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Marc Carig has covered Major League Baseball since 2008, starting with the Baltimore Orioles ('08), the New York Yankees ('09-'12) and now the New York Mets for Newsday. In related news, he Tweets way too much.
David Wright and Terry Collins have remained on message, constantly disputing the notion that the Mets' captain still is bothered by a balky left shoulder, one that required a cortisone injection during the All-Star break.
But Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson apparently went off script, saying that Wright’s power outage by the slugger’s insistence on playing through pain in his left shoulder.
“Basically,...Read more »
Clearly, New York baseball has seen some better times. At the start of playing on Wednesday night, the Yankees have just an 11.2 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to the fine folks at Baseball Prospectus. The Mets’ odds are a meager 1.9 percent.
It’s a good bet that neither club will be playing in October. But what if we took a page from the wartime “Steagles,” and combined...Read more »
PHILADELPHIA -- The Mets got their hearts ripped out -- again -- letting a five-run lead slip away in a 7-6 loss to the Phillies. But the more pressing issue on Sunday involved a pair of their promising young pitchers.
Jacob deGrom, the rookie of the year candidate, will be examined by doctors today after lingering soreness in his right shoulder. And Jenrry Mejia, who has enjoyed a successful...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Here's a list of Mets players with an OPS better than .700 in the second half, non-Jeurys Familia division, of course:
Lucas Duda .992Daniel Murphy .932
That's it. Now, here's a list of those who are nowhere close to a modest .700 OPS in the second half so far:
David Wright .455Ruben Tejada .495Curtis Granderson .515Juan Lagares .563
That leaves little...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- If Jonathon Niese was still feeling soreness in his arm, manager Terry Collins said on Wednesday night that the Mets lefty would be smart enough to say something.
For the record, he hasn’t.
Even after he was hit hard in the Mets’ 7-1 loss to the Nationals, Niese insisted that health was not an issue. Instead, Niese said he must simply re-learn how to pitch now that he’s...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- Hastened by a youth movement that has solidified the bullpen, the starting rotation, and parts of the starting lineup, the complexion of the Mets has changed since the last time they faced the Nationals on May 18.
The Mets showcased those changes in Tuesday’s series opener, a 6-1 triumph that was just the second in seven games this season against the Nationals.
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Well, that was weird.
Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia have been so good in the bullpen that until Monday’s 4-3 loss to the Giants, there hadn’t surrendered a run in the same game all season.
“We have been spoiled,” said Mets manager Terry Collins, who was still a bit red after being ejected after the seventh. (He was arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Ben May, a no no).
For...Read more »