12:22 PM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
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Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Ten

Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Ten

What minor league players put up the best numbers this past week, June 9th to June 15th? Hitter of the Week Ronny Mauricio 2019 Season: 58 G, 237 AB, .295/.339/.401, 70 H, 13 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 13 BB, 48 K, 3/8 SB, .362 BABIP Week: 5 G, 22 AB, .318/.375/.545, 7 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 BB, 6 K, 0/0 SB, .438 BABIP Steve Sypa Ronnie Mauricio (6/11/19) Considered one of the top rookies available during the 2017-2018 international signing period, the Mets and Dominican shortstop Ronny Mauricio agreed to a $2.1 million signing bonus for inking a deal with the organization,...
2 hours ago
UnforMETable: Rick Ownbey

UnforMETable: Rick Ownbey

Considered the first wave of 80’s Mets pitching phenoms, Rick Ownbey instead became part of one of the great trades in team history Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past This week, Rob Wolff travels back to 1983, when the Mets had a group of young starting pitching on the cusp of the major leagues. Rick Ownbey was considered the most major league-ready of these as he excelled in a AAA rotation with Ron Darling and Walt Terrell, while further down in the minors a recent first...
4 hours ago
Mets Morning News: They coulda been a contender

Mets Morning News: They coulda been a contender

Your Tuesday morning does of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets were destroyed by the red-hot Braves in their series opener last night in Atlanta. It was the first game of an eleven-game road trip that could make or break their season, and so far, things are pointing very strongly toward “break.” Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Faith and Fear in Flushing, MLB.com, Daily News, Post In relatively good news, the Mets say that Noah Syndergaard only has a low-grade hamstring strain and shouldn’t miss much time. Pete Alonso,...
6 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/18/19: A good, Fermin handshake

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/18/19: A good, Fermin handshake

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on June 17, 2019 Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (34-35) NO GAME (SCHEDULE) Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (33-29) NO GAME (SCHEDULE) Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (33-34) ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 1 (BOX) It was a strong all around effort for St. Lucie in a 6-1 win over Lakeland. Kyle Wilson set the tone with a great start, allowing only an unearned run over six innings of work (though that run did score on his own error). Wilson struck out four and allowed only four hits and a walk. The...
11 hours ago
Mets continue their free fall in embarrassing loss to Braves

Mets continue their free fall in embarrassing loss to Braves

It’s getting late early for the Mets. The good news is the Mets got to rookie Mike Soroka for three runs in six innings. The bad news is literally everything else about their Monday night game. Zack Wheeler was shaky, the defense was terrible, and the bullpen again was just disastrous, which made any inkling of actually winning the game ridiculous at best. The first hints of how the game was going to go happened in the first inning. Ronald Acuna led off with a home run against Wheeler and then with one out Freddie Freeman hit a ball to Jeff McNeil that he botched in the outfield. Josh...
Jun 17, 2019
Mets embark on critical 11-game road trip, beginning with series against Braves

Mets embark on critical 11-game road trip, beginning with series against Braves

The Mets will try to slow down Atlanta, who have taken over first place in the National League East. The New York Mets (34-37) begin a grueling 11-game road trip with three games at SunTrust Park against the first-place Atlanta Braves (42-30). It’s fair to say that the next eleven days will go a long way towards determining how the rest of the Mets’ 2019 season will play out. This will be the club’s second trip to Atlanta in 2019, after the two teams split four games in April. The Mets dropped three out of four to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field over the weekend while losing...
Jun 17, 2019
From Complex to Queens: Brooklyn MUST win

From Complex to Queens: Brooklyn MUST win

Join us as we discuss the return of short-season baseball Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues. This week, Steve Sypa is down in South Carolina scouting the Fireflies, so Ken Lavin and Lukas Vlahos are on their own to discuss the past week of Mets minor league baseball. We begin with a discussion of how the various affiliates fared last week, which quickly devolves into a discussion of the pettiest series in affiliated baseball. After that, we discuss our hitter and pitcher of the week, Ronny Mauricio and Chris Mazza...
Jun 17, 2019
Mets Morning News for June 17th, 2019

Mets Morning News for June 17th, 2019

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets If it wasn’t set in stone already, Paul DeJong secured himself a spot in the hall of Met killers as his solo home run in the eighth inning was the difference in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to St. Louis. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Bergen Record, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, Post. It took nearly a month, but the Mets finally got a complete and positive game out of Robinson Cano. Jason Vargas exited Sunday afternoon’s game early with a calf cramp, but the lefty...
Jun 17, 2019
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/17/19

