10:07 PM EDT, Tue June 19, 2018
4 hours ago
Mets place Jay Bruce on disabled list

Mets place Jay Bruce on disabled list

Bruce has finally hit the DL. The Mets have announced that right fielder Jay Bruce has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right hip injury. Bruce had also been battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot and back issues. He had to be scratched from the lineup in yesterday’s game against the Colorado Rockies principally due to the hip issue. The Mets have called up reliever Tim Peterson from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Bruce on the roster. Bruce has struggled at the plate this year, hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three home runs and only 17 RBIs. Last year with the...
6 hours ago
Draft profile: Hayden Senger

Draft profile: Hayden Senger

With their twenty-fourth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Hayden Senger, a catcher from Ohio. Name: Hayden Senger Born: Liberty Township, Ohio Age: 21 (4/03/1997) Height/Weight: 6’1”/215 lbs. Position: C Bats/Throws: R/R School: Miami University Hayden Senger was a standout athlete at Lakota East High School. In addition to lettering four times in baseball, he lettered three times in football. After graduating, he honored his commitment to Miami University, and made the Redhawks’ baseball team as their starting catcher. In 2016, his first year there, he hit...
13 hours ago
Mets Morning News for June 19, 2018

Mets Morning News for June 19, 2018

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets teed off on the Rockies in Denver, with Brandon Nimmo leading the charge with an inside-the-park home run, as well as a conventional homer. Jacob deGrom finally got the run support he deserved and the Mets cruised to a 12-2 victory for their third straight win. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record. Kevin Kernan says the Mets need to commit to deGrom, whereas Kristie Ackert says they’d be fools not to trade him...
13 hours ago
A new offensive star, the same elite pitcher lead Mets to victory in Colorado

A new offensive star, the same elite pitcher lead Mets to victory in Colorado

Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom led the way in a dominant victory over the Rockies. In their biggest offensive explosion in months, the Mets topped the Rockies 12-2. Jacob deGrom was elite again, lowering his ERA to an absurd 1.51. If the season ended today, deGrom would have the best season by ERA since 1969, topping Doc Gooden’s 1.53 mark in 1985. For once, the Mets backed up their ace, with Brandon Nimmo’s 4-for-6, two home run performance leading the way. If he qualified, Nimmo would rank third in the majors in wRC+, trailing only Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Things...
14 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/19/18

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/19/18

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on June 18, 2018 Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (29-42) LAS VEGAS 10, OKLAHOMA CITY 4 (BOX) Las Vegas exploded for 10 runs in a dominant win over Oklahoma. Cody Martin had a dominant (by PCL standards) start, striking out eight and allowing three runs over seven innings of work. Zach Borenstein complimented that performance with a huge game, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run. Ty Kelly also had four hits, and Jeff McNeil added three hits of his own. Ian Krol avoided a melt down in the...
22 hours ago
Final Score: Mets 12, Rockies 4 - Jacob deGOD

Final Score: Mets 12, Rockies 4 - Jacob deGOD

It’s a tired moniker, but there’s really no better way to describe deGrom’s performance of late. Coming off a strong finish to their series in Arizona, the Mets kept the good times rolling with a dominant, 12-2 win over the Rockies. Jacob deGrom continued his Cy Young caliber season, striking out seven over eight innings, allowing only one earned run, and lowering his ERA on the season to an insane 1.51. For the first time in what feels like forever, the Mets actually backed deGrom up, getting him his first win since May 18th. Brandon Nimmo led off the game with an inside-the-park...
Jun 18, 2018
Mets will reportedly entertain trade offers heading into the July 31 deadline

Mets will reportedly entertain trade offers heading into the July 31 deadline

It appears the Mets will be sellers this year With just over six weeks to go until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the New York Mets are reportedly ready to listen to trade offers on much of their current major league roster, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The Mets, who came into the season with playoff aspirations and started off red-hot by winning 11 of their first 12 games, are currently 10.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East and eight games back of the second Wild Card spot. They have won just three of their last 15 games dating back to...
Jun 18, 2018
Mets looking for revenge against Rockies

