Update 2:20 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Matt Harvey has opted to rehabilitate the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and avoid surgery for now. “The diagnosis apparently was positive enough whereby Harvey is expected to try rehab for now, then begin a throwing program in one-to-two months,” Heyman said. Harvey still could undergo Tommy John surgery this offseason for the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament if the elbow continues to have […]
The Mets clinched their fifth consecutive losing season after they were beaten by the Marlins 3-0 this afternoon at Citi Field. It was the third shutout loss for the Mets in this homestand. Five straight losing seasons is the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. The only streaks longer: seven from 1962-68 and 1977-83, and six from 1991-96. Carlos Torres limited the Marlins to two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out a career-high eight […]
When the New York Mets begin their annual winter task of building their bullpen, they’d be wise to consider three names instrumental in beating Miami last night at Citi Field. Yes, Lucas Duda gets props for a three-run homer, Jon Niese pitched into the seventh, and Andrew Brown took advantage of a rare start by hitting a mammoth home run, but the Mets might not have won without Vic Black, Pedro Feliciano and LaTroy Hawkins. […]
Jonathan Niese was terrific and the Mets found some much-needed power in tonight’s 4-3 victory over the Marlins. After Niese and Brad Hand traded perfect firsts, the scoring got underway quickly in the second. Giancarlo Stanton led off with an absolute shot to left, but Andrew Brown returned fire in the bottom of the frame with a jack of his own. The game was quiet again until the fifth, when Donovan Solano brought in Ed […]
Marlins at Mets • 7:10 PM LHP Brad Hand (0-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Jon Niese (6-7, 3.86) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Andrew Brown – RF Lucas Duda – 1B Zach Lutz – 3B Travis d’Arnaud – C Ruben Tejada – SS Jon Niese – LHP After being swept by the Nationals with Thursday’s 7-2 loss at Citi Field, the Mets are just one loss away from their fifth straight losing season. They likely will be […]
The clock is ticking on the 2013 season, and we’ve learned so much about the future of this franchise. The problem is, in some aspects we’ve learned the Mets have more work to do than we had hoped. Whether Ike Davis hits 10 HR in the next 10 days or not, Davis needs to go. He was given a second chance to prove that 2012 was a fluke, and instead he proved it was a […]
Jeremy Hefner and the Mets turned things around tonight as they scrapped out a 6-5 victory over a red-hot Marlins’ squad. The Mets got the scoring started in the top of the third. Anthony Recker singled, followed by an Omar Quintanilla single. After Hefner failed to get a bunt down, Eric Young Jr. grounded out to first, moving over Recker and Quintanilla. Daniel Murphy followed with a single, bringing in both runners and making the […]
This morning, I found myself motivated to chime in on a subject that has befuddled me all season long. What are we? You’re talking about 60-something games left, so it’s going to be an uphill battle. It’s not just catching them, it’s you’ve got to pass other teams. We were awful for a good portion of the year and we’ve been pretty damn good lately, but we dug ourselves such a hole that ‘pretty good’ […]
Maybe this news from Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro will put to bed any further Giancarlo Stanton to the Mets rumblings, but don’t count on it. On Saturday, the Marlins dealt Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers for three pitching prospects, and according to Frisaro the move was expected because he is eligible for free agency after the season and he wasn’t part of Miami’s future plans. It wasn’t the beginning of another fire sale and […]
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