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...
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MMO Players of the Week: It’s hard to choose when the Mets lose

The more that Mets players and coaches talk about a late playoff surge, the sillier and more delusional they sound. As things always seem to do for this team as the home stretch approaches, the Mets are beginning to fall apart at the seams. The offense is futile, the bullpen has been less than great, and the starting pitching has just been average. Terry Collins continues to stun...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Continues To Struggle, Should He Be Shut Down?

On August 11th it was reported that closer Jenrry Mejia had been laboring through a sports hernia that would require surgery in the off-season. At that moment questions started to swirl about why the 24-year old closer would pitch through the injury. After all, the Mets playoff hopes have stalled and while they seem destined to compete in 2015, their 2014 campaign is quietly coming...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Skyrocketing Price … Afternoon Delight

Starlin Castro hit a game winning home run off of Jenrry Mejia and his hernia in the ninth inning to send the Mets to a Sunday loss by a score of 2-1. If the Mets want to trade for Castro now, he’ll likely cost Noah Syndergaard, Keith Hernandez, and Sandy Alderson’s first born. Theo Epstein is currently growing a mustache just so he can twirl it and laugh in an evil fashion....
Via Metstradamus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All quiet on hernia front as Mejia notches save

A few days off may have revitalized Jenrry Mejia. The Mets closer returned to form on Friday, pitching a perfect ninth inning in his team’s 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Citi Field. In a non-save situation against the Nationals a day earlier, Mejia worked a scoreless inning. He had received a three-day breather before that appearance to rest a sore right calf and hernia tear.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quality vs. Quantity: Can The Mets Sustain Their Pitching Dominance?

In what is becoming an ongoing commentary on the effectiveness of the Mets braintrust’s primary approach to returning the organization to relevance, namely their institutional focus on pitching, we are poised for yet another test. Over the past few days the Mets have been hit with a mixed bag of essentially bad news on the pitching front with their ROY candidate Jacob deGrom going...
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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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: Mejia, or anyone else playing hurt is stupid

After Sunday’s brutal 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Mets closer Jenrry Mejia disclosed to reporters that he has been pitching with a sports hernia for the last three weeks, in addition to the calf injury he has dealt with this week – likely the reason for his recent struggles. Mejia is 0-2 over his last four appearances with a blown save, and has seen his ERA creep up...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia Has A Hernia, Will Undergo Offseason Surgery

The Mets lost in stunning fashion on Sunday when Jenrry Mejia allowed two ninth inning runs to give the Phillies a shocking 6-5 victory. For Mejia, It was his third blown save of the season. Afterward Terry Collins told reporters that Mejia was perfectly fine and that health issues had nothing to do with what transpired. However, Mejia told a completely different story and revealed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Is Pitching With A Sports Hernia

The Mets lost in stunning fashion on Sunday when Jenrry Mejia allowed the Phillies to score two ninth inning runs capitalized by a walk-off single by Ryan Howard for the 6-5 victory. It was Mejia’s third blown save of the season. Afterward Terry Collins told the media that Mejia was perfectly fine and that health issues had nothing to do with what transpired. However, Mejia told...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jenrry Mejia pitched through hernia

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who had been battling a calf strain, gave up two runs in the 9th inning to take the loss on Sunday to the Philadelphia Phillies—and after the game revealed that he has also been suffering from a "little" hernia for about three weeks, reports Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger.Mejia says he's taking medication for the hernia but wants to finish...
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Mets Inury Update: Jenrry Mejia not available Saturday

The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in 11 innings by the score of 2-1. The win improved the Mets to 56-61, fourth in the National League East. Dillon Gee allowed only three hits and a run in seven innings. The bullpen was without the services of Jenrry Mejia, but allowed only two hits in four innings of work. #485088697 / gettyimages.comOur own Darius...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Phillies 4

Congratulations to Bartolo Colon who won the 200th game of his career tonight as the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 5-4 at Citizens Bank Park. Colon, 41,  was solid and allowed just one run over eight innings of work. He scattered six hits, walked nobody and struck out six batters. His only blemish a solo homer to Marlon Byrd. After Colon departed with a 5-1 lead...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Jenrry Mejia Epic Dance After Save vs. Phillies

