On the day the team and its loyal fanbase learned the devastating news that Matt Harvey will likely need Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his elbow, Zack Wheeler took the mound and delivered the goods. Despite the 2-1 loss to the Phillies, the young righthander gave us the reassuring start we all needed to help us move on. In 6.2 innings, the 23-year old allowed just two earned runs on five hits, […]
Despite the dose of bad news we received today, Zack Wheeler gave us a little hope as he shined in his outing today. Unfortunately, the result was not the desired one. The Mets struck first when Andrew Brown hit a second inning single right back up the middle and brought around Marlon Byrd to make the score 1-0. Wheeler was solid through three, but the Phillies got to him in the 4th when an Cody […]
This week in Mets baseball started out fairly well. Despite dropping the last two games of a four game set in San Diego, the Mets made the most of their make up game in Minnesota with a 6-1 win and, the following day, put up a performance that seemed to be a promising sign: scoring four unanswered runs off of Brandon Beachy, one of the Braves’ most promising young pitching arms. Unfortunately, the Mets’ bats […]
It is becoming more and more evident that quality pitching is the hub of a pending baseball renaissance in New York’s Citi Field. Win or lose, a cadre of young pitching arms have kept the Mets competitive in Flushing for some two months now with Met pitching underlings tearing up the minor leagues at every level. The pitching uptick has many of the Met faithful thinking their turn in the sun may arrive sooner than anticipated. […]
I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this: Matt Harvey Noah Syndergaard Zack Wheeler Jon Niese Rafael Montero Missing are Dillon […]
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Alex Wood (2-2, 2.61) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.25) Starting Lineup Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Andrew Brown – LF Josh Satin – 1B Justin Turner – SS Wilmer Flores – 3B John Buck – C Jon Niese – LHP Game Notes Jeremy Hefner (partially torn MCL in his right elbow) appears headed for Tommy John surgery. Manager Terry Collins said Mets […]
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 […]
Oh, the Mets must be regretting that strike-out promotion now… Jon Niese became the second starter to take the mound for a sixth inning and cross the 100-pitch mark in two days — and backed up Wheeler’s dominant performance yesterday with a quality start of his own. I was a little worried about Niese being thrown out there for the sixth considering he’s rehabbing from a partially torn rotator cuff…but he looked really sharp over […]
Mets at Padres • 10:10 PM • Petco Park Jon Niese (4-6, 4.45) vs Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.97) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Josh Satin – 3B Mike Baxter – LF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jon Niese – LHP Game Notes RHP LaTroy Hawkins was still ailing Thursday, one day after taking comebacker off the groin in Wednesday’s setback to the Dodgers. “It seemed like […]
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