Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it (video)

As it happened, it may have been a slightly scary experience for two young fans during the New York Mets-Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field on Tuesday night when Eric Young Jr. plowed over them in an attempt to make a catch of a foul ball that reached the seats. But in the end, odds […] The post Eric Young Jr. knocks over kid trying to make catch in stands, makes up for it ...
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GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes Into Mariners Fans

You have to give Eric Young Jr and A for effort and an A+ to the young Mariners for taking a hit and getting back up without showing any tears. GIF: Eric Young tries to imitate David Wright's diving catch into the stands…but he couldn't #Mets — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) July 23, 2014 The post GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes...
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Which pitcher is most likely to be dealt?

As the trade deadline approaches, rumors will continue to swirl about the likes of Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy. With the Mets’ glut of outfielders, they will likely be looking for takers for the Youngs (Chris and Eric Jr.) as Granderson and Lagares are mainstays. My bet is that Eric Young Jr. remains in the lineup part-time, with Kirk Nieuenhuis and Eric Campbell coming off...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

If you dialed the calendar back about 10 days you would have seen the Mets as a team with about 17 outfielders and 0.75 major league shortstops. The shortstop situation has not been solved but there is now hope for the outfield. With Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson in center and right field respectively it has become only a question of finding one (or two or three) capable left...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

On Opening Day, the Mets appeared poised to start off the new campaign with a consistent outfield of Juan Lagares and their two offseason acquisitions, Chris Young and Curtis Granderson. However, since Young was scratched with a hamstring injury and started the season on the disabled list, the Mets outfield has been a revolving door. While Granderson and Lagares merit playing every...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The state of the current Mets outfield

In 2012 the New York Daily News reported, when asked about the state of the Mets’ outfield, Sandy Alderson replied, “Outfield? What outfield? We’re probably gonna have to bring the fences in another 150 feet!” This comment was made after the 2012 season, where the outfield was Jason Bay, Lucas Duda, Scott Hairston, and Andres Torres. The options have improved, and Terry...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick reaches behind Mets fan to catch foul ball

During Wednesday’s Athletics-Mets game at Citi Field, Josh Reddick made a great catch on a foul pop-up…and he had to avoid a fan to even snag the ball. There really was no reason for the fan to move – if the ball is out of play, it’s fair game for the fans. And Eric Young Jr. was batting – not an Oakland hitter. Reddick actually did him a favor though. Do you see the way...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Eric Young Jr. getting right in the swing of things

While his contact skills and batting average (.231) is nothing to write home about, there is no denying the fact that Eric Young Jr. is a bonafide spark plug at the top of the Mets’ batting order. Maybe he doesn’t get on base at the best of clips (.319 OBP) either, but Young Jr. does cause havoc when he does get on base. Even though he missed nearly three weeks of action, Young...
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr: A Touch Of Class

Eric Young Jr. showed a touch of class during his recent rehab in Binghamton.  Young Jr. showed a genuine appreciation for his role in providing a major league presence at the Mets minor league fan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s the value of Bartolo Colon heading forward?

It was fun watching Bartolo Colon on Wednesday afternoon. And no, I’m not talking about him legging out a double and scoring from second base moments later when Eric Young Jr. knocked him in with his own double. Ok, maybe I am. After all, Colon is fun to watch run the bases. No, Wednesday was all about Colon’s mastery on the mound. After a lead-off home run by Matt Carpenter...
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Returns Without Any Right Hamstring Issues

June 17 Eric Young Jr. returned to the Mets line-up on Monday in St. Louis and didn’t have any issues with the strained right hamstring that had sent him to the disabled list. “I was able to sprint out a couple of things today and everything felt good on the leg,” Young tells Adam Rubin of ESPN NY.  Young, batted in the ninth hole, with Jacob deGrom ahead of him, had an infield...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Bat Pitcher Eighth In Lineup For First Time In Franchise History

There is probably nothing more demoralizing for a hitter than being slotted behind a pitcher in the batting order. Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets was activated off the disabled list on Monday and when he went to look at the lineup card and saw his name in the nine-hole behind starting pitcher Jacob deGrom, he probably wished he was still on the DL. Mets manager Terry Collins...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Activated From DL, Andrew Brown Optioned

