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Kevin Plawecki can help the New York Mets catching situation

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud felt pain in his shoulder during Monday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Reds and will now be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a rotator cuff strain. This will give his backup, Kevin Plawecki, a chance to impress his skipper, Terry Collins, in the hope of gaining more playing time. Plawecki had 233 at-bats with the Mets last...
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Travis d’Arnaud hits DL — and pressure is on Kevin Plawecki

The Mets put catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the disabled list Tuesday with a rotator cuff strain. Struggling Kevin Plawecki will inherit the position while d’Arnaud is gone. “He’s got a bad shoulder from throwing; that’s what we’re concerned about. Any time you talk about a shoulder problem with a catcher, it’s a problem,’’ Mets manager...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Kevin Plawecki’s Chance to Shine

There are a number of ways to analyze Travis d’Arnaud‘s shoulder problems. It can be used as another example of the narrative that he’s injury prone. It could be used to explain his poor start at the plate. It could be used to explain why the Reds were five-for-five in stolen base attempts on Monday. It can also be seen as another opportunity for Kevin Plawecki. Plawecki...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago

Noah Syndergaard pitch brands catcher Kevin Plawecki‘s chest

To say New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has gotten off to a blazing hot start in 2016 would be a drastic understatement. So much so, the fireball-throwing right-hander has left quite the impression on Mets catcher Kevin Palwecki. Literally. During Monday’s 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies — in which he gave up one run on five hits with eight strikeouts in seven...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Plawecki hit lifts Mets over Marlins 2-1, stops 4-game skid

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Plawecki grounded a tiebreaking, two-run single through a drawn-in infield in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday to stop a four-game losing streak. Logan Verrett, starting in place of injured pitcher Jacob deGrom, allowed three hits in six shutout innings, and Hansel Robles and Jerry Blevins (1-0) combined to escape...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Debating Whether Plawecki Starts Season In Triple-A

Backup catcher Kevin Plawecki had a nice day at the plate on Saturday, crushing a long two-run homer in the team’s 14-9 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. After the game manager Terry Collins acknowledged that the team is debating whether Plawecki would be better served by playing regularly at Triple-A Las Vegas or serving as the backup to Travis d’Arnaud. “We haven’t had...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki Could Start Season In Minors

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets haven’t ruled out the possibility of having catcher Kevin Plawecki start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas so he can get more at-bats, while having Johnny Monell start off as the backup to Travis d’Arnaud. However, Plawecki disagrees and thinks that he would learn more at the major league level, even if it means being a backup. ...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki make a potent catching duo

Last night, Mike Puma of the Post wrote that the Mets intend to employ catcher Kevin Plawecki as “more than a traditional backup” to starter Travis d’Arnaud. A potential scenario outlined by manager Terry Collins included resting d’Arnaud every fourth game instead of, say, one game per week as is traditional. It makes sense on the surface. The goal is to try to keep d’Arnaud...
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

What do the Mets have in Kevin Plawecki?

Major league baseball teams all have backup catchers. They are the vice-presidents, lieutenant governors, and second chair clarinetists of their profession. Some teams use their backup catchers more than others, sometimes even in a platoon arrangement. Teams that really need their backup backstops to be there for them are those who have fragile first string catchers who frequently...
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Catching Fire: Here Comes Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki had the best game of his Double-A career on Tuesday when he doubled, homered and drove in five runs in his first two at bats. The game would be suspended in the second inning due to rain and was completed on Wednesday afternoon prior to the regularly scheduled game. The catching prospect finished the first game, 2 for 4, with two runs scored, a home run, five RBI...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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