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With the Mets now getting a little more production from Ike Davis (3-7 in his last two games with two home runs and four RBI’s in his last two games), it’s high time that Lucas Duda starts contributing to the Mets’ bandwagon.
While the Mets lost in Miami last night 6-5, the team was right there in the mix after mounting another comeback, only to see it foiled by Frank Francisco.
For this team to score runs and win more games consistently in the future, Duda has got to start pulling his weight. There is no other way to spin it: Duda has not lived up to expectations thus far.
In last night’s game vs. the Marlins, Duda did go 2-5, but prior to that outing, he was only four for his last 20. Duda has only one home run in his last 21 games and is struggling to find a groove. For the season, Duda has a pedestrian .247/.342/.397 slash line.
While we should admire the fact that Duda has a great eye and has shown great discipline at the plate in his time with the Mets, it seems to me that ...
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Ronny Cedeno is being activated and will be in the lineup for Friday night's series opener, team officials said.
Rubin says Cedeno was taking early batting practice at new Marlins Park with teammates at 2:30 p.m.
Cedeno went 0-for-4 and played a full game at shortstop Thursday night for Class A St. Lucie.
Terry Collins has said he...
Buffalo Bisons infielder Bobby Scales has been placed on the temporary inactive list. The move was made as a result of reporters finding out that he was planning on signing with a team in the Japanese Baseball League. A check of the Bison’s roster on the team’s official website reveals that Scales name has been removed from the team’s roster.
Scales, a second baseman, is presently...
Coming off a back-breaking 6-5 loss to the Fish yesterday, the Mets kept the theme of having a short memory going as they pounded Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins 9-3.
Dickey took the hill for his seventh start of the year and continued his success against the Marlins, scattering nine hits over six frames while walking only one. The tremendous thing about Dickey’s performance...
Here are some Mets News and Notes:
STREAK AT FIVE: The Mets have won five in a row following a season-high four-game losing streak...The five-game winning streak is the longest active current streak in the majors and is the longest since the club won five straight from July 25-29, 2011.
SHOOTING FOR SIX: The Mets aim for their sixth straight win of the year tonight ...It would...
Several times this season the Mets answered a winning streak with a losing one. They have won five straight and you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if the other shoe will drop this weekend in Miami.
Great timing to have Johan Santana start in the opener.
While you and I might wonder, nobody in the Mets’ clubhouse is thinking along those lines. Terry Collins won’t allow it.
Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings tonight as St. Lucie beat Brevard County 4-3. It was his first official minor league game since undergoing May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
Young allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four batters.
Young is expected to make 3-4 more minor league starts at a higher level before joining...
The New York Mets had their five-game win streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night:
THIS ONE SUCKED: Frank Francisco entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning looking to close the door on the Marlins and secure the Mets sixth straight victory. Instead, Francisco allowed two runs on three hits.
Francisco allowed a lead off double to Giancarlo...
With all the posts I’ve done about pitching prospects of the early years, I’m a little surprised I completely overlooked Larry Bearnarth. But then again, based on his 2-13 record with a 6.67 ERA in his only minor league season, it was hard to even consider him as a prospect. The Mets signed Bearnarth out of St. John’s and sent him to their AAA Syracuse farm club in 1962 where...
In a season of dominant bullpen work, the St. Lucie Mets won a nail biter by a score of 4-3 despite shaky work out of the ‘pen.
Chris Young made his first rehab start of the year since going down with a torn shoulder capsule in early 2011. Young went five shutout frames, scattering five hits and two walks while punching out four. If he can stay healthy, and that is a BIG if, he...
Frank Francisco blew the save last night, one that would have pushed our winning streak to 6 games, and a season high 6 games over .500. The loss is not catastrophic by any means, but it just re-emphasizes that fact that we don’t have a shut down closer.
As crazy as our former closer Frankie Rodriguez was, he was still a top level closer and despite his high wire act most nights...
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W: H. Bell (2-3) L: F. Francisco (1-3)
HR: NYM - None MIA - J. Buck (4),G. Stanton (7)
Giancarlo Stanton celebrated Mother's Day in grand style.
The Marlins right-fielder belted a first-pitch grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning -- capping...
Jonathon Niese pitched six shutout innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis started yet another rally. Mike Baxter got well-deserved respect as a premier pinch-hitter. Justin Turner won another battle against Heath Bell.
And the Mets still lost.
After Nieuwenhuis started a two-run inning for the Mets in the fourth inning with a single, Niese continued to pitch shutout ball before being lifted...
New York Mets at Miami Marlins 1:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
R. Dickey (R) 6 4-1 3.766.01-16.235/6ARIW8.0412-021.02.14
R. Nolasco (R) 6 4-0 2.726.01-04.355/6@SDW7.0522-021.11.69
The Miami Marlins are still dealing with a leaky bullpen, but they proved to the New York Mets they can give as good as they...
New York Mets at Miami Marlins 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 6 2-1 4.015.21-14.305/7@PHIND5.0420-115.05.40
C. Zambrano (R) 6 1-2 1.986.10-13.005/7@HOUW9.0301-122.01.23
Whether it was a religious experience in his native Venezuela this offseason, his friendship with Miami Marlins manager...
The Mets are making their first trip down to South Beach to check out the new home of the Miami Marlins. This time last week, the Mets were on the decline, and the Marlins were on the rise. Since then, the Mets have put themselves on a five game winning streak and the Marlins have still played good ball. The Mets will be sending out Santana tonight as Buehrle gets his second start...