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Ever since we acquired Eric Young Jr. from Colorado after they placed him on waivers, I never looked at him as anything more than a utility outfielder. I saw a player who was taking advantage of his increased playing time which came as a result of flops by Collin Cowgill, Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter.
Young took hold of his new opportunity and has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Mark Simon of ESPN New York summarizes his recent performance:
Eric Young Jr. continued a recent hot streak with the game-winning hit in the Mets’ lone victory in the series on Sunday. It was his second career go-ahead hit in the ninth inning or later, both of which have come with the Mets. Young is 15-for-40 (.375 batting average) with nine runs scored, six RBIs and five steals in his last 10 games. He’s in the midst of a stretch in which he’s been safe on 16 of his last 17 steal attempts.
The Mets are 36-34 in Young’s 70 games played (28-43 without him). Estimates on his value to the team...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Mets announced that they have called up outfielder Mike Baxter, starting pitcher Aaron Harang, and catcher Juan Centeno, following Sunday’s 2-1 win against the Indians. All three had been assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas before they were eliminated from the postseason play on Saturday night.
Baxter, has seen some time this season with the Mets and has a .208/.325/.277 in 120...
A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly regarded Met prospect. Even so Bleacher Report’s selection...
WHO WERE THOSE UNMASKED MEN LURKING IN THE METS DUGOUT LAST NIGHT?
Mets third baseman David Wright, insists he will play for the Mets again this season although he admits that time is running out.
Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained hamstring, returned to New York from Florida on Monday to continue his rehab and was in the dugout last night with...
The old guard of baseball analysts love to cite a player’s confidence as an explanation of his recent performance. When a player is going well, it’s because he’s confident; and when he’s struggling, he lacks confidence.
The fact that this still passes for legitimate baseball analysis in the year 2013 is confounding and a little sad.
As I wrote some months ago, clustering...
The New York Mets have just 20 games left in the season. They are in fourth place in there National League East. They are 14 games under .500 and 21.5 games out of first place. Yet, David Wright still thinks he can come back this season.
David Wright believes there's enough time to return this season. "I don't think the clock is going to run out," he...
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Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee (11-9, 3.53) vs Jordan Zimmermann (16-8, 3.30)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Juan Lagares – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Matt den Dekker – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee – RHP
The Mets look to pick themselves up after last night’s attempt at...
Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s right fielder Mike Baxter for being awarded with the MMN Player of the Week honors.
When I think about Mike, the first thing that comes to my mind is a “Journeyman”. That is what I think of when I look at Mike’s current career. Especially since he has spent time in the majors, playing well and contributing some key hits for the Mets, then moving...
With the Tragic Number at 2, the “Playoff Push” is in serious jeopardy… The Mets (64-79) lost to the Nationals (75-69) Tuesday night by a score of 6-3.
Dillon Gee got the start for New York and quickly put himself in a hole, giving up a run in each of the first three innings, including a pair of home runs. The Mets started slowly against Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann, but...
Las Vegas 51s
The 51s clinched the PCL Southern division title with an 81-63 record, the second-best mark in the league. However, they couldn’t get out of the first round of the playoffs, and their season is over. They lost to the Salt Lake Bees in four games, winning their only game in the series at home. It was still a successful season for Wally Backman‘s club, who made the...
Mets were saving their hits for today, so expect an offensive explosion to back the expected strong pitching of Gee. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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Eric Young's two-out double in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, ending the Indians' four-game winning streak and putting a temporary halt to their playoff push.
Juan Lagares started the ninth with a single off Chris Perez (5-3) and moved to second on a sacrifice. Omar Quintanilla struck out, but Young lined a 2-0 pitch down...
How times have changed.
The New York Mets took Scott Kazmir with their first pick in the 2002 draft, but traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays with Jose Diaz for Bartolome Fortunato and Victor Zambrano in 2004. He went on to two All-Star appearances and helped the Rays to their first American League Championship.
Now a full year removed from his stint with the independent Sugar Land...