at the end of April. Then May and June happened.

                            Let's see where they are after 30 games before jumping to any conclusions about this team. As for the manager, I can't stand him and hope he is gone by the end of the season.

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                            • #44
                              Season??? How about this week?

                              I agree it takes 30-40 games before we can make a judgement on the team, but we have now seen Sling Blade manage 165 games. I think we can draw a conclusion that he is a pitching coach and not a manager.

                              Nothing wrong with that - I believe he is an effective pitching coach. The game gets away from him as a manager.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                                The Mets literally did the same thing last year. I don't know why anyone is reading anything into them taking 2/3. Remember, they won 11 in a row last year and were in first place at the end of April. Then May and June happened.

                                Let's see where they are after 30 games before jumping to any conclusions about this team. As for the manager, I can't stand him and hope he is gone by the end of the season.
                                Last June was the worst. Can’t possibly happen again?

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