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Vic Black: Monday’s Win Over Braves Will Be Turning Point In Mets Season

After a very exciting and maybe some would say wacky win over the Braves on Monday Night the Mets were feeling pretty good about themselves. One of those players was relief pitcher Vic Black who was a apart of the 8th inning collapse by the Mets bullpen. Although in fairness all of the damage was done after he was pulled from the game with the score still 2-0 and two outs gotten...
Via The Daily Stache
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Call-Up Vic Black For Sunday’s Doubleheader

The team announced that reliever Vic Black is joining the Mets to be a 26th player for their doubleheader on Sunday. Black was expected to make the the Mets bullpen out of spring camp, but struggled with his control and was assigned to Triple-A. He has seven saves for Las Vegas and a 1.45 ERA in 17 games spanning 18.2 innings. He’s allowed 12 hits and 17 walks, while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Strikes Out The Side, Lowers His ERA To 0.68

May 8 A day after Vic Black took over the closing duties from Jeff Walters for Triple-A Las Vegas, the hard-throwing righty struck out the side on Wednesday night and picked up his fourth save of the season. He has now gone four consecutive appearances without issuing a walk and his ERA has improved to 0.68 for the season in 13.1 innings. Fare thee well, Jose Valverde. May 6 I...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Time To Promote Vic Black

I know that one out of ten of you will look at the title, jump to the comments, and then say something like “No way!” or “Too Wild!”. But please allow me to state my case. The Mets made the right call in having reliever Vic Black begin the season in the minors mostly due to what was literally a “wild” Spring Training. Black has often had bouts with his command throughout...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
Via Mets360.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Will Start Season In Triple-A

March 25 Reliever Vic Black will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced this morning. Black, 25, has had a rough spring training and in 10 Grapefruit League games he has posted a 5.79 ERA, allowing 13 hits while walking 10 batters, in 9.1 innings pitched. No word yet on who replaces Black in the bullpen, but kudos to the Mets for making a tough decision like...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is Vic Black's Role In The Mets Bullpen?

Last night, during the Stache Radio broadcast (the podcast of which can be found here), I posed a question via Twitter to Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal regarding Vic Black. I asked if he had a chance to see him live this spring, and his thoughts in regards to Black in the eighth inning role. Diamond had this to say:"Vic Black... the Mets did very well in acquiring...
Via Effing Mets
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Vic Black the Mets’ primary setup man?

Vic Black is an intriguing character. When the Mets received him as the Player to be Named Later from the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade, he immediately stepped into the New York bullpen where he put up a 3.46 ERA in 13 IP, struck out 12 and walked only 4. It was a nice sign from a guy who had an average fastball velocity of 95.5, and who can ratchet that up when needed. He appears...
Via Mets360.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How Did Vic Black Get His Unusual Delivery?

Vic Black The majority of Pirates fans haven’t had many chances to see Vic Black pitch. They’ve probably seen the numbers, highlighted by a 1.65 ERA and an 85:29 K/BB ratio in 60 innings in Altoona last year. They might have heard of his fastball, which usually sits in the 96-98 MPH range, and has touched triple digits. He’s been on top prospect lists, is named as one of the...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #18 – Vic Black

The Pirates Prospects 2013 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features over 250 prospect reports, the 2013 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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