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post #1441 of 2589
Man it's truly a treat to see how electric Citi Firld is becoming. "Rock like Shea" I think we can sweep. Yanks are looking deflated (no Brady) time to put the foot on their throats.

The only NL team that scares me in the playoffs is the Cubs honestly.
post #1442 of 2589
I am in Chicago right now.

Just watched Cubs game at a bar yesterday. Their offense sick.gif Too good man

I ain't worried about the Cubs. The Cardinals scare me the mostly.
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post #1443 of 2589
Thread Starter 
All the remaining NL playoff teams are very good, you just have to stay hot and have a little luck go your way.

More than likely be LA first, homefield would make a big difference imo
post #1444 of 2589
New series. Time to get back on track!
post #1445 of 2589
Thread Starter 
On;y got to watch the game on Friday, busy weekend.

Time for the Mets to beat up on the teams they should beat, deGrom def needs a skipped start
post #1446 of 2589

business as usual tonight.  good to see them move on quick

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post #1447 of 2589
About time that Niese pitched well.

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Good old Grandy
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post #1448 of 2589
wont be relieved until we are up 4 with 3 games to play. I still get haunted from memories of 07 & 08.
post #1449 of 2589

same here haha they are cruel in that way

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post #1450 of 2589
Thread Starter 
Magic number down to 6 pimp.gif
post #1451 of 2589
Don't get me wrong. I support the idea of young pitchers' inning limit. At the same time, it's annoying that we can't play our best pitchers.

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post #1452 of 2589
I don't like the idea of limiting pitchers. It would be nice to see a complete game once in a while.
post #1453 of 2589
why is bartolo bunting? LET HIM HIT!!! mean.gif
post #1454 of 2589
All for Colon in the rotation come post season. At the least in the bullpen as a long man.
post #1455 of 2589
Thread Starter 
Colon will have a spot in October, he pitched well tonight too, just allowed too many hits the last two innings which led to blowing the lead.

Offense is in a bit of a funk, need more runs. I'd move Duda down in the lineup.

I also don't like the way Terry is giving Clippard innings daily, with that back issue he should be skipped some days imo
Edited by Mez 0ne - 9/23/15 at 6:18pm
post #1456 of 2589
Making every effort to keep the Nationals in this race.
post #1457 of 2589
Thread Starter 
Awful home stand.

Offense had a ton of opportunities the past week for tack on runs, not doing the little things. Can't let bad teams hang around, especially those playing spoiler.
post #1458 of 2589
Nationals could have really made that last series important and still can if we continue to play like this. Magic number down to 5 though.
post #1459 of 2589
Unbelievable. We got lucky that Nationals are losing.

Yogi may be a Yankee but he was part of Amazin Mets '69.

The photo of Yogi Berra and Gary Carter at the last game at Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008 shows two of the game's greatest catchers seeing the stadium they called home for one last time.

Thanks for everything you did for the sport of baseball Yogi.
Edited by d3simet - 9/23/15 at 10:25pm
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post #1460 of 2589
Thread Starter 
Yogi will be missed.

At this point I'd probably be more happy to keep Murphy over Duda, much more consistent and reliable with the bat. Duda gets one or two hot streaks and nothing in between.
post #1461 of 2589

If we plan to re-sign Cespedes, no need for us to keep Duda. Murphy is much a better hitter.

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post #1462 of 2589
Mets Talk About Mets: We Poll the Players on What They Really Think About Each Other
Which Met spends the most time in front of the mirror? Who’s the teacher’s pet? Who’s the likeliest to cheat in a card game?

Updated Sept. 24, 2015 7:50 p.m. ET

The Mets’ clubhouse is a pretty fun place these days, what with the team marching toward its first National League East division title since 2006. In a couple of weeks, the team will (most likely) be introducing itself to a national audience, so the moment is ripe for getting to know the guys on the field.

Beyond their athletic abilities, professional ballplayers are some of the quirkiest people you could ever meet. (That’s what happens when you spend your adolescence thinking about little else besides hitting a ball with a wooden stick.) Put 25 of them—or in the Mets’ case this September, 38—in a room for more than half the year, and it doesn’t take long for those idiosyncrasies to bubble up.

So The Wall Street Journal recently surveyed 19 players to find out how much the Mets really know—about the Mets. (Note: Not every player polled answered every question, and multiple answers were occasionally allowed.)

Who’s the biggest gym rat?
Winner: Anthony Recker (16 votes)
Runner-up: Carlos Torres (2 votes)

Most players answered this question without hesitation, barely needing to think before naming Anthony Recker, the Mets’ backup catcher. That includes Recker, who proudly selected himself, practically defying his teammates to pick anybody else. And with good reason: At 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, the 32-year-old Recker is essentially one giant muscle.

“You take one look at him, and he’s probably anyone’s pick,” outfielder Michael Conforto said.

Recker’s prodigious workout regimen has become an inside joke among the Mets. Rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard, a 6-foot-6-inch hulk whose nickname is Thor, has a running gag with Recker where they frequently ask each other, “How many grams of protein have you had today?”

“The answer is always, ‘All of them,’” Syndergaard said.

Not everyone went with the clear winner. Two players singled out 180-pound relief pitcher Carlos Torres as an exercise fanatic.

“Torres is cut up,” infielder Eric Campbell said. “He’s not jacked, but he’s 0% body fat.”

Who’s the most likely to hustle you in a card game?
Winners: Michael Cuddyer (6), David Wright (6)
Runner-up: Daniel Murphy (2)


When Michael Cuddyer isn’t playing the outfield, he can be found honing his craft as an amateur magician. His specialty? Card tricks—a useful skill for taking his unsuspecting teammates for everything they’ve got.

