MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

The Mets salvaged the finale of their three game series and beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on a walk-off sacrifice fly off the bat of Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the 14th inning. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets and earned a quality start, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six batters. The Mets got eight scoreless innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres: The steady rollin’ man

“I’m a steady rollin’ man. I roll both night and day. I’m a steady rollin’ man. I roll both night and day.” —Robert Johnson So far, so good. At least as far as Carlos Torres goes this year. He has maintained a very effective approach to hitters throughout all his appearances out the New York Mets...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 6, Mets 0

The New York Mets opened up their 10-game homestand with a disheartening 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night at Citi Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and delivered another solid performance holding the Braves to one run on four hits and three walks in his six innings of work, while striking out seven. He certainly pitched good enough to win, but the Mets offense couldn’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins pitching backwards?

Terry Collins and the New York Mets have used their two best (arguably) bullpen pitchers in long relief each of the last two days.  Was this good strategy, or does Collins not understand what types of arms he has in the bullpen? Carlos Torres (11K in 8 2/3 ip overall) threw 2 2/3 innings on Monday in a game that ended in a 7-4 Mets victory over the DBacks.  Torres features a cutter...
Via 60ft6in
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Appear To Be Doing It With Mirrors

NEWSFLASH: so far, the Mets’ offense stinks. As a team, they’re hitting .218, good for dead last in the National League. Team slugging percentage is .333, also 15th. As far as hits go, they again bring up the rear with 97 – and none of their pitchers has a safety as yet. Team OBP is .292, next-to-last. Their OPS+ is 72. Not 172, just 72. NEWSFALSH: overall, their...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Diamondbacks 3

The Mets took advantage of the Diamondbacks weak pitching and poor defense to cruise to a refreshing 7-3 win on Monday night at Chase Field. On the positive side: Zack Wheeler improved greatly from his last start, surrendering only two runs, six hits, striking out three and even picking off Chris Ownings in the 3rd! Although he walked three batters and was less consistent than we...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Angels 5, Mets 4

Ugh… Jeurys Familia working in his third inning of relief, hit Hank Conger with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Mets in the series opener on Friday night. Here’s the skinny… Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run of the season to pull the Mets to a 2-2 tie. He last homered 110 at-bats ago… Josh Satin started at...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Morning Grind: The Bullpen?!?!

Good morning, Mets fans! I was originally going to write about how it was nice to see our bullpen finally do a decent job last night, despite the loss. Then, I started digging through the box scores from the past few games and I realized something… The Mets’ bullpen has not given up a run in the past 4 games. That’s right, we’re 8 games into a season in which many horrible...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Whiffed In Yesterday’s Bullpen Mismanagement

After watching mostly every game that Terry Collins has managed with the Mets, it has become more and more apparent that Collins is truly lacking good decision-making skills in regards to the bullpen. On Opening day the Mets are cruising. Up 4-2 in the 7th after putting up four runs against Stephen Strasburg. Dillon Gee pitched brilliantly against a tough lineup and had the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Blue Jays 5, Mets 4

The Mets lost 5-4 to the Blue Jays, who got the win in walk-off fashion Friday night in Montreal. Jenrry Mejia got the start for the Mets and was solid, giving up only 1 run in 4 innings. However, Mejia had to leave the game early with an injury after being struck by a ball. Carlos Torres pitched well after coming in for Mejia, tossing 2 innings and giving up just 1 run on a sacrifice...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 3

The Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs by the score of 6-3 on Sunday on Las Vegas to earn a split of their two game series. Highlights: Jenrry Mejia struggled in his second Grapefruit League start and allowed three runs (two earned) in 2.1 innings of work. The young right-hander allowed four hits, including a home run, and walked two while striking out one. Rafael Montero relieved...
Via New York Mets Report
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black is the key to the Mets bullpen

The Mets bullpen has always been one of the question marks of the team. And this year is no different. The team comes into March with a closer coming off of injury and a ton of young talent competing for big league jobs. Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth were brought in as veteran arms to compete and mentor the young talent. Now with opening day just a few weeks away, the bullpen...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Have Three Players Out Of Options

In an afternoon post to MLB Trade Rumors yesterday, it was determined that the Mets have three players who have less than five years of service time, and who are out of minor league options.  As a result, these players would need to pass through waivers if the Mets wished to demote them to AAA Las Vegas.  In that instance, the Mets would run the risk of losing them if they are...
Via Effing Mets
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is too much of Carlos Torres a bad thing?

