Found April 08, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Starting Lineup Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Ike Davis 1B Marlon Byrd RF Lucas Duda LF John Buck C Ruben Tejada SS Matt Harvey RHP Game Notes David Wright played his 61st consecutive game without an error yesterday, extending the franchise record for third basemen…It is also the longest current errorless streak by a third baseman in the majors. John Buck is tied for the National League lead with nine RBI…Buck tied a team record with nine RBI in his first five games with the team…Mike Jacobs also had nine RBI in his first five games with the club in 2005…Buck did not record his ninth RBI until May 13 (in his 25th game) last year. Daniel Murphy ad five RBI in the three-game series vs. Miami, including two home runs, including a solo blast on Sunday… Murphy did not hit his second home run of the season last year until June 27 (his 74th game when he actually hit first two home runs of the year at Wrigley Field)…Murphy has collected an extra-base hit in three co...

Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

This is the T-Shirt Tuesday design for the April 23 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, honoring Mets catcher John Buck. It bears a striking resemblance to Blitzen. In 31 plate appearances so far this season, Buck is batting .393/.387/.464 with four home runs and an NL leading 14 RBIs in eight games. Buck did not hit his fourth home run of the year last year until May 13 (25 games...

MMO Player Of The Week: John Buck Take’s Week One Honors!

John Buck is MMO’s Player Of The Week! John Buck introduced himself to Mets’ fans in grand style. He carried his hot spring right into the regular season, and was the key catalyst on offense, which helped lead the Mets to a 4-2 record to start the year. The 32-year-old finished the opening week of baseball with an impressive slash line of .400/.391/.750. The Mets new backstop...

Mets Captain David Wright Enjoys Bossing Murphy and Davis Around

Sally Turner of sent me this video her crew shot with Mets third baseman David Wright during the just completed homestand. One of the things I thought was funny was when she asked him about his responsibilities as team captain, to which Wright said he enjoys bossing all the players around and particularly Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy.

Mets Catcher John Buck has tributes to 9-11 & Lady Liberty on his Helmet

NY Mets catcher John Buck has tributes to 9/11, the Statue of Liberty, the New York skyline, the 7 train, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Big Apple on his helmet, thanks to Voodoo Airbrushing where... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Murphy Is Finally Flexing Some Muscle

They are hot, so as Crash Davis said you don’t mess with a streak. This is not a time for the Mets to be making wholesale changes, but there are things they could consider. The Mets don’t have the multitude of power options that say, Ben & Jerry’s has ice cream choices, but Daniel Murphy appears to becoming one. Lately, he has been driving the ball for power; something...

Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets decided to send Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Vegas to start the season so they could minimize the risk of losing him to waivers early in the season. Quintanilla is not currently on the 40-man roster. Collins said the Mets were wary of carrying Quintanilla out of spring training in part because if they ever needed to...

A Running Folly

For as much as John Buck was a huge factor in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins, so was Juan Pierre. And their paths collided on multiple occasions during the game ... between Pierre bobbling Buck's two run double, and Pierre's baffling interference call when he collided with Buck well into foul territory after scoring a run, this was the kind of game that makes...

Marlins vs Mets at 1:10 PM – Game Preview, Notes, Starting Lineup

Mets Lineup Collin Cowgill CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Ike Davis 1B Mike Baxter RF Lucas Duda LF Ruben Tejada SS Anthony Recker C Aaron Laffey LHP Game Notes The Mets optioned RHP Jeurys Familia to Triple-A Las Vegas. They also moved Johan Santana to the 60-day disabled list and removed him from the 40-man roster. The Mets will make a corresponding move tomorrow. David...

Early Impressions Of Mets Aren’t Bad

It’s always fun to examine the first impressions of a new season. For example, it is safe to say John Buck will not finish with 292 RBI. However, you might get interesting odds if you believe the 3-2 Mets will continue their pace and outplay the 1-4 Yankees. That being said, the measuring stick for success or failure is their starting pitching. If they get innings it keeps them...

Absolutely Horrendous Managing Helps Mets Win in Walkoff Fashion

TweetDown 1 run in the bottom of the ninth inning with Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis scheduled to bat – how many times are you going to win that game? Well, once is enough because it happened today, with a lot of help from first-year Marlins manager Mike Redmond who seems to be in way over his head through just 6 games into his managerial career. Now we’ve said...
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