Heath ASG Rant

22 Responses to “Heath ASG Rant”

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

    Good to see Heath back. Good to see anybody back, for that matter. 2nd half starts tonight.

  2. foxster Says:

    let’s hope that our Mets will continue to be respectable. over the past few weeks they have shown their fans that they are able to play at a higher level then anyone expected. starting pitchers have shown they can compete with any other mound staff in baseball. the one problem that really hurts is their inability to be consistent in scoring runs. these extra inning and walk off losses can sap team morale very quickly. at any rate, the second half of the 2013 season is upon us, so LET’S GO METS!

  3. foxster Says:

    let’s hope that our Mets will continue to be respectable. over the past few weeks they have shown their fans that they are able to play at a higher level then anyone expected. starting pitchers have shown they can compete with any other mound staff in baseball. the one problem that really hurts is their inability to be consistent in scoring runs. these extra inning and walk off losses can sap team morale very quickly. at any rate, the second half of the 2013 season is upon us, so LET’S GO METS!

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

    Not a good start to the second half– but at least they fought back a bit.

  5. foxster Says:

    oh well, hope does spring eternal. the irony is when they manage to score a bunch of runs, the opposition manages to outscore them, with a bunch of their own. maybe it’s this damned heat!

  6. FL Met Fan Rich Says:

    I don’t really care what they do for the second half of this year. It is a lost season. Hopefully we can finish ahead of the Marlins and save some face.

    However, they better not trade any of our young pictures in the bigs or on the farm now during this trading period.

    2O14 looks bright with Harvey, Wheeleer and watch out for Noah Syndergaard (in double A now).

    Be smart during this trading period and wait till 2014. Sandy gets no more passes and we better be on the upswing them.

    LETS GO METS

  7. foxster Says:

    too many lost seasons

  8. foxster Says:

    Monday’s night loss to the Brave is a prime example of the disheartening loss that seems to be repeated so many times this season. Dillon Gee’s excellent performance is negated by his team’s inability to support him with more then a single run. he wasn’t saddled with a loss, but he should have a win, rather then a no decision. I understand we can’t win them all, but a loss such as this really stings

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

    foxster: yes, it stings. But, it stings for one reason (actually, two: anytime they lose to the Braves, it stings) and that is that the game was so CLOSE!!! It was close because Dillon Gee is a quite talented young pitcher! And the team played so well behind him: Murph made a few nice picks at second, Quintanilla at SS, and Wright at third. As you say, they can’t score, which IS frustrating, but fixable. I’m thinking that here is a team with a lot of good young pitching and still more to come throughout their minor league system. They’ll need to add some FA outfield bats, but that is certainly do-able. And with all that payroll due to come off at the end of the year, it should happen this off-season. I’m excited for their near future. BTW, I was there last night, in the rain. It was a great game: lots of terrific fielding plays, lots of tension, a couple of memorable ABs– one by Simmons to start off the evening against Gee, and then an almost mirror by Quintanilla against Kimbrel in the 9th. Gee was terrific, as he has usually been lately. He had a no-no going through six, after all. Too bad Parnell picked tonight to blow the save, but you have to give a small assist there to Buck’s PB. Still, I prefer to see it as a hopeful sign, that they can hang in there against the Braves, chiefly on the strength of their pitching.

  10. foxster Says:

    Tuesday game was a great win for the Mets. if only for Bobby Parnell’s ability to shake off the blown save and set the Braves down in order for the 9th. I was very impressed with his breaking pitches two of the batters were simply over matched.
    an aside, my son was there last Sunday for bobble heads. he has an amazing collection. I keep saying, he’s the BobbleHead Champion of Northern NJ I wish I could attend a game. we used to go. together a lot, but my health no longer will permit it

  11. VisitingNYCBlondiesJake Says:

    Monday was tough. Mets didn’t help Parnell at all with positioning (shift on for McCann but Buck calling for outside pitches, Byrd playing in the Mo Zone for Gattis) or strategy (infield BACK up one run…play to win for goodness sakes, not not-to-lose which happened anyway).

    Tuesday excellent.

    Wednesday terrible but I went to game with my boys so enjoyed.

    Yesterday nice including Wheeler continuing to learn about pitching on big league level and the team rallying for runs after losing lead.

    Would be great to win series in DC and climb into 2nd place. And if you read Studious Metsimus, he lays out legit reasons why could win NL East. Hey we can dream right?

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

    BJake: glad to see you posting. Interesting to think about what’s possible in a best-case scenario, but man these losses in Harvey starts are real buzz killers.

  13. foxster Says:

    either a feast or a famine. yesterday when the Mets were scoring all those runs in the first game of the day/night double dip, I turned to my bitter half and said “watch it, with their bestest pitcher going in the second game, they’ll struggle to score any runs for him. I hated to be right, but that seems to be the Met’s history. if memory serves me, Tom Seaver had the same run support problem.

    Jake’s post jogged my memory. when I was a preteen, my dad and I used to attend all three New York Stadiums. he followed the Giants, while I was a rabid Dodger rooter. we used to go to damnYankee stadium to root for whatever team was playing the Damn Yankees. grandstand seats cost a buck and thirty five cents, while the subways cost fifteen cents.

    many years later, my son and I were driving from NJ to Shea. I recall the first game we say together was an “Old Timers Day” I got this terrific photo of Joe DiMaggio riding in a carriage with Willie Mays. Roy Campanella was there in a wheel chair and got a standing ovation. Joe Torre was the Mets Manager. Ralph Kiner came in on a hot air balloon and couldn’t wait to get away from it. in the regular game Maz hit one out. the Mets won that day. I met Ralph Branca in the stands and had a long conversation.

    we attended quite a few games at Shea, until my health problems made it impossible. now my son takes his daughters, first at Shea, now at Citi. my two daughters n ever had much interest in base ball, however the national game has a large tradition with our family. I cannot travel, but I have a huge screen TV so I can follow the action.

  14. foxster Says:

    This “lost weekend” has been an embarrassment with a capitol “E”! BAH HUMBUG!!

  15. Ike Says:

    Ike Davis. 5 LOB and we are only in the sixth. Send him down to AA this very moment.

  16. foxster Says:

    the light at the end of the tunnel has gone out.

  17. San Fran Says:

    This team is fun to follow. The youngsters are doing it! Finally. Lets go Mets!

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

    Amen, San Fran. And how great to see Flores get off to a hot start, in addition to all the other young players who have been playing well.

  19. SanFran Says:

    Are the umpires in this Dogders series on the Dogders payroll or what? The call strike three against Lagares and the strike zone for Hawkins last night (and Harvey the night before) have me thinking. I understand the occasional bad call but come on…

  20. Umpire should be accountable Says:

    I wonder what Chad Fairchilds terms of employment are with the Dodgers? Does Eric Cooper have a no trade clause? Do they have a special suite while on the road?

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

    Blimey! What happened to Brixton Met Fan’s post?

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