Zack Wheeler lasted just five innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 6-2 to win the three-game interleague series. Wheeler, now 4-2, lost for the first time in six starts. He gave up four runs — three earned — and issued five walks in his ninth start of the season. The young righty seemed to come unglued in the fifth after Marlon Byrd lost a ball in the sun and John […]
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 […]
After last night’s 4-3 loss to the Royals, Terry Collins told reporters that Bobby Parnell has been prescribed muscle relaxers for his sore neck and that he would still be unavailable for Sunday’s game. His status remains unclear. David Aardsma, who is the acting closer for now, has a blown save and a loss in two appearances thus far. On Saturday, Justin Maxwell crushed one of his fastballs for what ended up being the game-winning […]
For the second time in two games since being named the closer while Bobby Parnell heals up, David Aardsma failed to get the job done as the Royals beat the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field this afternoon. Jeremy Hefner started the game and showed some improvement after back-to-back poor starts and delivered a quality start in a 110-pitch effort. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits, walked none and struck out six in 6.0 innings […]
There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas, and the New York Mets considering using Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen falls into the latter category. Wheeler has thrown a combined 114.1 minors-and-majors innings this season with a cutoff number at 180. With the intent of limiting his innings, manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen are mulling using Wheeler out of the bullpen. This is a bad idea on so many levels, beginning with the up-and-down nature of […]
It seems that recently, the Mets discussion has centered around the guy who is or isn’t writing out the lineup card. It’s likely a minority opinion, but I think the Mets need to lock Terry Collins up to a two year deal now, and put the discussion to rest. Wally Backman was my favorite player growing up. I have nothing against him at all, but I believe that MOST of the people who want him […]
During the Mets telecast yesterday, roving reporter Kevin Burkhardt reported that Double-A pitcher Noah Syndergaard, could be making landfall in the big leagues by as soon as July of 2014 at the rate he’s going, according to Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta. This would be similar to the track the team took in promoting Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler - finishing strong at Double-A, starting the new season at Triple-A, and a promotion to the bigs […]
Zack Wheeler proved why he has the potential to transform the New York Mets into legitimate contenders this week after a sterling pitching performance that saw him take a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Marlins. The rookie righthander had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the seventh and settled for a no-decision, but the swagger and fight we saw from him that night told the story. It was the fifth […]
Here is a summary of what Sandy Alderson had to say during his conference call that concluded a short while ago. He did not make any moves today because the players that will help the Mets win this season still have a certain value to the team and that the return on trading those players did not reflect that same value. He basically reiterated what I have been saying all along particularly on Marlon Byrd […]
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