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Recker hits 3-run HR, Mets hold off Phillies 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start, and the New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Sunday to avoid dropping into last place. Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on. By taking two of three in the weekend series, the...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki is ready to replace Anthony Recker

First off, kudos to Anthony Recker on a three-run blast that essentially won the game for the Mets on Monday. Now onto why he needs to go. It is a generally accepted idea that managers don’t expect great things from their backup catchers. What they need is someone who can handle the defense and who knows the pitching staff. Offensive production is usually just icing on the cake...
Via Mets360.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Catcher Anthony Recker Breaks Bat Over Knee (Video)

Times are tough in Flushing, N.Y. The New York Mets are in the midst of another losing season, so frustration is mounting. Not only was relief pitcher Carlos Torres visibly angry with himself last night, but catcher Anthony Recker joined in on the antics. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Recker came up with a bases-loaded opportunity and a chance to send the Mets home with a win...
Via NESN.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors and nearly two runs better than starting...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the starting catchier. When Recker made the Opening...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker Proving To Be Solid Backup Catcher

When Anthony Recker made the Opening Day roster in 2013, I thought to myself: “Who on earth is this guy?” The now 30 year old backstop for the Mets is making a case for staying in Flushing for the near future. Anthony Recker had played in only 27 games in his major league career, in stints with the Cubs and the Athletics, before signing with the Mets before the 2013 season. Early...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time...
Via Mets360.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia and Recker Could Become Super Two Eligible

Jenrry Mejia and Anthony Recker could be Super Two eligible at the end of the season according to MLB Trade Rumors. This means that both players could be eligible for salary arbitration one year earlier than usual based on their service time. Currently, Mejia’s service time is at 1.14, while Recker comes in at 1.128. Arbitration typically occurs after a full three years of service...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who ya got: Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden?

When the Mets signed Taylor Teagarden to a minor league deal in early January, it was a move designed to do two things. First, it added depth to a position prone to wear and tear, and second it provided incentive for both Teagarden and Anthony Recker to compete for the backup catcher duties. Player competition happens on every club, but the worse the team is, the more likely it...
Via Mets360.com
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Have Catching Concerns

Of all the New York Mets’ questions entering spring training, perhaps the most intriguing is at catcher, where an inexperienced Travis d’Arnaud is the starter without a veteran mentor. Last year, he had John Buck. However, when d’Arnaud was injured, the job became Buck’s with young Anthony Recker as back-up. By the time d’Arnaud was ready for Citi Field, Buck was heading...
Via New York Mets Report
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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