Among the highs and lows to already come out of the first month of this season, the continued improvement of Daniel Murphy has certainly been one of the brighter spots to this point so far. Playing out of his natural position, Murphy has slowly made the proper adjustments on both sides of the diamond. After being jostled all over both the infield and outfield, Murphy has finally found himself a home at second base with [...]
Terry Collins says a lot of things that will raise eyebrows whenever we go to these pre and post game press conferences. Many times he’ll say one thing on Monday and then do the exact opposite on Wednesday. Just to cite two recent examples remember when he proclaimed Collin Cowgill the everyday center fielder on Opening Day? Cowgill then proceeds to start in just 6 of the next 15 games. Or how about two weeks [...]
By the end of last season, I was pretty excited about Ike Davis. He got off to a horrible start in 2012, but seemed to finish strong with 32 dingers. His average still sucked, but it seemed like things were finally starting to click for him. Now it’s a month into the season and he can’t get above the Mendoza line. Over in left field, Lucas Duda is getting on base and hitting with some [...]
@nymets945 Pill will likely not make next start because of discomfort. Need to find out more about that. He is not on the DL. — Lynn Worthy (@PSBLynn) April 29, 2013 Vaughn said he felt a sensation in his arm after throwing out runner at plate. Called coming out “precautionary.” #BMets #Mets — Lynn Worthy (@PSBLynn) April 30, 2013 Hat tip for Lynn Worthy here for updating us on two minor league players, Cory [...]
Last night, in the Mets 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, Juan Lagares entered the game in the top of the fifth inning to play center field as part of a double-switch – officially marking his major league debut. Lagares led off in the bottom half of the fifth with a hard hit fly to the warning track in left field against Dodgers’ ace LHP Clayton Kershaw. In his next at-bat, Lagares singled against left-hander Paco Rodriguez in [...]
One of the least glamorous jobs in baseball is that of the pinch-hitter/bench player/spare part/25th man. But every club has one of these guys, and on occasion they can rise to the level of star performer, if only for a game or two. Jim Beauchamp (pronounced “Bee-chum”) was one of these players, and after kicking around the league with the Cardinals, the Astros (including some games as a Colt 45), the Braves, the Reds, the Astros [...]
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Binghamton Mets 1 BINGHAMTON, NY (by Tim Heiman) – With the aid of two late home runs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the Binghamton Mets 3-1 in the home opener at NYSEG Stadium. Josh Rodriguez doubled down the left field line in the fourth inning, which got the offense started. After he moved over to third base on a wild pitch, he scored the first run of the game [...]
Sand Gnats 5, Green Jackets 6 The Sand Gnats jumped out to an early lead over the Augusta Green Jackets in last night’s contest. They started off the game with three straight hits and jumped out to a two run lead in the first inning. Chad Zurcher led off the game withe a double, and was quickly driven in on a line drive base hit to left field by Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo advanced to second base [...]
Guess who’s jazzed about the Mets so far? This guy is. The Mets won the first two series of the season 2-1 against the Padres and the Marlins—including a furious 9th-inning rally yesterday. Maybe not the most stellar competition, but the team has shown the range of its capabilities. In the first couple games, the Mets’ offense exerted its dominance as well as its starting pitching. In the latest win, the bullpen was solid and [...]
First off, I’d like to start this post by congratulating Collin Cowgill. The man had a great Spring Training and a smashing Mets debut. He deserves to be a part of the Mets outfield in 2013. I look forward to watching him. “It’s a special day. My first time being in an Opening Day lineup. A lot of jitters but it’s exciting. The fans were unbelievable. Beautiful day for that,” Cowgill said. “It was an [...]
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 Duda, LF John Buck, C Ruben Tejada, SS Jon Niese, LHP Niese will oppose San Diego Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez at 1:10 PM at Citi [...]
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Last updated: 05/18/2013
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