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"Only Carlos Torres can save my liver." -Me, yesterday
If you thought I had nothing to say about Saturday's game, I probably have less to say about Sunday's 14-1 loss. Carlos Torres gave up eight runs in three innings, Wilson Ramos had a grand slam, and Denard Span had his second home run in two days ... a wall scraper that Span hit around his ankles, which should infuriate David Aardsma twice as much as it infuriates me.
As for Torres, just as it is for Jeremy Hefner, if regression to the mean is this quick then I'll sign up for it as long as it happens all at once. My fear, as it would be with any minor leaguer pushed into a larger role because of injury, is that people are starting to figure it out. And if that's the case, then Jon Niese had better get healthy really soon so that he can make two pitching spots more productive going forward.
As for the offense ...
This was not what the Mets needed going into Waterloo, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
With Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia now firmly entrenched after promotions from the minors, which Mets prospect are you now most excited to see? I posed the question to some of our writers and here is what they came up with:
Daniel - I hope Travis d’Arnaud can get healthy and productive and make an appearance at some point. John Buck is definitely back to Earth and Anthony Recker...
With the trade Deadline a little over three days away (July 31st - 4 PM), it is not expected nor anticipated that the Mets will make any moves, which seems to be the norm.
I do believe that they do have some trade options that do not include moving any of their young pitching prospects/studs.
Daniel Murphy is on a hot streak right now, and my logic all along is to sell high, and...
Every so often there’s a player that everybody loves to hate. In the past it was players like Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo, and even Mike Pelfrey to some extent towards the end of his Mets tenure. This year it’s Jordany Valdespin. Whether it’s because of his attitude rubbing people the wrong way or his statistics, he is probably the most disliked player on the team. While...
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The Mets have stated that Matt Harvey is going to be capped at around 210 innings. Similarly, Zack Wheeler will have his season come to an end when he reaches 185 innings. As of today, Harvey has competed 145 innings, while Wheeler has tossed 108⅔ innings between AAA-Las Vegas and the Mets. That leaves approximately ten starts for both Harvey and Wheeler...
Last night, a red-hot Jordany Valdespin went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, three runs scored, a walk and an RBI as he continues to demolish the Pacific Coast League. If he isn’t name the PCL Player of the Week on Monday I’d be shocked…
In his last ten games, Spin is batting .573 and overall since his demotion, the 25-year old enigma has a .513/.578/.821 slash with a 1.398...
Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons of decent play at the big league level, but players who have produced 30+ home run seasons along...
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Carlos Torres(1-1, 0.94 ERA) vs. Taylor Jordan (0-3, 3.68)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Josh Satin – 3B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
Though he still remains a ways off from active duty, left-hander Jon Niese...
Yes, it seems as though “Happy Days are Here Again” for us New York Mets fans. Because the sun has again begun peeking through our dark clouds of misery, its time to relax a bit and take a look back, with nostalgic fondness, at some of our most unhappiest players. Without further ado:
1. Vince Coleman (1993): Among other things, he threw firecrackers into a crowd of fans...
New York Mets' left handed pitcher Jon Niese, who has been on the disabled list since June 21, made his first Minor League rehab start with the Gulf Coast Mets on Saturday.
As reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com,
""I don't know how many more he's got to go," manager Terry Collins
said of Niese's rehab assignment, which can last up to a month...
Lucas Duda, who has been on the shelf with an intercostal strain, is making a forward step in his rehab assignment, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
Lucas Duda’s rehab assignment moving from Gulf Coast League to Class A St. Lucie tonight. #mets
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 29, 2013
To say that Duda’s performance in the GCL was uninspiring could be considered...
This recap will be short, but not so sweet….
The Mets head to Miami for a four-game series with the Marlins tomorrow night. Jeremy Hefner opposes Jacob Turner at 7:10 pm.
MIAMI (AP) -- Ike Davis had a go-ahead RBI double in a three-run seventh inning, Daniel Murphy drove in three runs, and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid against the Miami Marlins with a 6-5 victory Monday night.
David Aardsma (2-0) pitched an inning in relief of Jeremy Hefner for the win. Bobby Parnell retired Giancarlo Stanton with runners on first and third to end it...
Game 2013.105: Nationals at Tigers
Detroit Tigers: 59-45, 1st Place (2.5 ahead of Cleveland).
It is Tuesday night, the trade deadline draws nigh, and the Tigers have one of those oh-so-2013 two-game Interleague series with Washington, who is out for revenge for that 1970 trade that sent Denny McClain to Washington for Joe Coleman, Eddie Brinkman, and Aurelio Rodriguez.