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New York Mets
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W: J. Niese (1-0) L: J. Verlander (1-1)
HR: NYM - J. Valdespin (3),B. Hicks (2),B. Bixler (2) DET - None
Jon Niese pitched a one-hit shutout over 4 2/3 innings, as the New York Mets shut down the Detroit Tigers, 11-0, in spring training action.
Ike Davis and Matthew den Dekker each had two RBI apiece for the Mets, who clubbed 15 hits as a team. Jordany Valdespin, Brian Bixler and Brandon Hicks each contributed solo homers in the victory.
Matt Tuiasosopo was 2-for-3 with a double for the Tigers, who managed just five hits. Justin Verlander struggled in the setback, allowing five runs over 4 1/3 innings.
Jordany Valdespin 2B211001100.370
Brian Bixler PR-2B323001200.389
Juan Tejeda SS300000010.000
Omar Quintanilla SS100000001.263
Ike Davis 1B301000200.364
Josh Satin 1B010000020.625
Lucas Duda LF200000011.259
Zach Lutz LF111000010.292
Mike Baxter RF301...
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Jordany Valdespin was far from guaranteed a spot on the New York Mets opening day roster, but with his strong Spring campaign continuing through this past weekend, the 25-year-old may very well be on his way to earning just that. Yesterday the Mets and St. Louis Cardinals were scoreless until the eighth inning, when Valdespin’s single off Edward Mujica plated Travis d’Arnaud...
The Mets had an absolute field-day this afternoon with an 11-0 romp over against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla.
Jonathon Niese got the start against Detroit and continues to roll, tossing four and two thirds innings of scoreless ball and allowing just one hit while walking four. Niese has yet to allow a run this Spring. It won’t be long until he ‘s officially tapped as...
Last night made it official; the fans and the baseball world have granted David Wright one of the coolest and most prestigious nicknames a ballplayer could have, originating right here on MMO: Captain America. Team USA was on the brink of elimination in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, however with one slam of the bat — a grand slam at that — immediately prompted...
It’s not often that a Yankee will have much praise for a Met and vice versa. Then again, it’s pretty rare to see a Yankee managing legend coaching a current Mets superstar.
That’s exactly what we are getting with this year’s World Baseball Classic with Joe Torre managing Mets third baseman David Wright for team USA. Wright’s presence in the American clubhouse has been...
The team does not have an elite (or even a good) base stealer (David Wright? Maybe…) without him. Jordany Valdespin is a threat to swipe a bag and actually seems to have improved his instincts a little so he’s not 100% ability when running.
Fielding is a thing you might want. Let us pretend that Lucas Duda was hitting (Is this late 2011?) now… are the runs he’d bat...
Last year the Mets had a nice big celebration for the 50th anniversary of the franchise. This included not one, but two All-Time Team “lists” being generated. The first being the 50 Greatest Mets in Team History, and the second was an All-Time Team, selected from various candidates by a panel of Met experts (writers, broadcasters, etc).
The last time, and the first time really...
Jonathon Niese knows he may get the ball on opening day if Johan Santana begins the season on the disabled list.
The young left-hander is not taking anything for granted, though.
Niese pitched one-hit ball for 4 2-3 innings, and the New York Mets roughed up Justin Verlander in an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Starting the opener at home on April 1 against the...
NEW YORK METS INDIVIDUAL PITCHING
PLAYER W L S ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER
------ - - - --- - -- -- --- -- - - --
A Laffey 0 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 5.2 7 0 0
B Parnell 0 0 1 0.00 6 0 0 0 6.0 4 1 0
L Hawkins 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0
J Niese 1...
VALDESPIN: Decked by Verlander (AP)
Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for. Ask a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer.
He exudes confidence on the field, but crosses the line with a brash attitude, tendency to showboat and not always hustle. Off the field he wears a bright red baseball cap reading “JV...
Mets News and Notes:
Wheeler headlined a wave of cuts Sunday at Mets camp. Also dispatched to the minor league side: left-hander Darin Gorski, right-handers Gonzalez Germen, Collin McHugh, Elvin Ramirez and Hansel Robles, infielders Reese Havens and Wilfredo Tovar, and outfielders Juan Lagares and Cesar Puello. The Mets now have 45 players in major league...
Apparently, Jordany Valdespin was not wearing a cup when Justin Verlander hit him. The Detroit Tigers' pitcher lost control of one of his pitches and it sailed inside to Valdespin. Verlander says he instantly knew where it was going to get Valdespin. Valdespin had not chance and was hit in the groin.
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Valdespin's injury...
I’m going to take my first crack at the Mets Opening Day Roster and Starting Lineup…
The Mets will likely face LHP Clayton Richard on Opening Day, so let’s assume the righty-platoon players will start. My projected lineup is not necessarily what I think the best lineup is, but what I think Terry Collins will do.
I am predicting that Cowgill will lead off against...
Wright has been absolutely smashing the ball over at the World Baseball Classic, and he really has been “the guy” for USA Baseball. Wright has simply shown that he cares more than anyone else on his team about winning for his country, and I think that is great. Although Wright’s teams haven’t really won anything, outside of the 2006 team, Wright is a “winner” and truly...
2013 TOPPS HERITAGE NL PITCHING LEADERS
I wasn’t planning to write about the 2013 Topps Heritage set quite yet.
I only bought one pack of the stuff on a trip to Target to pick up a roll of packing tape, so I didn’t feel qualified to expound in detail on how it does/doesn’t modernize the spirit of the 1964 issue. There’s a full box in my near future, which will give me the...
It was a little over a week ago when the Mets pointed to March 14 as the target date for getting Johan Santana in an exhibition game. Doing so would have given him three, maybe four starts to be ready for Opening Day.
It won’t happen.
Outside of that ill-advised mound session, we haven’t seen, or heard, much from the testy lefty this spring. Today, he sniped at reporters who...