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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Shaun Marcum is expected to throw two innings of a simulated game before the weekend as he attempts to get ready to comeback from a neck injury and bicep tendinitis.
If all goes well without any setbacks, Marcum could appear in a rehab game with Single-A St. Lucie one day next week. Depending on how that goes, Marcum could then be activated from the disabled list and make his Mets debut in the rotation.
Marcum was acquired to replace R.A. Dickey’s 200 innings in the rotation, however he’s been plagued with assorted injuries and missed most of spring training and started the season on the DL.
Original Post 4/7
If Shaun Marcum’s eight-year Major League Baseball pitching career should end sooner than later, no worries, he could always get work playing Cavity Sam.
His medical record is morphing into the legendary patient profile of Hasbro’s Operation board game. With each passing season new ailments – and new body parts...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Harvey’s been dominant, Lucas Duda has been selective and powerful but beyond a shadow of a doubt the best story so far for the 2013 Mets is that of John Buck. So, I asked friends in the blogosphere the following question:
What do you make of John Buck’s start? Is this a brief hot stretch like Rod Barajas in 2010 or is it something else?
These people all do great...
And the streak continues!
For the ninth straight game (hey, maybe I was onto something) to open the season the Mets have hit at least one home run, a streak that is now a new record while besting the 87 squad. Surprisingly leading the charge is the “throw in” in the R.A. Dickey trade, John Buck.
To say that Buck is hot would be a massive understatement. Buck has been everything...
Las Vegas 1, Fresno 4
Mets’ top prospect Zack Wheeler picked up the loss in last night’s matchup against the Fresno Grizzlies. He pitched 5.1 innings, and struggled with his command on his fastball, walking three batters and giving up eight hits. On a positive note, he managed to strike out six batters and hold the opposing offense to one earned run. However, it wasn’t enough...
There’s something about a young pitcher throwing well that makes you stop and look. Met fans are all too familiar with the concept, having made Tom Seaver, and Dwight Gooden must-see experiences. There was always the chance that you’d see something extraordinary: 15+ strikeouts, say, or a one-hitter – in those pre-6/1/12 days, you didn’t dare dream of a no-no – with...
St. Lucie Mets 0, Palm Beach Cardinals 1
Hansel Robles took the mound for the Mets on Wednesday night, after leaving the St. Lucie Opener last week with an apparent oblique injury. He showed no ill-effects of the injury, as he pitched 6.1 innings, holding the Cardinals to one run. Robles kept his team in the game all night, but was credited with his first loss, as the Mets’ offense...
St. Lucie Mets 4, Palm Beach Cardinals 7
Pitching has been the story for St. Lucie in 2013 thus far. Everyone has praised the pitching staff as being one of the best in the minor leagues, and we’ve told tales of their dominating performances to start the season. That all came to a screeching halt last night.
Domingo Tapia, a consensus top fifteen Mets prospect, took the hill...
Since the birth of baseball, teams have had one goal for each season and that was to win the championship and allow their fans bragging rights. Many teams have had the honor of not only winning one, but winning the Fall Classic multiple times. But for Mets fans wanting to win more than two and actually doing so, has been an uphill climb for so many years. With so many seasons with...
It is fun to speculate Andre Ethier and Carlos Gonzalez in the Mets’ outfield. I would also take Josh Willingham, but pass on Carl Crawford and Alfonso Soriano. It would take a lot in terms of prospects and cash down the line to make a run at Giancarlo Stanton.
These names have been suggested as outfield possibilities for the Mets, but of all of them, only Willingham in terms...
Last Night’s Quick Scores:
Savannah vs Rome was postponed due to inclement weather.
St. Lucie (5-2) dropped a game to Palm Beach, 7-4.
Binghamton (4-3) dropped a game to New Hampshire, 3-1.
Las Vegas (5-3) defeated Fresno in a blowout, 14-3.
Stat Line of the Night:
Zach Lutz: 2...
Las Vegas 51s
Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season last night for Las Vegas and lasted five-and-a-third innings, allowing four runs (one earned) off eight hits and three walks, while striking out six. A few things to note past that line? First off, Wheeler fields his position pretty well, which is always a positive. Another positive is the fact that his breaking ball...
This one was over early when the Phillies scored four runs in the second and three more in the third off Dillon Gee. Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all homered within five pitches. The game wasn’t worth watching after that explosion in the Phillies’ 8-3 rout.
ON THE MOUND: In losing his second straight start, Gee authored the worst outing by a Met starter this season...
by Josh AdamsNew York Mets Beat Reporter@Joshthescribeflickr.com/chrisgoldnyYour 2013 New York Metropolitans have started this season's campaign well, and there might be just a touch of optimism in Flushing. With a surprisingly good offensive start from John Buck and pitcher Matt Harvey having two quality starts, this year's Mets team could...