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After pitching six quality innings in which he gave up just five hits and two walks while limiting the Marlins to one run in a no-decision, it certainly appears that Hefner is here to stay in the Metsâ€™ rotation.
The criminally underrated Hefner is a pitcher who gets by on grit and determination. While not blessed with the greatest stuff, Hefner is your classic bulldog who battles and competes til the bitter end. Most people look at Hefnerâ€™s numbers along with the perception of him not being a highly-touted prospect and dismiss him as nothing more than a back-end of the rotation journeyman who holds little value to the club. Sure, his debut season in 2012 on the surface was not all that impressive, as Hefner did go 4-7 while posting a 5.09 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, but Hefner did have eight quality starts of the 13 he made in 2012.
After being shuttled between the bullpen and the rotation, Hefner never really found his groove last season. However, with injuries to Johan Santana and Shaun Ma...
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Last Thursday night, Mets right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey did everything right. In his first start of the 2013 season, Harvey overpowered hitters with his fastball, dazzled with his slider, and kept them off balance with his changeup. Using these pitches in the right situations proved effective as Harvey allowed only one hit while striking out ten batters, and only giving up two...
The Mets play their first division foe when they host the Marlins tonight. Jeremy Hefner gets the call for the 7:10 pm start.
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Scouting is based on opinions, and itâ€™s always said that you...
The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park.
With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the seventh, Wilfredo Tovar lifted a weak popup behind first base. Jose Ramirez raced over from second...
Itâ€™s always fun to examine the first impressions of a new season.
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That being said, the measuring stick for success or failure is their starting pitching. If they get innings it keeps them...
Travis dâ€™Arnaud, along with Zack Wheeler headline the Las Vegas 51s roster.
The Mets changed Triple-A affiliates this offseason, going from Buffalo to Las Vegas and from the International League to the Pacific Coast League. The biggest storyline for this team will be how the move affects development. The Pacific Coast League, especially Las Vegas, is notorious for inflated power...
Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis dâ€™Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento.
In the 51â€²s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 25-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI.
â€œI think itâ€™s just a matter of time before...
Jose Fernandez will make the jump from A-Ball to the majors when he makes his MLB debut against the Mets on Sunday afternoon.
The Mets begin their second series of the season against the new-look Miami Marlins today, in the first game of what will be a three-game set.
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Here is a photo of CM Punk throwing out the first pitch at Fridayâ€™s New York Mets baseball game:
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