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Hey everyone, while Pete’s up in Binghamton, New York taking in a couple of games this weekend, I’m going to post some notes from the the B-Mets and Bison’s. He’ll have some good stuff to share including pics and plenty of notes, quotes and interviews including tonight’s starter Zack Wheeler. And just in case Jay Horwitz is reading this… Thank’s so much for intervening today, Jay. It was very MUCH appreciated.
TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons take on the Pawtucket Red Sox in the second game of a two-game series at McCoy Stadium (6:15 p.m.). The Herd looking to earn a split of the set following a 4-2 loss last night. After tonight’s game, the Bisons will travel to Rochester for a four-game set at Frontier Field, April 7-10.
RED SOX: Dating back to last season, the Bisons are now just 2-10 in their last 12 games against the Red Sox. That mark includes a 1-7 record in their last eight games at McCoy Stadium. In those eight games, the Bisons have been outscored by the PawSox...
BEST OF MAXIM
As fans stream into Citi Field this weekend for the first Mets games of the 2012 season, it’s likely each man, woman or child that has entered Citi in the last three years will have to get their bearings about them.
There have been some big changes made to the Mets’ home since the end of the 2011 season and examining the park to see what’s new is always a fun part of your...
New Mets center fielder Andres Torres is headed to the disabled list and back to the team's spring training facility in Florida after re-injuring his left calf Thursday in New York's season-opening 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
''I'm going to Port St. Lucie to begin rehabbing,'' Torres said. ''I'm going to see how I feel down there.'...
Welcome to Opening Day! Where our New York Mets will open up a newer, smaller version of Citi Field this year against the rival Atlanta Braves.
This is the 50th anniversary of the Franchise that we all know and love and even though things have been a little down this off-season, its on a day like today, that we forget all that and welcome baseball back into our lives again.
This afternoon's opening day game brought with it Johan Santana's first start in more than eighteen months. Johan was successful and efficient early before laboring in the fifth and getting a tapper back to the mound to get out of a bases loaded jam. Santana finished with five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out five.The game remained...
Full Name: Kirk Robert Nieuwenhuis
Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
College: Azusa Pacific
Height: 6′ 3″
Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft. The Mets are expected to recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis today to replace the injured Andres Torres (calf) on the active roster.
What’s To Like: There...
So 50 years of Mets baseball. It feels like I have seen so much and yet I have consciously been around for only about one fifth, from 2001 to present. Today is Opening Day 2012 and I cannot help but be excited once again. Although this time around it is not the same excitement that I am used to, it is an excitement nonetheless.
No matter what happens in my personal life, baseball...
New York Mets outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain Friday.Torres, who was making his debut with the club, suffered the injury while tracking a ball in the seventh inning of a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday."I feel terrible this thing happened," Torres said. "But, at the same time, I have to be positive...
On Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets opened the 2012 season with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves:
Making his first start since undergoing surgery on September 14, 2010 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, Johan Santana allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out five over five scoreless innings. After a Martin Prado single in the top of the...
Courtesy: Bisons Press Release
April 6, 2012 –The Buffalo Bisons today announced that OF RAUL REYES has been promoted to the team from Double-A Binghamton. Reyes will take the roster spot of OF KIRK NIEUWENHUIS.
The Mets announced earlier today that Nieuwenhuis will be promoted to the major league club tomorrow.
Reyes, 25, played 18 games with the Bisons last season and hit...
The Mets will look to complete a three game sweep of the Atlanta Braves and start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2007 on Sunday afternoon. The Mets pitching has been fantastic thus far on the young season as they have given up only 2 ER over their first 18 IP in 2012, including 7 shout out innings from their revamped bullpen. David Wright will look to continue his hot start...
The first blow of negativity for the New York Mets has already struck, as center fielder Andres Torres will be placed on the DL after straining his calf yesterday against the Braves.
The injury happened in the seventh inning, with Torres chasing a fly ball hit by Braves rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky. Torres pulled up lame and stopped chasing the ball, allowing right fielder...
The New York Mets will honor the memory of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter by wearing his No. 8 jersey during batting practice on Thursday.
Manager Terry Collins, the coaching staff and entire club will wear the jersey prior to Thursday's season opener against the NL East rival Atlanta Braves.
Carter died on Feb. 16 after a long battle with a brain tumor. He was 57.
It’s Opening Day 2012. Everyone is excited. Johan Santana is on the mound. He’s pumped. The crowd is cheering. Santana throws the first. Ball one. He takes a deep breath and fires an 88 MPH fastball. Strike one. He throws a slider. Strike two. He throws another slider. Ball two. Then he throws a fastball at 90 MPH. Michael Bourn grounds out to first base.
David Wright was definitely...
The New York Mets may not have had Brazilian feather dancers or Muhammad Ali in the luxury boxes at their 2012 opening day festivities at Citi Field, but a simple dedication to former-catcher Gary Carter may help brace Mets fans for what could be a trying season and put things into perspective.
Carter, who was more familiarly know as "The Kid" died of brain cancer on...