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At 1:47 PM I left my house to begin the journey to NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY, home of the Binghamton Mets. I arrived nearly two hours later with over two hours to spare until the gates opened. I used this time to tour the campus of SUNY Binghamton University, my mother’s alma mater, and to sit down for a late lunch/early dinner meal at the Lost Dog Cafe. If you’re in the area, check it out, it’s a wonderful spot just down the block from the stadium.
I got to the stadium at 5:30 with a half hour to go. I passed the time by 1) buying tickets 2) waiting in line and 3) walking around the exterior. My first impression of the stadium was eh. I know it’s a minor league stadium, but I wouldn’t expect a Double-A stadium to look as old as it did. But, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover and I didn’t, which payed off. I saw groundskeepers pass time buy playing an intense game of basketball just beyond the right field fence, and two young boys in Yankees attire tossing a ball around outs...
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When this season started, everyone pointed to the Mets’ outfield as a major weakness. At the time, everyone wasn’t wrong. Coming out of Florida, the “set” lineup was Lucas Duda in left field, Collin Cowgill in center and a combination of Mike Baxter, Marlon Byrd and Jordany Valdespin manning right. Not exactly a group that will make you forget the power, speed and...
Dillon Gee and the Mets made their one-day stop in Minnesota today to settle some unfinished business, and the outcome was a good one to say the least.
The Mets struck first against Twins’ starter Kyle Gibson. Eric Young Jr. led off the game with a single, and after subsequent singles by Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis and Andrew Brown, the Amazins held a 1-0 lead.
The Twins may have...
I read a comment this morning in our threads from one reader asking another why he left out Gee in his projected 2014 rotation. In addition to MMO, I spend a lot of time reading comment threads at MetsBlog and on other Mets Forums and I see that a lot. Mostly I see future Mets rotation projections looking a lot like this:
This is one reason why social media can be pretty cool these days. It’s always neat to see stuff we as fans don’t get to see every day. In this example, veteran Mets’ reliever LaTroy Hawkins snaps a little photo on the team plane following a win in Minneapolis this afternoon.
Hawk posted it on his Instagram feed, and it immediately became a runaway hit with Mets fans everywhere...
New York Mets' pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who left Saturday's game with a elbow pain, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bone spur. Relief pitcher Greg Burke was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the roster.
As reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the Mets do not know the full extent of the injury, but Mejia is scheduled to see a doctor...
Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect. Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week:
Yes, NYM could trade Marlon Byrd. But nobody is going to give them anything close to a significant piece for him–a rental w/a .313 OBP.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 14, 2013...
The New York Mets have plans on keeping the recently promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud at the major league-level through season’s end after current starting catcher John Buck had recently left on paternity leave. Some were wondering if d’Arnaud would get sent back down once Buck returns but that may not be the case as the Mets plan to give d’Arnaud plenty of work. It is a...
19-year-old shortstop Gavin Cecchini‘s 16 game hit streak came to an end last night after he went 0-3 in game one of a double header against the Staten Island Yankees. Cecchini was one game shy of tying the Cyclone team record set by Lucas Duda in 2007.
The Mets top pick in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, Cecchini is hitting .302 this season with 10 RBI’s and 2 stolen bases...
Mets host the Braves for the last time this season in a brief two-game series. First game is underway at 7:10 PM
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Zack Wheeler once again zeroed in on the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets rookie beat the NL East leaders for the third time, pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning and sending New York past Atlanta 5-3 Tuesday night.
"I feel pretty comfortable against them," he said. "Not to bash them, but it was a pretty easy game plan."
Wheeler improved to 3-0 with a 2.89...
The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch.
The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the first place Braves this season. Overall he is 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA.
“I feel pretty...