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Carlos Torres has turned it up

The Mets bullpen didn’t appear to be a weakness heading into the season. In fact, it seemed that it may have been an actual strength. Then all of the misfortune came washing down. Josh Edgin was lost to Tommy John surgery. Vic Black and Bobby Parnell hit the disabled list. Jenrry Mejia was slapped with what turned out to be the first of his PED suspensions. Buddy Carlyle was placed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Lugo Shines In Front Of Four Scouts

  Las Vegas had their last game of the first half on Saturday when they extended their win streak to 6 games with a 5-4 win over Salt Lake. They finished the first half going 53-38 good for a 8-game lead in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern division. Vic Black picked up the win of Saturday but it wasn’t all gold stars after getting a 1-2-3 3rd inning he was brought out...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Fulmer Impresses Again, Mejia Throws For Vegas

  Sacramento 14, Las Vegas (45-33)  7 Vic Black had a typical Vic Black outing walking three guys to load the bases but getting a strike out to end the inning without any damage. Jenrry Mejia also made an appearance on his way back pitching a scoreless 9th inning with two strikeouts. Starter Tyler Pill did not fare as well lasting only 3 innings giving up eight runs (seven earned...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Black Blows Lead, Cecchini Homers

  Salt Lake 5, Las Vegas (41-32) 4 Las Vegas was clinging to a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning when Vic Black was brought in for the 2nd straight night but was not as successful this time giving up a 3-run homerun to C.J. Cron that turned out to be the game winner. Seems very curious to pitch someone back-to-back days after not having pitched in 15 days. The...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Vic Black Returns, Smith With Three RBI

  Las Vegas (41-31) 4, Salt Lake 3 F/10 Steven Matz was a mixed bag last night striking out eight but also giving up three extra base hits including a solo homerun in only 5 innings. He threw 83 pitches with 58 for strike while giving up three runs (two earned, his own throwing error) on five hits and zero walks. His ERA raised to 2.19 which still leads the PCL, strikeouts to a...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Eric Goedell Not Close to Returning

Reliever Vic Black, who has not pitched for the Mets at all so far this year due to a shoulder issue, has had another setback in his rehab recently, according to GM Sandy Alderson. This time it’s the groin that’s been bothering Black and he’s been unavailable to pitch for Triple-A as a result. Black has pitched for three different minor league levels during his rehab assignment...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Activated From DL and Optioned To Las Vegas

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets activated reliever Vic Black from the disabled list today and simultaneously optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. Black, who began the season on the DL, has missed nearly two months of the season with right shoulder tendinitis. After a dozen uneven rehab outings,  Black had a 5.73 ERA and clearly needs to still work on some things...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Reynold’s With 3 RBI’s, Smith’s Streak Over

Memphis 10, Las Vegas (29-26) 9 The Las Vegas offense has really struggled during their now 9-game losing streak but they finally did their part on Thursday night spotting Darin Gorski and company a 6-1 lead going into the 2nd inning. The 51′s had a 8-4 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th with rehabbing Vic Black coming into the game who got rocked. Black managed to get just...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: six-man rotation begins tonight

For the first time all season, the New York Mets will activate a player off of the disabled list. For the Mets, all of the injury news has been less than great up to this point, with players getting hurt, suffering setbacks and not being ready to return. But today, somebody is finally healthy. That somebody would be Dillon Gee. Gee will be starting in San Diego against the Padres...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Throws Perfect Inning, Hits 96 MPH on Gun

Vic Black continued his rehab last night, tossing a perfect inning for the Binghamton Mets against Trenton. Black reached as high as 96 MPH on the radar gun, although he did get himself into two full-count situations according to Metsmerized’s Michael Mayer. Black has missed the entire season with a herniated disk in his neck and shoulder problems. However, according to ESPN New...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Roughed Up For Five Runs

Pitching on consecutive days, reliever Bobby Parnell was hammered in a rehab appearance for the Binghamton Mets on Saturday night. Parnell was roughed up for five runs on five hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning for the B-Mets, who lost to Altoona 13-4. May 29 Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Close To Returning, Velocity Up To 94-95 MPH

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his last rehab outing and that he is close to returning. “It was a huge step forward.” Parnell is expected to pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Friday night. As for Vic Black, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin says, “he’s not there yet.” May 26 Two key pieces of the Mets...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Is Ready To Return

