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September 29, 2016

Mets enter final weekend with simple goal: WIN

by @ 11:43 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets 2016  season might be more successful than the 2015 National League Championship campaign. Let me explain. The defending champs have dealt with more injuries than Evel Knievel yet stand in control of their own destiny entering the seasons final weekend. Steven Matz(Bone chips) became the latest key player to have his season end prematurely this week. He joins Captain David Wright, 2B Neil Walker, starting pitchers Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Jacob de Grom on the rehab lineup. The team continues to find ways with the ML roster being supported by a strong minor league program and subtle moves(James Loney, Jose Reyes and Kelly Johnson) and with the recent surprise return by 1B Lucas Duda plus a suddenly hot Jay Bruce, this team can be VERY dangerous in the postseason.  Veterans Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera have stepped up in the late stages of the season, providing leadership and power.  The Mets enter Philadelphia for 3 games to conclude the regular season and lead the San Francisco Giants(1 game) and St Louis Cardinal(2 games) for the top National League Wild Card spot. 2 of these 3 teams make it and if NY takes care of business, they will host the WC game Wednesday at Citi Field.They will. #LGM

September 27, 2016

Mets, Baseball suffer loss

by @ 2:07 am. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets ,leaders for the top spot of the National League wild card slot, walked into an impossible situation Monday and predictably got destroyed but that is not that important. Their opponent, the Miami Marlins, have nothing but losses for a while. Early Sunday morning, the teams ace Jose Fernandez, one of the games young shining stars, was tragically killed in a boating accident. I am not one to mince words and this is easily one of the worst stories I have ever had to write.  This has been an awful situation and although the Mets need to win games, sometimes a loss is not painful as a real life loss. This is one of them. Fernandez was not only a great player but a franchise and community leader who loved the game and always had a smile and time for fans. One of the worst sports stories I can remember. #RIPJose #LGM

September 23, 2016

Mets continue to fight, lose players, Hold slight lead in NL WC standings

by @ 11:38 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets continue to lose players-pitchers in particular-yet somehow they fight on and win enough games to be hot in the postseason chase.  Pitchers Jacob de Grom(Ulnar nerve surgery) and Stcven Matz(Shoulder soreness) both are likely done for the year Noah Syndergaard(Strep Throat) will miss a weekend start. It appears that it just doesn-t matter. Jose Reyes or Curtis Granderson get a big hit or Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera puts a souvenir in the seats. They compete, figure it out and win. With the recent September callus and end of minor league seasons for most leagues, the Mets and skipper Terry Collins have extra pitching to offset the incredible run of bad fortune they have seen with their prized pitching staff. If you had Bartolo Colon as the lone survivor within the NY rotation, play the numbers. As the Mets enter Saturday, they hold a 1 game lead over the San Francisco Giants for the #1 WildCard spot as well as 1.5 game deficit over the St Louis Cardinals. The final 10 days of the season should be fun. In a word? #Win

September 7, 2016

September Call Ups

by @ 9:05 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

With the win today completing the series sweep in Cincinnati, The Mets are now tied in the loss column with the St. Louis Cardinals for the final NL Wild Card spot. With the start of September, I wanted to list the add ons to the Mets as we enter the homestretch. In basic terms, the entire 40 man roster has been recalled if the player is healthy.

Sept 1: OF Michael Conforto, C Kevin Plawecki, INF-OF Ty Kelly, P Gabriel Ynoa

Sept 5: INF Matt Reynolds

Sept 6: OF Brandon Nimmo, LHRP Josh Edgin, P Erik Goeddel, INF-OF Eric Campbell, INF-OF TJ Rivera, INF Gavin Cechini

Not many of these guys will have regular role outside of Conforto, Nimmo, Plawecki or Reynolds, who have all been up and contributed at different levels. They also fit specific needs and allow ailing veterans to rest. Even a guy like Edgin can help Terry Collins shorten the game or give Jerry Blevins a blow vs lefty deep teams. Think spot duty, pinch hitting or running late in games for this crew.

September 4, 2016

Despite losing Walker , Mets continue great run with 11 wins in 15, Now within a game of postseason

by @ 9:30 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

The New York Mets lost their 2B this week and are dealing with health issues in their vaunted pitching staff but continue to play inspired baseball, winning 11 of 15.  Neil Walker decided to have season ending spinal surgery and both Steven Matz(Shoulder) and Jacob deGrom(fatigue) are ailing. Yet names like Jose Reyes, Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores have stepped up. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera keep hitting huge home runs and recently Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce have started to chip in. Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard have been consistent all year and the replace-METS Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman and Rafael Montero have given the team great starting pitching in pennant race game atmosphere. Right now, this team is fun to watch and with a dominant 8th and 9th inning combo of Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia securing wins, VERY dangerous if they make the postseason. New York enters Labor day one game out of the final NL wild card spot. And the Mets have the easiest remaining schedule in MLB according to record. Should be a fun month. #LGM

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