After an amazing six week run, Jeremy Hefner has struggled in back to back starts against the Phillies and Braves who torched him for 13 earned runs and 16 hits over 6.1 innings. Before that, Hefner was flying high with a 1.76 ERA over his previous six starts, and the Marlins may be just the right cure to get him back on track. With the worst ranked offense in the league, Marlins hitting coach resigned […]
Since May 26, the Mets are third in the majors with a 3.18 (151 earned runs/427.0 innings) team ERA and there’s a good reason for that positive development, his name, Jeremy Hefner. Since June 4, Jeremy Hefner leads the majors with a 1.76 ERA (10 earned runs/51.0 innings) over eight starts. Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano is second with a 1.89 ERA. Hefner has allowed two earned runs or fewer in those eight starts, the longest such stretch since Johan Santana had […]
The top of the food chain on the New York Mets have been out in full force the past 4-5 days with one clear and concise message, “We have plenty of money to spend, and we’re gonna spend it… maybe.” In a series of four separate broadcast interviews and two print interviews, Fred and Jeff Wilpon have been telling the world: Financial problems? What financial problems? Both Mets owners have been making the rounds on […]
I asked some of our writers what they felt were the Best and Worst moments for the Mets in the first half, and it looks like the consensus for the best was when we swept the Yankees and the Empire State Building was brightly lit up in Blue and Orange. Daniel Nelson Best Moment: I’d have to say sweeping the Yankees in four games was pretty special. You hang onto moments like that when you […]
That’s the cover of this year’s Mets Media Guide. I was taking a look at it this morning and thought I spotted a curious omission. Before you read any further, take a look and see if you can spot it too… Here is who is featured on the cover starting at the top and going left to right: 1. Tom Seaver 2. R.A. Dickey 3. Jon Matlack 4. Mike Piazza 5. John Stearns 6. Carlos […]
Jeremy Hefner was drafted by the Mets out of high school in the 46th round of the 2004 June amateur draft. He chose not to sign. One year later, the Mets selected Hefner in the 48th round of the June amateur draft. Once again, Hefner did not sign. Instead, he transferred from small Seminole State College in Oklahoma to the much-larger and more scoutable Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he hoped to improve his […]
Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner didn’t come to the Mets with all hype and bravado of an elite pitching prospect the way that his teammates Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler did. In fact, most never even gave him a chance to be in the rotation until news broke during spring training, that Johan Santana would be out for the season. Even then, Hefner was just one of three possible options to replace Johan in the rotation. The other two, […]
There was some talk the past couple of days regarding Matt Harvey‘s pitch count, and an 210 innings limit that Sandy Alderson mentioned about a month ago. That innings cap would have Harvey’s season end approximately two weeks before the end of the regular season. Joe D. also pointed out that it seems like Harvey’s effectiveness declines after he throws his 100th pitch. We are seeing it more and more these days — as pitchers make higher […]
It really should have been Johan Santana dangling left arm night based on his injury history with the Mets, but instead Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was Johan Santana bobblehead night. And the Brooklyn Cyclones did not disappoint, as the team scratched out a 2-1 victory over the Staten Island Yankees in 10 innings to improve to 6-11 on the year. Brooklyn had lost four straight games and seven of their last […]
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