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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- With Johan Santana sidelined, Jonathon Niese is looking more and more like the New York Mets' opening day starter.
Niese gave up one run and two hits in five innings Sunday in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
With Santana still building up arm strength -- he hasn't pitched in a single spring training game -- Niese appears to be the likely replacement for the April 1 opener against San Diego.
"I'm not convinced, but there's certainly a strong possibility that's going to happen," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
With both clubs sporting some green in their uniforms and playing with green bases on St. Patrick's Day, Niese struck out four and walked one. He allowed Chris Johnson's home run in the fourth, Johnson's third of spring training. The drive went off the scoreboard in left-field.
"It was one of those things," Niese said. "I got two quick outs and should've been pounding th...
BEST OF MAXIM
David Wright is correct, his rib injury could have happened anytime. It could have happened carrying groceries from the car.
That isn’t the issue.
The issues are Wright was injured while at the World Baseball Classic – whatever he was doing at the time, it was away from the Mets – and did not report his injury in a timely fashion.
Also an issue is Wright has a strained left...
New York Mets third baseman David Wright was forced from World Baseball Classic play this past week when he felt a soreness in his rib cage. Wright admitted the injury had been bothering him for about a week leading up to the team’s contest with the Dominican Republic. He was eventually sent to New York where he was diagnosed with a moderate intercostal strain, thereby ending...
Beat writers took to Twitter after today’s game and began posting their projected Opening Day lineups. With the reality now setting in that Johan Santana and David Wright could start the season on the DL lets look at what our lineup could look like as well as our 25 man roster.
Opening Day Lineup
Jordany Valdespin, 2B
Collin Cowgill, CF
Marlon Byrd, RF
Ike Davis, 1B
With two weeks to go before Opening Day, Kirk Nieuwenhuis should be thinking about where he would live in New York rather than Las Vegas.
Nieuwenhuis, who made a strong first impression with the Mets last year, came to camp penciled in as the center fielder and first in line to win the leadoff spot. However, a hitless streak at the start of the exhibition schedule punctuated with...
METS AND HYUNDAI REACH MULTI-YEAR DEAL FOR
HYUNDAI CLUB AT CITI FIELD
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced a multi-year partnership with Hyundai for naming rights to the Hyundai Club, the only all-inclusive premium seating area at Citi Field.
The Hyundai Club, formerly known as the Champions Club, is located on the field level behind home plate with...
If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That is why he was sent to Queens. Bud Selig...
Here are some reactions from beat writers, journalists, Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson regarding the latest news on David Wright who was diagnosed by team doctors with a moderate intercostal strain.
Wright started experiencing discomfort near his rib cage about a week ago. He played in the WBC anyway, putting up huge numbers and earning the nickname “Captain America” for...
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is right on schedule according to manager Freddi Gonzalez. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery last season but has pitched great thus far as he works his way back to the major leagues.
“He’s on target,” Gonzalez said. “He’s thrown some bullpens, he’s played some long catch and he hasn’t had any setbacks.”
The absence of Beachy...
Recently retired, Chipper Jones appears ready to make a foray into the world of broadcasting, starting with a weekly appearance on NBC Sports Radio.
It's the night before St. Patrick's Day. I'm despondent about David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Justin Turner all being injured so I go on a bender. I wake up hung over, I turn on the television to check out the Mets game wondering who the Mets might bring in or bring up to replace all these guys ... and this is what I see?????
Good thing I don't smoke peyote.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched two-hit ball for six innings and Juan Francisco homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over a New York Yankees split-squad on Saturday.
Maholm, who struck out four and walked one, has not allowed a run over 14 2-3 innings in his past three spring starts.
Francisco's two-run drive in the fifth inning off David Phelps was...