Carlos Torres was locked in from the second this game started and seemed determined to prove that he deserved a spot in this rotation. Of course, if he pitches the way he did today on a consistent basis, it’d be hard to keep him out of it — even though he’s sort of landed in the role by default by now. With Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, and Matt Harvey all down with injury while Jacob […]
Although Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game effectively with only one run through four innings, he racked up 90 pitches and burned out in the fifth inning where he was tagged for three runs before his departure. Matsuzaka was removed after 110 pitches, but only 66 of them were strikes. He walked four batters over his short time on the mound, contributing to his high pitch count and overall struggles Matsuzaka actually hit John Mayberry […]
Tim Lavigne played with the Binghamton Mets for five seasons (’02–’05, ’08) and amassed 36 career saves with them — a franchise record. It took Jeff Walters all of one season to make a run at that record — and he finished the task last night after picking up save number 37 on the season. In the same game, the Binghamton Mets won their 83rd game, setting a new franchise record for wins in the process. Sticking […]
The Eastern League announced that Binghamton Mets reliever Chase Huchingson was suspended for 50 games today without pay, after his second violation of the league’s drug abuse policy. (marijuana, cocaine, etc,) This news comes on the heels of two scoreless innings from Huchingson yesterday — and in fact, a spectacular season in relief for Binghamton overall. He has appeared in 45 games for Double-A Binghamton, while posting a 1.61 ERA and a 29/68 BB:K ratio. […]
There are bad ways to win and good ways to lose. What’s interesting and troubling is that it’s not always clear which is which. — Grimsley, Pokemon Is it not really known why humans love to classify everything into black and white categories? Maybe it’s just easier to minimize everything down into it’s most simplistic form. When it comes down to it, the vast majority of major league baseball players have never played in a World […]
Thoughts from Joe D. I will be very shocked if the Toronto Blue Jays hang onto Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s general manager after this season. He took a team with a talent rich farm that was once ranked among baseball’s best and overturned it for aging and expensive players that have sunk the team to the bottom of the division instead of the top as he had hoped. A new GM will quickly look […]
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game. Matsuzaka, 32, pitched in Cleveland’s organization this season, making 19 starts for Columbus (AAA) of the International League. […]
Oh Fulmer, we hardly knew ye… Quoting Adam Rubin: “…Michael Fulmer tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. He departed with a potential shoulder injury after fielding a comebacker from rehabbing Casey Kotchman.” It’s a shame that this had to happen to begin with, but the timing makes it doubly disappointing. Fulmer finally looked like he was starting to return to form in St. Lucie after rehabbing from his surgery earlier this year — and as mentioned by Rubin, […]
Today was Harvey Day for the Mets — but it wasn’t just any ol’ Harvey day… It was the first time any catcher that wasn’t John Buck caught a pitch from Matt Harvey this season. Oh, but it wasn’t just any catcher either — it was Travis d’Arnaud. I will say this — d’Arnaud has not looked as comfortable behind the plate so far as I thought that he would, and he struggled with some […]
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