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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mickey Callaway on Mets’ pitching issues: ‘It’s not concerning’

The Mets’ 5.57 team ERA is the third-worst in the majors, better than only the Orioles and Red Sox. But manager Mickey Callaway isn’t ready to sound the alarm.

“It’s not concerning,” Callaway said at Citi Field before Monday night’s game against the Phillies, noting that the sample size is far too small for the team to be worried.

Is Callaway right to not be alarmed? Maybe…

Famous last words….

 

QLE Posted: April 23, 2019 at 04:45 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets being mets, mickey callaway, pitching

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   1. formerly dp Posted: April 23, 2019 at 09:21 AM (#5834366)
I dunno, I suspect he's right about this. We're 22 games into the regular season, and a week ago I was seeing articles asking what's wrong with Nolan Arenado. Still firmly enough in SSS territory, but I'm always an optimist until May.

Other SSS Met weirdness:
Amed Rosario is sort of remarkably consistent...
.262 .303 .381 (2019)
.256 .295 .381 (2018)
.248 .271 .394 (2017)
   2. JJ1986 Posted: April 23, 2019 at 09:37 AM (#5834374)
Syndergaard and deGrom (health permitting) will be better and some of the ERA is dragged up by guys like Vargas and Avilan who should be released. Wheeler needs to be better and I'm worried that Familia sucks now (after the very large 10 inning sample).
   3. formerly dp Posted: April 23, 2019 at 09:50 AM (#5834379)
Familia has gone through bad strecthes before--he looked good last night, fwiw. Wheeler's definitely cause for concern--he finally put it together last year, but his hold on the new level of performance was always going to be tenuous, and he could easily revert to "can't-make-it-more-than-5-innings-because-he-throws-too-many-pitches" Wheeler. The Mets have also had a pretty tough schedule early on, once they start facing some of the softer lineups in the NL those numbers should flatten out a bit.
   4. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM (#5834397)
EDIT: Never mind. Visual thing that didn't work...
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: April 24, 2019 at 07:13 AM (#5834774)
Last two nights have been encouraging, if we're going to fixate on small samples.
   6. Hysterical & Useless Posted: April 24, 2019 at 01:23 PM (#5834872)
EDIT: Never mind. Visual thing that didn't work


You could describe it to us at least
   7. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 24, 2019 at 02:24 PM (#5834903)
EDIT: Never mind. Visual thing that didn't work


You could describe it to us at least


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   8. formerly dp Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:02 PM (#5834915)
Adam, that's an understatement WRT Wheeler last night. Just downright dominant. Nice t see Frazier coming back strong too. This is the deepest roster they've had in recent memory.
   9. Swoboda is freedom Posted: April 24, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5834939)
I never realized he could throw that hard. He was over 100 mph on at least one pitch.
   10. Hysterical & Useless Posted: April 24, 2019 at 04:05 PM (#5834960)
OK. It went like this:


Ha! That's a real knee-slapper!

I was going to say "hysterical" but...

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