Found August 26, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Cliff Lee got his 11th win of 2013 on Monday night in New York. (AP Photo) The Phillies beat the Mets, 2-1, at Citifield on Monday night behind a stellar outing from Cliff Lee and a two-run triple by Cody Asche.  Lee was brilliant against a depleted New York lineup that was without third baseman David Wright, earning his 11th win of the season.  He was economical with his pitches (at least until the eighth) and fielded his position well, recording five outs himself on ground balls back to the pitcher. The Phils’ bats struggled against rookie phenom Zack Wheeler, but Asche’s first career triple provided all the offense Lee would need.  After a Michael Young single and a Darin Ruf walk, Asche launched a 1-0 high fastball into the gap in right field.  It rolled all the way to the fence and Asche ended up on third base. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 22nd save on the year.  It was only the third save opportunity for Papelbon since the All-Star break.  The Phils hav...

Matt Harvey Goes On DL With UCL Tear; Now Comes The Finger Pointing And Questions

The New York Mets should cut Matt Harvey’s innings at 178.1, exactly what it is today after several media outlets reported a MRI revealed a partially torn partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. HARVEY: Special season crashing. I wrote Sunday the Mets needed to devise a definitive plan to reduce his innings, and that plan should now be to shut him down for the remainder...

Addition of Daisuke Matsuzaka affirms the fragility of pitching

Pitchers are great to have when they’re healthy. However, nothing is worse than a depleted rotation due to injuries. The Mets are learning just how fragile a pitching rotation can be as both Jenrry Mejia and Jeremy Hefner went down with season-ending arm injuries. In Hefner’s case, he will likely be out of action for all of 2014 because of Tommy John surgery. This is certainly...

Flores Will Get Chance To Play Second Base This Week

Wilmer Flores will get a chance to play second this week, according to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News. . The infielder, who spent the majority of his season playing second in Triple-A, had started 14 games at third base since he was called up, filling in for the injured David Wright. On Sunday, Collins gave Flores a day off, in part to keep him off his right ankle, which he sprained...

You Mad, Bro? “Jon ‘Matt Harvey’ Niese The Great”

From SB Nation’s “The Good Phight” Blog: “Go Phillies beat these Muts.” “Oh my God Bernadina is batting lead-off AGAIN.” “Eric Young with “Forever Young” as his walk up music. Nice.” “Niese looks like he could be on Boardwalk Empire.” “As a lifelong Broncos fan, Mets orange and blue just make me sad.” Niese, Wasn’t he the guy on the Mets who was...

Leathersich Assigned To Binghamton To Replace Huchingson

The Eastern League announced that Binghamton Mets reliever Chase Huchingson was suspended for 50 games today without pay, after his second violation of the league’s drug abuse policy. (marijuana, cocaine, etc,) This news comes on the heels of two scoreless innings from Huchingson yesterday — and in fact, a spectacular season in relief for Binghamton overall. He has appeared in...

John Buck Comforts Matt Harvey To Make A Beautiful Moment In Sports

This brought a tear to my eye.  Mets catcher John Buck takes a moment to console Matt Harvey in the dugout in what is a beautiful moment in sports.  Matt Harvey is expected to have season ending Tommy John surgery in the near future, and given his bulldog mentality, the news has hit him as hard as it has ever hit anyone. [MLB] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is driving a tractor, his daughter...

Harvey Has Partially Torn UCL, Tommy John Surgery Not Being Ruled Out

Update 4:15 PM According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL. Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the rest of the season and that Tommy John...

Tapia Comes Through In The Clutch, St. Lucie Holds Off Play-off Elimination With 5-2 Win

St. Lucie 5, Charlotte 2 With their backs against the proverbial wall, the St. Luice Mets staved off playoff elimination for at least one more day following a rare solid performance from starting pitcher Domingo Tapia in a 5-2 victory over first-place Charlotte at Tradition Field on Monday night. The win also halted their six-game losing streak. The Mets, who are one game away from...

Mets Card of the Week: 2011 Ike Davis

2011 TOPPS GYPSY QUEEN IKE DAVIS Gather your wits and hold on fast, Your mind must learn to roam. Just as the Gypsy Queen must do You’re gonna hit the road. On Tuesday’s SNY telecast, the Verizon Text Poll question asked fans if they thought Ike Davis would be back as the 2014 starting first baseman. Much to my surprise, 55% of the respondents said no. Davis is one of the...

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Pirates Acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from Mets for Dilson Herrera

Source: John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 27, 2013   #Mets trading Buck, Byrd and cash to Pirates for MiLB SS Dilson Herrera and a PTBNL. More soon on — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 27, 2013   Marlon Byrd, John Buck and cash to Pittsburgh for Dilson…

Matt Harvey Can Find Answers In Adam Wainwright

The New York Mets were delivered a substantial blow to their future when they found out that Matt Harvey has a partial tear of his UCL, an injury that may require the infamous Tommy John surgery. Surgery could put Harvey on the shelf for the entirety of the 2014 season and impact his effectiveness for even longer. The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright can provide a solid road...

Pirates Land Marlon Byrd, as Upgrade, in 2013

Every baseball season is crazy, and the crazy can never be completely summed up in one sentence. There’s just too much of it, in too many places, and no one wants to read that long of a sentence. But here’s a sentence that captures some of the 2013 crazy to date: on August 27, the […]
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