With Bartolo Colon pitching eight great innings in search of his 200th win the Mets led the Phillies 5-1 heading to the bottom of the 9th inning. Then things got a little interesting as Dana Eveland allowed Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to reach base to start the innings. Mets closer Jenrry Mejia then came in and gave up a single to Marlon Byrd to load the bases and a 2 RBI double...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jenrry Mejia battling calf tightness

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia appears to be playing through another minor injury, with ESPN's Adam Rubin reporting that the right-hander was not allowed to go back out for a second inning in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Washington Nationals because of a tight calf that has been bothering him for a few days.Rubin says that Mejia was keen to return to the mound...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor Calf Issue Shortens Mejia’s Outing

Jenrry Mejia pitched one inning for the Mets during their Thursday loss to the Nationals. After the inning, he was seen rolling up his sock in the dugout while trainers and coaches examined his calf. During his post game presser, Terry Collins stated that Jenrry has some tightness in his calf and while it was nothing serious, he did not want to push his closer any further today...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has lower back tightness

A month ago, Jenrry Mejia would likely have been nervous about going back out on the mound. The Mets closer slipped on his landing spot at Citi Field Monday afternoon and felt his left lower-back tighten up. Instead of calling for the trainer Monday, he waved them off and was asking for the chance to pitch Tuesday. “I feel a little tightness, but nothing bad,” Mejia said. ...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Experiencing Back Tightness

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia entered Monday’s game in a 3-3 tie with the Mets looking to grab a split of their four game series with the Giants. Unfortunately, the Dominican fireballer struggled, allowing a run on two hits and a walk, and eventually taking the loss. After the game Mejia told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that his back has been tight, but he refused to make excuses for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Jenrry Mejia dealing with back tightness

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia said he experienced back tightness during Monday’s loss to the San Francisco Giants, reports Adam Rubin of Mejia said he experienced a little back tightness today.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 4, 2014 #485088697 / gettyimages.comMejia took the loss after allowing a run on two hits and a walk in the nigh inning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Giants 4, Mets 3

The Mets lost to the Giants this afternoon by a score of 4-3. This is a tough loss to swallow for the Mets who were looking to split against the Giants. After Bartolo Colon got destroyed on Sunday, Dillon Gee pitched a decent game, surrendering two earned runs over his 5.2. The loss went to Jenrry Mejia who gave up the winning run in the 9th inning when Pablo Sandoval hit a ground...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets reach their potential in July

We have seen some of the best Mets’ performances in July, and this potentially foreshadows what is next to come. Approaching the trade deadline is always exciting, and the Mets did not make any moves. Therefore, the production we saw in July should be matched for the remainder of the season. Let’s take a look at some of the players who turned a corner in July. Lucas Duda- Earlier...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia takes the Francisco Rodriguez path to success

Saturday night, Jenrry Mejia picked up a save in his eighth consecutive game. One of the keys to the strong play by the team recently is that the back end of the pen in Jeurys Familia and Mejia have provided shut down performances. Yet while the final results have been great, Mejia has allowed a ton of baserunners and he reminds us more of Francisco Rodriguez than Billy Wagner...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Mejia Projected To Earn Super 2, Duda Out Of Lineup

The Mets continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) opposes left-hander Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72) in the 7:10 PM matchup. In his last start, Gee lost, 9-1, against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 24 at Miller Park. He pitched 5.0 innings for the second consecutive start, his shortest outings of the season, and allowed a season...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and DeGrom Facing A Looming Innings Cap

Prior to Tuesday nights game in Seattle, Jacob deGrom had won two straight decisions both pitching into the seventh inning and both wins were of the lopsided nature, as the Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-3 and Miami Marlins 9-1. Not much effort was needed from the young rookie, even though he would pitch masterfully in both. Tuesday’s game against Seattle was a bit different...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher guarantees team makes playoffs

The New York Mets begin the second half of the season with a 45-50 record, sitting seven games back in the NL East standings. ESPN gives the team just a 17 percent chance to reach the postseason in 2014. Just don’t tell that to pitcher Jenrry Mejia. New York’s closer believes that this is the year the Mets break their postseason drought, which now stands at eight consecutive...
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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