8:31 AM EDT, Thu August 22, 2019
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Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/22/19: Guerrero Rises

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/22/19: Guerrero Rises

Gregory Guerrero | Steve Sypa Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on August 21, 2019 Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (67-61) SYRACUSE 2, LEHIGH VALLEY 1 (BOX) Syracuse managed only five hits, but some excellent relief pitching and a steal of home pushed them to a win over the Iron Pigs. Arismendy Alcantara scored the first run of the game in the top of the first, dashing home on a walk to Rene Rivera for a steal of home. Drew Gagnon gave that run back during his 5.2 inning start, but Daniel Zamora, Matt Blackham, and Tyler...
9 hours ago
Final Score: Mets 4, Indians 3—Just Delightful Davis

Final Score: Mets 4, Indians 3—Just Delightful Davis

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The most surprising performer for the 2019 Mets delivers a clutch walk-off hit. The Mets had another thrilling home victory tonight, as they went into extra innings and managed a come-from-behind walk-off victory against the Cleveland Indians to maintain their pace in the wild card race. It was a slow start for the Mets tonight, as the offense did not even manage to get a baserunner until the fourth inning. By that time, the Indians were already up 1-0, having scored in the third inning a run on an RBI groundout by Yasiel Puig after hits by Francisco Lindor...
11 hours ago
Marcus Stroman leaves Mets game with hamstring tightness

Marcus Stroman leaves Mets game with hamstring tightness

Photo by Elsa/ Another hammy strikes the Mets, though there’s no news about the extent of the injury yet. After pitching four good innings in which he gave up just one run against Cleveland tonight, Marcus Stroman left the game with left hamstring tightness, as the team announced. It goes without saying that any significant hamstring injury to Stroman would seriously test the Mets’ thin starting pitching depth—with Walker Lockett the most likely pitcher to replace him in the team’s rotation. In 144.1 innings in total this season, Stroman has a 3.18 ERA and 3.70 FIP, making him...
14 hours ago
Mets vs. Indians: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 8/21/19

Mets vs. Indians: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 8/21/19

Photo by Paul Bereswill/ It’s the Stro Show tonight at Citi Field, so long as those pesky thunderstorms steer clear of the ballpark. Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Joe Panik - 2B Pete Alonso - 1B Michael Conforto - RF Wilson Ramos - C J.D. Davis - LF Todd Frazier - 3B Juan Lagares - CF Marcus Stroman - RHP Indians lineup Francisco Lindor - SS Greg Allen - CF Carlos Santana - 1B Yasiel Puig - RF Jose Ramirez - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B Roberto Perez - C Tyler Naquin - LF Adam Plutko - RHP Broadcast info TV: SNY, MLBN (out-of-market only)Radio: WCBS 880, ESPN Deportes...
22 hours ago
Player Meter: Top 25 Prospects, August 11-17

Player Meter: Top 25 Prospects, August 11-17

Francisco Alvarez | Ken Lavin How did the Mets’ top prospects perform last week? With week nineteen of the Mets minor league season in the books, it’s time to check on Amazin’ Avenue’s Top 25 Mets Prospects list and see how the players are performing. For editing purposes, Pete Alonso has not been included because he has graduated from prospect eligibility, and Anthony Kay, Simeon Woods-Richardson, Ross Adolph, Luis Santana, and Bobby Wahl will not be included because they are no longer in the Mets organization. We will be including a selection of recent draftees and other...
23 hours ago
A Pod of Their Own: Wilmer Flores, Backstreet Boys, Kangaroos, and some baseball

A Pod of Their Own: Wilmer Flores, Backstreet Boys, Kangaroos, and some baseball

This week, we’re excited about the Mets playing meaningful games in late August and Pete Alonso’s record. We also talk about MLB’s partnerships with Facebook and YouTube. And the Backstreet Boys. 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’re pretty jazzed about how well the Mets have been playing, including the starting pitching stepping it up, Amed Rosario continuing to roll, Juan Lagares’ strong week, the...
Aug 21, 2019
Mets Morning News for August 21, 2019

Mets Morning News for August 21, 2019

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In the first game of a crucial 9 game stretch at home, the Mets topped the Cleveland Indians 9-2. Steven Matz pitched very well, going 6.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) while the bullpen did the rest of the work. Michael Conforto gave the Mets the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer before the Mets’ offense broke the game open in the 7th. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. Newsday, New York Post, Daily News, and the New...
Aug 21, 2019
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/19

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/19

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on August 20, 2019 Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (66-61) SYRACUSE 11, LEHIGH VALLEY 8 (BOX) REHAB ALERT: CF Brandon Nimmo: 2-3, RBI, HBP CF Braxton Lee: 2-2, R, 2B 3B Arismendy Alcantara: 3-6, 2 R, HR (12), RBI, 2 K, SB (12) 1B Dilson Herrera: 1-4, 3 R, 2 BB C Rene Rivera: 1-4, R, 2B, 2 BB, K SS Danny Espinosa: 1-5, R, RBI, K LF Gregor Blanco: 2-3, R, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB 2B Sam Haggerty: 2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, K, 2 SB (2) RF Rymer Liriano: 0-4, BB, 3 K P Chris Mazza:...
Aug 21, 2019
Mets’ offense pummels Cleveland’s pitching after Matz turns in a quality performance

