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NY Mets starting pitcher trio has combined to go 2-14 this year

Where did it all go wrong? Well, three of the New York Mets starting pitchers have combined to go 2-14 this season. Steven Matz, Rick Porcello, and Michael Wacha have all turned in ridiculously bad seasons for the 2020 New York Mets. Combined, the trio has a record of 2-14. That’s very little winning and […] NY Mets starting pitcher trio has combined to go 2-14 this year - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
New York Post Sep 17, 2020
Mets’ Michael Wacha comes up big in relief of Jacob deGrom

Mets’ Michael Wacha comes up big in relief of Jacob deGrom

Michael Wacha has pitched the Mets out of plenty of games this season. But on Wednesday night, his right arm enabled them to rally for arguably their biggest win of the season. Called upon in relief of ailing ace Jacob deGrom, the former Cardinal delivered his best outing as a Met, holding down the Phillies...
New York Post Sep 16, 2020
Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace – with some shaky defense as a chief culprit – allowed three runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with an apparent injury. Michael Wacha entered to begin the...
Amazin Avenue Sep 14, 2020
The Mets should take a look at their young arms

The Mets should take a look at their young arms

Photo by G Fiume/ Essentially, there’s nothing to lose. It’s no secret that the Mets’ rotation outside of Jacob deGrom has been awful this season. Even with the best pitcher in baseball leading the way, Mets starters have run a cumulative 5.18 ERA. Injuries and opt-outs decimated what was supposed to be the core of the rotation—Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Steven Matz—and both Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha have failed to fill those holes as free agent band aids. This glaring roster problem has really hurt the Mets’ postseason chances. After entering the...
New York Post Sep 13, 2020

Mets’ rotation plans as Steven Matz returns from injured list

Steven Matz returned to the Mets on Sunday — and to the Mets’ bullpen. He’ll be joined there by Michael Wacha, who’s being skipped at least one start thanks to Monday’s off day. Manager Luis Rojas announced prior to the series finale against the Blue Jays in Buffalo that Rick Porcello would start Tuesday against...
Rising Apple Sep 13, 2020

New York Mets: What do we do with Amed Rosario if he loses the shortstop job?

What’s next for Amed Rosario if he loses the starting shortstop job? The New York Mets have had no shortage of disappointing storylines during the hectic 2020 MLB season. Between Noah Syndergaard’s injury, Marcus Stroman’s surprising opt-out, closer struggles, and poor play by Rick Porcello, Michael Wacha, and Steven Matz, the Mets night just lead […] New York Mets: What do we do with Amed Rosario if he loses the shortstop job? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
New York Post Sep 10, 2020
Luis Rojas considering going with four-man Mets rotation

Luis Rojas considering going with four-man Mets rotation

Within this underwhelming Mets pitching rotation, less might actually be more. Continued struggles from that unit, coupled with two days off in the next five, at least seem to have team brass considering a four-man rotation for the short term. In such a scenario, disappointing Michael Wacha would likely be thrown into the bullpen for...
Amazin Avenue Sep 9, 2020
Final Score: Mets 7, Orioles 6—A Scooter Gem and Some Polar Bear Mayhem

Final Score: Mets 7, Orioles 6—A Scooter Gem and Some Polar Bear Mayhem

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Michael Conforto provided the definitive play in the field and Pete Alonso delivered the definitive blow with the bat. For the second straight game, the Mets came back from a sizable deficit. But this time, they managed to pull out a victory. Rick Porcello did not fare any better against the Orioles offense than Michael Wacha did, putting the Mets in a 2-0 hole in the first inning. The Mets cut the Orioles’ lead in half off Jorge Lopez in the second inning thanks to a Jeff McNeil RBI single, but did not put together the big inning. The Orioles piled on Porcello in...
Amazin Avenue Sep 9, 2020
A Pod of Their Own: Temper Tantrum Week

A Pod of Their Own: Temper Tantrum Week

This week, Bryce Harper, Alex Rodriguez, and Joe West all got mad for various reasons. And we talked about it. Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we begin by discussing the Mets’ dire starting pitching situation, with recent bad outings by Michael Wacha and David Peterson. We go on to talk about the Phillies series, in which Bryce Harper throwing a fit and getting ejected was a highlight. Speaking of throwing a...
Amazin Avenue Sep 9, 2020
Mets Morning News for September 9, 2020

Mets Morning News for September 9, 2020

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets were crushed by the Orioles on Tuesday night 11-2 as just about nothing went right for them. Michael Wacha got the start for the Mets and went four innings, allowing five runs before Robert Gsellman came in and gave up six more runs in three and two-thirds innings. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short. Newsday, NY Post, Daily News, and MLB.com. Jacob deGrom will move ahead a spot in the rotation this week and pitch on Friday, though he’ll still be on...
Amazin Avenue Sep 9, 2020
Wacha rocked as Orioles beat Mets in a laugher

Wacha rocked as Orioles beat Mets in a laugher

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Orioles’ lineup did a ton of damage, while the Mets did very little right. Last night at Citi Field, Michael Wacha served up another stark reminder that the Mets’ starting rotation ain’t what it used to be. To anyone with an internet connection and a basic understanding of the statistics publicly available on Baseball-Reference of FanGraphs, that the Mets wound up here should really come as no surprise. To be fair, the Mets didn’t know that they would lose Noah Syndergaard to Tommy John surgery in the spring. And nobody knew the world would...
Amazin Avenue Sep 8, 2020
Final score: Orioles 11, Mets 2—Means to the end

Final score: Orioles 11, Mets 2—Means to the end

Photo by Steven Ryan/ The Mets looked lifeless as the Orioles beat them by a wide margin. Michael Wacha was awful, Robert Gsellman wasn’t much better in relief and ultimately the game with an injury, and the Orioles defeated the Mets easily in an 11-2 blowout tonight at Citi Field. Wacha gave up five runs, four of them earned, in just four innings of work before Gsellman gave up six runs in three-and-two-thirds innings before leaving the game. Despite the fact that Orioles starter John Means entered the game with an 8.10 ERA, the Mets’ right-handed-heavy lineup did very little. Jake...
Amazin Avenue Sep 8, 2020
Open thread: Mets vs. Orioles, 9/8/20

Open thread: Mets vs. Orioles, 9/8/20

Photo by G Fiume/ Michael Wacha starts as the Mets host the Orioles in Queens tonight. Mets lineup Jeff McNeil - LF J.D. Davis - DH Michael Conforto - RF Todd Frazier - 3B Pete Alonso - 1B Jake Marisnick - CF Andres Gimenez - 2B Wilson Ramos - C Amed Rosario - SS SP: Michael Wacha Orioles lineup Hanser Alberto - 2B Jose Iglesias - SS Renato Nuñez - DH Pedro Severino - C Ryan Mountcastle - LF DJ Stewart - RF Pat Valaika - 1B Rio Ruiz - 3B Cedric Mullins - CF SP: John Means Broadcast info First pitch: 7:10 PM EDTTV: SNYRadio: WCBS 880, 92.7 WQBU (Spanish) Don’t...
NorthJersey.com Sep 8, 2020
New York Mets announce Tuesday lineup Baltimore Orioles

New York Mets announce Tuesday lineup Baltimore Orioles

John Means (0-3, 8.10) will start for Baltimore, while Michael Wacha (1-2, 7.20) will go for New York.        

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