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Injured Mets are putting the future at risk

It’s obvious. Both Jenrry Mejia and David Wright are playing hurt. While they are proving their commitment to the game and to their teammates and fans, they are taking a giant risk and putting the 2015 season on the line. 2015 is all but the year everyone in the front office pointed to as the year where the Mets return to contention. Matt Harvey will be back. All of the top pitching...
Via Mets360.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets offense sets records in futility

The New York Mets are headed on the road after a very disappointing home stand. They were swept in three games by the Washington Nationals and split a 4 game series with the Chicago Cubs. To make matters worse, the Mets matched their own futile mark-set in 2004- of going five consecutive games with four or fewer hits. This futility is not a new development. Ever since the the All...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3 Up 3 Down: Cubs Split With Mets

The Mets split their most recent 4 game series with the Chicago Cubs, below are some key takeaways between the final scores. 3 Up 1. Zack Wheeler is exciting to watch and he’s backing up his electric arsenal of pitches with some great results. This series was no different, as Wheels went 6.2 innings on Friday night, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 10. When he exited the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wright Is Frustrated and Isn’t Getting Any Younger

David Wright is mired in another slump as his career worst season continues. The Mets Captain insists it’s not his shoulder. “The shoulder is not an excuse. Again, when I go tell the manager that I’m good to play, I expect to produce. I’m not thinking about the shoulder. I’m not thinking about bad habits. I’m thinking about going out there and trying to excel and doing...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Offensive Futility Reaches Epic Proportions For The Mets

The Mets became the first team in the major leagues to have four or less hits for five consecutive games since 2004. Ironically, that futility was also last accomplished by the Mets. Since the All Star break, the Mets are last in Runs per Game (3.0), Batting Average (.210) and Slugging Pct. (.304). Additionally, Mets hitters lead the majors with 239 strikeouts during that span. The...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 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...
Via Tireball.com
2 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: David Wright out of lineup Sunday

As reported earlier, Mets third baseman David Wright left Saturday night's game with a sore left shoulder. He is out of Sunday's lineup against the Chicago Cubs, and, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNY.com, it's not clear he'll play in the finale on Monday afternoon. Eric Campbellwill start at third.Wright, 31, said he's "pretty sore" because the ball...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 1:10 PM

The Mets look to win their third straight game as they continue their wraparound series this afternoon against the Cubs at Citi Field. Rafael Montero (0-3, 6.12 ERA) makes what is expected to be his final start filling in for Jacob deGrom and will be opposed by Jake Arrieta (6-4, 2.77) for the Cubs. David Wright was struck in his left shoulder by a fastball from Dan Straily in...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: David Wright leaves game with sore shoulder

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Saturday by the score of 7-3. The win improved the Mets to 59-65, fourth in the National League East. The Mets made the most of four hits and three walks, getting two RBI each from Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores. There was some concern on the injury front when third baseman David Wright left the game in the eighth inning with a sore...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Many Times?

Dan Straily probably didn’t mean to hit David Wright flush in his injured shoulder. In fact, Straily’s wildness during the rest of the sixth inning with two walks, including a run scoring walk, would prove that point. But for crissakes, does anybody on the hill for the Mets want to protect their teammate and make an opposing batter eat some dirt? I know that the general population...
Via Metstradamus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Cubs 3

The Mets beat the Chicago Cubs for the second straight night by the score of 7-3 at Citi Field. Jon Niese started and pitched impressively, holding the Cubs to three runs in six-plus innings, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Niese got the victory and now has back-to-back quality starts after a rough return from the DL. Vic Black bailed Niese out...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Is Most Underpaid Met, Wright Is Most Overpaid

Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger took a look at the Mets and how they stack up from a financial perspective. By taking Fangraphs dollar statistics (relative to the number of games played this season) he calculated what each player’s performance was valued at and compared it to their actual salary for the season. Some of the numbers are very surprising. Vorkunov concludes that Juan...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t wave the white flag on Mets season just yet

On this day in 1969, the Mets dropped 10 games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL East.  On this day in 2014, the Mets are 8.5 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals in the NL East, and six games behind the second-Wild Card team, the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s unlikely that the Mets make the playoffs this year.  The 2014 Mets are not the 1969 Mets, but the...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time To Move Wright Out Of The Third Spot?

