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Rafael Montero—a potential future phenom for the New York Mets. He can strike people out, he’s got plenty of control of his pitches. His stats on the season between Binghamton and Las Vegas are 150 strike outs to 35 BBs in 155.1 innings.
Over his last 7 starts for Las Vegas, Mets fans rejoiced that Montero has “figured out” the PCL and adjusted. His walks started to drop as his control came back, and his strikeouts increased. He, even more importantly, became a pitcher for the 51s who would give up 2 or less runs per game.
Also, it’s worth noting that even in the high-fly PCL, Montero only gave up 4 home runs over 88.2 innings pitched. Just to give you a benchmark to base that off of: our very own Zack Wheeler gave up 9 home runs over 68 innings in the PCL. So, while Montero may get hit, he doesn’t seem to get hit hard enough for even the Pacific Coast Leaguers to manufacture thin-air homers.
Which is why his start for the 51s last night against the Salt Lake Bees was a little out o...
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In the third inning of last night’s loss to the Indians, third baseman Wilmer Flores grimaced in pain as he swung and threw his bat at the ball, prompting Keith Hernandez to say, “Ouch. That kid is really hurting. You can tell that ankle is still bothering him.”
Flores has been slumping badly both at the plate and in the field since injuring his ankle last month. Yesterday...
There’s an old adage: There is always a right man for the job. Three years ago when the Mets were poised to begin a long rebuild, Terry Collins was that man. By nature he appears patient and supportive. Exactly the type of guy you might want at the helm if you were going to fill the roster with inexperience youngsters trying to find their place in Major League Baseball.
Trenton 6, Binghamton 5
Oh, this sucks…Last night, the Kingsport Mets lost when they had a lead with one out to go…and the Binghamton Mets unfortunately suffered the same fate.
Noah Syndergaard had a chance to redeem himself after a bad start by starting Game One of the playoffs for the Binghamton Mets. Thor delivered, firing six innings and allowing three runs, while striking...
New York Mets left-hander Scott Rice, who leads the majors with 73 appearances, will have sports hernia surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
The 31-year-old Rice finally reached the majors this season after spending 14 years in the minor leagues. He's 4-5 with a 3.71 ERA and has held left-handed batters to a .174 average with one home run in 121 at-bats. In 51 innings...
Zack Wheeler labored through five innings and the New York Mets offense was shut down against a dominant Scott Kazmir in an 8-1 loss Friday night to Cleveland.
Wheeler (7-4) got the first road loss of his career, giving up three runs (two earned) and five hits.
He struck out three and walked five, which tied a career high. The short night broke Wheeler's streak of five consecutive...
There was something Sandy Alderson said during his interview on WFAN on Tuesday that made me laugh. When Mike Francesa brought up how well Dillon Gee had been pitching, the Mets GM responded:
“I told Dillon after his last game, remember what I told you two months ago: The other guys are getting the headlines, and you’re getting the wins.”
In his team-leading and career-high...
For baseball professionals and amateurs across the globe, the dream is to reach the major leagues, and every single year, there are dreams fulfilled that belong to players I’ve never heard of before. Like most baseball writers, I know something about most players, but there are a lot of players, and I have only so […]
Mets at Indians • 7:05 p.m. ET
LHP Jon Niese (6-6, 3.66) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (7-5, 3.54)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Zach Lutz – DH
Lucas Duda – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Juan Lagares – RF
Matt den Dekker – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jon Niese had his last start cut short by a left leg cramp, but he did not think...
Scott Kazmir once was in Zack Wheeler's position - considered one of the top pitching prospects for the New York Mets and a big piece of the franchise's future.
Traded in a lopsided deal that prevented him from ever donning a Mets uniform, Kazmir gets his first chance to face the team that drafted him when the playoff-hopeful Cleveland Indians host Wheeler and New York on...
For the eighth time this season, the Indians were able to come from behind in a three game series to win it, as they disposed of their last true challenge of the year against Baltimore. The Indians will face a much weaker foe next, in the New York Mets, but that doesn't mean they can take things easy.
The Mets are without their ace and NL All-Star starting pitcher, Matt Harvey...
Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3
They had their chances… they had their chances. The 51s went 3-for-14 with RISP today with chances to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth and ninth en route to losing, 4-3, and finding themselves eliminated at the hands of Salt Lake. The 51s had a pretty solid season and Wally Backman should be given a hell of a lot of credit for working with a ridiculous...