Mets Merized Online » Diamondbacks http://metsmerizedonline.com Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.16 Teufel Remains With Mets As Minor League Infield Instructor http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/11/teufel-remains-with-mets-as-minor-league-infield-instructor.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/11/teufel-remains-with-mets-as-minor-league-infield-instructor.html/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 18:25:04 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=226567 New+York+Mets+coaching collins geren teufel

Tim Teufel has decided to stay in the New York Mets organization as the roving Minor League infield instructor and team ambassador according to Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal.

Teufel was replaced as the Mets third base coach two weeks ago by former Arizona Diamondbacks long-time coach Glenn Sherlock.

Original Report – Nov 15

According to multiple sources, baseball lifer Glenn Sherlock is replacing Tim Teufel as the Mets’ third base coach. Sherlock will also be the new catching instructor.

Sherlock and Terry Collins were spotted together at the GM Meetings. He was since let go from the Diamondbacks when a new manager took the helm and wanted to hire his own coaches.

It’s reported that Tim Teufel will be offered another position in the Mets organization. It is possible he was offered the job of replacing Wally Backman as the AAA manager in Las Vegas.

You can read more about Glenn Sherlock here.

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Giants, 10:15 PM http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-mets-giants-1015-pm.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-mets-giants-1015-pm.html/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:07:59 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220814 jacob degrom

Thursday, August 18, 2016 • 10:15 p.m. (ET)
AT&T Park • San Francisco, CA
RHP Jacob deGrom (7-5, 2.30) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.11)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets had another disappointing series with the Diamondbacks but now they need to move on and focus on the Giants as the Amazin’s find themselves in San Francisco for the weekend. Tonight Jacob deGrom looks to put things back on the right track as the bats look to crack Madison Bumgarner.

When August started, the San Francisco Giants had 5/1 odds to win the World Series but things have changed dramatically for them over the last two weeks, dropping out of first place after posting the worst record in the NL since the All Star break.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. T.J. Rivera – 2B
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. Wilmer Flores – 1B
  5. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  6. Justin Ruggiano – CF
  7. Kelly Johnson – 3B
  8. Ty Kelly – LF
  9. Jacob deGrom – RHP

Giants Lineup

  1. Denard Span – CF
  2. Angel Pagan – LF
  3. Brandon Belt – 1B
  4. Buster Posey – C
  5. Brandon Crawford – SS
  6. Hunter Pence – RF
  7. Eduardo Nunez – 3B
  8. Joe Panik – 2B
  9. Madison Bumgarner – LHP

Jacob is 7-5 over 21 starts and 133.1 innings with a 2.30 ERA. In his last four starts, deGrom has pitched 27.2 innings allowing only 2 ER which is an ERA of 0.65 while striking out 26 batters. Earlier this season he faced the Giants allowing 2 hits and 3 runs, none earned over 6.0 innings while recording the win. The Giants have the following numbers on deGrom:

  • Belt 2-6, 3 BB
  • Pence 2-8, 2B
  • Span 2-8
  • Crawford 0-8, 4 K
  • Panik 0-6
  • Posey 0-5
  • Blanco 0-3

Last time the Mets faced Bumgarner, it was a marquee event as he was facing the rising ace on the squad in Noah Syndergaard. Today he faces the established ace in Jacob deGrom, so still a marquee event. Since facing the Mets, Bumgarner has continued his dominance. He’s 11-7 over 25 starts with a lead leaguing 4 complete games and a league leading 170.2 innings while posting a 2.11 ERA. In his last two starts he has pitched 15.0 innings, 1 ER while striking out 15. Against the Mets earlier this year, he allowed no runs and 6 hits over 6.0 innings while striking out 7. The Mets have the following numbers against Madison:

  • Bruce 3-20, HR
  • Walker 4-16
  • K Johnson 6-18
  • Loney 2-13, 2B
  • Flores 1-9, 2B
  • Reyes 3-6
  • d’Arnaud 0-3
  • Granderson 0-3
  • Ruggiano 3 for 9, 2 HR

Let’s Go Mets!

