As expected, Greg Burke was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Justin Turner who was activated from the DL. Original Post 9:00 AM With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would get the heave-ho. No way… Little was made of the rookie reliever when the Mets tabbed him to provide a […]
Lynn Worthy, beat writer for the Binghamton Mets, reported that Jenrry Mejia pitched five scoreless innings in a rehab start on Saturday night for the B-Mets. Mejia, pitched the second game of doubleheader against the Portland Sea Dogs and limited them to just three hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out one. The one-time top pitching prospect for the Mets, was on a pitch limit and threw 51 of his 83 pitches […]
Josh Satin‘s RBI-Double was one of three hits on his big day… The New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 2-1 before 39,677 at Miller Park today on Hank Aaron Bobblehead Day. Game time temperature was a beautiful 87 degrees and the first pitch was at 1:10 pm. Jeremy Hefner was crisp and precise working quickly through seven innings while striking out eight and allowing only two hits and walk. Hefner […]
I don’t know what to make of Terry Collins these days… His bias toward his veteran players is so blatant now that he makes no attempt whatsoever to hide it. This is the third time in two weeks that the Mets manager felt the need to forego any praise of a big hit by catcher Anthony Recker and instead issue his soliloquy on John Buck who was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. “We are […]
12:04pm: The Mets have made it official by announcing they’ve signed Yeffry de Aza for $475,000. Some scouts feel he’ll end up transitioning over to second base. Here’s what Badler has to say about the Dominican shortstop: He’s 6 feet, 170 pounds with average speed, solid hands and an average to above-average arm. He’s earned praise from scouts for being a hard-nosed, high-energy player. 11:31am: Ben Badler reports the Mets have also come to terms […]
Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. It’s always going to be command up here. No matter how hard you throw, you have to locate. That’s been […]
Well, Thor just continues to make his case to be our mid-season #1 prospect (hint-hint) as he posted another strong pitching performance today. He lasted five innings against the Trenton Thunder, and ran up his pitch count with nine strikeouts. He left the game after 93 pitches thrown — 67 of them for strikes — and was in control the entire game. His only blemish all game was a lead-off home run to Ramon Flores. […]
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 […]
I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research: Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike. All seven third strikes were fastballs. Six were four-seamers, none of those were less than 95 mph, and the other was a 90 mph […]
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