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New York Mets invite 20 non-roster players to spring training

The New York Mets have invited 20 non-roster players to spring training. Here is a list of the 20 players: Catchers - Taylor Teagarden, Kevin Plawecki Infielders - Brandon Allen, Eric Campbell, Anthony Seratelli, Daniel Muno Outfielders - Dustin Lawley, Cory Vaughn, Brandon Nimmo Pitchers - Chase Bradford, Joel Carreno, John Church, Jeremy Hefner, Rafael Montero, Miguel...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Deadline Approaches: Look For Mets To Add Matz, Walters, DeGrom To 40 Man Roster

Is it me or is time flying this offseason? I can’t believe that the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft is already upon us. Tomorrow night at 11:59 PM EST is the deadline for adding players to the 40 Man Roster. I think the Mets are in great shape heading into decision day. With four spots currently open, that’s just enough to protect Steven Matz, Jeff Walters and...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

51s Lose Via Walk-Off As Well, Drop Game One 4-3

Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3 Oh, come on! Binghamton already went down via walk-off tonight…and the Las Vegas 51s suffered the same unfortunate fate. This is just too much to take in for one night. Robert Carson surrendered a home run with two outs to Matt Long in the ninth that ended the ballgame. Dustin Lawley put the 51s on the board first with a two-out, two-run base knock in the...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Runs Doom Las Vegas In Rough Loss, 4-3

Salt Lake 4, Las Vegas 3 Oh, come on! Binghamton already went down via walk-off tonight…and the Las Vegas 51s suffered the same unfortunate fate. This is just too much to take in for one night. Robert Carson surrendered a home run with two outs to Matt Long in the ninth that ended the ballgame. Dustin Lawley put the 51s on the board first with a two-out, two-run base knock in the...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

51s Still Hold Slim Lead Over First After Splitting Doubleheader, 4-3 And 12-8

Colorado Springs 4, Las Vegas 3 (Box) Las Vegas 12, Colorado Springs 8 (Box) The Las Vegas 51s split two games today at Colorado Springs, winning the nightcap 12-8 after falling 4-3 in the first game. Jamie Hoffman hit a three-run home run and Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with a two-run shot in the fourth inning of the second game to help the 51s pull away with a seven-run inning. Jack...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vegas Offense Falters Against Fresno In 4-1 Loss

Fresno 4, Las Vegas 1 The LV offense failed to get anything started outside of a run in the eighth, and saddled Rafael Montero with the loss in a 4-1 decision. Las Vegas starter Rafael Montero worked 5 1/3 innings. He issued six hits, two runs (both earned), he walked one, and struck out five. It was the second time this year that Surkamp has bested Montero as the other such occurrence...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

deGrom Solid, Vegas Posts Four-Spot In Eighth Inning To Win 6-3

Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 3 The Las Vegas 51s moved to within a half-game of first-place Sacramento today in the Pacific Southern Division standings, scoring four runs in the eighth inning at host Salt Lake for a 6-3 come-from-behind win. Francisco Pena’s two-run double highlighted the eighth-inning outburst, and Brandon Hicks added an RBI double in the frame. Jacob deGrom got the...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Runs Push 51s Over Bees, 6-4

Las Vegas 6, Salt Lake 4 The Las Vegas 51s scored two runs today in the top of the ninth inning for a 6-4 victory at host Salt Lake in the first game of a five-game series. With the win, the 51s stayed in a first place tie with Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Sacramento beat Tucson today, 5-3. With the game tied at four, Eric Campbell singled with one out in the ninth...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Effort Gets 51s By Redhawks, 4-3

Las Vegas 4, Oklahoma City 3 In an important game for the 51s to grab, Chris Schwinden provided a quality start with six innings pitched and three runs allowed. Las Vegas’ offense and bullpen did the rest for him. Sean Henn, John Church, Greg Burke, and Robert Carson all combined for three scoreless innings and four strikeouts to seal the game for the 51s, with Carson picking up...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hicks Goes Yard Twice In 12-3 Vegas Rout

