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Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas got swept in a doubleheader with Iowa, 2-1 and 6-5
Binghamton dropped to New Britain, 9-3.
St. Lucie dropped Dunedin, 5-3.
Savannah dropped to Charleston, 2-0.
Zack Wheeler gets back on the hill this afternoon against the Iowa Cubs. The Mets top prospect is back on-track to pitch every five days beginning today for the Las Vegas 51s. Sandy Alderson stopped by the SNY booth during last night’s game and added that if Wheeler has two or three more good starts, he will be considered for a promotion. When asked if there was anything that will keep Wheeler from being promoted he said, “as long as he’s healthy, he’ll be promoted.”
Rafael Montero got promoted and still dominated. I couldn’t have been more impressed with Montero’s start. He shows command of his pitches, knows how to get hitters out, works quickly, and can battle back from adverse situations — what more do we have to see? If Montero is sent back to Double-A, it will l...
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Tuesday’s column on Wilmer Flores drew a strong reaction so I thought I would ask my friends in the blogosphere about his trade value. I asked them to respond to the following questions:
Flores is 21 and playing at Triple-A, one of the four youngest full-time position players in the PCL. He also was not ranked in any major preseason Top 100 list and has gotten off to a so...
Update By Clayton Collier on 5/22 at 12:20PM:
Major League Baseball has declined the Mets appeal to change a run charged to phenom Matt Harvey on Friday at Wrigley field to an error say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The move would have lowered the 24-year old ace’s ERA from 1.55 to 1.41, however it will remain the former as he takes the hill against the Reds for the series finale...
Updated Post 5/22
During Tuesday night’s Mets broadcast, general manager Sandy Alderson said he intends to stick with slumping first baseman Ike Davis for a little while longer, but added that there’s a chance that he might be better off going to Triple-A Las Vegas for some period of time.
Alderson said it’s hard to ignore what Davis did in the second half of last season, but...
It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets.
Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the move.
Ike Davis has lost his way. Not just at the plate, but in the field too. Terry Collins said after the game today, that the first baseman’s slump at the plate has not affected his play on the field. I beg to differ.
Maybe Terry feels a desperate need to defend his players, but to say that his last few miscues on the field are unrelated to what Davis is going through at the plate...
Mets vs Reds. 6pm coverage on SNY Murphy-4Baxter-9Wright-5Duda-7Ankiel-8Buck-2Davis-3Tejada-6Niese-1
— Kevin Burkhardt (@KBurkhardtSNY) May 21, 2013
@toogooden16 Reds Lineup @drob104 8, Cozart 6, Votto 3, Phllips 4, Bruce 9, @flavafraz21 5, @braunerhulk 7, Mesoraco 2, @mikeleake44 RHP
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) May 21, 2013
Gay Bruce is on Deck#GIsFun
— Zane Schwartz...
Let’s be honest. There’s not a single die hard Mets fan out there that hasn’t been sitting around waiting for the debut of Harvey. The days where we can brag “look at that 1-2 punch! Harvey, Wheeler! Your team might as well just not show up until they try to avoid a sweep.” That’s basically what everyone expects having been told that Wheeler is actually better than Harvey...
For a while, it looked like Terry Collin’s weird lineup choice going into the evening would actually work when Marlon Byrd ripped a three-run home run in the bottom of third. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, the Mets would fail to score again the rest of the night and could not stage a comeback after Jay Bruce hit a go-ahead home run off Shaun Marcum in the sixth. To be fair to...
Adam Rubin hits on the one question many Met fans are now asking themselves after three seasons under Sandy Alderson. In a post to ESPN New York, Adam writes:
Forget Ike Davis’ struggles for a second. Forget even the payroll constraints, which is asking a lot to look past.
Here’s one question that rarely gets asked: Where are the Moneyball players with the Mets?
And by that...
Well, sort of.
This past Friday the Miami Marlins designated former-Met Jon Rauch for assignment and in the past 24 hours there have been conflicting reports regarding his potential release. If talk of his release is accurate, the Mets should be biting.
As my colleague Ed Leyro pointed out back in February, this Mets ballclub doesn’t quite measure up in comparison to last year...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.
Devin Mesoraco homered as the Reds won for the ninth time in 11 games. They scored three times in the first inning after Wright let a bases-loaded, two-out grounder skip...
After winning their first home series vs. the Rockies, the Cubs weren’t able to do the same against the visiting Mets. Here is the recap of the Mets series.
5/17 vs. Mets: L 2-3
5/18 vs. Mets: W 8-2
5/19 vs. Mets: L 3-4
5/17- Right out of the gate, it seemed as though the Cubs were going to win the game and beat Matt Harvey, the young Mets’ pitcher, but Harvey was able...