Now that all the sorting out has been completed, the Mets will officially be selecting in the No. 10 slot for the 2014 First Year Player Draft. The Mets “earn” a protected pick going into the 2013-14 offseason. Here’s the official order for next June’s first round which includes the consolation pick for the Toronto Blue Jays: 1. Astros (2013 record: 51-111) 2. Marlins (62-100) 3. White Sox (63-99) 4. Cubs (66-96) 5. Twins (66-96) 6. Mariners (71-91) 7. Phillies (73-89) 8. Rockies (74-88) 9. Blue Jays (74-88) 10. Mets (74-88) 11. Blue Jays (for failure […]
Bobby Parnell has officially been placed on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. Sandy Alderson suggested surgery ultimately may be required, according to Adam Rubin. “He had a series of injections last week. He had an epidural yesterday. And so right now we’re simply evaluating how he responds to those two treatments,” Alderson said. “We’ll know more in the next two or three days. It is conceivable that if those don’t work, something […]
After losing a pair of battles with the sun on Sunday, Marlon Byrd took the blame following the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Royals. “You come to the park and never think you’re going to feel like you’re the reason you lose the game,” Byrd said. “But today, I put that on me.” Both of Byrd’s botched plays came in the the fifth inning that saw the Royals break the game open with three runs. “I’ve had […]
ROYALS (55-52) at METS (49-59) RHP Ervin Santana (7-6, 3.03) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (4-1, 3.55) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B Josh Satin – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Juan Lagares – CF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Zack Wheeler – RHP Game Notes The Mets are 7-4 in rubber games this year (3-3 at home). New York is 13-16-7 in series this season […]
Royals (Bruce Chen, 4-0, 2.09) at Mets (Jeremy Hefner, 4-8, 4.21 ERA) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Josh Satin – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 3B Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes Terry Collins told reporters that he revert back to a five-man rotation until Jon Niese comes back from the disabled list. Carlos Torres […]
Dillon Gee looked sharp and Eric Young Jr. closed with some fireworks as the Mets snapped the Royals’ nine-game winning streak in 11 innings tonight. The Mets got it going right away in the first when David Wright smacked his 16th home run of the year, bringing in Juan Lagares as well to make the score 2-0. The game stayed very quiet for the next six innings. Wade Davis would be done after five, with […]
Royals Wade Davis (5-9, 5.50) at Mets RHP Dillon Gee (7-8, 4.13) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B John Buck – C Ike Davis – 1B Omar Quintanilla – SS Dillon Gee – RHP Mets Notes As the Mets enter August they look to build off the momentum from July. They finished the month 15-12 which was the […]
As the Kansas Royals get ready to visit Citi Field for a weekend set with the Mets, it occurred to me that there is a whole generation of baseball fans out there, who weren’t even born when the Royals ruled the western division of the American League. The 1975 Royals finished in second place, but the Royals from 1976-1978 won the western division. They also lost all three playoff series to the New York Yankees […]
I find it impossible to read an article or a forum about Carlos Beltran without there being some mention of “the curveball” or Adam Wainwright. That of course refers to Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS where, with the bases loaded and the winning run on first base with two outs in the ninth, Beltran stared a curveball from Adam Wainwright all the way into the glove of Yadier Molina, thus ending the series. I […]
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