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Las Vegas manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler‘s big league promotion could be about two weeks away, according to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York.
“Personally, I think if he has a couple of more starts like his last start he’ll be headed to the big leagues, and rightfully so,” Backman told Las Vegas’ ESPN radio affiliate.
We’ll have our Las Vegas beat writer Rob Silverman on hand Saturday when Wheeler takes the mound against his former teammate Aaron Laffey – now with the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes.
In his last two starts, Wheeler has rebounded nicely after a rocky start to his season. In 12.2 innings pitched he’s limited opponents to just one run on eight hits and two walks while striking out twelve.
Overall, the Mets’ top pitching prospect has a 4.00 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in seven starts, and the league is batting .246 against him.
Wheeler believes his turnaround was due to an adjustment he made to his delivery. “I was keeping my shoulder square to ...
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While Ike Davis grabs all of the attention for duplicating his rough start from a season ago, almost no attention is being given to David Wright once again getting off to a terrific start. Unlike last year at this time, the Mets are under .500 and all of the buzz centers around Matt Harvey and John Buck. However, Wright deserves praise for getting out of the gate quick.
Dwight Gooden should be known as the greatest pitcher ever for the New York Mets. He was simply tantalizing when he arrived as a rookie in 1984, and immediately became the most dominating pitcher in the entire league. His first three seasons are almost unparalleled and he topped it off with a World Series ring in 1986. There is a ton of excitement around rookie Matt Harvey at the...
Palm Beach 7, St. Lucie 3
St Lucie’s six game winning streak was snapped tonight by the Palm Beach Cardinals. St Lucie’s starter Angel Cuan pitched six solid innings in the loss. Cuan allowed one unearned run in the second inning, and surrendered a solo home run to Stephen Piscotty in the fourth inning. St. Lucie was leading 3-2 in the seventh when Cuan exited the game. While...
Jeremy Hefner’s overall numbers look poor this year (0-3, 4.34 ERA) but he’s pitched much better than his record indicates. He’s made five starts – and one horrid relief appearance – and three of them he’s pitched well enough to win. All three of those outings were Quality Starts and in them he threw 21 IP and allowed 4 ER.
The good news for Hefner is that two of his...
Binghamton 3, Trenton 1
With all the talk in Binghamton circling around Rafael Montero, the incredible season that Logan Verrett is having has almost gone by the boards. Verrett went ahead on Wednesday and tossed perhaps the best game of his career – as he nearly finished the game with a complete game victory. He was taken out of the game after 99 pitches, which perhaps was...
New York Mets third baseman David Wright exited last night’s
series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning with a sore
left knee. Following the game, manager Terry Collins indicated to reporters –
including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com – that the move was made in precaution, as he
wanted Wright to be ready for today’s matinee.
"When he made...
Banner Day Lineup
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
John Buck – C
Justin Turner – 1B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Andrew Brown – LF
Juan Lagares – CF
Jonathon Niese – LHP
As you can see, David Wright is in the lineup today after fouling a ball off his left knee in the first inning last night and being removed later in the game. “It’s...
The New York Mets considered bringing up relief pitcher Frank Francisco to the active roster when Jeurys Familia hit the disabled list. After consideration the Mets opted to keep Francisco on his rehab assignment.
This weekend Francisco will be moved up to the Double-A level after five scoreless innings with the Mets High-A team.
Francisco’s maximum 30-day rehab assignment expires...
Mets begin a series with the Pirates where they will see a bunch of LHP, including tonight. No Ike Davis in the lineup for the 7:10 PM start.
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Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter's single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.
Baxter delivered his second winning pinch-hit in three days. His 10th-inning single Tuesday beat the Chicago White Sox.
This time, Baxter batted...
Round Rock 12, Las Vegas 6
The Las Vegas 51s surrendered 20 hits Friday in a 12-6 loss to visiting Round Rock at Cashman Field in the final game of a four-game Pacific Coast League series.D.J. Mitchell struggled in this one, allowing six earned runs over just 4.1 innings pitched.
Eric Campbell went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Las Vegas, which also received two hits...
Pirates (18-16) at Mets (14-17)
7:10 PM–Citi Field, New York
The Bucs look to even this weekend’s series against the Mets tonight at Citi Field. The Mets’ new yard has not been friendly to the Pirates – they are just 3-13 there. House of Horrors 2.0?
Wandy Rodriguez (2-2, 4.02) vs. Shaun Marcum (0-2, 7.20)
Wandy has fallen...
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Mets had a top ten prospect named Zack Wheeler who was deemed the heir apparent to their oft-maligned rotation. It had to be Wheeler, who would assume the role of staff ace. Especially with the controversial trade of surprising knuckleballer, RA Dickey. It seemed unanimous that Wheeler, his high nineties fastball, and array of formidable...