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs D’Backs – Walker Scratched With Stiff Back http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-mets-vs-dbacks-walker-scratched-with-stiff-back.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-mets-vs-dbacks-walker-scratched-with-stiff-back.html/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:18:22 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220653 noah syndergaard

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 • 9:40 p.m. (ET)
Chase Field • Phoenix, AZ
RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 2.75) vs. RHP Braden Shipley (2-1, 2.96)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets had a rough go of it in Arizona last night as they got pounded by the Diamondbacks 9-6 and falling back to .500 on the season while losing more ground in the wild card chase. They look to turn it around as the God of Thunder comes to the desert.

New York has lost four straight to the Diamondbacks…The club’s longest losing streak to Arizona is five games back in 2002.

*** Neil Walker is a late scratch with back stiffness. He’s been replaced by T.J. Rivera.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Curtis Granderson – LF
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. James Loney – 1B
  5. Kelly Johnson – 2B
  6. T.J. Rivera – 3B
  7. Alejandro De Aza – CF
  8. Rene Rivera – C
  9. Noah Syndergaard – RHP

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Jean Segura – 2B
  2. Michael Bourn – CF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  4. Jake Lamb – 3B
  5. Yasmany Tomas – RF
  6. Wellington Castillo – C
  7. Mitch Haniger – LF
  8. Chris Owings – SS
  9. Braden Shipley – RHP

Noah Syndergaard is 9-7 over 23 games and 22 starts this season pitching 134.1 innings with 163 K’s and a 2.75 ERA. August hasn’t been the greatest month for him so far as he has allowed 7 ER over 11.0 innings including 3 ER over 8 hits and 5.0 innings against the Diamondbacks in his last start. These last two games have been only the second time this season Noah has picked up losses in back to back starts. Arizona has the following numbers against Syndergaard:

  • Goldschmidt 2-6, 2B
  • Lamb 0-6
  • Owings 1-6
  • Bourn 2-5
  • Brito 1-3, 2B
  • Drury 0-2
  • Segura 0-3, 2K

The Mets bats will get another look at Braden Shipley who is making his 5th career MLB start tonight. In his first four, he is 2-1 over 24.1 innings with a 2.96 ERA striking out 17 batters while walking 12. His best start in his young career so far was his last, which was also against the Mets where he held the Amazin’s to only 3 hits over 7.0 innings while walking only 1 and striking out 7. The Mets have the following numbers against Shipley:

  • Bruce 0-3
  • De Aza 0-3
  • K Johnson 0-2
  • Loney 0-3
  • Walker 1-3
  • Rivera 1-2
  • Granderson 0-1

Let’s Go Mets!

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The Road Trip That Could Define A Season http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/the-road-trip-that-could-define-a-season.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/the-road-trip-that-could-define-a-season.html/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:30:45 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220650 noah syndergaard

On Monday night, the Mets dropped their fourth consecutive game to the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks. Bartolo Colon was not making the pitches he normally does and put the team in an early 3-0 hole in the first. The Mets went on to lose 10-6 as the pitching was unable to stop the last place D-Backs.

“I think my pitches weren’t great this time, and they were kind of taking advantage of that,” Colon said. (NY Post)

The road trip this team is currently on could define their season. A 10-game trip that started with Arizona and follows with San Francisco and St. Louis.  The Mets will bring Noah Syndergaard to the mound tonight as he will attempt to get the team right back on track. This team needs to win the final two games of this series before heading to much tougher games against the Giants and Cardinals. Manager, Terry Collins understand that the team in Arizona has been handled easily by others.

“They have got a good offensive team, and you’ve got to make pitches against them,” Collins said. “You look at all the pitchers they have used and some of the ERAs, people have been hitting them. We haven’t been hitting, so we have a tough time scoring.”

The Mets have played down to their competition against some of the worst teams in baseball this year, including the Atlanta Braves. At this point of the season as they fight for their playoff lives, they need to take advantage of the teams that should not be considered threats.

The Giants and Cardinals will present the Mets with an opportunity to play two teams who could have an impact on both Wild Card spots. Enduring through these final nine games of the road trip is pivotal as it is the toughest stretch left in their schedule.

It all starts tonight with Syndergaard, who needs to not only get himself back on track, but to help the Mets finally slay the dragon known as the Diamondbacks for the first time this season.

