8:55 PM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
Amazin Avenue Apr 20, 2018
Mets Morning News for April 20, 2018

Mets Morning News for April 20, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Matt Harvey got rocked for a third consecutive start, surrendering six earned runs in as many innings as the Mets fell 12-4 on the road against the Braves. Jerry Blevins and Gerson Bautista were somehow worse, giving up five hits, four walks, and six earned runs in two combined innings of work. Todd Frazier and Adrian Gonzalez hit their third and second home runs, respectively. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Daily News, BP Mets, Post, Newsday Comments from manager Mickey...
Amazin Avenue Apr 13, 2018
Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand

Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand

Plawecki was hit by a pitch on Wednesday night. Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand, per a report from Mike Puma of The New York Post, which he suffered when he was hit by a 100 mile-per-hour fastball in Miami on Wednesday night. After being hit, he stayed in the game and scored a run on Adrian Gonzalez’s single. Manager Mickey Callaway decided to pull him shortly after and put backup catcher Tomas Nido into game. The Mets said after the game that X-rays on Plawecki’s hand came back negative. How long the Mets will be without Plawecki is uncertain. SNY’s Steve Gelbs says the break...
Rising Apple Apr 13, 2018

New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez silencing doubters like me

New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been better than expected. Doubters like me owe him an apology. It takes a big man to clobber a grand slam and lead the New York Mets to victory in their first week with the team. It takes an even bigger one to apologize to the first […] New York Mets first baseman Adrian Gonzalez silencing doubters like me - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Apr 12, 2018
Adrian Gonzalez looking sharp at the dish

Adrian Gonzalez looking sharp at the dish

Gonzalez brought home two runs on a double in the eighth inning in yesterday’s ball game, part of his very good start to the season. Last night, the Mets continued to shine and picked up another win as they defeated the Miami Marlins. While Adrian Gonzalez wasn’t in the starting lineup, he came off the bench and hit a two-run double to give the Mets a lead of 2-1 in the eighth inning. It’s surprising that he’s doing well at the plate. Coming off an abysmal showing in Port St. Lucie this spring, in which he wasn’t seeing the ball well in Grapefruit League action, it seems that all...
Amazin Avenue Apr 12, 2018
Mets Morning News for April 12, 2018

Mets Morning News for April 12, 2018

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Zack Wheeler made his return to the rotation and was brilliant through seven innings. He had one hiccup but put forth the best pitching performance by a starter this season. The offense was no-hit for six innings, but they exploded for four runs in the eighth with a big pinch-hit, two-run single by Adrian Gonzalez to make it a perfect 6-0 road trip. Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, Daily News, Faith and Fear in Flushing, MLB.com, Newsday, Post, Times Zack Wheeler shined...
Amazin Avenue Apr 10, 2018
The Mets are making a mistake with Brandon Nimmo

The Mets are making a mistake with Brandon Nimmo

Sending down the reserve outfielder after a solid start seems unjustified. This afternoon, the Mets announced that they were recalling Corey Oswalt and optioning Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A Las Vegas. The move came as a surprise, given that Nimmo has hit .333/.600/.444 (216 wRC+) in the early going as a part-time player. Nimmo is definitely buried on the depth chart, stuck behind two stars in Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto, another solid player in Jay Bruce, and a veteran in Adrian Gonzalez that has performed well to date and should get a longer look to bounce back from a couple of...
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2018
Final Score: Mets 4, Marlins 2 — No hangover

Final Score: Mets 4, Marlins 2 — No hangover

The Mets avoided the sort of let-down game we’ve grown so accustomed to in Miami. Noah Syndergaard started strong and overcame some trouble with his finger late to lead the Mets to their sixth straight win, downing the Marlins 4-2. Syndergaard went six innings, allowing two runs (one earned), striking out five, walking two, and hitting a batter while allowing five hits. He cruised through the first four before struggling with his command late, but he battled through and registered a quality start for his second win of 2018. The offense got going early, with Adrian Gonzalez driving in a...
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2018
The Mets’ big win on Sunday was driven by missed opportunities from Washington

The Mets’ big win on Sunday was driven by missed opportunities from Washington

It’s more fun when the Mets are taking advantage of these situations than when they’re the ones giving games away. The Mets might have just improved their record to 7-1 with a second straight thrilling, one-run victory over the Nationals, and more wins might be in store for the club as it sets its sights on Miami, a city that might have more New York supporters than hometown fans these days. However, Sunday night’s extra-inning win in Washington wasn’t exactly proof that the Mets are ready to run with the big dogs. Matt Harvey made it through five innings, Adrian Gonzalez came up...
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2018
Mets Morning News for April 9. 2018