There have been some solid long relievers in the history of the New York Mets: Don Cardwell, Ray Sadecki, and Terry Leach all come to mind. A good performance by a team’s primary long reliever is a mixed blessing. A significant contribution by a long reliever (just like a team’s primary pinch-hitter) can be beneficial to a team’s winning percentage but could be the result...
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Competition should fuel the Mets bullpen this spring

Baseball cannot come soon enough, at least for most die-hard fans who think the modest, four month offseason is excessive.  For the Mets, pitchers and catchers are slated to report on February 15th, so it’s only natural for fans to prepare themselves for what is in store for the ensuing season.  While the games played within the Grapefruit League are less about winning and more...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would not be terrible. There is a decent mix of power and...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

In the final part of the “Are We Better?” series, we’ll focus on the bullpen. On the outside looking in, the 2013 Mets pitching staff seemed like a strength of the organization.  Our rotation finished with the 8th best ERA amongst all teams, and the bullpen seemed to be average, with good seasons from Bobby Parnell, LaTroy Hawkins and Carlos Torres, as well as decent showings...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets should bring back David Aardsma

With spring training just around the corner, the roster for the 2014 Mets looks to be rounding into shape.  Although all the roles on the team have not yet been defined, the team still looks to be lacking in veteran bullpen arms.  The Mets as much as any other team should know the value of quality arms in late innings due to the plethora of long extra innings games they enjoyed...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

If the 2014 MLB Season Started Tomorrow, The Mets Lineup Would Be…

As a slightly different way to gauge progress through the off-season, every so often we’ll take a look at the Mets starting lineup/rotation/bullpen to see how the team is progressing going into Spring. This is a good week to start since all of the Free Agents have declared and the Mets (or really anyone) has yet to make a move that would change this in any way. Here are your 2014...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Bullpen Ended Season On High Note, Won’t Require Major Overhaul This Winter

In each of Sandy Alderson’s previous three winters with the New York Mets, he listed building the bullpen as a priority. It will be the same this winter as well. Horrendous in the first half of last season, the Mets’ bullpen stabilized into respectability in the second half of the season to finish with a 3.98 ERA. Unlike previous seasons when Alderson’s bullpen needed a complete...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Out at home: Murphy, Mets lose to Brewers 4-2

The New York Mets are having so much trouble scoring at home that Daniel Murphy tried to steal a big run with his legs. When he hurdled himself into an easy out, that was their final threat of the game. Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer against Carlos Torres, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory Friday night...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Wrap: Pitching Should Be Mets’ Offseason Priority

By definition, Carlos Torres gave the New York Mets a quality start tonight – three runs in six innings – which is usually good enough to win most starts. However, the Mets aren’t scoring much these days, and didn’t again tonight in a second straight 4-2 loss to Milwaukee, a team they should beat. Terry Collins started his 128th different batting order out of 160 games...
Via New York Mets Report
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Torres Spins Quality Start, But Mets Offense Falters In 4-2 Loss To Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers (72-87) defeated the New York Mets (73-86) by the score of 4-2 tonight at Citi Field. For all the hell I gave you in the beginning of the year, Carlos Torres… I respect the work you’ve put in for this team in 2013. A depth signing turned into a guy who really put in some solid hours for the Mets, finishing the year with a 3.44 ERA in 86.1 innings across...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Carlos Torres vs. Yovani Gallardo

It’s fan appreciation night and Oktoberfest at Citi Field tonight as the race for a protected pick hits the home stretch.  The Mets will be giving away a Das Boot Glass.  I see no ways that could go wrong. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Related Posts:Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Johnny Hellweg (9/26/13)Game Chatter: Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Mat Latos (9/25/13)Game Chatter...
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers vs Mets: Wright Out With Sore Thumb, Torres Tries To Even Series

BREWERS (72-87) at METS (73-86) RHP Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Lucas Duda – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 3B Andrew Brown – RF Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Wilfredo Tovar – SS Carlos Torres – RHP David Wright appears to have escaped serious injury when he was beaned...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Signs your MLB fantasy season is already doomed

Redrafting the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft

The greatest moments from non-playoff NBA teams

Five-round NFL mock draft

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

10 jaw-dropping stats from the NBA season

The longest homers of the week

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

Gallery: The best of Barbie Blank

Breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Seven kids on every youth sports team

Behind the scenes with Paulina Gretzky

Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.