Your 2019 New York Mets: We’re right back in this thing.
“We’re right back in this thing.” -Jeff McNeil [MLB]
The Mets are flowing...
“I feel like we’re kind of flowing. We’re obviously still not where we wanted to be at this point, but you can’t worry about what’s happened. All you can do is keep on pushing forward. … If we continue to do that, we do have the personnel that can get to where we ultimately want to go, and that’s get into the playoffs and make a deep run.” -Mickey Callaway [MLB]
...they’re rolling and clicking.
“We’re rolling off some games, winning some ballgames. The hitting’s clicking, pitching’s clicking. Guys out on the field today made some amazing plays. Everything’s clicking right now, and we’re just rolling.” -Zack Wheeler [MLB]
Second opinion on if they’re clicking.
“Everything’s clicking together -- defense, offense and pitching. But the great thing about this team is we’ve always been positive. We’ve got a good chemistry here. I would say the difference is when you win, you get to celebrate.” -Robinson Cano [MLB]
Baseball really is that simple sometimes.
“We’ll just keep going about our business until we hear otherwise. We win series, we’re going to have a good shot to get back in this playoff situation.” -Todd Frazier [MLB]
IRL Noah was confident he wasn’t going to be traded...
“I don’t think anything is going to happen,” said Syndergaard, who is 5-1 with a 2.94 ERA over his past eight starts. “It’s getting kind of old,” he said. “But I guess it’s encouraging at the same time because I’m a hot commodity at some point.”
...on social media, he was a little less sure.
Marcus Stroman might love his home town.
“NEW YORK! Where I was born. Where my heart lies. Where my family resides. Crazy excited for this part of my journey. Some things were meant to be!” -Marcus Stroman [New York Post]
[This quote was after a start against the Yankees but his love for New York comes through]
“I love it, New York’s like the Mecca of the world. I love excitement. I love bright lights. I love competition. I love pressure. I’ve always loved pitching here, even though I haven’t always pitched fairly well here, I’ve always enjoyed it. Yankee lineups are brutal. They’re hard to kind of navigate. But yeah, I love the spotlight. The bigger the moment, that’s where I’ve always wanted to be.” -Marcus Stroman [New York Post]
Update: Mickey has been thinking about the rotation he is the manager of.
“It’s obviously a great rotation and that is the kind of rotation that can get you on some pretty big runs, so I have been thinking about it.” -Mickey Callaway [New York Post]
deGrom on the slider that cause Francisco Mejia to swing, miss and fall down.
“That was probably my best slider of the day.” -Jacob deGrom [MLB]
An opponent on deGrom’s slider.
“It’s hard. He throws it hard. It’s right off his fastball. It doesn’t necessarily have a lot of depth to it or anything like that. Just enough to keep you honest, and it’s right off the fastball. ... He threw it really well today.” -Hunter Renfroe [New York Post]
deGrom on his slider.
“To me, I feel like it looks just like my fastball, down and away. You throw a pitch down and away, they take it, and then you throw a couple sliders, and it looks like the fastball. I’m getting swings and misses on it. That’s what I’m seeing out there, and just going on what I’m seeing.” -Jacob deGrom [MLB]
Matz completes the game and his quest.
“Honestly, this is what I try to do every game. I finally did it.” -Steven Matz [MLB]
After 8 innings and 89 pitches, Phil Regan checked in on Matz.
‘“How you doing?” Phil Regan asked him.
“I’m doing great,” Matz replied.
“I knew at that point,” Matz said afterward, “they’d send me back out.”’ -Mark Fischer [New York Post]
Mets Tweet of the Week
“Hey everyone, players only meeting in 5 min” pic.twitter.com/88PTPXiyDA— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) July 31, 2019
AA Quote of the Week
Mickey Callaway on his desire to keep this current group of Mets together after the trade deadline:— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 28, 2019
"I think Brodie understands that I know we can win now. He knows that we can win now."
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“I’ve starting to be convinced that the biggest issue with the Mets is the stupidity of the fanbase who keeps getting suckered in by all the bullshit thrown out them by this organization. The amount of people who think the Mets are going in the right direction is astounding...[this goes on for another 423 words]” -Oleosmirf