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It was not the best of starts for Zack Wheeler on Memorial Day, as he struggled throughout most of the game to find his command and was not exactly helped by his defense much either.
Wheeler lasted merely four innings in his second start back from the DL against Salt Lake – after he looked a little rusty in his last go-around. He allowed four hits, two of which were home runs, and three walks which led to five runs. Only three were earned, however, as Matt Long took Wheeler deep after a fielding error by Brandon Hicks extended the inning in the second. He served up the first home run, which was also a two-run home run, to Kobe Calhoun in the first inning with two outs.
Three walks in four innings is undesirable, but what further compounded the issue is the timing of said walks. He walked Brad Hawpe with two out in the first right before Calhoun took him deep – and walked back to back batters in the third to set up a runner in scoring position with only one out in the third. Salt Lak...
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Since the beginning of the 2012 season the Mets have been patient with Ike Davis’s struggles. They even kept him in the majors, allowing him to turn around his season, putting up a wRC+ of 141, offsetting his wRC+ of 79 in the first half. However, his start to this season has been nightmarish. Hitting a humbling line of .137/.236/.245, the public has expressed its discontent with...
With the MLB Draft only 8 days away, it’s that time of year to start looking at potential draft targets for the New York Mets. I find the Rule 4 MLB Draft one of the most interesting drafts to preview because of the fact that it involves both High School and College aged players together.
Like most other sports, scout’s perspectives on prospects are always changing. As a result...
Assuming the Mets play tonight, Ike Davis will bat in the eighth slot. Terry Collins didn’t give a good explanation for the drop in the order, simply saying he wanted to get Marlon Byrd in the game and separate his lefty hitters. Of course, he could do that without dropping Davis.
However, the only thing lower than batting eighth is Triple-A Las Vegas, but the Mets don’t want...
I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in...
The Mets’ bullpen may soon be getting some much needed relief of their own as relievers Jeurys Familia and Scott Atchison both began their rehab assignments with Advanced-A St. Lucie on Saturday.
Each reliever tossed a scoreless 1-2-3 inning and struck out one as they began their road back to the Mets.
Familia, 22, who was placed on the disabled list with right biceps tendinitis...
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Rick Ankiel – CF
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
John Buck – C
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ruben Tejada – SS
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have lost eight straight games at Citi Field. With 12 losses in their past 15 games overall, the Mets have fallen 12 games under .500 at this early a date for the first time...
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Editors Note: An e-mail was received by The Daily Stache this morning at just before 3 AM with us being asked to post this and we agreed. I have been calling out different beat writers for their stupidity this season and now someone wants to go even farther. He calls himself the “Mong Slayer” and this is his Manifesto.
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Monday #Mets vs #Yankees:Tejada-6Murphy-4Wright-5Duda-7Buck-2Ankiel-8Davis-3Baxter-9Niese-1
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 27, 2013
#Yankees lineup vs Mets: Gardner CF, Nix SS, Cano 2B, Wells LF, Adams 3B, Ichiro RF, Overbay 1B, Stewart C, Hughes P #SubwaySeries
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2013
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Shin-Soo Choo: Could he be a target for the Mets this winter?
In a recent interview with Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, ESPN’s Buster Olney talked about the free agent market, specifically how the Mets will have to approach the offseason in order to land some of the best players on the market:
For example, take Shin-Soo Choo, who is a free agent this fall. I think the Mets will...
Like many jocks before him, Keith Hernandez has managed to parlay a successful career in professional sports into an equally successful broadcasting career, currently serving as an analyst during broadcasts of New York Mets games on SNY and WPIX. But for all his successes, Hernandez made a derp for the ages during the broadcast of [...]The post Um, guh? Keith Hernandez calls broken...
The 17th annual Subway Series (first was in 1997) starts tonight at Citi-Field, and other than sharing a city these two New York teams are heading in very different
2013 Subway Series.
As this sorrowful story line has not changed since 2009; the Yankees keep on winning, while the Mets cannot stop losing.
The Bronx Bombers are sitting atop the AL East with a 30-19...
If the New York Mets are to continue their current win streak, they must find a way to end their recent struggles at Yankee Stadium.
The Mets can record a season-high fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night by snapping a five-game road skid to the Yankees, who have dropped three in a row for the first time this season.
Though the first two months of the season have been rough...