2:29 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
5 hours ago
Mets Morning News: The Dodgers’ home run barrage continues, Zack Wheeler goes on the DL

Mets Morning News: The Dodgers’ home run barrage continues, Zack Wheeler goes on the DL

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was more of the same for the Mets against the Dodgers. The Mets tried to change things up by scoring first on Curtis Granderson’s home run, but once again the game took a turn in the Dodgers’ favor. Yasiel Puig raised some hackles when he hit a massive home run and proceeded to admire said home run. Yasmani Grandal added a blast of his own for good measure and it was another easy win for LA. Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, NJ.com,...
5 hours ago
Mets vs. Dodgers recap: Placebo Pill

Mets vs. Dodgers recap: Placebo Pill

The Mets lost again in Los Angeles. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run last night, and it was all downhill from there. After dropping the first two games of their four-game series in Los Angeles, the Mets lost again and didn’t make things particularly close in the process. Tyler Pill, who got the start at least in part because the Mets were still using a six-man rotation, gave up a sac fly in the third that tied the game. And the fourth inning really defined the game, with the Mets loading the bases with nobody out only for Jose Reyes, Gavin Cecchini, and...
6 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/22/17: Crazy Eighth

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/22/17: Crazy Eighth

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (28-44) NO GAME - SCHEDULE ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled RHP Tyler Pill from Las Vegas 51s. ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned SS Matt Reynolds to Las Vegas 51s. ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled RHP Erik Goeddel from Las Vegas 51s. ROSTER ALERT: RHP Tim Peterson assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (37-28) BOWIE 13, BINGHAMTON 7 (Box) Everything seemed to be moving...
13 hours ago
Final score: Dodgers 8, Mets 2—What’d you expect?

Final score: Dodgers 8, Mets 2—What’d you expect?

The Mets lost again. For the third time in as many nights, the Mets lost to the Dodgers, this time by a 8-1 score. Tyler Pill gave up six runs in six innings, five of which were earned. He struck out six and walked three and came out of the game with a 5.00 ERA on the season. The most interesting part of Pill’s start was probably the home run trot—and words from Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud during and at the end of it—by Yasiel Puig after he launched a three-run home run in the fourth. The only notable Mets events of the night were Curtis Granderson’s home run to lead off the...
19 hours ago
Mets send Zack Wheeler to disabled list to make room for Tyler Pill

Mets send Zack Wheeler to disabled list to make room for Tyler Pill

Erik Goeddel will also be promoted to the big leagues, while Matt Reynolds has been sent down. In a world where a different injury seems to happen every day, Mets fans will have to endure another one. The club announced early on Wednesday evening that Zack Wheeler, who was doing a good job rebounding from his 2015 Tommy John surgery before getting lit up during two recent starts, is headed to the disabled list with biceps tendinitis in order to make room on the 25-man roster for Tyler Pill. We already knew that Pill would get a spot start on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but this...
Jun 21, 2017
Recapping the New York Mets 2017 MLB Draft

Recapping the New York Mets 2017 MLB Draft

With the 2017 MLB Draft in the books, we analyze of each of the Mets’ selections and how likely they are to sign. The 2017 MLB Draft is complete, and it is time recap the draft as a whole. I will give a brief analysis of each pick and rank a likelihood of them signing with the Mets. Some signings have already been made official by the team and I will note those as such. Round 1: LHP David Peterson, Oregon [Profile] I expected Peterson to be gone before the Mets picked at 20, so this looks like good value. Not your prototypical big stuff pitcher the Mets typically covet, but can get up to...
Jun 21, 2017
Mets Morning News: Seager’s silver bullets sink the Mets like a rock

Mets Morning News: Seager’s silver bullets sink the Mets like a rock

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Hopefully you slept through this one. Robert Gsellman, in a hometown performance with his own grandmother in attendance, allowed seven runs in four-and-one-third innings with all of the damage coming from home runs. Gsellman allowed a pair of two-run shots in the first to Cory Seager and Cody Bellinger. And Seager, who apparently hadn’t had enough, hit a solo home run in the fourth and a three-run blast in the fifth to put the Dodgers up by a score of 10-0. Choose Your Recap: Amazin’ Avenue short...
Jun 21, 2017
Mets vs. Dodgers Recap: So that happened

Mets vs. Dodgers Recap: So that happened

The Mets surrendered five home runs—three to Corey Seager—in a blowout loss. For the second straight night, the Mets found themselves four runs behind four batters into the bottom of the first inning. Unlike Monday night, when the Met offense showed some signs of life and fought back against Clayton Kershaw, the lineup managed four measly singles, and the only late drama was whether or not Corey Seager would make history as the Mets fell to a brutal defeat. After Brandon McCarthy set the Mets down in order in the top of the first, Logan Forsythe led off the bottom of the inning, and...
Jun 21, 2017
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/21/17: Sally All-Stars Represent

