October 24, 2017

Toeing the Rubber/Riding the Pine: Week #3‏

April 15, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

WEEK #3 Double Start “Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em” MUST START PITCHERS Cliff Lee/Jordan Zimmerman/Kris Medlen/Josh Johnson/Lance Lynn/Doug Fister/Homer Bailey/Tommy Millone/Derek Holland/Ryan Dempster MUST SIT PITCHERS Kyle Kendrick/Eric Stutts/Dylan Aexlrod/Alex Sanabia/Aaron Laffey/Jonathan Sanchez/Mike Pelfrey/Jeff Francis/Jake Arrieta/Joe Blanton/Ubaldo Jimenez/Mark Buerhle/Wily Peralta/Ivan Nova/Juan Ncasio/Dillon Gee THE TOUGH CALLS “3-2 Count” We are in week #3 and as far […]

Get Used to It Mr. Strasburg

April 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

On the same afternoon when I watched Mike Pelfrey pitch eight innings of one-run ball only to see the bullpen (aided by a muffed fly ball) blow a 4-1 lead and cost him the victory, I saw that the same thing happened to Stephen Strasburg. That is, he left the game as the potential winning […]

Evaluating the Mets’ Internal Rotation Options, Mejia/Perez in Mix to Replace Santana

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The date was Friday, September 10, 2010. The New York Mets had just dropped an afternoon game against the division rival Philadelphia Phillies by an 8-4 score. Philadelphia’s ace Roy Halladay had outpitched rookie Jenrry Mejia to pick up his 18th win of the season. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley each homered. As did Carlos Beltran. The loss dropped the Mets to 69-72, three games […]

You Heard It Here First

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though the Mets have entered the phone-it-in stage of the 2010 season, my wife and I found ourselves watching a couple of very good pitching duels between the Mets and Rockies the last two nights. First it was Mike Pelfrey outgunning Ubaldo Jimenez (17-2 coming into the game) to win 1-0. That game hinged […]

Right On The Nose

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

My sainted father used to say that a pitcher should have the right to smack his fielders on the nose when they make errors that cost him runs or victories. I couldn’t argue then, and still can’t. Of course, it should work the other way, too. A team should be entitled to pummel any starting […]