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Long Island Met Fan:
The guy most want to see play CF is probably on his way in from Buffalo today. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be the Mets replacement of Pagan, I mean Torres who hurt his callf yesterday running down a triple in CF in the 7th yesterday. This is according to Mr Rubin.
Kirk is someone the scouts think isnt too durable but he is one of those guys who doesnt mind running through walls. He might platoon a
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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.
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The New York Mets today announced the lineup of special offers and new attractions at Citi Field for the 2012 season. The Mets 50th Anniversary season starts with Opening Day today with the Mets hosting the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m.
The Mets will offer fans a variety of ticket packages for all fans catering to families, kids, groups and corporate clients.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...