Mets Picture of the Day: Quinn Brodey Swinging

I’m taking a liberty with “Picture of the Day” with this. Here’s a video of Cyclone’s outfielder Quinn Brodey swinging.

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Game Preview: Yankees vs Mets

The Mets will try to avoid the four game, home and home, sweep by the Yankees tonight as they send out Steven Matz to face Luis Severino. Close to game time last night, the Mets had to scratch Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes to rib cage injuries thus launching us to a world where Travis d’Arnaud had to play 3rd. To minimize his chances at needing to make a play, he continually changed to second with Cabrera depending on the batter leading to some fantastic box scores. This was my take away from last night. I have blocked and repressed everything else from my memory.

Steven Matz is 2-6 over 12 starts and 63.1 innings with a 5.54 ERA, 4.91 FIP and 1.468 WHIP. His last outing was his first “good” one in quite some time as he held the Phillies to 4 hits and 2 walks over 5.2 innings leading to only 2 runs. The last time he allowed 2 runs or fewer was July 3rd in a 7.0, shutout innings. It was actually only his 4th start this year where he allowed 2 runs or fewer. Last September he allowed 6 runs off 6 hits and a walk over 6.0 innings against the Yankees who have the following numbers against him:

  • Frazier 2-9, 2 HR
  • Gregorius 2-6, 2B
  • Headley 2-6, 2B
  • Ellsbury 1-3
  • Gardner 1-2, BB
  • Romine 0-3
  • Hicks 0-2
  • Sanchez 0-2

The Mets bats will try to get something going agianst Luis Severino who is 9-5 over 23 starts and 143.2 innings with a 3.32 ERA, 3.08 FIP and 1.107 WHIP (career bests in those two categories). He is coming off by far his worst start of the season where he allowed 8 hits, 10 runs, 8 earned and 2 walks over 4.1 innings, a start that raised his ERA from 2.91 to 3.32. Before that he was on a 5 game streak of 32.2 innings with 38 K’s, a 0.83 ERA and .176 BA. In August last year he started against the Mets pitching 4.1 innings holding the Mets to 1 hit, 1 run, none earned with 1 walk. The Mets have the following numbers against Luis:

  • R Rivera 1-4
  • Cabrera 1-2, BB
  • Cespedes 0-2
  • Conforto 0-2
  • Flores 0-2
  • Granderson 0-0, BB

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Walter Rasquin AB for Brooklyn

Picture of Mets infielder, Walter Rasquin, who led off for the Cyclones on 7/11/16 against Mahoning Valley.

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Game Preview: Yankees vs Mets

The Subway Series comes home tonight. The first two games of the home and home series have been forgettable for the Mets (unless you are Dom Smith, congrats on your first major league homer!) as the Mets have dropped both. If the Mets want to split the series for bragging rights, they will have to do it by sweeping the Yankees in Queens.

Originally Seth Lugo was going to pitch tonight but he just landed himself on the DL. Luckily, Robert Gsellman is good to go and he comes off the DL for tonight’s start. Before he left he was 5-5 over 17 games, 14 starts in 76.0 innings with a 6.16 ERA, 5.08 FIP and 1.618 WHIP. We haven’t seen him since the end of June when things were unraveling for him rather quickly. Including the game he was removed in the 3rd inning from, he allowed 18 runs over 12.1 innings. The only person on the Yankees roster who has seen him in a major league game is Jaime Garcia, the starter for the Yankees, who will be batting tonight. Garcia walked in his only appearance against Gsellman.

The Mets draw a long time National Leaguer in Jaime Garcia tonight who spent the vast majority of his career with the Cardinals and started this year with the Braves. He got traded and made a start with the Twins before being traded again to the Yankees. Overall this year he is 5-8 over 21 games and 130.0 innings with a 4.50 ERA, 4.16 FIP and 1.377 WHIP. He is 0-1 over 2 starts and 10.1 innings with Yankees posting a 6.97 ERA, 5.75 FIP and 1.839 WHIP. He opened his 2017 season against the Mets allowing 4 ER over 6.0 innings off 6 hits and 2 walks. In June he faced the Mets again and allowed 2 runs over 7.0 innings of 7 hits and 2 walks. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Reyes 7-24, 2B, 2 BB
  • Flores 4-12, 2B, 2 HR
  • Cabrera 3-11, 2 2B
  • Lagares 2-6, 2 BB
  • Cespedes 1-7, 2B, BB
  • d’Arnaud 2-6, 2B
  • Conforto 2-4, 2B
  • Granderson 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Panorama from the Upper Deck

Panorama taken on 7/6/16.

