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For all the really talented starting pitchers the Mets have at each level of the minor league system, the relievers should not be overlooked. We’ve all noted the terrific start the St. Lucie Mets have had this season, and the very good starting rotation they go with. Several of their starters, Cory Mazzoni and Chase Huchingson, have already appeared on the who’s hot list this year. But this week, it’s the relievers who are hot. And that’s what this series is all about: Who’s Hot?
The relievers are scorching hot right now throughout the entire system. And there is no way I can fit everybody in that is actually hot right now. That is why I divided these things into separate posts for the hitters, and for the pitchers, in case you hadn’t noticed.
The corresponding “hitters” piece to this one, came out yesterday and based on the number of comments on the piece no one read it. Now that I think about it there’s probably nobody but me and Joe D reading this one. Hey Joe ...
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Injuries to Mike Pelfrey(above) and Miguel Batista have opened the door for Jeremy Hefner to show what he has got.
After a season ending injury to Mike Pelfrey and some early bullpen woes, the Mets reached down to AAA and recalled Jeremy Hefner. Hefner was placed on waivers twice this offseason, and was eventually picked up by the Mets.
Hefner was brought in to be insurance for...
The Mets organization plans to call up RHP Jeremy Hefner prior to tonight’s ballgame at Toronto reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Though no formal announcement has been officially made, Adam Rubin cites Manny Acosta as the most logical candidate to get the boot, whose ERA leaped to 10.53 after yet another unsightly outing from the 31-year old righty.
Hefner was called up...
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Mets Manager Terry Collins no longer is dismissing Ike Davis to the minors as a possibility. Terry Collins also acknowledged First basemen Ike Davis needs to pick up his performance during this road trip or that fate could befall him too.
In recent weeks, the manager steadfastly had said team brass had not even discussed such a possibility...
Mets right-hander Miguel Batista left Saturday's start against the Blue Jays after just two innings because of a sore lower back, putting further strain on New York's bullpen.
Batista warmed up to start the third but had to be replaced by right-hander Jeremy Hefner, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo before the game.
Batista, 41, complained of groin and hamstring pain...
Andres Torres – DH
Mike Baxter – LF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Rob Johnson – C
The Mets look to avoid a sweep and three losses in a row as they take on the Blue Jays this afternoon. Yesterday the Mets received good pitching as after Batista left with...
Andres Torres – CF
Mike Baxter – DH
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Ronny Cedeno – SS
Mike Nickeas – C
Last night’s game was a stinker. This afternoon the Mets look to bounce back as they take on the Blue Jays for game two. Anyway, in this afternoon’s game Miguel Batista...
Let’s see, do I have everything? Lap-top, check. Digital camera, check. Voice recorder check. Sandwiches check. Cell phone, of course, looks like I’m ready to go! New Britain here I come and I will be preceded by the Double-A version of a wrecking crew from Binghamton known as the B-Mets.
I sent word ahead, a little advanced warning so-to-speak, when I reached out to Matt den...
The ink on his contract has dried, his Rangers jersey is packed away, but Jon Niese was not smiling tonight. He had a few good pitches, but the Blue Jays were just absolutely dominant tonight. Niese’s Achilles heel has always been the long ball, and the Jays had that going for them. Niese allowed a career high four homeruns in the first three innings and two came from the...
The Mets kicked off 2012 interleague play with a blowout loss to the Blue Jays by a final of 14-5. The score was 14-1 before the Mets scored 4 in the 8th, including a 3 run home run from Scott Hairston. As Adam Rubin pointed out earlier, the Mets are now 0-4 when wearing costumes to kick off a road trip.
Jonathan Niese started this game and made it through 3 innings. Niese...
Yesterday afternoon the Mets were shutout by the Blue Jays 2-0. Brandon Morrow threw a complete game 3 hitter. The closest the Mets came to scoring was in the 9th inning when with 1 out and a man on 1st, Mike from Whitestone lined one down the right field line and was thrown out at 2nd by Jose Bautista. The replay showed that Baxter was safe. Today, Dillon Gee (sans goatee...
After eight innings of futility, the Mets' best chance to beat Brandon Morrow was cut short by a close call on the bases.
Morrow pitched his second shutout in four starts, blanking the Mets on three hits and leading the Toronto Blue Jays over New York 2-0 on Saturday.
''Morrow was sharp tonight,'' New York's Mike Baxter said. ''He made a lot of good...
New York Mets (21-19) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-18) 1:07 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 7 2-3 5.655.22-03.665/15MILL5.1870-117.06.88
H. Alvarez (R) 8 3-3 2.626.11-23.665/15TBL6.21022-122.21.19
Trying for their season-high fifth straight win, the Toronto Blue Jays turn their attention to Henderson...
Sometimes, you just need to tip your cap… Our Mets lost 2-0 across the Northern border to the Jays on Saturday afternoon.
The last recap I penned had to do with Zack Greinke, and this game brought upon another great pitching talent in Brandon Morrow. Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing you can do. You can not win if you can not score. Simple as that.
Brandon Morrow dominated...
TORONTO -- Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed five hits and three runs over 6 2/3 innings and David Wright drove in two runs with a first-inning double as the New York Mets held off the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Mike Baxter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle before an announced crowd of 41,867 at Rogers Centre as the Mets ended their two-gake losing skid and stopped...
TORONTO - Dillon Gee understands that what happens in baseball cannot always be explained. He merely proved it to himself again on Sunday when he pitched 6 2/3 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 before 41,867 at Rogers Centre to avoid a three-game sweep in the interleague series. "This is a crazy game, I was all over the place today," said...