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NFT: Brewers at Mets Game 1 STREAK!

ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 4:39 pm
Mets Lineup

Michael Conforto – CF
Asdrubal Cabrera – 2B
Yoenis Cespedes – LF
Jay Bruce – RF
Todd Frazier – 3B
Adrian Gonzalez – 1B
Amed Rosario – SS
Jose Lobaton – C
Steven Matz – LHP

Brewers Lineup

Lorenzo Cain – CF
Domingo Santana – RF
Ryan Braun – LF
Travis Shaw – 3B
Jesus Aguilar – 1B
Hernan Perez – 2B
Orlando Arcia – SS
Jett Bandy – C
Zach Davies – RHP

Matz attack! Mets recall Nimmo! Let’s GO!!
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Well this is fucking annoying  
ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 9:16 pm : link
Infield garbage hits. Lets go Loogs
Nice!  
ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 9:16 pm : link
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Rockies beating the Nats  
ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 9:32 pm : link
again in the 8th. Boy.
Why would you run on a short hit to Cespedes?  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/13/2018 9:37 pm : link
Why?
Sound in the booth is too low all of a sudden  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 9:38 pm : link
barely can here them over the crowd noise.

Haha  
ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 9:38 pm : link
Cain is a moron for challenging Ces there.
Great play by Cespedes charging the ball, quick release  
Ira : 4/13/2018 9:39 pm : link
and an accurate throw.
Ces has a gun for an arm  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 9:40 pm : link
a real weapon
Shit...  
ZGiants98 : 4/13/2018 9:49 pm : link
Too close for comfort. Another close game. Lugo apparently is human.
What kind of coaching are the Brewers getting that that think they can  
Ten Ton Hammer : 4/13/2018 9:51 pm : link
run on Cespedes? He almost did it again.
Ces  
Rory : 4/13/2018 9:51 pm : link
is such a beast, true difference maker when hes healthy and on his game.
Lugo throwing one meatball after another  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 9:52 pm : link
Not sure why Mickey is leaving him in
Surprised he isn't going with Familia  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 10:00 pm : link
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RE: Surprised he isn't going with Familia  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2018 10:02 pm : link
In comment 13913662 steve in ky said:
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I'm surprised too. I think this is a little bit of a test for Gsellman.
Well he's still making all the right moves  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 10:04 pm : link
it worked out perfectly
Mickey is playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers  
PhiPsi125 : 4/13/2018 10:05 pm : link
Nice to see the Winter Soldier get us out of the 8th.

Let’s plate a few insurance runs.
First bad game by Mickey  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:05 pm : link
Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.
Actually with pitcher spot up i guess it makes sense to save Familia  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2018 10:06 pm : link
or they would have had to double switch (either Lagares in and Bruce out, or Flores in, Gonzalez out, but in a close game I think they'd probably do Lagares to improve the D vs. weakening it).
Lets get an insurance run now  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 10:06 pm : link
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Is Gary that cluless about the NFL?  
steve in ky : 4/13/2018 10:11 pm : link
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RE: First bad game by Mickey  
Rory : 4/13/2018 10:21 pm : link
In comment 13913671 Vanzetti said:
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Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.


Won the game, can you elaborate how bad?

Loving this! This team plays the game the right way.  
PhiPsi125 : 4/13/2018 10:22 pm : link
And Mickey has this team locked in early on. Nice win.
Nice win against a good team.  
Ira : 4/13/2018 10:23 pm : link
Familia had it completely under control against a good lineup.
Familia is a beast  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2018 10:24 pm : link
this is the best Met team since 06 by far. Obviously if injuries hit they may have a shopping list at the deadline, but other than catcher and maybe 1 more reliever this team just doesn't have a lot of holes.
RE: RE: First bad game by Mickey  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:24 pm : link
In comment 13913688 Rory said:
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Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.



Won the game, can you elaborate how bad?


Dude, you are such a jackass
Best I have seen Familia  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:26 pm : link
His command and stuff were outstanding
The best record in major league baseball.  
Ira : 4/13/2018 10:26 pm : link
Lets go Mets!!!
RE: The best record in major league baseball.  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:28 pm : link
In comment 13913698 Ira said:
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Lets go Mets!!!


