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Las Vegas, I learned in grade school geography and reinforced by the movie “Casino,’’ is located in the desert, and when lost in the desert one can fall victim to a mirage. Surely, the New York Mets know this, too, and should not be seduced by the mirage of Ike Davis hitting back-to-back two-homer games.
Davis, once considered part of the Mets’ core, is in Vegas gambling he still has a major league future. He and the Mets are encouraged he’s riding a five-game hitting streak where he is 9-for-16 with four homers and seven RBI. Overall, in 11 games, he is hitting .333 with a .480 on-base percentage.
DAVIS: Not ready. (AP)
Good, but not good enough, and the Mets would be foolish to fall for the mirage Davis is now a major league hitter. Eleven games means nothing; he needs more than double that amount, perhaps triple it, to prove he’s ready.
Las Vegas manager Wally Backman talks boastfully about correcting Davis’ nasty hitch, and Mets manager Terry Collins said his reports are good in...
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call.
Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the...
With Jonathon Niese going on the disabled list, the Mets’ decision on which pitcher to drop from the rotation was delayed. That’s good news for Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, the two leading candidates to be removed. Let’s take a minute to look at the pros and cons for Hefner remaining a starter, if and when Niese returns this season.
The biggest pro for Hefner is his recent...
The Mets’ short-season affiliates got their seasons underway this past week. Those affiliates are, in order from most advanced to least, the Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League), the Kingsport Mets (Appalachian League), and the GCL Mets (Gulf Coast League). The Cyclones are at the short-season A class-level while both Kingsport and the GCL team are rookie level. Though the...
I had two emails from readers asking me why the Mets elected to promote Zack Lutz rather than Ike Davis this weekend.
The fact is that the Mets didn’t want to set David up for failure and with three lefties coming up in John Lannan of the Phillies, and John Danks and Chris Sale of the White Sox, they thought it best to leave Davis in Las Vegas where he can continue getting used...
Jeremy Hefner pitched six innings of strong baseball in Philadelphia on Friday night to help propel the New York Mets to a 4-3 victory over their National League East rival Philadelphia Phillies. Hefner allowed three runs, two earned, on 10 hits while striking out six in the process. Friday’s start marked his sixth consecutive start in which he allowed three earned runs or less...
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After making an early exit from last night’s start, the New
York Mets have placed left-handed starting pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled
list, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Mets sent Niese for further
testing, and manager Terry Collins told reporters that the team has classified
the injury as a strain.
Greg Burke is on active roster tonight and...
Mets 4, Phillies 3
The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 tonight at Citizens Bank Park to open their three game series. The Mets have won five of their last seven games.
Jeremy Hefner started and after a rough second inning that saw him give up three early runs, he settled down and held the Phillies scoreless for the next four innings while the Mets battled back to...
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The Mets obliterated the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon by the score of 8-0 to take the series, their second straight on this road trip. It was the Mets’ third shutout victory of the season.
David Wright led the Mets’ 12-hit attack with four hits including two doubles, a triple and his 12th home run of the season. It marked his first career game with four extra-base hits...
Jon Niese had to leave his start yesterday because of shoulder discomfort. The New York Mets' 26-year old starter was facing the Atlanta Braves when team trainers came out to check on him in the fourth inning. He was eventually lifted from the game with what was initially classified as shoulder discomfort.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says Niese actually was experiencing...
NEW YORK METS (29-41) vs PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (35-39)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia • 4:05 PM
RHP Dillon Gee (5-7, 4.56 ERA) vs RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.40 ERA)
Eric Young, Jr – CF
Jordany Valdespin – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Daniel Murphy – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee - RHP...