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Game Preview: Mets @ Yankees

The Mets dropped the first game of the Subway Series, and would you believe me if I told you it had nothing to do with Rafael Montero? Montero allowed 2 runs over 6 innings and besides the 4th inning where he almost melted down, he looked like the pitcher that we thought he would be several years ago. It was a good outing for Montero and, I can’t believe I’m saying this, I’m looking forward to his next start to see if this was a blip or the start of something for him. Tonight’s game has the best pitching match up of the series as Jacob deGrom goes against one of the newest Yankees, Sonny Gray.

Jacob deGrom is 13-5 over 23 games and 151.1 innings with a 3.21 ERA, 3.53 FIP and 1.143 WHIP. After a poor (for him) start against the Dodgers at the beginning of August, he rebounded against the Phillies shutting them out in Philly over 6.2 innings allowing 4 hits, no walks while striking out 9. He left the start early after being hit with a comebacker. Last year he shutout the Yankees over 7.0 innings allowing 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8. The Yankees have the following numbers against deGrom:

  • Ellsbury 2-9, 2B, HR
  • Gardner 2-8
  • Frazier 1-5, HR
  • Gregorius 0-5
  • Headley 1-5
  • Hicks 1-3

The Mets bats will get a look at Sonny Gray who is 6-7 over 18 games and 109.0 innings with a 3.39 ERA, 3.19 FIP and 1.183 WHIP. This will be his third start as a Yankee. In his previous starts he has allowed 8 hits and 7 runs, only 4 earned, over 12.0 innings. He missed the Mets when the Athletics and Mets met up earlier this season. The Mets have the following numbers against him:

  • Cabrera 2-8, HR, 2 BB
  • Reyes 1-10
  • Cespedes 1-3

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Piazza on the Hall

Piazza going into the hall was a moment I’ve waited for. I took a ton of pictures of anything Piazza, including this. Picture taken on 7/23/16.

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Game Preview: Mets @ Yankees

It’s the Subway Series! This week the Mets and Yankees play a four game, home and home series starting in the Bronx and ending in Queens. The Mets are coming off of a series win Philly where they took 3 of 4 games largely thanks to Conforto who is pushing towards 30 homers for the year.

Rafael Montero will get the start for the Mets tonight. He is 1-8 over 23 games and 9 starts totaling 65.1 innings with a 6.06 ERA, 4.64 FIP and 1.806 WHIP. The last three starts have not been kind to Montero who has allowed 13 runs and 18 hits with 9 walks in 13.1 innings. The Yankees roster looks quite different since Montero has last faced them, so only two players have seen him a game. Ellsbury is 0-2 with a walk against him while Gardner is 1-3.

The Mets draw Luis Cessa for the opener who is 0-3 over 9 games and 4 starts over 31.2 innings with a 4.83 ERA, 5.41 FIP and 1.484 WHIP. Tonight will be Cessa’s first start since Jthe end of June. When he was a starter he allowed 13 runs, 11 earned over 17.0 innings with 17 hits and 7 walks. he’s coming off a shutout, 3.1 inning outing where he allowed only 1 hit but still walked 4 batters. Prior to that he allowed 6 runs over 4.2 innings. He has never faced the Mets before and no one on the Mets has seen him at the major league level.

Let’s Go Mets!

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Mets Picture of the Day: Pizzastock at Night 2

The 7 Line last year loaded a bunch of buses to Cooperstown to camp out before the Piazza Induction. Here is one of the photos of the campsite at night. Taken on 7/23/16.

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Mets Picture of the Day: Piazzastock at Night 1

The 7 Line last year loaded a bunch of buses to Cooperstown to camp out before the Piazza Induction. Here is one of the photos of the campsite at night. Taken on 7/23/16.

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