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Monday, August 15, 2016 • 9:40 p.m. (ET)
Chase Field • Phoenix, AZ
RHP Bartolo Colon (10-6, 3.35) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (5-11, 4.57)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets are finally coming off of a series win as they head out west to face the Diamondbacks. After dropping the first game against the Padres this past weekend, the Mets were able to win the next two including Steven Matz taking a no-hitter into the 8th inning yesterday. Now the Mets can look for revenge after their horrid series with the Diamondbacks earlier last week.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Curtis Granderson – CF
  3. Neil Walker – 2B
  4. Jay Bruce – RF
  5. Wilmer Flores – 1B
  6. T.J. Rivera – 3B
  7. Ty Kelly – LF
  8. Travis d’Arnaud – C
  9. Bartolo Colon – RHP

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Jean Segura – 2B
  2. Michael Bourn – CF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  4. Jake Lamb – 3B
  5. Yasmany Tomas – RF
  6. Wellington Castillo – C
  7. Chris Owings – SS
  8. Brandon Drury – LF
  9. Robbie Ray – LHP

Bartolo Colon will start things off for the Mets. He’s 10-6 over 24 games and 23 starts and 134.1 innings with a 3.35 ERA. In his last two starts he has allowed 2 ER over 13.2 innings including a 1 ER over 7.0 innings with 8 K’s performance against the Diamondbacks in his last start (a game the Mets eventually lost 3-2). The Diamondbacks have the following numbers against Colon:

  • Segura 3-9, 2B
  • Bourn 1-7
  • Goldschmidt 2-6, 2B
  • Owings 3-6, 2B
  • Brito 0-3
  • Frury 0-3
  • Hernandez 0-3
  • Lamb 0-3
  • Loewen 1-2

The Mets will get another crack at Robbie Ray who is 5-11 over 23 starts and 128.0 innings of work with a 4.57 ERA. After three bad starts in a row where he gave up a combined 17 runs, 13 earned over 16.2 innings, he allowed no runs and only 3 hits in his last start against the Mets. The Mets have the following numbers on Robbie:

  • Bruce 3-9, 2B, HR
  • Reyes 2-5
  • Flores 0-5
  • Granderson 0-3
  • Kelly 1-3
  • Walker 1-3
  • d’Arnaud 0-2
  • TJ Rivera 0-2

Clarence “Choo-Choo” Coleman, an original Met, passed away this morning in Bamberg,SC at age 80 after a lengthy illness (He was born on August 18, 1935). Coleman, a catcher, was drafted by the Mets in the October, 1961 Expansion Draft. He played in 55 games with the 1962 Mets and hit six home runs. Coleman hit nine home runs and drove in 26 runs in 167 games during his career with the Mets (1962-1963, 1966).

Let’s Go Mets!

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MMO Game Thread: Padres vs Mets, 1:10 PM http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-padres-vs-mets-110-pm.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-padres-vs-mets-110-pm.html/#comments Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:48:06 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220477 steven matz

Sunday, August 14, 2016 • 1:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
LHP Clayton Richard (0-1, 6.46) vs. LHP Steven Matz (8-8, 3.60)
PIX11 • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

If the Mets are going to make the playoffs, they need to go on a run. Last night was a good first step as they beat the Padres 3-2 in extra innings. Jacob deGrom had an excellent start and Gabriel Ynoa in his major league debut, picked up the win in relief.

The Mets snapped their season high-tying four-game losing streak with last night’s win. New York is 3-7 in its last 10 games and are 11-17 since the All Star break. The Mets are 30-30 at home this season, including going 4-13 in their last 17 games at Citi Field.

Following today’s game the Mets head out on the road for a three-city, 10-game road trip to Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis…New York is 28-28 on the road this year.

Mets Lineup

  1. Jose Reyes – SS
  2. Ty Kelly – LF
  3. Neil Walker – 2B
  4. Jay Bruce – RF
  5. Wilmer Flores – 1B
  6. T.J. Rivera – 3B
  7. Alejandro De Aza – CF
  8. Rene Rivera – C
  9. Steven Matz – LHP

Padres Lineup

  1. T. Jankowski – CF
  2. Wil Myers – 1B
  3. Y. Solarte – 3B
  4. Alex Dickerson – LF
  5. Jabari Blash – RF
  6. Alexei Ramirez – SS
  7. Derek Norris – C
  8. Ryan Schimpf – 2B
  9. Clayton Richard – LHP

The Mets will turn to Matz today who is 8-8 on the season over 21 starts and 125.0 innings with a 3.60 ERA. After a torrid start against the Yankees to start off August, he bounced back in his last start allowing 2 ER over 6.0 innings against the Diamondbacks while striking out 9 batters. It was his third in his last four starts where he allowed 2 runs or less while pitching 6.0 innings. He missed the Padres earlier this season and this afternoon will be his first time facing them in his career. The only two Padres who have seen him in a major league game are Bethancourt (0-2) and pitcher Cosart (0-1).

