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Pitchers are great to have when they’re healthy. However, nothing is worse than a depleted rotation due to injuries. The Mets are learning just how fragile a pitching rotation can be as both Jenrry Mejia and Jeremy Hefner went down with season-ending arm injuries. In Hefner’s case, he will likely be out of action for all of 2014 because of Tommy John surgery. This is certainly concerning. It’s amazing how quickly how the tables can turn. A week ago, the mainstream media and the Mets blogosphere were noting that the Mets had depth and breadth when it came to young pitching talent. It seemed like the 2013 plot line leading into 2014 would be about how this team is going to be a pitching team: “Generation K 2.0.” However, now the Mets are forced to rely on Daisuke Matsuzaka and Carlos Torres to fill in for Mejia and Hefner. This is what happens when rotations are built around pitching: Injuries. It’s like when you have an iPhone without a case. It’s looks really nice until you dro...

Don’t be fooled, Brandon Nimmo is still a top prospect

Mets 2011 first-round draft-pick Brandon Nimmo seems to have become a bit of a polarizing figure amongst Mets fans these days. Some fans already see the young outfielder as a bust. Others, including yours truly, feel it’s still incredibly early to make such claims about a 20 year old in his first year of full-season baseball. Nimmo started 2013 on the Mets’ Low A affiliate,...

With Three Hits Last Night, Flores Had His Fourth Multiple-Hit Game

Lost in the debut of Daisuke Matsuzaka last night, was the three-hit performance of third baseman Wilmer Flores, the player whose numbers were mostly the product of the Pacific Coast League, according to some so-called experts. Experts I took pride in calling out a couple of weeks ago, one of them projecting Flores as a .240-ish hitter in the majors. It was the fourth multiple-hit...

Lucas Duda Is Glad To Be Back Even If It’s In A Reduced Role

Yesterday, after the team recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter back to the minors, the former everyday left fielder for the Mets was all smiles. “Anytime you’re in the big leagues everything is good,” Duda said. ”I wasn’t hitting too good in my rehab assignment, so it is what it is. I’m just glad to be back. I’m glad to be...

The Mets To Honor Matt Harvey With Commemorative Patch

  The New York Mets are doing everything in their power to help Matt Harvey through his injury. Today the Mets placed their ace on the Disabled List today with a tear in his UCL. It is unclear whether or not Harvey will need to have Tommy John Surgery. Later on the team announced that they will wear a commemorative patch in Harvey’s honor for the remainder of his stint on the...

Zach Wheeler spins another gem but in light of Harvey news he's a candidate for shutdown (MLB Twitter Roundup)

Wheeler struck out seven over six and two thirds allowing only two runs in his fourth straight quality start. He has 29 Ks over that span. I’m sure after the Matt Harvey news it’s only a matter of time before they shut Wheeler down for the year, given that they were already giving the matter some consideration last month...

Matt Harvey and overcoming the loss of a star

Matt Harvey's injury would be a terrible blow to the Mets under any circumstances. But contending teams have enough depth to overcome, or at least mitigate, the damage. The Mets will finally be a contender again when an awful day like this one does not have people writing off the next season.In February 2011, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was found to need Tommy John surgery...

Beck Wheeler Distinguising Himself in Savannah Bullpen

In 1964 a lively, rhyming Shirley Ellis song called “The Name Game” was a Billboard Hot 100 surprise, rocketing all the way to # 3 on the music charts. In 2013, “The Name Game” might refer to two New York Met Pitching Wheelers in baseball circles. That’s Zack Wheeler, the hard-throwing rookie power pitcher drawing rave reviews in Flushing, and Beck Wheeler, a lesser known...

Mets’ Matt Harvey likely to undergo Tommy John Surgery

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is done for the 2013 season after the team had discovered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. This was announced today and Tommy John surgery is likely to be performed although other options are still being evaluated. It is a tough blow for a team that is looking for some hope going into next year because if Harvey is to undergo...

Matt Harvey Has A Torn Elbow Ligament, Could Require Tommy John Surgery

  The poor Mets. Mets ace and Cy Young candidate Matt Harvey will likely spend the rest of the season on the bench, as he has been diagnosed with a tear of his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The results came via MRI on Monday and he will more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season, and will probably require Tommy John surgery to fix the damage. At today’s press...

Matt Harvey Torn UCL - Out for Season

Video: What is a ulnar collateral ligament???

51s Continue Winning Ways With 2-1 Win Over Fresno

Las Vegas 2, Fresno 1 The 51s won yet another game — this time behind Matt Fox, who turned in seven stellar innings of one-run ball to pick up his seventh win of the year. Robert Carson and Greg Burke combined for the final six outs while allowing just two hits — and walking none. In fact, Fox didn’t walk any batters either, which worked out well for them the entire game. He...

Matt Harvey Diagnosed with Torn UCL

Sometimes, baseball is just cruel. Source: #Mets’ Harvey has partially torn UCL. Will be shut down. Determination on whether he needs Tommy John surgery will be made later. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2013 A couple of years ago, Stephen Strasburg was the best young pitcher we’d seen in a very long time, and […]
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