That’s why I could never be a manager in baseball, because I’m taking not taking out Scherzer after seeing him pitch a perfect game for 6 innings. Either way, congrats to the 2022 Mets for making the playoffs. Of course it’s the NL East division that we really need to win, but seeing as the Braves never lose to anyone but us, that’s going to be a very tough hill to climb.
The fact that despite his illness Stearns was able to will himself enough to attend last month’s Old-Timer’s Day festivities showed you what kind of dude/player he was. RIP.
While Brandon Nimmo’s catch from last night’s Dodgers game should definitely make the Top 10 list when it comes to the Mets. I can quickly state that the Agee and Swoboda catches during the 1969 World Series, the Endy Chavez catch to rob a homer from Scott Rolen in the 2006 NLCS and the Beltran catch on top of that old hill in Houston were all better. And that’s just off the top of my head.
As I write this the Mets are 7 games in front of the NL East division. Tomas Nido has been great defensively and solid offensively. And the hope is that McCann will eventually get around to going above the Mendoza line. That said, bringing up Alvarez now is unnecessary and would put too much pressure on the kid anyway. For now, he can wait till 2023.
Great 1st half, but if only there were some other teams in the major leagues that could beat the Braves besides the Mets…smh.
This offense is so topsy-turvy and borderline inept that at this point I’d just say ‘what the heck’ and call up Francisco Alvarez already. Then too, it’s time to bench Escobar, put McNeil in the 3 hole and bat Lindor 6th.
Great for Keith who deserves all the accolades and belongs in the HOF. What a statement it is too that this happened under Steve Cohen’s watch instead of the Wilpon’s. Now they need to do Gary Carter next.
When deGrom does come back they’re going to have to be so careful with him.
Sometimes when sports are put to a fan vote, they get it right. Aaron Judge, for example, was leading all 2022 MLB All-Star Game vote-getters by 200,000 votes as of Monday. Sometimes, however, they get it utterly, incomprehensibly wrong. Fernando Tatis Jr., for example, is currently fifth among NL shortstops in votes.
While Tatis is a terrific player and always plays at a high level, he hasn’t played at all in 2022. The only players ahead of him at shortstop in the National League are Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson, Francisco Lindor and Tommy Edman. He’s ahead of the likes of Didi Gregorius, Brandon Crawford, Willy Adames, José Iglesias and Nico Hoerner.
Basically Tatis making a joke out of All-Star game voting.
Dom Smith is headed to Syracuse. The Mets optioned their unhappy first baseman/outfielder to the Triple-A Mets on Tuesday. The team called up pitcher Adonis Medina in a corresponding move.
Smith has been vocal in recent weeks about wanting to play more.
I don’t care about Dom not getting to play every day. Buck gave him plenty of opportunities to do well and he didn’t take advantage of it.
I’m very skeptical of deGrom being able to come back healthy by June. Save him till after the All-Star game imo.
Pete is our MVP. That said, Escobar needs to be benched.
Losing Scherzer would be scary for us esp. with deGrom out for who knows how long.
That was one hell of a comeback attempt in the 9th inning. What’s Paul Sewald so mad about? He sucked while he played for NY. Also, I still hate interleague play.