Found June 22, 2013 on
Eric Young Jr.
New York Mets
It's a village in Wales. And until Friday night it was the only existing word that has eleven L's in it. Linguistic experts on Friday have incredibly found a second word with eleven L's in it:
Yes, I know. A pitcher's W-L record hardly matters anymore without context. But when whinedog Cole Hamels is 2-11, it matters. It matters a lot. There can't be enough losses on this guy's record to suit my taste. Sometimes if a team or player accrue too many losses to start to feel sorry for them or him. Hamels? He could go 2-36 and I would rue the fact that he didn't go 0-38. Or 2-40. But the fact that Hamels is 2-11 on June 21st warms the cockles of my heart.
That 11th L was delivered by your New York Mets on a day that started with the news that Jon Niese had a partial tear in his rotator cuff ... but that surgery wouldn't immediately be necessary as he was put on the 15 da...
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The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call.
Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the...
Las Vegas, I learned in grade school geography and reinforced by the movie “Casino,’’ is located in the desert, and when lost in the desert one can fall victim to a mirage. Surely, the New York Mets know this, too, and should not be seduced by the mirage of Ike Davis hitting back-to-back two-homer games.
Davis, once considered part of the Mets’ core, is in Vegas gambling...
Catcher Kevin Plawecki slammed a two-out, three-run homer in his first at-bat with Advanced-A St. Lucie last night, who beat Palm Beach by the score of 8-6.
The 2012 first round draft pick added an RBI-double and went 2-for-5 with four RBIs in the game.
Plawecki, Jayce Boyd and Bret Mitchell had been promoted from Savannah to St. Lucie before the game which you can read below....
First baseman Ike Davis walloped two more home runs for the Las Vegas 51s on Friday night, despite a 5-3 loss to the Tucson Sidewinders at Kino Stadium in Arizona.
For the 26-year old Davis, it was his second straight two-homer game and with those blasts his confidence is now at an all time high as he continues his comeback to the major leagues.
While there is no timetable set...
Jon Niese was just removed from the game in the fourth inning with an apparent shoulder injury. He was replaced by David Aardsma.
After throwing his 61st pitch of the game, Niece winced in pain. He then motioned to the Mets dugout for the trainers to come out, pointed to his shoulder, and within a minute they all walked off the mound.
Niese has been bothered recently by what the...
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Mets starter Jon Niese only made it to the fourth inning of his start on Thursday night before leaving with shoulder discomfort.
Niese pitched 3 1/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out five. He had been dealing with shoulder tendinitis.
The Mets had been planning to go with a six-man rotation with the arrival...
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