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Contributed by Mike Stainkamp who you can follow on Twitter at @mikestainkamp34.
Matz continues to improve while staying healthy
A few weeks ago, Mets fans saw something that they’ve been waiting years to see: two top-prospect arms mowing down Braves hitters. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler pitched both ends of a doubleheader, Wheeler, of course, making his big league debut.
To say the future is bright for the Mets is an understatement, at least in terms of arms. In the system, fans are eager to see the development of Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Michael Fulmer, just to name a few.
One prospect that has had a rough time of it the last few years has been Steven Matz. Taken in the second round in 2009, Matz has had to battle injuries his whole professional career. After an impressive start to 2012, Matz was shutdown due to shoulder issues.
This year, he has been working with trainer Tom Truedson in an effort to stay healthy and keep his arm fresh.
In his last outing on June 29, Matz...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Friday night in Milwaukee, Zack Wheeler made his fourth career start for the Mets.
While it wasn’t a thing of beauty, Wheeler did collect his second win on the year nonetheless. Wheeler pitched the minimum five innings to qualify for the win. In those five innings, Wheeler gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out three batters. It’s amazing he gave up only three...
Mr. Met didn't waste any time waiting to plant one on the Mrs. when the "Kiss-Cam" zoomed in on the couple sitting in the stands of Citi Field Wednesday night. The pony-tailed baseball did a little runway strut for the camera after they locked lips(?).
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On Tuesday, the mascots' favorite player, Mr. Matt — better known...
Harvey is having a fantastic second season for the New York Mets. He
has pitched so well, and gone deep into so many games, that he is on
course to throw well over 240 innings this year. As a result, they
started talking about how they're going to make sure the 24-year-old
doesn't get overworked. Although they're not committing to a
Matt Harvey has the lowest ERA (2.25) among pitchers since 1921, whose first 27 major league appearances were
all starts. Mike Mussina is second on that list (2.56 ERA). Harvey also has the best WHIP (0.95) of any pitcher since 1921 through his first 27 career starts. Only four other pitchers had a WHIP under 1.00 in their first 27 starts: Dick Hughes (0.96), Vida Blue (0.97...
Mets (35-47) at Brewers (34-50)
RHP Zack Wheeler (1-1, 5.06) vs. RHP Johnny Hellweg (0-1, 20.25)
Eric Young Jr. LF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Ike Davis 1B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF
Juan Lagares CF
John Buck C
Omar Quintanilla SS
Zack Wheeler RHP
Zack Wheeler makes the fourth start of his young career and hopes to look more like the pitcher we saw...
Following a promising debut, top prospect Zack Wheeler hasn't been quite as sharp for the New York Mets.
Perhaps a date with one of the worst teams in baseball can boost his confidence.
The Mets will try to begin a nine-game road trip in positive fashion Friday night when they send the hard-throwing right-hander to the mound against the lowly Milwaukee Brewers.
While he hasn...
KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK…
What a comedy of errors we had in this one as the New York Mets walloped the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 12-5 tonight at Miller Park. This was a fun game and I hope you all got a chance to watch it.
I’m going to forego a retelling of all the many Brewer baserunning blunders and just get to the stuff we really care about – what did...
Tonight's #Mets Lineup:
1. Young Jr 7
2. Murphy 4
3. Wright 5
4. Davis 3
5. Kirk 9
6. Lagares 8
7. Buck 2
8. Quintanilla 6
9. Wheeler P
— Mets Family™ (@MetsFamily) July 5, 2013
Tonight's #Brewers lineup vs Mets: pic.twitter.com/p3JaNZgK6F
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 5, 2013
Ike, Buck & Kirk in the #mets lineup… More K's in their names or in their...
Randall Delgado outpitched Matt Harvey for his first major league win in more than a year, and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a five-game skid with a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets after a long rain delay Wednesday night.
Cody Ross hit a three-run homer off Harvey to put Arizona ahead, and Delgado struck out a career-high nine in seven innings to give the NL West leaders their...
Give yourselves a pat on the back Met fans, David Wright and Matt Harvey have been elected to start the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16th! In a late surge of votes for Wright, the Mets captain managed to beat out the “Kung Who? Panda” by a whopping two million votes according to MLB PR via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval was not chosen by NL and Giants’...
We are rapidly approaching the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field and the midway point has already passed in a season that has witnessed the promotions of some of baseball’s top prospects.
Amongst those promotions include the likes of Gerrit Cole, Kevin Gausman, Wil Myers, and Zack Wheeler, all of whom have been impressive in their respective stints with their big leagues clubs....
Coming off a heartbreaking 15-inning loss one day earlier, the New York Mets got a much-needed offensive outburst from an unexpected source.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in a career-best five runs, and Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run over five shaky innings to pace the Mets to a 12-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
''Tremendous night for Kirk Nieuwenhuis...
Mets (36-47) at Brewers (34-51)
RHP Shaun Marcum (1-9, 5.03) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (6-8, 4.78)
Zack Wheeler made his fourth start of the season last night and tossed five innings, allowed three runs – one earned – on seven hits, three walks and three strikeouts. He improved his record to 2-1 with a 4.29 ERA for the season. In 21.0 innings pitched, Wheeler has...