David Wright is on pace to post career lows in on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. His struggles this season have been well documented. One thing to keep in mind is that because the Mets third baseman has produced at such an elite level over the years, his current level of career low production is not exactly bad, it’s just bad for him. I’m not going to delve into the reasons...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Mets expect David Wright’s power to return?

David Wright extended his hitting streak to 11 games in Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field, but he still has just eight homers — hardly what the Mets envisioned from the third baseman. Nevertheless, general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t ready to say Wright’s career is headed downward. “I’m sure he’s not happy with the season he’s had, but I think it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Up and 3 Down: #OWNED Mets Take Three More in Philly

  1. The Mets continue to own the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. They have come away victorious in 12 of their last 14 outings at CBP, winning three out of four in this set. Overall, the Mets are 11-5 against the Phillies this season, however just 16-19 against the rest of the NL East. 2. Juan Lagares is swinging a hot bat in the month of August and didn’t let up in Philly...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Phillies 7, Mets 6

“Ball 3″ The Mets (56-62) lost to the Phillies (53-65) by a score of 7-6 in walk-off fashion on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets scored 6 runs in the first 5 innings to jump out to a 6-1 lead. David Wright drove in an unearned run with a base-hit in the 1st. In the 2nd, Daniel Murphy drove in a run on a sacrifice fly which became a double-play when Wilmer Flores was caught...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post charts out reason to can Mets batting coach Lamar Johnson AND Terry Collins

Late last week the Post's Mike Vaccaro showed why Mets manager Terry Collins must go. Today, colleague Phil Mushnick does (a lot) of leg work to point out why Terry must go...and that he should take Lamar Johnson with him.Thursday, as Gary Cohen and Ron Darling made clear early in SNY’s Mets-Nationals telecast, the Mets were facing one of the best control starters in the majors...
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon Gee rebounds, Terry Collins’ good game, David Wright’s odd hitting streak

Dillon Gee came into last night’s start against the Phillies with a 7.71 lifetime ERA against Philadelphia, including a 9.56 mark at Citizen Banks Park. His last outing against the Phillies, he gave up 5 ER in 6.2 IP, with 2 HR. For a pitcher who was scuffling coming into the game anyway, this start had disaster written all over it. So, it was especially nice to see him allow...
Via Mets360.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets won’t drop slumping Wright in batting order: Collins

Playing four games at Citizens Bank Park might do more to cure David Wright’s hitting woes than moving him down in the batting order. That was manager Terry Collins’ assessment Friday, after admitting he gave some thought to moving the slumping Wright from the No. 3 hole. “There’s only one other guy you can hit there, so where do you move David?” Collins said before the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright and Granderson have failed to lead the charge

After a disappointing stretch by the Mets in which they’ve lost five out of seven games to the contending Giants and Nationals, the fan base is ready to put a fork in the season and call it “a wrap.”  Though still mathematically alive with 47 games to play, the Mets chances of making a legitimate run has waned, and there’s plenty of blame to go around. Despite the presence of...
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Up and Three Down: It Wasn’t A National Treasure

Here’s a few quick recaps of the Mets most recent series against the Washington Nationals. Daniel Murphy – This man is playing like he wants a contract.  What else can be said about 2014 for Murph? He trended upwards in a big way this series, batting .571 with a double, a triple, and 4 RBI’s.  Murphy is now batting .305 on the season and is riding a serious hot streak in...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Mets need a new captain?

This past Monday the New York Mets were trailing by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning to the San Francisco Giants looking to split the four game series. With two out and no one on, who steps up to the plate but the one batter we all have had faith in time and time again for the past few seasons and more particularly, this season, Daniel Murphy. It wasn’t always that way...
Via Mets360.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Says His Struggles At The Plate Are Mental

David Wright insists he’s not injured and that he’s not hurting. Instead, he tells Daily News columnist John Harper that he is struggling mentally at the plate, and that he has forgotten what it feels like to be in a good hitting groove. “I’ve made some mistakes this year, revamping some things with my swing that I probably shouldn’t mess with,” Wright said. “Especially...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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