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Amazin Avenue 13 hours ago
Final Score: Nationals 6, Mets 1 — Break.

Final Score: Nationals 6, Mets 1 — Break.

The bullpen strikes again. The Mets ended their first half by dropping their finale against the Nationals 6-1 at Citi Field. After an afternoon where it looked like the Mets were going to hang in there against the Nats, the seventh inning saw the bullpen implode for the umpteenth time this year. Thank goodness we’ve got a few days to not watch the Mets. Corey Oswalt started for the Mets and looked pretty good over his five innings of work. Though only striking out one, Oswalt limited the Nats to two hits, no walks, and one run across 59 pitches. Seth Lugo relieved him, and pitched a...
Rising Apple 20 hours ago

Mets Trade Deadline: Every contender should go after Seth Lugo

Seth Lugo could help out just about every contender this season. The New York Mets need to remain open for a trade. Hopeful New York Mets fans who want to see the team stay as intact as possible for next season don’t want to see anyone under contract in 2019 get traded at this year’s […] Mets Trade Deadline: Every contender should go after Seth Lugo - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Jul 11, 2018

Mets should trade Seth Lugo to the Seattle Mariners

The Mets have yet to make a move, but one possible deal could send Seth Lugo to the west coast where he’ll find a new home with the Mariners. It’s possible that Seth Lugo‘s time with the New York Mets is coming to a close. He’s good and has many years left, but if the […] Mets should trade Seth Lugo to the Seattle Mariners - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Jul 11, 2018
Dueling debuts go in opposite directions for Mets and Phillies

Dueling debuts go in opposite directions for Mets and Phillies

The Mets came out on the short side again. Even though neither starting pitcher had any track record in the majors, it was not a complete surprise the way last night’s game unfolded with the Mets coming out on the losing side of the 7-3 score. While Seth Lugo sat in the bullpen, Drew Gagnon became the latest starter in a string of them that was called up to get the start over Lugo. Gagnon joined Chris Flexen and Corey Oswalt as starters this week and also joined them in not being effective. It all unraveled in the second inning when he deflected a ground ball off the bat of Nick Williams...
Amazin Avenue Jul 9, 2018
Player Meter: Pitchers, July 2-8

Player Meter: Pitchers, July 2-8

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. The top of the Mets’ rotation in Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler continues to shine. However, given Noah Syndergaard’s continued absence and Seth Lugo’s move back to the bullpen, the Mets have had to cobble together a back end of the rotation and it has not gone terribly well. Meanwhile, this week also featured two very poor performances from the bullpen, one of which resulted in blowing a five run lead. The main culprit in Tuesday’s loss to the Blue Jays was Anthony Swarzak, who faced...
Amazin Avenue Jul 5, 2018
Mets Morning News for July 5, 2018

Mets Morning News for July 5, 2018

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets An offensive fireworks display in the fifth inning helped the Mets earn a series split north of the border. The Mets scored five runs in the inning led by a two-run shot by Todd Frazier. This time the bullpen was able to preserve the lead with Seth Lugo doing the heavy lifting and Jeurys Familia nailing down the save. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, Post, Times Devin Mesoraco sat out the final game against the Blue Jays, and despite...
New York Post Jul 4, 2018
Balanced attack, solid bullpen work propel Mets past Jays

Balanced attack, solid bullpen work propel Mets past Jays

TORONTO — Seth Lugo’s role with the Mets can best be described as “tourniquet.” The right-hander admitted disappointment after he was shifted back to the bullpen from the rotation last week, but his two appearances since the switch have been instrumental in team victories. Wednesday night he followed Corey Oswalt’s abbreviated start with three strong...
Amazin Avenue Jul 4, 2018
Final Score: Mets 6, Blue Jays 3—Mets declare independence from losing

