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Series Thread: Minn. Twins @ NY Mets (9/16-18)

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    Morning Briefing: Time to pummel some doormats



    NEW YORK -- And now time to beat up on some cellar-dwellers. Well, maybe.

    Can the New York Mets take advantage of a final homestand during which they play three teams -- the Minnesota Twins (55-92), Atlanta Braves (56-90) and Philadelphia Phillies (65-82) -- that are a combined 88 games under .500?

    Their quest to do so begins Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET, when Bartolo Colon(13-7, 3.27 ERA) opposes Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (2-6, 9.27).

    The Giants beat the Cardinals on Thursday in the opener to a four-game series. So the Mets trail San Francisco by one game and lead St. Louis by one game for the two wild-card spots.

     



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    Twitter has spoken ... and offered little decisiveness. When Mets fans were asked whether they would prefer a Giants sweep, a Cardinals sweep or a split of their four-game series that began on Thursday night in San Francisco. Of the 3,062 people to respond, 41 percent wanted a split, while 30 percent wanted a Cardinals sweep and 29 percent wanted a Giants sweep.
     
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    this n that

     
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    Here is the Mets lineup for Friday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against the Twins at Citi Field:

    Reyes, 3B
    Cabrera, SS
    Cespedes, LF
    Granderson, CF
    Bruce, RF
    TJ Rivera, 2B
    Loney, 1B
    d'Arnaud, C
    Colon, RHP
     
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    Metsies beat the Twinkies...:yes:....Giants beat the Cards....:clap:

    Colon pitches Mets over Twins 3-0 as last homestand starts

    Citi living: Mets have home wild-card game in their sights


     
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    Wild Card Watch.....9/17


    WC #1
    Giants +1.0

    WC #2
    Mets

    Cardinals -2.0
    Marlins -5.0
    Pirates -5.5
    Rockies -8.0
     
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    Morning Briefing: Time to keep pummeling some doormats


    NEW YORK -- The New York Mets got their final homestand of the regular season off on the right foot Friday.

    Now, Seth Lugo looks to keep things going against the Minnesota Twins.

    Lugo (4-2, 2.40 ERA) opposes right-hander Ervin Santana (7-10, 3.53 ERA) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.

    With the Giants’ second straight win against the Cardinals on Friday, the Mets opened a two-game lead on St. Louis for the second wild-card spot.
     
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    NY Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Minn. Twins at Citi Field.
    Asdrubal Cabrera returns the day after departing with what was labeled a right leg cramp.

    Reyes, 3B
    Cabrera, SS
    Cespedes, LF
    Granderson, CF
    Bruce, RF
    T.J. Rivera, 2B
    Loney, 1B
    R. Rivera, C
    Lugo, RHP



    I really don't understand the logic of TC continually giving Jay (automatic K) Bruce all this playing time...when there are better options available on the bench.
    It's the very definition of insanity:doing the same thing over & over & over and expecting a different result
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    Conforto, DeAza, Nimmo, Lagares....hell..and even Ty Kelly, Eric Campbell & Kelly Johnson are able to play in the OF if needed.
     
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    Went to the game, even with a lackluster effort the crowd was totally into it, everyone knew they'd come around in this one. Even late into the game when nobody was getting anything going the crowd stayed with it. Great atmosphere, every game matters.

    With that said, I hated the Jay Bruce trade from the get go and hate it even more now. He flat out sucks. Liability defensively, no bat, doesn't appear into it, probably doesn't want to be here. Screw him. I'd also be OK if we've seen the last of D'Arnaud for the year.
     
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    Curtis!!! ....my favorite Granderson!!.....:clap:
    :D

    Granderson homers in 11th and 12th, lifts Mets over Twins



    * Mets' deGrom likely done for '16, is facing surgery

    & Lucas Duda returns to Mets' roster; Steven Matz gets closer
     
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    Wild Card Watch.....9/17


    WC #1
    Mets

    WC #2
    Giants

    Cardinals -2.0
    Marlins -5.0
    Pirates - 6.0
    Rockies -8.0
     
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