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Is there anything Andres Torres can’t do?
Before we praise Torres, let’s take a minute to remember how he came to the Mets in the first place over the winter. Depending on your point of view, Torres was acquired:
A – Since the Mets were desperate to get rid of Angel Pagan
B – Since the Mets were eager to get Ramon Ramirez
But it’s been nothing but good things for the Mets and Torres, even if not in the traditional way. First, he got hurt in Spring Training, which allowed the club to take an extra long look at Jordany Valdespin, even getting him reps in the outfield. Then he re-injured himself on Opening Day, which forced the team to give a look to Kirk Nieuwenhuis. All Nieuwenhuis has done has been to hustle and excel on both sides of the ball.
Now, Nieuwenhuis and Torres are both in the lineup, as Jason Bay went down with an injury. And the Mets are learning they can survive quite nicely without their expensive 2014 option, uh, left fielder. Nieuwenhuis has continued to...
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When SNY's cameras pan to Daniel Murphy in the dugout of a closely contested game, you'll see it all out on his sleeve. Each strike thrown to a batter is met with a look of concern, while each base hit is greeted with applause and an enthusiastic reaction. Just as he lives and dies with each pitch, Murphy is often the first on the field after a walk-off and the first to believe...
The New York Mets completed the three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night and rallied to win 10-6:
The win marked the clubs fifth in-a-row, as they improved to five games over .500 for the first time since July 19th 2010. Trailing 4-2 after six innings, the Mets rallied to pick up their MLB best 11th comeback victory. Following the game, manager Terry...
Here are some Mets News and Notes:
STREAK AT FIVE: The Mets have won five in a row following a season-high four-game losing streak...The five-game winning streak is the longest active current streak in the majors and is the longest since the club won five straight from July 25-29, 2011.
SHOOTING FOR SIX: The Mets aim for their sixth straight win of the year tonight ...It would...
Several times this season the Mets answered a winning streak with a losing one. They have won five straight and you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if the other shoe will drop this weekend in Miami.
Great timing to have Johan Santana start in the opener.
While you and I might wonder, nobody in the Mets’ clubhouse is thinking along those lines. Terry Collins won’t allow it.
I know it’s early, but the promising start to the 2012 campaign for Mets former top prospect Wilmer Flores is extremely encouraging. He was ranked at the top of the organization in recent years due to his hitting ability and future potential, but did not live up to the hype on the field. So far this season he is showing that maybe all that talk of him being a big time hitter...
Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings tonight as St. Lucie beat Brevard County 4-3. It was his first official minor league game since undergoing May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
Young allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four batters.
Young is expected to make 3-4 more minor league starts at a higher level before joining...
The New York Mets (17-13) will look to sweep the Phialdelphia Phillies (14-17) at Citizens Bank Park tonight for the first time since 2006 in a game that could set a new high-water mark for the club.Dillon Gee (2-2, 4.50 ERA) will take the mound in a park that he has faired terribly in thus far in his career, posting a 10.22 ERA in 12 1/3 innings through two starts and relief appearance...
Man of the people
The art of the knuckleball is almost lost in Major League Baseball, but there is one man keeping that art alive. His name is R.A. Dickey, of the New York Mets. With the recent departure and retirement of Tim Wakefield from MLB, R.A. Dickey is the last remaining “knuckleballer” in the “League.” For those who don’t know, a “knuckleballer” is a pitcher who...
METS NEWS AND NOTES:
FIVE WINS: With a win tonight, the Mets would be five games over .500 for the first time since losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 19, 2010 (49-44)...This is the fifth time the Mets have been four games over .500 (4-0, 6-2, 7-3, 13-9 and 17-13) this year...The last time the Mets won five in a row was July 25-29, 2011.
METS VS PHILLY: With wins on...
David Wright is playing so well. He is batting .376 with 3 homeruns and 18 RBIs. He has become the leader of this clubhouse, and If you have watched the Mets in the past decade he is “the last man standing” from the “old Mets”. Somebody make this man captain of our team!
An offense that seems to be mainly in neutral, a bullpen that is leaking losses and now a defense that is making mistakes, help the Phils lose their second straight series, as they lose to the Mets, 7-4.
The Phils jumped off to a quick 2-0 lead as, with one man on, and with two men out, Hunter Pence hits a two-run home run, his seventh home run of the season, knocking in Juan Pierre...
The Mets are making their first trip down to South Beach to check out the new home of the Miami Marlins. This time last week, the Mets were on the decline, and the Marlins were on the rise. Since then, the Mets have put themselves on a five game winning streak and the Marlins have still played good ball. The Mets will be sending out Santana tonight as Buehrle gets his second start...
PHILADELPHIA -- Ike Davis hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets scored eight runs off Philadelphia's bullpen in a 10-6 victory that completed a three-game sweep over the slumping Phillies on Wednesday night. Andres Torres also hit a homer, and the Mets rallied for the third straight game to improve to 18-13. The loss spoiled the return of Cliff Lee for the Phillies...
Andres Torres – CF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Ike Davis – 1B
Jordany Valdespin – SS
Mike Nickeas – C
Miguel Batista – RHP
SERIES NOTES: New York is now 6-0 in the first game of a series vs. NL East opponents this year, including 2-0 vs. the Phillies. This is the Mets’ 10th series of...