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/21/17: Sally All-Stars Represent

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (28-44) LAS VEGAS 8, RENO 4 (Box) Reno might’ve won the series, but Las Vegas won the finale, avoiding the sweep. The 51s broke out in the second inning, when they plated five runs off of Aces starter Frank Duncan. Both bullpens kept things more or less locked down, with the 51s pen giving up two more runs and the Reno pen giving up one. Amed Rosario did not play in this game, but it was simply a scheduled day off, and nothing more should...
Jun 21, 2017
Final Score: Dodgers 12, Mets 0-Summertime sadness

Final Score: Dodgers 12, Mets 0-Summertime sadness

The Mets ushered in a new season with an ugly loss. The Mets ushered in summer with an ugly 12-0 loss to the Dodgers. The summer solstice was at 12:24 am Eastern Time, and one minute earlier Josh Edgin said goodbye to spring by walking in the 11th run of the night for the Dodgers. It was déjà vu all over again for the Mets in the first inning when they immediately found themselves in a hole after both Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger took starter Robert Gsellman deep. That was only the beginning for Seager. He added two more home runs and double before the night is over. He made a bid for...
Jun 20, 2017
Mets sign second-round pick Mark Vientos

Mets sign second-round pick Mark Vientos

The 59th overall pick signed for $1.5 million Jonathan Mayo reports that the Mets have signed their second-round draft pick, Mark Vientos, with a $1.5 million signing bonus. Vientos, a senior out of American Heritage High School in Florida, signed for slightly above slot value ($1,094,700), which probably helped him break his commitment to University of Miami. The right-handed shortstop—though not a long term shortstop, as Steve Sypa and Alex Nelson said on Amazin’ Avenue Audio last week—was the 59th overall pick in the draft and was a somewhat controversial prospect. Here is what...
Jun 20, 2017
Tyler Pill will probably start for the Mets on Wednesday in Los Angeles

Tyler Pill will probably start for the Mets on Wednesday in Los Angeles

The six-man rotation lives! The Mets are still officially listing the starter for Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers as “TBA,” but all signs point to another call-up for Tyler Pill. Before the game on Monday, Anthony DiComo tweeted that either Montero or Pill would start on Wednesday. With Montero needed to mop up after another Zack Wheeler disaster, Pill is the only logical option remaining. The Mets wouldn’t need a spot starter if they had eliminated the six-man rotation when Matt Harvey landed on the disabled list last week. However, instead of starting Steven Matz on...
Jun 20, 2017
This Week In SNY: Mets Booth Highlights from May 16 through May 31

This Week In SNY: Mets Booth Highlights from May 16 through May 31

The guys catch Howie Rose texting, Keith gives Ronnie a lesson on the weather, and an SNY staffer tries to cheat at the between innings Citi Field truck race! A pleasant good afternoon everyone and welcome to This Week In SNY! We’ve got a jam packed edition of TWISNY lined up for you featuring moments from the Mets television booth, from the middle to the end of May. Gary, Keith, and Ron are here, Steve will join us too, and we’ll have guest appearances from Pete the SNY staffer, Al the cameraman, Howie and Josh, and even Matthew Broderick! Let’s get to the action in the...
Jun 20, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets get to Kershaw but can’t overcome Wheeler’s meltdown

Mets Morning News: Mets get to Kershaw but can’t overcome Wheeler’s meltdown

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets headed out west last night to take on the Dodgers and did the nearly impossible, hitting four home runs off vaunted ace Clayton Kershaw. There was one problem though: Zack Wheeler had a really bad start. After Wheeler was tagged for seven earned runs in just two innings of work, there was little the Mets could do to climb out of the hole. They ended up losing 10-6. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record. Keith...
Jun 20, 2017
Mets vs. Dodgers Recap: Mets beat Kershaw, Bellinger beats the Mets

Mets vs. Dodgers Recap: Mets beat Kershaw, Bellinger beats the Mets

The Mets hung four home runs on Clayton Kershaw in a 10-6 loss. The long balls were flying on the left coast last night as the Dodgers defeated the Mets. Both teams combined for eight total home runs, but the Mets most notably hit four against Clayton Kershaw, a first for the superstar pitcher’s career. Despite that, a poor, short outing from Zack Wheeler sent the Mets to a loss in the opening game of their four-game series in Los Angeles. Wheeler found himself in trouble early in the first inning, allowing a leadoff ground rule double to the most hated man in Flushing,...