Recap: For the first time since 1996, Mets fans could walk the field parading their Mets banners and expressing their passionate love for their New York Mets. R.A. Dickey took the hill looking to take this four game set from the Padres with a win on such a special and fan-filled day and did not disappoint. Dickey went a dominant shutout 7.1 innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while punching out ten Friars. [...]
Recap: It was a tale of two ballgames for Jeremy Hefner and the Mets as the rain kept pouring as did the San Diego offense, resulting in a bruising 11-5 loss. Jeremy Hefner got his first major league start after several successful long-inning relief appearances. His entire family flew in from Oklahoma to see the 26-year old pitch in front of a crowd of nearly 25,000. After a 1 hour and eight minute rain delay however, it became [...]
There has been a lot of talk lately about the logjam in the outfield that will occur when Bay returns from his fractured rib. Ideas ranging from sending Ike down to creating a four man rotation in the outfield have been tossed around. Some ideas include Kirk platooning with either Torres or Bay, which should be completely out of the question. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been one of the most consistent and productive players on this [...]
Update 5/19 @ 11:03am: The Mets have optioned 2B/SS Jordany Valdespin to make room for Jeremy Hefner. Since the Mets will probably find the idea of a four-man bench not all that favorable, another move will likely be made in the coming days, probably Acosta will go down. Hefner will wear #53 and Valdespin will primarily play second base in Buffalo. Original Post 5/19 @ 8:26am: The Mets organization plans to call up RHP Jeremy [...]
Jason Bay was cleared to resume baseball activities a few days ago and will likely return in 2-3 weeks, creating something of a logjam in the outfield upon his return. With both Nieuwenhuis and Duda producing and Torres being a defensive juggernaut while holding his own in the batter’s box, the Mets will have four major league talents on the roster for three outfield positions. That is unless the Mets decide to send Ike Davis [...]
After tonight’s thrilling 9-4 come-from-behind victory over the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets left Citi Field donning hockey jerseys as they head north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game set. Here are some photos courtesy of the Mets twitter feed: Before The Game, Tim Byrdak Went All Out, Dressed From Helmet To Skates In Blackhawks Attire The 1-2 Punch Of Santana And Dickey Show Off Their Wild/Predator Jerseys Nickeas Going With A [...]
Recap: R.A. Dickey took the hill looking for his sixth win of the year, going toe-to-toe with Reds ace Matt Latos. Dickey started off dominant, striking out six in the first four frames, but ran into trouble in the fifth after giving up a solo shot to Joey Votto in the previous inning. Come top five, Dickey gave up three runs on a hit-by-pitch, a walk, a double and a passed ball. Looking at a [...]
Chris Capuano took his first loss of the year last night after getting off to a 5-0 start. After going 6 1/3 innings allowing four runs (three earned) Capuano raised his ERA to a gaudy 2.34 ERA. Who would pay 2 years and $10 million for that? Wouldn’t you much rather have a guy like Frank Francisco with his 8.59 ERA and 2.045 WHIP at $12 million over two years? But seriously, Capuano has hit [...]
One of the last times we heard from Fred Wilpon, he was bashing the likes of Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and David Wright, calling him a “good kid” but not a “superstar”. Wilpon ate his words just one year later, speaking highly of the Mets third baseman today to reporters at City Hall shortly after the announcement of the Mets as 2013 All-Star Game hosts. “I think he’s playing like a superstar right now,” said [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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