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The Amazins’ bounce-back and take advantage of their chances in a 11-2 victory of the Rays.
We needed this, we really did. This had bounce-back win written all over it, and with the way the ball was hit tonight, it was probably tattooed on the ball.
A certain Chris Young equaled exactly half of his work from last year, by making his second start, on route to his first win of this season. He pitched the first 5 and 2/3 innings, one out short of a quality start, and gave the ball to Rauch to finish the sixth. Byrdak got the next two outs, but struggled with his command a bit, walking 2 before being replaced by Miguel Batista for a K. Ramirez (Elvin) pitched a scoreless eighth, and was followed up by big Frankie, who got through a clean ninth. Young allowed the only runs and hits the entire game for the Rays, giving up 2 runs off a Matsui single and subsequent Rhymes SAC Fly, and 9 hits overall. He walked 2 and struck out four. The WHIP will not look pretty, but he kept us in ...
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As everyone and there mother is panning Ike Davis, Jason Bay and the relief pitching there is 1 guy in the pen who is holding his own. Tim Byrdak has been doing is best Pedro Felicano impression by pitching as much as he can and doing his best by keeping the Mets in the game. Besides the Mets closer Francisco Birdie has been holding his own.
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Mets Infielder Justin Turner will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, GM Sandy Alderson said.
Turner has been on the disabled list since May 29 with a right ankle sprain and ligament damage in the foot.
Also on the injury front, Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) faced pitching Wednesday in Port St. Lucie.
The MMO Player of the Week for this week had himself a huge week and looks like he’s heating up and getting ready to deliver some big numbers for the Mets.
This week includes the final game of the Cardinals series, the 3-game series against the Nationals and the 3-game series against the Yankees. Check out how well Duda did this week!
As the Mets relax on their off day today, I thought it’d be appropriate to look back at the last few games and see where things took a turn for the worse.
Blame Yankee Stadium all you want. Sure, Russel Martin’s homer yesterday was definitely of the “wall-scraping” variety, but the Mets blew numerous opportunities to add on. Their offense has been pretty clutch thus far this...
Matt Den Dekker Raking
Mets Minor League Batting Leaders
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Jordany Valdespin – DH
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Josh Thole – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
The Mets go for the three game sweep tonight as they take on the Rays in Tampa. Last night was another tremendous night for this team as Dickey absolutely crushed the Rays and made...
With Ike Davis swinging the bat well, the NY Mets have a tough decision to make as far as roster spots.
It’s big decision time for the New York Mets and someone just made it very very hard.
Ike Davis is finally heating up and looking like he might be locked in. This isn’t the random hit then back to nothing scenario we have seen so far this season. In his past few games Davis...
Mets pitcher R.A Dickey just recently became the first pitcher to reach 10 wins this season. Dickey Pitched all nine innings with one run scored(un earned though). Not only did Dickey become the first to 10 wins he also had a streak of no run innings, that previously ended, at 32 and 2/3 innings. R.A a fenomenal knuckle ball pitcher has pitched amazingly with a 2.20 ERA and 90 total...
New York Mets manager Terry Collins took fault with Johan Santana's most recent outing.
Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays only has himself to blame for his latest performance.
Coming off another pitching milestone, the Mets hope Santana can rebound from one of his worst starts of the season when he opposes Hellickson, who goes for his first victory in a month in Thursday...
It must be something I give off. I wasn't wearing any Mets stuff early in my day on Wednesday. Yet all I had to do was mention to a couple of other people in the hotel I was staying at that I live in Queens for them to tell me that they were big Mets fans and start talking baseball.
Then I got to a restaurant to enjoy a meal while wearing swim trunks and a ratty Eric Clapton...
Mets Minor League Pitching Leaders:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The National League wins co-leader faced the American League wins co-leader Wednesday night, a 98 mph fastballs vs. 80 mph knuckleballs. It was contest. The New York Mets' R.A. Dickey bedazzled the Rays with his knuckler to come within one infield hit of a no-hitter, and the Mets ripped the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1. Rays starter David Price was bludgeoned...
Claim to fame: Fresh off the first no-hitter in the 8,000+ game history of the New York Mets, Johan Santana appears fully recovered from the shoulder surgery that cost him the 2011 season. Santana's historic performance and his strong output through 11 starts this season suggest that the lefty's career is far from finished and that the dominant pitcher we saw in Minnesota...
The Tampa Bay Rays' recent offensive surge has helped them bust out of a slump that lasted over a week.
It's been quite the opposite for the New York Mets lately.
Tampa Bay seeks its fifth consecutive victory while looking to send New York to its seventh defeat in eight games when the teams begin their first series at Tropicana Field since 2001 on Tuesday night.