Final Score: Mets 6, Blue Jays 3—Mets declare independence from losing

The Mets defend America’s honor with a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets ended their quick trip to Canada on a high note with their 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays tonight. After a crushing defeat last night, the Mets rebounded to put together a good game on both sides of the ball. Corey Oswalt and Seth Lugo combined for seven innings to start the game, while only allowing three runs. The offense did almost all of its damage in the fifth inning as five runs came across to score before the dust settled. The most impressive of the Mets’ six hits that inning was Todd Frazier’s...
Rising Apple Jul 4, 2018

Mets: Seth Lugo will soon pass Noah Syndergaard in innings pitched

The second-tier players on the New York Mets are playing more than the stars they opened the season with. Soon enough, Seth Lugo will pass Noah Syndergaard in innings pitched. This is representative of a big problem for the 2018 New York Mets. Their stars aren’t playing and the second-tier guys are showcased a whole […] Mets: Seth Lugo will soon pass Noah Syndergaard in innings pitched - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Jun 30, 2018
Mets Morning News for June 30, 2018

Mets Morning News for June 30, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets and Marlins faced off in a battle of the National League’s worst teams. With Jacob deGrom a late scratch, the Mets fell apart, losing 8-2 to the Marlins. The Mets now have the least wins in the National League, while the Royals have the second least wins in the American League. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record. Seth Lugo has returned to the bullpen, where Mickey Callaway thinks he can be of most help to...
New York Post Jun 30, 2018

Seth Lugo caught off guard by Mets’ latest move in rotation

MIAMI — Seth Lugo fully understands the Mets’ bullpen predicament, but that didn’t make his removal from the rotation any easier on him Friday. “It caught me by surprise a little bit,” Lugo said before the Mets lost to the Marlins, 8-2, at Marlins Park. “I knew my last two starts weren’t what I wanted...
Amazin Avenue Jun 29, 2018
Jacob deGrom start moved to Saturday, Corey Oswalt to start tonight for Mets

Jacob deGrom start moved to Saturday, Corey Oswalt to start tonight for Mets

Jacob deGrom is dealing with “family issues” Jacob deGrom’s start tonight has been pushed back to tomorrow because of family issues, as the team announced. In his place, the Mets have called up Corey Oswalt to make his first major league start tonight against the Miami Marlins. The team has also opened Gerson Bautista back to Triple-A Las Vegas and moved Seth Lugo back to the bullpen full time. Oswalt has appeared in only one major league game in his career, pitching four-and-two-thirds innings out of the bullpen against the Cardinals on April 25 earlier this season. He pitched...
SNY TV Jun 29, 2018

Mets are sending Seth Lugo back to the bullpen

Seth Lugo's time in the Mets' starting rotation appears to be over. Lugo is heading back to the bullpen, with Corey Oswalt in the rotation.
Amazin Avenue Jun 26, 2018
With another loss, it appears that every Met game is a seamless continuum, mmhmm

With another loss, it appears that every Met game is a seamless continuum, mmhmm

At this point, just record a game and re-watch it each night. You’ll get the gist of the actual game. In a game that was essentially a carbon copy of any game over the past month, the Pirates topped the Mets 6-4. Luis Guillorme was played out of position at third base (with Jose Reyes at short, because it’s important to cater to the 35 year old utility infielder with a 47 wRC+), and multiple defensive gaffs cost starter Seth Lugo runs and pitches. Tyler Bashlor and Robert Gsellman each gave up runs in two inning stints. Jameson Taillon shut down the Mets for most of his start, while the...
Amazin Avenue Jun 25, 2018
Final Score: Pirates 6, Mets 4—It’s the same game on repeat

Final Score: Pirates 6, Mets 4—It’s the same game on repeat

Bad defense, bad hitting, and allowing home runs to the other team—your 2018 Mets in a nutshell. It was more of the same on Monday night, as the Mets fell 6-4 to the Pirates. Seth Lugo didn’t have his best stuff, but the defense was the much bigger problem. Two of the three runs Lugo allowed were unearned after errors by Luis Guillorme, and he had to work around a third error from Asdrubal Cabrera. Tyler Bashlor made his major league debut and flashed some impressive stuff, but he also displayed his temperamental control and allowed a two-run home run. Robert Gsellman allowed one final...

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