Pelfrey closing in on rare feat

With a little over a month left in the 2010 season, Mike Pelfrey is closing in on a feat last accomplished in 2003. He has a legitimate chance to be the team leader in wins on a pitching staff that includes Johan Santana. Pelfrey turned in eight scoreless innings on Friday night to match a [...]

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Truth on sacrifice flies

"As an aside, sacrifice flies don't count as a turn at bat and therefore don't negatively affect a hitter's batting average, but they're almost always just regular fly outs with the singular and fortunate (from the batter's perspective) distinction that a runner happened to be on third base (or second!) at the time. Occasionally a [...]

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Manuel assigns blame

That's a huge percentage, because they sit in the middle of the order," Manuel said. "It puts pressure on the complementary pieces in the order. When you don't get that production there, and then the complementary pieces aren't living up to the expectations you have for them, it makes it tough. But you can get [...]

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Analyzing Mets lineup turnover

Ask any Mets fan to describe 2009 in one word and the answer is: injuries.  Ask the same fan to describe 2010 and you are likely to get a bunch of different answers.  But the lineup turnover has been just as dramatic this year as it was in the cursed 2009 season.  Here is the [...]

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Mets close in on 2009 HR mark

When David Wright took Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez deep in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, it marked the Mets' 95th home run of the season. Why is that number significant? With 36 games left to play, the Mets already have equaled their homer total from last year. When home run number is 96 [...]

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Manuel on innings limit for Niese

We touch on that kind of stuff all the time, but we haven't really sat down and put anything in ink," Manuel said. "I think a lot depends on if we see a diminished product, if we see fatigue. Then I think we'll probably visit it with some sincerity. Jerry Manuel summing up his views [...]

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Is Parnell a future closer?

The question on who should close for the Mets is twofold. The first being, is manager Jerry Manuel making the right call with having Hisanori Takahashi close games for the rest of the season instead of Bobby Parnell? Second, with Francisco Rodriguez’s Mets career in limbo, should the Mets look elsewhere for a closer in [...]

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Inside the Mets' comeback win

The Mets figured to have a good chance to win Tuesday night against the Marlins because R.A. Dickey was on the mound. At Citi Field this year, Dickey entered the night with a 5-1 record and a 1.22 ERA. So, things looked bleak when Dickey allowed a 3-run homer to Gaby Sanchez in the seventh [...]

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Return of Reyes a 2010 Highlight

If you were to list the top 10 things that went right for the Mets this year, you would probably talk about R.A. Dickey, Jonathon Niese, Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey. After that you might have to think hard about what else to mention. But without a doubt one of the best things that has [...]

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