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Buffalo bats by the numbers

In the context of facilitating any discussion about near-future minor league hitter call ups, courtesy Baseball-reference.com here are the Buffalo Bisons’ batting statistics after 37 games (13-24).

Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Fernando Martinez 20 37 156 143 20 41 13 2 7 23 2 0 11 28 .287 .340 .552 .892 79 2 1 0 1 0
2 Jesus Feliciano 30 32 125 116 7 32 6 0 1 9 5 1 5 11 .276 .306 .353 .660 41 1 1 1 2 0
3 Cory Sullivan 29 35 119 104 11 21 4 0 2 8 1 1 12 17 .202 .280 .298 .578 31 4 0 1 2 0
4 Argenis Reyes 26 30 111 92 12 25 4 1 1 4 5 0 17 15 .272 .385 .370 .755 34 2 0 2 0 3
5 Jose Coronado 23 29 100 85 4 12 2 0 0 3 2 0 11 22 .141 .240 .165 .404 14 3 0 4 0 1
6 Nick Evans 23 22 87 75 5 7 1 0 3 7 0 0 12 27 .093 .218 .227 .445 17 4 0 0 0 0
7 Mike Lamb 33 21 81 76 6 12 6 0 0 8 0 0 4 5 .158 .200 .237 .437 18 3 0 1 0 0
8 Robinson Cancel 33 22 79 73 7 16 3 0 0 2 4 0 4 7 .219 .269 .260 .530 19 3 1 1 0 0
9 Jonathan Malo 25 17 74 69 4 12 3 1 0 2 1 0 5 15 .174 .230 .246 .476 17 1 0 0 0 0
10 Michel Abreu 30 23 74 70 5 15 4 0 2 10 0 0 4 16 .214 .257 .357 .614 25 2 0 0 0 0
11 Wily Mo Pena 27 17 56 52 3 12 2 0 1 8 0 0 3 12 .231 .268 .327 .595 17 1 0 0 1 0
12 Jason Cooper 28 16 43 38 3 8 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 10 .211 .302 .289 .592 11 0 2 0 0 0
13 Rene Rivera 25 9 36 32 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .156 .200 .219 .419 7 1 0 1 1 0
14 Ramon Martinez 36 9 35 31 5 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 5 .290 .371 .323 .694 10 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bobby Kielty 32 8 33 26 3 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 7 7 .231 .394 .346 .740 9 0 0 0 0 0
16 Andy Green 31 8 27 22 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 .182 .296 .227 .524 5 0 0 0 1 0
17 Javier Valentin 33 6 22 19 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 2 .316 .409 .474 .883 9 1 0 0 0 1
18 Omir Santos 28 3 15 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231 .333 .231 .564 3 0 1 0 0 0
19 Angel Pagan 27 3 14 14 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .571 .857 8 1 0 0 0 0
20 Mike Nickeas 26 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rob Mackowiak 33 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Brandon Knight 33 4 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 0 0 3 0 0
23 Dillon Gee 23 4 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 Rafael Arroyo 26 2 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 .000 .286 .000 .286 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Jon Niese 22 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Frank Diaz 25 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Kyle Snyder 31 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Tim Redding 31 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Casey Fossum 31 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Michael Antonini 23 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Tim McNab 29 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Freddy Garcia 34 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Nelson Figueroa 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Players 27.4 37 1341 1193 105 252 56 6 19 99 24 5 116 242 .211 .282 .316 .598 377 29 6 17 9 5

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 3 Comments

Jerry, man. Method or madness?

Newsday’s David Lennon has this inside look at Jerry Manuel’s managerial methods.  Click the link for the long version.  The short version:  Jerry uses his eyes, and his gut, not just a stat sheet.

Jerry Manuel

Jerry Manuel

Jerry, man

Jerry, man

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 2 Comments

Daaaaaaaaarryl! Daaaaaaaaarryl!

According to bisons.com Darryl Strawberry will be appearing at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY Saturday, May 23 in conjunction with Darryl Strawberry bobble-head day.  The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive Darryl bobble-heads, and Strawberry will be conducting an autograph session on the concourse during the game.  Gates open at 12:00 noon, first pitch at 1:05pm.  It is also High School Saturday, and high school students with valid ID can purchase 2 tickets to the game for $12.00.  The Buffalo Bisons are the AAA affiliate of the Mets.

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 6 Comments

Where will Derosa Play?

