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Las Vegas 1, Fresno 4
Mets’ top prospect Zack Wheeler picked up the loss in last night’s matchup against the Fresno Grizzlies. He pitched 5.1 innings, and struggled with his command on his fastball, walking three batters and giving up eight hits. On a positive note, he managed to strike out six batters and hold the opposing offense to one earned run. However, it wasn’t enough, as Fresno starter Yusmeiro Petit kept the Las Vegas offense in check all night.
Wheeler is now 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched with a 1.96 WHIP and it’s clear that he needs to work on his command issues before the Mets look his way. Both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson have said that Wheeler would not get promoted unless he dominates in Triple-A this season.
The only run for Las Vegas came on a Josh Satin home run to the left field bleachers in the top of the second inning. It was his second home run of the year, and he raised his batting average to an even .500 on the night. Andrew Brown, Josh Sat...
BEST OF MAXIM
And the streak continues!
For the ninth straight game (hey, maybe I was onto something) to open the season the Mets have hit at least one home run, a streak that is now a new record while besting the 87 squad. Surprisingly leading the charge is the “throw in” in the R.A. Dickey trade, John Buck.
To say that Buck is hot would be a massive understatement. Buck has been everything...
They are hot, so as Crash Davis said you don’t mess with a streak. This is not a time for the Mets to be making wholesale changes, but there are things they could consider.
The Mets don’t have the multitude of power options that say, Ben & Jerry’s has ice cream choices, but Daniel Murphy appears to becoming one.
MURPHY: Hitting like one of the big dogs.
Lately, he has been...
The night Dillon Gee had in Philadelphia happens to all pitchers. It happened to Stephen Strasburg the other day. It will happen to Matt Harvey. It is premature to worry about Gee two starts into the season. It was not a game worthy of capital punishment.
It was a file-and-forget game.
GEE: Spent week in Philly last night. (AP)
“There’s not a whole lot to say. A terrible night...
There’s something about a young pitcher throwing well that makes you stop and look. Met fans are all too familiar with the concept, having made Tom Seaver, and Dwight Gooden must-see experiences. There was always the chance that you’d see something extraordinary: 15+ strikeouts, say, or a one-hitter – in those pre-6/1/12 days, you didn’t dare dream of a no-no – with...
St. Lucie Mets 0, Palm Beach Cardinals 1
Hansel Robles took the mound for the Mets on Wednesday night, after leaving the St. Lucie Opener last week with an apparent oblique injury. He showed no ill-effects of the injury, as he pitched 6.1 innings, holding the Cardinals to one run. Robles kept his team in the game all night, but was credited with his first loss, as the Mets’ offense...
While listening to last night’s Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies game, it took me back in time. I grew up in the 80’s era when Mets Legend Doc Gooden dominated almost every game and timely hitting scored just enough runs to compliment the man on the mound. Having witnessed the pitching dominance of the Mets in their World Series run in 1986, it has helped me to give a better insight...
Six games into the season and the Mets have used three different leadoff hitters. Evidently, there are answers to be found.
One who should get a longer look is Mike Baxter, who started Saturday and reached base three times on two hits and a walk.
A lead off hitter needs to get on base, and if not then take the count as deep as possible to give the following hitters a chance to...
Since the birth of baseball, teams have had one goal for each season and that was to win the championship and allow their fans bragging rights. Many teams have had the honor of not only winning one, but winning the Fall Classic multiple times. But for Mets fans wanting to win more than two and actually doing so, has been an uphill climb for so many years. With so many seasons with...
A season after the NY Mets ownership had to answer a lot of questions regarding their relationship with disgraced financial wizard Bernie Madoff, the Mets are finally showing some life on the field. This is probably coming to great sighs of relief to the Mets faithful, especially considering that recent free agent prizes have been busts and staff ace Johan Santana is out for another...
Las Vegas 51s
Zack Wheeler made his second start of the season last night for Las Vegas and lasted five-and-a-third innings, allowing four runs (one earned) off eight hits and three walks, while striking out six. A few things to note past that line? First off, Wheeler fields his position pretty well, which is always a positive. Another positive is the fact that his breaking ball...
This one was over early when the Phillies scored four runs in the second and three more in the third off Dillon Gee. Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all homered within five pitches. The game wasn’t worth watching after that explosion in the Phillies’ 8-3 rout.
ON THE MOUND: In losing his second straight start, Gee authored the worst outing by a Met starter this season...
Matt Harvey threw seven impressive innings, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay in a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Harvey (2-0) followed up a dominant first start with another sharp outing. He gave up one run, three hits and struck out nine. The 24-year-old righty allowed one hit and fanned 10 in seven scoreless...
by Josh AdamsNew York Mets Beat Reporter@Joshthescribeflickr.com/chrisgoldnyYour 2013 New York Metropolitans have started this season's campaign well, and there might be just a touch of optimism in Flushing. With a surprisingly good offensive start from John Buck and pitcher Matt Harvey having two quality starts, this year's Mets team could...