Gut Reaction: Phillies 4, Mets 1 (9/15/20)

In a matchup of former Cy Young Award winners with lousy current ERAs, Jake Arrieta did a better imitation of a top pitcher, leading the Phillies to a 4-1 win Tuesday night in Philadelphia, sending the Mets to their third straight loss. In two games against the Mets this season, Arrieta is 2-0 with a [...]

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How do the Mets win with Jacob deGrom?

Play better. That’s easier said than done. While the Mets have won more of deGrom’s starts this year compared to the horror shows of 2018 and 2019, they’re still not a playoff caliber team.  The offense looks good as the Mets are doing much better with RISP. Jeff McNeil is finding his power and his [...]

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Mets Minors: Andres Gimenez and the good problems

The Mets have a few problems looming ahead of them as they look towards the end of the 2020 season and beyond. Some of them are very bad problems, like the pitiful rotation pieces after Jacob deGrom and Seth Lugo but, some of them are good problems to have. One such “Good Problem” has been [...]

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Gut Reaction: Blue Jays 7, Mets 3 (9/13/20)

Jeff McNeil left the game with stomach issues and the rest of us got them once the relievers came into the game, as the Blue Jays took the rubber game of the series with a 7-3 win. After an off day on Monday, the Mets will resume action in a major league city, as they [...]

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Jeff McNeil’s power surge, Jeurys Familia’s rebound and more on blowouts

It used to be that you talked about a team’s performance with runners in scoring position and people’s eyes would glaze over. And then 2016 happened, when for nearly five months out of the season, the Mets had the worst performance in the category since the expansion Padres in 1969. Then people started taking notice. [...]

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Gut Reaction: Blue Jays 3, Mets 2 (9/12/20)

If you like lousy hitting, poor baserunning, bad umpiring and terrible defense, boy this game was for you. It sure didn’t resemble major league baseball, which is fitting since the game was played in Buffalo. The Blue Jays won the game on a pickoff play, one that was originally called safe and overruled by replay, [...]

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Michael Conforto and Jacob deGrom can turn this season from strange to special

2020 is definitely a weird neighborhood to find yourself in. When you’re talking about this year, everything is in question and anything you thought you’d believed in is up for grabs, be it politics, health, societal norms and yes, even sports. To wit: we are in the home stretch of the 2020 baseball season, but [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 18, Blue Jays 1 (9/11/20)

Erasmo Ramirez came out of the bullpen to pitch three scoreless innings to nail down the win for the Mets, as they edged the Blue Jays, 18-1, Friday night in Buffalo. A ridiculous location for an MLB game deserves a ridiculous lede. Sorry, Buffalo, you’re not a major league city. Enjoy those Quad-A players you [...]

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