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Mets GM Sandy Alderson rarely talks in the definitive. Even during a radio appearance on WFAN Monday afternoon he would only coyly give a wink and nod to the most open of secrets, that top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is likely to make his debut next Tuesday against the Braves.
Which is why it’s so important that the New York Post’s Joel Sherman got him to pin down the team’s payroll for...Read more »
The Mets will have to wait a little longer for some revenge against the pesky Marlins.
The scheduled 7:10 p.m. game at Citi Field Friday night has been rained out and a doubleheader is now scheduled for Sept. 14. There's still hope for Saturday afternoon's regularly scheduled matchup between young phenoms Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez. The two were slated to face each other Friday night.
Ticketholders...Read more »
The Mets game against the Washington Nationals scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader (1:35 and 7:05) July 26.
Justin Turner was due to start in leftfield for the first time in his major-league career.
The Mets' bats finally came alive Wednesday as they crushed the Nats, 10-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. After getting...Read more »
1. ZACK WHEELER, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 3-1 (10 starts), 4.13 ERA, 53 K, 23 BB
Just a waiting game now until Wheeler comes off this list and is promoted to the majors.
2. TRAVIS D'ARNAUD, C, Las Vegas 51s: 250 BA, .429 OBP, .472 SLG, 1 HR, 8 RBIs
Recovering from a fracture in his left foot.
3. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, St. Lucie Mets (Class A): 2-2 (10 starts), 2.73 ERA,...Read more »
John Buck has seen all this Matt Harvey mania before, only then the phenom went by a different name: Zack Greinke.
It took Greinke, the No. 14 prospect in MLB before the 2004 season, a little longer to establish himself as one of the game’s best. He suffered from two conditions that Harvey doesn’t have to worry about:
1) A social anxiety disorder that nearly caused him to leave the game
2)...Read more »
This night couldn't have gone much better for the Mets.
They began the game by honoring the greatest closer to ever play the game and ended it by beating him. Their young phenom lived up to the hype and struck out 10 Yankees in eight innings, allowing just a single run.
And they avoided a potential rain out.
Listen to inside-the-game insights from the important actors in it: Matt...Read more »
There was still a steady rain falling on the tarp at Citi Field just a few minutes before the scheduled start of Yankees vs. Mets Round 2, and amid conflicting weather reports, Yankees manager Joe Girardi offered what appeared to be the simplest - but probably most reasonable - prediction for when the game would start: "I guess it's one of those things you look up in the sky and see if it's...Read more »
Mariano Rivera has made a Hall of Fame career out of throwing the final pitch in baseball games. Tuesday night, he'll throw the first one.
The Yankees closer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of Tuesday night's Subway Series game between the Yankees and the Mets at Citi Field, weather permitting.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and FDNY commissioner Salvatore Cassano presented Rivera with...Read more »