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1. Zack Wheeler, RHP
The MMN top prospect heading into 2013 enjoyed his most dominant start of his young MLB career on July 10th against the San Francisco Giants. He was in control for most of the game, throwing plenty of first pitch strikes, using his fastball wisely, and keeping his pitch count down.Wheeler went a career-high seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. In five big league starts, he’s 3-1 with a 3.54 ERA. He’s been enjoying the All-Star break, and will commence his season today at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Matt M.)
2. Travis d’Arnaud, C
d’Arnaud is still rehabbing in Port St. Lucie, and according to manager Terry Collins last week, the top catching prospect is doing everything except playing in games. He’s throwing, hitting some batting practice, and catching bullpens. He’s due to be evaluated by doctors on Monday, hopefully getting the news that he’s cleared to start playing in minor l...
BEST OF MAXIM
Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been...
You have certainly read reports that the Mets would need to be “overwhelmed” to trade Bobby Parnell (who Detroit and Boston have interest in) but what you may not have read is that they need to be equally “overwhelmed” to trade the thirty five year old rental, Marlon Byrd.
Parnell is only 28 and looks to have shaped into a fairly reliable closer. He’s got two controlled...
Why do Met fans shake their fists and groan when Tom Glavine’s name is mentioned? What did he do to deserve an eternal banishment to the club’s dog-house? What happened to turn this 300-game winner into a target of scorn?
Tom Glavine signed a 4-year $42.5 million dollar deal with the New York Mets in 2003. He pitched for the team from 2003-2007.
In 2003, he went...
The Binghamton Mets matched a season-high with 15 hits and Jenrry Mejia struck out eight over six innings in a 10-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. Cesar Puello doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead a B-Mets offensive attack that saw every player collect at least one hit.
Mejia had a two-run cushion before he even threw his...
No self-respecting Phillies fan wants to be made a fool by someone in a Mets jersey. So, when one fan was put to the test Saturday, he didn’t look foolish — he looked awesome.
In the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Recker came up to the plate for New York, but his bat refused stay with in his hands. He took a hack, and his bat soared into the crowd. It bounced off the...
The renaissance season of Marlon Byrd is likely to finish where it started, as a member of the New York Mets. Despite the presumption that there may be considerable interest from contenders in the near future, the Mets are now telling inquiring teams that Byrd will not be traded unless they receive an offer they can't refuse.
Citing the importance of remaining competitive...
Justin Turner is likely to return to the Mets for the start of their series against the Braves on Monday, manager Terry Collins said Friday.
The #Mets are waiting to activate Turner from the DL so they can keep an extra reliever. That's turning out to be a really good decision.
— Chris Iseman (@chris_iseman) July 20, 2013
Because New York had to use its relievers so much...
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Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues.
Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night...
Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect. Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week:
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If Byrd’s performance to date hasn’t caused other teams to view him as a ‘difference maker’, then it makes sense that the Mets front...
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Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)
RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Jeremy Hefner, rhp
Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...
Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) vs New York Mets (41-51)
Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.05 ERA) vs Zack Wheeler (3-1 3.54 ERA)
TIME: 1:10, Citi Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 93, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Last night the Phillies jumped over the .500 mark for the first time since June 6, and today they will try to set their high water mark for the season at two games over...