Tag: Nelson Figueroa

No Sweep For You! Mets Take Finale 4-1

An article by posted on August 30, 2009 2 Comments

When Johan Santana was disabled with a season-ending injury, the Mets knew his replacement would have some big shoes to fill.  Since replacing Santana in the rotation last week, Nelson Figueroa has done his best to pitch like the Mets ace.  Today, he pitched into the eighth inning and struck out a career-high 10 batters, […]

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No Johan, No Win; Marlins Defeat Mets 2-1

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

On a night when Johan Santana was supposed to take the mound, Nelson Figueroa stepped into his shoes.  The rest of the team paid tribute to Johan by doing what they do best in his starts; not scoring.  They played a close game, but ultimately fell a run short, dropping the opener of the nine-game […]

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Mets Recall Up Nick Evans And Pat Misch

An article by posted on August 25, 2009 0 Comments

With two roster spots open after Wagner was dealt to the Red Sox earlier today and Santana having season ending surgery, Mets have recalled up LF Nick Evans and LHP Pat Misch. Nick Evans played for the Mets earlier this season after Fernando Martinez got injured. Nick Evans is batting .250 with 1 homerun and […]

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Mets Minors Seem To Have Major Concerns

An article by posted on August 19, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets Minor League system has been the subject of debate all season long in 2009. The criticism is mostly justified in my opinion based on two things. 1. The Mets claim that they have a superior farm system loaded with talent that they consider untouchable. The overall standings of the Mets minor league affiliates tells a […]

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Mets Comeback Falls Short; Lose 6-5 To D’backs

An article by posted on August 3, 2009 0 Comments

The Mets came close to pulling a rabbit out of their hat tonight after falling behind 6-0 to the Diamondbacks after two innings. They came up a run short, but came so close to tying and winning the game if not for another baserunning blunder by Angel Pagan. Nelson Figueroa was called up to make […]

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Leave Jon Niese In AAA, And Call Figgy Up!

An article by posted on July 7, 2009 0 Comments

According to MiLB.com, Jon Niese was named International League pitcher of the week after compiling a 1-0 record and 1.06 ERA in two starts for the Bisons. Niese, who allowed 10 hits and struck out 14 in 17 innings, has rebounded to go 4-1 in his last six starts with a 1.04 ERA. After a […]

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Cutting Darren O’Day Was A Costly Mistake

An article by posted on July 4, 2009 0 Comments

You may remember that back on April 19th, the Mets purchased the contract of pitcher Nelson Figueroa from Buffalo to make a start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Figgy pitched a decent game allowing just three runs, but the Mets lost 4-2. Immediately after the game, the Mets designated Figueroa for assignment and came close to […]

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Mets Notes – Figgy Back, Big Pelf, Redding, Heads Rolling

An article by posted on April 25, 2009 0 Comments

The Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa has decided to re-sign with the organization after testing free agency by refusing a minor-league assignment earlier in the week. Apparently, sometimes the best opportunity is where they know and like you, even if he was abruptly designated for assignment to make room for a second lefty reliever, […]

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Figueroa Refuses Assignment To AAA, Opts For Free Agency

An article by posted on April 23, 2009 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa who was designated for assignment by the Mets immediately after his last start, has cleared waivers and will refuse an assignment to AAA Buffalo. A source told the Daily News that Figueroa has decided to become a free agent instead which means he can now sign […]

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What The Heck Was That All About?

An article by posted on April 20, 2009 0 Comments

Talk about your classic head scratchers. I would have loved to be a fly in the room when Omar and his brain-trust made the decision to DFA Darren O’Day, promote Nelson Figueroa, DFA Figueroa 18 hours later and promote Casey Fossum. I bet the conversation went just like this… Omar: Have a seat fellas, we […]

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Mets Lose To Brewers 4-2, DFA Figueroa

An article by posted on April 19, 2009 0 Comments

I guess a three game sweep was too much to ask for as the Mets wasted plenty of scoring opportunities and fell to the Brewers 4-2. The problem with this loss is that the Mets squandered a gutsy start by Nelson Figueroa who did all he could manage to keep the Mets in the game […]

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