MMO Game Recap: Pirates 8, Mets 2

The Pirates (20-22) defeated the Mets (24-20) by a score of 8-2 on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. This was undoubtedly Matt Harvey‘s worst start of his career. His final line: 4 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, including two wild pitches and two home runs. His ERA not only rose from 1.98 to 2.91, but it was the shortest outing of his career. While he had the heat on...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hansel Robles needs a bigger role in the bullpen

Since his call up from Triple-A Las Vegas on April 25th, Mets reliever Hansel Robles has proven to be deserving of a spot in a major league bullpen.  For the most part he has come in in low-leverage situations and has excelled. He is striking out 10.57 batters-per-nine, and issuing 2.35 walks-per-nine.  Robles throws gas, averaging 95.3 miles per hour with the fastball, paired...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs walk off with win over Mets

CHICAGO (AP) Chris Coghlan drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. The Cubs, who have won three straight, scored twice in the final two innings after being shut out for seven innings by Mets ace Matt Harvey. Harvey allowed only three hits and struck out nine. Harvey blended a blistering...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

The Mets (20-14) fell to the Cubs (18-15) 2-1 tonight although despite a spectacular game from the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey pitched seven strong innings, allowing three hits, two walks and no earned runs while striking out nine Cubs. Carlos Torres came in to pitch the 8th. He gave up a one-out single to Addison Russell who advanced to second on a passed ball. He then scored on a...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Orioles 2

The Mets (17-10) defeated the Orioles (12-12) by a score of 3-2 Tuesday evening at Citi Field. Pitching: Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, improving his record to 5-1 on the season, leaving his ERA at an impressive 2.90. Colon was cruising until he gave up a solo home run in the 8th inning to Manny Machado. He went 7.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and one run, stuck out 9 and walked...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres Regrets Crucial Walks

With Jenry Mejia suspended and Jeurys Familia moved from setup man to the closer’s role, Carlos Torres has taken over as the Mets primary setup man. Torres for the most part, has been reliable despite being used heavily. Tuesday was an exception. Torres came in the bottom of the 8th inning with the score tied at 3 and immediately put himself in trouble by walking two of the first...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing It Too Safe

The key moment in Tuesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Marlins was Carlos Torres struggling to find himself in the eighth after a couple of walks, and Terry Collins acting like Rocky Balboa with the towel in the third sequel and letting Apollo Creed get killed by Ivan Drago. Unfortunately, the “good” options in the bullpen had already gone (Alex Torres, Buddy Carlyle), with the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets (15-6) lost to the Marlins (9-12) by a score of 4-3 Tuesday night in Miami. Pitching Rafael Montero was very impressive for most of the game until the Marlins finally got to him in the 6th inning. His final line was 5.2 innings with 3 earned runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Buddy Carlyle faced one batter, inducing a fly-out off the bat of Ichiro Suzuki. Lefty...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Braves 1 (Nine In A Row!!!)

The New York Mets extended their winning streak to 9 games after defeating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 at Citi Field on Tuesday evening. Pitching: Starter Jonathon Niese went 6.2 strong innings, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits and 4 walks while striking out 5. The only run came on a solo home run off the bat of center fielder Cameron Maybin. Niese improves to 2-0 on the year, while lowering...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Mets bullpen a cause for concern now?

The Mets have been known to abuse the lefty relievers and have them pitch very often, but not a lot when they do. The seemed to have slightly solved the problem this season by bringing in three lefty relievers into the bullpen allowing each to be stretched out for more than one batter and still have someone to use in an emergency situation. Jerry Blevins was lights out against...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Marlins 4 (SEVEN IN A ROW!!!)

The Mets defeated the Marlins this evening (despite a late inning Marlin threat) at Citi Field by a score of 5-4, winning their seventh straight game! The Mets’ seven-game winning streak is their longest since they won eight in a row in June 2010. They won 10 straight in 2008, and have a franchise record of 11, which they’ve done four times. Offense: The Mets got on the board...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 2, Phillies 0

In front of a sold out crowd at Citi Field, the New York Mets (4-3) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (3-4) by a score of 2-0 on a beautiful sun drenched day for the home opener. Pitching Jacob deGrom may have not been at his dominating best today, but he was a surgeon out there today and used his skill and smarts to shutdown the Phillies for 6 1/3 innings, scattering seven hits...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Game Thread: DeGrom Pulled In Seventh With Lead

Jacob deGrom was pulled from today’s game after back-to-back singles by the Phillies’ Cody Asche and Freddy Galvis is the seventh while holding a 1-0 lead. Carlos Torres relieved him and got pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez on a fielder’s choice grounder and Ben Revere on a strikeout looking. Mets 1, Phillies 0 (7)
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Opening Day Roster and Lineup Challenges

“They told me my services were no longer desired because they wanted to put in a youth program as a way of keeping the club going. I’ll never make the mistake of being seventy again.”  ~ Casey Stengel Here is the official Opening Day roster followed by a look at today’s potential lineup. Starting Lineup 1. Juan Lagares, CF 2. Curtis Granderson, RF 3. David Wright, 3B...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Buddy Carlyle Decision On Out-Clause Looms

On the eve of the season opener, Mets reliever, Buddy Carlyle has an out-clause on his contract that he can exercise, assuming he is not on the Opening Day roster. The Mets are deciding whether to carry an extra bullpen pitcher in substitution of a bench player, which would reduce the bench to four players. They currently have seven relievers who all appear safe for Opening Day...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 0, Cardinals 0 (Tie)

The Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 0-0 tie this afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium. Pitching: Matt Harvey started for the Mets today and pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and walking none, while striking out four. His ERA for the spring stands at 1.19. Harvey has also struck out 21 batters in 22.2 innings while issuing only one walk all spring. Carlos...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cardinals 5, Mets 4

The New York Mets came up a run short on Wednesday as they fell to the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 5-4 at Tradition Field. Pitching: In his final tuneup of the Spring before his Opening Day start against the Washington Nationals, Bartolo Colon had mixed results against the Cards who tagged him for three runs in five plus innings of work. Colon failed to get an out in the sixth...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

It’s hard to believe that just two days ago, even Terry Collins was unsure who would get the regular season call to face opposing lefty sluggers in the late innings. With Josh Edgin out for the season with a torn UCL and no proven options in camp, the Mets bullpen, an expected strength to begin the season, was in dire straits. Enter new acquisitions Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining the Alex Torres for Cory Mazzoni deal

For the first time in what seems like an eternity, the Mets are heading into the upcoming season with legitimate and justifiable confidence. The only caveat? Two pitchers that the Mets were counting on have gone down with the infamous Tommy John Surgery condition. Zack Wheeler’s injury has already been deemed inevitable opening up the opportunity for numerous Mets prospects...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets make second Monday trade

This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, the New York Mets have made two trades in the same day. Mere hours after acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguer Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later, the team announced that they acquired Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Matt den Dekker. Blevins pitched for the Oakland...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 25, 2015  |  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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March 24, 2015  |  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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March 23, 2015  |  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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March 15, 2015  |  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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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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