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When the Mets signed Jon Rauch who was coming off one of his worst seasons in his career, there may have been none that were more critical of giving him a $3.5 million dollar guaranteed contract than I was. In fact, at the time and considering how little money we had to spend, I still say it was a questionable move for a pitcher who was expeted to provide middle relief and occasional setup opportunities. But the beauty of this game is that sometimes you just get lucky.
Rauch did little to disprove my initial thoughts after chugging along to the tune of a 4.02 ERA in the first half that included a 4.50 ERA in June and an unsightly 5.56 ERA in May. Honestly, it looked like bust city for the man with the dragon tattoo. But suddenly, things started to come together for the 6 foot, 11 inch right-hander when the calendar turned to July. In 11 appearances, Rauch posted a scintillating 1.17 ERA, and as we close out the month of August his ERA now stands at 0.93 in 14 appearances which incl...
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Editor’s note: The following press release was written by Tim Heiman.
BINGHAMTON,NY – The Binghamton Mets and New York Mets today announced a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, securing the B-Mets as NewYork’s Double-A affiliate through the 2016 season. The Binghamton Mets have been affiliated with New York for the past 21 seasons.
“We are pleased to...
It only took the New York Mets bullpen till late August to finally put things together and get on a roll. Sure, the team is sitting in sole possession of 4th place in the NL East (18 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals), but when you’re hot, you’re hot. The Mets, coming off their first four-game winning streak since June 27-30, dropped the series finale to Philadelphia...
Zack Wheeler showed the Mets organization why he is considered a top prospect on Sunday. After going a combined 0-2, with a 4.71 ERA in four starts in Buffalo, Wheeler stepped up on Sunday. He tossed a 7 inning, 3 hit gem against the Rochester Red Wings in the first game of a double header. Add two walks and seven strikeouts into the mix, and Wheeler had himself quite a night....
New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
M. Harvey (R) 6 2-3 2.756.02-23.008/22COLND6.0311-119.21.83
T. Cloyd (-) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.00---ND0.0000-00.00.00
A pair of highly-touted rookies square off on Wednesday when the New York Mets return to Citizens Bank...
PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda showed off an all-around game on Wednesday. Duda hit a go-ahead two-run homer and then preserved the lead with an excellent defensive play to back Matt Harvey and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Duda even stole a base for the second time in his career. The burly Duda typically brushed it all off...
New York Mets (61-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-69) 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 25 10-7 3.515.25-33.108/24HOUL7.0632-122.11.61
K. Kendrick (R) 18 7-9 4.125.13-64.768/24WSHW6.2423-021.20.83
The New York Mets simply own the Philadelphia Phillies this season, and will shoot for a three...
Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Matt Harvey had another sharp outing and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
The Mets have won five straight in Philadelphia and seven of eight overall this season.
Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 6 1-3 innings. He also had an RBI single. The rookie has...
The Phillies dropped their second straight to the New York Mets, losing 3-2. Tyler Cloyd pitched well, but was out-dueled by fellow rookie Matt Harvey.
CLOYD IMPRESSIVE DURING DEBUT
-Tyler Cloyd made the “emergency start” due to Cole Hamels’ illness. Cloyd was called up, and pitched fairly well in his debut. He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He...
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
N.Y. Mets (60-69) «10021001049141
W: B. Parnell (4-3) L: B. Rosenberg (0-2)
HR: NYM - M. Baxter (1),K. Shoppach (7) PHI - R. Howard (9),C. Utley (9)
Ike Davis hit a go-ahead RBI double during a four-run 10th inning and the New York Mets came back to...
New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68)
Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75) vs. Tyler Cloyd (MLB debut)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 82
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Exactly this time five years ago, the Phillies completed an amazing four-game sweep against the New York Mets, which turned out to be the beginning of a miraculous comeback in the...
Final: Mets 3, Phillies 2.
Harvey (3-3, 2.76 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Frank Francisco (22
SV, 5.94 ERA)
today, the Phillies scratched Cole Hamels from his start due to an illness. In
order to fill that spot, they soon called up Tyler Cloyd, a AAA pitcher who had
been cruising through the minor leagues this season.
young players have come...
The Mets head down to Miami today to take on the Marlins in what will be an important series to stay out of the basement of the National League East. Going into yesterday’s game the Mets had a four game winning streak that was snapped even after a quality start of Jon Niese and the bullpen holding down the fort. Tonight R.A. Dickey takes the mound as he faces Nathan Eovaldi, who...
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While I thought about the possibility of Erik Bedard returning to the Baltimore Orioles, I took some time to evaluate a player who recently passed through waivers. Though Andres Torres has not torn the cover off the ball, he has done about what most educated fans could expect. The Mets put him in a tough position, making him the everyday centerfielder...
MIAMI -- R.A. Dickey won his 17th game of the season, tying him for the major-league lead, as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 3-0, Friday night before 23,099 fans at Marlins Park. The Mets' veteran allowed five hits and three walks, striking out seven. He improved to 17-4 with a 2.63 ERA. Dickey was supported by Ike Davis, who slugged his 25th homer of the season, a two...