Parnell Close To Returning, Velocity Up To 94-95 MPH

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his last rehab outing and that he is close to returning. “It was a huge step forward.” Parnell is expected to pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Friday night. As for Vic Black, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin says, “he’s not there yet.” May 26 Two key pieces of the Mets...
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Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Magnificent Again, Black And Parnell Throw

Las Vegas (29-17) 9, Col. Springs 1 Steven Matz was on the hill again for Las Vegas last night continuing to do what he has done most of the season shutting the Sky Sox down for 7 innings after receiving a 5-0 lead to work worth in the 2nd inning. He didn’t give up any runs while only allowing three hits, walk one, seven strikeouts while needing only 77 pitches (52) strikes to...
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Vic Black and Bobby Parnell Are Getting Closer

Two key pieces of the Mets bullpen, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, are making progress in their rehabilitation processes. Vic Black pitched the seventh inning for the Binghamton Mets on Monday, only his second appearance since beginning his rehab assignment. He worked an easy 1-2-3 inning for the B-Mets with one strikeout. According to the stadium radar gun, Black was sitting around...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Is Still Struggling

So far on his road to recovery, Bobby Parnell has really struggled in his minor league rehab appearances. He is mainly struggling with his command and more concerning, his velocity. There is still no timetable for his return. On Tuesday, Parnell gave up 3 runs and 4 hits in 1 1/3 innings in a extended spring training game in Florida. His fastball has been in the lower 90s, mainly...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Cecchini Homers, Parnell Blows Stellar Start By Gsellman

Las Vegas (22-10) 3, El Paso 1 Tyler Pill can finally breathe a sigh of relief as he picked up his win of the season in his 6th start spinning 7 innings of one-run ball. After giving up a run early in the game Pill retired the last 16 hitters he faced with 7 strike outs in that span. His final line was 7 innings, three hits, R, BB, eight strike outs and threw 98 pitches with 66...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The sheer dominance of Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia was thrust into the closer’s role this season after showing some improvements the year before. Bobby Parnell, last year’s presumed closer went down in his first game, received Tommy John surgery for his trouble and is still on his way back to pitching in the majors. The man who took over the ninth inning for the vast proportion of 2014, Jenrry Mejia, is out until...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell Struggles In Rehab, Carlyle Exits With Back Stiffness, Montero Still Sore

Bobby Parnell surrendered three runs in his first minor league rehab appearance since suffering a setback from Tommy John surgery three weeks ago. According to Jeff Moore of Baseball Prospectus, Parnell’s fastball was sitting at 90-92 MPH. Moore also tweeted that Parrnell was hit hard and lacked command on both his fastball and breaking pitches. Buddy Carlyle left yesterday’s...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Taking His Time With Mets Bullpen Thriving

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery by doing rehab. The team would greatly benefit from his return, but the Mets bullpen has been doing fine so far this season. The Mets bullpen ranks 2nd in the NL in ERA despite the absence of Parnell, Jenrry Mejia. Vic Black and Josh Edgin. Jeurys Familia has excelled as closer. Parnell has taken...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Shutdown With Forearm Soreness

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, closer Bobby Parnell had his rehab process shut down for a week due to forearm soreness. Rubin says Parnell was checked out by Dr. David Altchek and there was no need for another surgery. Parnell had been struggling during his rehab appearances posting a 10.13 ERA in three relief outings with Single-A St. Lucie. April 22 Mets reliever Bobby...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reacting to Familia saving over Parnell

Earlier this week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that Jeurys Familia will continue to hold the closer’s role for the first few weeks of Bobby Parnell’s return from TJ Surgery. This means that Familia will be holding the closer’s job well into the beginning of the season, and may hold onto it for a long while after that. Both of these two have had success...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Struggling In Rehab Appearances

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell has made some rehab appearances in his road back from Tommy John surgery. It’s been rough so far. His last appearance came on Tuesday night vs Class A St Lucie. Parnell allowed a run on 2 hits and 2 runs while recording only 2 outs vs Jupiter. He struck out one batter. It was his 3rd rehab appearance for the Florida State League Club. He has a 10.13...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/17: Black and Parnell Throw, Everyone Wins!

