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What Can the Mets Do to Make a Run in the Second Half?

By Dave Mills For the past six weeks, we have witnessed an interesting transformation of what appeared to be a team going in the wrong direction during the prior six weeks. Even though the entire Mets universe had high expectations for Matt Harvey, he has managed to exceed.  Bobby Parnell has established himself as a [...]

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Fixing the Mets will take more than Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Dave Mills With a little more than a third of the season in the rear view mirror, even intrepid loyalists are losing interest in the current incarnation of the New York Mets. Fannies in the seats, SNY viewers and WFAN listeners are dwindling as rapidly as the hair on Sandy Alderson’s pate. And when [...]

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Daniel Murphy catching fire for cold Mets offense

The New York Mets offensive woes have continued as the team sits 2-4 on their current seven-game road trip.  The Mets are hitting just .230 over those six games and have have scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games and in 15 of their last 21 games.  All this despite the fact that [...]

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Mets avoid arbitration with Daniel Murphy, so what's next for #28?

At times Daniel Murphy looks like the kind of guy that can make a serious run at leading the league in hitting.  He goes through stretches where it seems like he never has a bad at-bat and is at the very least a tough out for every opposing pitcher he faces.  In 2011 he actually [...]

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Mets use ‘home-grown’ formula help to even series with Cubs

The New York Mets went with their all ‘home-grown’ line-up this afternoon and picked right up where they left off late Friday night, only this time they didn’t come up short against the Chicago Cubs. #Mets Saturday lineup vs. Cubs: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Davis-1B, Duda-RF, Valdespin-LF, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Gee-RHP July 7, 2012 12:12 pm via [...]

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Daniel Murphy continues to come through when it counts

Daniel Murphy has had his ups and downs at the plate this season for the New York Mets, but the second basemen has been reliable when it counts.  The 27-year-old proved once again last night that when the pressure is on, he’s at his best. With the bases full of Mets in the home half [...]

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New York Mets secondbaseman Daniel Murphy is scorching hot, but don’t act surprised

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy tied a career-high four hits during the clubs 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Murphy, who came a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle, joked with reporters following the game, saying, “I’m not getting it unless they let me hit from second base in this [...]

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WAIT! I Think Murphy Just Homered Again

Wow.  I guess this team woke up today, lead by Daniel Murphy finally breaking out of his home run slumber.  Prior to today Daniel Murphy went 352 at bats (and 273 this season) without a homer.  After he finally slugged his first of the year, he liked it so much, he did it again in [...]

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Lucas Duda is Heating Up at the Plate

During yesterday afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, New York Mets right fielder Lucas Duda blasted a two-run homerun in the top of the fifth inning to give the Mets a lead they would not relinquish.  The two-run jack was his team-leading 10th home run of the season and fifth over his last eight [...]

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