Take Note: Mets v. Phillies 2 Night at CBP

Some interesting information in today’s Mets game notes from Citizens Bank Ball Park as the Mets  take on the Phillies for the first time this season.

The Mets hit the road for the first time in 2013 and this trip is tied for the second longest of the season. The Mets will stay in Philly for three games then off to the Twin Cities for three weekend games and then off to Colorado for four games. Hope the equipment guys packed the long underwear, ski hats and snow shoes.

Yesterday’s come from behind walk off win was the Mets 3 of their 4 wins of one run. Last year the Mets were 20-22 in one run games. Hopefully they will do much better than that make this year.

The Mets have hit 6 home runs in their first 6 games. The 1962 hit home runs in their first 7 games so take that for what it’s worth.

The strikeout machine known as Matt Harvey takes the mound for the Mets tonight. In his first 11 starts with the Mets Harvey has K’d 10 batters or more 3 times. Only Dwight Gooden has been better than Harvey in the K Korner with 4 games out of 11 with 10+ punch outs.

David Wright LOVE hitting at CBP in fact Wright has the most home runs hit by any visiting player with 16 dingers in 74 games.

The starting pitching enjoyed a great first week of the season posting a 1.98 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched.

Outstanding effort by the Mets bullpen yesterday left the fire brigade with a 3.57 ERA which puts them right in the middle of the back of big league bullpens.

Congratulations to Scott Rice, after 14 years of awful bus trips, Rice got his first major league win yesterday!

Let’s hope the broken down velocity down more fly balls allowed Roy Halladay shows up tonight and not the 7-0 1.78 EAR vs. the Mets since he joined the Phillies Roy Halladay.

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  1. I am getting scared…I am starting to enjoy Matt Harvey way too much. I get the feeling based on oral history & reading, that the approach he brings to the ball park is the same that Tom Seaver brought into the Mets’ clubhouse when he first came up in 1967. I am not saying he will win 300, but I am talking about the mental approach to the game. Losing is NOT acceptable. AT ALL. Mediocrity is NOT good enough. Can it be true? Can he be true? I was as critical of Omar Minaya as anyone about his lack of player development, and trying to build the Mets the Bronx way, but if this is the guy leading the charge for a decade, kudos to Omar, and he may in the end leave the best legacy he possibly could have. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Only down part, this will now likely result in 10K more in the seats for Harvey starts in Bailed Out Bank Field…more money for the Wilpons, and less of a chance that they will be forced to sell. I guess if I must, I will live with it every five days.

    SELL FRED, SELL!

  2. David in Manhattan says:

    Love this 5-2 start, sole possession of 2nd place, in front if the Gnats.

    After ESPN ranked the Mets a lowly 25th (down in Marlins and Astros territory) in their pre-Opening Day Power Rankings, getting off to a good start is all the sweeter.

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