Kirk Nieuwenhuis

These Mets May Be For Real…

April 29, 2012 // 2 Comments

After yesterday’s 11-inning, 6-5 win over the Rockies at Coors Field, the Mets are sitting just one game behind the Nationals and Braves for first place in the NL East. To be honest, this team has surprised me. Coming into this year, I knew the Mets were a team on the rise. Armed with youth [...]

Should Kirk Bat Leadoff Permanently?

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit in the leadoff spot for the first time in his career yesterday. He ended the day with three hits and a walk in five plate appearances. He also managed to steal a base. Does this mean “Captain Kirk” should hit leadoff for [...]

Nieuwenhuis Hits First Home Run of Career

April 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

In the fourth inning of tonight’s game, rookie outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first major league home run, a two-run bomb to right field that tied the game at three. Nieuwenhuis is the first Met since Mike Jacobs to hit a home run in one of his first three major league [...]

Capt. Kirk Called Up

April 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have called up Kirk Nieuwenhuis to replace Andres Torres, who was placed on the DL yesterday. Nieuwenhuis went 0-2 in his Triple-A debut yesterday. [...]

2012 Season Preview: Center Field

February 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Center field may be up for grabs.. Recently acquired outfielder Andres Toress will likely start off the season playing the position every day, but after that, it will likely go to a younger player. When the Mets traded for Andres Torres in December, they knew they were bringing in a weak bat. [...]

Top 12 prospects for 2012: #7-8

February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the third installment of the UpAlongFirst.com official prospect list. Here are numbers seven and eight. 7. Reese Havens-  INF HEIGHT: 6’1” WEIGHT: 195 THROWS: R         BATS: L BORN: 10/20/1986 COLLEGE: University of South Carolina ACQUIRED: 22nd pick (1st round) of 2008 [...]
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