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Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded […]

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Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

It’s remarkable. A lot has happened since that long ago Tuesday in mid June when the Mets swept the Braves in Atlanta and Zack Wheeler made his major league debut. Super Tuesday they dubbed it… The Mets were decimated as they entered play that day, a battered team that had lost 11 of the 14 […]

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LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

LaTroy Hawkins has now tossed 11.0 straight scoreless innings and is unscored upon in 22 of his last 24 games. Hawkins’ 11 saves, including last night are the most since he also had 11 in 2009. His next save will be the 100th save of his career. Hawkins has made 69 appearances this year, second on the team behind […]

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Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Since Opening Day, Only Three Mets Have Been On Active Roster All Season

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal with a sobering factoid on just how tough this season has been for the Mets. He writes: With 10 games left in the regular season, the Mets, at 68-84, are long past irrelevant. All that really matters at this point is waiting to see who makes it to […]

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Bumgarner Outduels Niese In Mets 2-1 Loss To Giants

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
Bumgarner Outduels Niese In Mets 2-1 Loss To Giants

The New York Mets lost a close one as the San Francisco Giants beat them 2-1 today at Cit Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and held the Giants to just two runs in seven innings, but his mound opponent Madison Bumgarner outdueled him and limited the Amazins to just a run over his […]

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Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Reliever Jeff Walters Deserved The Call, Not Frank Francisco

With a 2.09 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 56.0 innings of work, it was hard to ignore the excellent season that Jeff Walters delivered for Double-A Binghamton in 2013. His 38 saves in the regular season shattered the all-time career and single-season records for Binghamton and in doing so Walters tossed his name in the mix as a […]

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A Shadowy Figure Enters…

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
A Shadowy Figure Enters…

I read this funny parody from Mike Kerwick of The Record about a week ago and intended to post about it on MMO, but completely spaced and forgot about it. I just came across it again as I was looking through my favorites folder and I got another laugh out of it. I think you […]

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Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

Even though the Mets’ bullpen ranks 13th in the NL with a 4.09 ERA and 14th with a .261 BAA, there has been many positive developments as opposed to 2011-2012 when Sandy Alderson was forced to completely revamp the pen and hit the reset button. Before suffering a herniated disk in his neck that was […]

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Familia to Continue Pitching in Winter Ball Down in the Dominican

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Familia to Continue Pitching in Winter Ball Down in the Dominican

It’s been a long road back to the major leagues for Jeurys Familia this season. He last appeared with the Mets in the bigs on May 8th, then underwent surgery on June 5th to clean out a bone spur and loose bodies in his pitching elbow. While he was working to get himself back into […]

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LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

When the New York Mets begin their annual winter task of building their bullpen, they’d be wise to consider three names instrumental in beating Miami last night at Citi Field. Yes, Lucas Duda gets props for a three-run homer, Jon Niese pitched into the seventh, and Andrew Brown took advantage of a rare start by […]

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