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The Mets announced Justin Turner will not go on the DL and will be on the Opening Day roster. Zach Lutz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him.
The Opening Day Lineup will look like this:
Collin Cowgill, CF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Marlon Byrd, RF
Lucas Duda, LF
John Buck, C
Ruben Tejada, SS
Jon Niese, LHP
Niese will oppose San Diego Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez at 1:10 PM at Citi Field.
Collins said that center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has officially made the Mets active roster as the fourth outfielder along with Mike Baxter.
He also admitted that Cowgill will not be platooned and will be there every day even against righthanded pitching.
Lucas Duda will man left field on a regular basis and Marlon Byrd will start everyday in right field.
So expect to see Duda, Cowgill and Byrd start every game this season unless something changes. That is essentially the 2013 outfield for the season going forward.
Nieuwenhuis is expected to be the...
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If the New York Mets are going to have any chance in the NL East this season they will need a look of good luck. Count the wife of Mets pitcher Jon Niese in the pile of fans with lucky charms.
“I’m the superstitious one,” said Leah in a recent profile by The New York Post. “I have lucky underwear — they’re Mets underwear.”
The couple got married in January after more...
“Last year I wanted to make the team out of spring training,’’ he said. “I think the hardest part was driving by the major league parking lot over to the minor league section one day and seeing all the cars getting shipped to New York. That was rough.
“This year, one of my buddies was in town, and he was driving me to the park and I could see my car up on top of the transport...
According to Terry Collins, Kirk Nieuwenhuis has officially made the Mets active roster as the fourth outfielder. But what is most surprising is that he named Collin Cowgill as the Mets everyday center fielder.
It was expected that Collins would work in a platoon role, but it looks like with few options, the Mets will hand him the everyday gig and hope for the best.
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After a scoreless fifth, Niese got touched up for a home run in the top of the sixth. No harm no foul. He talked Collins into staying in and pitch the seventh inning. 12 of his 19 outs were all groundouts.
Mets 7, Padres 2
Cowgill hustles for a double and moves Niese to third. Then the Birthday Boy, Daniel Murphy, drives Niese home...
Hubie Brooks was a great Met. Traded just before he emerged as an All-Star caliber shortstop, he nonetheless made his mark in the hearts of many a Met fan.
Brooks was the third player drafted in the 1978 amateur draft and was a September call-up in September 1980 (along with Mookie Wilson and Wally Backman). That year, he hit .309 in 89 PAs with 1 HR and 10 RBIs.
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1:55 PM Update
Ruben Tejada doubles home John Buck who chugs home to score the first run of the game. Deep breaths, John.
Slugger Jon Niese singles Tejada home for the Mets second run and the Mets are on top 2-0 after two innings.
I told you we had this!
Keith Hernandez is not loving the sea of orange t-shirts in right-center and calls them a distraction...
The biggest hurdle preventing the Mets from finishing in third place are these guys.
The Major League Baseball season is almost under way, and you know what that means: prediction time! Alas, for Mets fans it seems like most predictions are not so favorable for our loveable Amazin’s, but pay no mind to those Negative Nancy’s. I’m here to give you some good news: the Mets are...
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ESPN New York’s Mark Simon got a chance to talk to Mets third base coach Tim Teufel, and the two of them discussed the team’s infield defense. I highlighted what Teufel had to say about some of the Mets infielders, but you should check out the entire article here.
UZR & Defensive Metrics
“I embrace them. Any time we can use measurements to help us in our coaching, I’m...
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11:45 AM Update
MMO’s Coop, Ed and Joey never miss a Mets Opening Day!
BTW, Congrats to Joey our new MMO Senior Editor!
Clayton was happy to see his Fan Walk Brick was still looking as good as new.
Padres rookie Jedd Gyorko has his family here to see him make his MLB debut.
Hey! Omar Minaya is here and chillin’ with Bud Black!
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The Mets have finally decided to make a “Harlem Shake” Video; starring swift-footed Mets PR man Jay Horwitz.
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It was overcast for much of the day, but shortly after this afternoon’s 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres, it started to rain on Citi Field. If there could be universal laws in baseball, is it isn’t supposed to rain on Opening Day and the home team has to win.
Let the Padres win Wednesday night and when they return to San Diego, but today belonged to the Mets...
Late last week the New York Mets announced that former New York and Boston skipper Bobby Valentine would be doing some pre- and postgame analysis for cable channel SNY this season. However, that isn’t stopping Valentine from talking about his former market.
In an interview with the New York Post, Valentine appears to be following Carl Crawford‘s lead of blaming his struggles...
Robin Ventura is one of five Mets to hit two homers on opening day.
We don’t have any prizes to offer you, but I figured it’d be fun to put out the challenge and see if you could name the other four. How big a fan are you really?
Put your guesses in the comments section below.
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