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Game Chatter: Cardinals-Mets DH (7/26/16)

Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

Josh Smoker To Be Mets 26th Man

(Jacob Resnick) Pursuant to Major League Baseball’s 26th Man Rule, the Mets have elected to call-up Josh Smoker from AAA to be available in the bullpen for the second game of tonight’s single admission twilight doubleheader between the Mets and the Cardinals at Citi Field. Smoker was the former 2007 first round draft pick of the Washington Nationals.  After having had shoulder...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 hour ago

Mets' Terry Collins shakes off arm worries for Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz

Syndergaard has a 2.43 ERA this season NEW YORK -- Late in June the Mets admitted that starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz were pitching with "bone spurs" in their elbows, and manager Terry Collins said Tuesday at Citi Field he regretted ever saying such a thing. "There's nothing wrong--I mean, the worst thing we did was say...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Noah ‘Thor’ Syndergaard denies responsibility for NYC lightning strike (pic)

A mesmerizing bolt of lightning struck the Empire State Building during a storm that halted Monday’s tilt between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. And Mets electrifying starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, of course nicknamed Thor, denied any responsibility for it. Syndergaard took to Twitter Monday evening to stress that there were no Mjölnir-based shenanigans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets set to call up lefty Smoker for twin bill

Former first-round Draft pick Josh Smoker, whom the Mets signed following a free-agent tryout in 2015, has completed his unorthodox arc to the big leagues. The Mets planned to call up Smoker as their 26th man for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, a brief reward for his unexpected ascension through the Minors.
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

Mets call up RP Josh Smoker for big league debut

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the New York Mets have called up relief pitcher Josh Smoker to be the team’s 26th man for today’s doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoker was selected in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft by the Washington Nationals (#31 overall) but never made it past High-A […] The post Mets call up RP Josh Smoker for big league...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 hours ago

Game 1 Thread: Cardinals vs Mets, 4:10 PM

Game One – 4:10 PM Citi Field • Flushing, N.Y RHP Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.83) vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.43) SNY • WOR 710 AM • ESPN 1050 AM The Mets were set to start their series with the Cardinals last night but the weather gods had other ideas and have blessed the faithful today with an old-fashion single admission doubleheader. This is the Mets second doubleheader...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Who Will the Next Mets Hall of Famer Be?

When Mike Piazza was inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, he became the 14th ex-Met to gain enshrinement into Cooperstown– and only the second player to go in orange and blue. The Mets have seen an alumnus inducted in each of the last three seasons; first with Tom Glavine in 2014 and then with Pedro Martinez last season. This is by far the most significant for the team, since...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

WATCH: Sandy Alderson looks at reliever market, not "steak and sizzle"

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks about the state of the franchise and some potential moves the team might make before the trade deadline.
Via SNY
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hansel Robles and the alleged need for another reliever

The news heading into the trade deadline is that the Mets will pick up a reliever but not make any deal for a potential impact player like they did a season ago. This has caused a lot of discussion about the relievers already on the team. No one questions the value of either Jeurys Familia or Addison Reed. The question is about who holds down the seventh-inning spot. Manager...
Via Mets360.com
7 hours ago

Mets Minors Recap: Montero Twirls Gem For B-Mets

Reno Aces 3, Las Vegas 51s 2 (51-50) Box Score Dilson Herrera 2B 1 for 4, HR, BB, K .277 Gavin Cecchini SS, 0 for 3, BB .316/.393/.442 T.J. Rivera 3B 1 for 4, 2B, RBI, K .338/.376/.479 Herrera ties his minor league season high with his 13th home run of the season. Ricky Knapp RHP 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K Paul Sewald RHP IP, H, ER, K 3.80 ERA This was Knapp’s AAA debut...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 hours ago

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/26/16: Joe Shaw throws two-thirds of a no-no

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Monday, July 25, 2016 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (51-50)_______________________________________ RENO 3, LAS VEGAS 2 (Box) Ricky Knapp was solid in his Triple-A debut, but the offense was largely dormant and the 51s fell 3-2. Knapp, stepping in for the injured Sean Gilmartin,...
Via Amazin' Avenue
9 hours ago

How Neil Walker is hitting ‘restart’ to cure ice-cold slump

Neil Walker sees a lack of consistency and timing, manager Terry Collins sees the need for a break and everybody sees the horrific numbers put up lately by the Mets second baseman. So Walker, a dreadful 4-of-45 (.089) since July 4, was kept out of the starting lineup for a second straight game Monday before...
Via New York Post
17 hours ago

Mets-Cardinals rained out, will play straight doubleheader on Tuesday

The rain didn't go away, and the Mets and Cardinals did not play. The Mets-Cardinals game scheduled to take place at Citi Field this evening was rained out and postponed. It will be played on Tuesday at 4:10 PM as a straight doubleheader. If you had tickets to the game, the Mets have details about their rainout policy on their website. The Mets don't have an off day this week,...
Via Amazin' Avenue
20 hours ago

Wright welcomes first child, daughter Olivia

David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday. Fittingly, her middle name is Shea. Olivia Shea Wright weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and the Mets said in a statement that "Mom, Dad and Olivia are doing great."
Via Mets.com
20 hours ago

David Wright Names Daughter After Shea Stadium

Reason number 289 why I love/hate the internet. Monday, the New York Mets announced (via Twitter, natch) that David and Molly Wright’s daughter Olivia Shea was born on Saturday. David and Molly Wright welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Shea Wright into the world on Saturday, July 23. #Mets pic.twitter.com/mI9oDPs9TA — New York Mets (@Mets) July 25, 2016 It didn’t take long until...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the roster of the 1969 Miracle Mets

In their eighth season of existence, the New York Mets won the World Series. This was somewhat unexpected as the franchise started out with seven straight losing seasons never finishing better than ninth out of ten in the National League. But in 1969, they beat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series and earned the nickname, the Miracle Mets. Can you name every player on the roster...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Piazza talks Hall of Fame and Mets memories

SNY's Michelle Yu catches up with new Hall of Famer and New York Mets legend Mike Piazza to talk about his illustrious career and his memorable Induction Weekend in Cooperstown.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Jonathan Lucroy edition

The New York Mets come off a crucial series win against the Miami Marlins, who are currently leading them by a half of game in the wild card standings, with a major question remaining unanswered. What will the team do about the struggling offense? Will they hope they get out of their funk or will they make a move? Even after the additions of of James Loney, Jose Reyes, and Kelly...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 07/24/16 - Matz's first win since May leads Mets past Marlins

Steven Matz won his first game since late May, getting just enough offensive help in a 3-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey cheers on Mets from hospital bed

Matt Harvey may be in the earliest stages of recovery following a surgical procedure where he had his top rib removed, but the New York Mets ace made sure to let everyone know he’s still well enough to root on his teammates. Harvey on Wednesday tweeted out an image of himself taking in the Mets-Cubs afternoon tilt at Wrigley Field, two days after undergoing surgery to treat...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the MLB players who have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams

Only 13 players in MLB history have been an All-Star for 4 or more teams. Can you name all of these prolific journeymen? Clue: Teams/Years to accomplish the feat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia goes nuts celebrating after save

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia entered Tuesday’s game against the Cubs in the ninth inning after the Mets pushed a run across for a 2-1 lead, and did what he has made a habit of doing: flawlessly closing games out. Jeurys Familia's has now converted 49 consecutive save chances, dating back to August 1, 2015.Longest active streak in MLB. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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