Archive for April, 2013

Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

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Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

This is the T-Shirt Tuesday design for the April 23 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, honoring Mets catcher John Buck. It bears a striking resemblance to Blitzen. In 31 plate appearances so far this season, Buck is batting .393/.387/.464 with four home runs and an NL leading 14 RBIs in eight games. Buck did […]

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Mets vs Phillies Starting Lineup: Valdespin Leading Off, Ike Back At Cleanup

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Mets vs Phillies Starting Lineup: Valdespin Leading Off, Ike Back At Cleanup

Mets Lineup Jordany Valdespin – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Mike Baxter – RF Ruben Tejada – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets have hit at least one home run in each of their first eight […]

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Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

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Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

Aside from Marlon Byrd, who is batting .269 on the young season, the rest of the Mets outfielders are all in a big rut at the plate. Worst among them is Oakland A’s import Collin Cowgill who is batting .130 after another 0-for-4 showing last night against left-hander Cliff Lee. Cowgill, who was initially proclaimed […]

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Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

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Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets decided to send Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Vegas to start the season so they could minimize the risk of losing him to waivers early in the season. Quintanilla is not currently on the 40-man roster. Collins said the Mets were wary of carrying Quintanilla out of spring training […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

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Memorable Mets Moments: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  For the 1986 edition of the Mets, their turning point may well have occurred in only the 6th game of the season when, after winning their first two contests but dropping the next three, the team sat […]

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Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

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Mets Rotation Concerns Mounting; Wheeler Not The Answer

The night Dillon Gee had in Philadelphia happens to all pitchers. It happened to Stephen Strasburg the other day. It will happen to Matt Harvey. It is premature to worry about Gee two starts into the season. It was not a game worthy of capital punishment. It was a file-and-forget game. “There’s not a whole lot to say. A terrible […]

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Upper Minors: Wheeler Struggles With Command Again, Montero Hasn’t Allowed A Walk In Two Starts

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Upper Minors: Wheeler Struggles With Command Again, Montero Hasn’t Allowed A Walk In Two Starts

Las Vegas 1, Fresno 4 Mets’ top prospect Zack Wheeler picked up the loss in last night’s matchup against the Fresno Grizzlies. He pitched 5.1 innings, and struggled with his command on his fastball, walking three batters and giving up eight hits. On a positive note, he managed to strike out six batters and hold […]

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Mets Minors Confidential: Boyd and Satin Sizzling, St. Lucie Has A 0.57 ERA

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Mets Minors Confidential: Boyd and Satin Sizzling, St. Lucie Has A 0.57 ERA

Las Vegas 51s Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season last night for Las Vegas and lasted five-and-a-third innings, allowing four runs (one earned) off eight hits and three walks, while striking out six. A few things to note past that line? First off, Wheeler fields his position pretty well, which is always […]

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Mets Minors: Jayce Boyd Continues On Torrid Pace In Savannah’s Win

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Mets Minors: Jayce Boyd Continues On Torrid Pace In Savannah’s Win

Savannah 7, Augusta 2 Luis Cessa, in his first start of the year, held the Augusta Green Jackets in check into the seventh inning to help the Savannah Sand Gnats earn a 7-2 win Tuesday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. Cessa, who worked six and two thirds innings, became the first Savannah starter to pitch […]

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Mets Minors: Mateo Dominates In St. Lucie Mets Win

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Mets Minors: Mateo Dominates In St. Lucie Mets Win

St. Lucie Mets 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 0 St. Lucie (5-0) continues to dominate early this season, picking up its fifth win in as many games. Luis Mateo was stellar on the mound, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season. Mateo allowed four hits and surrendered two walks to […]

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