“Why not?” Torres said. “If I had that ability, I’d do it, too.”

That said, just as many players picked David Wright. While Cuddyer relies on deception and sleight of hand, Wright’s tricks derive from sheer competitiveness. Wright, as much as any Met, simply hates to lose. Of course, it’s probably not a bad idea to let the captain win once in a while, either.

Who spends the most time in front of the mirror?
Winner: Yoenis Cespedes (7)
Runner-up: Kelly Johnson (3)

In his brief time with the Mets, star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has shown everyone as much about fashion as hitting home runs. He often wears a necklace with a large pendant, either showing his number, 52, or simply the letter Y. He showed up to his first news conference wearing a T-shirt that read, “Bam!”


“I’ve been very impressed with Cespedes’s wardrobe and what he’s bringing to the table,” relief pitcher Tyler Clippard said.

Several others, though, couldn’t look past another teammate’s unusual grooming habit.

“I saw Kelly Johnson with a hair blower the other day, and that made me laugh,” Wright said.

“It’s just unique,” said Daniel Murphy. “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it.”

To his credit, Johnson doesn’t deny that he blow-dries his hair. In fact, he posited that other players in the clubhouse have started following his lead, but are too embarrassed to admit it.

“They’re just mad I have such good hair,” Johnson said.

Who’s the most intense about his fantasy football team?
Winner: Daniel Murphy (glasses.gif
Runner-up: David Wright (7)

When it comes to fantasy football, Wright and Murphy appear to come as a package deal, as many players named both of them. They have been the leaders of the Mets’ fantasy football brigade for years, turning a friendly game into a ferocious blood sport. In the end, Murphy won by a single vote.

Murphy, however, takes exception. While he admits he used to be obsessed with fantasy football, he claims he has mellowed recently.

“My son has changed that now,” said Murphy, whose first child was born in April 2014. “I can’t put in the man hours as much anymore.”

Meanwhile, Cuddyer has also emerged as a fantasy-football heavy hitter in his first year with the Mets. “He’s got a little black book over there that I’d love to get my hands on, because he’s got some secret stuff going on,” Clippard said.

Who’s most likely to work at ESPN after his playing career?
Winner: Curtis Granderson (12)
Runner-up: Michael Cuddyer (5)


There is a reason why Major League Baseball sends Curtis Granderson around the world as an ambassador for the sport: He’s polished, well-spoken and an all-around good guy. In the eyes of his teammates, that makes him the perfect candidate to slide from baseball to television when he hangs up his spikes.

With the media, he rarely says anything controversial or steps outside the company line, but players don’t mind that. “He speaks well, and he’s very knowledgeable about everything,” catcher Kevin Plawecki said.

Who could go pro in another sport?
Winners: Tyler Clippard (6), Eric Young Jr. (6)
Runner-up: Yoenis Cespedes (4)

Plenty of Mets believe they could play another sport. Very few actually could.

“Niese thinks he can kick a 40-yard field goal, so I would say him,” Wright said. “But it’s more of a joke, because there’s no chance he could kick a 40-yard field goal.”


Eric Young Jr., perhaps the best all-around athlete on the team, is an exception. He had an opportunity to play college football, but turned it down to pursue baseball, like his father, Eric Young.

Others picked Clippard for his prowess as a golfer. Clippard says he plans to try make it on the pro tour after his baseball career. His teammates believe what he says—even if they all haven’t actually witnessed his exploits on the links.

“I’ve never seen him,” Cuddyer said with a laugh. “That’s what I’m going on—self-proclaimed.”

Who would be the best cast member on “Saturday Night Live”?
Winner: Juan Uribe (12)
Runner-up: Seven players tied (1)

Juan Uribe doesn’t speak much English, but that doesn’t stop him from entertaining his teammates around the clubhouse. He has been known to conduct postgame interviews with an unlit cigar in his hand. Before games, he’s usually found stalking around the clubhouse yelling about something; most recently, he went on a rant about football being shown on the locker room televisions rather than baseball.

“He has that carefree attitude,” Clippard said. “He has that persona and aura about him that he’d be good in those situations.”

Syndergaard had a more unconventional choice: himself.

“I’d probably go back to old-school, Celebrity Jeopardy, like Will Ferrell playing Alex Trebek with Sean Connery,” he said.

Who’s Terry Collins’s favorite?
Winner: David Wright (9)
Runner-up: Yoenis Cespedes (2)

Some players were reticent to answer this one at first, but eventually, the responses started flowing. A couple picked Cespedes, largely because of his recent heroics at the plate. But most went with the obvious choice.


“It’s got to be David, right?” catcher Travis d’Arnaud said.

“It’s got to be the captain,” Conforto said.

“Always go with the captain,” Young said.

Wright was sheepish when he learned that he had won in this category and declined to give an answer. Juan Lagares, overhearing this exchange, could only laugh.

“He knows!” Lagares said. “He knows.”

Loving this team. So much joy. pimp.gif
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post #1463 of 2589
DUDA IS HOT AGAIN!!! nthat.gifnthat.gifnthat.gifnthat.gifnthat.gifnthat.gif
post #1464 of 2589
post #1465 of 2589
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We've waited a long time for this.

The plan was to make a run next year, but one season ahead of schedule pimp.gif

Time to celebrate, hopefully tomorrow smile.gif
post #1466 of 2589
Dodgers lost as well. Only .5 gm out for home field

Ready for postseason

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post #1467 of 2589
Let's go baby. 1.
post #1468 of 2589
post #1469 of 2589
Been a long time, boys!!!! Back to the playoffs your 2015 NL East division champs!!!!!!
post #1470 of 2589

Good luck in the postseason yall

May Baetolo, Cespedes, and Tyler Goggles lead you to the promised land! 8)


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