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C.J. Nitkowski is a man among boys these days. The 39-year-old left-hander is throwing the ball extremely well at Buffalo with his version 2.0 side-arm pitching motion. As he becomes more and more comfortable with his new delivery, he feels more and more confident that he will get back to the show, despite not having pitched there since 2005.
So far in 10.0 innings split between Binghamton and Buffalo, he has a record of 0-0, with a 0.00 ERA, and one save. He has allowed just seven hits and one unearned run while striking out 13 and walking six. Most significantly though is his presence on the mound. I have watched him pitch live and on TV about a half-dozen times this year and he just doesn’t belong in the minor leagues, he’s got the big league stamp for sure.
With Josh Edgin the sole south-paw in the Mets pen, and showing signs of burning out mentally, and after what transpired with poor Tim Byrdak, there i...
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When the Mets lost one of the faces of their franchise last winter, a fear coursed through the fan base that the departure of Jose Reyes was the beginning of a mass exodus. Could David Wright, the franchise’s other face, once thought to be a pillar the team would build a championship team around, be next?
The issue of Wright’s long-term future remained a cloud hanging over the...
R.A. Dickey’s quest for a Cy Young hit a speed bump tonight in a bizarre 6-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
But Dickey will have to wait at least five more days to bolster his credentials. The knuckleballer served up a season-high three home runs to the Reds on Wednesday, dropping the Mets to a 6-1 loss.
Dickey may have been thrown off his game when the umpires forced him to cut...
Mets' top prospect Zack Wheeler allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings of work, Thursday night. Wheeler was throwing hard, and had pretty good command. He did not walk any batters, but did get hit hard. So far in Buffalo, Wheeler has been a little shaky. In three games started, he has allowed eight runs, with an ERA of 4.60. I have said all along there may be growing...
Familia Back On The Horse
Welcome back for another installment of the MMO Mets Minors Beat: The TGIF Edition! I’m your host Petey, and we have a lot to cover from this past week. There were some incredible pitching performances throughout the system, yet again. There were a ton of transactions, if you are into that sort of thing. And a few of the notable performers who are simply...
One of Jeurys Familia’s best starts of the season and a grand slam by Matt Den Dekker in the 7th helped the Bisons cruise to a 6-0 victory on Tuesday night.
In the 7th inning, following singles by Lucas Duda and Zach Lutz, an RBI double by Adam Loewen, and an intentional walk to Josh Satin, Matt Den Dekker hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach for Lehigh Valley.
Earler this week, Terry Collins made the announcement that the Mets are going to be trying out a six-man rotation for the rest of the season.
Starting Sunday will be Jeremy Hefner who will be able to give Johan and Chris Young, both coming off major shoulder surgery a chance to extra rest along with Jon Niese who has never finished a full season. I think that a bet like this, much...
R.A. Dickey goes for his 16th win of the season as the Mets take on the Reds at 7:10 PM.
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Fred Wilpon is approached at Citi Field, asked about next year’s payroll and says “Ask Sandy.”
Sandy Alderson is approached a couple of days later with the same question and says “I haven’t discussed it with ownership yet.”
Which way does the wind blow? Will the player personnel budget increase or decrease further in 2013? Will moves be made to improve the disappointing...
The New York Mets have been relegated to the role of spoilers, now that they’ve fallen back in the National League playoff races. They’ll try to live up to that title this weekend when they visit Washington, DC for three games with the NL East-leading Nationals.
New York just managed to take the final game of a three-game series in Cincinnati Thursday, beating the...
Tonight’s Pre-Game is being presented by The Daily Stache’s new sponsor…Men’s Warehouse. Well, not really. But our fearless leader sure thinks it should be.
RT @ttlsportsblog: The Daily Stache Presented by Men’s Warehouse RT #InsaneStachePredictions The Mets will win tonight. I guarantee it.
— Daily Stache (@dailystache) August 16, 2012
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First Mets GM George Weiss And First Mets Manager Casey Stengel
On October 16th, 1969 at Shea Stadium, in front of 57,367 hysterical fans the New York Mets wrote the final chapter of what is still today one of the most compelling “rags-to-riches” stories in Major League Baseball history. A team that for the first seven seasons of their existence had been a laughingstock and the...
The Mets were in Cincinnati Thursday night trying to prevent yet another sweep, but starter Matt Harvey took the mound as he gave New York the spark they needed.
Harvey had not been great in his last three outings, but he was simply on tonight. He was perfect through the first four innings as newly acquired Mets catcher Kelly Shoppach was making the calls in his Mets debut. Harvey...
New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds
RHP Matt Harvey vs. RHP Homer Bailey
Game Time at 7:10 PM
Ruben Tejada – SS
Mike Baxter – RF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Scott Hairston – CF
Justin Turner – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Kelly Shoppach – C
Matt Harvey – RHP
The Mets and Reds play the final game of the series tonight as the Mets will try to avoid being...
Rookie Matt Harvey drove in one more run than he allowed in the longest outing of his short major league career, and the New York Mets snapped the Cincinnati Reds' five-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory on Thursday night.
Harvey (2-3), who had lost three straight starts after winning in his major league debut, allowed one run and four hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out...
Mets starter Chris Young has not had a good outing in a while, but he brought his “A” game Tuesday night in Cincinnati. He was going to need it as he faced the 10-3 Mat Latos. Both pitchers were locked in a tight pitcher’s duel as both their respected clubs could not score anything. The Reds dangerous lineup shockingly left 14 men on base. The Mets didn’t do any better, leaving...