Mets News & Notes

Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because […]

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

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It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4 , Braves 3

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4 , Braves 3

The Mets (40-49) opened up a four game, weeknight series against the division leading Atlanta Braves (49-40) tonight at Citi Field with Daisuke Matsuzaka facing off against Mike Minor. What you should know: Matsuzaka wasn’t the prettiest for New York tonight, but he still managed to throw seven scoreless innings, while allowing six hits, walking […]

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Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

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Alderson Remains Non-Committal On Trade Deadline Strategy

According to a report on ESPN New York, Sandy Alderson continued to say Monday that the direction the Mets take at the trade deadline will be dictated by how the team performs heading into the All-Star break. “Look, let’s see where we are at the end of this week,” Alderson told reporters. “We’re always willing […]

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MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 7:10 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The first-place Atlanta Braves arrive at Citi Field for a four-game series against the Mets. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72) opposes left-hander Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73) in Monday’s 7:10 PM opener. Dice-K received his third straight loss in the Mets’ 5-4 defeat to the Braves on July 1 at Turner Field. He has allowed 18 hits […]

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Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

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Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

John Harper of the Daily News writes that If the Mets can acquire Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for Zack Wheeler and perhaps even another pitcher, they should do it. Harper says that the Mets need an impact bat and to get the best-hitting shortstop this side of Troy Tulowitzki represents a golden opportunity for team. […]

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Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

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Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

Sometimes I wonder if Terry Collins and the front office are on the same page. More often than not, it seems the Mets skipper operates in his own parallel universe doing his own thing, while the rest of the organization carries on without him in lockstep with Sandy Alderson’s agenda and plan for the future. […]

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Niese Will Likely Miss Just One Start, Gee Will Face Braves On Wednesday

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Niese Will Likely Miss Just One Start, Gee Will Face Braves On Wednesday

The Mets placed Jonathon Niese on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Sunday and promoted right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to take his spot on the roster. The team announced that Dillon Gee will be activated from the DL and make Niese’s start on Wednesday against the Braves. Terry Collins said that Niese is only expected to miss […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Rangers 4

An article by posted on July 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Rangers 4

The New York Mets were looking for a series victory this afternoon against the Texas Rangers, with Zack Wheeler squaring off against Nick Tepesch. What you should know: The Mets got off to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Lucas Duda doubled home […]

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MMO Game Thread: Rangers vs Mets, 1:10 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Rangers vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The Mets will conclude their three-game series against the Rangers with a rubber match at 1:10 PM at Citi Field on Sunday. Zack Wheeler (3-8, 4.25) will get the start for the Mets and will oppose right-hander Nick Tepesch (3-3, 3.65) for the Rangers. Wheeler is averaging nine strikeouts per nine innings, which ranks sixth […]

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