Last week we looked at high school catcher Alex Jackson. This week we’ll switch it over to the pitching side, looking at one of the top prep arms in the upcoming draft, Brady Aiken. Most rankings have Aiken in the 7-10 range, which means he is likely a player the Mets are paying close attention to. Brady Aiken, Cathedral Catholic H.S (CA) Position: Pitcher Height: 6’4 Weight: 210 Bats/Throws: Left/Left Aiken is a lanky, projectable kid […]
Rust? What rust? David Wright had sort of a triumphant return last night as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 in the opening game of their weekend series. Wright had terrific night at the plate and showed no rust from his seven week layoff going 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. What was amazing about his return was that Wright played in no rehab games in between his injury and his […]
Mets at Phillies • 7:10 PM Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3, 6.12) vs. Cole Hamels (8-13, 3.48) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Josh Satin – 1B Andrew Brown – RF Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP The Mets officially activated David Wright from the disabled list Friday in anticipation of him returning to the lineup in the series opener against […]
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 seven innings of work. Niese scattered seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Since returning from the disabled list last […]
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 […]
Phillies vs Mets • 7:10 PM Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.62) vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1, 9.00) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Andrew Brown – RF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Satin – 3B Wilmer Flores – 2B Justin Turner – SS Travis d’Arnaud – C Daisuke Matsuzaka – RHP Game Preview The Mets snapped their losing streak and broke up an interesting news week (Harvey’s injury, trading Byrd/Buck) with a win […]
Look at all those zeroes… Lefthander Jon Niese went all the way on a three-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Phillies 5-0 tonight at Citi Field. Niese was absolutely brilliant in what was his best start of the season and limited the Phillies to just four baserunners in the game. It was his second career shutout and he had the Phillies dumbfounded all night long with a great assortment of fastballs, curves and changeups. […]
I know this probably isn’t going to be a popular opinion around here, so let me preface it by saying this — I think Shin-Soo Choo is pretty good. However, I don’t think he’s the type of player the Mets should be allocating their available funds to. I know Mets fans are clamoring to root for a winner. I don’t, however, think the Mets need to go out and spend money this offseason. Some fans […]
Phillies (Cole Hamels, 4-11, 4.05) at Mets (Zack Wheeler, 3-1, 3.54) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Juan Lagares – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Zack Wheeler – RHP Game Notes After dropping their first game out of the All-Star break Friday night against Philadelphia, 13-8, the Mets (41-51) will need to go 40-30 […]
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