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Sep 8
Harang, Baxter, Centeno Called Up, Tejada Will Wait Until TuesdayThe Mets will call up three, but Tejada will have to wait another day.
After today’s 2-1 win over…View Post

Harang, Baxter, Centeno Called Up, Tejada Will Wait Until Tuesday

The Mets will call up three, but Tejada will have to wait another day.

After today’s 2-1 win over…

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Aug 5

Morning Recap: Hefner Pitches Well, Mets Beat Padres 6-2

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Final Score: Mets 6, Padres 2

Player Of The Game: Daniel Murphy- 4-for-4, 2 R

Goat Of The Game: Andres Torres- 0-for-4, 3 K


  • The Mets knocked out Padres starter Edinson Volquez very early. Volquez had awful command, walking four batters in just 1.2 innings.
  • Walks were a theme on the night for the Mets. They walked a total of ten times. Mike Baxter along walked 5 times.
  • Jeremy Hefner pitched very well, allowing just one run over six innings. He may not have been the most high-profile pickup this winter, but he has done a great job filling in while Johan Santana has been on the DL.
  • Frank Francisco entered the game with one out in the ninth and recorded his 19th save of the season.
  • The Mets play the Padres in the series finals today at 4:05. Matt Harvey (1-1, 1.59 ERA) will go up against Jason Marquis (4-6, 4.08 ERA).

Morning Mets Links: July 21, 2012

Here are this morning’s Mets links:

  • The Mets were defeated last night by a score of 7-6. Johan Santana struggled early, but the Mets mounted a comeback. The comeback wouldn’t be enough however, as the Mets fell one run short. (Box Score)
  • The Mets dealt Omar Quintanilla to the Orioles for cash considerations yesterday. The 30 year-old infielder played 29 games for the Mets this season before being designated for assignment on July 17. (Yahoo Sports)
  • Terry Collins explained to reporters yesterday why he doesn’t expect Dillon Gee back this season. He basically said that after six weeks, it will be like the beginning of spring training again. It does make sense. Usually pitchers take six to eight weeks off in the off-season before they resume their throwing program. It would be very, very difficult for Gee to come back this season and doing so could risk injury. (ESPN New York)
  • It seems possible that Johan Santana may not be 100% after being thrown right into the rotation a year after surgery. However, there will be no innings limit for Santana this season. (Mets Blog)
  • Mike Baxter's rehab is moving to Binghamton. (ESPN New York)
  • While everyone is talking about external solutions to the Mets’ bullpen woes, there may be a young arm in the farm system that we just aren’t talking about. Jeurys Familia, who scouts have long said is a future relief pitcher, could be moved to the bullpen and get the call to pitch in the big leagues. (Metszilla)

Morning Mets Links: July 20, 2012

Here are this morning’s Mets links:

  • Yesterday afternoon, the Mets salvaged the third game in Washington, in part thanks to a fantastic two home run game from David Wright en route to a 9-5 victory. R.A. Dickey also recorded his 13th win of the season. (ESPN New York)
  • Mike Baxter is slowly progressing in his rehab. He has reportedly still not thrown yet, and only has a maximum of 16 days left on his rehab assignment. (@AdamRubinESPN)
  • Just when we thought the whole Matt Harvey vs. Miguel Batista thing was over, A source tells Mike Puma of the New York Post that if Batista is awful on Saturday, the Mets may turn to Harvey in the near future. (New York Post)
  • The Mets are going to go after the top tier relievers and only guys “who can actually have an impact.” (Star-Ledger)
  • Despite the Mets’ interest in the top tier of available relief pitchers, Sandy Alderson is set on not overpaying. He will not get desparate (like the Giants did in last year’s Carlos Beltran trade) and trade away top prospects for bullpen help. (ESPN New York)
  • Joe Janish at Mets Today loooks at what is separating Bobby Parnell from being a decent closer. (Mets Today)
  • There may be another bullpen option in Triple-A that we have been iignoring for quite some time. Fernando Cabrera is having a stellar season for Buffalo. Ed Ryan at Mets Fever makes the case for Cabrera. (Mets Fever)
  • The Mets take on the Dodgers tonight at Citi Field, when Aaron Harang faces off against Johan Santana. First pitch is 7:10. (MLB.com- Preview)

Morning Mets Links: 7.17.12

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The Kid From Queens Comes Home

Aug 9

Mike Baxter: Homegrown awesomeness