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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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Law Ranks Mets Fourth Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN ranked the New York Mets among his top five farm systems, slotting them fourth behind No. 1 Chicago Cubs, No. 2 Minnesota Twins and No. 3 Houston Astros. (ESPN Insider) 4. New York Mets The Mets have graduated a few prospects to the majors — Travis d’Arnaud (No. 2 in the system coming into the year) and Jacob deGrom (No. 13) in particular — but the guys still...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud’s clutch hit helps streaking Mets over Padres

A four-day hiatus for the All-Star break evidently did nothing to disrupt the Mets’ recent mojo. The good times are still rolling, along with Travis d’Arnaud’s single through the first-base hole. That hit in Friday’s ninth inning scored the go-ahead run and allowed the Mets to open the second half with a 5-4 victory over the Padres in front of 27,374 at Petco Park. D...
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5 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...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s working and what’s not at each position (pitchers edition)

As the Mets head into the All-Star break raging hot, there are a number of factors that have contributed to this. The bats are finally clicking for the first time since 2011, Collins has finally figured out how to put together a lineup card, and the pitching has been spotless. Since the beginning of Mets history, pitching has been the sole promised-land for satisfaction. The Mets...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York Sandy Alderson gets a C+ The final 10 games have mellowed fans, but the Mets still may be headed for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Having Fun Again

Baseball is a game, and it’s amazing how easily we forget that it’s purpose is to be for fun. But for both Mets fans and players alike, this simple concept had been lost in an abyss of financial instability, bad press, and five consecutive losing seasons. Until Now. When I went to the game two days ago, I noticed something different. For the first time since 2006, the fun was...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minute: Jenrry Mejia and Juan Lagares

Yesterday, I was able to catch up with Jenrry Mejia and Juan Lagares before the game at Citi Field.  I asked them a variety of questions, ranging from what their favorite moments of the season were so far to where is the best place to eat in Citi Field. Both guys are very confident and believe the Mets’ future is bright, and Lagares added that he has faith in manager Terry Collins...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Aren’t As Bad As Their Record Suggests

Despite the Mets best efforts to throw away last night’s game against the Braves, this team really isn’t as bad as their 37-46 record suggests. At nine games under .500, their .446 winning percentage places them 10th in the National League and 23rd in all of Major League Baseball. While a bottom 10 spot does put them among the bottom feeders record-wise, their run differential...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets’ “bullpen of the future” is here

Last night in Pittsburgh a beautiful thing happened. Jon Niese, though a bit erratic at times, pitched effectively through six innings and handed a lead to a Mets bullpen that sealed the win. A win is always great, but what made this one special was how it was closed out and what it portends. The fashion in which the back end of the bullpen shut down the Pirates offense should get...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Throwback’ effort as Mets fend off Pirates

Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia were the biggest Royal Giants of them all on a day the Mets appeared ready for a leisurely cruise on the Allegheny River, only to hit resistance. With the Mets wearing all-blue throwback uniforms Saturday to commemorate the Brooklyn Royal Giants of the Negro Leagues, Familia and Mejia combined for three perfect innings of relief in a 5-3 victory over...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Pirates Josh Harrison Runs Out Of Base Line, Somehow Called Safe vs Mets

In the bottom of the 10th inning, the Pittsburgh Pirates Left Fielder Josh Harrison was on 2nd base with nobody out when he was caught in a rundown by Jenrry Mejia. What happened next defies all logic of umpiring and baseball over the past 150 years Here is a GIF of the botched rundown/blown call by the umpires #Mets — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) June 28...
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27 days ago  |  1 Comment

Mets relief as Eveland bails out Mejia

It was a roll of the dice, but manager Terry Collins wasn’t going to let Mark Adams potentially beat the Mets facing a right-handed pitcher. So Collins yanked his closer, Jenrry Mejia, with two outs in Wednesday’s ninth inning and inserted journeyman lefty Dana Eveland. The Mets got the desired result when Adams was retired on a slow grounder with the tying run at first base...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia Says He Is Pain-Free, Wouldn’t Rule Out Pitching Today If Needed

