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St. Lucie 5, Charlotte 2
With their backs against the proverbial wall, the St. Luice Mets staved off playoff elimination for at least one more day following a rare solid performance from starting pitcher Domingo Tapia in a 5-2 victory over first-place Charlotte at Tradition Field on Monday night. The win also halted their six-game losing streak.
The Mets, who are one game away from being bounced out of contention for the postseason, broke open a 2-2 tie with three runs in the eighth inning, and closer T.J. Chism held the Stone Crabs scoreless in the ninth inning to preserve Tapia’s gem. Second baseman T.J. Rivera and outfielder Dustin Lawley each finished with two hits and a pair of RBI for St. Lucie (67-59), which pulled within five games of Charlotte (64-62) for the top spot in the FSL South Division.
Rivera continued his torrid play with a two-run homer in the first inning — his second long ball of the season — to give the Mets an early advantage. Both of his home runs have come ...
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Matt Harvey might as well play on Twitter because he’s not going to be pitching for the New York Mets any time soon.
Last night, while his teammates outside of Marlon Byrd and John Buck were taking batting practice, Harvey mustered all his strength to tweet: “Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1.’’...
Wheeler struck out seven over six and two thirds allowing only two runs in his fourth straight quality start. He has 29 Ks over that span. I’m sure after the Matt Harvey news it’s only a matter of time before they shut Wheeler down for the year, given that they were already giving the matter some consideration last month...
The Mets announced that Jenrry Mejia had successful surgery to remove the bone spur that was wreaking havoc on his right elbow.
Everything went well, and Jenrry will have plenty of time to get ready for next Spring.
I didn’t want to write an entire post on this so I thought I’d add a quick update to Sagar’s post based on it’s relevancy….
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Matt Harvey's injury would be a terrible blow to the Mets under any circumstances. But contending teams have enough depth to overcome, or at least mitigate, the damage. The Mets will finally be a contender again when an awful day like this one does not have people writing off the next season.In February 2011, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was found to need Tommy John surgery...
From the day that Sandy Alderson first took the reins as the Mets new general manager during the 2010 offseason, we’ve all been conditioned to believe that 2014, his fourth year on the job, would signal the beginning of something special.
By the end of the 2012 season, Matt Harvey emerged as the poster child for the new and exciting era that lied ahead for the franchise. And why...
“We all want to win as many games as possible, but my job is to match the short term with the long term,” he said. “We felt this was in our best interest.”
That’s what Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to say to reporters before tonight’s game, in response to trading catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Sandy added that second base prospect Dilson Herrera...
The New York Mets aren't contending for the playoffs this season, but the wind was even further taken out of the team's sails yesterday when it was announced that right-hander Matt Harvey could require Tommy John surgery. Now, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to be active on the trade front as the end of August approaches.
Rubin notes that...
The poor Mets.
Mets ace and Cy Young candidate Matt Harvey will likely spend the rest of the season on the bench, as he has been diagnosed with a tear of his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).
The results came via MRI on Monday and he will more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season, and will probably require Tommy John surgery to fix the damage.
At today’s press...
Look at all those zeroes… Lefthander Jon Niese went all the way on a three-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Phillies 5-0 tonight at Citi Field.
Niese was absolutely brilliant in what was his best start of the season and limited the Phillies to just four baserunners in the game. It was his second career shutout and he had the Phillies dumbfounded all night long with a great assortment...
With the ensuing roster shakeups throughout the organization, the recent promotions of Robert Carson, Matt den Dekker, and Anthony Recker have left Wally Backman‘s clubhouse reasonably bare as the 51s push toward a playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League.
So, to help out Las Vegas a little bit, FSL Player of the Year Dustin Lawley is making the jump from High-A to Triple-A, according...
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is going to have more tests on his ailing elbow but after a few weeks of rest. The teams current plan is for Harvey to rest for three weeks and then go get more tests. Harvey is hoping to avoid surgery and hopes that rest will help him do so.
Alderson said that Harvey will still wait a few weeks before deciding whether or not to have Tommy John...
Source: John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 27, 2013 #Mets trading Buck, Byrd and cash to Pirates for MiLB SS Dilson Herrera and a PTBNL. More soon on http://t.co/ztv6wyKS6e. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 27, 2013 Marlon Byrd, John Buck and cash to Pittsburgh for Dilson…
Born: July 7, 1980
Drafted: 7th Round, 212th Overall, 1998 (Astros)
How Acquired: Trade from Mets (with Marlon Byrd for Dilson Herrera and PTBNL)
College: Taylorsville HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
Agent: Doug Rogalski
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Buck came up through the Astros’ system...
Unfortunately The Dilson will not be in the lineup for the Mets tonight as they look to even up the series against the Phillies. Game time is 7:10 PM
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Sometimes, baseball is just cruel. Source: #Mets’ Harvey has partially torn UCL. Will be shut down. Determination on whether he needs Tommy John surgery will be made later. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2013 A couple of years ago, Stephen Strasburg was the best young pitcher we’d seen in a very long time, and […]