Maybe I’m mis-reading Harvey but I think he wants to talk about his first game out of the bullpen.
”No chance. Zero chance. I have nothing to say to you guys. [He was asked why not] I dont fucking want to.” –Matt Harvey [Twitter]
Death of Humble Harvey?
”On a scale of 1 to 10, obviously I’m at a 10 with being pissed off. My performance hasn’t been there, and I just have to do whatever I have to do to get back in the starting rotation. Right now, that’s go to the bullpen and work on some things, get things back to where I need to be.” –Matt Harvey [MLB]
Yeah but consistently good, right?...RIGHT?!
”It’s a rollercoaster, but you don’t want it to be so high and so low. You want to be more consistent. With it being early, we’re working on that. I think we’re going to be more consistent as we go.” –AJ Ramos [MLB]
Hold onto your butts.
”Unfortunately, it kind of comes in bunches. We can’t let it get to that point again. We’ve got to iron it out. Usually, we pick each other up. One guy has a rough game, you’ve got another guy coming in and saving his butt. We’ve just put them together in the wrong spots.” –Jerry Blevins [MLB]
Let the man golf!
“In previous seasons, one of the things I did when I wasn’t going well was to play golf. This year, I’m not playing golf. With golf, I had to keep my hands inside and keep watching the ball in order to hit it well. I think that helped me.” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Times]
You think the ’86 Mets needed to told what they could or couldn’t do away from the field…alright bad example.
“Golf is like anything else: If he does it the right way, is smart about it — off days, a day when we come in and we’re not taking B.P., and it doesn’t fatigue him or affect baseball — then guys can do what they want away from the field.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Times]
How did Wheeler pitch…
“Wheeler was OK.” –Mickey Callaway [Newsday]
…I’m going to need a second opinion.
“Pretty bad.” –Zack Wheeler [Newsday]
So ‘mentality’ mostly means Elite Control.
”We all know they have the stuff. The thing that separates [Max] Scherzer from anybody else is his mentality, not his stuff. … It’s the mentality that’s going to make you a consistent pitcher.” – Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Why not both?
“This isn’t about one person, it’s about 25 guys and the whole organization, so we’re going to do what we need to win games. This isn’t extended spring training where we are going to pick and choose our spots to develop a guy. We are not trying to develop anything here, we are trying to win games.” –Dave Eiland [New York Post]
That’s one word for St. Louis’ challenge of Jay Bruce’s home run.
“It was a little bit interesting,” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]
Wonder what the ‘old low’ is?
“I’ve hit a few home runs in my career and I’ve never gotten close to missing a base. That would be a new low for me. I did not expect [the challenge] to happen, but everybody has their reasons, I guess. They felt like they needed to challenge it.” –Jay Bruce [New York Post]
Requisite ‘I’ll be there for you.’
“I’ll never get used to [being on the bench]. You never get used to it. I don’t think that [anybody] wants to be on the bench. Everybody wants to be out there. But I contribute to the team and that’s what’s important. I know that I can help the team win, so I’ve got to stay ready for whenever I’m playing.” –Wilmer Flores [New York Post]
One rain out and one off day means let’s see how some Mets picked out their fiancés’ engagement rings.
“It was fairly easy. I’m picky but I knew what she liked and which cut she liked. I knew what she preferred. I had hints that we had talked about before. I actually found it quite fun.” –Brandon Nimmo [Mets]
“She has to wear that thing every day. I wanted her to really like it so I made sure of what she wanted before I got it.” –Steven Matz [Mets]
“I told her I didn’t want a guessing game.” -Paul Sewald [Mets]
We all want that too…unless you’re being a cocky young man.
”The game just kind of sped up there on me. I’m really frustrated. I want to go out there and pitch well, and I’m not doing that.” –Steven Matz [MLB]
Mets Tweet of the Week
Following his dash home to score the go-ahead run, Robert Gsellman said he's definitely the Mets' fastest pitcher -- and that Noah Syndergaard isn't close.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 21, 2018
Syndergaard's response: pic.twitter.com/gK57jmzbGi
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“According to Calloway, Harvey is “Handling it like a man” referring to his demotion!?! According to the article he’s noticeably pissed, won’t talk to the media, ‘wore a hood over his head, rarely offering any expression other than a glower.’ Sounds like a child to me. No one to blame for his demotion but himself. Its great watching a cocky young man being humbled before our eyes.” -Tmbg99
AA Quote of the Week
“To be fair, it was hard to tell if Bruce stepped on first when his foot was covering the entire bag.” -Pleasedontgethurt