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The Mets organization plans to call up RHP Jeremy Hefner prior to tonight’s ballgame at Toronto reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Though no formal announcement has been officially made, Adam Rubin cites Manny Acosta as the most logical candidate to get the boot, whose ERA leaped to 10.53 after yet another unsightly outing from the 31-year old righty.
Hefner was called up as the 26th man on the roster for a double header with the Giants and hurled three scoreless frames of relief before being sent back to Triple-A.
Other Mets getting promotions include Adrian Rosario and Jack Leathersich. Rosario has been dominant to start the year in St. Lucie, striking out 28 while walking only seven in 20 1/3 innings, not to mention 11 saves and a 0.89 ERA to match. Rosario was acquired in the deal that sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers last July along with Danny Herrera, who had Tommy John Surgery last month. K-Rod currently has a 4.96 ERA for Milwaukee in 2012.
Leathersich has been e...
BEST OF MAXIM
Injuries to Mike Pelfrey(above) and Miguel Batista have opened the door for Jeremy Hefner to show what he has got.
After a season ending injury to Mike Pelfrey and some early bullpen woes, the Mets reached down to AAA and recalled Jeremy Hefner. Hefner was placed on waivers twice this offseason, and was eventually picked up by the Mets.
Hefner was brought in to be insurance for...
Suspended 50 Games
This press release was just issued by Major League Baseball:
New York Mets Minor League second baseman Daniel Muno has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of Drostanolone. The suspension of Muno, who is currently on the roster of Single-A St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League, will be effective immediately.
Well how’s that...
Jason Bay was cleared to resume baseball activities a few days ago and will likely return in 2-3 weeks, creating something of a logjam in the outfield upon his return. With both Nieuwenhuis and Duda producing and Torres being a defensive juggernaut while holding his own in the batter’s box, the Mets will have four major league talents on the roster for three outfield positions...
I got this question about a week ago and never got a chance to respond. It comes from one of our longtime readers, Hitman, who asks;
During the Mets/Phillies game (05/08), Gary & Keith pointed out the progression of Daniel Murphy’s defense at 2nd base. Has Murphy changed your outlook of him holding it down defensively at 2nd or does he still need to prove something a little...
“The execution was perfect. I had the right guy at the plate. I don’t there is a better execution of fundamentals of the game than Ronny Cedeno. He’s as good as it gets.”
Terry Collins on Cedeno’s fundamentals as reported by Matt Ehalt, ESPNNewYork.com
It is great to hear a manager use the words “execution was perfect” and talk about a player having great execution...
Mets right-hander Miguel Batista left Saturday's start against the Blue Jays after just two innings because of a sore lower back, putting further strain on New York's bullpen.
Batista warmed up to start the third but had to be replaced by right-hander Jeremy Hefner, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before the game.
Batista, 41, complained of groin and hamstring pain...
Andres Torres – DH
Mike Baxter – LF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Rob Johnson – C
The Mets look to avoid a sweep and three losses in a row as they take on the Blue Jays this afternoon. Yesterday the Mets received good pitching as after Batista left with...
Andres Torres – CF
Mike Baxter – DH
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Mike Nickeas – C
Last night’s game was a stinker. This afternoon the Mets look to bounce back as they take on the Blue Jays for game two. Anyway, in this afternoon’s game Miguel Batista...
Citi Field, a land of the security officers who take their job way too seriously. I think it's common knowledge that when a sports game is winding down, everybody who had nosebleed seats is going to move to better seats. Not in Citi Field though, security is on their game as they arrested Eduardo Cornejo, a 30-year-old off-duty police officer. Around 9:30 p.m. Cornejo moved...
Its obviously alot more fun when your team wins before a trip North. The Mets head to toronto after beating the Reds this afternoon 9-4. Here are some pics from the hockey themed trip. Starting with DW
This guy with Parnell looks a bit old to be playing.
Johan and Andre
The Mets kicked off 2012 interleague play with a blowout loss to the Blue Jays by a final of 14-5. The score was 14-1 before the Mets scored 4 in the 8th, including a 3 run home run from Scott Hairston. As Adam Rubin pointed out earlier, the Mets are now 0-4 when wearing costumes to kick off a road trip.
Jonathan Niese started this game and made it through 3 innings. Niese...
The Mets make the journey up north to America’s Hat to open up an interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. The Mets split each of their last two series and finally got firing on all cylinders yesterday as they rolled past the Reds by a score 9-4. The Mets made a comeback bid, went for the kill in the bottom of the eighth and then held it for the ninth. In tonight’s...
Sometimes, you just need to tip your cap… Our Mets lost 2-0 across the Northern border to the Jays on Saturday afternoon.
The last recap I penned had to do with Zack Greinke, and this game brought upon another great pitching talent in Brandon Morrow. Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing you can do. You can not win if you can not score. Simple as that.
Brandon Morrow dominated...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed five hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings and David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double as the New York Mets held off the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle before an announced crowd of 41,867 at Rogers Centre as the Mets ended their two-gake losing skid and stopped...
TORONTO - Dillon Gee understands that what happens in baseball cannot always be explained. He merely proved it to himself again on Sunday when he pitched 6 2/3 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 before 41,867 at Rogers Centre to avoid a three-game sweep in the interleague series. "This is a crazy game, I was all over the place today," said...