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Diamonds in the Rough 08.16.14

With some late inning heroics the Affiliates would go 4-4 today.HR CALL: Brian Bocock (2), Cameron Gallagher (3), Brandon Downes (3), Brawlun Gomez (3), Corey Toups (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Buddy Baumann 5.0 IP 2 H  0 R  1 BB  9 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brandon Downes 3-6  2 R  2 HR  3 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 3              Las Vegas 51s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Report: Reynolds Wraps Three Hits, Ice Bucket Challenge To Strikeout ALS

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas 7, Albuquerque 5 Binghamton 3, Harrisburg 0 Bradenton 2, St. Lucie 1 Savannah 6, Augusta 4 Brooklyn 5, Batavia 2 Kingsport 7, Johnson City 4 Prospect Pipeline Logan Verrett wins his 10th game on the season by tossing seven innings and allowing two runs on four hits, while walking three and striking out two. Matt Reynolds was 3 for 5, with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Taylor Teagarden activated, optioned

The New York Mets enter a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants coming off an 11-2 win over the Philadelpiha Phillies. The win improved the Mets to 52-56, fourth in the National League East. On the injury front, backup catcher Taylor Teagarden has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A. Anthony Recker will serve as the backup catcher to Travis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki Joins Las Vegas

Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin of ESPN is reporting that Kevin Plawecki has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It must have been an exciting day for the Mets catching prospect as he was named the the MLB Future’s game earlier on, and now has made his next step towards the majors. Plawecki tweeted: “What a day! Excited to join the @LasVegas51s on Thursday! #LGM”...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Travis d’Arnaud returns

The New York Mets have decided to recall catcher Travis d’Arnaud before their series at home against the Oakland A’s. d’Arnaud was demoted after hitting only .180 in his first two months of this season. His demotion lasted a mere 16 days. With Triple-A Las Vegas d’Arnaud seemingly found his stroke hitting .436 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 15 games. Some of those numbers...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Is Back And Feeling Confident

June 24 Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis D’Arnaud was pulled early from Monday’s 51′s game and informed that he will be returning to the majors. D’Arnaud will be active for Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field against the Oakland A’s. D’Arnaud, in 15 Triple A games batted, .436 (24-for-55) with eight doubles, six homers and 16 RBIs. “It was all mental,...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Plawecki Could Be Heading to Las Vegas Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN, has been told by sources that catching prospect Kevin Plawecki may be promoted to Triple-A very soon.  With Travis d’Arnaud set to return, Plawecki, if promoted, should see a majority of time behind the plate for the 51′s not matter which catcher is coming back. Plawecki has been tremendous in Binghamton this season, hitting at an average of .329 with six...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Arnaud Expected To Re-Join Mets During Oakland Series

June 23 – 10:00 am Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Travis d’Arnaud is expected to be promoted during the Oakland series. A team insider also told ESPNNewYork.com that team officials were still weighing which catcher, Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden, would be dropped once d’Arnaud is promoted. A team source also told the NY Daily News that Kevin Plawecki, will...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recker or Teagarden?

With the return of Travis d’Arnaud to the Mets so close we can smell it, which one of Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden is sent packing back to Triple-A? Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, examines the move the Mets are going to have to make very soon.  All signs point to Recker being the odd man out when the move is made. Terry Collins stated that he thinks that Teagarden is...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: DeGrom Batting Eighth, Young Jr. Batting Ninth

The Mets begin a three game series in St. Louis as they take on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium beginning at 8:10 PM. Jacob deGrom (0-3, 3.44) will start in the opener for the Mets and he’ll be opposed by righthander Carlos Martinez (0-3, 4.67) for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright was the original scheduled starter for the Cards, but he will have his turn skipped because of tendinitis...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A Desperate Plea to MLB from a Mets Fan

It’s hard to perform under pressure. I’ve always felt sorry for bomb squad guys and hockey goalies, although the bomb guys have these awesome robots now, but lets not get on the subject of robots. Pressure can be paralyzing… deer in the headlights kind of thing. But you figure with a deer in the headlights it’s one big thump and it’s over, quick, bam. With these Mets the...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 6 , Padres 2

The Mets (30-37) got back in the win column Friday night, defeating the San Diego Padres (28-39) by the score of 6-2 tonight at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon started the game for the Mets and earned the win. Colon got off to a shaky start in the first inning before escaping, but would surrender two runs in the second inning when he served up a two-run homer off the bat of Rene Rivera...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Frustration On Full Display Last Night

