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Have Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler Set a Bad Example for Noah Syndergaard?

New York Mets RHP Noah Syndegaard has earned high praise from his organization and scouts alike. The 22-year-old was ranked the 11th-best prospect in the game prior to 2014 by MLB.com, and fans considered him a lock to be a midseason call-up akin to RHP Matt Harvey and LHP Zack Wheeler in year’s past. Unlike Harvey and Wheeler, Syndergaard’s early struggles in Las Vegas appeared...
Via Around Citi
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DeGrom Shines Again In Sweep Of Braves

There isn’t any doubt in my mind Jacob deGrom should be the National League’s Rookie of the Year. What he did in today’s 10-2 rout of the Braves to complete a rare sweep in Atlanta – one earned run with ten strikeouts in six innings – should seal it. What today also might have sealed – although Terry Collins isn’t saying – is deGrom’s ledger for the season. The...
Via New York Mets Report
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Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Nationals 9-17-2014 and Mets 9-19-2014

Hi Lovvies, We were eliminated from postseason contention today, so it seems like an appropriate time to post my last gameday post. I hope you enjoy these photos from last week. Braves vs Nationals - September 17, 2014 Batting practice from right field is a very different point of view. The best closer in baseball I'll never tire of this pose. for Jey Love how you can see CoryGearrin...
Via Love My Bravos
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bright spots in a twilight season for the Mets

With a week remaining in the 2014 season, it is time to look back on another year of rebuilding for the Mets. Although the team was not in contention throughout the season, the team had a couple of bright spots along the way that we must remember as we approach the season’s finish 1. Sandy Alderson Deserves Recognition for the First Base Outcome The starting line up in the beginning...
Via Mets360.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 10, Braves 2

On the strength of another strong performance by Jacob deGrom and a huge offensive outburst including a home run by Ruben Tejada, the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 10-2 to complete the three game sweep. After striking out a historic eight consecutive batters to begin his last start, deGrom began today’s game by striking out five of the first six batters he faced and...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Infielder Wilfredo Tovar To Join Mets In D.C.

With second baseman Dilson Herrera suffering a right quadriceps strain and likely shutdown for the season with , the Mets announced they will add infielder Wilfredo Tovar to the big league team for the final six games of the season. Herrera hit his third home run of the season last night before injuring himself legging out an infield single and leaving the game with the right...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mets Injury Update: Dilson Herrera exits with quad strain

The New York Mets improved to 75-80 on the season following a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Dilson Herrera went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored. But he left the game for a pinch-runner in the sixth inning with a right quad strain. While there is no official word as to how much time Herrera will miss, he could be done for the season. #455758014 ...
Via MLB Injury News
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 1:35 PM

The Mets will look to complete a sweep of their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Turner Field, something they haven’t done since since 2007. Jacob deGrom (8-2, 1.92) will get the starting assignment for the Mets while the Braves counter with RHP Ervin Santana (14-9, 3.74) in a 1:35 PM matchup. In his last start, deGrom tied the modern-era major league record...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese continues his second-half comeback

This weekend my brother, who I haven’t seen in nearly two years, was in town visiting. We were watching the Mets game Saturday night and he made some comments about Jon Niese that caught my ear. Essentially, he said that he keeps waiting for Niese to take the next step but that with all of the pitching the Mets have in the pipeline, he’s okay if he doesn’t get any better...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thinning Out The Troops

With each game down the stretch meaning absolutely nothing, one of the things that the Mets can truly evaluate was the play of Dilson Herrera at second base. Dilson had two hits including a two run HR tonight as the Mets defeated the Braves yet again by a score of 4-2. But you notice that unfortunately, I said “was the play of Dilson Herrera” as he also pulled up lame with a...
Via Metstradamus
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That would be all for the Mets lefty. Niese was charged with two runs on seven...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Niese Wins, But Can’t Slam The Door

At 27, left-handed and with a reasonable contract, there’s a lot to like about Jon Niese, both from the Mets and the opponents that tried to pry him away from them. However, a combination of poor run support, a porous bullpen, injuries, and above all else, the inability to put away an inning once he gets in trouble explains his 51-51 record and only one winning season – 13-9...
Via New York Mets Report
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:10 PM