The Mets bats will get a look at Clayton Richard. Richard started his career off with the White Sox before being traded to the Padres for Jake Peavy. He stayed with the Padres until 2013 when he was granted Free Agency, bounced around in the Pirates and Diamondbacks systems in 2015, became a Cub in 2015, released and picked up again by the Padres.  Overall this year he has pitched in 27 games, no starts, and 15.1 innings with a 6.46 ERA. The Mets have the following numbers on Richard:

  • Bruce 5-16, 3 2B
  • Loney 3-15
  • Reyes 3-11, HR
  • Granderson 1-10, 3 BB
  • K Johnson 3-8
  • Walker 1-5

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MMO Game Thread: Diamondbacks vs Mets, 12:10 PM http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-diamondbacks-vs-mets-1210-pm.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mmo-game-thread-diamondbacks-vs-mets-1210-pm.html/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:21:31 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220218 noah syndergaard

Thursday, August 11, 2016 • 12:10 p.m.
Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y.
RHP Braden Shipley (1-1, 4.15) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-6, 2.64)
SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM

The Mets bullpen faltered again, this time in the 12th inning, as the Mets lost their second straight game to the Diamondbacks. Yesterday the Mets didn’t get on the board until a 2-run homer from Kelly Johnson in the bottom of the ninth, wasting a strong a start from Bartolo. So, for a second straight game, while the direct cause of the losing feels like the bullpen, the bats put the team in a position for the bullpen to lose. Things should be a little better today with Thor on the mound because he can also swing a bat, maybe give some life to this team.

Mets Lineup

  1. Alejandro De Aza – CF
  2. Neil Walker – 2B
  3. Jay Bruce – RF
  4. James Loney – 1B
  5. Kelly Johnson – 3B
  6. Michael Conforto – RF
  7. Rene Rivera – C
  8. Matt Reynolds – SS
  9. Noah Syndergaard – RHP

Diamondbacks Lineup

  1. Jean Segura – 2B
  2. Michael Bourn – CF
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  4. Jake Lamb – 3B
  5. Chris Owings – SS
  6. Brandon Drury – LF
  7. Socrates Brito – RF
  8. Tuffy Gosewisch – C
  9. Braden Shipley – SP

Syndergaard is 9-6 over 22 games and 21 starts over 129.1 innings with a 2.64 ERA. He’s in the midst of a very human stretch pitching 18.0 innings in his last three starts with a 4.00 ERA but still recording 21 strikeouts. He had one start against the Diamondbacks last year and it was a good one going 8.0 innings, allowing only 1 run and recording 13 K’s. Arizona has the following numbers on Thor:

  • Goldschmidt 0-3
  • Lamb 0-3
  • Owings 0-3
  • Tomas 1-3
  • Bourn 0-2

The Mets bats will get a look at Branden Shipley making his 4th major league career start. So far this season he is 1-1 over 3 game sand 17.1 innings with a 4.15 ERA. His numbers look better when you toss out his first start, in his last two he has allowed only 2 ER over 12.0 innings of work. Since he made his debut in late July, it is not surprising that this will be his first time facing the Mets or anyone on the Mets roster in a major league game.

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Mets Postseason Push Begins Now http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mets-postseason-push-begins-now.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/08/mets-postseason-push-begins-now.html/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:39:16 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=220021 kelly johnson jay bruce

The Mets have not won back-to-back games in over a month now and since May 1 they are three games under .500. In three weeks, they have gone from three back in the division and leading the race for the second Wild Card, to nine games behind the Nationals and two games out of a playoff berth.

