Archive for May, 2013

B-Mets Stifled Behind Montero, Can’t Back Him Up In 5-1 Loss

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B-Mets Stifled Behind Montero, Can’t Back Him Up In 5-1 Loss

Trenton 5, Binghamton 1 Binghamton Mets starter Rafael Montero cruised through six innings, but faltered late as the Trenton Thunder scored four runs in the seventh to beat the B-Mets, 5-1, in comeback fashion on Tuesday night at Arm & Hammer Park. The B-Mets collected three hits in the first two innings, but were held […]

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Ynoa Rocked For Four Home Runs, But Savannah Pulls Out 9-6 Win

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Ynoa Rocked For Four Home Runs, But Savannah Pulls Out 9-6 Win

Savannah 9, Hickory 6 Eudy Pina and Phillip Evans played their hearts out behind Gabriel Ynoa to ensure that his rough start against Hickory would not lead to a loss. Pina lead off the game with a home run for Savannah, who held a 1-0 lead until Ynoa served up a two-run shot to Jorge […]

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Collin McHugh Dominates, Josh Satin Homers In Vegas WalkOff Win

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Collin McHugh Dominates, Josh Satin Homers In Vegas WalkOff Win

Las Vegas 3, Round Rock 2 Collin McHugh took the mound tonight and pitched a heck of a game. He continued his tremendous start to the season tossing seven scoreless innings. The righty threw 90 pitches (59 strikes), allowed just five hits, struck out five, and left the game with a 1-0 lead. McHugh came […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Spin Is In, Duda Cleaning Up, Hefner Looks To Complete Sweep

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Spin Is In, Duda Cleaning Up, Hefner Looks To Complete Sweep

Game Notes The Mets held the White Sox to one hit over 10 innings last night. It was the second 10-inning one-hitter in team history. Terry Leach hurled a 10-inning one hitter on October 1, 1982 at Philadelphia in a game the Mets won, 1-0. Luis Aguayo had a fifth-inning triple in that game. The last 10-inning […]

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Unsurprisingly, Collins Says Parnell Will Remain Closer When Francisco Returns

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Unsurprisingly, Collins Says Parnell Will Remain Closer When Francisco Returns

Frank Francisco pitched 1.0 scoreless inning last night for St. Lucie of the Florida State League, allowing just one single. Francisco has tossed 4.0 scoreless innings in four rehab outings and is getting closer to returning to the Mets. Terry Collins said he would first like to see how Francisco responds after back to back appearances […]

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Mets Minors Report 5/7: Travis Taijeron Named FSL Player of the Week, T.J. Rivera Goes 5-For-5

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Mets Minors Report 5/7: Travis Taijeron Named FSL Player of the Week, T.J. Rivera Goes 5-For-5

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas had their game suspended due to rain.  Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-0.  St. Lucie topped Daytona, 6-2.  Savannah dropped two games to Hickory, 4-3 and 5-3.  Prospect News The Florida State League has announced that St. Lucie Mets outfielder Travis Taijeron was named the league’s Player of the Week […]

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

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White Sox vs Mets Preview: Harvey Looks For 5-0, Lagares In CF, Brown In RF

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada – SS Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B John Buck – C Lucas Duda – LF Andrew Brown – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes The Mets went 2-3 on their recent road trip. The club begins a six-game homestand […]

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

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Good Memories Of Covering Robin Ventura On The Beat

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In that clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

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Remember When We Used To Joke About Daniel Murphy’s Defense?

Come on, admit it… At one time or another you made a joke about Daniel Murphy at second base since the day he took over the position once Jose Reyes was not re-signed and Ruben Tejada slid over to shortstop. Was the criticism harsh and often times deserved? Maybe… Maybe not… Ok, yes it was… But seeing is believing […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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