METS RUMORS & GOSSIP

David Wright Played Entire Game Despite Blowout

The New York Mets were up 12-0 halfway into the game on their way to a 13-1 blowout victory over the Giants. David Wright, who is battling spinal stenosis, is being carefully used his season, but played all nine innings despite the blowout. This was manager Terry Collins‘s explanation: “I wanted him to play the whole night, I wanted him to face the lefty – he has got to face...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 minutes ago

The Mets’ lineup is more dangerous than we thought

It wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the sputtering Mets offense and how it came limping out of an awful Spring Training. The team was at or near the bottom of the league in many of the most prevalent offensive categories. To those watching, the lineup was clearly not firing on all cylinders, small sample size be damned. What a difference a few weeks make, huh? The lineup...
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

New York Mets overcome injuries to win 7 straight

After a rather pedestrian start to the 2016 season, the New York Mets have gone on an absolute tear. The Mets have won seven consecutive games and 12 of their last 14 to bring their record up to 14-7 on the season. A big reason for the lengthy success has been the awakening of the Mets’ offense. In their last seven games, the Mets scored 5 runs or more five times, including Friday...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz Earns Third Consecutive Victory In Mets’ Win

New York Mets southpaw, Steven Matz, has put that first start of the season in the rear view mirror and has not looked back. After allowing seven runs in 1.2 against the Miami Marlins on April 11th, Matz has righted the ship and on his way to a nice season if he continues going the way he is now. Last night the Mets put up a franchise record 12 spot in the third inning for Mr. Matz...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

How you (yes, you!) can take home Noah Syndergaard

Strapping young Mets star Noah Syndergaard isn’t pitching in Saturday’s game at Citi Field. But fans can still get a good look at the blond, tousled, 6-foot-6 hurler who goes by the moniker Thor. Well, at least a 7-inch-tall replica of the 23-year-old sensation. The team is giving away Noah Syndergaard-en Gnomes at the 4:05...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Mets Minors: Smith Homers, Lara Shines, B-Mets Win Sixth Straight

Strong starting pitching did it again for the Binghamton Mets (10-9) as they won their fifth consecutive game 4-1 on Friday night over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Rainy Lara tossed seven inning of one hit ball – his only mistake a Rowdy Tellez’s solo home run to lead off the fifth inning. Lara was perfect through the first three innings, walked the lead-off batter to open...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago

Sting of Queens: 12-run inning for Mets

The Mets scored 12 runs, including Yoenis Cespedes' grand slam, in Friday's third inning vs. the Giants, the most scored in a single frame in franchise history.
Via Mets.com
11 hours ago

Neil Walker: Second to None

The April hot streak that has enveloped Mets second baseman Neil Walker won't last forever, but for now it's made him one of the best hitters on his team and in the league. So let's talk about the dingers. Everybody loves mashing dingers.
Via Sports On Earth
12 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 13, Giants 1, 4/29/2016

It was a historic night for the Mets in their 13-1 win in their series opener against the Giants at Citi Field. It was their seventh win in a row and put them at 14-7 for the season. The obvious highlight here was the 12-run third inning. It was the craziest thing. The 12 runs were the most the Mets, as a franchise, have ever scored in a single inning in their history. It was capped...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago

Cespedes' slam highlights Mets' record win

A 12-run third inning not only sent the Mets to their seventh straight victory, a 13-1 bludgeoning of the Giants at Citi Field on Friday, but also created a chunk of history in the process.
Via Mets.com
13 hours ago

Mets set record with 12-run inning; Cespedes drives in 6

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have broken a franchise record by scoring 12 runs in one inning. Cespedes set a club mark with six RBIs in the third Friday night against the San Francisco Giants, connecting for a two-run single off starter Jake Peavy and a grand slam off reliever Mike Broadway that capped the outburst. Michael Conforto had an RBI double and...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets post 12 runs in franchise-record inning

The Mets scored 12 runs, including Yoenis Cespedes' grand slam, in Friday's third inning vs. the Giants, the most scored in a single frame in franchise history.
Via Mets.com
15 hours ago

Cespedes returns from bruised thigh, back in Mets' lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes is back in the New York Mets' lineup after missing five starts with a bruised right thigh. The slugger was set to bat cleanup and play center field Friday night against San Francisco in the opener of a three-game series. Cespedes initially got hurt jumping into the stands in pursuit of a foul ball. He aggravated the bruise sliding into second base...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Amed Rosario Places #1 On BA’s Hot Sheet

  On this Friday as every Friday comes around in Minor League Land, so does Baseball America’s Hot Sheet, and this week is very special since the Mets’ top shortstop prospect Amed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Mets Quotes: Walker and Cespedes dismantle Panic City, Jaxon deGrom watches his father's first start back

Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites. Love the Mets? "We're playing good baseball. Two sweeps in a row, we're doing pretty well. We're swinging the bats pretty well. Our pitchers are throwing the ball well. We're closing out games. It's kind of what we thought." -Neil Walker ...
Via Amazin' Avenue
1 day ago

Terry Collins doesn’t agree with Joe Girardi’s opinion on shifts

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made some waves this week when he not only bemoaned the increasingly prevalent use of defensive shifts in Major League Baseball, but called for an outright ban on them. “It’s illegal defense, just like basketball,” Girardi said Tuesday. “Guard your man. Guard your spot. If I were commissioner, they’d be illegal. As long as it’s legal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Pitchers Edition No.3: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

  This week’s edition is led by Tyler Pill, who was highlighted on the Not list last time but has been able to turnaround his season and find himself on the plus side. It is the first this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Plawecki can help the New York Mets catching situation

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud felt pain in his shoulder during Monday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Reds and will now be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a rotator cuff strain. This will give his backup, Kevin Plawecki, a chance to impress his skipper, Terry Collins, in the hope of gaining more playing time. Plawecki had 233 at-bats with the Mets last...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMN Recap 4/27: Dominic Smith, Amed Rosario Continue to Contribute

Binghamton (9-9) 6, Portland 0 Box Score It had been a rough season for B-Mets starter Tyler Pill before he went out and tossed eight scoreless innings last night. He allowed just six baserunners... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: 4/27/16 Mets beat Reds

Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' victory over the Reds 5-2.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard walks around New York dressed as Thor

New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard bears an uncanny resemblance to Marvel superhero Thor. Those flowing locks, that build, all he’s missing is the hammer and the ability to control thunder, of course. But when the 23-year-old dressed up like Thor and spent some of Wednesday walking around New York City as part of a feature for the Mets network SNY, he looked like the...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra -04/26/16 Cespedes leads Mets in comeback win

Yoenis Cespedes slammed a pinch-hit three-run homer and David Wright singled home the eventual winning run in the Mets 4-3 comeback win over the Reds.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets put catcher d'Arnaud on DL with strained rotator cuff

NEW YORK (AP) Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud has been placed on the disabled list for the fifth straight season. New York said he has a strained right rotator cuff, an injury the team hopes can heal quickly without surgery and won't cause a lengthy layoff. ''There's two positions where arm injuries can be pretty devastating, and one is behind the plate,'' manager Terry Collins said...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes selling custom 2013 Lamborghini Aventador

The case can be made that Yoenis Cespedes was the biggest star of spring training this year, mostly due to his ritual of rolling into the New York Mets facilities driving a different high-priced, tricked-out vehicle for days on end. One of the rides that perhaps garnered the most attention was the flame-spitting 2013 Lamborghini Aventador that boasted nearly $80,000 in custom...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 04/25/16 - Walker powers Mets past Reds

Neil Walker continued his powers surge with his 8th homerun as the Mets topped the Reds 5-3 on Monday night.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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