Mets’ offense pummels Cleveland’s pitching after Matz turns in a quality performance

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Mets improved to 12-2 at Citi Field following the All Star break. The New York Mets have stormed back into the National League playoff picture with a completely unforseen 24-10 run. During that stretch, the club has won 11 of their 13 games at Citi Field, with the hometown crowd bringing a noticeable spike in energy that the team has acknowledged as a significant catalyst for their recent success. That trend continued on Tuesday night, as the Mets opened up a pivotal nine-game homestand with victory against the Cleveland Indians behind another solid performance...
Aug 20, 2019
Final Score: Mets 9, Indians 2—Matz and bats come up big

Final Score: Mets 9, Indians 2—Matz and bats come up big

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports The Mets took the lead on Michael Conforto’s sixth inning home run and never looked back. The New York Mets kicked off a crucial nine-game homestand with a convincing 9-2 victory against the Cleveland Indians. After fighting off several threats and clinging to a two run lead, the Mets dropped a four-spot on Cleveland’s bullpen in the seventh inning to put the game away. The Mets fell behind on a Jason Kipnis solo homer in the second but jumped right back ahead in the bottom of the inning on a J.D. Davis two-run home run. An error and two hits in the...
Aug 20, 2019
Open thread: Mets vs. Indians, 8/20/19

Open thread: Mets vs. Indians, 8/20/19

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Mets turn to Steven Matz as they begin a nine game homestand Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Joe Panik - 2B Pete Alonso - 1B Michael Conforto - RF Wilson Ramos - C J.D. Davis - LF Todd Frazier - 3B Juan Lagares - CF Steven Matz - LHP Indians lineup Francisco Lindor - SS Oscar Mercado - LF Carlos Santana - 1B Yasiel Puig - RF Jose Ramirez - 3B Jason Kipnis - 2B Roberto Perez - C Greg Allen - CF Shane Bieber - RHP Broadcast info TV: SNYRadio: WCBS 880
Aug 20, 2019
Mets recall Rajai Davis, option Walker Lockett, and designate Brooks Pounders

Mets recall Rajai Davis, option Walker Lockett, and designate Brooks Pounders

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ With this roster move, the Mets will roll with a seven-man bullpen. The Mets have selected the contract of Rajai Davis, the team announced this afternoon. He is at Citi Field and will be available for tonight’s game—thanks, once again, to Uber. In a corresponding move, the Mets have optioned Walker Lockett back to Triple-A Syracuse. Lockett was recalled two days ago when Robert Gsellman was placed on the injured list, but given the news that Gsellman will be sidelined long-term, the Mets have opted to go with a seven-man bullpen and a deeper bench. To make room...
Aug 20, 2019
Mets say Robert Gsellman has partial lat tear, likely done for season

Mets say Robert Gsellman has partial lat tear, likely done for season

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports A frustrating 2019 season ends due to injury. The Mets placed Robert Gsellman on the injured list over the weekend due to pain in his right triceps, and the team provided an unfortunate update on that front today. The righty reliever was diagnosed with a partial lat tear, and while Mickey Callaway and company had been hoping that his trip to the IL would be a short one, this news seemingly indicates that his season is over. It’s a tough blow for a Mets bullpen that is still struggling to find consistency as the team fights for a wild card spot. And it’s...
Aug 20, 2019
Mets look to continue recent run of success at home as they play host to the Indians

Mets look to continue recent run of success at home as they play host to the Indians

Peter G. Aiken The Mets have won 11 of 13 at Citi Field since the All Star break. The New York Mets (64-60) return home for a nine-game homestand and look to replicate their recent run of dominance at Citi Field against the Cleveland Indians (74-51). The Mets have never hosted the Indians at Citi Field, and have only faced them once in New York back in 2004, when they took two of three at Shea Stadium. The last time these two teams squared off in 2016, New York took two out of three in Cleveland. Overall, the Mets have won 10 of 15 games against the Indians. The Mets completed a 3-3 road...
Aug 20, 2019
Pete Alonso’s most memorable home runs thus far in his historic rookie season

Pete Alonso’s most memorable home runs thus far in his historic rookie season

Photo by Steven Ryan/ The slugger has put on a show. Pete Alonso made history against the Royals when he hit his 40th home run of the season, breaking Cody Bellinger’s record for most home runs by a National League rookie. It has already been a memorable year for the Polar Bear—with still plenty of season left—but let’s take a look back at some of the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, and ridiculous shots that have put him in the history books. 10. April 21, 2019 vs. Cardinals The Mets were in St. Louis facing the Cardinals, and Alonso begged his manager to leave him in the...