The Mets have also lost Asdrubal Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, and Jose Reyes to the disabled list. Matt Harvey and David Wright each had season ending surgery, and Lucas Duda is out for the season with a back injury. But despite all of that, they are still very much alive in the Wild Card race.

The Mets are well-aware of what they need to do as Michael Conforto pointed out after Sunday’s win. “We’ve got to start winning some games.  I think we’re going to get hot sometime soon.  So I would say there is that urgency.  I wouldn’t say there’s any panic.  I think we feel the urgency, but that doesn’t change the way we show up everyday.”  (MLB.com)

Neil Walker, who is swinging an incredibly hot bat lately, says the Mets need to start winning games in bunches. “That’s the most important thing this time of the year is to just get on a roll, try to get hot.  That’s what we’re looking for.  So hopefully, we’ll hit our stride here soon.”

Fate, with a little help from the schedule makers, may be handing the Mets a golden opportunity to make up some solid ground in their push for the postseason. After a much needed day off, the Mets begin a six game homestand against two of the worst teams in baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres.

After that the Mets begin a West Coast trip starting with another three against the  Diamondbacks. These are nine extremely winnable games for the Mets and present a huge opportunity to impact their playoff hopes.

But nothing has come easy for the Amazins this season, so they’ll need to start upping their performance if they truly are committed to securing one of those Wild Card spots.

So far this season, the Mets have not taken full advantage of the weaker teams they’ve played and that has to change. They’ve only gone 7-6 against a terrible Braves team, and they split a four-game set with the Padres at Petco Park.

Even with so many key players on the DL, the Mets are significantly better than the Diamondbacks and Padres as presently constituted. Outfielder Curtis Granderson believes his team is in great shape saying, “The fact that we’re missing so many pieces and still in the thick of things is a positive because we’re going to get some of those guys back.”

Granderson makes a good point. Jim Henderson, Zack Wheeler and Jose Reyes are already on rehab assignments in St. Lucie, and Yoenis Cespedes believes he just needed some extended rest and can return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible.

Still, while the Mets wait for those players to return, the current roster can get things rolling by knocking off these sub .500 teams. With the Diamondbacks and Padres coming into town, there is no time like the present to get hot, put together a solid winning streak, and finally begin that strong playoff push.

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Yankees Acquire Former Met Clippard From D’Backs http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/07/yankees-acquire-former-met-clippard-from-dbacks.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2016/07/yankees-acquire-former-met-clippard-from-dbacks.html/#comments Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:03:02 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=219274 tyler clippard

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag on Twitter, the Yankees have acquired former Met Tyler Clippard from the Diamondbacks.

In return, the Diamondbacks are receiving pitching prospect Vicente Campos from the Yankees, reports MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert on Twitter.

Clippard, 31, signed a two-year, $12.25 million contract with the Diamondbacks this past offseason, but hasn’t been great for them thus far, pitching to a 2-3 record with a 4.30 ERA.

Clippard will return to the ball club that he started his career with back in 2007, before spending time with the Nationals, A’s, Mets and the aforementioned Diamondbacks.

Vicente Campos has spent 2016 so far between High-A through Triple-A in the Yankees farm system and has pitched to a 9-3 record with a 3.20 ERA.

With Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman being traded recently, this move makes sense for the Yankees who are getting an established veteran reliever to fill out their bullpen.

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Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke For Six Years, $206 Million http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/12/diamondbacks-sign-zack-greinke-for-six-years-195-million.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/12/diamondbacks-sign-zack-greinke-for-six-years-195-million.html/#comments Sat, 05 Dec 2015 01:43:27 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=201640 Zack Greinke

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Diamondbacks and ace Zack Greinke have agreed to a six-year deal, pending a physical. Greinke will receive $206 million (with deferrals) over the life of the contract, according to Rosenthal, putting the average annual value at an MLB-record  $34.3 million.

Greinke, 32, was one of the most sought after free agents this offseason, after going 19-3, with a 1.66 ERA in 32 games this past season for the Dodgers.

A three time All Star, Greinke has spent the last three seasons with the Dodgers, and has established himself as one of the game’s top starting pitchers.

This deal comes as a bit of a shock, as it developed so quickly. It was reported earlier this week that Greinke was set to sign with the Dodgers or the Giants by the end of the week.

