Tag: Wally Backman

Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

Zack Wheeler had a test of fortitude staring him in the face today when he took the mound against the Reno Aces. The good news for Mets fans is that the young Wheeler stared adversity in the face and punched it in the mouth. He ran into some trouble right out of the gate, as […]

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Dwight Evans Brings Back Memories Of Game Six

An article by posted on April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Dwight Evans Brings Back Memories Of Game Six

About two weekends ago my church had a men’s breakfast meeting, and the guest speaker was none other than Dwight Evans, the very productive right fielder for the Boston Red Sox from 1972-1990. Listening to Evans speak about his life in baseball and the many things that affected his game, brought me back to the only […]

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Nieuwenhuis Scores Only Run As Vegas Loses A 10-1 Blowout

An article by posted on April 27, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Scores Only Run As Vegas Loses A 10-1 Blowout

Tacoma 10, Las Vegas 1 The Las Vegas 51s managed just four hits Friday against visiting Tacoma in a 10-1 loss at Cashman Field. The 51s allowed double-digit runs for the second straight game and dropped their third straight overall. Partially responsible for that huge run total was starter Carlos Torres, who was rocked for […]

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Welcome To The Show: Lagares Singles In Major League Debut

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments

Last night, in the Mets 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, Juan Lagares entered the game in the top of the fifth inning to play center field as part of a double-switch – officially marking his major league debut. Lagares led off in the bottom half of the fifth with a hard hit fly to the […]

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Nieuwenhuis Optioned To Vegas, Lagares To Make His MLB Debut

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments

Updated 2:30 PM Whatever I said below, it’s now official… Updated at 11:30 PM Outfield prospect Juan Lagares, who is tearing up the Pacific Coast League, likely will join the Mets as soon as Tuesday, baseball sources told ESPN New York. Lagares, 24, is hitting .346 with three homers and nine RBIs through 78 at-bats […]

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Featured Post: Zack Wheeler Not Ready For Prime Time

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Zack Wheeler Not Ready For Prime Time

Baseball 101: Regardless of the level of play, if a pitcher walks too many batters he will be beaten. It is a baseball fundamental understood by everybody, with the exception of those insisting the Mets bring up Zack Wheeler, who walked six hitters in his last start. The clamoring is getting louder in the wake of […]

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Zack Wheeler Walked Six And Was Pulled After 4.1 Innings

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Walked Six And Was Pulled After 4.1 Innings

For those of you hoping to see Zack Wheeler build upon his last start, tonight’s results will come as a disappointment to you. Unfortunately for Wheeler, he never seemed to find his comfort zone, and he walked a season high six batters tonight and failed to complete the fifth inning before Wally Backman had seen […]

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The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Youth Movement has Fully Begun at Citi Field

The last time the Mets had a youth movement, it was the in early 80’s and they were coming off a terrible run of losing seasons. The likes of Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra, Wally Backman, and Darryl Strawberry roamed the grounds at Shea Stadium and they quickly made a name for themselves especially […]

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Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Backman Says Wheeler Not Far Away

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, Triple-A manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler is not far away from being promoted to the Mets despite his rough outing on Thursday, and drew comparisons to Matt Harvey. “He is the same spot Matt Harvey was at last year, I would say,” Backman said of Wheeler […]

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Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento. In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 24-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI. “I […]

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