2:17 PM EDT, Tue September 22, 2020
4 hours ago
An update on Jacob deGrom and the National League Cy Young race

An update on Jacob deGrom and the National League Cy Young race

Photo by Mike Stobe/ deGrom struck out fourteen last night, though his ERA went up slightly in the process. With fourteen strikeouts in a two-run, seven-inning performance against the Rays last night, Jacob deGrom was brilliant. The fact that the outing actually increased his ERA from 2.09 to 2.14 goes to show just how good he’s been this year and how spoiled he’s made Mets fans over the past several years. That leaves deGrom as one of seven pitchers who still at least has a real shot at winning the award. Yu Darvish ranks seventh in the National League right now with a 2.22 ERA, and...
5 hours ago
Mets Morning News for September 22, 2020

Mets Morning News for September 22, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets were back to their old ways in a Jacob deGrom start, as they mustered just one run in a 2-1 loss to the Rays in the series opener. Jacob deGrom was routinely brilliant, matching a career high with 14 strikeouts over seven innings. He did allow two runs as his ERA rose a tick up to 2.14, but he otherwise assuaged any fears following his short start last time out. On offense, Wilson Ramos collected two singles but was brutal behind the plate. Jeff McNeil picked up two...
6 hours ago
Jacob deGrom strikes out fourteen, but Mets’ offense falters in loss

Jacob deGrom strikes out fourteen, but Mets’ offense falters in loss

Photo by Mike Stobe/ deGrom was brilliant. The Mets’ lineup was not. If anyone ever asks you about the quintessential Jacob deGrom start, last night’s at Citi Field might be the best answer you can give. In seven innings of work, deGrom was dominant, as he racked up fourteen strikeouts to match his career high. Along the way, he gave up a couple of runs, one on a solo home run but the other on a sacrifice fly that was at least partially the result of the Mets’ defense missing an opportunity to record an out on the bases. On top of that, the Mets’ offense was most lifeless, with...
16 hours ago
Final score: Rays 2, Mets 1—deGrom electric, Mets lose anyway

Final score: Rays 2, Mets 1—deGrom electric, Mets lose anyway

Photo by Mike Stobe/ deGrom tied his career high in strikeouts. Jacob deGrom was electric, striking out fourteen as he gave up just two runs in seven innings of work, but the Mets scored just one run and lost. deGrom was electric out of the gate, blowing away the first three hitters he faced. His only flaws were the home run he allowed to Brandon Lowe in the fourth and a run he allowed on a sac fly in the second, the latter of which involved some mishaps by the Mets’ defense before that run scored. The Mets’ lone run came on an infield single by Jeff McNeil with the bases loaded, a...
19 hours ago
Open thread: Mets vs. Rays, 9/21/20

Open thread: Mets vs. Rays, 9/21/20

Photo by Steven Ryan/ The Mets begin their final home series of the season with their ace on the mound. Mets Lineup Brandon Nimmo - RF Jeff McNeil - LF J.D. Davis - 3B Dominic Smith - 1B Robinson Cano - 2B Pete Alonso - DH Amed Rosario - SS Guillermo Heredia - CF Wilson Ramos - C SP: Jacob deGrom Rays Lineup Yoshi Tsutsugo - DH Brandon Lowe - 2B Willy Adames - SS Nate Lowe - 1B Joey Wendle - 3B Manuel Margot - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF Brett Phillips - RF Mike Zunino - C SP: Pete Fairbanks First pitch: 7:10 PM EDTTV: SNYRadio: WCBS 880, 92.7 WQBU (Spanish) Don’t...
20 hours ago
Mets place Jake Marisnick on IL, call up Guillermo Heredia

Mets place Jake Marisnick on IL, call up Guillermo Heredia

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Marisnick has barely played this year because of injuries. The Mets have placed outfielder Jake Marisnick on the injured list with right hamstring tightness and called up outfielder Guillermo Heredia from their alternate site to take his place on the roster. If you’re not familiar with Heredia, he’s only been in the Mets’ organization since late August, when he was claimed by the team off waivers from the Pirates. In 1,119 plate appearances in the big leagues with the Mariners, Rays, and Pirates, Heredia has hit just .239/.317/.339 with an 83 wRC+. He’s...
Sep 21, 2020
A Pod of Their Own 2020 #Dollars4Dingers watch party and prize drawing event

A Pod of Their Own 2020 #Dollars4Dingers watch party and prize drawing event

Join us via Zoom on Saturday night while we watch Jacob deGrom’s final start of 2020 and draw prizes from our pool of folks who donated to our 2020 #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser! Thanks to the Mets hitting 36 home runs in the month of August (plus the game against the Yankees in September that was a makeup of an August contest), the 2020 #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser raised over $2,000 for local food banks from your combined pledges. We are once again blown away by the generosity of our listeners and the Amazin’ Avenue community. Last year, for our first #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser, we had...
Sep 21, 2020
From Complex To Queens: Villines Club 4-4-4-4 Life

