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...
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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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11 days ago  |  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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11 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  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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27 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
28 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 12:10 PM

The Mets try to secure their series against the Cubs today as they send Carlos Torres (5-5, 3.68) to the hill in a spot start against one of the elite rookie starters in the National League, Kyle Hendricks (4-1, 1.73). Bartolo Colon was scratched from his start this afternoon as he heads home to be with his ailing mother. Carlos Torres will get the spot start, his first of the season...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Carlyle and Dana Eveland succeed without throwing gas

The evolution of the Mets’ bullpen from disaster to team strength has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2014 season. One of the big reasons has been the clearing out of older guys who either lost zip on their fastballs (Farnsworth, Valverde) or who never had it in the first place (Lannan, Rice). Now the Mets can throw waves of guys who throw 94 or higher and if the...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Drake misses big moment in Johnson City rally, Low Minors go 1-3

In what looked like it would be an easy loss after taking an early lead, the Johnson City Cardinals made the bottom of the 9th nearly storybook worthy. After a big 1st inning, the Cardinals failed to pick up another hit through the 8th inning. In the 9th, Chris Rivera drew a leadoff walk. Bladimil Franco beat out an infield single. Cole Lankford pinch hit for Carlos Torres and got...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Nats’ Michael Taylor hits two-run HR in MLB debut

Your browser does not support iframes. Nationals rookie Michael Taylor didn’t waste time showing his power, smashing a two-run home run off New York Mets’ reliever Carlos Torres in the sixth inning. Taylor’s home run capped a five-run inning for the Nationals. #Nats OF @Taylor_Michael3 is the 4th Nats player to homer in his MLB debut & first since Tommy Milone (9/3/11...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Magneuris Sierra keeps on hitting, Low Minors go 2-2

The Cardinal organization’s Minor League Player of the Month for July, Magneuris Sierra, is a pure hitter. The Cardinals signed the lefty with the sweet, line-drive swing out of the Dominican Republic and he hasn’t really stopped hitting since. With a 2-hit night, Sierra raised his average to .396 on the year. Not only that, but he’s getting on base with 12 walks to just 18...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rowan Wick helps cap State College comeback, Casey Turgeon leads incredible Johnson City offensive showing

The Spikes once again came from behind to pick up their 5th win in a row, sweeping their series with the Jamestown Jammers. Rowan Wick picked up just one hit, but it was a single that scored a big insurance run in the 8th inning. Wick has now reached base in his last 14 games and collected a hit in 12 of those. During that streak, he’s hitting .450/.585/.900 with 5 HR, 17 RBI,...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Rangers 5

In one of their longest nine inning games in franchise history, the New York Mets (38-48) beat the Texas Rangers (37-49) by a score of 6-5 tonight at Citi Field. From the start, the game looked like a nightmare in the making, as Jonathon Niese was knocked out of the game after less than an inning of work by a line drive after giving up a leadoff home run to Shin-Soo Choo. X-Rays...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Farinaro leads great starting pitching performances as low minors sweep the day

The starting pitchers in the low minors were marvelous this day. Steven Farinaro got his first win for Johnson City with 5 strikeouts in 5 innings without giving up an earned run. The Johnson City team is showing a feast-or-famine offense in their first week. They’ve gone 5-3. In their 3 losses, they’ve combined for 5 runs (1.7 R/G). In their 5 wins, they’ve combined for 42...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

An early look at the top Mets trade candidates

As June comes to a close and the games start to matter, there is a question that lurks in the back of every front office: are we buyers or sellers? For some teams this question is easily answered. A team such as the Milwaukee Brewers or the Oakland A’s are already decided as buyers while the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres have probably picked the path of sellers. The Mets are...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres is yet another victim of LOOGY strategy

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. This time honored saying, paraphrasing a quote from Emerson, speaks to the power of innovation. Be new, different and better and the world will love you. As Mets fans, we would be thrilled if the team achieved even two of those three things. Meatloaf and all, you know. Unfortunately, we have to settle for one...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Catcher Anthony Recker Breaks Bat Over Knee (Video)

Times are tough in Flushing, N.Y. The New York Mets are in the midst of another losing season, so frustration is mounting. Not only was relief pitcher Carlos Torres visibly angry with himself last night, but catcher Anthony Recker joined in on the antics. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Recker came up with a bases-loaded opportunity and a chance to send the Mets home with a win...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres Beating Himself Up After Rough 13th, Literally

As our own 72Metsfan recapped earlier today, the frustration of an underwhelming season was readily apparent Thursday evening during the Mets 13 inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. One of the players who lost his cool was Carlos Torres, who after a valiant extra-inning effort was simply out of gas by the thirteenth and the Brew-Crew took full advantage. Thanks to the limited commercial...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Reliever Carlos Torres Punches Himself In Head After Blowing Game (GIF)

New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres very literally beat himself up after a rough outing Thursday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. The typically dependable relief pitcher imploded as he entered the game with the score tied 1-1 in the 13th inning, giving up four runs on seven hits to hand the Brewers a 5-1 win. It wasn’t a pretty outing for Torres, but what happened when he...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Carlos Torres Punched Himself In The Head After Bad Outing

  It certainly isn’t easy being on the New York Mets, as Carlos Torres demonstrated on Thursday night. After giving up four runs in just an inning of relief, Torres started punching himself in the head when he returned to the dugout. We feel your pain man. [GIF via GIFSection] The post Mets’ Carlos Torres Punched Himself In The Head After Bad Outing appeared first on Diehardsport.
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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