Playing outstanding baseball. I would really like to seem them sweep the Brewers
Brewers were 5 - 1 on the road  
pjcas18 : 4/13/2018 10:28 pm : link
good win. keep it rolling.

RE: RE: RE: First bad game by Mickey  
Rory : 4/13/2018 10:28 pm : link
In comment 13913694 Vanzetti said:
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Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.



Won the game, can you elaborate how bad?




Dude, you are such a jackass


I'm really not, you're being overly critical.

It was good for Lugo to struggle a bit, builds him for later in the year. Same with Robles...gotta see the end goal.
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Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:32 pm : link
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Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.



Won the game, can you elaborate how bad?




Dude, you are such a jackass



I'm really not, you're being overly critical.

It was good for Lugo to struggle a bit, builds him for later in the year. Same with Robles...gotta see the end goal.


Ok. I thought you were being snotty. Easy to misread posts. I just meant Mickey has been so magical with the pen that this is the first time he made some moves that did not work. But I can see how that intent does not come across
Oswalt with 5 innings of 1 hit ball for Vegas  
Vanzetti : 4/13/2018 10:37 pm : link
7k
Future Mets  
Shecky : 4/13/2018 10:52 pm : link
Ty Kelly, celebrating the end of tax season with another double
Oswalt looking extremely sharp apparently.
Nice to see Thompson off to a solid start this season.

Alfonso another bomb.
My man Bautista still kicking ass. Throwing strikes, getting Ks and ground balls!
RE: Future Mets  
Eric on Li : 4/13/2018 11:01 pm : link
In comment 13913721 Shecky said:
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Ty Kelly, celebrating the end of tax season with another double
Oswalt looking extremely sharp apparently.
Nice to see Thompson off to a solid start this season.

Alfonso another bomb.
My man Bautista still kicking ass. Throwing strikes, getting Ks and ground balls!


Bautista and Dunn are 2 really nice developments so far, nobody questioned the talent, hopefully these are signs of harnessing it.
RE: Future Mets  
JayBinQueens : 4/13/2018 11:32 pm : link
In comment 13913721 Shecky said:
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Ty Kelly, celebrating the end of tax season with another double
Oswalt looking extremely sharp apparently.
Nice to see Thompson off to a solid start this season.

Alfonso another bomb.
My man Bautista still kicking ass. Throwing strikes, getting Ks and ground balls!


Hey man, how's the hand feeling
Slowly typing  
Shecky : 4/13/2018 11:39 pm : link
One handed sucks
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arcarsenal : 4/14/2018 3:08 am : link
This... fucking....team....

I never ever imagined that this season would start this way. I don't think even the biggest optimists here did.

I'm not going to let myself get too crazy yet - but I will say that outside of the 2015 run, this is the most fun I've had watching this team in a long fucking time. So, I'm just going to keep enjoying it.

It's crazy the way things are just coming together. I thought the pen could be good - but right now, it is insanely deep. Tonight was a perfect example of why.

Lugo didn't have it tonight (and I 'm probably his biggest fan here) which is fine - he's not going to be perfect every time out. This is a new role for him.

Ramos came in and did what he had to - Blevins didn't. But it didn't matter, because we still had Gsellman to get out of it. And right now, Familia looks like one of the best closers in baseball. The guy is just lights out. Walks the tightrope a lot and makes things interesting - but the Benitez comparisons aren't fair, IMO. Familia is better.

We still don't even have Swarzak yet!

This is the deepest pen we've had since 06 when we had DO, Bradford, Sanchez, Feliciano, Heilman, and Wagner.

We have two aces, Wheeler might be turning a corner - Matz hasn't been spectacular, but he's good enough so far. We'll see what we get from Harvey.

But the biggest thing to me is the team chemistry. Every single guy has bought in. Todd Frazier has been a godsend.

It's funny too, because when Frazier was in CIN, I really wanted us to trade for him but he was in the midst of a pretty big year and the cost would have been pretty huge - but then when we signed him this year, I was indifferent.

