Found August 10, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger, spoke with Jenrry Mejia on his noticeably reduced velocity in his last start and for those of you who may have been worried, fret not. Mejia, has intentionally dialed back on his fastball velocity to avoid the discomfort in his elbow which is being caused by floating debris – a common occurrence for a pitcher who is a year removed from surgery. “You have to lower the velocity so you feel better during the course of the game,” Mejia said. “You can’t throw hard. You need to throw intelligently so the arm doesn’t start bothering you because everyone knows what I have. It’s better to throw intelligently, throw strikes and get outs.” Matt Harvey has also dialed down his velocity a bit in his last start. It was in an effort to go deeper into games without tiring and it resulted in his first career complete game – a four hit shutout. Mejia, 23, seems to know exactly what he’s doing, and understands that in the end it’s not about velocity, it’s about com

Mets Even Thinking Of Trading Wilmer Flores Is Absurd

All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores. Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they should trade their best one. Yup, makes sense...

Niese Activated, Hefner Option To Triple-A, Could Land On DL

UPDATE! Jeremy Hefner is being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, but could be hurt and may end up going on the Disabled List. Jon Niese has been activated and will start today’s game. Sandy Alderson said that Hefner will go to New York to see team doctors said he could end up on DL. He also added that if Hefner checks out medically, the Mets will use him for spot starts… This means...

Niese Returns Triumphantly, Flores Slams First MLB HR In 9-5 Mets Win

Hit em hard, hit em fast… The Mets held to that today and kept the D-Backs at bay the entire game as they flattened Arizona in a 9-5 win. They took the lead early after Paul Goldschmidt booted a grounder with the bases loaded and two out. A routine play that would have ended the inning ended up plating all three runs as the Mets hustled around the bases to score, giving the Mets...

Mets 3B fouls off pitch by throwing bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores threw his bat at a pitch, and made enough contact with it to foul it off, during Friday night's game in Arizona. It happened in the eighth inning with one out and runners on second and third. Flores threw his bat at the 1-2 pitch from D-backs reliever Heath Bell, and the desparation move by...

It Was An Epic Night For Mets Pitching Prospects

Wow, what an epic evening for the New York Mets organization as a whole last night… If like me, you’re a believer that the road to a championship is paved with elite pitching, Saturday night gave us a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead for the Mets as their top three pitching prospects were on full display for all to  see and none of them disappointed. On the contrary...

Mets vs D’Backs: Wheeler Looks To Even Series, Davis Back At First

Mets at D’Backs • Chase Field • 8:10 PM Zack Wheeler (4-2, 3.91) vs. Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 4.94) Starting Lineup  Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Ike Davis – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Zack Wheeler – RHP Game Notes New York suffered its 10th walk-off loss last night. The 10...

With Harvey and Wheeler the Future Looks Bright

As Zack Wheeler wrapped up the 10th start of his young and promising career on Saturday night, I was all set to compare his first ten against Matt Harvey‘s until I saw the incredible job that Brian Joura did over at Mets 360. Rather than churn out 500 words to basically say the same thing, I figure you would all be better served by reading what Brian had to say and let him do all...

Mets Fight Back Twice, But Lose Via Walk-Off To The D-Backs, 5-4

In a back and forth affair that saw multiple lead changes, some dumb decisions, and a Mets team that continues to show a little heart — they were sent away via a Paul Goldschmidt walk-off home run to start this road trip off with a loss. The Mets came in looking like a team with some momentum behind them, taking the lead in the 4th to break up what began as a pitcher’s duel....

Montero Picks Up Fourth Straight Quality Start With Seven Sharp Innings

Oh, Rafael Montero…way to put the exclamation point on a wonderful night of Mets pitching! I was originally so disappointed in the organization’s decision to put Montero in Triple-A where he could have been victimized by the factors that make the PCL so bad for pitchers… and originally, it seemed like he would be. But he battened down the mental hatches, turned it up a notch...

#MetsTwitterRecap: Late Night Loss

View the story “#MetsTwitterRecap” on Storify The post #MetsTwitterRecap: Late Night Loss appeared first on The Daily Stache.

Mets Pitching Prospects All Delivered The Goods Last Night

Wow, what an epic evening for the New York Mets organization as whole last night. If like me, you’re a believer that the road to a championship is paved with elite pitching, Saturday night gave us a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead for the Mets as their top three pitching prospects were on full display for all to  see and none of them disappointed. On the contrary, Zack...

Mets 9, Diamondbacks 5

Andrew Brown's three-run pinch-hit home run broke open a close game and the New York Mets beat Arizona 9-5 on Sunday. Jonathan Niese (4-6), in his first start since June 20, came off the disabled list to go six innings, giving up four runs and seven hits in his first win since May 16. The Mets took two of three from the Diamondbacks. The Mets scored four unearned runs in the...

You Mad, Bro? “Zack The Snake Charmer” Edition

From SB Nation’s “AZ Snake Pit” Blog: “LOL Mets” “Is this a tetris strike zone tonight?” “Cody Ross would be a perfect and frightening rodeo clown.” “More so than Eric Byrnes?” “Hmmm so which Wheeler is this? Both Good and Evil Wheeler are with the Rockies now. But this Wheeler is a Wheeler of Another Sort.” “Ex-Giant Wheeler” “If only he was still...
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