Some of us take a bit longer than others to find our true calling in life. Perhaps Kyle Farnsworth fits that bill.
Farnsworth, who spent 16 years in the Major Leagues pitching for 11 teams — 10 if you count his two separate stints with the Braves as one team, but much like Grover Cleveland’s presidencies we are counting them as different entities — has done so in his retirement...
Similar to the nature of life, the game of baseball takes on a cyclical demeanor. Hot streaks give way to slumps. Demotions take the place of a call up Arrays of vast emotions create bewilderment and soul-searching. Success of the recent past feels fleeting, while doubt and questioning overcome subconscious thought.
The New York Mets entered Tuesday seeking to re-establish their...
It must be absolutely grueling for Mets starting pitchers to know that they have to be damn near perfect to get a win these days. Not that there’s any anger between pitchers and hitters. But to know that there’s probably going to be no margin for error every game has to be an added layer of “grind” when it comes to the pitchers. But give everyone on that starting staff credit...
NEW YORK (AP) Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.
Colon (5-1) took a shutout into the eighth inning before Manny Machado hit a solo home run with one out. The Mets won after getting blanked 1-0 in their previous...
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The Mets (17-10) defeated the Orioles (12-12) by a score of 3-2 Tuesday evening at Citi Field.
Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, improving his record to 5-1 on the season, leaving his ERA at an impressive 2.90. Colon was cruising until he gave up a solo home run in the 8th inning to Manny Machado. He went 7.2 innings, allowing 6 hits and one run, stuck out 9 and walked...
Bartolo Colon put the “sink” in Cinco de Mayo. And the Orioles were sunk.
Colon pitched masterfully, leaving the game with two outs in the eighth, having struck out nine men and walked none. The offense came alive — for them, anyway — with a three-run uprising in the fourth to give the Mets just the type of win they need right now: neat, tidy and with only the barest hint...
The slumping – but not yet reeling – Mets showed wake-up signs tonight in a 3-2 victory over the Orioles. The Mets had lost seven of their last ten games going in.
Tonight was about Bartolo Colon (W, 5-1), who was magnificent, giving up on run on six hits and no walks with nine strikeouts in 7.2 innings.
With his pitch count low, manager Terry Collins pushed the envelope by letting...
Delmon Young singled to lead off the seventh, which begs the question: How long will the Mets go with Bartolo Colon?
With nobody warming up in the Mets’ bullpen, Colon struck out Caleb Joseph and Travis Snider (his ninth), and got Everth Cabrera on a grounder to second.
The Mets will push the envelope with Colon as they are sending him out for the eighth, but it should be a short...
The New York Mets wore NYPD hats and held a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty.
Officer Brian Moore died Monday, two days after he tried to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun.
''It's part of what we think is important and certainly, honoring Officer Moore is important...
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New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy, right, hits a three-RBI double in front of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York, Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Giants’ general manager Brian Sabean was in attendance at last weekend’s Nationals/Mets series at Citi Field, presumably...
A great job by Bartolo Colon in the top of the fourth when after back-to-back singles by Adam Jones and Chris Davis, he got the next three hitters. Colon keeps showing why the Mets were fortunate not to trade him.
Then, in the bottom of the inning against Bud Norris, the Mets scored for the first time after 21 innings when Lucas Duda doubled and Daniel Murphy singled. Wilmer Flores...
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have worn NYPD hats during batting practice before a game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty.
The Mets and Orioles lined up for a moment of silence Tuesday night at Citi Field to honor Officer Brian Moore. Police officers stood next to the teams and Moore's picture was shown on the scoreboard...
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Great play by Curtis Granderson to lead off the game with a bunt single against the shift. Lucas Duda, please take note. But, he was thrown out on a missed hit-and-run, and it wasn’t even close.
Wilmer Flores is in tonight’s lineup. I was thinking the Mets might be up to something, because, after all, they have made announcements before and backed off them.
Mets 0, Orioles 0 (2nd)
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NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have promoted catcher Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent infielder Eric Campbell to their top minor league team.
The Mets selected Monell's contract before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.
The 29-year-old Monell was hitting .397 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 17 games at Las Vegas. He wasn't in the starting lineup against the...
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The Mets 2014 first round draft pick Michael Conforto is lighting it up at High-A Port St. Lucie, hitting .324/.414/.608 with six home runs, 12 walks, and just 11 strikeouts. But there is one thing that could hinder his development. Opposing pitchers are starting to intentionally walk the slugger. He may have to wait until the Mets promote him to Double-A Binghamton to see some...
One more time: Troy Tulowitzki won’t be coming to the Mets? Not now, and probably not ever. The recent two-game benching of Wilmer Flores brought the predictable “the Mets need to get Tulowitzki” columns and calls on the call-in shows.
They could have gotten Tulowitzki a long time ago if they caved to the Rockies’ demands for either Steven Matz or Noah Syndergaard, and another...
After an off day on Monday, the Mets begin a short two game set against the Baltimore Orioles tonight at Citi Field.
Bartolo Colon (4-1, 3.31) starts for the Mets and will be opposed by Bud Norris (1-2, 12.18) for the Orioles in a 7:10 PM contest.
Mets Starting Lineup
RF Curtis Granderson (L)
CF Juan Lagares (R)
1B Lucas Duda (L)
LF Michael Cuddyer (R)
3B Daniel Murphy (L)
The Mets have optioned Eric Campbell back to Triple-A Las Vegas and activated catcher Johnny Monell to their 25 man roster.
Monell gives the Mets a third catcher as well as a left-handed bat off the bench.
Campbell, 28, batted .200/.320/.323 in 50 at-bats with the Mets.
Triple-A catcher Johnny Monell is on his way to New York and is expected to be activated in time for Tuesday’s...
Here’s the Mets’ lineup tonight against the Orioles at Citi Field:
Curtis Granderson – RF
Juan Lagares – CF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Michael Cuddyer – LF
Daniel Murphy – 3B
Wilmer Flores – SS
Kevin Plawecki – C
Dilson Herrera – 2B
Bartolo Colon – RHP
NOTES: The Mets promoted catcher Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned infielder Eric Campbell.
The New York Mets have typically based their winning teams off of the sole component of starting pitching. From the glory days of 1969 and 1973, to the dominant years of the mid 1980’s, heck, even the 1999-2000 and 2006 Mets had top-five team ERA’s. This tradition has carried over into 2015 with a 16-10 record through 26 games resulting in a 3.5 game lead on the Nationals- even...
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The Mets enjoyed a much needed day off on Monday while the rest of the division faced off against each other. That meant that half of the division would gain a half-game on the Mets while the other half would lose that much. Despite the 2-5 week, the Mets still find themselves in first place and are the only team with...
Here’s the latest on Wilmer Flores who tells Joe Trezza of MLB.com how he felt about about not playing in back to back games in an attempt to have him clear his head.
“It’s tough, but you got to get through it. This is how you’re going to learn, from these mistakes,” said Flores. “We’re all professionals, but we’re humans, too. You just have to shake it off.”...
It’s not about the “blips,’’ for the New York Mets, it’s about how they rebound from them that will tell the story of this season. Beginning tonight, we shall see what the Mets are really made of as they have lost three straight series after their 11-game winning streak.
ALDERSON: A lot of thinking to do. (AP)
Most frustrating is with the exception of the first games...
The New York Mets have yet to figure out how to fix their offense. The answer was not 2 games off for Wilmer Flores or the promotion of Dilson Herrera as the Mets were shut out 1-0 in consecutive games against the Nationals. So the Mets will now try to add another offensive weapon. Johnny Monell has been recalled from Triple-A.
Monell, a catcher, saw some significant playing time...