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Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected.
Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals.
Better still was the fact that Byrd predicted he’d hit two homers before the game during batting practice according to the New York Post:
“I was feeling good in B.P. and I was joking around with Anthony Recker,” Byrd said. “I said, ‘Hey, if I get some pitches tonight, get some strikes, I’m going to hit two home runs tonight.’ I didn’t think it was going to happen.”
But Recker said Byrd’s prediction wasn’t a joke.
“He was dead serious,” Recker said. “And he did it. That’s amazing to me. He called it. You don’t see that very often.”
Byrd is batting .255 for the season with 8 home runs and 28 RBI. Four of those home runs have come in his last eight games over which he is batting .318 with a .423 on-base
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Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas edged out Fresno, 6-5.
Binghamton shut out Trenton, 8-0.
St. Lucie was shutout by Lakeland, 5-0.
Savannah dropped Lexington, 9-2.
ESPN has included the names of the other 20 players believed to potentially be facing MLB discipline, and Mets top-hitting prospect Cesar Puello as well as Ex-Met Fernando Martinez are among...
Right fielder Cesar Puello hit two solo home runs, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Binghamton Mets defeated the Trenton Thunder, 5-4, Thursday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium.
The red-hot Puello hit four home runs in the series and now has 12 on the season while batting .320/.401/.588 in 50 games this season.
In a Boom or Bust feature on Sunday, I wrote...
The New York Mets pounded out a season high 15 hits to beat the Washington Nationals by the score of 10-1 tonight at Nationals Park. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets who last won against the Yankees in the Subway Series oh so long ago.
Marlon Byrd walloped two home runs, his seventh and eight longballs off the season. David Wright added another homer to give...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas had the day off.
Binghamton dropped to Trenton, 10-6.
St. Lucie dropped to Lakeland, 4-2.
Savannah got shut out by Lexington, 4-0.
Teddy Klein took a look at five players the Mets could be targeting with their No. 11 pick in today’s MLB Draft. MMO and MMN will feature live coverage all night, as Clayton Collier will be...
With the #MetsTwitterDraft officially on the horizon, it is about time to start mocking the draft to see who will end up where. While the managers of #TeamStache and #Team Presser have been relatively quiet about their draft strategies, here are my best guesses as to who will be chosen where.
For the purposes of this mock draft, Presser has been awarded the first pick. There will...
Here’s some good news for a change…
Left-hander Jon Niese tossed 39 pitches today, in a successful bullpen session at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
Niese said he had no problems, threw the ball free and easy, and was able to get his arm angle to where he wanted to. He does not foresee any after effects tomorrow and said he felt much better than his previous bullpens in between...
Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too!
Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps his weight back, his swing is outstanding, with great balance through contact...
With the 76th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Mets select center fielder Ivan Wilson, from Ruston High School in Louisiana.
The 6’3 righthanded slugger was named to the 2013 Rawlings 3rd Team All-American team after batting .383 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs this past season. Here’s MLB.com’s notes on him:
Wilson’s combination of tools and athleticism is among...
Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday until heavy rains forced a postponement. Den Dekker should be in the lineup today.
Here is a video of Den Dekker...
Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin. Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday before heavy rains altered the plan. The hope is that den Dekker can begin to swing in games Friday.