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 6/17/19

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on June 16, 2019 Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (34-35) SYRACUSE 7 GWINNETT 6 (BOX) The Syracuse Mets opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Gwinnett Braves. Gregor Blanco led off the inning with a double, and later scored on a ground out off the bat of Ruben Tejada. Gwinnett tied the game in the top of the third inning, when Ervin Santana allowed an RBI single to Gwinnett’s Jonathan Morales. The tie didn’t last for long, as the Mets...
Jun 16, 2019
The Mets get the hits, but the Cardinals get the runs and the series victory

The Mets get the hits, but the Cardinals get the runs and the series victory

The Cardinals mustered just four hits, but two of them were long home runs, and the Mets were unable to respond The Mets came into Sunday afternoon hoping that Jason Vargas would be able to continue his recent string of success against Dakota Hudson and the Cardinals to eke out a split in this four-game series. The game got off to a less than auspicious start. After retiring the first batter, Vargas surrendered a walk to Paul DeJong, which was immediately followed by a long two-run blast off the facing of the second deck in left field from Paul Goldschmidt. Vargas retired the following two...
Jun 16, 2019
Final Score: Cardinals 4, Mets 3—DeJong Destroys DeMets

Final Score: Cardinals 4, Mets 3—DeJong Destroys DeMets

The Mets killer hit a decisive home run in the 8th inning to secure a series win for the Cardinals After barely managing to hold onto the game last night, the Mets were not able to salvage a series split today. In spite of outhitting the Cardinals ten to three, the Amazins were unable to capitalize on several opportunities, and a timely homer off the bat of Paul DeJong gave St. Louis a 4-3 victory. One of the Cardinals three hits came in the first inning, and it immediately gave the Cardinals half of their final tally of runs, as Paul Goldschmidt socked a two-run homer off Jason Vargas. The...
Jun 16, 2019
Jason Vargas leaves Mets’ Sunday afternoon game early

Jason Vargas leaves Mets’ Sunday afternoon game early

Vargas fouled a ball off his foot and left the game. On the same day that they placed Noah Syndergaard on the injured list with a hamstring injury, the Mets lost Jason Vargas early in their series finale today when he fouled a ball off his foot. Whether or not he suffered a significant injury is unknown at this time. Vargas threw four innings and gave up three runs, two of which were earned, before he left the game in the bottom of the fourth. If he were to miss any time, the Mets would go from having had the vast majority of their games started by the five pitchers who were in the Opening...
Jun 16, 2019
Open thread: Mets vs. Cardinals, 6/16/19

Open thread: Mets vs. Cardinals, 6/16/19

Robinson Cano returns as the Mets go for a series split on Father’s Day Mets lineup Dominic Smith - LF J.D. Davis - 3B Michael Conforto - RF Pete Alonso - 1B Robinson Cano - 2B Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Juan Lagares - CF Tomas Nido - C Jason Vargas - LHP Cardinals lineup Matt Carpenter - 3B Paul DeJong - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Jose Martinez - LF Dexter Fowler - RF Yadier Molina - C Harrison Bader - CF Kolten Wong - 2B Dakota Hudson - RHP Broadcast Info TV: WPIXRadio: WCBS 880
Jun 16, 2019
Mets place Noah Syndergaard on injured list with hamstring injury

Mets place Noah Syndergaard on injured list with hamstring injury

The 26-year-old left Saturday night’s game because of the hamstring issue. In what should be considered record-setting speed by the Mets’ standards, the team has placed right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the injured list this morning after he left last night’s game with a hamstring injury. He’s getting an MRI this morning. The move also makes room for Robinson Canó, who is coming off the injured list himself today, on the Mets’ active roster. Syndergaard hasn’t been his most dominant self so far this season, but the injury opens a major hole in the Mets’ rotation,...
Jun 16, 2019
Mets activate Robinson Canó from injured list

Mets activate Robinson Canó from injured list

The team hasn’t announced the corresponding move just yet. The Mets have activated Robinson Canó from the injured list, as the second baseman is in the team’s lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Cardinals. He’ll play at his natural position and bat fifth. The team hasn’t announced a corresponding move just yet. The rest of the Mets’ lineup today sure is interesting. Regulars Todd Frazier, Amed Rosario, Wilson Ramos, and Jeff McNeil are all out of the lineup, with Dom Smith leading off and playing left field, J.D. Davis hitting second and playing third, Adeiny...