Jerry Manuel has confirmed that Mike Pelfrey will indeed skip his scheduled start on Sunday to rest his forearm. However, he remains tight-lipped about who will start in his place. I had surmised that starter to be Nelson Figueroa and it looks like that’s exactly who the Mets will call up despite the National Security implications of admitting to it. Figueroa was 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 16 games for the Mets last season. […]
Congratulations Gary! Gary Sheffield’s first career hit with the Mets came in dramatic fashion. Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Sheffield came in as a pinch-hitter and blasted the ninth pitch from Brewers reliever Mitch Stetter over the left-field fence to record his 500th career home run on Friday night. The fated ball was the ninth pitch of Sheffield’s pinch-hit at-bat and traveled an estimated 385 feet into the stands at […]
In typical fashion, the Mets got off to an early 3-0 lead when Jose Reyes singled to center to get things started and moved to second when Murphy singled to center. A David Wright single loaded the bases for Delgado who hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring Reyes. Two batters later, Church is intentionally walked to load the bases and bring up Castro who worked out a bases loaded walk to bring home Murphy. Castillo […]
It was perfect timing… With the Mets down by a run in the seventh inning, Gary Sheffield came in to pinch hit for the pitcher with the score 4-3. Mitch Stetter was pitching in relief for the Brewers, and after an eight pitch at-bat, he served a 3-2 slider to Sheffield who quickly launched it down the leftfield line and over the wall for his historic 500th homerun. Play was stopped for about 2 minutes […]
Here is tonight’s lineup which has Gary Sheffield batting sixth. Jose Reyes, SS Daniel Murphy, LF David Wright, 3B Carlos Delgado, 1B Carlos Beltran, CF Gary Sheffield, RF Brian Schneider, C Luis Castillo, 2B Oliver Perez, P Mike Pelfrey has been diagnosed with forearm tendinitis after an MRI on Tuesday. More on that later on. Following Perez’s season debut last week in Cincinnati, Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he was still unsure what Perez was […]
Gary Sheffield is expected to start in right field for the first time this season. He enters the game with 499 homeruns and may mark the first memorable Mets moment at Citi Field if he hits number 500 at Shea tonight. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but if it’s a game winning homer than bring it on. Who knows what we can expect from Oliver Perez when he takes the mound […]
According to Adam Rubin, Gary Sheffield’s debut as a starting right fielder for the Mets will wait until Wednesday against the Padres, Jerry Manuel announced. Manuel said he would have thrown Sheffield into right field Sunday against the Marlins, even if Sheffield wasn’t quite ready, but the manager wanted to have his primary lineup on the field that day with ace Johan Santana on the mound. Carlos Beltran just hit his first homer of the […]
According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, After completing a 20-minute session in the outfield with coach Razor Shines hitting him balls, Gary Sheffield suggested he’s not ready to play the field in a game. Sheffield said he didn’t even pick up a glove during spring training. And because he figured to only be a DH with the Tigers, he came to camp heavier, and now needs to shed weight. Sheffield also reiterated that […]
Joe and Evan of the morning show on WFAN, are reporting that Gary Sheffield could be signing with the Mets by tonight. They believe that one of the reasons the Mets are interested in Sheffield is because he would be able to hit his historic 500th homerun with Mets. UPDATE 3:30 PM – As part of the $400,000 deal, the Mets have promised Sheffield “significant playing time” as reported by Mike Francesa of WFAN aaccording to a […]
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