Found September 16, 2012 on
New York Mets
New York Mets starter, Jenrry Mejia, made his first start in over two years versus the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The 22-year-old right hander lasted just three innings while allowing five runs on six hits:
Following a 13-pitch third inning, Mejia was un-albe to hold on to a three-run lead as the Brewers tagged the 22-year-old for four runs in the bottom half of the fourth, en route to a 9-6 victory over NY. Mejia was chased from the game before he could record an out, walking Nyjer Morgan to start the frame, a bunt single by Brewers rookie Jean Segura, and a two-run, pinch-hit triple by Logan Schafer before walking Norichika Aioka on five pitches. Following the walk, Mejia was relieved by Jeremy Hefner, who picked up were he left off. Hefner threw a wild pitch — allowing Schafer to score from third — before Rickie Weeks deposited a 1-2 fastball over the left-field wall to give Milwaukee a lead they would not relinquish.
Mejia fell behind to 14 of the 19 batters he faced, to which manager Terry Collins simple stated, “His command was off. It’s tough to pitch up here behind in the count.”
THE DUDE: Lucas Duda collected two hits in five at-bats, including an RBI single in the first. It was his third straight multi-hit game and fourth in his last five starts. He is 9-for-20 with three doubles, a homerun and five runs batted in over that stretch and is hitting .367 for the month of September.
IKE IKE BABY: Ike Davis blasted his 27th home run of the season — a two-run bomb — drilling the first pitch he saw from Brewers reliever John Axford in the top of the ninth. Davis finished the game, 3-for-4 with a double and a homer, lifting his season average to .225 in the process. After a dismal start to the year, the Mets first baseman is hitting .251 since June (78-for-310) with 21 homeruns and 55 runs batted in:
BEST OF MAXIM
Just a quick thought on something Adma Rubin just tweeted about Ike Davis:
If you look at David Wright’s OPS which is a team leading .895 and also top ten in the NL, you would think he’d be infinitely ahead of Ike Davis in the RBI department considering Davis has just a .754 OPS. That’s a difference of almost 150 points.
Wright’s On-Base Percentage is over 100 points higher...
All sports are paying more attention to concussions here recently and MLB is no different. Fortunately, there is not a high incidence of concussions in baseball, although you would not be able to tell that from watching the Mets. In 2012, there were nine concussions documented by The Concussion Blog from Opening Day to the All-Star break and two of those were suffered by members...
Up is down, black is white is short is long and everything that you thought which was SO important, doesn’t matter.
These prophetic words were sung by Weird Al Yankovich in his Album, Bad Hair Day. The reality remains that with or without David Wright, the Mets are far from being a World Series competitor. That’s the goal, right? We’re not shooting for mid-season relevance…...
This afternoon at Miller Park, the Mets will try to actually win a series. Last night, the Mets scored some runs again, but it wasn’t enough as Jenry Mejia couldn’t find the plate and blew a 4-1 lead. Ike Davis hit a 2-run homer in the top of the 9th inning, but it wasn’t enough at the Mets fell to the Brewers 9-6. Chris Young (4-7 4.39 ERA) will be starting for the Mets...
LET IT FLY
Your browser does not support iframes.There's a first for everything, right? I've seen a lot of baseball over my years, but never have I seen a paper airplane fly into the mix. That's precisely what happened during the sixth inning of the New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers game Saturday night as a a giant-sized paper airplane found itself onto the field near second base...
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MILWAUKEE A command pitcher without grips on his command is often not a recipe for a good outing on the mound, and on Saturday night, that seemed to be the case for Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum.
Since coming back from shoulder tightness that kept him out of the rotation for around two months, Marcum has struggled mightily with his commandthe calling card that made him a top-of...
MILWAUKEE As it did in the first inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-3 loss on Friday night, Mike Fiers' body language said it all after the game, surrounded by reporters asking about his tough start in the series opener against the Mets.
Visibly frustrated, Fiers' shook his head and shrugged his shoulders as he talked about his start a five-inning, four-run affair...
MILWAUKEE -- For an organization that has been built around homegrown talent, the Milwaukee Brewers have struggled to develop their own pitchers -- all the more reason for the high hopes surrounding young right-hander Wily Peralta. Making just his third major league start, Peralta showed why he's one of the Brewers' top prospects, working eight scoreless innings while allowing...