Jenrry Mejia was without pain while warming up prior to Saturday’s game against the Padres, the Mets closer told MMO. Mejia said that although he has not fully healed just yet, he would be ready if manager Terry Collins were to need him today. “I want to see if tomorrow I will feel 100 percent,” Mejia said. “I want to be 100 percent to be in the game.”  “If they want...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Updates: Jenrry Mejia, Eric Young, Curtis Granderson

The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres on Friday by the score of 6-2 behind the solid pitching of Bartolo Colon, who allowed two runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings. The win improved the Mets to 30-37, fourth in the National League East. The Mets were again without closer Jenrry Mejia and outfielder Curtis Granderson due to injury. Good news on the injury front is that...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia Is Unavailable This Weekend, But Should Avoid Trip To DL

Terry Collins told reporters that Jenrry Mejia will avoid a trip to the disabled list, but added that the young righthander will more than likely be unavailable this weekend as a precaution. “They said it’s probably going to be a day or so before he’s going to be available,” said Collins. Mejia underwent an MRI on Friday which revealed some swelling and stiffness in his lower...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia Leaves Game With Back Stiffness

Jenrry Mejia was pulled from the game on Thursday night, prior to throwing a pitch in the 11th inning. Adam Rubin of ESPN NY tweets that he was pulled from the game due to back stiffness. More on this as news is released.  
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Blame The Bullpen, Blame The Bats

Don’t worry, Jenrry. It’s not you or your armpit that stinks. It’s the team’s hitters. Saturday night, the Mets took a 4-3 lead against the Giants into the bottom of the ninth inning.  Closer Jenrry Mejia was called upon to protect the precarious lead, but he proceeded to allow two runs to San Francisco, turning what would have been a satisfying victory into an ugly defeat...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Giants 5, Mets 4 In Crushing Defeat

The Mets just lost in stunning fashion to the San Francisco Giants who scored two ninth inning runs to clinch 5-4 victory in front of a packed house at AT&T Park. Mets closer Jenrry Mejia came on to pitch the ninth with the team up 4-3. He struck out the first batter Angel Pagan, but the ball got away from Anthony Recker and his throw to Lucas Duda at first base was late, as...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia, Familia and Black Are Bringing the Heat

May 30 Jenrry Mejia struck out the side to earn his fifth save last night and is five-for-five in save chances since being moved to the bullpen on May 12. Mejia has excelled in his new late inning role, sporting a 9.44 strikeout rate and being unscored upon in nine relief appearances spanning 10.1 innings. The pen in general has flourished this month, and since Mejia has locked...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the New York Mets do when Bobby Parnell returns?

Here’s an interesting situation: It’s Spring Training 2015 and closer Bobby Parnell has fully healed from Tommy John surgery. After pitching in just one major league game in the last season and a half Parnell is looking to reclaim the closer’s role that was rightfully his last season. But there’s a problem. Starter-turned-reliever Jenrry Mejia took the closer’s role job...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Zach Britton, Jenrry Mejia, and More

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What do you know? Jenrry Mejia is thriving in the bullpen

While some in the Mets’ circle (be it fans, media, what have you) begrudgingly did not like the fact that Jenrry Mejia was taken out of the rotation and put in to the bullpen, you really can not argue with the results. Ever since going to the bullpen on May 12 after going 3-0 with a 5.06 ERA as a starter, Mejia has been a godsend in the bullpen, while eventually working his way...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets offense does just enough to beat Pirates

Lamar Johnson can retire now as Mets hitting coach: The team is undefeated in his tenure. But that is more a function of the Mets bullpen than any nuggets Johnson might have imparted on the lineup in his debut Tuesday. Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia bailed out a stagnant lineup by combining for 3¹/₃ scoreless innings in the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Pirates at Citi Field. Johnson...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What Did Mets Fans Ask Jenrry Mejia On Twitter

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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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