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Mets have recalled Lucas Duda from his rehab and then optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Terry Collins spoke to reporters before the game and it was clear the decision was based more on his defensive deficiencies more than anything else.
“You know, with what we’ve got in the outfield and with what Ike (Davis) has done so far, I don’t know where we’re going to put him,” Collins said.
The manager then added that the current outfield defense has changed the way the Mets are pitching.
“If the ball’s hit, there’s great confidence it’s going to get caught. It’s made a difference in our pitching – there’s confidence to challenge hitters and go in the strike zone more. Especially at home in this big park and we’ve got all that speed out there, including Marlon in right field, who can run some mistakes down.”
Duda will be back in September, but this was the right move. He wasn’t hitting and looked awful from what we saw during his games with Binghamton and Las Vegas. He was batting .14
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In case you missed the big news, the New York Mets have promoted Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. The timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Mets and even Flores who celebrates his 22nd birthday today.
This was the correct move for the Mets as it keeps Daniel Murphy at second base and Eric Young in left field without having to upset the apple cart as they had originally...
Talent usually warrants numerous chances, but will the New York Mets offer another to Jordany Valdespin in the wake of his 50-game suspension from the Biogenesis scandal?
Considering his other baggage, which ranges from a temper tantrum directed at Terry Collins when he was optioned to Triple-A; to being suspended from winter ball; to being photographed wearing a Marlins hat; to...
The New York Mets are finally giving Wilmer Flores his opportunity as they promoted him from Triple-A Las Vegas and will start him tonight at third base against Colorado. Ironically, today is Flores’ 22nd birthday.
The Mets, currently in an overall team-hitting slump, could use an offensive boost from Flores, who is hitting .321 with 15 homers and 86 RBI. The thought of Flores...
Altoona 5, Binghamton 4
Despite two home runs from Wilfredo Tovar, the Binghamton Mets had three costly throwing errors as they fell to the Altoona Curve, 5-4 on Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. The loss snapped their five-game winning streak.
After a scoreless first inning, Binghamton struck the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning. With one out, Tovar blasted a solo shot...
LaTroy Hawkins got the save on Tuesday night for the Mets against the Rockies as they won the first game of the series 3-2.
The 40-year-old vet, an avid user of Twitter, got an interesting message last night to celebrate the save.
As you can see above one fan decided to do some trolling of LaTroy after he staggered to the finish, giving up two hits with two outs.
Hawkins was none...
ROCKIES AT METS
RHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-5, 3.40) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (8-3, 2.21)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Juan Lagares, CF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Marlon Byrd, RF
Ike Davis, 1B
Wilmer Flores, 3B
John Buck, C
Omar Quintanilla, SS
Matt Harvey, RHP
Today’s Mets Video
Who remembers this one from Shea Stadium when Hubie Brooks was the future of third base?
One thing seems certain: The second meeting between the Diamondbacks and Mets this season will not be as bizarre as the first, when two of the four games went into extra innings and two had rain delays. The D-backs lost the opener in New York in 13 innings and won the final game in 15, when Brad Ziegler recorded the first of his now seven saves as the bullpen underwent a facelift...
Dustin Lawley, OF, St. Lucie: Lawley continues to annihilate FSL league pitching. This week he has hit three home runs, seven RBIs, and is hitting .286 in 21 at bats. Lawley is too advanced for Single-A pitching, and he deserves to be called up to AA soon. It will be interesting to see how he fares against AA pitching once he’s promoted.
Luis Cessa, SP, Savannah: Luis...
While you try to get the theme music from the Flinstones out of your head, there’s some big news out of Mets’ camp today.
Prospect Wilmer Flores, who’s been tearing the cover off the ball at Triple-A, has been promoted to the big club to replace the injured David Wright.
Recently, I was discussing with a friend how I don’t watch every inning, especially since David Wright...
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A friend at work just sent this to me, and I am still laughing. It might be old, but it is great.
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Source: Jimmy Fallon You Tube