However, Rosenthal had tweeted earlier this evening that the Diamondbacks were in pursuit of the right-hander, and now it looks like Arizona has made a huge splash by signing Greinke.

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Nationals Sign Oliver Perez To Two-Year, $7 Million Contract http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/12/nationals-sign-oliver-perez-to-two-year-7-million-contract.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/12/nationals-sign-oliver-perez-to-two-year-7-million-contract.html/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21:37:47 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=201629 perez_1280_f0uhshel_zyxy1a5s

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have signed free agent left-hander Oliver Perez to a two-year deal worth $7 million dollars.

In his career as a starter and a reliever, Perez is 67-83 with a 4.44 ERA in 1,294 innings pitched. He has struck out 1,351 batters and walked 703, good for a career 9.4 K/9 ratio and 4.9 BB/9.

Perez, 34, has tried to resurrect his career as a reliever since being cut by the Mets. In a four-season span out of the bullpen, he has a 3.31 ERA in 182 innings with a 11.1 strikeout rate.

Last season, pitching for the Diamondbacks and Astros, he went 2-4 with a 4.17 ERA in 41 innings, striking out 51 and walking 15. He held left-handed batters to a .185/.235/.283 batting line.

He’s back…

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Tyler Clippard Will Remain Mets’ Primary Setup Man http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/10/tyler-clippard-will-remain-primary-setup-man.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/10/tyler-clippard-will-remain-primary-setup-man.html/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:41:05 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=195205 tyler Clippard kevin Plawecki

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, manager Terry Collins said Thursday that he expects to stick with Tyler Clippard as his primary setup man in the National League Division Series.

Collins had tossed out the idea that he was considering flipping Clippard with Addison Reed who has settled into the seventh inning role since being acquired in late August.

Clippard struggled mightily down the stretch, posting a 7.11 ERA in his final 12 appearances, but has proven to be very formidable against left-handed hitters who he’s held to a .137 batting average.

“You’re looking at a lineup that’s primarily left-handed,” Collins told reporters. “You look at Clippard’s numbers against lefties and they’re really good.”

“With the back end of our bullpen, the way they’re set up, we like it. It’s worked. I think the four days off has helped a lot of guys, including Tyler.”

October 1

Terry Collins announced a surprising shift in how the Mets might use relievers Tyler Clippard and Addison Reed moving forward. According to the Mets manager, the two of them might switch roles, with Clippard now pitching the seventh inning and Reed taking over as the primary setup man in the eighth.

Clippard has struggled mightily of late and has allowed 10 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings pitched including four home runs. Prior to that, Clippard allowed just one earned run in his first 19.2 innings and 20 appearances with the Mets.

Lefties are 19-138 (.138) this year against Clippard and .182 for his career, and opponents are hitting .133 (8-60) with RISP.

Meanwhile, Reed has been flawless since joining the Mets and has not allowed a run in his 15 appearances spanning 14 innings pitched with New York.

He has has allowed just three runs over 30.1 innings (0.89 ERA) since July 29 and his 0.89 ERA is the third-lowest in the majors in that period.

Collins explained that whether he goes with Reed in the eighth could depend on who he’ll be facing in the opposing lineup. Anyway, for now, this is just a consideration and no change has been made as of yet.

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Addison Reed Locks Onto Mets Seventh Inning Role http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/09/addison-reed-locks-onto-mets-seventh-inning-role.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/09/addison-reed-locks-onto-mets-seventh-inning-role.html/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:37:03 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=193675 addison reed

According to Mets manager Terry Collins, newly acquired reliever Addison Reed is the team’s permanent seventh inning man out of the bullpen.

“He’s the guy, no doubt,” said Collins to reporters after last night’s comeback win over the Marlins.

Reed, 26, was acquired from the Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league pitchers Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. He will be under team control for two more seasons and will be second-year arbitration-eligible this Winter.

With the D’backs, Reed had a 4.20 ERA in 40 2/3 innings. However since coming to the Mets, he has not allowed a run in nine appearances, while collecting 11 strikeouts in 9.0 innings with 3 holds and one save.

In the his last two appearances, Reed earned the save in the Mets’ 10-7 extra-inning win over the Braves on Sunday, and last night he came in the 8th inning and tossed a 1-2-3 inning, seeting up Familia for the save in the 9th.

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