Found April 30, 2012 on
Well the Mets certainly had an interesting series in Denver this weekend. They got smoked in the first game losing 18-9, they were down twice in the second game but won 7-5, and today after blowing a 4-0 lead for Johan Santana, they won in extra innings 6-5 in spite of the bullpen’s worst efforts. As a typical series at Coors Field, the offense enjoyed the visit, and the pitching did not (except for Johan).
Now the Mets will had to Houston to take on one of the worst teams in baseball. If you’re the Mets the goal has to be to sweep, but they need to win at least two out of three. And as interesting as the series in Denver was, the series in Houston will be interesting for a different reason.
After the game today the Mets optioned Zach Lutz back down to the minors in order to make room for Andres Torres. He’s been on the DL since April 6th with a strained right calf, an injury he dealt with during Spring Training, and re-injured on Opening Day.
When Torres went down it was definit...
BEST OF MAXIM
Outfielder Andres Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run score on Saturday in what was his final rehab game for Buffalo. Torres will join the Mets in time for Monday’s game in Houston.
Torres has been on the disabled list since April 6 after straining his right calf muscle.
He hit .263 (5-19) with four runs scored, one double and one RBI with three stolen bases in five rehabilitation...
Of course, it crossed my mind. Left field in Houston is a tough place to play, perhaps one of the toughest in the National League. So, when Jed Lowrie’s pop up fell between Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada, it immediately raised the inevitable speculation the Mets’ newest left fielder felt awkward because it was his first time in left on this level.
As a centerfielder, Nieuwenhuis...
During his days at Denver Christian High School, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was a pretty good pitcher on the school's baseball team. But Nieuwenhuis' stardom came on the football field, where he ran for 268 yards and earned MVP honors in the Class 2A title game his junior year.
He was recruited by a host of major colleges, including the University of Colorado, where he made his visit...
I don’t see how the Mets can pull this kid out of centerfield (Kirk Nieuwenhuis), he is just playing incredible out there. #PutTorresInLeft #NotGonnaHappen
The Mets have activated OF Andres Torres from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Zach Lutz back to Triple-A Buffalo.
Lucas Duda is out of Monday’s lineup with a suspected case of the flu, the right fielder said. Mike Baxter instead is playing right field.
The Mets are 13-9 as they enter the final day of April. Last year, New York was 11-16 in the month of...
It's easy to get enamored with the things that Kirk Nieuwenhuis can do. Sure, he let a fly ball drop in front of him in his first ever game in left field to accommodate the return of Andres Torres from injury. But it's not like he didn't let a fly ball drop near him while playing center.But Nieuwenhuis' bat is keeping the Mets in ballgames. His two-run single took...
The New York Mets (13-9) begin a three game series against the Houston Astros (8-14) tonight at 8:05 PM ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The game can be seen on SNY.
Andres Torres has been activated for today’s game, and Zach Lutz has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Torres, who started at centerfield and was the leadoff hitter on Opening Day, will push Kirk Nieuwenhuis over...
Tonight the Mets fell to a resilient Astros team 4-3, despite fighting back themselves from a 3-0 deficit. Kirk Nieuwenhuis provided some heroics tonight for the Mets with a two-out, two-run, game tying single in the seventh inning before Jed Lowrie broke the tie for good with an RBI single in the eighth for the ‘Stros.
R.A. Dickey was pretty good tonight, despite giving up...
Virtual Kirk in center field where he belongs
RA Dickey had a good start turn a little rough when the Stros took a 3-0 lead. The Mets chipped away and kept fighting. NY tied the game when "Captain" Kirk Nieuwenhuis with the sacks full set his phaser to clutch and ripped a ball to right field.
Manny Acosta blew the game in the 8th, the Astros took the lead, and that...
The team's extra inning win last night allowed them to match their high water mark of the season, four games over .500. Winning five of their last six, the Mets now find themselves within one game of the division leading Nationals and Braves.At this point, most things are going well for the Metropolitans. Headed into Houston, a team which has posted only an 8-14 record to date...
Mets Starting Lineup
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Scott Hairston – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Josh Thole – C
Dillon Gee – RHP
The Mets will try to put last night’s ugly game behind them today as they take on the Rockies in game two. The positive from last night would be Hairston, who hit for...
Why mess with a good thing?
I always ask myself that when a player comes back from an injury. Especially when the player doesn’t exactly fit in with the team’s long-term plan.
This week, Terry Collins said that when CF Andres Torres comes off the DL, that he’ll be back in centerfield and batting lead off.
Why? Why Terry? Please give me one good reason why you would move...
Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
Ruben Tejada SS
Justin Turner 2B
David Wright 3B
Scott Hairston RF
Ike Davis 1B
Andres Torres CF
Josh Thole C
Jon Niese LHP
DAVID WRIGHT: David Wright is second in the National League with a .389 batting average, trailing only Matt Kemp (.417)…Wright leads the majors with a .494 on-base percentage…The Mets third baseman is tied...