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In a season of dominant bullpen work, the St. Lucie Mets won a nail biter by a score of 4-3 despite shaky work out of the ‘pen.
Chris Young made his first rehab start of the year since going down with a torn shoulder capsule in early 2011. Young went five shutout frames, scattering five hits and two walks while punching out four. If he can stay healthy, and that is a BIG if, he would likely fill the large hole in the rotation left by Mike Pelfrey (whoever thought I’d type those words?).
Anyway, after Young’s day was done, things got a bit interesting, as Hamilton Bennett came on and gave up a solo shot to T.J. Mittelstaedt in the sixth to make it a 1-1 ballgame.
After the Mets took a two-run lead off of a Danny Muno RBI single and the benefit of a throwing error, the Mets appeared to be in the driver’s seat, especially after Muno crushed a solo home run in the 9th to create a 4-1 lead.
Then things got dicey in the bottom half of the ninth as Adam Kolarek came on and struck out two, ...
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Chris Young tossed five scoreless innings tonight as St. Lucie beat Brevard County 4-3. It was his first official minor league game since undergoing May 16, 2011 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder.
Young allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four batters.
Young is expected to make 3-4 more minor league starts at a higher level before joining...
Buffalo Bisons infielder Bobby Scales has been placed on the temporary inactive list. The move was made as a result of reporters finding out that he was planning on signing with a team in the Japanese Baseball League. A check of the Bison’s roster on the team’s official website reveals that Scales name has been removed from the team’s roster.
Scales, a second baseman, is presently...
Coming off a back-breaking 6-5 loss to the Fish yesterday, the Mets kept the theme of having a short memory going as they pounded Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins 9-3.
Dickey took the hill for his seventh start of the year and continued his success against the Marlins, scattering nine hits over six frames while walking only one. The tremendous thing about Dickey’s performance...
Several times this season the Mets answered a winning streak with a losing one. They have won five straight and you wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if the other shoe will drop this weekend in Miami.
Great timing to have Johan Santana start in the opener.
While you and I might wonder, nobody in the Mets’ clubhouse is thinking along those lines. Terry Collins won’t allow it.
The New York Mets had their five-game win streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night:
THIS ONE SUCKED: Frank Francisco entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning looking to close the door on the Marlins and secure the Mets sixth straight victory. Instead, Francisco allowed two runs on three hits.
Francisco allowed a lead off double to Giancarlo...
With all the posts I’ve done about pitching prospects of the early years, I’m a little surprised I completely overlooked Larry Bearnarth. But then again, based on his 2-13 record with a 6.67 ERA in his only minor league season, it was hard to even consider him as a prospect. The Mets signed Bearnarth out of St. John’s and sent him to their AAA Syracuse farm club in 1962 where...
Frank Francisco blew the save last night, one that would have pushed our winning streak to 6 games, and a season high 6 games over .500. The loss is not catastrophic by any means, but it just re-emphasizes that fact that we don’t have a shut down closer.
As crazy as our former closer Frankie Rodriguez was, he was still a top level closer and despite his high wire act most nights...
David Wright is playing so well. He is batting .376 with 3 homeruns and 18 RBIs. He has become the leader of this clubhouse, and If you have watched the Mets in the past decade he is “the last man standing” from the “old Mets”. Somebody make this man captain of our team!
Good News, Bad News. Mets bounce back after The Houston hell trip and take 2 out of 3 from the D'backs on the brief homestand. With another great start Dickey goes 4-1 on the season. That's good news...the bad, Ruben Tejada took a soil sample with his face when strained his quad. Check out the link below for a full game recap. Happy Sunday Blobbers!
MIAMI -- David Wright has had good months in his career, but he has never had a start like this. Wright went 4 for 6 with a home run and three runs batted in to lead the New York Mets to a 9-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. It was his fourth straight multi-hit game, raising his batting average to .402, which leads the National League. "He is a star, and he'...
The Mets are making their first trip down to South Beach to check out the new home of the Miami Marlins. This time last week, the Mets were on the decline, and the Marlins were on the rise. Since then, the Mets have put themselves on a five game winning streak and the Marlins have still played good ball. The Mets will be sending out Santana tonight as Buehrle gets his second start...