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Eric Young Jr.
New York Mets
Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night.
"I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan."
Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA against the team with the best record in the majors. He is the only pitcher with three wins over the Braves this year -- there are just four teams that have beaten Atlanta more often this season.
Wheeler (6-2), raised in the Atlanta suburbs, defeated the Braves at Turner Field with six shutout innings in his big league debut in June, then topped them at Citi Field in July.
Now, another victory. All that success against the team he grew up watching is nice for him, he said, but "not so much for our friends back home."
Marlon Byrd and Ike Davis homered and speedy Eric Young Jr. sparked the Me...
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When this season started, everyone pointed to the Mets’ outfield as a major weakness. At the time, everyone wasn’t wrong. Coming out of Florida, the “set” lineup was Lucas Duda in left field, Collin Cowgill in center and a combination of Mike Baxter, Marlon Byrd and Jordany Valdespin manning right. Not exactly a group that will make you forget the power, speed and...
David Wright has said that without a doubt he will be back on the field in September for the New York Mets. For the sake of the Mets and the 2014 season, he should let his injured hamstring have extra time to heal for the touted 2014 New York Mets.
I know that David Wright isn’t the type of player to sit out if he feels like he is in playing shape; it’s one of the many reasons...
The worst case scenario of any batter is that they will be standing at the plate when a fastball gets away from the pitcher and hits them square in the head or face. This is, of course, the worst case scenario for any pitcher as well. Nobody can adequately prepare to be hit in this way. The Braves, Mets and their respective fans watched this scenario play out Wednesday when Atlanta...
Mets host the Braves for the last time this season in a brief two-game series. First game is underway at 7:10 PM
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The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch.
The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the first place Braves this season. Overall he is 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA.
“I feel pretty...
As reported a few hours ago by our own Robert Murray, Jason Heyward's jaw was broken in two places when he was hit by Jonathan Niese fastball today. Jason is due for surgery tomorrow on his fractured jaw back in Atlanta.
But what exactly does this mean for the Braves? They have already had 6 season ending surgeries this season, and despite it all, they have MLB's best...
This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Hawk posted it on his Instagram feed, and it immediately became a runaway hit with Mets fans everywhere...
The New York Mets have plans on keeping the recently promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud at the major league-level through season’s end after current starting catcher John Buck had recently left on paternity leave. Some were wondering if d’Arnaud would get sent back down once Buck returns but that may not be the case as the Mets plan to give d’Arnaud plenty of work. It is a...
This is exactly why I was not real interested in playing baseball as a kid (that and I sucked). Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the face with pitch during today's game against the New York Mets.
If it sounds like it hurts, well--it does. The poor man was spitting blood when he was helped off the field.
He was taken to the hospital for further examination...
19-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini‘s 16 game hit streak came to an end last night after he went 0-3 in game one of a double header against the Staten Island Yankees. Cecchini was one game shy of tying the Cyclone team record set by Lucas Duda in 2007.
The Mets top pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, Cecchini is hitting .302 this season with 10 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases...
Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is hit in the face with a pitch from Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets in the fifth inning at Citi Field on August 21, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(August 20, 2013 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)
I'm not even going to link the video; I can't stand to watch...
Atlanta Braves right-fielder Jason Heyward suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a pitch against the New York Mets on Wednesday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Injuries are a part of baseball, and the Braves have certainly had their share of them this season, but this one really hurts.
Losing players like Tim Hudson, Eric O'Flaherty, Jonny Venters, and Ramiro Pena for the season were
Welcome to the 6th Profcast episode!Last night, our host Bryan Curley chatted one-on-one with Adam Nodiff (twitter).In this episode, the Professors covered how to handle the stretch run in your fantasy leagues. They covered some hot and cold players and a handful of players from the NL East, such as Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Zack Wheeler, and Travis d’Arnaud. They also...