Tag: Zach Lutz

Wheeler Struggles, Bullpen Implodes, Rally In Ninth Falls Just Short For Vegas

An article by posted on April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Struggles, Bullpen Implodes, Rally In Ninth Falls Just Short For Vegas

Las Vegas 12, Tacoma 13  The night did not look promising for Zack Wheeler as the first two hitters led off the game with back-to-back doubles, and before you could blink, the 51s were down 1-0. Wheeler settled down after that and retired the next three batters in order, including two strikeouts. Wheeler cruised through the […]

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Quintanilla Delivers 3-2 Walk-Off Win, D’Arnaud Pulled After Taking Pitch On Ankle

An article by posted on April 18, 2013 0 Comments
Quintanilla Delivers 3-2 Walk-Off Win, D’Arnaud Pulled After Taking Pitch On Ankle

Las Vegas 3, Sacramento 2 Carlos Torres gave the team five solid innings and held the River Rats to two runs on the night while striking out ten batters. He allowed eight base runners on seven hits and a walk. Torres left the game down 2-0, but the bullpen shut the door after that allowing the […]

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Lutz and Lagares Homer In Blowout Vegas Victory

An article by posted on April 12, 2013 0 Comments
Lutz and Lagares Homer In Blowout Vegas Victory

Las Vegas 14, Fresno 3 The 51s bats were in full force, putting the game out of reach by the first inning with a five-spot. — Collin McHugh had a great outing today, going seven innings and allowing four hits while being charged with two unearned runs. He walked nobody and struck out five. McHugh […]

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Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Previewing The Las Vegas 51s

The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power numbers. It may be harder to judge […]

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The Correlation Between Mets Organizational Depth and Late Season Collapses

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Correlation Between Mets Organizational Depth and Late Season Collapses

Since 2006 the Mets have been plagued by a recurrent theme, the second half collapse. The extent to which organizational depth, or a lack thereof, has contributed to these collapses has been the subject of more than a few discussions in Met circles. I would argue, however, that the problem goes back even before the […]

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Parnell Is Ready To Take His Game To The Next Level

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Is Ready To Take His Game To The Next Level

Bobby Parnell struck out the side in the ninth inning of the Mets 6-2 win over the Astros last night. He lowered his ERA to 2.31 for the spring in 12 appearances. Parnell looks to be in mid-season form as he prepares to take on the closer role for the Mets. I believe this was the plan […]

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As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team. There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing. In most camps, positions and batting orders are set […]

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Valdespin Is Saying And Doing All The Right Things

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Is Saying And Doing All The Right Things

Updated by Joe D. at 5:00 PM Here’s a brief update to this morning’s Jordany Valdespin post. Dog-house or not, it would seem like a big mistake to me if Valdespin fails to go north with the Mets when all is said and done. That said, Terry Collins continues to downplay his chances of making […]

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There Are No Angels In This Outfield

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
There Are No Angels In This Outfield

Over at NJ.com, the online home of the Star-Ledger, Jorge Castillo tells us that during  the offseason, Mets manager Terry Collins, personally called infielders Justin Turner, Josh Satin, Zach Lutz and Brandon Hicks to give them all the same piece of advice – be prepared to play some corner outfield. As far as any experience […]

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Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Duda Breaks Out, Byrd Could Push Hot-Hitting Valdespin To Vegas

It is not surprising that GM Sandy Alderson indicated today it is “less and less likely,’’ Johan Santana would be ready for Opening Day. Alderson attributed that to Santana not being in good shape when he reported to spring training because he didn’t go through his normal off-season routine after extensive rehabbing the previous two winters. […]

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