From Complex To Queens: Villines Club 4-4-4-4 Life

This week, the team talks about bad luck, trades, and the draft. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. With the HMS Olympic colliding with a British warship and almost sinking- barely escaping the fate her sister ships would have- the team talks about the worst possible luck in a baseball context in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Next, the team discusses the...
Sep 21, 2020
Mets Morning News for September 21, 2020

Mets Morning News for September 21, 2020

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets game wasn’t good at all so instead I’ll point you towards the fire and smoke outside of Citi Field which were much more entertaining to watch. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday, Post. Old Friend and former tweeter Sandy Alderson is likely returning to the Mets front office in some capacity under the ownership of Steve Cohen. While SNY will most likely remain under control of the Wilpons, the Mets’ three minor...
Sep 20, 2020
Mets waste a Rick Porcello gem with offensive ineptitude and poor relief pitching

Mets waste a Rick Porcello gem with offensive ineptitude and poor relief pitching

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Smoke billowed out from behind Citi Field in the late innings—an apt metaphor for the end of the season. The Mets lost to the Braves 7-0, dropping two out of three in a key series which all but severed their tenuous ties to playoff contention. This game did not begin as a blowout. In fact, it began as an unexpected pitchers’ duel between Rick Porcello and Kyle Wright, who matched zeros through the first five innings. In the end, Porcello blinked first, giving up a solo homer to Ronald Acuna Jr. in the top of the sixth inning, the batter after he recorded his...
Sep 20, 2020
Final Score: Braves 7, Mets 0—Futility (and Fire) in Flushing

Final Score: Braves 7, Mets 0—Futility (and Fire) in Flushing

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Rick Porcello pitched his best game with the season hanging in the balance, but the Mets didn’t give him any run support. The Mets were shut out by the Braves 7-0 in a game they absolutely needed to win. Rick Porcello did his part, striking out ten Braves hitters over seven innings—a season high. The only run against him came on a Ronald Acuna Jr. solo homer that just sneaked over the wall into the front row seats in right field. But the normally mighty Mets offense could not break through against Kyle Wright, who pitched his best game as a major leaguer. He...
Sep 20, 2020
Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 9/20/20

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 9/20/20

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Mets look to take this weekend series from the Braves as Rick Porcello takes the mound in the rubber game. Mets lineup Brandon Nimmo - CF Michael Conforto - RF J.D. Davis - 3B Dominic Smith - 1B Robinson Cano - 2B Pete Alonso - DH Jeff McNeil - LF Andres Gimenez - SS Wilson Ramos - C Rick Porcello - RHP Braves lineup Ronald Acuna - CF Freddie Freeman - 1B Marcell Ozuna - DH Travis d’Arnaud - C Adam Duvall - LF Ozzie Albies - 2B Nick Markakis - RF Dansby Swanson - SS Austin Riley - 3B Kyle Wright - RHP Broadcast info First pitch: 1:10 PM...
Sep 20, 2020
Mets Morning News for September 20, 2020

Mets Morning News for September 20, 2020

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets bounced back from Friday night’s massacre to the tune of a 7-2 victory over the Braves. David Peterson pitched brilliantly, striking out a career-high ten batters and giving up just three hits and one run on an Adam Duvall solo homer over six innings of work. The Mets took the lead early with a two-run first inning. With a 3-1 lead in the seventh, Miguel Castro loaded the bases and Freddie Freeman was striding to the plate; it seemed like another one of those...
Sep 20, 2020
David Peterson strikes again (and again and again) against the Braves

David Peterson strikes again (and again and again) against the Braves

David Peterson pitched a great game against the Mets’ division rivals, the Atlanta Braves. | Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports David Peterson threw a gem of a start, and the Mets backed him up with seven runs for a big win against the Braves. The Mets needed a win in the worst way possible. With only 9 games left in this short season, they’ve had their backs against the wall for a little while now, and the laugher of a game they lost last night didn’t help. They needed to show that they could still do it, that they weren’t out of it yet. So they sent David Peterson up to the mound...
Sep 19, 2020
Final score: Mets 7, Braves 2—The Offense Strikes Back

Final score: Mets 7, Braves 2—The Offense Strikes Back

The Mets offense broke out tonight, scoring 7 runs. | Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports A strong start by David Peterson and an offensive outbreak gives the Mets a much needed victory. The Mets came back from an embarrassing loss last night with style. David Peterson gave the Mets a great performance, and the offense was able to build on that while the bullpen held it together for the last few innings. Peterson came out and pitched what was the game of his career thus far. In six innings, Peterson gave up only three hits and one earned run (an Adam Duvall solo home run) while striking out...