Before Sandy Alderson rolled into town and traded Carlos Beltran a couple of weeks after drafting Brandon Nimmo with his first selection in the 2011 draft, the top prospect for the Mets was Jenrry Mejia. However, by July of that season, he was merely an afterthought as he was beset by injuries that included Tommy John Surgery. His status as a Mets prospect had shrunk to nothingness. The more and more people I talk to […]
Kirk Nieuwenhuis was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas after tonight’s 2-1 loss to make room for Jenrry Mejia on the 25-man roster. Terry Collins said Mejia would not be returning to the minors with the Mets needing to take the roster back to 25 players, and suggested the Mets were preparing to use a six-man rotation that includes Mejia for the foreseeable future. This will leave the Mets with only four bench players. Nieuwenhuis was hitless in his […]
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals. But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day! RHP JENRRY MEJIA Game 1 Preview and Starting Lineup: Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Andrew Brown – LF Anthony Recker – […]
The Mets’ bats were on fire and Jenrry Mejia was dominant in his debut today as the Mets took the first game of the doubleheader, 11-0, and crept even closer to the .500 mark, as well as a second place spot in the standings. The Amazins struck just seven pitches into the game when Daniel Murphy hit an absolute bomb to right field to go up 1-0. The Nats would threaten in the bottom, but Mejia […]
The Mets pounded Braves pitching for 14 hits en route to a 7-4 victory this afternoon at Citi Field to gain a split of their four game series with Atlanta. Daniel Murphy and Marlon Byrd led the hit parade with three hits a piece including the 26th double of the season for Murphy who looks to be breaking out of a month-long slump during this series. David Wright collected two hits and drove in a […]
According to Terry Collins, Jon Niese threw a bullpen session today and will appear in rehab games starting next week. He will begin his rehab stint with the Gulf Coast Mets. Niese has been off his game this year, pitching to a 4.32 ERA in 14 starts that have spanned 77.0 innings. He has given up 91 hits and 33 walks over that time period, while striking out just 49. In other pitching related news, […]
When we signed journey-man Carlos Torres to a deal in the off-season, I was somewhere between disappointment and apathy, honestly. I thought that he would serve no purpose on this team and that he was wasting space in a Triple-A rotation. I made comments akin to, “This is exactly the reason no other Triple-A affiliate wants to take the field for the Mets.” And yes, as he struggled to pitch in the PCL, I was […]
The Mets have just announced that righthander Jenrry Mejia will start Saturday Friday against the Washington Nationals. Here’s some excellent insight from longtime reader Sach who writes: Jenrry Mejia was on a major league not minor league rehab assignment which was due to end on July 29th. And after that date, the Mets either had to call Mejia up or spend and burn their last remaining option on him optioning him to AA or AAA. Why […]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are considering Jenrry Mejia for a start next Saturday. The Mets play a doubleheader on Friday in Washington, and will need an extra pitcher on Saturday. Also being considered, but I view as extreme long-shots, are Chris Schwinden, Jacob deGrom, and Rafael Montero – neither of whom are on the 40-man roster. MMO Prediction: Mejia will make his 2013 debut and have a solid performance after a […]
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