Mets Lose To Rockies 13-6, Have Lost 4 Straight Series

7 May

I’m on record stating that the Mets made a big mistake not bringing back Seth Lugo and putting Colin Holderman in that Vogelbach trade. Granted the offense has been anemic so far this year, but then too I was always wary of relying on two 40-something starters to lead our rotation. Bottom line, we’re just bad right now, Mark Canha needs to go, Carlos Carrasco doesn’t seem to be in any rush to come back and who knows what’s going on really with Matt Scherzer and Starling Marte. Yeah ummm, 17-18 and 7 games out of 1st place and can’t even beat teams we’re supposed to be better than? Time to call up the kids.

Matt Harvey Announces His Retirement

5 May

Kind of surprised by Harvey retiring as he’s proven that he can still pitch. I just thought his starter days were over and thus he might try to convert to being a closer. Either way Harvey will be remembered for a few things: him, DeGrom, Wheeler and Syndergaard serving as the nucleus of a new era of Mets starting pitching in the mid-2010’s, his starting the All-star game at Citi Filed back in 2013, his superhero status that was flexed when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The Dark Night of Gotham”, him talking Terry Collins into pitching the 9th inning of the 5th game of the 2015 World Series (I said it at the time that Collins should’ve refused) and of course, all the injuries and off-the-field drama that pretty cost him his career. Sad that it had to end this way, but hopefully he can find peace with his career choices and move on to live a fruitful and prosperous life.

Mets Option David Peterson to Triple-A After Horrific Start to 2023 Season

1 May

David Peterson

The Mets had hoped David Peterson would be a valuable fill-in for the rotation, but after another rough outing in Friday’s loss to Atlanta, the lefty was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced Saturday. Peterson has struggled in most of his six starts this season, with a 7.34 ERA.

He pitched well for four innings in Friday’s loss to the Braves before allowing four runs in the fifth. Peterson, who has spent his entire career with the Mets after drafting the pitcher in 2017, won just one of his first six starts in 2023.

So easy to say that with an opportunity to pitch regularly in the starting rotation, Peterson should have tried harder. But that’s not how it works.

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Justin Verlander ‘All Good’ After Latest Rehab Step as Mets Debut Inches Closer

25 Apr

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was “all good” on Sunday in taking his next step toward his Mets debut. That assessment came from manager Buck Showalter after the team’s co-ace threw 43 pitches over three innings in a live batting-practice session in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

“He went out there and got after a couple of pitches toward the end — he felt good,” Showalter said before the Mets faced the Giants at Oracle Park.
Verlander’s next step will be to pitch in a minor league rehab game on Friday.

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Mets Win Rubber Game Over Dodgers After Scherzer Ejected for ‘Sticky’ Glove

19 Apr

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer’s ejection from Wednesday’s game could have residual effects, but in the moment the Mets survived. Brandon Nimmo’s 5-for-5 performance that included a homer, and six innings of solid work from the bullpen carried the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

The Mets, in winning for the sixth time in seven games, won the series. Scherzer was ejected by umpiring crew chief Phil Cuzzi before the bottom of the fourth inning after he was examined a second time for illegal substances.

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Carlos Carrasco is Heading to the IL with Elbow Inflammation

18 Apr

Carlos Carrasco

The Mets’ starting rotation has a new casualty. Carlos Carrasco, who has struggled early in the season, was placed on the injured list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation, the team announced.

Carrasco pitched Saturday in Oakland after indicating a day earlier that he was feeling good physically. Carrasco joined Justin Verlander and Jose Quintana among Mets’ starting pitchers on the IL.

3/5ths of our starting rotation are now on the injured list and we haven’t even gotten to May yet.

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Mets Sweep Oakland A’s Call Up Brett Baty

16 Apr

Yeah, Edgardo Escobar has been really, really bad to start off 2023. But I thought with the Mets paying him $10M this year, Baty’s subpar defense at 3rd base and the team still doing pretty well outside of the Brewers sweep, that they would give Escobar until May (or around 100 at-bats) to start turning things around before calling Baty up. But Mets fans have been killing Escobar online lately and literally begging Billy Eppier to make the move and Escobar has literally done nothing to warrant him keeping his starting job. Go figure.

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