Sean Manaea rewards David Stearns’ faith with a strong start to 2024

At the risk of angering the gods, this post is about how today’s starting pitcher has been pitching great. Sean Manaea, despite his uncharacteristic struggles with walks, has the best ERA and FIP among all Mets starting pitchers. And unlike Jose Butto, who was getting the majority of his starts in the 2024 extreme pitcher’s [...]

Mets’ hitters and the quality of their contact

The only thing that matters is what actually happens between the white lines. But there are things that happen because of skill and there are things that happen due to luck. At one point, fans likely believed that the overwhelming number of things that happened either in a game or over a season were due [...]

Gut Reaction: Mets 6, Phillies 5 (11 INN) 5/16/24

Jorge Lopez shut the door in the 10th inning and Jake Diekman got a strikeout with the tying run on third base as the Mets defeated the Phillies, 6-5, Thursday night in Philadelphia. The victory gave the Mets their first win in the finale of back-to-back, home-and-home, two-game series between NL East rivals. After going [...]