2015 Mets Season Preview: Bullpen

Here is the second of a six-part MMO Special Feature, our 2015 Mets Season Preview. I previewed the starting rotation yesterday and over the next two weeks, I’ll be previewing our Bullpen, Catching, Infield, Outfield and Bench. I hope you enjoy my research, analysis, and insights. Let’s continue with Part 2, our bullpen. Jenrry Mejia After making eleven starts at four levels...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Astros 4, Mets 3

The New York Mets lost to the Houston Astros at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie by a score of 4-3. Pitching: Dillon Gee pitched 4 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 1 Astro. He was relieved by Buddy Carlyle, who gave up 1 run. Dario Alvarez pitched a scoreless inning. Zack Thornton served up a solo home run to Jake Marisnick in the 7th, but then...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 12, Marlins 3

The New York Mets went to Jupiter and pummeled the Miami Marlins by a score of 12-3. Pitching Jacob deGrom started and aside from a two-run homer in the first inning by Michael Morse, he was pretty solid. The Mets righty tossed 4.0 innings allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five Marlins. The Mets got scoreless outings in relief from Carlos Torres, Cody Satterwhite,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Rays 8, Mets 4

The New York Mets lost to Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 8-4 on Sunday in Port Charlotte. Pitching Bartolo Colon (10.29 ERA) started for the Mets and was roughed up for five runs on seven hits and a walk in two innings of work while striking out three. Hansel Robles allowed a run in the fourth inning and Matthew Bowman allowed a pair of solo home runs in the seventh inning. Chase...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the pitching assignments for...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Need To Lock Up Torres

I don’t know what the Mets are waiting for, but they need to lock up Carlos Torres, who might be the Mets’ most reliable reliever. TORRES: Valuable asset. (AP) To understand why, you must first look past his 8-6 record and 3.06 ERA. The numbers are rather pedestrian, but 14 decisions out of 162 games indicate a sizeable percentage. Torres appeared in 73 games last season and...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within the organization, but I agree he’s not making national...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres: The unsung hero of the Mets bullpen

This season the development of Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia in the back end of the Mets bullpen got a lot of attention, but flying more under the radar was the season that Carlos Torres put together in middle relief. Torres solidified himself as one of Terry Collins’ favorite arms with his stellar performance, striking out nearly a batter an inning over 97.0 innings pitched...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Too Many Altuves

All it takes is one Altuve to be too many for the New York Mets tonight. Of course, one Altuve trumps one Carlos Torres, especially when Carlos Torres has to warm up unexpectedly after Jon Niese left the game with an elevated heartbeat … something he has has problems with before. All it took was one Altuve to drive in the first run off Torres after Niese left, and it led to a three...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Niese exits with elevated heart rate; Astros win

NEW YORK (AP) Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese left his final start of the season with an elevated heart rate, a condition he has dealt with before, and the Houston Astros rallied Friday night against reliever Carlos Torres for a 3-1 victory over New York. Jose Altuve, closing in on the American League batting title, hit a tying single in a three-run sixth inning. Chris Carter and Robbie...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Astros 3, Mets 1

An early exit for a dealing Jon Niese and an unfortunate relief appearance by Carlos Torres coupled with a key error led to a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros in the final series opener of 2014. Granderson began scoring with a solo shot to right with one out in the fourth, handing the Mets an early lead. The home run was Granderson’s 20th home run of the season, the seventh time...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 4

The Mets (77-81) beat the Nationals (92-65) tonight by a score of 7 to 4 in Washington. What you should know: It was nice to see the Mets win a game that was as back and fourth as this one. The game was tied twice before the Mets broke through in the 8th inning for good. Carlos Torres earned the win in relief of Dillon Gee who pitched ok in his final start of the season. Gee went...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 4, Mets 2

The Mets (76-81) lost to the Nationals (92-64) tonight by a score of 4 to 2 in Washington. What you should know: The Mets fell to the Nationals for the 14th time this season tonight behind a strong effort from starting pitcher Tanner Roark who won his 15th game of the season. Bartolo Colon fielded himself into trouble in the 5th inning. After he failed to break off the mound to...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That would be all for the Mets lefty. Niese was charged with two runs on seven...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres rebounds, top prospects prosper, checking our moral compass

