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New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO - Dillon Gee understands that what happens in baseball cannot always be explained. He merely proved it to himself again on Sunday when he pitched 6 2/3 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 before 41,867 at Rogers Centre to avoid a three-game sweep in the interleague series. "This is a crazy game, I was all over the place today," said Gee who won for the first time since April 28. "This is why it's so weird to me. Last game I felt great and I gave up seven runs [in 5 1/3 innings to the Milwaukee Brewers]. Today I felt terrible and I can't throw a strike. "Luckily I was able to make some decent pitches when I had to. Maybe I was effectively wild." David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double and Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. Jose Bautista drove in two runs for Toronto with a home run and a single. Gee (3-3) allowed five hits, four walks and three runs while striking o...
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Injuries to Mike Pelfrey(above) and Miguel Batista have opened the door for Jeremy Hefner to show what he has got.
After a season ending injury to Mike Pelfrey and some early bullpen woes, the Mets reached down to AAA and recalled Jeremy Hefner. Hefner was placed on waivers twice this offseason, and was eventually picked up by the Mets.
Hefner was brought in to be insurance for...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Mets Manager Terry Collins no longer is dismissing Ike Davis to the minors as a possibility. Terry Collins also acknowledged First basemen Ike Davis needs to pick up his performance during this road trip or that fate could befall him too.
In recent weeks, the manager steadfastly had said team brass had not even discussed such a possibility...
The Mets organization plans to call up RHP Jeremy Hefner prior to tonight’s ballgame at Toronto reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Though no formal announcement has been officially made, Adam Rubin cites Manny Acosta as the most logical candidate to get the boot, whose ERA leaped to 10.53 after yet another unsightly outing from the 31-year old righty.
Hefner was called up...
Mets right-hander Miguel Batista left Saturday's start against the Blue Jays after just two innings because of a sore lower back, putting further strain on New York's bullpen.
Batista warmed up to start the third but had to be replaced by right-hander Jeremy Hefner, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before the game.
Batista, 41, complained of groin and hamstring pain...
Andres Torres – DH
Mike Baxter – LF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Rob Johnson – C
The Mets look to avoid a sweep and three losses in a row as they take on the Blue Jays this afternoon. Yesterday the Mets received good pitching as after Batista left with...
Brett Lawrie has served the four-game suspension brought upon by his helmet-tossing after Bill Miller called him out on strikes in the ninth inning of Toronto's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. It was just another example of the Blue Jays not getting the bounces. When Lawrie tossed the helmet, it bounced up and hit Miller on the hip. Score it a bad-hop hit. So where does...
After eight innings of futility, the Mets' best chance to beat Brandon Morrow was cut short by a close call on the bases.
Morrow pitched his second shutout in four starts, blanking the Mets on three hits and leading the Toronto Blue Jays over New York 2-0 on Saturday.
''Morrow was sharp tonight,'' New York's Mike Baxter said. ''He made a lot of good...
Andres Torres – CF
Mike Baxter – DH
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Mike Nickeas – C
Last night’s game was a stinker. This afternoon the Mets look to bounce back as they take on the Blue Jays for game two. Anyway, in this afternoon’s game Miguel Batista...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed five hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings and David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double as the New York Mets held off the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle before an announced crowd of 41,867 at Rogers Centre as the Mets ended their two-gake losing skid and stopped...
Let’s see, do I have everything? Lap-top, check. Digital camera, check. Voice recorder check. Sandwiches check. Cell phone, of course, looks like I’m ready to go! New Britain here I come and I will be preceded by the Double-A version of a wrecking crew from Binghamton known as the B-Mets.
I sent word ahead, a little advanced warning so-to-speak, when I reached out to Matt den...
Sometimes, you just need to tip your cap… Our Mets lost 2-0 across the Northern border to the Jays on Saturday afternoon.
The last recap I penned had to do with Zack Greinke, and this game brought upon another great pitching talent in Brandon Morrow. Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing you can do. You can not win if you can not score. Simple as that.
Brandon Morrow dominated...
Ron Darling should know better.When he led off the broadcast by saying "oh well with the Pirates and Padres coming up on the schedule, you might think 'hey the Mets could go 5-2'", he started to sound too much like my late night conversations trying to be presumptuous about what's an "easy win" and what's not. I know Darling finished that thought...
I must admit, after the Jays swept the New York Yankees in their last series, I wasn’t expecting too much this weekend when they faced the New York Mets.
Well, they surprised me again by winning the first two games and came very close to another sweep on Sunday. Not to mention that outstanding pitching performance by Brandon Morrow on Saturday afternoon.
Friday night’s game...
When Brandon Morrow was coming up through the Seattle Mariners minor league system, he was touted as a power arm who had the ability to become the ace of a pitching staff. He started out as a relief pitcher for the Mariners, but never seemed to get it together. Seattle impatiently traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays, in return getting their current closer, Brandon League. A...
I was considering four matchups for this series spotlight. Two of them featured the teams included in the last series spotlight. One was a matchup I had already looked at. The fourth matchup features a team I have written about extensively in series spotlights, and a team under .500. After giving it some thought, I decided to go with this Blue Jays-Rays matchup, just because I haven...