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While others would have preferred that we focus on a Wilpon/Picard trial to get our Mets fill this season, I spent the better part of the offseason trying to keep your eyes in between the foul lines because it felt right, but also because it looked like something special was beginning to brew.
In January I said, “If Johan Santana pitches reasonably well and gives us 20 starts this season, the Mets might be able to make some noise”.
One of the big keys to how successful this season would be for the Mets was the further development of left-hander Jon Niese. When rumors abounded this winter that he was on the trading block, my tirade was furious. I said, “It’s not written in stone, but we may have a pitcher here who is read to take the next step in his evolution and become a top of the rotation pitcher”.
Of course my biggest concern and most likely yours as well, was the development of shortstop Ruben Tejada. Is it safe to give the “all clear” sign yet? Not only is he replacing an ico...
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David Wright was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of a broken right pinkie.
The New York Mets third baseman was cleared to play by a hand specialist Thursday, but Justin Turner was in Wright's No. 3 spot in the lineup and playing third base for Friday night's game against the Phillies.
Wright sat out games Tuesday and Wednesday after learning he broke...
Photo By Michael BaronWhen I heard the news that David Wright could play as tolerable, to be honest I was relieved that it wasn't that serious and really didn't think much more about it. Then when Friday came around, after a day off, Wright was not in the line-up and talking about how his pinkie was too swollen to swing a bat or throw the ball, I began to think maybe they...
The New York Mets drew back into a tie for first place atop the NL East last night with a series-opening win against division rival Philadelphia. This afternoon at 4:05 in Citizens Bank Park Jonathon Niese, who mildly flirted with a no-hitter in his first start of the season against Atlanta, will try to lead the Mets to a series clinching victory against Vance Worley and the Phillies...
According to multiple sources, including ESPN, SNY and most importantly the Mets themselves, David Wright will play today and apparently avoid a trip to the disabled list due to his recently broken right pinky finger.
The MetsMerizedOnline Player of the Week for this week has shown he has a great impact on this team. This week also includes the opening series against the Atlanta Braves, for a total of 9 games played. Here is our MMO Player of the Week for 4/5/2012-4/15/2012:
Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how David Wright did this week:
David Wright was back in the New York Mets lineup after missing
three games with a broken right pinkie.
David Wright is off to a sensational start and played a big role in the New York Mets' season-opening three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves.
His fast start, however, could come to a halt with a trip to Atlanta.
Wright hopes to put an end to his struggles at Turner Field on Monday night when the Mets open a three-game set against a Braves team seeking its sixth straight win...
Jonathon Niese and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, David Wright homered despite a broken finger and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 on Saturday.
Niese (2-0) allowed five hits and struck out five in 6 2-3 innings. Bobby Parnell got four outs and Jon Rauch pitched the ninth.
Wright was 3 for 5, including a long homer on the first pitch he saw after missing...
The Mets head to Philadelphia this evening for a 7:05 pm start against the defending division champions Phillies. The game will mark the start of the team's first road trip of the season, and they will start without injured third baseman, David Wright, who is still ailing from his recently broken pinky.While nursing a one game lead over the Phillies tonight, the Mets will be...
The Mets had a pretty successful opening weekend in Philadelphia, beating the Phillies in two out of three games. After nine games, all within the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets find themselves at 6-3. Not too bad at all. So here are the 3 and 3 from this weekend.
It’s All About David: David Wright, broken finger and all, returned to the Met’s line up...
The Vanimal allowed the Mets to score early today. Photo: APThe Metropolitans got to the Vanimal early, plating four runs in the first four innings on two home runs en route to blanking the Phils 5-0. David Wright hit a first inning bomb to straight away center on the first pitch he saw from Worley answering any questions about the health of his pinky. Lucas Duda added a two run...
The 6-3 Mets are headed to the 5-4 Atlanta Braves tonight, for a re-match of the opening series in which the Braves appeared to sleep through their alarm for the early 1pm games.
The Braves got swept in New York, but since then have won 5 of their last 6 games. So we need to be careful with making assumptions about this week’s series.
Well for starters, the Braves have Chipper...