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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM.
A couple of goals for both the offense and defense, now that spring training is done (I admit it, I ALWAYS sim it all...):
Offensive goals:
1. Work counts, getting progressively deeper in the game. I am terrible at walks, but I should be able to tire out this pitcher if I can take at least two pitches per at-bat. Working with a terrible offensive team (cleanup hitter- Lucas Duda...) this will be a great advantage at the end of a series, if my woeful squad can get into a bullpen quickly.
2. As stated previously, my offense would probably be just as potent if it used baguettes instead of bats. David Wright is OK-against lefties, John Buck can hit sixth...and my leadoff man is Colin Cowgill. Enough said. With that in mind, having a solid small-ball squad (sac flies, burns etc.) might win a few games.

"Pitching" and Fielding goals:
1. Though the Mets have no pitching, we'll try to counter that by having "strong" (i.e. Adequate) middle relief pitching and closing. For any game to slip away at the end would be crushing; I'm hoping for less than 5 blown saves.
2. Fielding may be the one area where we're competent. Kirk Niewenheis is starting in left field, and the infield is fairly solid. Hopefully the "sparkling" (i.e. Lucky) play at short will save a couple runs, and, most of all, turn some double plays. Here's hoping!

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