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Minor League Ball’s John Sickels released his Mid-Season Top 120 Prospect List this week and there were some nice surprises from a Mets perspective as Wilmer Flores jumped from being previously unranked to No. 76, an indication of how far Flores has seen his stock rise this season. The Mid-Season Rankings did not include any players selected in the recent 2012 First Year Players Draft. Zack Wheeler (No. 13)  jumped out in front of Matt Harvey (No. 32) to take the top spot for the Mets on the list. 2011 first-rounder Brandon Nimmo slipped a little from 93 to 96, but it was negligible. RHP Jeurys Familia moved down a few ticks as well from 95 to 98. RHP Michael Fulmer and 3B Jefry Marte both received honorable mentions. The big news of course was to see Wilmer Flores make the grade after taking a huge hit in his prospect status in the past 18 months. Finally, the Mets had more prospects ranked than any of their NL East rivals; NYM 5, MIA 4, ATL 3, WAS 3, PHI 2.

Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Prospect Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo Getting Into The Swing I asked Brandon Nimmo if he had a few minutes to spare at some point before the game against the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday. He said, “when?” I said, “you tell me, anytime your available.” He turned around and caught the eye of his hitting coach Bobby Malek who simply nodded, and Nimmo turned back to me and said, “I have time...

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Josh Thole’s contributions emblematic of Mets toughness

In the top half of the eighth inning, New York Mets catcher Josh Thole stood his ground as he was barreled over by Philadephia Phillies second baseman Mike Fontenot.  Fontenot, who was standing on second after connecting on a ground rule double earlier in the inning, attempted to score on a one-out single to left off the bat of Chase Utley.  The throw from Scott Hairston had the...

Ruben Tejada is making it easy to forget you know who…

During the New York Mets 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, 22-year-old shortstop, Ruben Tejada, collected three hits in five at-bats, while scoring two runs and driving in one: In the bottom half of the fourth inning, Tejada collected his second hit of the night — a two-out RBI single to center — extending the Mets lead 5-1.  After advancing to second on the throw...

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Post-Game: Lee Earns First Win of Season Over Mets, 9-2

Chris Young on Wednesday fell to 2-2 Coming into July 4, Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee had zero, zilch, nada, nothing, no wins in 13 starts on the 2012 season, but that changed in the seventh inning when the Phillies took a 3-2 lead on a pair of home runs by Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz. Both Mets starter Chris Young and Lee exchanged 1-2-3 innings in the first and second...

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Game Preview: Cubs @ Mets

The Cubs and Mets start their last series before the All-Star break tonight as the Mets look for revenge from the last Cubs/Mets series. Last night the Mets were on the verge of losing the series against the Phillies when the offense started a real, 2012 Mets style ralley and with a some good AB’s they got the runs in. Anyway, Johan Santana looks to keep the energy levels up as...

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Travis Wood is one of a select few to outpitch Johan Santana this season, getting the best of his fellow left-hander last week. Accomplishing the feat on the road may prove to be more difficult. Santana looks to improve on his already stellar numbers at Citi Field when his New York Mets host Wood's Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three-game set Friday night. Chicago beat New...

Gameday: Phillies (36-46) at Mets (44-37)

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