The 2013 NY Mets

Last nite’s win felt like a peek into next season when we can lean on the next generation of Mets.

First Matt Harvey tossed another great game. Despite not having his best stuff he battled all the way to post a line of 2R, 6H, 2BB, 6K in 6.1 IP. 

Never mind the Phillies crappy year it’s a notch on the youngster’s belt to beat Philly and to do it when he’s not on the top of his game is yet another valuable learning experience for the rookie. 

Obtw Harvey continues to RAKE as he picked up another hit and RBI and his avg now sits at .462 which means he’s currently batting more than 3x  higher than Jason Bay.

The Second Met of 2013 is longtime BMF favorite Lucas Duda who was 2-4 with his 1st HR since being recalled and he added a SB for good measure.

I don’t know how Duda got his confidence back but he looks great right now. He was sorta middling in the minors.  Certainly didn’t find any hot streak or rediscover his stroke down there but he sure has hit the ground running looking like the dangerous Duda we all know and want to love. 

As I said it’d be nice to finish in 3rd but so long as Lucas is back on track to become a big bopper next year BMF is happy. 

9 Responses to “The 2013 NY Mets”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Agree it was a nice peek into 2013. Not sure what you’re talking about with Harvey not having great stuff. I saw him mowing down the Phillies for most of the first five innings after a bit of a slow start in the 1st.

    I’ve been a big fan of Duda even when somebody was telling me his line drives to left field were because he was always late on fastballs. I’m hoping he feels more comfortable in LF because I think his fielding was affecting his hitting.

    I’m usually pessimistic with my favorite teams, but with Dickey, Niese and Harvey in the rotation and the possibility Gee and Santana could come back healthy, the starters should be good again.

    With Ike, Murphy, Tejada and Wright the Mets have an above-average offensive infield. If Duda, Baxter and Shoppach are solid, the team could be much better offensively. Of course, they still need a RH power-hitting OF, but OF is the easiest position to fill.

    Heck, even the bullpen has been much better lately, but that’s always a year-to-year proposition. But I’m going to say it first that this team will win a wild card spot next year, finishing 2nd behind the Nationals in the East.

  2. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Jake,

    You need to see a.doctor and get back on your meds!

    WILDCARD?

  3. BlondiesJake Says:

    FMFR, it boils down to finding one big RH bat and catching the bullpen lightning in a bottle. I think it will happen.

  4. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    I like to think of myself as an optimist, especially where the Mets are concerned, but I don’t see the scenario as quite as optimistically as BJake here. Agree that the starting pitching and infield is in pretty good shape, but disagree that any of the outfield positions are really set. Baxter has zero power; Duda is a dreadful defensive outfielder and a work-in-progress batter. I think we are at least TWO big bats away. Plus the whole bullpen lightning in a bottle thing. I’m also not sold on Shoppach quite yet. I don’t disagree that this team could improve enough to be a wild card team by next year, but not unless they make some significant free agent moves to right these deficiencies. I don’t think the answers are all down on the 2013 farm. Love to see the Wilpons spend some cash.

  5. JoMama Says:

    Wow, so much optimism. Same team, same staff, same results. We’re a .500 team for the next two years until we spend some cash. You can’t compete in this game w/out some FA signings and we all know that costs $ the Wilpons won’t spend.

    Way to get out of that jam for Niese BTW.

  6. JoMama Says:

    Thole sucks all around.

  7. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    correction: Baxter evidently didn’t see my earlier email. He apparently does not have zero power.

  8. OptimistBlondiesJake Says:

    So much for 36 straight wins to end the season.

  9. rj Says:

    Thole has been disappointing. So much for winning the batting title he won for the B Mets. Which goes to show what you do in the mionors aint worth squat..

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