Mets looking for revenge against Rockies

Maybe the Coors effect can wake up the bats. The New York Mets (30-38) have won two games in a row, which last happened when they won four straight from May 18 to May 21. They will look to make it a true winning streak over a four game set with the Colorado Rockies (34-37), who swept them in a three-game series at Citi Field as part of a six-game losing streak to start the month of May. The Mets are coming off of one of their best wins of the season, a 5-3 comeback win over the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks, which gave them a series split. The Mets lost the first two games a combined...
Jun 18, 2018
Draft profile: Saul Gonzalez

Draft profile: Saul Gonzalez

With their twenty-third selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Saul Gonzalez, a right-handed pitcher from Puerto Rico. Name: Saul Gonzalez Born: Cidra, Puerto Rico Age: 18 (12/28/99) Height/Weight: 6’7”/235 lbs. Position: RHP Bats/Throws: R/R School: Montverde Academy Born in Puerto Rico, Saul Gonzalez moved continental U.S. as a boy and attended Montverde Academy for his junior and senior years. Originally a two-way player, Montverde Academy coaches quickly realized that his future was on the mound and focused all of his training on pitching. The results were tangible, as he...
Jun 18, 2018
Yoenis Cespedes and blaming athletes for being hurt

Yoenis Cespedes and blaming athletes for being hurt

You can be disappointed he’s not playing, but not disappointed with him. There was an interesting article from The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman last week that detailed a timeline of LeBron James’s postseason injuries. It makes an interesting point about the dichotomy of feelings LeBron creates: there are those that applaud him from bouncing back from seemingly serious injuries, and others that think he is playacting to oversell just how hurt he was in the moment. Let’s talk about Yoenis Cespedes, particularly his injuries and the way he is treated for them. No, not his medical treatment...
Jun 18, 2018
Player Meter: Pitchers, June 11-17

Player Meter: Pitchers, June 11-17

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. Seth Lugo had his first poor start of the season, but the rest of the starting rotation pitched well enough to keep the Mets in the game. However, outside of Robert Gsellman, the bullpen had uneven performances across the board. During Jeurys Familia’s time on the disabled list, Robert Gsellman has become the most relied upon member of the Mets bullpen. And one could argue that he already was prior to Familia’s injury and should remain so. Gsellman tossed 2 1⁄3 scoreless innings this week, protecting...
Jun 18, 2018
Mets Mind Boggler: Uniform numbers, 40 and above

Mets Mind Boggler: Uniform numbers, 40 and above

Can you name every long-tenured Met to wear numbers 40 and above? We’re wrapping up our series on uniform numbers by asking you to name every long-tenured to wear numbers 40 and above. You can find the first four installments of the series at the following links, which cover numbers 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, and 30-39. Every long-tenured Met to wear numbers 40 and above This list includes pitchers—both starters and relievers—almost exclusively, so that’s where you should try to focus. In order to qualify, position players need to have played at least 400 games for the Mets, while pitchers...
Jun 18, 2018
Player Meter: Position players, June 11-17

Player Meter: Position players, June 11-17

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week. The Mets spent most of the week in the offensive doldrums once more, getting swept by the Braves in a two game series in which they were shut out in the latter of the two games. However, they redeemed themselves over the weekend, winning the last two games of a four-game series against the Diamondbacks and breaking through for five runs in each game. Unfortunately, however, there are still a lot of down arrows to go around this week. Micheal Conforto was the hero of Saturday’s game, breaking out...
Jun 18, 2018
Mets Morning News for June 18, 2018

Mets Morning News for June 18, 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets were down 3-1, had two outs in the ninth, Jose Reyes at the plate, and improbably they still won the ballgame! The Diamondbacks’ defense failed them which allowed Jose Bautista to double home Jose Reyes. Brandon Nimmo then gave the Mets the lead with an absolute blast and Asdrubal Cabrera added another for good measure. Despite a slip-up by Dominic Smith, Robert Gsellman closed the door to give the Mets a feel-good win. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, Daily...
Jun 18, 2018
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/18/18

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/18/18

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on June 17, 2018 Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (28-42) OKLAHOMA CITY 5, LAS VEGAS 3 (BOX) Corey Oswalt got off to a shaky start, allowing three runs in the bottom of the first, but settled down and put up zeroes for the rest of his time on the mound. Having scored in the first, the 51s brought the lead within one run when they scored in the sixth, but the bullpen let the team down. Kyle Regnault gave up a home run to Alex Verdugo in the seventh to make it a 4-2 ballgame, and Gerson Bautista...