The Mets continue their final series of the season with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Saturday at 7:10 PM. Jon Niese (8-11, 3.55 ERA) will start for the Mets and will oppose LHP Mike Minor (6-11, 4.74) for the Braves. At 74-80, Mets need to go 7-1 the rest of the way to reach .500. Otherwise, they will produce their sixth straight losing season, which would match the...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

On Friday night, Zack Wheeler struck out seven Atlanta Braves in six innings en route to his 11th victory of the season.  In doing so, he upped his career strikeout total to 264, passing Matt Harvey by three.  It is worth noting that Wheeler has not yet made 50 starts in the big leagues, as Friday’s seven-strikeout effort came in his 48th start at the major league level. While...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Wally Backman Weighs In On Mets Prospects

Wally Backman is now with the Mets and he had so much to say on Friday about a number of our top prospects which he broke down for Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Noah Syndergaard “I’ll say what you’ve probably heard a million times: He’s still very, very young. He just turned 22 the last week of the season. Stuff-wise he’s probably second to nobody, but he has a lot to learn...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Zack Wheeler hurls six scoreless innings as Mets, who will miss playoffs, shut out Braves

There will be no playoffs. There has not been a chance at 90 wins for weeks. The idea of a winning season is still a slim hope. The Mets, however, are adamant they still have plenty to play for in the eight remaining games of the 2014 season. Zack Wheeler went out and proved it Friday night, pitching six scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Braves, 5-0, at Turner Field. Despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Mets miss playoffs for eighth straight year

Eight is enough! The Mets can make that next year’s cheesy T-shirt slogan, after their playoff drought was officially extended to eight seasons Friday. Zack Wheeler’s six shutout innings led a 5-0 victory over the Braves at Turner Field, but the Pirates delivered the Mets a wild-card knockout punch by rallying to beat the Brewers, 4-2, in Pittsburgh. Not that the Mets were...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Braves fan catches HR ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan used his bucket of popcorn to catch a home run ball during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Mets.It happened in the top of the sixth as Mets batter Lucas Duda hit the two-run shot to right field. The fan didn't have a glove, so he used his bucket of popcorn to make the grab. The fan was able to protect his wife and kids and retain...
Via Holdout Sports
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Mets Mathematically Eliminated, But Can Sill Shoot For .500

It’s over. The Mets have been mathematically eliminated from post-season contention as they play out the last eight games of the 2014 season. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to,” Terry Collins said after Friday’s 5-0 win over the Braves. “We certainly came out of spring training with high hopes of putting together a nice run. We just never seemed to get it going...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Flores Is Showing He Belongs In Mets Future

The Mets front office has been unsure of what to make of SS/2B Wilmer Flores. While New York does have a glaring hole at short, scouts were unsure whether or not Flores had the ability to play the position at the major league level. And even though the young Venezuelan projects to be a solid major league bat, he had shown little to back that up during the early going in limited and...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fan catches Lucas Duda’s home run in popcorn bucket

As long as popcorn buckets are being sold at ballparks, there’s no need to even bring a mitt to games anymore, apparently. When New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda crushed a 2-run home run into the right-field bleachers at Turner Field, one particular Braves fan put his popcorn bucket to good use. After munching on some popcorn, he quickly made the decision to use the bucket as a glove...
Via The Sports Daily
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New York Mets’ playoff drought up to 8 seasons

Friday, September 19, 2014. The last day of relevance of the New York Mets’ season. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers to officially eliminate the Mets from Wild Card contention. With the Nationals clinching the National League East earlier in the week, the Mets are playing the rest of the way for pride and the slim chance to achieve a .500 record. It would take...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Leaves Us Wanting More

There is something about Zack Wheeler that leaves you – and the New York Mets – wanting more. Tonight he threw his 21st quality start of the season; defined as at least six innings with three or fewer runs. WHEELER: Needs to cut pitches. (Getty) Wheeler struck out seven in six scoreless inning, and Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Buddy Carlyle combined to retire the final 13...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Will Plawecki and d’Arnaud Play Out In 2015?

While discussing the Sterling Award winners on Monday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson was asked how the organization would handle the potential logjam at catcher in 2015 with the emergence of Kevin Plawecki, who the front office has loved since taking him with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and incumbent catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who has been coming on strong...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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