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July 1st, 2011

When the Mets were 5-13 and we were all accepting our fates as the punch line of New York, not one of us die hards was looking forward to this July version of the Subway Series. We all pretty much assumed the Yankees would be running away towards another 90+ win season (they are), and the Mets would be in the middle of a fire sale, already looking towards 2012 (They are not!).

Here we go again with the Subway Series in July, and believe it or not it actually means something for the Mets!

Instead, the Amazins are shocking the city and making a push to get in the wild card race as we approach the All-Star break. Coming off a great 4-2 road trip against two first place teams, the Mets now come home for a Subway Series that has a lot more juice than we thought it would have. And this is not JUST a weekend for bragging rights- these games are huge for the orange and blue and their standing in the National League as well.

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May 22nd, 2011

For two hours it looked like the Mets would beat the Yankees in a rubber game at Yankee Stadium, something they had never done in 8 tries. But a disastrous 8-run 7th inning that knocked Mike Pelfrey out of the game and gave Pedro Beato his first earned run gave the Yanks the lead for good in a 9-3 loss that got ugly quick.

Mike Pelfrey looked very good on Sunday at Yankee Stadium...until the 7th.

Pelfrey pitched very well for 6 innings and had a 3-1 lead, but it all fell apart for him in the 7th. Brett Gardner led off with a base hit up the middle that Big Pelf thought he should have had. He lost Chris Dickerson with a walk, then drilled Francisco Cervelli, who was trying to bunt, to load the bases. Derek Jeter came up, and one of the biggest Mets killers of all time did it again, driving home 2 to tie the game with a single up the middle.

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May 19th, 2011

Dillon Gee firted with a no-hitter, like so many Mets have before him. And, like so many Mets before him, Gee did not complete the no-no. But he did pitch a whale of a game, going 7 2/3 in a 1-0 Mets victory, allowing only 2 hits in earning his 3rd win of the season. After going 41 games without a shutout the Mets now have not allowed a run in two straight, as they swept the Nationals in the two game series and put up 18 zeros in the process.

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August 2nd, 2010

Note: this post appears in full at http://atmajors.com/2010-articles/august/stretch-run-forecast.html

With two months left before the end of the season, we’re basically in stretch run territory. Or the dog days, or where Men Prove That They’re Men or whatever you want to call it. We’re coming pretty close to the end of the season, is what I’m saying, and given that we’re through with the trade deadline (non-waiver, of course) most teams are fairly close to having geared up as best they can. So it seems like a good time to look at how the rest of this season could play out; which teams could get hot, which teams could fade, and which teams could, however improbably, disband after what could only be called a wild scandal involving copious amounts of cocaine and Mickey Tettleton. I figured the best way to do this was with power rankings of some sort, except that I don’t actually think power rankings are all that useful, so I ended up adopting the old Simmons technique of grouping teams together based on how I expect them to play the rest of the way.

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July 31st, 2010

This post appears in full here: http://atmajors.com/2010-articles/july/trade-deadline-winners-and-losers.html

Alright, I’m finally feeling well enough to be coherent for at least some amount of time longer than 140 characters. And just in time, as there was a pretty busy trading deadline that we just finished up with. Let’s take a quick look at the so-called Winners and Losers of the day, because everything in life is immutably binary. NO SHADES OF GREY ALLOWED IN PUNDITRY.

WINNERS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Yeeah! How bout them fellas, pickin up a good catcher in Chris Snyder for essentially nothing useful, and then flipping a couple of middling relievers (Octavio Dotel and Javier Lopez) for a handful of useful prospects in pitchers James McDonald and Joe Martinez and outfielders Andrew Lambo and John Bowker? Kudos to Neal Huntington for adding good pieces and sending away some of the organizational chaff.

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