Las Vegas 7, Sacramento 4 Matt Reynolds hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 6th to give the Las Vegas 51′s a 4-2 lead and they went on to beat Sacramento 7-4. Reynolds finished 2-4 on the night and is now hitting 7-20 with five RBI over his last five games. Alex Castellanos was also 2-4 on the night and hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to extend the 51′s lead. Dilson Herrera...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Active For St. Lucie Tonight

Update: Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are both active and available tonight for the St. Lucie Mets as they take on the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida. 9:00 AM Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Set to Begin Rehab Assignments

Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members back soon. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments with Single-A St. Lucie in the next few days according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Parnell...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Familia Hopes To Take Opportunity And Run With It

Opportunity means everything for late inning relievers. Jenrry Mejia became the closer mainly because Bobby Parnell was out for the 2014 season. The year before that, Parnell became the closer because Frank Francisco could not stay healthy. And now this year, Jeurys Familia gets that same opportunity after Mejia lands on the DL with a stiff elbow. (Anthony DiComo) Of course Mejia...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell ready to begin rehab assignment

The New York Mets may soon be getting back two members of their bullpen. Pitchers Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend. Ideally Parnell would be able to move into the Mets closers role when he returns to the big leagues. Jenrry Meija is currently sidelined with an elbow issue. Parnell has not pitched at the...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Smashing Debut: Montero Shuts Down Nationals For Two Innings

The health of New York Met closers resurfaced as a major opening day story again this year.  After Bobby Parnell was lost to Tommy John surgery following his Opening Day appearance a year past, it was Jenrry Mejia who headed to the disabled list with elbow inflammation this week. Mejia’s injury is disconcerting to Met fans, but somehow, the news brought a different  level of...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Mets Bullpen Updates, Opening Day Projection

Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that closer Bobby Parnell could return as soon as mid-April. The Mets initially estimated a May 1 return so this indicates that Parnell is progressing well and ahead of schedule. Parnell is slated to pitch on the minor league side...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Reduced Velocity, Parnell Effective In Second Rehab Appearance

Bobby Parnell continues to make progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. In his second rehab appearance yesterday behind Tradition Field in Port St, Lucie, Parnell pitched one inning, and did not allow a run. Dave Lennon of Newsday analyzed Parnell’s fastball velocity from his appearance using PITCHf/x data. He also included some good quotes from Parnell. “At his peak...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Some good news, some bad news, some pitching news

Last week was busy for the New York Mets, and not in a good way as they were bombarded by injuries. Well, the news never stops, good or bad, so here we’ll have a recap of some news that you may have missed. Good News It’s always good to start with good news, and to be honest the Mets probably needed some. The first bit of good news is that Bobby Parnell saw his first game...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Pitched In First Game Since Surgery

Bobby Parnell took a huge step forward in his return from Tommy John surgery and pitched in his first game in nearly a year on Saturday. Parnell threw 20 pitches, 11 of them strikes, and allowed two hits in a minor league intrasquad game in Port St. Lucie, the Mets announced. Parnell has been sidelined with a strained hamstring for most of the spring, but feels good and he reportedly...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

Closer Bobby Parnell had been scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today, however he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that  that plan has been scrapped and instead he’ll throw another bullpen session this morning. “It’s all good,” he told Rubin. Parnell is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. He is expected to begin the season on the disabled list with a possible...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Parnell To Pitch; Lose To Boston

Bobby Parnell will take another step in his return from Tommy John surgery when he is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday. Parnell last pitched in a game on Opening Day and underwent surgery April 8. THE BAD NEWS: The Mets announced Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery and would be lost for the season. Subsequently, the Mets said Dillon Gee would return to the...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Updates: Duda To Play Sunday, Parnell Still 3-4 Days Away

Adam Rubin is reporting that Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will not make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday as previously reported, but will make his debut on Sunday against the Rays. Duda has been out with an oblique strain, but he has been participating in batting practice since Monday. Bobby Parnell, who strained his left hamstring during fielding practice about a week ago...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Has Strained Hamstring

Mets closer Bobby Parnell remains sidelined. It was hoped Parnell, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, would return to the mound Wednesday. That return has been delayed indefinitely with a strained left hamstring. Caution is the approach, is what pitching coach Dan Warthen told reporters: “He’s got a little bit of a strain of a hamstring, and we don’t want to take any...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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