Who’s the ‘or four’ (Braves?) that got shade.
“[The division’s] been what we expected. Three or four really good teams. Great lineups. Every time we go out, we’ve got to bring our ‘A’ game. We’ve just got to do more. We’ve got to put the whole thing together.” -Michael Conforto [MLB]
Narrator: He was. [As every pitcher in the league does.]
“If I were doctoring up the baseballs, I wouldn’t be throwing 86 mph sliders.” -Noah Syndergaard [New York Post]
Jerry Manuel: As a LHB, being able to look right should be good enough to play.
“I am about 25 percent better. I can look to the right, can’t look to the left or up and down very well still, so I wasn’t going to be any help today. It’s really frustrating.” -Brandon Nimmmo [New York Post]
The reason Vargas ‘schedule was derailed’ was to avoid having him pitch because he’s bad at pitching but sure.
“We have confidence in [Jason Vargas]. We have confidence in this team. We’re not going to be making drastic changes to our club after one bad inning of a start where he had a schedule that was derailed from the start of the season.” -Brodie Van Wagenen [MLB]
Asked what his expects from Jason Vargas were prior to his latest start.
“I expect Vargas.” -Mickey Callaway [Twitter]
Additional insight from our manager.
“[Jason Vargas’] just not getting outs at this point. That’s really all I can say.” -Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Play more dirty games please.
“It’s going to be a battle -- we’ve seen it already this year with every division opponent we’ve played. It’s going to be a battle and you’ve got to play clean games. We got away with some stuff.” -Mickey Callaway [MLB]
STOP, this is what mortals say.
“I’m not throwing the ball where I want.” -Jacob deGrom [MLB]
Love David and get where’s he’s coming from but let’s stay away from comparing ourselves with Tiger Woods for a variety of reasons.
”From what I know, there are a lot of similarities between what he and I have been through with our backs, so I kind of look at it through a different lens. To see him come full circle and win The Masters again, you have a little more respect and understanding for what he’s been through. It was pretty cool to see it.” -David Wright [SNY]
Performance Review Time: Steven Matz shows us how it’s done...
“I was just leaving the ball up in the zone and it was a poor effort tonight. I have been here before, so I know at this point I can come out of it. It’s not going to define me or define the season or anything. I just have to wash it and move forward. -Steven Matz [New York Post]
...another great response, ‘I was so bad I couldn’t judge why I was bad’...
“Unfortunately, I really wasn’t out there long enough to really evaluate what was wrong or what wasn’t.” - Jason Vargas [MLB]
...umm...what would you say you do here?
“I don’t think there’s a set plan of like, ‘This is going to be Jess’ position or role. We’ve kept it pretty broad, encompassing everything from sports/health performance to the technology to player development to player analysis. It’s as broad as I feel like it can be, because honestly I want to sit in on all of those meetings and learn all of it, and then figure out where I can contribute the best.” -Jessica Mendoza [MLB]
Mets Tweet of the Week
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“Analytics. Why do you need a field manager or bench coach??? Just put a nerd in the dugout with a laptop. The game is not fun anymore.” -metsManiac
AA Quote of the Week
“Hot take. It is my opinion that the New York Mets should sign Dallas Keuchel. This is my opinion because the New York Mets do not have five good starting pitchers. The team would most likely win more baseball games with Dallas Keuchel on their roster. Thank you.” -zoddie