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The locker room incident involving Jordany Valdespin’s t-shirt before Wednesday’s game has broken out and become a “thing.” In what probably doesn’t count as his rookie hazing, Valdepin’s plain white t-shirt he wore to the ballpark before Wednesday’s win in San Francisco was jokingly altered by some veterans to remind Valdespin of the club’s self-imposed dress code of collared shirts.
The sleeves were shredded, and the back sported “El Hombre” and his uniform number 1. ”NY Loves Valdy” graced the front of the shirt. According to reports, ‘Spin was initially angry at the violation, but calmed down about as quickly as he flared up after a private conversation with David Wright about the incident. Valdespin was later seen wearing the shirt out of the clubhouse, laughing and joking with teammates and even posing for pictures in his new duds.
While understanding of the stunt, Valdespin reflected on his options if the situation were reversed. “No, no, no, no. I’d never do that,” he
BEST OF MAXIM
If you ask me, the worst thing the Mets could have done this year… would have been to thrust Matt Harvey into the big-league team from the start of the season. They didn’t, but could you imagine what that might have done to Matt Harvey’s career prospects? Actually, we all can. Because the Mets were good enough to give us an example… his name is Jenrry Mejia.
Last night versus the S.F. Giants, New York Met starter Jonathon Niese needed 105 pitches to get through 7 masterful innings, allowing 1 ER while striking out five improving his record on the year to 8-5. Niese bounced back from his worst start of the season to toss an absolute gem, telling reporters the following after the contest:
“That’s the beauty of this game, is that...
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – LF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Mike Baxter - RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Ruben Tejada went 2-4 last night to extend his hitting streak to nine games, one shy of his career-high. Tejada had a 10-game hitting streak June 12-27, 2010. He is batting...
Wednesday night’s affair in San Francisco brought about perhaps the most inexplicable Mets win of the year. But it was a win and we’ll take all of those that we can get around here.
Twenty (20!) Mets reached base against a collection of Giants pitchers that started with Matt Cain and included four others. New York had nine hits, drew nine walks, had a batter get hit by a pitch...
When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: March 25, 1987
Drafted: 25th round, 764th overall, 2008 (Mets)
How Acquired: Minor league free agent
College: University of Connecticut
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Turgeon is the son of Dave Turgeon, who manages State College in the Pirates’ system...
The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered...
Chris Young takes on Barry Zito as the Mets try to win three out of four in San Francisco against the Giants. Game time is 3:45 PM
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With a wide gulf separating them from the top of the NL East, the New York Mets need R.A. Dickey pitching at the top of his game if they harbor any hopes of climbing back into contention.
Dickey's most recent outing was quite encouraging.
The Mets will hand the ball to the knuckleballer Friday in the opener of a three-game road series against the San Diego Padres.
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
Dickey (14-3) held the Padres to one run and one hit...