Tag: Johan Santana

Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Facing Huge Hurdles Ahead Of Season Opener

The worst-case scenario seems imminent for the Mets. They faced a myriad of pitching questions entering spring training, including: Johan Santana’s availability after shoulder surgery; Dillon Gee coming off surgery to repair an injury to his shoulder; and injury-prone Shaun Marcum. All three have been answered in the negative. One would think a free agent […]

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Spring Notes: Turner Could Spell Murphy At Second, Official Announcement On Santana Coming

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Notes: Turner Could Spell Murphy At Second, Official Announcement On Santana Coming

Updated 11:00 AM – Here are the latest injury updates and other news from PSL this morning… Justin Turner According to Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, there’s a good possibility that if David Wright is ready for Opening Day and Daniel Murphy is not, Justin Turner could start at second base. In that scenario, Jordany Valdespin […]

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Wright, Santana, Murphy And Duda Among Mets’ Questions As Opening Day Looms

An article by posted on March 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wright, Santana, Murphy And Duda Among Mets’ Questions As Opening Day Looms

Here we are, two weeks from Opening Day and the Mets still have a myriad of questions that can’t be answered by Google. Perhaps they should get a Celebrity Apprentice from Trump to fill in the holes. Jon Niese was superb in yesterday’s loss to the Braves and we know he’ll get the ball that […]

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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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