Tag: bullpen

Time For The Mets To Switch Things Up

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
Time For The Mets To Switch Things Up

Unless you’ve been spending the first few months of the 2013 season under a rock, you know that the Mets are off to a less-than-spectacular start.  Through 56 games, the Mets have a disappointing 23-33 record.  The only teams in baseball that are more than ten games under .500 are the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros […]

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Marlins vs Mets Game Postponed Due To Rain

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins vs Mets Game Postponed Due To Rain

Tonight’s game between the Mets and Marlins has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on September 14 at 4:10 PM.. Original Post 8:00 AM Despite Thursday night’s rainout against the Washington Nationals, righthander Matt Harvey will still remain the scheduled starter on Friday when the […]

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Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jon Niese Ready For His Start Against The Marlins On Saturday

In case you missed it, lefthander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches yesterday, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow […]

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Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Fried Rice: Has Collins Burned Out His Lefty Reliever?

If you didn’t know any better, you would think the Mets only had two relievers in their bullpen; closer Bobby Parnell and lefthander Scott Rice. On those rare occasions when the Mets need to protect a late lead, Parnell and Rice have been Terry Collins‘ first line of defense and his go-to guys. For Rice, […]

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Psst… Don’t Look Now, But Jon Niese Is Back!

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Psst… Don’t Look Now, But Jon Niese Is Back!

The month of May for Jon Niese will hopefully become a microcosm for the New York Mets season, it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. In what was a horrendous start to the season for Niese, the Mets young southpaw has put together a nice stretch over the past three outings to […]

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Mets Lose Suspended Game To Braves 7-5

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Lose Suspended Game To Braves 7-5

The Mets played their first suspended game since Aug. 6, 1986 tonight and after Atlanta scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning,  the Mets lost the game 7-5 to drop them 11 games under .500 for the season. Brandon Lyon allowed both Atlanta runs and took the loss. Right-hander Jeremy Hefner initially started the […]

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Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2013 0 Comments
Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

Although many months remain in what has thus far been a troubling season, it is not too early to consider trade strategies that could best leverage the assets presently on the Met roster. Not that a white flag has officially been flown, but barring a near- miraculous leap in the level of offense from the […]

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The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Were Built To Fail, They Really Have No Plan Says One NL Official

Bob Klapisch of The Record, posted a strong rebuke of the current Mets team and says that the team was “built to fail.” “Niese’s masterpiece aside, the Mets have been careening toward disaster for most of May and are now on pace for 100 losses. No one should be surprised; this roster has been badly […]

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Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Time to End the Collins Era and Bring On Backman

The Terry Collins era was always going to go down as the bridge to brighter days. How else could you explain Sandy Alderson making Collins his first manager with the track record he possessed three years ago? Collins oversaw teams collapse in Houston and Anaheim, with the latter resulting in a mutiny. He was well-placed […]

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in […]

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