Archive for May, 2013

Carlos Torres Rebounds, But Vegas Bullpen Blows Lead In 5-2 Loss

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Carlos Torres Rebounds, But Vegas Bullpen Blows Lead In 5-2 Loss

Albuquerque 5, Las Vegas 2 I wonder if I lit a fire under Carlos Torres when I questioned his employment status with the 51s when I covered his last start in disappointment. Torres was actually quite impressive on Monday evening, lasting six innings and allowing just four baserunners over that span. He allowed a run […]

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Cessa Tosses Quality Start, But Savannah Still Falls 5-3

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Cessa Tosses Quality Start, But Savannah Still Falls 5-3

  Charleston 5, Savannah 3 It was an up and down night for Luis Cessa, who managed to battle his way through six innings while allowing only three earned runs. He did serve up two home runs, with one being a two-run homer, that accounted for the runs charged to him. Overall, he allowed five […]

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Robles Shaky, St. Lucie Can’t Complete Comeback In 6-5 Loss

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Robles Shaky, St. Lucie Can’t Complete Comeback In 6-5 Loss

Brevard County 6, St. Lucie 5 Hansel Robles did not look like himself out there at all for the St. Lucie Mets on Monday, but he was able to keep his posture and bend, not break over the course of five innings. He walked four batters, allowed four hits, and made an errant throw on […]

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Rafael Montero Warms Up A Cold Binghamton Night

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Rafael Montero Warms Up A Cold Binghamton Night

The Dominator took to the mound for the Binghamton Mets tonight, in temperatures that made it seem more like an April night in the upstate New York city, than a night in the middle of May. Rafael Montero stood on the mound, with his glove in front of his face, so the batter could only […]

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Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

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Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

Starting Lineup Mike Baxter – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Ruben Tejada – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets signed Rick Ankiel and is in the lineup starting in centerfield tonight and […]

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Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

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Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

WFAN is confirming that the Mets and Rick Ankiel have come to an agreement. Ankiel is expected to be in uniform on Monday night for the Mets and Andrew Brown already has been told he is being dispatched to Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin. Ankiel, 33, was released by the Astros last week after […]

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Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

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Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

Updated by Joe D. at 2:30 PM Just caught this on MetsBlog who seems to have just caught on to what has been a two day debate here: It almost sounds like Collins put Valdespin in a situation he knew would end up with a hit-by-pitch, maybe in an effort to teach Valdespin a lesson, […]

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We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

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We Can Confirm That Las Vegas 51s Have Been Sold To New Ownership Group

Just got off the phone with Jim Gemma, the Media Relations Director of the Las Vegas 51s, and can confirm that the Mets Triple-A affiliate has indeed been sold. The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group form the new ownership group and our beat writer is on the way to the park right now where they are expected […]

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How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

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How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

In my game recap last night I mentioned the remarkable catch by Mets outfielder Juan Lagares as the highlight of the game. Here is the video of that catch; Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez looked like he hit a sure-fire single against Mets starter Matt Harvey. But wow, what a grab. Lagares hasn’t gotten it together yet at the plate, but he will. back […]

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in […]

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