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Ok so we know from this morning, the Mets are eyeing Derosa. Now we all know Derosa is pretty much a jack of all trades..being that he has played every position except catcher and pitcher, but i wonder where will he truly play. Cora will be back in 15 games so he can cover the infield and Murphy looks to get more time at 1b after his great performance last night. I would assume then that since Tatis would be the reserve 1bman and successor if Murphy doesn’t work out, then Derosa would have to play the outfield. If that’s the case…should we be shopping for an outfielder that would start over Sheffield/Tatis/Reed? Now i know Derosa has the advantage in that he plays both the IF and OF but i wonder if there is an outfielder that’s available that we should be looking for instead. Time will tell and Omar is defiantly under pressure but strategically speaking…You have Murphy as your starting 1bman and Tatis to back him up/Reyes will be back in a few days and so will Cora to back up the infield..im starting to lose the reason why we are trading Derosa in the first place. Yes i know people will say because they have to see Ramon Martinez in the lineup but…Cora should be back in a few days..what do you do with Derosa when that happens??

Quite possibly our biggest pursuer for Derosa’s services the Brew Crew, This is what “Brew Crew Ball Blog” has to say about that:

“Meanwhile, we continue to discuss options at second base. The Indians are looking to deal Mark DeRosa, but want big-league ready pitching in return, and the Brewers don’t have a lot of that hanging around, unless the Indians would accept someone like Tim Dillard or Seth McClung. As of this writing, 62% of voters in this poll would prefer the Brewers stick with internal options. Casey McGehee started at second and went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk last night.”

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Dirty, Mets, Rumors | 9 Comments

No game tonight so lets get bored.

Jose Reyes was airborne, but Jason Varitek had the ball, as Reyes was thrown out by Manny Ramirez trying to score in the fifth inning.

So I was just thinking.  Reyes is going to play through pain.  He is not going to steal a base for at least a month.  We can’t score runs and have no one to drive in runs behind Beltran and Wright.  You see where I am going with this.  What about going with this lineup for a while and see what happens?

Castillo

Murphy

Beltran

Wright

Reyes

Sheff

Church

Castro/Santos

What do you guys think?

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 17 Comments

REJECTED!

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5:41pm: Joe Cowley and Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times are reporting that sources close to Peavy say that he has notified the Padres that he will not accept a trade to the White Sox.  Peavy talked it over with his family and decided not to make the move.  Manager Ozzie Guillen admitted he was surprised the Sox were willing to take on the $60MM commitment

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Dirty, Rumors | 6 Comments

Who’s Next?

WhosNext-778537.jpg Thursday, May 21, 2009 is a travel day for the Mets as they return from the west coast swing of their current road trip.  Games resume with the opening salvo of inter-league play Friday night at 7:10pm when the Mets visit Fenway Park to begin a 3 game series with the Boston Red Sox.

The pitching match up Friday features Johan Santana (5-2, 1.36)alg_santana-1.jpg

versus Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 12.76).daisuke_matsuzaka.jpg

Santana is coming off his worst start of this season in which he allowed 4 earned runs, the most earned runs he has allowed since 7/17/08 at Cincinnati.  He will have had 5 days rest prior to the start.  This season with 5 days rest Santana is 2-1, 0.45 in 3 starts with a WHIP of 0.80 and a K/BB ratio of 15/1.  His career record at Fenway Park is 1-3, 6.89 in 15 2/3 innings spread among 3 starts and one relief appearance.  His most recent appearance at Fenway was 9/21/06, a 6-0 loss by the Twins in which Santana started, allowing 4 runs, 2 earned, over 5 innings.

Matsuzaka has not pitched since 4/14/09 at Oakland, a no-decision in which he allowed 5 earned runs in 1 inning before being removed with a right shoulder strain which landed him on the DL the next day.  Matsuzaka has never faced the Mets in a regular season game.

Kevin Youkilis returned from the DL Wednesday, and as the Mets arrive the Red Sox finally find themselves able to field the lineup they anticipated using the majority of this season, withKevin Youkilis 3.jpg

  • CF Ellsbury
  • 2B Pedroia
  • DH Ortiz
  • 1B Youkilis
  • RF Drew
  • LF Bay
  • 3B Lowell
  • C Varitek
  • SS Lugo

which as of Tuesday is a lineup they have only used 3 times so far this season.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave | 16 Comments

????? According to Matt ?????

This is the story that Matt just posted at Metsblog.com

Earlier this week, I was forced to temporarily shut down the comment section on MetsBlog.com.

According to traffic history and old and recent surveys, less and less people are reading my blog’s comment section, and more and more people feel the current level of discourse reflects poorly on the overall blog.

The thing is, during much of the first four years of MetsBlog.com, long before my affiliation with SNY, and long before site-wide sponsors, the comment section had been a place where Mets fans would respond to me and my work with intelligent, relevant statements and criticism about what had been written in that specific post.  I enjoyed the feedback, as it was respectful and thoughtful, and I often received compliments from other readers and other blogs about the insight people gained from peeking in on this section of the MetsBlog.

