We Run This City

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It’s almost September 1st, the back pages are filled with the smiling faces of returning captain David Wright, the pumped up Daniel Murphy, the lovely locks of #48, Jacob deGrom. Most importantly though the back pages are filled with winning New York Mets baseball.

The Mets are a hot topic right now. New York sports radio, ESPN, MLB network, wherever you look, there they are being talked about and for once not in a joking manner. This team has arrived. They have taken over New York it seems, as they have surprised, exhilarated and rejuvenated a starving fan base. This team is for real.

When they are down, they are not truly down, and we are just wondering who and when the come back will be complete to win the game. When is the last time you could say there was such a confidence about this team?

Fans are still scared and rightfully so of a collapse that could possibly be ala 2007, 2008. These Mets though are not those Mets. This is a young team with the right amount of veterans mixed in to make an impact in the 2015 post-season. Let’s enjoy the ride, because it seems like its just getting started as we head into serious September baseball for the first time in almost a decade.

Game 128 – Mets (71-56) vs Red Sox (58-69)

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For the first time since 2009 the Boston Red Sox head to Citi Field to take on the New York Metropolitans.

The Red Sox may not be having the best year to say the least, as they sit in the cellar in the AL East in what has been a disappointing season for the team from bean town. Anytime the Red Sox come to town it brings a certain buzz to Queens. Of course first thought goes to 1986, Mookie Wilson, Billy Bucker etc…

Regardless of how the Red Sox have performed this year they still bring in a formidable team with plenty of threats. The Mets are riding high on an 8 game winning streak and hope to continue that success back over to Citi Field where a Dark Knight will rise once more as Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) is opposed by young gun, Henry Owens (2-1, 4.50 ERA)

Tonight’s line-up are as follows:

Mets Red Sox
1. Juan Lagares CF 1. Mookie Betts CF
2. Curtis Granderson RF 2. Pablo Sandoval 3B
3. Yoenis Cespedes LF 3. Xander Bogaerts SS
4. David Wright 3B 4. David Ortiz 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer 1B 5. Hanley Ramirez LF
6. Wilmer Flores 2B 6. Brock Holt 2B
7. Travis d’Arnaud C 7. Rusney Castillo RF
8. Ruben Tejada SS 8. Blake Swihart C
9. Matt Harvey RHP 9. Henry Owens LHP

The Comeback Kids

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It’s very rare when one feels so confident in their team that no matter when their down and whatever inning it may be, you never feel out of a ballgame. This Mets team is as close to as always having that feeling right now.

This team exudes confidence, excitement and more than anything act like a team. The smiles, big hits, celebrations, this team is a team and always seem to pick each other up. At times they almost seem unstoppable, no deficit is to great and no loss carries over, they bounce back and continue on their winnings ways. This teams “no lose” attitude is incredible.

They are hungry, we are hungry, lets keep it going.

Let’s Go Mets!

Game 126: Mets vs Phillies

The Mets and Phillies continue their 4-game set tonight at 7:05 as Bartolo Colon looks to shake off his ineffective starts and get back on track tonight at Citizen’s Bank. Colon (10-11, 4.90 ERA) is opposed by Phillies rookie, Jerad Eickhoff (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

Tonight’s Line-ups are follows:

Mets Phillies
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 1. Darnell Sweeney (S) 2B
2. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF 2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B 3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4.Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B 4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Wilmer Flories (R) SS 5. Andres Blanco (S) 3B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF 6. Cody Asche (L) LF
7. Juan Uribe (R) 3B 7. Cameron Rupp (R) C
8. Anthony Recker (R) C 8. Domonic Brown (L) RF
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P 9. Jerad Eickhoff (R) P

Are Mets fans obnoxious?

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Last night during the Phillies broadcast , the announcer for the Philadelphia team, Larry Anderson took issue with the “noise” the Mets fans make at away stadiums.

The exchange went as follows;

“I’ll take the Nationals fans over the Mets fans,” Andersen said on air.

“Why’s that?” Phils radio play-by-play man Scott Franzke asked.

“They’re just obnoxious,” Andersen said.

Sounds like a person just fed up with watching his own team get overrun by a passionate fan base. The Mets fans have been out in droves this year in away stadiums. Going as far as to be led by “The 7 Line army” into organized events at away ballparks. Fans have been chanting loud, and showing their appreciation for this Metropolitan ball club no matter where they have been playing and rightfully so, this team is legit.

Going back to the opinion of the Mets fan base being obnoxious, especially coming from a Philadelphia announcer seems to be a bit of a laughable thought upon itself. Philadelphia fans have a reputation of being some of the most obnoxious in sports today. Mets fans are just excited, and finally able to be proud again that they can go out to an away stadium and wear their Matt Harvey jersey with pride. It’s about time. As long as you are respectful, and aren’t out looking for a fight and just enjoying a ball game with a few “Let’s Go Mets” chants so be it, enjoy yourself and keep rooting for the “home” team.

