Tag: Johan Santana

Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

An article by posted on March 15, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Solid Against Braves, Murphy Making Progress, Duda Hitting With Authority Again

Jeremy Hefner, the likely replacement for Johan Santana in the rotation, gave up two homers this afternoon but rebounded to strike out the last six hitters he faced in the Mets’ 5-2 victory over Atlanta. Hefner had a solid line of two runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings. Even so, […]

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D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Flores To Be Assigned To Minor League Camp By Friday

Normally, when a team has five of its hitters drilled in two games a case can be made for retribution. There’s been no such talk from the Mets about the Detroit Tigers taking liberties with their hitters. Jim Leyland’s pitchers have always been aggressive, so perhaps this is just a case of not having control […]

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Mets’ Matt Harvey Could Be The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Matt Harvey Could Be The Next Big Thing

It’s not exactly the variety of a film festival when watching the Mets in spring training. It’s the Nationals, Braves, Marlins and Cardinals on a rotating basis. For the Mets in Port St. Lucie, it’s like watching the same episodes of Seinfeld over and over. After awhile, you know how “The Contest’’ will end. For a young guy […]

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Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Still Hasn’t Allowed A Run, Den Dekker Gloves Another, ‘Spin Homers Then Gets Drilled

The Mets had an absolute field-day this afternoon with an 11-0 romp over against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Jonathon Niese got the start against Detroit and continues to roll, tossing four and two thirds innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit while walking four. Niese has yet to allow a run […]

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

A pair of Chicago Cubs centerfielders, Jimmy Qualls (1969) and Joe Wallis (1975), stole two of Tom Seaver’s early bids for a no-hitter. One year after being traded from New York to Cincinnati, Seaver threw a no-hitter for the Reds. Nolan Ryan never pitched a no-hitter – as a New York Met – but after […]

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Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Brilliant In Mets’ Win

Here it was, the fifth inning and Terry Collins was sending out Matt Harvey again. With his pitch count down, Collins had sent Harvey out for the fourth and was doing it again. Harvey’s command was that good. “I was very impressed (by his pitch count),’’ Collins said. “If he’s going to pitch 215 innings, he’ll be getting deep […]

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Is Jon Niese Underrated?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 6 Comments
Is Jon Niese Underrated?

When talking about Jon Niese… well that’s the thing. Niese isn’t often spoken about, particularly as a respected pitcher in the NL East, an esteem he deserves after his 2012 campaign. Granted yesterday’s outing in which the young southpaw gave up  four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Venezuela’s 14-10 routing of the Mets is not […]

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Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Would You Have Traded Niese Instead of Dickey for d’Arnaud and Syndergaard?

Andy Martino of the Daily News, asks a thought-provoking question in his column this morning: Would you have rather traded Jonathon Niese, instead of R.A. Dickey, to Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard? Turns out that the Mets had that choice according to  Martino. While Niese faced Team Venezuela Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, […]

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Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Morning Update: Collins Concerned With Offense, Santana Making Progress, No Timetable For Murphy’s Return

Johan Santana will make his first Grapefruit League next Thursday, March 14, when the Mets play the Detroit Tigers, according to John Delcos of Metsmerized Online. That would leave three starts before the start to the season. Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Delcos that Santana is making progress after throwing a long-toss session on Monday and that […]

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