Mets Game 100: Win Over Mariners

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Mets top Mariners to reach one win away from being .500 in the second half.

Mets Game Notes

In truth, there’s far less than a half-season left after the All-Star Exhibition — why is that? Currently 47-53 in their first 100 games, the Mets can reach their 90-win goal by going 43-19 through the final 62 ballgames. Impossible? Heck no. Difficult? Yes. That would be a .693 winning percentage; or, they’d have to win roughly 7 out of every 10 games going forward. It would be a heckuva run.

They might have a shot if Jacob deGrom can pitch once every three days, and continue to perform as he has in his last three starts. The young righthander went seven frames again, holding the M’s to one run on five hits and a walk.

I have to admit I fell asleep at some point in the third or fourth inning. I vaguely remember an errant Daniel Murphy throw before fading away into the night. Or maybe that was a dream. Travis d’Arnaud continuing to hit the ball with authority is also stuck in my head.

Fill me in on the rest, OK?

Next Mets Game

The rubber match begins at 3:40 PM Right Coast Time. Bartolo Colon faces phenom Taijuan Walker.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. DaveSchneck July 23, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Joe,
    62 to go, 43-19 to hit Sandy’s target. No problema, bring it on. deGrom has certainly been impressive, and not just because he is on a roll, but because his shines with the #littlethings that rookies don’t usually display.

    Watching Lagares play CF is a thing of beauty, even if it means staying up late and losing sleep. To me he looks that good, both on TV and in person. As Hernandez said the other day, if you hit it over his head, you earned that hit.

    I think Murph, who I root for, flubs 9 of every 10 relays, either by dropping the ball or unleashing an ill-advised or wild throw. There is simply no way Alderson is going to extend him with Dilson Hererra destroying the Eastern League as one of the youngest players in the league. If Sandy can trick another team into taking both Murph and Colon, and actually returning a decent prospect or two, he has to do it, and I’d give him much more credit than when he acquired Wheeler, Syndergaard, and TDA. Work your magic Mr. Alderson.

  2. friend July 23, 2014 at 10:53 am
    Another Way To 90 Wins

    If you count 14 preseason wins, 90 is much more attainable, but you would have to believe that the team deliberately utilizes misleading promises.

    • argonbunnies July 24, 2014 at 3:51 am
      Well, there’s no doubt about that, is there?
  3. argonbunnies July 24, 2014 at 3:59 am
    deGrom only made a handful of mistakes all night. Good location on all 3 of his pitches down, and a few high fastballs spotted nicely (though a mistake or two on those as well). Threw strikes, mixed pitches and locations, threw some perfect change ups in fastball counts, lived at 92 but touched 95… There was really nothing not to like.

    The one negative I can conjure is that deGrom looks so polished that he may already be close to his ceiling. Then again, if he can further minimize the bad starts and stay consistent with what he’s done for the last six (1.59 ERA), who needs improvement?

    Also, if you haven’t seen Duda’s homerun, do yourself a favor and watch the highlight.