Couldn't have been more wrong about the guy. He is perfect for this team. He's galvanizing, he's making plays in the field, he's getting on base, he's hitting - the guy is a fucking gamer and a leader.

Cespedes looks energized and excited - Drooby has been outstanding, Rosario is coming along, Scooter is going to be a star, Bruce is hitting, A-Gon has come through... it's crazy.

I love everything about this team right now. Mickey is awesome. We're deep everywhere. And even some of the reports coming out of the farm right now are encouraging.

I know we will hit a rough patch sooner or later, I know guys are going to get hurt - but if we can avoid the types of sweeping injuries that wrecked 2017 and most of 2016, this is going to be such a fun season.

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Rory : 4/14/2018 9:27 am : link
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Stuck with Lugo too long and not long enough with Ramos.



Won the game, can you elaborate how bad?




Dude, you are such a jackass



I'm really not, you're being overly critical.

It was good for Lugo to struggle a bit, builds him for later in the year. Same with Robles...gotta see the end goal.



Ok. I thought you were being snotty. Easy to misread posts. I just meant Mickey has been so magical with the pen that this is the first time he made some moves that did not work. But I can see how that intent does not come across


Fair enough, all good homie. Lets just enjoy this ride. LGM!
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Named Later : 4/14/2018 10:10 am : link
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Eric on Li : 4/14/2018 10:13 am : link
In comment 13913769 arcarsenal said:
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But the biggest thing to me is the team chemistry. Every single guy has bought in. Todd Frazier has been a godsend.

It's funny too, because when Frazier was in CIN, I really wanted us to trade for him but he was in the midst of a pretty big year and the cost would have been pretty huge - but then when we signed him this year, I was indifferent.

Couldn't have been more wrong about the guy. He is perfect for this team. He's galvanizing, he's making plays in the field, he's getting on base, he's hitting - the guy is a fucking gamer and a leader.



Frasier is a really interesting player, and once Cabrera said he didn't want to play 3rd he was basically a no-brainer because he checked a lot of boxes. He'd thrived in his short stint in NY, he had the rep of being a very solid defensive player, and while that 1 all star season was more of a fluke, offensively there was a lot to like. He gets on base, he's not a super high strikeout guy (21% career is basically average), he has some power, and in his time in the NL he was even a decent contact hitter (.260 ish). When they signed him I thought he could have a similar overall impact to Granderson, being a very good professional player with some holes and good in the clubhouse. I didn't expect him to be such an impactful leader right away.

Everyone said he was good in the clubhouse but in that respect he's way overdelivered - as you said he has galvanized the entire team with the grinder approach.

Also AsCab deserves a big shoutout because without him going public we may not have even gotten Frazier. They could have even traded Nimmo for Harrison or something. Not only has Frazier been great but AsCab looks really comfortable at 2nd. He turns a great DP and offensively while his upside may not be through the roof he's a least reliable and proven here. There is always a little risk someone like Harrison or Kipinis wouldn't have fit. Neil Walker obviously didn't for whatever reason despite having a good rep.
Wish today  
JayBinQueens : 4/14/2018 10:40 am : link
Was a day game
Great post Arc!  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2018 10:54 am : link
I love this team but I really dont see much of a difference from last year's roster. Health is the big key. If Lugo and Gsellman were healthy last year they likely end up in the pen as well.

Everybody downplayed how massive our injuries were last year. No team could have sustained what we went through.

Hopefully, most of that is in the past. Losing our catchers does weaken our lineup a bit.

This is a big test for Harvey tonight. He looked good in the first start but really seemed to struggle against the Nats. He's probably my only pitcher question mark at this point (rotation or bullpen). I already feel confident in Wheeler and Matz.

Rosario has been great on D but his hitting has been very poor. Hopefully, he's still growing and ends up better later in the year.

