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Amazin Avenue Oct 16, 2019
Seth Lugo was the Mets’ most reliable relief pitcher (again) in 2019

Seth Lugo was the Mets’ most reliable relief pitcher (again) in 2019

Photo by Rich Schultz/ In his first season exclusively as a reliever, Lugo excelled in a high-leverage role. Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote that Seth Lugo was the most reliable reliever for the Mets in 2018. One year later, I find myself writing the exact same thing about this season. Much like last year, the Mets made moves in an attempt to reinforce the bullpen around him—this year it was the signings of Jeurys Familia and Justin Wilson and the acquisition of Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners. Also like last year, that attempt to reinforce the bullpen ended mostly in...
Rising Apple Oct 9, 2019

Mets Exit Interview: Jeurys Familia reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law

We take a look back at Jeurys Familia’s 2019 season with the New York Mets which reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law where whatever can go wrong will. The Jeurys Familia reunion didn’t go as the New York Mets planned. Only a few months after trading him to the Oakland Athletics, the Mets brought him back […] Mets Exit Interview: Jeurys Familia reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Oct 8, 2019
Wilmer Font could not capitalize on his opportunity with the Mets

Wilmer Font could not capitalize on his opportunity with the Mets

Photo by Elsa/ The Mets wanted to Baskerville in the glow of an improved bullpen, but things went to Helvetica. In early May, the Mets’ pitching staff was a little banged up. Steven Matz and Jason Vargas were both dealing with ailments, and Justin Wilson and Jeurys Familia were both on the injured list. With the team needing a spot starter who could also throw out of the bullpen, the Mets decided to make a small move to acquire Wilmer Font from the Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Neraldo Catalina. Font was not the boldest acquisition, but he was a somewhat interesting piece....
Rising Apple Oct 1, 2019

Mets Once in a Lifetime Moment: Jeurys Familia starts a game

In a once in a lifetime New York Mets moment, noted relief pitcher Jeurys Familia actually started a game on October 1, 2012. On October 1, 2012, New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia did something rare. The noted closer stepped on the mound against the Miami Marlins earlier than we’re used to. On this day, […] Mets Once in a Lifetime Moment: Jeurys Familia starts a game - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Sep 29, 2019
Mets Morning News for September 29, 2019

Mets Morning News for September 29, 2019

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets shut out the Braves 3-0 and Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run of the season, breaking Aaron Judge’s record for most home runs ever in a single season by a rookie. Steven Matz pitched six scoreless innings and earned his eleventh win, finishing out the season over .500. Rene Rivera snapped a scoreless tie in the third inning with a two-run homer to help lift the Mets to victory. Jeurys Familia and Brad Brach each logged a scoreless inning of relief and Edwin...

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