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Kristie Ackert of the Daily News had a nice piece yesterday about Bobby Parnell and his being the closer of the 2013 New York Mets.
Parnell was called in to close out the ninth on Monday in the series opener against the Marlins and failed to shut the door, leading to a 15-inning affair and an eventual loss. Due to the fact that the Mets young closer threw two innings and 35 pitches, Terry Collins opted for Brandon Lyon to try to stop the bleeding following Jeremy Hefner’s terrific outing. Wednesday, Parnell was out there to slam the door and hand the Mets a hard-fought victory.
Parnell “wasn’t happy” about the decision to not be called in to close on Tuesday but “understood”.
“He’s protecting me and I understand that,” Parnell said.
Collins decided it would be best to err on the side of caution rather than calling on him Tuesday after throwing so many pitches the day prior.
“I am just not gonna blow this guy out,” Collins said. “He had some elbow (issues), nothing serious, but a year
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Blue chip pitching prospects are professional sports’ most delicate flower. Except, unlike a flower, no scientifically proven method has been established regarding proper cultivation.
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When you live on the West Coast, sometimes you have to listen to the other team’s broadcast. It can be excruciating. When your team starts winning, especially in clutch fashion, there’s nothing better.
That’s what happened to me while listening to the Braves announcers last night. When the Braves made a move, the Mets had an answer. Clutch offense was the theme of the game...
Matt Harvey was named the Pitcher of the Month for April, the first Met to win the honor since R.A. Dickey last did so in June, 2012.
Harvey, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in six April starts. His four wins tied for the National League lead, while his 1.56 ERA is third in the league for the month. His 46 strikeouts are tied for fourth in the league.
Mets Starting Lineup
1. SS: Ruben Tejada
2. 2B: Daniel Murphy
3. 3B: David Wright
4. C: John Buck
5. 1B: Justin Turner
6. LF: Lucas Duda
7. CF: Marlon Byrd
8. RF: Andrew Brown
9. SP: Shaun Marcum
Collin Cowgill was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for the promotion of fellow outfielder Andrew Brown. Cowgill, 26, hit .157 (8-for-51) with two homers...
The New York Mets have had great success with Matt Harvey since he came up last year. He has really kicked it into high gear to start this season and has become a phenom. Zack Wheeler is in AAA Las Vegas struggling but most people rate him higher then they do Harvey. Harvey also didn’t have great numbers in AAA before he got promoted and look how that turned out. I think...
Fort Myers 3, St. Lucie 2
The Fort Myers Miracle edged out the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday, on a night where Alex Panteliodis made his FSL debut. Pants was able to provide five effective innings in his season debut and first start off the DL, where he allowed an earned run off just four hits and a walk. His only blemish was allowing a solo home run in the fourth inning, and otherwise...
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#Mets lineup: bit.ly/135Wm9LTejada SSMurphy 2BWright 3BBuck CTurner 1BDuda LFByrd CFBrown RFMarcum P
— MetsBlog.com (@metsblog) May 3, 2013
Tonights Braves lineup vs Mets: Schafer RF, Simmons SS, J Upton LF, Freeman 1B, Gattis C, Uggla 2B, BJ Upton CF, Francisco 3B, Minor P
— Braves Radio Network (@BravesRadioNet) May 3, 2013
Oh god. I just remembered we have to suffer through...
In honor of the Kentucky Derby, I decided to give the Mets – past and present – horse names. Some are humorous, some are descriptive, and some are critical. I know I missed some. If you have suggestions, let’s hear them.
The Man With Words
Matt Harvey: “Nasty Stuff’’
Jon Niese: “Lefty Heat’’
Zack Wheeler: “Promises, Promises’’
Ike Davis: “Hole...
First off, I want to make sure that I cover the beginning of the game and give proper due to John Buck, Lucas Duda, and Marlon Byrd. All three hit home runs before the ninth inning. Buck keeps his hot start to the season alive with a two run home run. Lucas Duda's home run came in the next inning and proved that he can stop being so damn streaky and hit a home run every once...
Is it time to worry about Zack Wheeler?
No, it's not.
I know it's not a good way to hold the reader's attention to give the answer at the top. But I've never been into one singular form to translate into function. But all this hullabaloo about Zack Wheeler is useless. Bottom line is that Wheeler's stats in Las Vegas mean nothing, and we knew that going...