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: Mets 2, Nationals 0 Player of the Game: Jonathon Niese -7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 109 p. (72 strikes) Goat of the Game: Andres Torres- 0-for-3, 3 K Finally, something to cheer about! Last night’s loss to the Nationals was about as bad as it could get. Johan Santana looked like he was hurt and the… Read more →
Final Score: Mets 6, Braves 5 Player of the Game: Jonathon Niese- 8 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 106 pitches (71 strikes) Goat of the Game: (co-honors) Josh Edgin- 0.2 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB and Frank Francisco- 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB
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: 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
Lefty reliever Tim Byrdak has been placed on the 15-day DL with a sore left shoulder. In his place, the Mets have activated Frank Francisco from the DL. He has been out since June with an oblique injury. Byrdak, 38, has pitched in 56 games this season, the most in the major leagues. In 30.2 innings, Byrdak has 34 strikeouts… Read more →
(NOTE: I’m trying out a new format for the morning links. Let me know what you think.) Here are this morning’s Morning Mets Links: Frank Francisco will probably not return until August with a left oblique injury. Francisco recently suffered a setback and will not begin his rehab assignment until next Friday. That leaves an already consistently awful bullpen shorthanded… Read more →
News: Gee has surgery, discharge after weekend- ESPN New York Lenny Dykstra pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud, money laundering- NJ.com Mets sign lefty Nitkowski- ESPN New York Mets could use Dickey on 3 days rest beginning in Aug.- MetsBlog.com Mets closer Frank Francisco shut down due to oblique trouble- NJ.com Opinion: Mets Key Learnings: First Half- Mets Today Can’t See… Read more →