Found May 31, 2013 on
Mets Merized Online:
New York Mets
Florida State Seminoles
Series Preview: Mets at Marlins
Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami.
While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened considerably. The Marlins are by far, the worst team in baseball, coming in at 13-41, including 7-20 at home. The Marlins were already supposed to be one of the worst clubs in the league coming into this season, but a series of devastating injuries has put them on a whole new level of horrible. They are the only team in baseball with a winning percentage lower than .300 (.241) and they have lost nine games in a row. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Mets from getting swept before, but the odds are certainly favoring them.
Offensively, the Marlins don’t have a single power threat. Their cleanup hitter in last night’s game against the Rays was Marcell Ozuna, who, although he is batting .314, has only one home ...
BEST OF MAXIM
MIAMI Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond appeared a bit more reserved than usual during his pregame dugout meeting with the media on Thursday. A few minutes into the session, Redmond's demeanor made sense: Giancarlo Stanton had suffered a setback in his rehab from a strained hamstring."He came in a couple of days ago with sore knees, so weve had to back him off," Redmond...
Jose Fernandez, the 20-year old Marlins pitching phenom, suffocated the Mets tonight as Miami beat them by the score of 8-1 to take their second straight game of the series.
Collin McHugh made his first start of the season and he was in trouble right from the start. The righthander lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs on six hits and three walks while striking...
Well, well, well… that’s how you go out there and inspire everyone to believe in you again, Mr. Zack Wheeler. You go out there and toss six innings of one-run ball, allow only three hits and one walk, then strike out six as the cherry on top of the cake. I was a little worried about Wheeler before this game started, ranging from his mechanics to whether he was going to run into...
Justin Turner – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
John Buck - DH
Lucas Duda – LF
Marlon Byrd – RF
Anthony Recker – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Prior to tonight’s game, the Mets placed infielder Ruben Tejada on the 15-Day Disabled List with a right quad strain and selected the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla...
Updated Post 6/1
Terry Collins said Jon Niese is expected to miss just one start, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Niese’s shoulder is feeling better, Collins said, but the team will know more after he pitches his next bullpen session on Tuesday.
He was examined Thursday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery and an MRI revealed inflammation, but no structural damage...
Although the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets on Friday night, there was one positive sign for the Amazin’s: Ike Davis is beginning to hit his stride at the plate.
Davis was faced with a possible demotion earlier this week when the Mets traveled to Yankee Stadium, but proceeded to have a two-hit night that included a two-run single that knocked Yankees starter David Phelps...
Prior to tonight’s game, the Mets placed infielder Ruben Tejada on the 15-Day Disabled List with a right quad strain and selected the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Quintanilla will wear #3 and was hitting .333 (42-126) with 26 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and 18 RBI in 47 games for Las...
((HT: milb.com/Big League Stew))
Marlins minor leaguer Jake Marisnick hit two grand slams in back-to-back innings last night as double-A affiliate Jacksonville beat Pensacola 11-2.
For those of you keeping track, he is now hitting a robust .248 after his 9 RBI performance. The RBI are tied for the most in a Southern League game since Butch Garcia in 1989...
Well, so much for riding the momentum of sweeping the Yankees.
As it is a common occurrence to the Mets and their fans, they tend to show up for the big affairs but fail to get up for teams they should beat. After riding into Miami with a five-game winning streak, the Mets were once again lifeless in a 5-1 loss to the Marlins–a team with a 14-41 record (with, yes, four of their...
When Kirk Nieuwenhuis was first called up, no one really knew what to expect. Despite succeeding at every level that he played in the minors, he was not considered to be a top prospect, and his ceiling was never high. However, he performed very well, especially in the clutch, and was affectionately given the nickname Captain Kirk.
He struggled in the second half of 2012 and finished...
New York Mets' shortstop Ruben Tejada has landed on the disabled list due to a strain in his right quadriceps. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets made the move early on May 30. Tejada strained the muscles chasing down a popup in the Mets' May 29 game with the New York Yankees.
Tejada said that he felt a pull during that particular play, but it became even...
The New York Mets (22-29) will look to extend their five-game winning streak this weekend against the Miami Marlins (13-41) as they continue their eight-game road trip.
This weekend, the Mets will send Shaun Marcum, Collin McHugh, and Matt Harvey to the mound to do battle against the worst team in the league. So should Mets fans expect an easy ride this weekend? To an extent, yes...
Collin McHugh, the young righthander who is scheduled to make his first start of the season for the New York Mets on Saturday, rubbed a little salt into the already wounded New York Yankees after his team took all four games of the Subway Series this weekend.
McHugh — who didn't even get to look at a Yankee player from the mound during the unbelievable sweep — did all...
The Mets try to remember it’s the Marlins and get back on track with a win in today’s 4:10 PM contest.
To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail
Related Posts:Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Jose Fernandez (4/29/13)Mets Game Chatter – 4/7/13Mets Game Chatter – 3/28/13Mets Game Chatter – 9/25/12Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Jordan Zimmermann (4/21/13)
Can a whole week of good will be undone by one loss?
If you're the Mets, yes it can.
But for me, I go back and forth on it. On the one hand, losses like this happen all the time in baseball, and they happen to teams that are much better than the current Met incarnation. I remember the Mets going on a 9-1 road trip in 2006 and then coming back to Shea and losing twice...