No Ugly Ducklings In This Mets Rotation

I remember watching the Munsters when I was a kid and even then I didn’t understand the whole Marilyn Munster thing. In what world was she more attractive than Lily? I mean I understand Lily is undead and all, but come on. Sometimes I’d see Al Lewis (sad that he passed) sweeping the sidewalk on Bleecker St. and I always wanted to ask him about his car, but I didn’t want to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Wright Goes 1-3, Montero Throws Two Innings

  El Paso 9, Las Vegas (65-52) 8 F/10 Walk-Off Matt Reynolds (2-5, 4 RBI) came up with a clutch two-run single in the the top of the 9th to tie the game for the 51′s. However, Chase Bradford gave up a walk-off sacrifice fly to Ramiro Pena in the bottom of the 10th to waste […]
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-19-15

The Chihuahuas swept a double-header due to a monster performance from Tommy Medica. The Missions enjoyed a great pitching performance from James Needy while every other farm team played in a 1 run game.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Tommy Medica Pitching Prospect of the Day: James Needy   Game 1: El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Fresno Grizzlies 1 Abraham Almonte – CF: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2BB...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-24-15

The Chihuahuas and the Dust Devils earned victories tonight due to excellent efforts from Cody Decker and Jose Castillo, respectively. The Missions and AZL Padres were not as fortunate as both clubs lost by 5 runs.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker Pitching Prospect of the Day: Jose Castillo   El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 6 Rico Noel – CF: 1-3 Ramiro Pena...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-23-15

The Chihuahuas and the Missions both earned victories due to 3-RBI games from Cody Decker and Yeison Asencio, respectively. Things did not go so well on the lower levels of the farm as both the Dust Devils and the AZL Padres lost today.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Yeison Asencio Pitching Prospect of the Day: Colin Rea   El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Albuquerque Isotopes 5 Abraham Almonte...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Garcia 2 HR’s, Smith With GW RBI

El Paso 4, Las Vegas (31-29) 1 Las Vegas tied the game in the bottom of the of the 3rd on a RBI single by Dilson Herrera and the game stayed that way until the top of the 8th when former big leaguer Ramiro Pena hit a 3-run homerun off Chase Bradford. The 51′s brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the 8th against their former teammate Cory Mazzoni, loading the bases...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 6-1-15

Not a strong night on the farm as all 3 teams that played lost, and were outscored 26-8. The Storm were held to just 2 hits while the starting pitchers for the Chihuahuas and TinCaps allowed 9 runs and 7 runs, respectively.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Melvin Upton Jr. Pitching Prospect of the Day: Rafael De Paula   El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Iowa Cubs 14 Melvin Upton Jr. – CF:...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-30-15

The Chihuahuas were the only minor league team unable to secure a victory last night. The Missions won both games of their double header while the Storm lit up the scoreboard with 11 runs during their victory.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jose Rondon Pitching Prospect of the Day: Justin Hancock   El Paso Chihuahuas 3, Iowa Cubs 8 Melvin Upton Jr. – CF: 1-5, RBI, 2K Yonder Alonso...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Triple-A Chihuahuas down River Cats 10-6

In the third game of the four game series between the El Paso Chihuahuas and the Sacramento River Cats the game got out of hand quickly. Braulio Lara, of Sacramento came into the game with an ERA over 7 and his outing didn’t improve it. In the second inning he gave up a one out walk to Cody Decker then Ramiro Pena smashed an RBI double into left-center. Lara continued to get roughed...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-14-15

Despite a 3 RBI game from Edwin Moreno, the TinCaps were unable to secure their first victory of the season. Justin Hancock and Ryan Butler combined for 13 scoreless innings tonight while the Chihuahuas dropped a close one to the Aces.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Edwin Moreno Pitching Prospect of the Day: Justin Hancock/Ryan Butler   El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Reno Aces 4 Abraham...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-up: 4-11-15

