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Some people believe that we were put on this planet to serve a purpose. They believe that we were all put here for a reason. Well if that is the case, Rafael Montero was put on this planet for one reason: to pitch.
Montero was going through the Trenton Thunder lineup with surgical precision tonight, prompting this tweet from Trenton’s beat writer Matt Kardos:
In my three seasons of covering minor league baseball, tonight’s effort by Rafael Montero is the most impressive that ive seen
— Matt Kardos ⚾ (@mattkardos) May 8, 2013
Montero was incredible over six innings of work, striking out five consecutive hitters at one point. Montero was painting the corners and was working fast. He was in a rhythm, and the Trenton hitters were doing very little to break that rhythm. They let Montero work at his own pace, and it was a major advantage tonight.
Through his first six innings of work, Montero had thrown 74 pitches, 55 for strikes. He gav...
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Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas had their game suspended due to rain.
Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 5-0.
St. Lucie topped Daytona, 6-2.
Savannah dropped two games to Hickory, 4-3 and 5-3.
Welcome back T.J. Rivera. We haven’t mentioned Rivera in the Minors Report for a couple of weeks and he was tired of being ignored, so he went out and got five...
Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field.
All valid in the early Duda critique.
DUDA: Has the right approach (AP).
Now, unbelievably, he’s become too selective...
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Mets had a top ten prospect named Zack Wheeler who was deemed the heir apparent to their oft-maligned rotation. It had to be Wheeler, who would assume the role of staff ace. Especially with the controversial trade of surprising knuckleballer, RA Dickey. It seemed unanimous that Wheeler, his high nineties fastball, and array of formidable...
Matt Harvey, who pitches for the Mets, was very dialed in on Tuesday night as his Mets took on the Chicago White Sox. The 24-year-old flamethrower was so dialed in that he didn’t even realize that his nose was bleeding. The bloody nose definitely didn’t bother Harvey as he pitched a perfect first inning and had a strikeout.
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Famed right fielder Darryl Strawberry debuted as a professional with the New York Mets 30 years ago today on May 6, 1983. The 21-year-old Strawberry, taken by New York out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft, recorded his first hit two days later on May 8. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound Strawberry...
The Mets held the White Sox to one hit over 10 innings last night. It was the second 10-inning one-hitter in team history. Terry Leach hurled a 10-inning one hitter on October 1, 1982 at Philadelphia in a game the Mets won, 1-0. Luis Aguayo had a fifth-inning triple in that game. The last 10-inning one-hitter in the majors was May 28, 2011 when the...
Round Rock 9, Las Vegas 5
I am not a mean-spirited guy when it comes to baseball, honestly, but why is Carlos Torres on our AAA team? He was lit up again on Wednesday night for a grand total of nine earned runs over 4+ innings and it was just a really rough performance. He allowed five of those runs in the top of the first alone, capped off by a three-run homer by Jim Adduci....
5/7 @whitesox lineup vs @metsDe Aza LFKeppinger 2BRios RFDunn 1BGillaspie 3BRamirez SSFlowers CWise CFSantiago P
— MLBLineups (@mlblineups) May 7, 2013
Mets lineup vs. the White Sox:Tejada – SSMurphy – 2BWright – 3BBuck – CDuda – LFBrown – RFDavis – 1BLagares – CFHarvey – RHP
— Eric Simon (@AmazinAvenue) May 7, 2013
#Knicks starters: PG Prigioni, SG Felton...
The CEO for the Omaha Storm Chasers and lifelong Mets fan was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch last night before the New York Mets contest with the Chicago White Sox. It is probably a safe bet that Gary Green will not be invited back for any pre-game festivities after Green sailed the pitch over the head of John Buck smashing the TV camera protective glass behind home...
The White Sox had a makeup game yesterday so the Mets do not get to see Chris Sale in this brief two-game set. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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I'll be completely honest with you. I was at the Rangers game tonight. I don't have quite as good a record as Matt Harvey does at Ranger games, but it was a very workmanlike performance by me as the Rangers tied up their series against the Caps 4-3.
(And by workmanlike performance, I mean ... I did nothing to help.)
And I really had the best of intentions to come...