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Rising Apple Oct 16, 2018

New York Mets: Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 roster

Jay Bruce finished the 2018 season much better than he began it. However, there’s no real fit for him nor was there at the beginning of his most recent stay with the team. At the end of a rough season, it’s easy to say Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 New […] New York Mets: Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 roster - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Oct 12, 2018
The Mets, Peter Alonso, and the cost of ignorance

The Mets, Peter Alonso, and the cost of ignorance

Just how much did the Mets cost themselves by not taking a look at Peter Alonso? Despite leading the minor leagues in home runs and RBIs, Peter Alonso didn’t get a callup in September. Instead, Dominic Smith and Jay Bruce got most of the first base reps down the stretch, as Alonso got set to go to the AFL. Predictably, this sent Met fans into a tizzy, prompting many arguments about whether this was the correct move or not. At its core, the debate here is straightforward. By not calling up Alonso and holding him down for a few weeks in 2019, the Mets will retain control over his age-31...
Rising Apple Oct 4, 2018

New York Mets outfield report cards for the 2018 season

School is out of session. It’s time to give the New York Mets outfielders of 2018 some grades on how they performed. The New York Mets were supposed to compete in 2018 with more quality outfielders than outfield positions. The plan was Yoenis Cespedes in left field, Jay Bruce in right field, and a combination of […] New York Mets outfield report cards for the 2018 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Sep 23, 2018
It rained runs (and, actually rain) in the Mets’ finale against the Nationals

It rained runs (and, actually rain) in the Mets’ finale against the Nationals

Smell ya later, Natinals. The Mets closed out the season series against the Nationals with a win this afternoon in Washington, 8-6. With the Nationals mathematically eliminated with yesterday’s win, the Mets took the series three games to one, and completed their road games for the season. The day started off with back to back singles by Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil. After an one-out double steal put both runners in scoring position. A Jay Bruce sacrifice fly put the Mets on the board with their first run. Steven Matz started for the Mets, and has had better starts. In the first two...
Amazin Avenue Sep 23, 2018
Mets muster only one hit in falling to defeat in Washington

Mets muster only one hit in falling to defeat in Washington

Austin Voth and four relievers stifled the Mets’ offense in a Nationals victory. It seemed like a promising start when Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce drew back-to-back walks off of Nationals starter Austin Voth—making his second career start—with two outs in the bottom of the first. However, little did one know that this would represent the Mets’ best threat of the night, as the team would muster only one hit in a lackluster 6-0 defeat. Corey Oswalt got the start in place of the shut-down Zack Wheeler, and acquitted himself relatively nicely. Oswalt surrendered a double to Victor...
Amazin Avenue Sep 22, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 9/22/18

Open Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 9/22/18

Corey Oswalt gets the start in Mets’ penultimate 2018 meeting with the Nationals. Mets Lineup Amed Rosario - SS Brandon Nimmo - RF Michael Conforto - LF Jay Bruce - 1B Todd Frazier - 3B Austin Jackson - CF Kevin Plawecki - C Jack Reinheimer - 2B Corey Oswalt - RHP Nationals Lineup Victor Robles - CF Trea Turner - SS Bryce Harper - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Matt Wieters - C Wilmer Difo - 2B Austin Voth - RHP Broadcast info TV: WPIXRadio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
Amazin Avenue Sep 22, 2018
deGrom all but nails down the Cy Young as Mets eliminate Nationals

deGrom all but nails down the Cy Young as Mets eliminate Nationals

deGrom lowered his ERA to 1.77 and the Mets gave him enough run support to earn the win. Jacob deGrom broke another record tonight. His 23 consecutive quality starts are the most in a single season. This time, he got a win to show for it, as the Mets defeated the Nationals 4-2 in Washington. In a rather shocking turn of events, deGrom was granted the lead before he even took the mound. The Mets got to Joe Ross with a run in the top of the first, thanks to an Amed Rosario double and a Jay Bruce single that put them on the board. deGrom put up a zero in the bottom of the frame, striking out...
Amazin Avenue Sep 22, 2018
Mets Morning News for September 22, 2018

Mets Morning News for September 22, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was as perfect a night as the Mets have had all season. Facing their hated rivals, the Mets not only eliminated the Nationals from playoff contention, but also got their ace, Jacob deGrom a much-needed win to bolster his Cy Young chances. While deGrom pitched brilliantly as usual, the Mets finally gave him the run support to back it up. Jay Bruce lead the way as the Mets put up four runs, which was more than enough for deGrom, who gave up a mere one run in seven innings of work. The Mets won 4-2...
Amazin Avenue Sep 21, 2018
Final Score: Mets 4, Nationals 2—Cy You Later

