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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 for strikes.
After suffering a few setbacks following Tommy John Surgery that ended his 2011 season, Mejia seems to be on the comeback trail.
“My arm feels better,” Mejia said. “I’m trying to work hard day by day. I want to be in the majors. I’ve got to work hard for it. Now I’m here. I don’t know where I’m going to be tomorrow, but wherever I am I’m going to do my job.”
“Now, I feel like I can throw (with) more consistency. (I can) throw my curveball for strikes, my change-up, two-seamer.”
I always felt bad for how things fell apart for this promising ri
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As many expected, Major League Baseball announced that Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero will start the Futures Game at Citi Field tomorrow,
Syndergaard will start for the U.S. Team, while Montero opposes him for the World Team. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
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Check out the cool duds that Brandon Nimmo will be wearing for the Futures Game...
SPIN DOWN AGAIN, THIS TIME MIGHT BE FOR GOOD…
It’s been inevitable for more than a month, but the Mets finally pulled the plug on Jordany Valdespin after Saturday’s game and demoted him to Tripe-A Las Vegas to make room for reliever Scott Atchison will join the team today.
Valdespin had not started a game since June 22 and has failed to produce in a reduced role as a pinch...
There is a likeable quality to New York Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner. He’s modest and unassuming, and has been stand-up in the bad times.
However, recently it’s been good times for Hefner, Friday’s starter in Pittsburgh, who will be trying for his eighth straight strong outing. Hefner is coming off a one-run performance in seven innings last weekend in Milwaukee. Hefner has 12...
If you were wondering how Mets first baseman Ike Davis was doing since the team decided to re-call him from his two week exile at Triple-A Las Vegas, the short answer is – not too good.
Davis is batting .200 since his call-up and has struck-out four times in his last 12 at-bats including a critical one with runners on second and third in Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Pirates...
This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations.
The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday.
On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats.
Jordany proceeded to have a conniption, a melt-down, a tantrum...
Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31.
We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to discuss Byrd in a different context for now.
When you think about a player that deserves to be MLB...
The New York Mets lost their second straight game to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-2 tonight in front of a packed house at PNC Park.
The Mets actually got on the board first, scoring a run in the fourth inning on a walk by Marlon Byrd followed by an RBI-double by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. They came back in the fifth and scored their second and final run of the game when Byrd came...
Yesterday, the New York Mets announced that Mike Piazza, the greatest home run-hitting catcher of all-time, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on Fan Appreciation Day Sunday, September 29 at Citi Field. Piazza will become the 27th member of the Mets Hall of Fame during the Mets Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony prior to the 1:10 p.m. game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
It was pretty gory at times but the Mets ended the first half in decent shape.
The first half of the of the major league baseball season has ended and the all star break has commenced. The Mets find themselves 41-50 and 11 games out of first place. If you read my preseason post (http://www.totalsportsblog.com/2013/03/the-2013-nlol-east/#more-8451) you would see what record I...
New York Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday night, and it was a demotion he did not feel he deserved. The 25-year-old is hitting a measly .188 with 16 RBI and on on-base percentage of .250 in his second MLB season, but that didn’t stop him from reportedly flipping [...]
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39) vs RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Terry Collins decided to bench John Buck in tonight’s series...
The Futures Game Was Bright With Syndergaard, Montero and Nimmo On Hand
Well that was fun..
The game’s best young prospects converged on Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to take part in the Futures Game, where the U.S. Team defeated the World Team by a score of 4-2.
As for the good guys, Noah Syndergaard started for the U.S. Team and allowed one hit in his inning of work...
It's rare that the Mets can celebrate all three phases of time on the same day. The Mets haven't been the most diligent in honoring the past. During the Omar Minaya years, the future was only guaranteed because the calendar says so. The present? The Mets really haven't had a present since 2008.
But as the Mets head into the All-Star Break, whose festivities will be...
All of a sudden people are feeling a lot better about the Pirates again after an exciting walkoff win over the Mets Friday night at sold out PNC Park. The Bucs have won two in a row and certainly appear to have put the four game losing streak in the rear view mirror.
Leading up to the game, all the talk was about Pedro Alvarez, David Wright, and the Home Run Derby “drama.” Pedro...