Forced to exercise a clause that would have prevented him from becoming a free agent, the Mets promoted right-hander Carlos Torres from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room for him, the team optioned reliever Greg Burke to Vegas and designated Collin McHugh for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot. Torres, 30, exercised an opt-out in his contract Friday, giving the Mets 48 hours to promote him or release him. Torres is in the middle of a recent good stretch [...]
Echoing what Terry Collins told reporters on Friday, Sandy Alderson told season ticket holders at Citi Field this morning, that Rafael Montero is a longshot to be promoted to the Mets this season. He cited an innings limit as the reason and said he’s currently about 70-80 innings away from being shutdown for the season. Last season, Montero tossed just 122 innings and he is already at 73.1 innings this year. Yesterday, Collins said that [...]
Updated 6/8 at 12:55pm by Clayton Collier: The Mets have optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Triple-A Las Vegas and have called up reliever David Aardsma. He will wear number 30. To make room for Aardsma, Jeurys Familia has been moved to the 60-day disabled list. McHugh will pitch in Vegas as a starter. Original Post 6/8 at 8:58am by Joe D: According to Mark Hale of the New York Post the Mets plan to promote [...]
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 and said he felt much better than his previous bullpens in between starts. “It was nice to throw a bullpen [...]
Jose Fernandez, the 20-year old Marlins pitching phenom, suffocated the Mets tonight as Miami beat them by the score of 8-1 to take their second straight game of the series. Collin McHugh made his first start of the season and he was in trouble right from the start. The righthander lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one. The fact that he was [...]
Mets At Marlins – 4:10 PM RHP Collin McHugh vs RHP Jose Fernandez Starting Lineup Omar Quintanilla, ss Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, lf John Buck, c Rick Ankiel, cf Ike Davis, 1b Jordany Valdespin, rf Collin McHugh, rhp Game Notes From May 28-30, Mets pitchers struck out 34 batters without issuing a walk. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no other team’s pitchers in the modern era (1900 to date) struck [...]
So much for those dreams of an 8-game winning streak… The Mets lost the opener of their three game series with the Marlins by the score of 5-1 tonight in Miami. Shaun Marcum started and was in search of his first win of the season. But after cruising through six innings and matching zeroes with Marlins starter Jacob Turner, the veteran righthander ran into trouble in the seventh inning and allowed four Miami runs to [...]
Series Preview: Mets at Marlins Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami. While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened considerably. The Marlins are by far, the worst team in baseball, coming in at 13-41, including 7-20 at home. The Marlins were already supposed to be one [...]
The Mets have promoted RHP Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas, according Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Lynn Worthy of Press and Sun Bulletin, later reported that this was likely just a spot-start situation, as the B-Mets expect to have Montero back in their rotation for the end of next week. He did note, in a later tweet however, that nothing is set in stone – and referenced Collin McHugh’s performance in AA in the [...]
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Last updated: 06/18/2013
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