All in all, not much to complain about. I dont care about the record too much. It's all about the roster and gearing up for a playoff run. This team is loaded with talent. It always was.
I also thought Lugo looked great in the 6th and 7th last night  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2018 11:00 am : link
It was the 8th that was the issue. He possibly could have tired. How nasty is Gsellman though? Geez his sinkers are nasty.
I’m not as confident with Wheeler and Matz yet.  
PhiPsi125 : 4/14/2018 11:24 am : link
Potential? Sure. But they haven’t earned my confidence yet. Matz is still up and down but the potential is definitely there. I was confident with him before he started losing time to injury and mechanics earlier in his career. But it’s early and he’s holding his own. Wheeler has one great start against the worst team in baseball. Great. Talk to me again after he pitches against the Nats. If he pitches well... then we are cooking.

And after what the baseball gods have put us through the past couple of years, we deserve a little good fortune.

The most amazing part of this young season is that we are doing it while our offense hasn’t even been very good. Which is weird to say. Aggressive base running, taking smart risks, knowing what players you can run on, making the defense make plays, and Mickey being one step ahead of everyone else. All these things we never had under Collins and the lack of aggression always pissed me off. You can point to the fact that TC got the Mets to a World Series (which is fair, I guess) but the reality is that it was just another year that was going into the tank until Cespedes came and saved TC from himself. We always knew we had a rotation that was built for the post season.

All in all, baseball is fun again. And not in a lucky, flukey way. In a good, smart baseball way. That’s what makes me confident.
I’m still pissed we lost that one game  
Shecky : 4/14/2018 11:35 am : link
And ruined my 162-0 prediction
Good post Phi and I agree Mickey is a huge upgrade over Terry  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2018 11:37 am : link
I just tend to evaluate pitchers more on how they look more than the boxscore. Especially since we already know what these guys are capable of and its a bit of process coming back.

Matz was very good in 2016 when he was healthy and his "stuff" seems to be back to that level. We know the best and worst of Matz. We know when his confidence is shot and he's laboring. The guy over the last two games was throwing his fastball, curveball, and changeup all for strikes. The velocity was there, he was repeating his mechanics and he seemed fairly confident against a very good lineup. He made 2-3 big mistakes but Ill take that all day over a guy walking the bases full and looking like a mess and barely getting out of it.

Really it's the same for Wheeler. Wheeler's biggest issues were 1.) After all the injuries would his "stuff" ever come back. 2.) Could he ever fix his control issues. Those are the two MASSIVE question marks with Wheeler. Well, based off of what we've seen he seems to have answered those doubts. I think it's time to be excited and encouraged with him. Sure it's a long season but these guys arent prospects. There are hugely talented players that have a lot of major league innings under their belts.

I didnt like the way Harvey looked in his last game. Harvey was more like what I was suggesting was the opposite for Matz. He was laboring and seemed to be lucky to escape with his life. Thats not what we want to see.
It is completely crazy  
ZGiants98 : 4/14/2018 11:44 am : link
That arguably our three best players (Thor, deGrom, and Cespedes) haven't been "good" yet. lol.
I’m with you. I think what keeps me from fully buying into Matz  
PhiPsi125 : 4/14/2018 11:55 am : link
and Wheeler is that they tend to get overcome with control issues and the mental aspect. More so with Wheeler than Matz. Wheeler has always had an issue with control and never seemed to be able to go long in games because of that. It’s not just the box score. Not just the velocity of pitches.

But hey, we have all these issues and are already ahead of the game. Good problems to have.

The injury to Plawecki sucks but he’ll be back in four weeks. We can hold fort until then. Especially with Lobaton’s sexy frosted tipped hair.
Catcher situation  
Shecky : 4/14/2018 12:56 pm : link
Nothing happens unless someone gifts us a catcher. Which the only way that happens is we take on a lot of $$. So, odds of us taking on several million for a three week rental, not high.

So only other way something gets done is minor league deals, unlikely but certainly possible someone sees the opportunity worth it. Or trading for a starter and Plaw becomes the backup upon return. But again, who is willing to trade us a starter unless he is grossly overpaid and not much of an Iimprovement??

Bottom line, Indians are the best conversation right now.
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CMicks3110 : 4/14/2018 1:17 pm : link
don't forget Conforto too. Shecky, who on the Indians would we target? I think we land a starting catcher at some point in the next 2 months depending on how nido/lobaton perform. I am not confident any of plawecki/lobaton/nido are starting ML catchers.
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