The Racing Stripe

I’m Doing Fine

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What a week for the Meties. We lost a few more players to the IL. The most brutal of which was Kevin Pillar getting hit in the face by a pitch. But Pillar, much like the Mets, picked himself up and walked off under his own power. We’re finding ways to win despite all the replacement players, shuffling between Syracuse and the big league club. If the Mets can hold onto 1st place through all this adversity, imagine what they can do once our starters start to get healthy again.   DISLOCATED RECAP Hey, how have the Mets been doing? 🟠 Sunday 5/16 at Rays...

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Going Streaking

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We’re getting into the thick of the season now. We started the week on a high, in the midst of a winning streak, going undefeated on a 5-game homestand to bring the streak to 7 games. Then we hit Tampa like a brick wall, losing a close one, and a not-so-close one. Let’s hope it doesn’t start a significant skid. But the good news is we’re still above .500 and in first place! And that’s pretty cool.   DISLOCATED RECAP Hey, how have the Mets been doing? 🟠 Sunday 5/9 vs Diamondbacks - W 4-2  We got our first series sweep, and a 5-game win...

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Let’s Get Weird!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mets mamas out there! Speaking of mothers, the Mets had one mother of a week. Things are getting weird around here. The Mets, particularly Pete Alonso, seemingly created a new “approach coach”, named Donnie Stevenson, out of thin air, and the bats began to heat up just as “Diesel Donnie” arrived on the scene. Fans on social media speculated as to who or what Donnie really is. He could be Pete playing dress up as a Kenny Powers type, or it could just be a round of Don Julio tequila during pre-game meetings. It‘s almost funnier not knowing.  And then suddenly...

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Close To Normal

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Things are starting to feel close to normal again. The crowds are slowly growing back at the ballpark, and even though the Mets had a couple of ill-timed scheduled off days this week, they have been able to play some baseball. And on a personal note, I even got to a ballgame at Citi this week. It feels great!  DISLOCATED RECAPHey, how have the Mets been doing? 🟠 Sunday 4/25 vs Nationals - W 4-0 Taijuan Walker took the mound and worked around a few hits and walks, with the help of his defense. Particularly a pickoff in the 1st, and...

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Hot & Cold

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The Mets starting rotation, and even most of the bullpen, started off at such an elite level that it was making up for the lack of much offensive production. Only Brandon Nimmo seems to be producing consistently. But a lot of that could be chalked up to the scattered start with bad weather and the like. That bad weather luck is gonna change, and in fact they’ve been able to play all their scheduled games this week. The results so far have been inconsistent, but the big bats are gonna get hot sooner or later, and when they do... oh boy. Let’s just hope...

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