A few weeks ago, with their second selection, the Mets drafted Andrew Church, a righthanded pitcher who was the 90th ranked high school prospect in the country. He’s got four pitches (fastball, curveball, slider, and change-up), a decent build and has dialed it up to 95 mph, but, good stuff aside, Church was by most scouts described a 3rd or 4th rounder. There are two possible reasons why the Mets may have taken Church as […]
Extra-inning games seemed to be the theme of the organization Monday night. The big club won a crazy 13-inning affair over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field, but the Brooklyn Cyclones dropped a 12-inning contest to the Staten Island Yankees at MCU Park in Coney Island. The Cyclones’ 8-7 loss was a wild affair, especially since it was only supposed to be a seven-inning game as part of a doubleheader against the Yankees. The first […]
D-backs (42-39) at Mets (33-45) LHP Wade Miley (4-7, 4.55) vs Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.40) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B John Buck – C Juan Lagares – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Shaun Marcum – RHP Game Notes Ruben Tejada is on his way to continue his rehab at Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin. Tejada, […]
In perhaps what is my favorite interview of our young prospect to date, David Laurila of FanGraphs profiled Noah Syndergaard after he made his Double-A debut last Sunday. The 6’6” right-hander, who is now gaining notoriety as “Thor”, looked very impressive and is advanced for his age. There are some awesome quotes in the interview that I whole-heartedly recommend that you read, where he discusses his repertoire, mechanical changes, and his feelings about making his […]
Zack Wheeler did not throw his bullpen session on Thursday and instead spent the day working with Dan Warthen on altering his delivery so as not to tip his pitches as he was during his start against the White Sox. Regarding the changes they are looking to make, Warthen told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin: “Open up his glove, keep it at the waist — kind of what we’ve done with [Jeremy] Hefner, kind of […]
Cyclones’ lefty reliever John Mincone is back in Brooklyn this summer, and already he’s off to a similar start as last year’s All-Star campaign. He maybe was a candidate to start the year at a higher level of the minors, but he suffered a bout of tendinitis that delayed his offseason conditioning. He’s settled in as the Cyclones’ closer this year, and he’s been unhittable – striking out seven batters in 3.2 innings of work. […]
Mets (30-43) vs White Sox (32-42) Tuesday 8:10 PM • U.S. Cellular Field RHP Shaun Marcum (0-9, 5.79) vs LHP John Danks (1-4, 5.40) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Marlon Byrd, rf Josh Satin, 1b John Buck, c Andrew Brown, dh Juan Lagares, cf Omar Quintanilla, ss Game Notes The Mets suffered their seventh walk-off loss of the year last night and the third of this road trip. The seven […]
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s some sage advice for a franchise who oftentimes ends up making a good situation bad, and a bad situation worse. The Mets have always been an organization that loves to get their grubby little hands into everything. Sometimes their meanderings are harmless, but every now and then they do something that really tries my patience as a Met fan. Last night was one of those times. Let […]
Mets (30-42) vs White Sox (31-42) Tuesday 8:10 PM • U.S. Cellular Field RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 0.00) vs RHP Chris Sale (5-6, 2.69) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr. – LF Jordany Valdespin – 2B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Josh Satin – 1B John Buck – C Andrew Brown – DH Juan Lagares – CF Omar Quintanilla – SS Game Notes Reliever Greg Burke has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to […]
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