Found August 04, 2013 on Long Island Met Fan:
PLAYERS: Zack WheelerIke Davis
TEAMS: New York Mets
Today Zack Wheeler will take the mound trying to salvage the Rubber game against the Royals. Wheeler was dominant for 7 innings in his last start against Miami, only allowing 3 hits. Josh Satin will get the start at 3B and Ike Davis will start at 1B. The Mets need Ike to build upon his solid 3-3 outing on Friday night, and the Mets desperately need Fearless to display the HR power he had in 2010

Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in  23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All Star break, the Mets first baseman has caught fire and is batting .317...

D’Arnaud Calls Syndergaard’s Fastball “Absolutely Electric”, Curveball “Pretty Devastating”

Travis d’Arnaud was blown away after catching five scoreless innings from Noah Syndergaard during Sunday’s 6-0 win for Binghamton. “What can I say about an outing like that?” said d’Arnaud, who is coming back from a broken foot suffered in April. “He had an absolutely electric fastball, his curveball was pretty devastating and his changeup — I didn’t even know he...

Looks Like Flores Will Take A Backseat To Davis and Turner

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange: Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back at second base the last couple of games now...

Baxter Heading To New York, Will Replace Wright If He Lands On DL

Mets have announced that Mike Baxter is en route to New York and will likely be activated if Wright is placed on the disabled list after his MRI tomorrow. This leaves Justin Turner and Josh Satin as the only options at third base with Daniel Murphy remaining at second base. I would have bet anything that Wilmer Flores would get the call, but what do I know… Original Post Terry...

Mets P David Aardsma says his bed went missing after blown save

David Aardsma nearly lost the game for the New York Mets on Friday night. The reliever entered the game in the 9th inning with a 2-1 lead and allowed the Kansas City Royals to tie it up, resulting in a blown save. Fortunately, the Mets won anyway on a walk-off homer from Eric Young Jr. [...]

New York Mets Prospect Wilmer Flores To Be Called Up Tuesday

Wilmer Flores will make his major league debut on Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY: ALEJANDRA VILLA/NEWSDAY The Mets are still reeling after David Wright injured his hamstring on Friday night.  However, there appears to be some relief on the way in the form of a promising prospect that will get an opportunity to play. Infielder Wilmer Flores will be brought up to the major league club on...

Boom or Bust: Brandon Nimmo

Welcome to this week’s edition of Boom or Bust! Today, some of the writers here at MMN will be debating whether or not the 2011 first round pick for the New York Mets, Brandon Nimmo, will end up being a successful major leaguer. Starting 2013 with Low-A Savannah, the outfielder got off to a great start, hitting .322/.421/.433 in the season’s first month. Since then, injuries...

Cecchini’s Four-Hit Game Last Night Not A Moment Too Soon

The very young Gavin Cecchini runs into a lot of criticism from fans because of the fact that he was drafted so high for the New York Mets — and perhaps rightfully so. It is unfortunate, however, that one so young faces such pressure to perform — although this could be said about a lot of our young prospects that we drafted out of high school. Cecchini had been struggling with...

Official Statements From Valdespin and Puello On Accepting Their 50 Game Bans

Both suspended Mets players issued statements a short while ago: Cesar Puello: Today, I was notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. Out of respect for the Mets’ organization, my teammates, and my family, I have decided to accept this suspension and not exercise my rights under the Basic...

Young, Mets snap Royals' win streak

Eric Young Jr. gave the New York Mets' lineup a needed jolt from the leadoff spot when he came over from Colorado in June. For the first time since arriving, he provided a bit of power at the perfect time. Young hit a game-ending, two-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Mets snapped the Kansas City Royals' nine-game winning streak 4-2 on Friday night. It...

Brawny fan can't open bottle of water

New Yorkers have a reputation for being tough, and one fan at Saturday's Mets game at Citi Field looked big and bad enough to kill a rock and put a brick in the hospital. That is, until he tried to open a bottle of water. Once the cameras caught him, it was must-see TV. David Wright could've been having an 18-pitch at-bat against Mariano Rivera, and the announcers wouldn...

Blood On Your Lineup Card

Never let Terry Collins go to Atlantic City. Here's why: Because he's the type of guy that will put all of his chips on 31 black, win, and then put all of his winnings back on 31 black for the next roll and lose everything. (Forgive me if I referenced that episode of South Park before.) Of course, I'm referring to Terry "One Batter Too Late" Collins, who...
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