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Apr 16, 2014
Anthony Recker went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Recker likely to see increased playing time

PHOENIX -- After Anthony Recker homered and doubled in the Mets’ 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Terry Collins suggested he likely would begin giving the backup catcher more playing time. Anthony Recker #20 CNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM6 HR2 RBI4 R4 OBP.375 AVG.286 Recker lifted his average to .286 (4-for-14) with two walks. He has homered in two of his three starts behind the plate. Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Recker hits second homer in win over D'backs - Anthony Recker (C) New York Mets

Anthony Recker went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
MetsBlog Apr 13, 2014

Video highlights from last night’s win: Duda and Recker homer

Lucas Duda’s solo home run, his third of the season, in the second inning evens the score at one against the Angels. >> Watch at SNY.tv Omar Quintanilla delivers a two-run single in the top of the ninth to extend the Mets’ lead to 6-3 over the Angels. >> Watch at SNY.tv Anthony Recker drives […]

Lightly used Recker twice delivers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anthony Recker twice produced heroics in the Mets' 7-6, 13-inning win against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. First, Recker delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh. Then, after Jose Valverde had blown a save, Recker delivered again in the 13th, with a game-deciding solo homer against Matt Shoemaker. Recker entered the game with only five plate appearances on the season, as Terry Collins primarily uses Travis d'Arnaud behind the plate.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 13, 2014

Mets top Angels 7-6 in 13 innings, saved by Anthony Recker's home run but leaving bullpen taxed again

Jon Niese allows three runs in 7 1/3 innings, striking out five and leaving the game with a lead

Recker powers Mets past Angels

This story will not be in The Record today, but here’s a story with quotes after the Mets defeated the Angels, 7-6, in 13 innings on Saturday night. *** By Matt Ehalt Staff Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. – Anthony Recker first …
Newsday Apr 13, 2014

Anthony Recker's homer in 13th gives Mets 7-6 victory

Throughout his fresh start with the Mets, Jose Valverde has insisted that the past is the past. Two years later, he can't do anything about the epic postseason meltdown that sent his career careening off course. So he must focus only on the moment.
New York Post Apr 13, 2014

Recker’s HR in 13th leads Mets past Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the shadow of Disneyland, the Mets got a little Sleepy and Dopey before departing Happy. Anthony Recker’s home run leading off the 13th inning injected life...

Rapid Reaction: Mets 7, Angels 6 (13)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anthony Recker had been poised to be a hero until a ninth-inning meltdown from Jose Valverde. Recker, in only his second start of the season, ultimately highlighted the win anyway. Anthony Recker #20 CNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM4 HR1 RBI3 R2 OBP.300 AVG.222 The backup catcher took Matt Shoemaker deep in the top of the 13th and John Lannan contributed his second scoreless inning in the bottom half of that frame as the Mets survived for a 7-6 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
MetsBlog Apr 11, 2014

Mejia, Recker could be Super Two eligible

Jenrry Mejia and Anthony Recker could be Super Two eligible at the end of the season (MLBTR, April 11). Mejia’s service time is 1.14, Recker’s is 1.128, and with another full season they would both reach the 2.128 service time needed for Super Two eligibility. This status would make them eligible for salary arbitration, which usually […]

TC: d'Arnaud-Recker usage unscripted

NEW YORK -- Terry Collins indicated he does not have an already scripted strategy for how much Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker will start behind the plate early in the season. Recker makes his first 2014 start in Saturday's matinee after four straight starts by d'Arnaud. "I don't have any schedule written down as 60-40, 70-30," Collins said. "You guys are way more scientific than I am." D'Arnaud is hitless in 12 at-bats to open the season. Asked if there was concern about d'Arnaud's pysche, especially considering his offensive struggles last season as well, Collins said: "It certainly...

Cincy's Hamilton 'Met' his match in Recker

NEW YORK -- Late in the 2012 season, when Billy Hamilton was well on his way to setting a minor-league single-season record with 155 steals, Anthony Recker twice thought he had caught Hamilton on the basepaths in the Double-A Southern League. Hamilton Recker “Honestly, I’d like to say I threw him out twice in two tries, but both times they called him safe,” Recker recalled Friday night. “My shortstop told me he was out both times.

Mets 7, Braves 6: Recker walks off

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Zack Wheeler went to his offspeed pitches and found his groove after a shaky start, and the Mets ultimately beat the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, Thursday at Tradition Field on Anthony Recker's walk-off three run homer. Wheeler was pummeled in the first inning of what became a solid 75-pitch appearance over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed a game-opening triple to Jason Heyward, then a clean single to B.J. Upton. No. 3 hitter Justin Upton followed by smoking a shot to left-center, which Juan Lagares corralled at the wall with a highlight-reel leaping catch.

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