Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

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Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:05 am

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Well seeing as how NYM bats scored a whopping total of 7 runs combined off that other team's three worst starters, all they did was put themselves in a situation where they have to
salvage the series, hell, the the season, against their best starter.

Matz vs Luis Severino
Severino [9 -5; 3.32; 1.11 in 23 starts] had given up one run or less five straight starts [3 runs total on 21 hits over 32.2 IP] before getting blitzed by the BoSox in his last one.
Mainly he got wild in one inning then served up a 3R HR to Andrew Benintendi. Then, a couple innings later, he gave up a few hits and served up a 3R HR to Andrew Benintendi
Problem is, we don't have Andrew Benintendi on our team. We also don't do 3R HRs. Plus we don't really like hitting in general and we're not too keen on walks lately either.

But, hey, we got Matz going backed up by a stellar bullpen so no problems (ugh)
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby MFS62 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 am

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You can't lose two games in a row (or any time for that matter) to a guy named Didi.
You just CAN'T!

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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:08 am

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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Ashie62 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:18 am

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Win one, pleez.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Centerfield » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:28 am

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Fuck these Mets.

I'll be glad when this season is over. I can't remember being so disappointed in a Mets team.

I know there were injuries and shit but this team looks so dickless and weak.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:34 am

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Meh®, I can't muster up any anger towards a baseball team this year with all
the other horse shit going on in the world. I gave up early this year, so maybe
I'm just more emotionally disconnected than in years past.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Centerfield » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:40 am

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Sure. I gave up on the season a while ago. But coming into this series, I thought maybe if they beat the MFYs and put their division hopes to bed, maybe we can get some small sense of joy from this season.

Lackluster play. Shitty hitting. Really. Just fuck these guys.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:59 am

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d'Kong76 wrote:I gave up early this year, so maybe I'm just more emotionally disconnected than in years past.


That's pretty much where I am. I've been pretty much observing the Mets from a distance since they went to California in June.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:14 am

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I'm watching but don't feel much. When I can't watch I have Mets Fast
Forward
recorded automatically if I want. My level of true interest and
passion for the Mets is at an all time low. For me to be in 'fuck 'em' mode
I'd have to care first and really I don't care this year.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:02 am

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Yeah same. They haven't played well enough or exciting enough to earn much admiration. I think that's what the club is missing: some excitement. There's hardly anyone beyond deGrom who makes you say "he's fun to watch."

We need Shinjo or something.

I'm blaming it all on Cabrera today since he's still here but was the first one who asked out.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:15 am

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I think we're also aware of how absorbed we were in the Mets last year and the year before at this point in the season. I very much hope that the Mets do something over the winter that gives us renewed hope for the 2018 season. Maybe they can sign Vince Coleman and Bobby Bonilla?

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 am

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Wonder what Juan Samuel is up to these days.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Chad Ochoseis » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:40 am

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Centerfield wrote:I know there were injuries and shit but this team looks so dickless and weak.


Now I'm wondering when the last time was that the Mets had a dick. Without looking, I think it was Tidrow, sometime around 1980.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Chad Ochoseis » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:49 am

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote: There's hardly anyone beyond deGrom who makes you say "he's fun to watch.


Eh, Conforto. Also Rosario. Probably Dom Smith, though I've been away and haven't had a chance to actually see him. Even Flores when he's swinging well.

2009 felt worse than this, when we had plenty tied up with non-performing veterans who weren't going anywhere. If Syndergaaard and Céspedes healthy next year, the team can still be competitive in 2018.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:14 pm

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I'm also hoping for a quick bounceback year. The fact is, the Mets have never really had one of those, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:22 pm

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I've BEEN trying to do the joy-in-the-little-things thing-- enjoy the rookies, read way too much into hairstyle changes, spoil the teams we like least, etc.-- since midway into June or so, but this team mostly refuses to cooperate. Even guys like Smith and Rosario haven't yet proven to be the fun-to-watch kind of young'in.

Outside of Conforto and deGrom, it's been way too real, in a year where we REALLY could have used a mental amusement-park ride for a few hours a night.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:31 pm

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I'm with you on 2009 being worse -- way worse -- but just so uninspired by this group. JUst about everyone given a chance to shine didn't run with it, and the lineup probably had too many Veterans Who Know How To Play This Game to make it any fun.

Gimme an Angel Pagan. Give me an undersized Red Ass who starts fights. Enough with Neil Walker and his sensible second-generation baseball reliability.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:36 pm

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:Gimme an Angel Pagan. Give me an undersized Red Ass who starts fights. Enough with Neil Walker and his sensible second-generation baseball reliability.


Or a knuckler, even a terrible one. An ambidextrous thrower. Hell, give me a red-ass IDIOT, even. I need some relief here, even if it's comic relief. If we're going to be shit, let's be Valdys, not Walkers.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:04 pm

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We have a terrible knuckler. Mickey F. Jannis. He's been in AA and can't seem to buy a promotion after three seasons up there, even though he's been kinda good this season and the Vegas rotation has been dramatically awful. He wears a single-digit number too, just the kind of weirdo who can make for some good copy down the boring, boring stretch.

Plus he looks like a guy born New Yorker/neighborhood guy. Delivers canned goods to your uncle's deli, works a little construction, talks a little too loud, and maybe knows something about where you can get some action but you didn't hear it from him. You know when he's bullshitting, which is almost always, because his hands always go to his face.

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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:09 pm

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Yeah well you figure that the only player, beside deGrom and mostly Conforto, to give us a season as good or better than we had a right to expect was probably Bruce, and even he was a guy who
fans were expecting, if not flat-out anticipating, would be gone practically from the moment he got here, so it was kind of tough to get too invested.
Almost everyone else either missed large chunks on the DL, or they underperformed, or had one foot out the door, and sometimes several of the above.

And then of course the exciting part of this team was supposed to be the starting pitching where, as I tallied last week, only deGrom among the seven top starters has appeared in more games than 'Other'.

It all adds up to not being a real warm and fuzzy bunch.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby MFS62 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:10 pm

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This team takes me back to the days when I would tune in to watch Kingman or Foster at bats, then as soon as they were over I would tune out because nobody else in the lineup was capable of doing anything to excite me.
I feel that way now about Rosario and Conforto and maybe Smith will soon find his way to that list. But, Dammit, Terry, bat Rosario second or third and Conforto right after him, so I don't have to suffer dynamic ennui during the at bats between them.
In the meantime, I'll root. Hard. But its a struggle.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby G-Fafif » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:17 pm

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Granderson RF
Cabrera 2B
Conforto CF
Cespedes LF
Smith 1B
Rosario SS
d'Arnaud C
Reynolds 3B
Matz P

No official word on who Reynolds replaces on roster, though McGowan was mentioned as packing his bags last night.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby G-Fafif » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:23 pm

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Reyes to DL, so that's Reynolds.

Still figuring out Flores, with Cecchini lurking.
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Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:42 pm

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Gardner LF
Hicks CF
Judge RF
Sanchez C
Gregorius SS
T. Frazier 3B
Austin 1B
Torreyes 2B
Severino P

Re: Last Chance IGT - 8/17/17 Yanx @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:19 pm

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I was looking forward to seeing deGrom starting at 3rd or some other such machinations.
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