Your 2017 New York Mets: They’re dog tired.
"I'm very impressed with the way the whole team played, the way [Travis d'Arnaud] played. They rose up. They hung in there. They're dog tired. Pretty impressive game to win." –Terry Collins [MLB]
d’Arnaud continued: I’m not complimenting them, it’s literally unbelievable Montero didn’t give up any runs.
"[The bullpen] came in since the fifth? That's [11 1/3] innings of zero-run baseball? That's unbelievable." –Travis d'Arnaud [MLB]
The only person in the stadium happier than d’Arnaud was Keith.
"The emotions of the home run helped lift my legs a little bit." –Travis d'Arnaud [MLB]
How does it feel to hit three home runs in a Major League Baseball game?
“It felt good. I was hitting the ball well.” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Times]
Terry Collins manages his bullpen like there’s no tomorrow.
“I wanted to get [Fernando Salas] started and get him in games right away and this should help him out. I can’t worry about tomorrow. I’ve got to win tonight. We’ll see what happens [Monday].” –Terry Collins [New York Post]
I feel good with all Syndergaard’s pitches, too.
"I feel good with all my pitches right now. Slider, changeup, curveball, it doesn't matter the count. I feel like I can throw them in any scenario." –Noah Syndergaard [Mets]
Poor NL starting pitchers.
"[Noah Syndergaard] threw me one [fastball] my first time, I was like, 'Eeeh, coming in hot.'” –Edison Volquez [Mets]
But is he really good?
“[Noah Syndergaard’s] really good. He’s going to be really good. He’s going to stay really good. He brings a lot of things to the table.” –Terry Collins [New York Post]
I don’t think I ever heard a starting pitcher unironically say they were seeing the ball really well.
“I just went to the bat rack, grabbed my bat before [Terry Collins] could have an opportunity to even think about [taking me out] and I was out there ready to go. Plus, I’m seeing the ball really well, hitting-wise.” –Noah Syndergaard [New York Post]
‘Well, looks like Jake doesn’t have it tonight.’
/deGrom throws six innings and gives up two runs.
"Early on, I didn't have good command. After that, it's pitch by pitch. … It's about not thinking too far ahead and focusing on getting that guy out who's up at that time." –Jacob deGrom [Mets]
I think Cameron Rupp is very aware that he is a 6’2’’, 260lb man.
"I wasn't going to let [Asdrubal Cabrera] go out there. I'm not letting anybody get out there. They have to get through me. Good luck." –Cameron Rupp [Mets]
I don’t think Cabrera needed to qualify his statement. What Ramos did was bad, full stop.
“What happened last year, still last year, you know. I think when you hit a home run to win the game, it’s not like do something to make him feel like it was worse, so I was just enjoying the home run. What [Edubray Ramos] did today, was bad. You want to hit somebody, you make sure you throw the ball down, not at the head.” –Asdrubal Cabrera [New York Daily News]
The Jay Bruce NYC Redemption Tour continues.
“I want to be a good player, I want to help this team win. I believe we have a legitimate chance to win a World Series. I want to be one of the pieces of the puzzle. Fortunately we have a very, very deep team, a veteran team understand what it takes every single day. We can pass the baton, pass the baton and great things are going to happen. I have the ability to be a big part of that and I plan on it.” –Jay Bruce [New York Daily News]
Probably not exactly how he dreamed it would happen as a kid.
“[The 51s bullpen phone rang and Paul Sewald was told not to warm up but head over the dugout] I was like, that’s a little bit weird. I go down and P-Lo [manager Pedro Lopez] and Frank [Viola, the pitching coach], told me to pack my bags because I’m not pitching tonight and I’m going to New York.” –Paul Sewald [Newsday]
“I have got the FBI looking for the real Jose Reyes right now. He’s being held someplace.” –Terry Collins [New York Post]
Congratulations to Zack Wheeler. The amount of work he put in to get back on the mound after 2 ½ years between starts is amazing.
"It's a big weight off my shoulders, to be honest. You come back, and you don't know if you're going to be throwing as hard. You don't know if you're going to get guys out or get another win. It's nice to sort of achieve these small personal goals I've had since the start of spring training, really." –Zack Wheeler [ESPN]
AA Quote of the Week
“Conforto! (to the tune of Disney's Let it Go)
His name shined bright on his jersey tonight
Hitting leadoff for our team
a lineup configuration
that’s been Mets fan’s biggest dream
We keep on howling at this cowering Collins guy
"You gotta keep him in"; All the mets fan’s cry
"Just put him in
So we can see
a phenom become what we think he’ll be
He’s real, we feel
didn’t you know
Well, now you know!!!"
Let him go! Let him go!
can’t hold him back anymore
Turn the page and the play the core
I don’t care
what the veteran’s say
I never needed presents anyway…” – FlushtownFandom