[If the Mets want to make the postseason they will need to] slay the giants.” -Pete Alonso [MLB]
A great sign that your team is winning is when they can start really leaning into and truly mean cliched quotes.
“Everybody’s just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing as individuals and as a team.” -Steven Matz [New York Post]
“Our approaches are really there right now. We’re stacking good at-bats on top of each other. We’re really rallying around each other.” -Michael Conforto [New York Post]
“What we’ve done is not easy, but it’s in the past. If we keep on playing the way we’ve been playing, we’re going to continue to do good things.” -Mickey Callaway [New York Post]
“We know how good we can be and how good we are. We’re shooting for it.” -Zack Wheeler [New York Post]
“We’ve battled back through some tough stretches. Now we’re playing complete baseball. We’re playing great defense, the bullpen is locked down, our starters are doing what they’re capable of and we’re putting the whole thing together. When we do that, it’s a lot of fun and the true colors of this team are starting to come out.” -Michael Conforto [New York Daily News]
Can’t not picture Pete Alonso being the real life version of Chris Farley’s SNL talk host bit.
“We’ve got a chance to do something really great. If we keep rolling the way we are … we’ve got a really awesome chance to do something really special, and make a hell of a run toward the end.” -Pete Alonso [MLB]
I’m not a doctor, but I agree that Scherzer should skip any start against the Mets.
“We don’t want [shutting down Max Scherzer] to be an ongoing issue for him. [Scherzer will need to skip his possible start against the Mets]” -Dave Martinez [New York Post]
Conforto on the crowd during the second game of a doubleheader against the Marlins.
“It was about as electric as I’ve ever seen it here. It was special.” -Michael Conforto [New York Daily News]
Is this another Jimmy Fallon bit?
“This past month has been kind of rough. But ever since Mercury came out of retrograde I think I’m OK.” -Pete Alonso [New York Daily News]
Is Jacob the Captain now?
“It’s definitely a step up [to be .500], but we still need to win baseball games to get back into the wild card. We still got work to do. I think everybody in there knows that.” -Jacob deGrom [New York Daily News]
Aside: This Happened.
“They don’t call him Squirrel DiMaggio for nothing. Squirrel Williams.’’ -Pete Alonso [New York Post]
“ Squirrel Ruth.’’ -Pete Alonso [New York Post]
“Squirrel Mantle … Squirrel Cobb.’’ -Pete Alonso [New York Post]
Pete on his slump.
“I sucked.’’ -Pete Alonso [New York Post]
J.D. Davis surprised himself when he became the first person to hit a HR in the fourth deck at PNC Park.
“I knew it was going to go over the fence, but I didn’t know it was going to go to the fourth story. I knew I got it, I knew I hit it pretty good, but for how far it went, I had no clue. I just put my head down and started jogging.” -J.D. Davis [MLB]
Would love to read a deeper dive into J.D. Davis’ preparation.
“[It’s] one thing to have tons of information. Sometimes, it can kind of paralyze you, but [Davis] implements it the right way in his at-bats. He understands what the pitcher’s strengths are, what they’re trying to do to him and I feel like he probably gets a lot of confidence from that preparation that he does.” -Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Mets Tweets of the Week
Update: The Mets are having a little news conference for Jeff McNeil to "officially" adopt this puppy on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/2HIk7PPksI— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 4, 2019
Dominic Smith, who is healing from a foot injury, recently acquired a scooter to help him around the clubhouse.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 7, 2019
That scooter has a basket attached to the front with a vanity license plate that reads: "LFGM 2019."
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“Yeah don’t think about it Instead, continue to fetishize about how great it is to win the consolation prize. WC encourages people to aim low. That’s another one of the problems I have with it. It’s a single notch above a participation trophy. It’s unworthy of being desirable. “ -Oak Beach Inn
AA Qoute of the Week
“I am officially sucked back in GIMME THEM WINZ” -the caveman