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John Buck got off to a fantastic start in 2013 and to the surprise of no one, manager Terry Collins started to write his name in the lineup as close to every day as possible. It made sense in April, because there was no reason not to ride the hot streak, plus the team was getting regular days off from the schedule. It made less sense in May, as Buck cooled off and the schedule saw fewer breaks. It made no sense in June.
Through June 17th, the Mets had played 65 games and backup catcher Anthony Recker had just 11 starts. The Mets were 25-40 (.385) overall at that point and were 4-7 in games started by Recker. But Recker started getting more playing time and the results all the way around improved dramatically.
Prior to June 18th, Recker had a .158/.233/.316 line for a .548 OPS. But in 10 starts and 15 games played in the following six weeks, the Mets’ backup backstop has a .674 OPS. The Mets are 7-3 in games he has started despite the fact he has not been behind the plate...
BEST OF MAXIM
Sometimes I wonder where would the Mets be right now if they had only started the season with Juan Lagares as their Opening Day centerfielder as I had hoped all along.
As he tore up Triple-A pitching to the tune of .346/.378/.551 while playing the best centerfield I’ve ever seen since Carlos Beltran was in his prime, it frustrated me to see the parade of scrubs, journeymen and...
Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons of decent play at the big league level, but players who have produced 30+ home run seasons along...
Yes, it seems as though “Happy Days are Here Again” for us New York Mets fans. Because the sun has again begun peeking through our dark clouds of misery, its time to relax a bit and take a look back, with nostalgic fondness, at some of our most unhappiest players. Without further ado:
1. Vince Coleman (1993): Among other things, he threw firecrackers into a crowd of fans...
The Mets start to work on their back log of missing games today as they play two with the Nationals. But it would be rude if I continued and didn’t wish you a Happy Harvey Day. Therefore, Happy Harvey Day!
RHP JENRRY MEJIA
Game 1 Preview and Starting Lineup:
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Andrew Brown – LF
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Jenrry Mejia’s Season Debut
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
A Brief Review of Jenrry Mejia’s Season Debut
Formerly a top prospect in the Mets system, right-hander Jenrry Mejia threw 39.0 generally ineffective innings for New...
Jenrry Mejia makes his first major league appearance in over three years as the Mets get set to play two against the Washington Nationals in our nation’s capital.
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Ryan Zimmerman homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets for a doubleheader split.
In the opener, Jenrry Mejia pitched seven scoreless innings in his season debut and Daniel Murphy homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs as Mets won 11-0. Murphy had two hits for New York...
The Mets and Nationals play game three today after splitting the day/night double header yesterday. The constants in yesterday’s games were the starting pitching and Daniel Murphy. The starters Mejia and Harvey both had tremendous games and Murphy was on fire in both games. The difference was the rest of the lineup which roared to a 11-0 victory in the opener and could only score...
You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I made a big stink about Keith Law calling Josh Satin a terrible ballplayer. In that article I wrote:
What a blowhard Law has become… Never mind the fact that despite his high opinion of himself with regard to ranking prospects, he couldn’t carry John Sickels’ jockstrap. Calling Satin a terrible ballplayer, when he’s produced a career...
After a 30 pitch first inning by Zack Wheeler you'd be forgiven if you thought the world was going to cave in, especially with a doubleheader tomorrow. But Wheeler got it together and only threw 65 through the next five innings and he received his fourth victory of the year as the Mets beat the Braves 7-4.
It wasn't the best of outings for Wheeler regardless ... he coughed...
Though many Washington Nationals’ (49-54) players had hoped Thursday’s walk-off would be a vehicle toward more victories, their 11-0 loss to the New York Mets (46-53) on Friday afternoon more closely resembled a vehicle stuck speeding in reverse.
The Nats offense was again rendered impotent as they stranded seven teammates on base and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring...
To complain about Jeremy Hefner's second straight pitching performance and a lack of hitting in the Mets' 8-2 loss to Atlanta seems ridiculous after a game marred by Tim Hudson's most likely season ending injury ... a fractured ankle suffered when Eric Young accidentally stepped on Hudson as he was covering a play at first base.
Most everybody, certainly all Braves...