Great game. Great win. But combined no-hitters just don’t excite me as nuch as when the starter goes the whole way.
I agree with Terry here, but also wonder if Nolan was naive enough to think that he wasn’t going to get hit at all judging from his post-game comments.
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No wonder no team wanted to sign Conforto this past offseason. Anyone could guess if he’ll stick with Scott Boras as his agent after the ass-backwards advice he gave Conforto when it came to signing deals that were on the table, much less what kind of deal Conforto can get once he’s ready to come back.
The way you see Max Scherzer and Chris Bassist talking to these pitchers on the TV screen, you have to wonder how much effect exactly do they have on a Mets pitching staff that is off to a great start so far.
Great start to the season. But I’m very curious as to why Buck’s been playing Luis Guillorme over Robinson Cano so much of late.
Bullpen is becoming more and more worrisome (esp. Seth Lugo) and I don’t why Buck keeps feeding us Luis Guillermo who can’t hot a lick, but I’ll take another series win.
Tough loss. But like I always say, series wins are what’s most important.
Game MVP is obviously Tylor MeGill who pitched 5 shutout innings and got the win. Liked that bunt by Cano. McNeil got a couple of hits which is really good to see. Bullpen was great and pretty much everyone contributed on offense.
I know that Megill likes to keep it cool, but this is easily the biggest start of his career.
The shortened spring training has taken at least one victim on the Mets rotation.
Taijuan Walker’s knee pain has resurfaced in the past week, leading up to his disappointing Tuesday start in the Mets’ 14-0 loss to the Nationals. He underwent knee surgery in January, and had been progressing nicely up until the final week of Mets camp.
And just like that we went from having ‘the best’ starting rotation in the league to possibly needing a bullpen game to start the season. SMH.
Brandon Nimmo’s stiff neck is the latest ailment the Mets are monitoring in these final hours of spring training. The outfielder was given a day off Monday, after dealing with soreness in the neck the previous day. He is also unlikely to play Tuesday’s Grapefruit League finale, according to manager Buck Showalter, giving him an opportunity for further rest.
“I expect him in there Thursday,” Showalter said, referring to the season opener in Washington.
The regular season hasn’t even started yet and Nimmo, a guy who has only played more than a 100 games in a season once in his career, is already ailing.
Miguel Castro could be frustrating at times, but all in all he had a good 2021 and I’m sorry to see him go. We definitely needed some lefty relief tho and Rodriguez will give us that.
Starved for pitching with Jacob deGrom set to begin the season on the injured list and Max Scherzer potentially sidelined for Opening Day, the Mets have discussed a trade that could bring Padres starter Chris Paddack to New York, along with veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer. Sources confirmed the talks, though it remains unclear where the Mets’ interest level lies.
One version of the proposed trade, as first reported by The Athletic, would have Paddack, Hosmer, reliever Emilio Pagán and cash going to the Mets for Dominic Smith. Such a deal would provide the Mets with a much-needed starting pitcher, albeit one who produced a 5.07 ERA last season. The Mets would also take on the veteran Hosmer but receive money to offset part of the $60 million he’s owed over the next four seasons.
I understand how bad the Mets suddenly need pitching with deGrom going down and Scherzer now having hamstring issues, but the Mets can not make this deal. Dom Smith still the potential to be a huge star in the major leagues and in Hosmer, Paddack and Pagan you’d be receiving 3 players all coming off subpar seasons. Better to give McGill, Carrasco and Walker a couple of months to see what they can do before pressing the panic button like this so early on. By the way, do the Mets not know that vets like Johnny Cueto and Julio Teheran are still out there on the open market?