Mets reliever Vic Black, who has been trying to come back from shoulder and neck issues, passed a significant hurdle last night. The right-hander has now pitched in back to back scoreless relief appearances with Double-A Binghamton and according to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, Black is now ready to come off the DL. However, whether or not Black is activated is up to the Mets...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Magnificent Again, Black And Parnell Throw

Las Vegas (29-17) 9, Col. Springs 1 Steven Matz was on the hill again for Las Vegas last night continuing to do what he has done most of the season shutting the Sky Sox down for 7 innings after receiving a 5-0 lead to work worth in the 2nd inning. He didn’t give up any runs while only allowing three hits, walk one, seven strikeouts while needing only 77 pitches (52) strikes to...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Bobby Parnell Are Getting Closer

Two key pieces of the Mets bullpen, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, are making progress in their rehabilitation processes. Vic Black pitched the seventh inning for the Binghamton Mets on Monday, only his second appearance since beginning his rehab assignment. He worked an easy 1-2-3 inning for the B-Mets with one strikeout. According to the stadium radar gun, Black was sitting around...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Started Throwing Wednesday

Good news for the Mets bullpen. According to NorthJersey.com Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was able to begin throwing on flat ground Wednesday as he continues to try to recover from his neck injury. Vic has been sidelined with a herniated disk in his left neck since last week. Manager Terry Collins said that the team will be careful with his injury and bring him up slowly...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Believes He Won’t Need Surgery

Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was at Citi Field with his Mets teammates, but he is still not close to coming back from the DL. Black has been taken out of minor league rehab appearances while being treated for a mildly herniated disk on the right side of his neck. It’s causing him nerve irritation. In his last rehab game, Black’s fastball was only 88 to 90 mph, well...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has A Herniated Disk In Neck

The team announced that Vic Black has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in the right side of his neck after undergoing an MRI on his neck and shoulder this morning. The herniated disk is what was causing the weakness in his triceps, according to team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The plan is for Black to undergo therapy and then he will be reexamined in one week...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has Continued Shoulder Soreness, Heading For MRI

Sandy Alderson announced that right-handed reliever Vic Black is heading to the hospital for an MRI of his neck and shoulder. Sandy said that Black continues to deal with the same neck and shoulder soreness that shelved him this Spring and resulted in him starting the season on the disabled list. It was apparent something was wrong when his velocity during his outing at Binghamton...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Familia To Remain Closer When Parnell Returns

Jeurys Familia will remain the Mets closer after Bobby Parnell and Vic Black return from their rehab stints, reports MMO’s Clayton Collier from Citi Field. “If Bobby Parnell and Vic Black show up tomorrow, Jeurys Familia will still close,” Terry Collins said in his pre-game media session. Since taking over as the team’s closer, Familia has gone 5-for-5 in save opportunities...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/17: Black and Parnell Throw, Everyone Wins!

Las Vegas 7, Sacramento 4 Matt Reynolds hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 6th to give the Las Vegas 51′s a 4-2 lead and they went on to beat Sacramento 7-4. Reynolds finished 2-4 on the night and is now hitting 7-20 with five RBI over his last five games. Alex Castellanos was also 2-4 on the night and hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to extend the 51′s lead. Dilson Herrera...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Who Gets Replaced When Black and Parnell Return?

Adam asks… During the Mets broadcast on Wednesday night, Gary Cohen reported that Vic Black and Bobby Parnell started pitching in rehab games and are getting close to rejoining the Mets bullpen. Which two pitchers will need to go to make room for them? Keep up the great work! Brian replies… Erik Goeddel will probably be the first to get sent down when Black and Parnell return...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Active For St. Lucie Tonight

Update: Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are both active and available tonight for the St. Lucie Mets as they take on the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida. 9:00 AM Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Set to Begin Rehab Assignments

Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members back soon. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments with Single-A St. Lucie in the next few days according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Parnell...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets GM Says Vic Black Is Likely Heading To The DL

Vic Black threw another bullpen session off a mound at Tradition Field on Monday, however general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters afterward that it is unlikely that Black is ready for Opening Day. If Black begins the season on the disabled list then the Mets can backdate it to March 9, giving the righthander a little more time to strengthen his problematic shoulder. This will...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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