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I’m not sure who said it; I think it was SNY’s play-by-play man Gary Cohen, but someone had a valid comparison recently. And that is Marlon Byrd is turning into this year’s Scott Hairston.
Just like when the Mets picked Hairston off the scrap heap, Byrd is doing his best to impersonate Hairston while playing a little bit above his head. Through 57 games, Byrd has posted a more-than impressive .817 OPS to go with 11 home runs and 33 RBI’s. Those are fine numbers and even better when you consider Byrd doesn’t even play every day.
Outside of David Wright, the Mets don’t have a righty bat they can count on. So, the presence of Byrd has been a pleasant surprise and a needed one.
After battling injuries and suspensions Byrd’s career got sidetracked, as he only appeared in 166 games in the previous two years. Combining the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Byrd had 10 home runs and 44 RBI’s in 589 at bats. This year, Byrd is on pace for 26 home runs and 79 RBI’s in 449 at bats.
Obviously, Byrd will h...
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call.
Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the...
With Jonathon Niese going on the disabled list, the Mets’ decision on which pitcher to drop from the rotation was delayed. That’s good news for Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, the two leading candidates to be removed. Let’s take a minute to look at the pros and cons for Hefner remaining a starter, if and when Niese returns this season.
The biggest pro for Hefner is his recent...
The Mets’ short-season affiliates got their seasons underway this past week. Those affiliates are, in order from most advanced to least, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League), the Kingsport Mets (Appalachian League), and the GCL Mets (Gulf Coast League). The Cyclones are at the short-season A class-level while both Kingsport and the GCL team are rookie level. Though the...
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Wright rounds the bases after hitting his second home run of the game tonight…
On the strength of three home runs, two of them by David Wright, the Mets beat the Braves by the score of 4-3 tonight at Turner Field to take the rubber game of a five-game series.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all good news as the Mets may have potentially lost lefthander Jon Niese for an extended period...
After making an early exit from last night’s start, the New
York Mets have placed left-handed starting pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled
list, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Mets sent Niese for further
testing, and manager Terry Collins told reporters that the team has classified
the injury as a strain.
Greg Burke is on active roster tonight and...
Mets 4, Phillies 3
The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 tonight at Citizens Bank Park to open their three game series. The Mets have won five of their last seven games.
Jeremy Hefner started and after a rough second inning that saw him give up three early runs, he settled down and held the Phillies scoreless for the next four innings while the Mets battled back to...
MissChatter The fantasy stock report is an article that will provide some insight on a particular players stock based on recent performances. This week I'll take a look at two starting pitchers: Dillon Gee and Bronson Arroyo. Bullish:Dillon GeeDillon Gee has been lights out since his May 30th start against the Yankees. He currently owns a record of 5-7 with a 4.56 ERA and...
Jon Niese had to leave his start yesterday because of shoulder discomfort. The New York Mets' 26-year old starter was facing the Atlanta Braves when team trainers came out to check on him in the fourth inning. He was eventually lifted from the game with what was initially classified as shoulder discomfort.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says Niese actually was experiencing...
The Mets obliterated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the score of 8-0 to take the series, their second straight on this road trip. It was the Mets’ third shutout victory of the season.
David Wright led the Mets’ 12-hit attack with four hits including two doubles, a triple and his 12th home run of the season. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits...
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NEW YORK METS (29-41) vs PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-39)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 4:05 PM
RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56 ERA) vs RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40 ERA)
Eric Young, Jr – CF
Jordany Valdespin – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee - RHP...