In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game. Matsuzaka, 32, pitched in Cleveland’s organization this season, making 19 starts for Columbus (AAA) of the International League. […]
Terry Collins told reporters tonight that after reviewing a new MRI on Jeremy Hefner‘s elbow, they have confirmed that the righthander will need Tommy John Surgery. The MRI showed that Hefner has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow and that only surgery can repair the damage, which would wipe out most if not all of his 2014 season. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, but the surgery could happen soon, according to […]
Justin asks… Why are the Mets always babying their pitchers? It’s not like any of these inning caps and pitch counts have resulted in fewer injuries. Look at Matz and Fulmer and Mejia just this year alone. I just don’t get this obsession. Nobody worried about these things with Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan and Jon Matlack and all four had great careers. Ron Darling complains about it all the time and he’s supposed […]
Well it looks like Sandy Alderson didn’t agree with my pleas to give Jake deGrom the start on Friday… He unambiguously shot down the idea last night, and said that “DeGrom is not on the table.” Instead, the Mets have decided to take Carlos Torres out of the bullpen where he has done a stellar job, and put him back into the rotation. Torres has a 1.49 ERA in 19 relief appearances this season, and in three […]
Mets at Twins • 2:10 PM • Target Field RHP Dillon Gee (8-8, 3.79) vs Kyle Gibson (2-3, 6.27) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Andrew Brown – DH Wilmer Flores – 3B Travis d’Arnaud – C Juan Lagares – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Game Notes Wilmer Flores started consecutive games Saturday and Sunday after twisting his right ankle last week in Los […]
Another day, another injury for the New York Mets, and not surprisingly, one involving a pitcher. Jenrry Mejia didn’t make it out of the fourth Saturday night in San Diego because of pain caused by a bone spur in is right elbow. His season is in jeopardy as he likely will be placed on the disabled list today. This is not new for Mejia – he left a game in Miami, July 31 – and he is […]
Mets at Padres • 4:10 PM • Petco Park RHP Matt Harvey (9-4, 2.23) vs. LHP Eric Stults (8-10, 3.68) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Justin Turner – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes: Reporters are announcing that reliever Greg Burke has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas and that Jenrry […]
After taking the first two games of their four-game set against the Padres, the Mets got shelled in an 8-2 loss at Petco Park on Saturday night. The Mets may have also lost starter Jenrry Mejia for the season after he was removed from the game after throwing two pitches in the fourth inning. Mejia experienced discomfort in his right elbow and we’ll know more in the morning. He allowed one run on four hits […]
The following post adds some perspective and a longer view to what the future may hold for the Mets starting rotation. It’s important to understand the approach that the front office takes with regards to how they determine the progression of their top pitching prospects through the Mets minor league system. Sometimes you look at this patient and deliberate approach by our front office and wonder why aren’t these pitchers being promoted quickly enough? Aren’t […]
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