With Frank Francisco working very slowly back from elbow soreness, presumably an effect of the surgery he underwent in December to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, the Mets closer going into Opening Day will be Bobby Parnell. The 28 year-old right-hander will be getting his first long-term shot at the closer role. He has been given some time… Read more →
Final Score: Cardinals 5, Mets 4 Player of the Game: Daniel Murphy- 2-for-4, 2-R HR, BB Goat of the Game: David Rackley Collin McHugh started for the Mets, trying to follow up a fantastic start in his MLB debut two weeks ago against Colorado. He really had a tough time. St. Louis just kept pounding the extra-base hits against him…. Read more →
The bullpen has been a major discussion virtually every day in Mets-world over the past few months. As a unit, they are clearly the worst in baseball, and the numbers back that up as well. We know that Sandy Alderson needs to acquire a reliever or two net off-season. However, the bigger question this winter will be: Who stays?
Final Score: Marlins 4, Mets 2 Player Of The Game: Daniel Murphy- 2-for-4, HR Goat OF The Game: Jonathon Niese- 6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 96 pitches (65 strikes) Notes: I don’t think Niese was terrible, he just had a rough fourth inning, allowing the Marlins to jump ahead 4-0. He struggled with the command of his curveball… Read more →
Final Score: Mets 5, Diamondbacks 1 Player Of The Game: R.A. Dickey- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 111 pitches (72 strikes) Goat Of The Game: Ike Davis- 0-for-4, 2 K
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… Read more →
The trade deadline is approaching fast. We are already a week into July and with the All-Star break beginning next week, the wheeling and dealing is about to heat up around baseball. The Mets are certainly a team with flaws, with a bad bullpen being one of a few holes that Sandy Alderson must address. We take a look.
It’s Bobby’s Job According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins has made Bobby Parnell the exclusive close in the absence of Frank Francisco. No Jon Rauch. No Ramon Ramirez. None of that. It’s Bobby Parnell’s job to lose. He really struggled in the closer role last season, blowing six of 12 save opportunities, but I honestly feel he is ready now…. Read more →