Final Score: Mets 4, Nationals 2—Cy You Later

The Mets gave Jacob deGrom some run support for once! The day after the Mets tagged Max Scherzer for three runs, Jacob deGrom had a chance to make a statement. And he made a statement. He went seven innings, giving up just one run on three hits and striking out eight Nationals in the process. The Mets jumped out to an early lead in the first. Amed Rosario doubled to lead off the game. Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto made two quick outs after that, but Jay Bruce—who went on to have a big night at the plate—reached out and poked a single to left, scoring Rosario to put the Mets on the...
Amazin Avenue Sep 21, 2018
Mets Morning News for September 21, 2018

Mets Morning News for September 21, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce erupted on Max Scherzer offerings to help Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young case and Mickey Callaway blew up on home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn as the Mets pulled out a 5-4 victory in 12 innings over the Nationals. Conforto and Bruce launched back-to-back homers off the Nats ace in the third for a 3-0 lead. Bruce tagged on an RBI single in the top of the eighth before Washington rallied against Anthony Swarzak to tie things up at four in the bottom half of the inning. The score...
Amazin Avenue Sep 20, 2018
Final Score: Mets 5, Nationals 4 — Mick Fury

Final Score: Mets 5, Nationals 4 — Mick Fury

The Mets roughed up Max Scherzer on their way to a game one victory. With the division out of reach, the Mets’ biggest goal going into this game against the Nationals was to extend Jacob deGrom’s lead in the ERA race. They did manage to score three runs against Scherzer in seven innings of work, ultimately winning game one by the score of 5-4. The three runs that the Mets scored off of Scherzer came on back-to-back home runs by the surging duo of Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce in the third inning. Just for good measure, Jay Bruce tacked on an insurance run in the top of the eighth on...
Amazin Avenue Sep 20, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 9/20/18

Open Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 9/20/18

Copy this thread and edit the copy. Nationals lineup Victor Robles - CF Trea Turner - SS Bryce Harper - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Juan Soto - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Matt Wieters - C Adrian Sanchez - 2B Max Scherzer - RHP Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Jeff McNeil - 2B Michael Conforto - RF Jay Bruce - 1B Dominic Smith - LF Brandon Nimmo - CF Jose Reyes - 3B Kevin Plawecki - C Jason Vargas - LHP Broadcast info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
Amazin Avenue Sep 20, 2018
Wilmer Flores diagnosed with early onset arthritis in his knees

Wilmer Flores diagnosed with early onset arthritis in his knees

His 2018 season is finished. Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with early onset arthritis in both knees and is done for the season. Mickey Callaway acknowledged that he is unsure what this means for Flores’s future. The injury brings an end to a season in which Flores played in 126 games and hit .267/.319/.417 in 386 at-bats while posting a 102 wRC+ and a 0.5 fWAR for the New York Mets. He primarily started at first base but has seen his playing time at the position diminish since Jay Bruce returned from the disabled list. Since the beginning of September, Flores has hit .207 (6-for-29)...
Amazin Avenue Sep 19, 2018
Mets shut out by Phillies as Syndergaard struggles

Mets shut out by Phillies as Syndergaard struggles

The Mets lost the series finale in Philadelphia in uninspiring fashion. With the way the Mets have played over the past few weeks, it wouldn’t be fair to say they’ve been mailing it in. But if you’ve been mailing it in as a fan, well, you didn’t miss much in the team’s loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night. In the last meeting between the two teams in 2018, the Mets just didn’t do much. Aside from Amed Rosario, who went 3-for-4 and is now hitting .260/.298/.393 on the season, the offense just didn’t do much. Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, and Brandon Nimmo had one hit apiece, but...
Amazin Avenue Sep 19, 2018
Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 9/19/18

Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 9/19/18

The Mets play the Phillies for the last time this season. Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Jeff McNeil - 2B Michael Conforto - LF Jay Bruce - 1B Todd Frazier - 3B Brandon Nimmo - RF Austin Jackson - CF Tomas Nido - C Noah Syndergaard - RHP Phillies lineup Cesar Hernandez - 2B Rhys Hoskins - 1B Roman Quinn - CF Carlos Santana - 3B Wilson Ramos - C Odubel Herrera - LF Aaron Altherr - RF J.P. Crawford - SS Zach Eflin - RHP Broadcast info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050

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