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Mets Minors Recap: April 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS 5, EL PASO 4 Logan Verrett took the ball for the 51s and delivered a so-so start giving up four earned runs on eight hits, no walks and five strikeouts in four innings. Vic Black threw a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Campbell Soups One Out, Nimmo Two More Knocks

Las Vegas 5, El Paso 4  Logan Verrett took the ball for the 51s and delivered a so-so start giving up four earned runs on eight hits in four innings pitched. He walked none and struck out five. Vic Black threw a rare clean inning, striking out two in the process and keeping his ERA spotless. Jeff Walter recorded his fifth save of the season but it was Miguel Socolovich who recorded...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Go From JV To Junior Farnsity

Terry Collins announced a change at the top of Mets bullpen system on the down, Jose Valverde would concede the job to Kyle Farnsworth. Valverde handed him the ball, and like a true sportsman said, "You can't be worse than me, but I know you'll try." Terry Collins, or Mr. C as the players call him, told Valverde to sit on it, Farnsy's cool. Some have speculated...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The future of the Mets bullpen

It’s been a very common issue with the Mets over the past number of seasons and this year is no different. The team has good starting pitching, along with a good lineup. But it’s the bullpen that continues to worry Mets fans all over. The year didn’t start off well, as Bobby Parnell went down with an injury that required surgery and will keep him out of the 2014 season. Vic...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Farnsworth, early season savior

The Mets’ signing of Kyle Farnsworth during the offseason came with little fanfare. It was a classic Sandy Alderson veteran player signing; bring in a veteran on a minor league contract and have him fight for a spot on the team. However, as spring training progressed, unlike last year’s signings of Marlon Byrd and Latroy Hawkins, Farnsworth appeared to be on the verge of the...
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Lands On 51s DL With Pinched Nerve In Neck

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reported today that reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Placed On Minor League DL With Pinched Nerve

Adam Rubin is reporting that reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed to be minor. Black walked two and hit a batter in his first 51s appearance, apparently feeling healthy. The next morning he felt the pinched nerve. He resumed throwing Sunday with no ill effects and...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Nieuwenhuis With Four Hits, Black Was Wild

Las Vegas 9 , Fresno 2 Rafael Montero was dominant in his first outing of the season. The right hander tossed six shutout innings, allowed just four hits and struck out six while walking none. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI. Zach Lutz drove in four on a grand slam. Cesar Puello had a tough go in his first taste of PCL, going 0 for 4...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Following Parnell Injury, Where Do The Mets Turn For a Closer?

With Bobby Parnell sidelined for at least the next two weeks, it brings to question what the New York Mets should do in regards to their closer situation. While the Mets have possible in-house options with the likes of Jose Valverde, and Kyle Farnsworth and Vic Black, there are also some other options out there as well. First of all let’s calm down on Valverde, yes he struck out...
Via The Daily Stache
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has torn MCL

Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be shut down indefinitely. He received a platelet rich injection and will now rest for two weeks before possibly resuming a throwing program. If that doesn’t alleviate the problem, it’s likely he’ll have season ending surgery of the Tommy John variety...
Via FF Locker Room
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the MCL ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two weeks. Looks like Jose Valverde is now the new Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Announce Bobby Parnell Has Partail MCL Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two weeks. Looks like Jose Valverde is now...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets 2014 season predictions

With the 2014 season set to get underway, we want to give you our writers predictions on how the season is going to go. We would love to hear your thoughts and predictions as well. Craig: (83-79) The Mets will improve from last season and be on track to be even better next year. But I don’t see them getting to the 90 wins that Sandy Alderson said was possible.  Their pitching...
Via NYMetsLife
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Not Worried By Decreased Velocity

One of the most important players vital to our success this season is closer Bobby Parnell who proclaimed his spring training “mission accomplished.” However, the New York Post writes that Parnell never displayed his signature high-90s heat all spring. The righthander counters by saying his main objective was rounding into pitching shape after undergoing surgery last September...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Across America

No need to beware the Ides of March, folks. Because the New York Mets are busy spreading cheer from coast to coast with their impressive baseball skills. On the east coast, the Mets were led by Dillon Gee battling past the Twins lineup and Chris Young's long home run to tie Minnesota 3-3. It would have been a Mets victory except for Vic Black continuing his campaign to make...
Via Metstradamus
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Black Shocked He Was Demoted

Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together on the team right now. Like they said, especially...
Via New York Mets Report
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

Thoughts from Joe D. Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together on the team right now. Like...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Your Spirit Animals Spayed Or Neutered

I’ve been singing the praises of Vic Black this off-season no matter the platform. I’ve gushed on this blog. I’ve praised him on podcasts. I’ve raved to friends. I’ve even gone up to complete strangers on the subway and just started yelling “VIC BLACK!” arbitrarily. (And some of those people actually have be a dollar just to get me to go away. Try it … it works.)...
Via Metstradamus
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

March 25 update by Joe D. Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter this morning. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together on the team right now...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Will Start Season In Triple-A

March 25 Reliever Vic Black will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced this morning. Black, 25, has had a rough spring training and in 10 Grapefruit League games he has posted a 5.79 ERA, allowing 13 hits while walking 10 batters, in 9.1 innings pitched. No word yet on who replaces Black in the bullpen, but kudos to the Mets for making a tough decision like...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Recap: Nationals 7, Mets 3

The Mets traveled to Viera to play the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium with Zack Wheeler facing off against Stephen Strasburg. The Mets quickly scored three runs off Strasburg in the third, but it was all downhill from there as the Mets were defeated by the Nationals 7-3. The loss dropped their Grapefruit League record to 14-12. Wheeler pitched out a jam in the first...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black No Longer A Lock For Bullpen Spot

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wonders, “Is Vic Black giving away what has been viewed as a secure bullpen spot?” It’s certainly a question worth asking. Black, who was considered a pillar in the pen after pitching impressively upon joining the Mets, has failed to carry that success into spring training. Thus far in 8 innings this spring, the 6’4 Texan has pitched to a 6.75...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

#MetsTwitterBrackets Second Round Part 2

Yesterday the “Journalists” and “Mets on Twitter” regions squared off for a spot in the Sweet 16.  #9 seed David Lennon advanced and will take on #4 seed, and fellow Newsday writer, Marc Carig.  #3 seed Jared Diamond fought off the #6 seed Howard Megdal, to advance and face the #7 seed, Anthony DiComo. In the “Mets on Twitter” region, #1 seed Matt Harvey squeaked by...
Via The Daily Stache
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Recap: Mets 5, Cardinals 3

The Mets were home today at Tradition Field to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the mound to face Red Birds pitcher Shelby Miller. Behind a strong pitching performance from Dice-K and timely hitting, the Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-3 and improved their Grapefruit League record to 14-11. The Mets once again went with the pitcher batting eighth and this time...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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