Chicago Cubs (26-38) vs New York Mets (24-37) Citi Field, Flushing • 7:10 PM Edwin Jackson, RHP vs Shaun Marcum, RHP Starting Lineup Jordany Valdespin, 2b Daniel Murphy, 1b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, lf Marlon Byrd, rf John Buck, c Omar Quintanilla, ss Juan Lagares, cf Shaun Marcum, rhp Game Notes The Mets have a 2-7 record in June and the Cubs are 3-8, and the teams will begin a three-game series at […]
Looks like Harvey-Wheeler Day is still on… Thanks Mother Nature… Matt Musico from MetsMinors.net just posted the following: Zack Wheeler will be making his final minor league start tonight before getting promoted to the major leagues. He’s set to debut on Tuesday at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves, about 45 minutes away from his childhood home. He takes the mound tonight against the Tacoma Rainiers at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, and Adam Rubin reported that he’ll […]
Marlon Byrd, OF MMO Player of the Week! The Mets had a dismal week out there over the last seven days, having played only four games due to multiple rain outs. Unfortunately, all but one game ended with a check in the Loss Column. It might have been an even worse week for the Amazins’ if not for our player of the week, Marlon Byrd! Byrd left the yard twice over the course of the week […]
Tonight’s game between the Mets and Marlins has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on September 14 at 4:10 PM.. Original Post 8:00 AM Despite Thursday night’s rainout against the Washington Nationals, righthander Matt Harvey will still remain the scheduled starter on Friday when the Mets begin their homestand against the Miami Marlins. Shaun Marcum, who was initially Thursday’s scheduled starter, will instead pitch on […]
The promotion of Zack Wheeler has been in discussion since the beginning of the season. Barring injury or poor performance (unlikely due to talent), it was the general consensus that Wheeler would be promoted this season. These rumblings have now come to fruition as it is rumored Wheeler will make his MLB debut as soon as next week. This opens up the discussion of who to send down. If this question was asked a few […]
Scouting Scale for Starting Pitchers: #1 Starter: Two plus pitches, average third pitch, plus-plus command, plus makeup #2 Starter: Two plus pitches, average third pitch, average command, average makeup #3 Starter: One plus pitch, two average pitches, average command, average makeup #4-5 Starter: Average velocity, consistent breaking ball, decent changeup, command of two pitches Jeremy Hefner and Dillon Gee are fighting for their spots in the rotation over their next 1-2 starts as Zack Wheeler […]
After sleeping on it, considering Jeremy Hefner’s strong start in Washington last night, my choice would be to deal Shaun Marcum. Marcum has gone six-plus innings in his last four starts showing signs he’s coming around physically. Of the three, Marcum has been the least effective, but his name isn’t mentioned because he’s making $4 million. Marcum threw a strong six innings against the Marlins until he unraveled in the seventh. But, if you’re a contender […]
Poor Jeremy Hefner… As we usher in what we hope will be the long and prosperous era of Zack Wheeler, perhaps as soon as next week, there’s no question who the Mets will probably cut to make room for him. That distinction will fall to lefthanded reliever Robert Carson – he of the 9.00 ERA , 3.9 K9 and 1.52 WHIP. If you can bet on sports, putting all your chips on cutting Carson is […]
Mets At Marlins – 4:10 PM RHP Collin McHugh vs RHP Jose Fernandez Starting Lineup Omar Quintanilla, ss Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Lucas Duda, lf John Buck, c Rick Ankiel, cf Ike Davis, 1b Jordany Valdespin, rf Collin McHugh, rhp Game Notes From May 28-30, Mets pitchers struck out 34 batters without issuing a walk. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no other team’s pitchers in the modern era (1900 to date) struck […]
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