In the last year, however, the comment section has changed in to a place where only a small, inclusive group of 30 or so readers mostly speak to and among themselves, often creating their own discussion, separate from the topic at hand.  In other words, the comment section has become a message board.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with message boards, but they are different from a blog.  They are two totally different forms of communication, and serve different purposes.

As a result, old school, original readers of MetsBlog.com, who were once very engaged years ago, eventually turned away from the comment section, only reading what I write to the main page, which is a shame.

So, I am now working to create a parallel space on MetsBlog.com that can serve as a more relaxed, open environment for people to vent, discuss topics and exchange ideas among themselves, while returning the official comments section to an special location where a trusted group of readers can respond to the topic at hand.

I believe such a switch back to the way things were will help realign the very-public comment section with my blog’s overall brand, while also creating a new location for people to have open and honest discussion about the team we all love.

Thank you for understanding, and for your patience as I work to make these necessary adjustments,

So what do you guys think about this story?  Please let me know.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 70 Comments

Watchout Metsblog we are coming for you!

OK, so maybe not.  My hope is that Metsblog fixes all of it’s issues and becomes the ole site again.  Either way, this is just too fun to stop if that happens.  My hope is that we can continue to improve and make a real quality blog that MANY Met’s fans will come to, not just the ones spurned by Metblog.

I thought it would be interesting to post our blog stats.  If you guys are interested I can make a link in a side column so you can access them anytime you want.

Blog Stats Summary Tables

Total views: 2,940

Busiest day: 1,034 — Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Views today: 792

Totals

Posts: 40

Comments: 520

Categories: 10

Not too bad for about a day’s work.

I will say this, unlike the ole site, with out the support of ALL of the commenters on this site this would just be Dirty and I talking to each other.  Please continue to support this fan venture.  Remember  this is a site made for ALL of US.

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Mets, TRS86 | 7 Comments

Jose’s knee

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According to Mike Francesa of WFAN, Jose Reyes has been diagnosed with tendonitis behind the right kneecap.  He cannot do any further damage, has rejoined the team and is day-to-day.

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From about.com:

What is tendonitis?
Sometimes the tendons become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and the action of pulling the muscle becomes irritating. If the normal smooth gliding motion of your tendon is impaired, the tendon will become inflamed and movement will become painful. This is called tendonitis, and literally means inflammation of the tendon.

What causes tendonitis?
The most common cause of tendonitis is overuse. Commonly, individuals begin an exercise program, or increase their level of exercise, and begin to experience symptoms of tendonitis. The tendon is unaccustomed to the new level of demand, and this overuse will cause an inflammation and tendonitis.

Another common cause of symptoms of tendonitis is due to age-related changes of the tendon. As people age, the tendons loose their elasticity and ability to glide as smoothly as they used to. With increasing age, individuals are more prone to developing symptoms of tendonitis. The cause of these age-related changes is not entirely understood, but may be due to changes in the blood vessels that supply nutrition to the tendons.

Sometimes, there is an anatomical cause for tendonitis. If the tendon does not have a smooth path to glide along, it will be more likely to become irritated and inflamed. In these unusual situations, surgical treatment may be necessary to realign the tendon.

UPDATE: According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, this diagnosis was originally made Saturday at AT&T Park by ‘a doctor.’  Below is an excerpt from his article published 05/17/09 7:38 PM ET:

{But on the bench Reyes will remain, at least for one more game. For the fourth straight day, Reyes insisted that his calf had improved, but for the fourth straight day, the Mets were unwilling to take a chance. Reyes saw a doctor Saturday at AT&T Park and received a new diagnosis: a mild case of tendinitis in the leg.

Rest was the prescription, along with his now-usual routine of ice, heat and massage.

“I have to be worried about it, no doubt,” Reyes said, rattling off a few contradictions. “It’s getting better, but I mean it’s slow. I don’t think it’s going to be that long before I get on the field.”

Originally feeling the injury prior to Wednesday’s game, Reyes tried to run since then but was met with pain. He has been taking regular fielding and batting practice and could conceivably pinch-hit in a close game, as he did Saturday, but running — a Reyes forte — remains an issue.

“It’s affecting my running,” Reyes said. “I’m not able to run the way I want to. That’s dangerous. If I play like that, maybe I can make it worse.”

“We just have to be careful with it,” manager Jerry Manuel said, expressing surprise at how long the calf has taken to heal, but insisting that Reyes is not considering a trip to the disabled list. “It’s still a little tender.”

Manuel’s only relief is that the Mets are doing just fine without Reyes. In three games against the Giants, the Mets have scored 24 runs, rapped out 42 hits and — here’s the kicker — stolen 13 bases. That latter statistic is a franchise record over a three-game span.

Yet Reyes is missing the party.

“It’s too boring for me to be on the bench,” he said, hardly joking. “There’s nothing to do there.”}

May 21, 2009 Posted by | Grave, Mets | 40 Comments