Game Debrief: Mets 16 Phillies 7

  
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Mets 16 Phillies 7 “Did that just happen?”Wow.

I feel like that is something I have to start off with almost every game recap lately. This team has been a juggernaut as of late and they don’t seem to be stopping. What another offensive onslaught from the boys from Queens. Records were broken, tears were almost shed by a captain, but most important another W was put up in the standings for the Metropolitans.

The Mets combined for eight home-runs on this night with Wright, Wilmer Flores (2 homers), Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy (with a #1 salute) and Yoenis Cespedes all going yard.

Did anyone else get goosebumps when Wright absolutely jacked that ball into the LF upper deck at Citizen’s Bank?

Jacob deGrom started for the Mets and let up a career-high seven runs in 2 2/2 innings. The bullpen though lead by Sean Gilmarting was spectacular and shut-out the Phillies the rest of the way. 

The Phillies did originally own a 7-2 lead in this game before the Mets scored 14 unanswered runs.

The 11 combined home runs between the two teams tied an NL record for most home runs in a game.

The Mets and Phillies are at it again tonight in game two of this four game set when the god of thunder, RHP Noah Syndergaard (7-6, 3.17 ERA) opposes RHP Jerome Williams (4-9, 6.10 ERA) at 7:05 PM EST

Game 124: Mets vs Phillies – The Return of Wright

An awesome day for Mets fans to say the least as today marks the return of the Captain himself, David Wright. Oh and if that wasn’t good enough RHP Jacob deGrom (12-6, 198 ERA) is on the mound to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Pitching for Philadelphia is Adam Morgan (4-4, 3.92 ERA) to kick off the 4-game set.

Tonight’s Line-up’s are as follows:

Mets Phillies
1. Juan Lagares CF 1. Cesar Hernandez 2B
2. Daniel Murphy 1B 2. Freddy Galvis SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes LF 3. Odubel Herrera CF
4. David Wright 3B 4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Wilmer Flores 2B 5. Andres Blanco 3B
6. Travis d’Arnaud C 6. Cody Asche LF
7. Michael Cuddyer RF 7. Domonic Brown RF
8. Ruben Tejada SS 8. Cameron Rupp C
9. Jacob deGrom RHP 9. Adam Morgan LHP

Series notes: The Phillies come in to this series as one of the hottest teams since the All-Star break at 21-12 and are not to be taken lightly. David Wright is the current leader for most home-run’s by a visiting player with 19.

The Return of Captain Wright

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He’s back.

Two word’s I did not think I would be saying at all this season when it comes to New York Metropolitan captain, David Wright. Once the prognosis was heard, it was hard to believe that David would make it back onto the field this year with hearing of so many other career’s cut short due to spinal stenosis (i.e. Lenny Dykstra).

But here he is, putting back on the jersey with the number 5 on the back, the proverbial C, not on the jersey but in everyone’s minds. The captain is back. Will he be the 3B we all grew to love? Will there be some growing pains? What will David Wright be upon returning to this line-up? Only time will tell, but for now its all excitement, hope and right in the thick of a pennant race. Welcome back Mr. Wright, we all missed you and cannot wait to see you trot out to third base tomorrow with glove in hand, ready to go.

Game Debrief 123 – Mets vs Rockies

It must have been the sweep sounds of Colorado in the rocky mountain air or just the power house that was the Metropolitan line-up this weekend. The New York Mets completed the series sweep of the Rockies this afternoon at Coors Field with a 5-1 win.

Wolverine himself, Logan Verrett put together a Matt Harvey-esque performance with only allowing 1 ER over 8 IP. Logan’s final line looked as such 8 IP 4H 8K 1BB. What a job by the spot starter who has bounced around from the Mets to the Orioles to the Rangers back to the Mets all within a short amount of time.

The Mets offense scored all of their runs within the first 3 innings, also with help of erratic pitching from Rockies SP, David Hale. With Anthony Recker at the plate, Hale threw back to back wild pitches allowing the Mets to score 2 runs.

The Mets travel to the city of brotherly love to visit the “Phightin Phils.” And queue Captain America’s theme song, as tomorrow marks the return of the face of the franchise, David Wright.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with Mets ace RHP Jacob deGrom (12-6, 1.98 ERA) being opposed by LHP Adam Morgan (4-4, 3.92)

Game Debrief – Game 122 Mets vs Rockies

Deja-vu? Nope, just another crazy game out at Coors Field.

It certainly has been an entertaining series to say the least and the Mets came out on top again with the same score as the previous night, 14-9, clinching the series win.

The Mets batted around the order in the third, scoring 8 runs led-off by a Juan Uribe dinger. The Mets went on to jump ahead to a 10 run lead, but at Coors Field that translates to about a two run lead.

The Rockies battled back to within 5 and the Mets needed to call upon their big bullpen guns again in Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia yet again to close the door.

The Mets close out the series Sunday at 4:10 PM EST as Logan Verrett (0-1, 2.82 ERA) is opposed by David Hale (3-4, 6.17 ERA)