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So far so good for New York Mets reliever Pedro Beato, who is recovering from the rotator cuff inflammation that has sidelined him since the Spring. Yesterday the 25-year-old righty completed his second rehab outing for Single-A St. Lucie, tossing one inning of scoreless ball while striking out two.
The plan seems to be for Pedro to build his arm strength a bit before moving to Buffalo and eventually rejoining the big league club when ready. That move would presumably push a struggling Manny Acosta or newly recalled Robert Carson back down to Triple-A. Beato, a rule 5 pick from the Orioles back in December of 2011, was 2-1 for New York last season with 11 holds.
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With the Mets bullpen being taxed and wildly inconsistent throughout the season, it will be nice to have another arm in the mix. Beato showed he has the tools to compete at the major league level throughout 2011 and for a short time was borderline untouchable. In his first 18 2⁄3 innings the then rookie allowed no earned runs, setting the Mets franchise record for longest scoreless inning streak to start a career. I’m sure Mets fans wouldn’t take issue with the youngster starting his 2012 campaign in a similar fashion.
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Mike Baxter is being rewarded for his solid play and is not only starting tonight, but is batting leadoff. Baxter, who is hitting .390 with 7 doubles and 8 RBI.
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Since busting out 4-0 against Atlanta and Washington, Terry Collins’s crew has gone a definition-of-mediocre 18-20. Much as I hate to say it, perhaps the preseason prognosticators were right: weak starting pitching...
Jon Niese is going to be ok.
Following perhaps the worst start of his young career last Friday in Toronto, Niese twirled a gem on Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh, pitching the Mets to a 3-1 win and a series victory over the Pirates.
Niese hurled 7 and 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out five. At one point, he retired nine in a row in the...
Let’s see, do I have everything? Lap-top, check. Digital camera, check. Voice recorder check. Sandwiches check. Cell phone, of course, looks like I’m ready to go! New Britain here I come and I will be preceded by the Double-A version of a wrecking crew from Binghamton known as the B-Mets.
I sent word ahead, a little advanced warning so-to-speak, when I reached out to Matt den...
Jonathon Niese had a great bounce back outing after his last start, and the Mets scattered three runs in the early innings to take todays game from the Pirates, 3-1 and the series as well
Jonathon Niese looked spectacular today, going seven and two-third innings, giving up one run on five hits, walking two and striking out five. Niese was generating groundballs galore...
Hello and welcome to another glorious day of Mets baseball. Today the Metsies are in Pittsburgh for a rubber game against the Buccos. On Monday night, New York jumped out to a 4-0 lead but didn’t score again for the rest of the game while Pittsburgh stormed back to win 5-4. Last night, however, the Mets struck back with a thrilling 3-2 victory in which R.A. Dickey recorded a career...
Ron Darling should know better.When he led off the broadcast by saying "oh well with the Pirates and Padres coming up on the schedule, you might think 'hey the Mets could go 5-2'", he started to sound too much like my late night conversations trying to be presumptuous about what's an "easy win" and what's not. I know Darling finished that thought...
PITTSBURGH -- New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese found the perfect antidote to get back on track -- the Pittsburgh Pirates' anemic offense. The left-hander pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, and the Mets beat the Pirates 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. New York took two of three games in the series and has won three of its last four overall. The Pirates lost for the sixth...
The New York Mets (23-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-23) tonight by a score of 3-2. The New York Mets evened the series at one a piece with tonights win.
The New York Mets (24-20) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-24) by the score of 3-1 today in Pittsburgh.