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Valdespin’s walk-off single keys Bisons’ comeback last night.
The Mets have designated Justin Hampson for assignment and recalled Jordany Valdespin fron Triple-A Buffalo.
Valdespin, 24, has been on hot streak at Buffalo and is batting .333 in his last ten games with two homeruns, eight RBI and four stolen bases. For the season he has a .289 average in 136 at-bats.
Hampson, 32, appeared in three games and faced eight batters for New York. The left-hander allowed three hits and a walk in his first big league action since 2008. The left-hander was having a solid season at Triple-A Buffalo before he was called up.
Miguel Batista lives to play another day.
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“I don’t get to watch a lot of baseball, but when I do I like to watch the Cyclones win on SNY!”
Durham 3, Buffalo 2
By Sean Kenny
The Bisons offense couldn’t overcome one poor inning by Garett Olson in their 3-2 loss to the Durham Bulls.
Garrett Olson pitched admirably today, going five innings allowing three runs on six hits, while walking one and striking out three. Olson...
With a lopsided victory Tuesday night over the defending division champs, the New York Mets have officially hit the season’s midway point in style. The team now sits seven games over .500 (44-37) in sole possession of second place in the NL East, just 3 1/2 games behind the upstart Washington Nationals.
While most of the pundits picked the Phils to win the division back before...
Brandon Nimmo Getting Into The Swing
I asked Brandon Nimmo if he had a few minutes to spare at some point before the game against the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday. He said, “when?” I said, “you tell me, anytime your available.” He turned around and caught the eye of his hitting coach Bobby Malek who simply nodded, and Nimmo turned back to me and said, “I have time...
The Mets are riding high after defeating their hated rivals (Phillies) 11-1 last night.
Daniel Murphy was a homerun shy of the cycle, and Mets slighted All Star David Wright moved past former Mets 3B Howard Johnson, into third place on the Mets all time HR list with 193. Wright trails only Mike Piazza (220) and Darryl Strawberry (252) for all time HR's as a Met. Wright also...
During the New York Mets 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, 22-year-old shortstop, Ruben Tejada, collected three hits in five at-bats, while scoring two runs and driving in one:
In the bottom half of the fourth inning, Tejada collected his second hit of the night — a two-out RBI single to center — extending the Mets lead 5-1. After advancing to second on the throw...
In the last five games the Mets are 4-1 while the Phillies are 0-5. Combined with New York being six games over .500 and Philadelphia nine games under, it’s understandable why the Mets come into their three game-set with the defending NL East champs almost a bit cocky. Josh Thole is shooting to go 5-1 in the six games remaining before the All-Star break, which would winning...
Jordany Valdespin is mobbed by teammates following his game-winning walk off hit vs. Durham
The Bisons put on one hell of an Independence Eve Celebration at Coca-Cola Field on Tuesday night.
It wasn’t enough that the Bisons had nearly 16,000 fans in the stands and the Buffalo Philharmonic on hand to give a dazzling post-game show.
The Bisons wanted to get involved in the action...
Chris Young on Wednesday fell to 2-2
Coming into July 4, Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee had zero, zilch, nada, nothing, no wins in 13 starts on the 2012 season, but that changed in the seventh inning when the Phillies took a 3-2 lead on a pair of home runs by Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz.
Both Mets starter Chris Young and Lee exchanged 1-2-3 innings in the first and second...
The Mets look to get back on the winning page today as they open up a three game set against the Phillies in Citi Field. If records for July were held constant, this three game set, and the next (Cubs) will be the only 6 games the Mets will play against teams below .500. Anyway, the Phillies will send out Vance Worley today to take on Jon Niese.
Niese is 6-3 on the season with a...
Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) vs. New York Mets (44-37)
Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 3.30)
Time: 1:10, Citi Field
Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, 91
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Once again, Cliff Lee is looking for his first victory. There...