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Jon Niese is scheduled to make his first start since going on the DL with a partial tear of the rotator cuff in June. He will take the mound tomorrow against the Diamondbacks. on Sunday.
The lefthander blames the cold weather in early April for the cause of his neck and shoulder discomfort that negatively impacted his pitching for most of the season.
“After the Colorado, Minnesota series, being in that cold, it was just a struggle to heal in between starts,” Niese said.
“I had to battle just to feel good. I didn’t feel like I had dominating stuff, each outing was a grind, eventually it got painful and I told myself I had to stop.”
Niese was 3-6 with a 4.32 ERA when he was finally shut down after feeling sharp pain during a start in Atlanta on June 20, and the MRI revealed the partial tear.
“The rest and slow rehab allowed the inflammation to go down and it feels a lot better. No pain and I have the full range of motion again.”
His return is vital to the Mets as the only lefthander t...
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Jeremy Hefner is being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, but could be hurt and may end up going on the Disabled List.
Jon Niese has been activated and will start today’s game.
Sandy Alderson said that Hefner will go to New York to see team doctors said he could end up on DL.
He also added that if Hefner checks out medically, the Mets will use him for spot starts…
All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores.
Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they should trade their best one. Yup, makes sense...
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New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores threw his bat at a pitch, and made enough contact with it to foul it off, during Friday night's game in Arizona.
It happened in the eighth inning with one out and runners on second and third. Flores threw his bat at the 1-2 pitch from D-backs reliever Heath Bell, and the desparation move by...
Mets at D’Backs • Chase Field • 8:10 PM
Zack Wheeler (4-2, 3.91) vs. Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 4.94)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Wilmer Flores – 3B
John Buck – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
New York suffered its 10th walk-off loss last night. The 10...
Wow, what an epic evening for the New York Mets organization as a whole last night…
If like me, you’re a believer that the road to a championship is paved with elite pitching, Saturday night gave us a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead for the Mets as their top three pitching prospects were on full display for all to see and none of them disappointed. On the contrary...
In a back and forth affair that saw multiple lead changes, some dumb decisions, and a Mets team that continues to show a little heart — they were sent away via a Paul Goldschmidt walk-off home run to start this road trip off with a loss.
The Mets came in looking like a team with some momentum behind them, taking the lead in the 4th to break up what began as a pitcher’s duel....
Oh, Rafael Montero…way to put the exclamation point on a wonderful night of Mets pitching! I was originally so disappointed in the organization’s decision to put Montero in Triple-A where he could have been victimized by the factors that make the PCL so bad for pitchers… and originally, it seemed like he would be.
But he battened down the mental hatches, turned it up a notch...
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As Zack Wheeler wrapped up the 10th start of his young and promising career on Saturday night, I was all set to compare his first ten against Matt Harvey‘s until I saw the incredible job that Brian Joura did over at Mets 360. Rather than churn out 500 words to basically say the same thing, I figure you would all be better served by reading what Brian had to say and let him do all...
Wow, what an epic evening for the New York Mets organization as whole last night. If like me, you’re a believer that the road to a championship is paved with elite pitching, Saturday night gave us a glimpse of the greatness that lies ahead for the Mets as their top three pitching prospects were on full display for all to see and none of them disappointed. On the contrary, Zack...
The Mets selected L.J. Mazzilli in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He was recently ranked the Mets 22nd best prospect in MMN’s Mid-Season Top 25. Upon being drafted, L.J told Newsday:
“It all seemed to make sense,” said L.J., who played college baseball for UConn. “They say everything happens for a reason, and I feel like this is where I’m meant to be right now...
Andrew Brown's three-run pinch-hit home run broke open a close game and the New York Mets beat Arizona 9-5 on Sunday.
Jonathan Niese (4-6), in his first start since June 20, came off the disabled list to go six innings, giving up four runs and seven hits in his first win since May 16. The Mets took two of three from the Diamondbacks.
The Mets scored four unearned runs in the...
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“Is this a tetris strike zone tonight?”
“Cody Ross would be a perfect and frightening rodeo clown.”
“More so than Eric Byrnes?”
“Hmmm so which Wheeler is this? Both Good and Evil Wheeler are with the Rockies now. But this Wheeler is a Wheeler of Another Sort.”
“If only he was still...