The Mets announced that they have activated outfielder Eric Young, Jr. from the Disabled List and optioned Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (AAA). Young went 1-for-13 with a stolen base during four rehab games between St. Lucie and Binghamton. Meanwhile Brown batted .176 in nine games during his second stint with the Mets with one home run and two RBI in 17 at-bats. June 14 Terry Collins...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Eric Young returns Monday

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday by the score of 3-1. The win improved the Mets to 31-38, fourth in the National League East. The Mets are still struggling offensively, ranked just 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. There is good news on the injury front, which may provide additional speed and spark to the lineup. Eric Young has is set to be with...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Could Return To Mets On Monday

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Eric Young, Jr. could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday. Young, who’s been on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring since May 25, was set to continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday night, but the game was postponed due to heavy rains. He’ll likely play in one of the games in...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Begins Rehab Assignment With St. Lucie

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Eric Young Jr., who has been on the Mets’ disabled list since May 25 with a right hamstring strain, began a minor league rehabilitation assignment on Thursday afternoon for Class A St. Lucie. Young started in left field in the first game of a doubleheader and was 1-for-4 with a walk for St. Lucie.
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Batted Today, Expected To Run Bases Tuesday

Good news on the injury front for Eric Young Jr., who swung the bat and hit today during an extended spring training game at the Mets complex n Port St. Lucie.  According to Florida reporter Jon Santucci, Young also said that he would try to run the bases on Tuesday. Young suffered a slight setback when he tried to run this past weekend. But he felt tightness in his strained right...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Suffers Setback, Won’t Be Activated From DL Tuesday

Eric Young Jr. suffered a setback and will not be returning from the disabled list when he is eligible on Tuesday. Young felt tightness in his strained right hamstring running at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie and has been backed off his rehab program. Young was hitting .220 with one home run, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases this season. May 26 The Mets placed Eric Young Jr...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Eric Young runs outside for first time since DL move

After being placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Eric Young Jr. ran outdoors Tuesday with the St. Lucie Mets for the first time since he was sent to the DL, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) ran outdoors today in PSL for first time since landing on DL. Went OK.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 3, 2014 #492323413 / gettyimages.comMatt den...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Colon To Close Out Homestand, Updates On Gee, d’Arnaud, Young Jr.

The Mets conclude their series with Pittsburgh in Citi Field this afternoon at 1:10 PM and hope to come away with a series victory to close out a losing homestand. Bartolo Colon (3-5, 5.34 ERA) opposes right-hander Charlie Morton (1-6, 3.29) for the Bucs in the series finale. Colon received the win in the Mets’ 5-2 victory against the Nationals on May 17, tossing a season-high...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Officially Placed On DL With Sore Hamstring

The Mets placed Eric Young Jr. on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury before Monday’s series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates and officially activated Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot. Young had been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue and felt it grab while stealing a base on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt den Dekker On Way To NY, Eric Young Could Be Heading To DL (Hamstring)

According to the Mets’ Twitter page, Matt den Dekker is on his way to New York and will join the team tomorrow as a precaution in case Eric Young Jr. has to go on the disabled list. After Sunday’s game, Terry Collins said that Young was dealing with a leg issue and was unavailable for today’s doubleheader. A few moments later, GM Sandy Alderson confirmed that Young is dealing...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Eric Young Jr placed on DL

According to Adam Rubin of, Eric Young Jr. will be placed on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury. Matt den Dekker is expected to replace Young on the major league roster beginning Monday.Pulled hamstring for Eric Young Jr.., I'm told.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 25, 2014 Source: EY Jr. headed to #Mets DL, Matt den Dekker getting promoted. Initial details...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

From Left Field: Smart Baseball Is Key For Mets

Chris Young (Photo by Jim Mancari) We were riding high on Monday and Tuesday. The offense was clicking, especially with the long ball, and the defense made a few key plays to increase the Mets winning streak to six games over the Yankees. But then last night happened. Before I get long-winded, Masahiro Tanaka is looking like a bona fide ace. Though games are never over until they...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Channeling Your Effort And Anger

Eric Young Jr.’s eyes got too big for Lucas Duda’s stomach tonight. Young dove for a Brian Roberts sinking liner in the second inning with a runner on first base, two outs, and Masahiro Tanaka due up. Young has caught sinking liners with his Superman dive before: But on Wednesday, he couldn’t do it … and didn’t come close. Young obviously doesn’t quite know when to hold...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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