Tough night on the farm as the Storm collected the only victory. The Chihuahuas were blown out for the second time in as many nights, and the Missions are still waiting for an offensive spark. The TinCaps are just trying to play a game; their first 3 games this season have been postponed.   Hitting Prospect of the Day: Tommy Medica Pitching Prospect of the Day: Colin Rea   El Paso...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres extend 18 non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players. Among those 18 players are eight minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2015 contracts, including right-handed pitchers Marcos Mateo, Jay Jackson and Jose Valverde, left-handed pitchers Scott Elbert and Jason Lane, catcher Griff Erickson...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves second base 2014 review, 2015 preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2014, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into the Winter Meetings Dec. 7-11 in San Diego. Here's a look at the first base position: STATS THAT MATTER $13.2 million: When Atlanta takes the field in 2015, what will likely be the highest paid second baseman won't even be on the roster. That...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Pirates in home finale

ATLANTA -- The hardest day of the season is three days away, when the Braves play their final game in Philadelphia. Thursday was difficult for its own reasons, as Atlanta played its final home game, falling to the Pirates 10-1. Here are three thoughts from Turner Field: 1. Home finale offers microcosm of season The Braves led the majors in quality starts this year with 109, a figure...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy La Stella is the second baseman the Braves deserve

For much of the 2014 season, the Braves' offensive and defensive production from second base has been nothing short of awful. It was believed that Dan Uggla would turn things around on both sides of the ball after a historically terrible season in 2013, but after Uggla started the season off with a .168 average with two home runs, 10 runs batted in, and 37 strikeouts in 119 at-bats...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call Up Top 2B Tommy LaStella

According to many different sources, the Braves have indeed called up second-baseman Tommy LaStella to the big league club.  So far this season, the Braves have had a platoon at second-base with Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, and Tyler Pastornicky.  Those 3 players have combined for a mere .165 batting average and only 4 home-runs this season.  The Braves knew before the season that...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons leaves game with ankle inflammation

getty images Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday’s game with an ankle inflammation. Dan Uggla entered the game at second while Ramiro Pena moved to shortstop. Expect the Braves to list Simmons as day-to-day going forward. SS Andrelton Simmons left tonight's game with right ankle inflammation. He is day-to-day. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2014 On the...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves take charge of Rockies in Atlanta

After losing the series at Turner Field, the Colorado Rockies (27-23) now sit a season-worst five games back to the Giants in the Nation League West. The Philadelphia Phillies (21-26) welcome in the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series starting today. Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) is on the mound opposite of Kyle Kendrick (0-5), first pitch is at 3:05 p.m. The Rockies kicked...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies drop tight one in series opener

Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 When: 7:35 PM ET, Friday, May 23, 2014 Where: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia Temperature: 85° Umpires: Home – Kerwin Danley, 1B – Lance Barksdale, 2B – Mark Ripperger, 3B – Gary Cederstrom Attendance: 25646 By SportsDirect Inc. Braves 3, Rockies 2: Gerald Laird drove home the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single as host Atlanta won the series...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Second base conundrum, Varvaro's underrated worth; more Braves

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: The Braves offensive struggles aren't limited to one player, but the organization, and Fredi Gonzalez in particular, find themselves in a difficult situation with Dan Uggla. Every indication is that Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky will continue to...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves unlikely to release Dan Uggla

Mark Bowman reports that the Atlanta Braves "have moved away from the thought of releasing [Dan] Uggla" for financial reasons. Uggla is owed approximately $24M through next year.By dbking via Wikimedia CommonsWhere the Braves and 34 year old veteran go from here is open for debate, but the positive side is putting in new, and hopefully better, talent in his place.Bowman discusses...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Cardinals for seventh straight loss

ATLANTA -- The losing streak is up to seven games. With a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Atlanta Braves extended their worst skid since May 2012 and threatened to give up the first-place position in the National League East. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Fredi Gonzalez's new lineup format showed promise, but fell short of a breakthrough offensive...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Bourjos help Cardinals drop Braves 4-3

ATLANTA -- Matt Carpenter's two-run double in the fifth inning helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves, who shook up their lineup but still lost their seventh in a row, 4-3 Monday night. Desperate for more offense, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez batted pitcher Aaron Harang eighth and put second baseman Ramiro Pena in the ninth spot. Pena had two hits...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez fakes out Tyler Pastornicky, gets out at home

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez looked like a savvy veteran when he got out of a jam in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. With two out and runners on second and third, Braves third baseman Ramiro Pena hit a slow roller down the third base line. Fernandez was the only […]
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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