Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

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Valverde Out As Closer, Farnsworth To Takeover Saves Role

10:15 AM Update: Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Valverde will not be used in any critical situations for now. The 38 year old has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 blown saves. Farnsworth last officially closed […]

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Granderson Out of the Cleanup Spot and Batting Second

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Granderson Out of the Cleanup Spot and Batting Second

Update: Curtis Granderson has been moved out of the cleanup spot and is batting second today.  During last night’s 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson went 0-for-5, and left six runners on base. He is now hitting .140 with just four RBIs on the season. The fans at Citi Field are getting antsy. They rained […]

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Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

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Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

2014 Triple-A:  4 GS, 20 IP, 4.95 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 6.8 K/9 As time has gone by, all of us have been guilty of putting too much pressure on a prospect to succeed.  There have been high hopes surrounding Noah Syndergaard ever since the Mets acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays, and we are all excited […]

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MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

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MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

Good Morning, Mets fans! What a frustrating loss last night. At least we fought hard. Anyway, the moment from the game that’s weighing most on my mind this morning is, of course, “The Shoe Play”. With 2 out and 2 on, Freddie Freeman hit a ball “straight into the ground” which seemingly ricocheted off of […]

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MMO Game Recap: Braves 7, Mets 5

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MMO Game Recap: Braves 7, Mets 5

The Mets (8-9) lost to the Braves (12-5) by a score of 7-5 tonight at Citi Field. Ervin Santana got the start for Atlanta, and he ran into early trouble by giving up a walk and a stolen base to Eric Young, which was followed by an RBI single from David Wright that give the […]

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The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

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The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

You don’t have to be a numbers-obsessed Mets fan like me to realize that the team has been playing pretty badly at Citi Field over the past few years.  But sometimes the numbers help to advance and enhance the narrative. For example, since the beginning of the 2011 campaign, the Mets have gone 105-145 in […]

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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

After being held to just one hit during Friday night’s loss to the Braves, the Mets will try to even the series tonight when Bartolo Colon takes on Ervin Santana for the Braves in a 7:10 PM start at Citi Field. The Braves were held scoreless by Colon the last time he faced them, scattering […]

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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP […]

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Mets Farm Report: Montero and Fulmer Falter, Nimmo and Rivera Rake

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Mets Farm Report: Montero and Fulmer Falter, Nimmo and Rivera Rake

RENO 10, LAS VEGAS 7 Rafael Montero had his shortest outing of the season, and the Las Vegas bullpen falters in extra innings as the Reno Aces take down the 51′s 10-7 in eleven innings in the final game of the four-game series.  Montero lasted just four innings giving up four runs on six hits […]

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MMO Game Recap: Braves 6, Mets 0

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Braves 6, Mets 0

The New York Mets opened up their 10-game homestand with a disheartening 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night at Citi Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and delivered another solid performance holding the Braves to one run on four hits and three walks in his six innings of work, while striking […]

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