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After an amazing six week run, Jeremy Hefner has struggled in back to back starts against the Phillies and Braves who torched him for 13 earned runs and 16 hits over 6.1 innings.
Before that, Hefner was flying high with a 1.76 ERA over his previous six starts, and the Marlins may be just the right cure to get him back on track. With the worst ranked offense in the league, Marlins hitting coach resigned this weekend and the offense has struggled mightily. MLB betting at TopBet.eu likes Hefner’s chances.
Hefner made his season debut against the Marlins and held them to just one run on five hits and one walk over six innings while striking out three.
Prior to this mini setback, Hefner led the majors in ERA during the span from June 4th to July 19th covering eight starts. He had allowed two earned runs or fewer in those eight starts, the longest such stretch since Johan Santana had 13 straight such starts from 2008-2009. Hefner’s streak of allowing two or fewer earned runs over eight st...
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With Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia now firmly entrenched after promotions from the minors, which Mets prospect are you now most excited to see? I posed the question to some of our writers and here is what they came up with:
Daniel - I hope Travis d’Arnaud can get healthy and productive and make an appearance at some point. John Buck is definitely back to Earth and Anthony Recker...
With the trade Deadline a little over three days away (July 31st - 4 PM), it is not expected nor anticipated that the Mets will make any moves, which seems to be the norm.
I do believe that they do have some trade options that do not include moving any of their young pitching prospects/studs.
Daniel Murphy is on a hot streak right now, and my logic all along is to sell high, and...
DING DONG THAT PITCH IS DEAD…
One of the things that has impressed me about Zack Wheeler is his ability to dig down deep within himself with runners on base or in scoring position. Since his big-league debut on June 18, forever known to Mets fans as Super Tuesday, Wheeler has allowed batters to hit just .114 with runners in scoring position. That ranks third in the majors over...
This recap will be short, but not so sweet….
The Mets head to Miami for a four-game series with the Marlins tomorrow night. Jeremy Hefner opposes Jacob Turner at 7:10 pm.
Zack Wheeler made his bid for history tonight as he took the Marlins to task with 6.1 innings of no-hit baseball — although he was eventually saddled with a no-decision. Wheeler was masterful through those first six and some innings and was keeping his pitch count low. The Mets also played solid defense behind him, and things were starting to look serious when he struck out Stanton...
Every so often there’s a player that everybody loves to hate. In the past it was players like Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and even Mike Pelfrey to some extent towards the end of his Mets tenure. This year it’s Jordany Valdespin. Whether it’s because of his attitude rubbing people the wrong way or his statistics, he is probably the most disliked player on the team. While...
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The Mets have stated that Matt Harvey is going to be capped at around 210 innings. Similarly, Zack Wheeler will have his season come to an end when he reaches 185 innings. As of today, Harvey has competed 145 innings, while Wheeler has tossed 108⅔ innings between AAA-Las Vegas and the Mets. That leaves approximately ten starts for both Harvey and Wheeler...
Last night, a red-hot Jordany Valdespin went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, three runs scored, a walk and an RBI as he continues to demolish the Pacific Coast League. If he isn’t name the PCL Player of the Week on Monday I’d be shocked…
In his last ten games, Spin is batting .573 and overall since his demotion, the 25-year old enigma has a .513/.578/.821 slash with a 1.398...
New York Mets' left handed pitcher Jon Niese, who has been on the disabled list since June 21, made his first Minor League rehab start with the Gulf Coast Mets on Saturday.
As reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com,
""I don't know how many more he's got to go," manager Terry Collins
said of Niese's rehab assignment, which can last up to a month...
Lucas Duda, who has been on the shelf with an intercostal strain, is making a forward step in his rehab assignment, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
Lucas Duda’s rehab assignment moving from Gulf Coast League to Class A St. Lucie tonight. #mets
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 29, 2013
To say that Duda’s performance in the GCL was uninspiring could be considered...
Mets look to make it two in a row in Miami. Game time is 7:10 PM
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New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Carlos Torres(1-1, 0.94 ERA) vs. Taylor Jordan (0-3, 3.68)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Josh Satin – 3B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
Though he still remains a ways off from active duty, left-hander Jon Niese...
Marlins reliever Chad Qualls took a tumble after escaping late trouble, but Miami stumbled in the 10th inning when John Buck hit a tiebreaking two-run single that lifted the New York Mets to a 4-2 win Tuesday night.
Zack Wheeler took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Juan Lagares had three hits and two RBIs for the Mets.
Donovan Solano and Jake Marisnick had consecutive RBI...
MIAMI (AP) -- Ike Davis had a go-ahead RBI double in a three-run seventh inning, Daniel Murphy drove in three runs, and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid against the Miami Marlins with a 6-5 victory Monday night.
David Aardsma (2-0) pitched an inning in relief of Jeremy Hefner for the win. Bobby Parnell retired Giancarlo Stanton with runners on first and third to end it...