Mets Morning News for April 9. 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In a game where both teams had ample opportunities to win, the Mets squeaked out the victory and swept the Nationals in Washington. Adrian Gonzalez blasted a grand slam and Asdrubal Cabrera added a solo shot off Tanner Roark, but Matt Harvey was just as shaky. Bryce Harper took him deep early, but even with some troubles Harvey left with the lead. Robert Gsellman allowed the tying run to score, but the rest of the bullpen bent but never broke for the rest of the game. Seth Lugo did the heavy lifting to...
New York Post Apr 9, 2018
Adrian Gonzalez got the pitch — and the result — he wanted

Adrian Gonzalez got the pitch — and the result — he wanted

WASHINGTON — Adrian Gonzalez watched the three batters before him work full counts against Tanner Roark before all drawing walks to load the bases with two outs in the third inning Sunday night. By the time the veteran first baseman got to the plate, he knew what he wanted. He saw a fastball over the...
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2018
Final score: Mets 6, Nationals 5—SWEEP!

Final score: Mets 6, Nationals 5—SWEEP!

The Mets beat the Nationals to complete a sweep in Washington, D.C. The Mets held on and beat the Nationals 6-5 in extra innings to complete a three-game sweep of their National League East rivals. In the very early going, the Mets fell behind 2-0 when Bryce Harper took Matt Harvey deep in the first. But that lead was erased and reversed when Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam against Tanner Roark in the top of the third. The Mets led for a while after that, with Pedro Severino plating a run in the fourth to bring the Nats within one and Asdrubal Cabrera hitting a solo shot to answer that run...
Rising Apple Apr 7, 2018

Mets made a huge mistake signing a broken down Adrian Gonzalez

The New York Mets needed to do something about their first base situation. Unfortunately, they chose a broken down Adrian Gonzalez instead of someone who can actually play a full season. What can Adrian Gonzalez give the New York Mets this year? If they’re lucky, Gonzalez saves them from being a joke at first base. […] Mets made a huge mistake signing a broken down Adrian Gonzalez - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Mar 30, 2018
Mets Morning News for March 30, 2018

Mets Morning News for March 30, 2018

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets maintained their odd distinction as the most dominant Opening Day team in the history of the majors, pounding the Cardinals 9-4 on Thursday. Three players — Brandon Nimmo, Adrian Gonzalez, and Kevin Plawecki — reached base four times; before Thursday, only three Mets all-time had reached base four times on an Opening Day: Todd Hundley (1995), Gary Carter (1985), and Jerry Grote (1969). On the hill, Noah Syndergaard surrendered four runs through six innings, but struck out 10 and walked...
New York Post Mar 29, 2018
Mets unveil their own ‘thumbs down’ sign, with results to match

Mets unveil their own ‘thumbs down’ sign, with results to match

Salt and pepper. Spread the offense around. The Mets have a new manager in Mickey Callaway, key new veterans in Adrian Gonzalez and Todd Frazier, and a new hitting identity. All this worked to perfection in the Mets’ 9-4 Opening Day shellacking of the Cardinals on Thursday before a packed house of 44,189 at Citi...
NorthJersey.com Mar 29, 2018
Adrian Gonzalez impresses in Mets debut after rough camp

Adrian Gonzalez impresses in Mets debut after rough camp

Adrian Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run in his Mets debut. Gonzalez reached base four times in a 2-for-3 day.        

Adrian Gonzalez Photos

Mets Player News

  • 7

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey's return from Thoracic Outlet Surgery was never going to be easy

  • 3

    Jason Vargas

    Vargas to return from DL, start on Saturday against Padres

  • 1

    Noah Syndergaard

    Mets Morning News for April 24, 2018

  • 1

    Jacob deGrom

    The New York Mets’ bullpen and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

  • 1

    Zack Wheeler

    Vargas makes first rehab start

  • 1

    Kevin Plawecki

    Mets Morning News for April 24, 2018

  • 1

    Seth Lugo

    Mets Morning News for April 24, 2018

  • 1

    Jeurys Familia

    Mets Prediction: Matt Harvey succeeds in relief, AJ Ramos becomes trade bait

  • 1

    Amed Rosario

    Amed Rosario has a long way to go, but has made strides in sophomore season

  • 1

    Juan Lagares

    Juan Lagares’s launch angle is down, so what’s up?