If the Mets relievers developed a gallows humor in regards to their usage patterns this year, you could hardly blame them. It’s easy to imagine Jeurys Familia whispering to Carlos Torres that the beatings would continue until morale improved. We went from every day Scott Rice to every day Torres and in late July-early August, the team was reaping what it sowed. In a span of...
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down: The Kids Are Alright

The Mets finished up their three game set against the Marlins with a 2-1 series victory last night. New York has an interesting parallel with their division rivals from Miami, in that both organizations have dwelled at the bottom of the NL East cellar for many years now, but through those years they also stockpiled young, athletic players with the potential to be stars. Let’s see...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom Lowers ERA, Increases Chance Of Rookie Of The Year

Last night Jacob deGrom turned in one of the more gritty performances of the season. deGrom clearly did not have his best stuff right from the start but he found a way to battle through it. Home plate umpire Mike Winters didn’t do deGrom any favors, squeezing the young pitcher on a number of key pitches early in the game. Still, deGrom found a way. He gave up one run, six hits...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

GCL Cardinals score two touchdowns in the first; Low Minors go 3-0

In their final regular season game, the Cardinals exploded for 19 runs, 14 of which came in the 1st inning. The Cardinals started with 12 straight hitters reaching base. Magneuris Sierra, Edmundo Sosa, Michael Pritchard, and Jake Gronsky started the game with 4 straight singles with Gronsky’s hit scoring Sierra. With the bases loaded, the Nationals’ starter balked to bring home...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flaherty for the Dramatic: Jack Flaherty stellar for GCL Cardinals; Low Minors go 3-0

Jack Flaherty had yet another stellar outing for the GCL team. Flaherty threw 5 innings for the Cardinals setting a new career high. He gave up just 1 hit, a 1-out single in the 5th. He allowed 2 other baserunners on an error by Edmundo Sosa and a hit batsman. Flaherty got 8 outs on the ground, 4 in the air, and 4 more via strikeout. The prep right-hander has been phenomenal to start...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

There Is No Dana, Only Fools

I want to touch on Carlos Torres’ great outing on Monday, as he went five innings while giving up three hits and striking out six in an emergency start after pitching a third of an inning the day before. But I can’t do that without mentioning the reason for Torres’ emergency start, as Bartolo Colon left to be with his ill mother before she passed away. So as you think of Torres...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon’s Mother Dies From Breast Cancer

Sad news to report as the team confirms that Bartolo Colon’s mother has died of breast cancer this afternoon in the Dominican Republic. Adriana Morales, 63, was admitted to the hospital this past weekend, and Bartolo was scratched from his start today so that he could fly to the DR to be with his family. The Mets will call up Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 4, Mets 1

After taking the first two games of the series, the Mets settle for a split with the Cubs Monday afternoon, losing 4-1. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win, improving to 5-1 and Buddy Caryle got the loss. What You Should Know: Carlos Torres started for the Mets, turning in a valiant 5 inning effort, giving up no runs and just 3 hits. On a day when one of the most reliable Mets starters...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets SP Colon scratched so he can visit ailing mother in Dominican

  New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his Monday start because he is going to the Dominican Republic to be with his ailing mother. Manager Terry Collins said reliever Carlos Torres is going to fill in for the 41-year-old Colon against the Chicago Cubs. Collins says Colon's mother is very ill and that the pitcher could be placed on the bereavement list...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colon scratched from Monday start, Wright in lineup

getty images New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Chicago Cubs on Monday afternooon. Colon’s mother is ill leaving Carlos Torres to start in his place. The Mets will shift Colon to the bereavement list and then call up an additional pitcher for the time being. The 41-year-old Colon has made 24 starts this season going 11-10...
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon Scratched, Torres Will Start Today

Bartolo Colon has been scratched from Monday afternoon’s start against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Carlos Torres will start for the Mets instead in today’s series finale.. The team announced that Colon’s mother is critically ill and he will be flying home to be with her and his family. Terry Collins said he hopes to get four to five innings innings out of Torres this...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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