Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

Aside from Marlon Byrd, who is batting .269 on the young season, the rest of the Mets outfielders are all in a big rut at the plate. Worst among them is Oakland A’s import Collin Cowgill who is batting .130 after another 0-for-4 showing last night against left-hander Cliff Lee. Cowgill, who was initially proclaimed […]

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Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets decided to send Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Vegas to start the season so they could minimize the risk of losing him to waivers early in the season. Quintanilla is not currently on the 40-man roster. Collins said the Mets were wary of carrying Quintanilla out of spring training […]

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Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

Six games into the season and the Mets have used three different leadoff hitters. Evidently, there are answers to be found. One who should get a longer look is Mike Baxter, who started Saturday and reached base three times on two hits and a walk. A lead off hitter needs to get on base, and if […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Walk-Off Win Edition

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Walk-Off Win Edition

The Mets concluded the weekend series against the stripped down Miami Marlins with a big walk-off win on Sunday afternoon. The opening homestand ends with the Mets going 4-2 winning both series! Here are this weekend’s 3 Ups and 3 Downs. Byrd’s Big Hit: Marlon Byrd was the hero Sunday afternoon with a walk-off base […]

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Marlon Byrd Caps Off Wild Mets Walk-Off Win

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd Caps Off Wild Mets Walk-Off Win

There are a lot of indicators for a successful team and the Mets did several of them today in beating the Miami Marlins, 4-3, Sunday. Among them are winning close games, being able to come from behind, clutch hitting and solid relief work. The bullpen kept the Mets in the game until aggressive base running […]

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MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

Opening Day was impressive, but today might have been the Mets’ most complete victory in this young season. Jon Niese gave the Mets their fifth straight strong start, the offense came from behind twice and the often-criticized bullpen shut the door on the Miami Marlins in a 7-3 victory in a sparsely crowded Citi Field. […]

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Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Season Underway, But Some Questions Still Remain

David Wright was all smiles yesterday. “If you like grand slams and scoring lots of runs, what’s not to like?’’ Wright said. “Of course, we’re not going to score 11 runs every game.’’ His qualifier continued: “It’s only the first game.’’That it was, and as good as they looked in mauling the Padres, the Mets […]

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Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

An article by posted on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

The Mets announced Justin Turner will not go on the DL and will be on the Opening Day roster. Zach Lutz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. The Opening Day Lineup will look like this: Collin Cowgill, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Lucas […]

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Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

It is the same in every spring training camp with winners and losers. Booms and busts. With camp ending today, the Mets had their share of both. THE WINNERS Jon Niese: With Johan Santana a question going in, Niese entered camp No. 1 in the rotation and pitched deserving of that title. Not surprisingly, he […]

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Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Murphy and Wright Could Start Opening Day, Turner Still Getting Treatment

Daniel Murphy passed the audition and said it was worth the risk. Murphy, playing for the first time in a major league game this spring because of a strained right intercostal muscle, singled in three at-bats against Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, played five innings and declared himself ready for Opening Day. Had he kept playing minor league games […]

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