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The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered by tightness with his right lat after making five rehab appearances with Class AA Binghamton. Mets manager Terry Collins said he may not use Francisco more than consecutive days in save situations. Reliever Bobby Parnell went four for six in save chances in Francisco's absence. Collins said an unspecified reliever may go on the DL to clear a spot for Francisco on the 25-man roster. Also, left-hander Johan Santana, on the DL with a right ankle sprain, is expected to make a minor league rehab appearance Sunday or Monday and could return next Friday against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
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Back from a weekend hiatus from Down On The Farm, we return with the deck chairs completely shuffled on the Titanic as Matt Harvey has been called up to the Majors while Zack Wheeler has replaced him in Triple-A Buffalo.
Buffalo Bisons (56-58; 6 1/2 GB)
-The aforementioned Zack Wheeler makes his Buffalo debut today at Coca Cola Field against the Syracuse Chiefs with a look to avoid...
If you ask me, the worst thing the Mets could have done this year… would have been to thrust Matt Harvey into the big-league team from the start of the season. They didn’t, but could you imagine what that might have done to Matt Harvey’s career prospects? Actually, we all can. Because the Mets were good enough to give us an example… his name is Jenrry Mejia.
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – LF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Mike Baxter - RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Ruben Tejada went 2-4 last night to extend his hitting streak to nine games, one shy of his career-high. Tejada had a 10-game hitting streak June 12-27, 2010. He is batting...
One night after recording 13 runs and 19 hits in one of their best offensive performances of the season, the Bisons had to scratch and claw just to score one run as they barely squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Syracuse in a classic pitchers duel.
Chris Schwinden started for the Herd on the night, throwing six innings of scoreless ball while striking out six Chiefs.
“He pounded the...
St. Lucie 2, Clearwater 5
Angel Cuan struggled behind and some poor defense a poor relief outing by Jack Leathersich aided in a 5-2 loss to the Clearwater Treshers. Cory Vaughn and Alonzo Harris had RBI on the day and the S.Mets struggled to get runners in position to score
Alonzo Harris – 2 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 SO
Cory Vaughn – 0 for 4, 1 RBI 1 SO
When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 25, 1987
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
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Turgeon is the son of Dave Turgeon, who manages State College in the Pirates’ system...
Chris Young takes on Barry Zito as the Mets try to win three out of four in San Francisco against the Giants. Game time is 3:45 PM
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With a wide gulf separating them from the top of the NL East, the New York Mets need R.A. Dickey pitching at the top of his game if they harbor any hopes of climbing back into contention.
Dickey's most recent outing was quite encouraging.
The Mets will hand the ball to the knuckleballer Friday in the opener of a three-game road series against the San Diego Padres.
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
Dickey (14-3) held the Padres to one run and one hit...
Garrett Olson had a phenomenal outing, but the Bisons offense and a late-inning error doomed the Bisons in their 2-0 series opening loss.
Garrett Olson had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out seven. Olson was consistently coaxing weak contact and getting the strikeout when he needed it. Robert Carson came out...