Las Vegas 12, Oklahoma City 3 Brandon Hicks hit two home runs today in the Las Vegas 51s’ 12-3 victory against visiting Oklahoma City in opening a four-game series at Cashman Field. The win helped Las Vegas (66-54) stay one game back of first-place Sacramento in the Pacific Southern Division. Sacramento won its eighth straight game today, scoring twice in the ninth to beat host...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fox Spins Quality Start, But 51s Can’t Capitalize In 4-3 Loss

Memphis 4, Las Vegas 3 Matt Fox was relatively effective again for the 51s as he went six innings while allowing three runs — only two earned — and struck out five. He ran into trouble in the fourth inning, where he gave up four hits, including a lead-off double. An error by Matt den Dekker didn’t help his cause and allowed another run to score in the inning. For what it...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Goeddel, B-Mets Bullpen Struggle With Command In Binghamton Loss

New Hampshire 6, Binghamton 1 The B-Met pitching staff issued nine walks on the way to a 6-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Saturday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Starting pitcher Erik Goeddel walked four hitters in 4.1 innings before being removed from the game. Manager Pedro Lopez then looked to the bullpen, but they fared no better. After allowing the inherited runner to...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Official Rosters For Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton

As of April 2, the only Mets’ minor league affiliate to announce an official roster has been the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. There weren’t many surprises on the roster, and will be headlined by the organization’s top two prospects RHP Zack Wheeler and C Travis d’Arnaud. Here is their official roster: Here is the official roster of the 2013 Binghamton Mets: Pitchers Mark Cohoon...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Lucie Eliminated From FSL Playoffs After 11-7 Defeat

Chase Huchingson & Co. struggled with pitching and the lack of any quality defense doomed the St. Lucie Mets in their 11-7 series loss. Chase Huchingson struggled, pitching three and one-third innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three. The bullpen was put into work early, with Jack Leathersich pitching one and two-third innings, striking out...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Pitching Struggles, St. Lucie Eliminated From Playoffs, 11-7

Chase Huchingson & Co. struggled with pitching and the lack of any quality defense doomed the St. Lucie Mets in their 11-7 series loss. Chase Huchingson struggled, pitching three and one-third innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three. The bullpen was put into work early, with Jack Leathersich pitching one and two-third innings, striking out...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Lower Minors: DeGrom And Plawecki Shine, Montero Hits Innings Limit

DeGrom has been on my radar since he returned successfully after missing 2011. Remember his name. St. Lucie 3, Fort Myers 0 Jacob DeGrom rocked in his FSL debut, leading St. Lucie to an easy 3 – 0 win. Key Players: Blake Forsythe – 0 for 2, 2 RBI Danny Muno –1 for 3, 2B, R, BB Cesar Puello – 1 for 4, 3B, R John Church – 2.0 IP, 3 K, 0 ER Jacob Degrom – 7.0 IP, 0 ER, H...
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Rains Wash Out Savannah, Put Damper On Familia, But Lucie Keeps Winning

Norfolk 5, Buffalo 4 By Joe D. The Bisons fell to the Norfolk Tides 5-4 in a rain-shortened affair last night in Buffalo, in a game that was telelcast live on SNY. Jeurys Famila started for the Herd and for four innings he was cruising along as the Bisons built a 4-0 lead and the Tides couldn’t do much against Familia who looked solid. But then came the fifth inning and the rain...
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June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet The Mets….The St. Lucie Mets

Yesterday the St. Lucie Mets (A) of the Florida State League announced their “official” 2012 opening day roster. Their season begins on the road tonite against the Bradenton Marauders, the Pittsburgh Pirates single A affiliate. Although nothing has been announced, the probable starting pitcher for St. Lucie will be fire-balling right-hander Cory Mazzoni, who figures to anchor...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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