Mets frustration was on full display in the last 24 hours particularly for David Wright, Anthony Recker and even Matt Harvey who isn’t even on the active roster. This may have been best illustrated during the bottom of the 11th inning in last night’s loss to the Brewers. With the bases loaded and one out, the Mets were a hit or even a warning track flyball from a walk-off victory...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker breaks bat over knee in dugout after ejection

With the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Mets catcher Anthony Recker had a chance to be a hero. Umpire Angel Hernandez decided that on a 2-2 pitch, a pitch that looked low was strike three and Recker was not too pleased about it. Here is your visual evidence of another happy player with one of the more famous umpires in baseball… And now this from RECKER...
Via The Daily Stache
June 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

D’Arnaud Doubles and Blasts Two Homers for Las Vegas

Travis d’Arnaud had a monster game tonight for the Las Vegas 51s going 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs against Colorado Springs. The 51s hit six home runs in the sluggers paradise en route to a 14-7 win. D’Arnaud is 6-for-10 in two games since being demoted. He was the subject of a lengthy discussion by Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Kevin Burkhardt who each speculated...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Teagarden Has “Grand” Mets Debut

Living up to expectations as an organizations top-10 prospect is a daunting task.  There have been hundreds of prospects that showed promise early on that never made it to the major leagues, let alone stay at that level.  Taylor Teagarden has had to battle with that since being drafted in the 3rd round by the Texas Rangers. Teagarden was originally drafted back in 2002 by the Chicago...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Teagarden’s grand slam helps Mets snap six-game skid

Maybe if the Mets had gotten more hits like the one Taylor Teagarden delivered Tuesday, Terry Collins wouldn’t be having conversations with general manager Sandy Alderson about his job status. Teagarden’s sixth-inning grand slam helped the Mets end a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Milwaukee at Citi Field after Collins received a vote of confidence from Alderson....
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Teagarden In The Sahara

Look, I may never get to use that pun again. It’s Taylor Teagarden. His grand slam which provided the margin of victory for the Mets in a 6-2 victory over the Brewers might be the only hit he gets as a Met. Probably not, but for the very reason that he’s a backup catcher for the Mets, I have to prepare myself for that possibility/inevitability. So yeah, I played off an album...
Via Metstradamus
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Brewers 2

  The Mets (29-35) beat the Brewers (38-27) by a score of 6-2 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for New York and was solid, giving up a run on 3 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings, striking out 5 and tossing 100 pitches. Dice-K ran into trouble in the top of the 1st, allowing walks to both Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez to give Milwaukee an early opportunity...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets Catcher Taylor Teagarden Hits A Grand Slam

The New York Mets catching situation this season has been, to say the least, pretty bad. With the demotion this past weekend of Travis d’Arnaud, the Mets called up former Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles catcher Taylor Teagarden from AAA-Las Vegas. With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning facing Marco Estrada of the Milwaukee Brewers, he did something only one...
Via The Daily Stache
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Big blast sends Mets past Brewers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in his Mets debut, Daniel Murphy had a two-run shot and New York beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid. Called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday to replace demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud, Teagarden connected for his second career slam after Marco Estrada walked the bases loaded. The 30-year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Demote Travis d’Arnaud

d’Arnaud has been demoted to Triple A The Mets demotion of Travis d’Arnaud has created quite the stir within the organization. While the organization believes the demotion will allow d’Arnaud to work on his swing, he’s hitting .180 this season, the bigger issue is the current state of the Mets catching. There is no question that d’Arnaud has struggled at the plate, by what...
Via Standing O Sports
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

d’Emoted: What Travis d’Arnaud’s Future Holds

There is really no way of describing Travis d’Arnaud’s in a nice way. d’Arnaud is simply not producing at the plate like everyone expected him to. When I looked at his advanced hitting statistics, there are some positive signs, but also some problematic numbers too. With an 11 percent walk rate and only a 17 percent strike out rate, those are both pretty impressive numbers...
Via The Daily Stache
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets send Travis d’Arnaud down to the minors

The New York Mets demoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas right after last night’s game. In a corresponding move, they called up Taylor Teagarden. d’Arnaud was hitting .180/.271/.273. How much his recent concussion has to do with his struggles is unclear, but it’s not like he was doing particularly well before his injury either. d’Arnaud, who was acquired...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud Optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas

The New York Mets just announced that Travis d’Arnaud has been optioned to AAA Las Vegas. The Mets have selected the contract of veteran catcher Taylor Teagarden to replace him. D’Arnaud, 25, was hitting .180/.271/.273 at the time of his demotion. The centerpiece to the R.A. Dickey trade two winters ago, d’Arnaud just hasn’t been able to get it going at the major league...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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