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ROYALS (55-52) at METS (49-59)
RHP Ervin Santana (7-6, 3.03) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (4-1, 3.55)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Josh Satin – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Juan Lagares – CF
John Buck – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
The Mets are 7-4 in rubber games this year (3-3 at home). New York is 13-16-7 in series this season and 5-9-3 in home series.
Yesterday was the first time in team history that Mets pitchers did not issue a base on balls in a game that lasted 12.0 or more innings. The Mets have had 10 games this year where they did not issue a walk and are one of 11 teams to accomplish that feat this season.
Collins said that Daniel Murphy would be the logical choice to play third with Wright out for an extended period. Eric Young Jr. would then play second base. Murphy is a natural third baseman. He last appeared at the position two seasons ago, making 25 starts at third base while Wright was sidelined with a stres
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Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in 23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League.
Since the All Star break, the Mets first baseman has caught fire and is batting .317...
Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton.
“What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup — I didn’t even know he...
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange:
Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back at second base the last couple of games now...
Mets have announced that Mike Baxter is en route to New York and will likely be activated if Wright is placed on the disabled list after his MRI tomorrow.
This leaves Justin Turner and Josh Satin as the only options at third base with Daniel Murphy remaining at second base.
I would have bet anything that Wilmer Flores would get the call, but what do I know…
David Aardsma nearly lost the game for the New York Mets on Friday night. The reliever entered the game in the 9th inning with a 2-1 lead and allowed the Kansas City Royals to tie it up, resulting in a blown save. Fortunately, the Mets won anyway on a walk-off homer from Eric Young Jr. [...]
Dillon Gee looked sharp and Eric Young Jr. closed with some fireworks as the Mets snapped the Royals’ nine-game winning streak in 11 innings tonight.
The Mets got it going right away in the first when David Wright smacked his 16th home run of the year, bringing in Juan Lagares as well to make the score 2-0. The game stayed very quiet for the next six innings.
Wade Davis would be...
New York Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury.
The Mets made the move Saturday, one day after Wright gingerly left the field in the 10th inning of New York's 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. Wright, who had been dealing with what was called cramping in his hamstring for a few days, strained it when he...
Welcome to this week’s edition of Boom or Bust! Today, some of the writers here at MMN will be debating whether or not the 2011 first round pick for the New York Mets, Brandon Nimmo, will end up being a successful major leaguer. Starting 2013 with Low-A Savannah, the outfielder got off to a great start, hitting .322/.421/.433 in the season’s first month. Since then, injuries...
The very young Gavin Cecchini runs into a lot of criticism from fans because of the fact that he was drafted so high for the New York Mets — and perhaps rightfully so. It is unfortunate, however, that one so young faces such pressure to perform — although this could be said about a lot of our young prospects that we drafted out of high school.
Cecchini had been struggling with...
Both suspended Mets players issued statements a short while ago:
Today, I was notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. Out of respect for the Mets’ organization, my teammates, and my family, I have decided to accept this suspension and not exercise my rights under the Basic...
Eric Young Jr. gave the New York Mets' lineup a needed jolt from the leadoff spot when he came over from Colorado in June. For the first time since arriving, he provided a bit of power at the perfect time.
Young hit a game-ending, two-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Mets snapped the Kansas City Royals' nine-game winning streak 4-2 on Friday night.
New Yorkers have a reputation for being tough, and one fan at Saturday's Mets game at Citi Field looked big and bad enough to kill a rock and put a brick in the hospital.
That is, until he tried to open a bottle of water.
Once the cameras caught him, it was must-see TV. David Wright could've been having an 18-pitch at-bat against Mariano Rivera, and the announcers wouldn...
Never let Terry Collins go to Atlantic City.
Here's why: Because he's the type of guy that will put all of his chips on 31 black, win, and then put all of his winnings back on 31 black for the next roll and lose everything. (Forgive me if I referenced that episode of South Park before.) Of course, I'm referring to Terry "One Batter Too Late" Collins, who...