D.J. Carrasco

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Coleman: Mets’ Leaky Bullpen In Need Of Repair

The Mets are no different than any other major league club, says manager Terry Collins – overtax the bullpen and the problems will inherently ensue.


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D.J. Carrasco DFA’d After Mets’ Bullpen Falters Again

Carrasco was already on thin ice with the Mets after precipitating some drama the night before. When he gave up a two-run homer with his first pitch on Wednesday night, that may well have been the last straw.


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Collins: Wright’s Willingness To Get Plunked A Lesson For Mets’ Youngsters

David Wright was ready and willing to take one for the team — actually, that may even be an understatement.


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Coutinho: Collins Did The ‘Wright’ Thing By Pulling Mets’ Face Of Franchise

Don’t get me wrong, I respect the fact that Wright wanted to face the music. But someone had to be the adult in the room.


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David Wright, Terry Collins Get In Heated Exchange Over At-Bat, Possible Plunking

David Wright was ready to take one for the team. Terry Collins was not going to let that happen.


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Dickey Dazzles Diamondbacks, Mets Win 3-1

R.A. Dickey nearly went the distance as the Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 3-1 on Sunday.


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Coleman: A Nice Start For Niese

Jonathan Niese was sharp on Wednesday in Jupiter as the Mets shutout the Marlins 7-0. Niese was a little anxious to get going before his first spring start, but he delivered two solid innings, striking out 2 while walking one. Niese was pretty happy with his performance.


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Coleman: Mets’ Johan Santana Passes The Test

Everyone was in good spirits after the ace’s start, and manager Terry Collins probably summed it up best.


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K-Rod: Blame Me For Mets’ Balk-Off Loss To Braves

Francisco Rodriguez took responsibility for the blown save that led to D.J. Carrasco’s game-ending balk in the 10th inning on Thursday. “Three pitches, it’s a tie ballgame,” Rodriguez said. “There’s no excuses. I didn’t execute and it cost us the game.”


Atlanta Braves players run onto the field to celebrate the winning run scored by the teammate Diory Hernandez after New York Mets pitcher D.J. Carrasco balked in the winning run in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Atlanta. The Braves beat the Mets, 9-8. (credit: AP Photo/Tami Chappell)

Somers’ Monologue: Mets’ Awful Loss, How Sweep It Isn’t

D.J. Carrasco’s walk-off balk had the schmoozer sullen, frustrated and angry as he tried to make sense of why — oh why?! — the Mets aren’t leaving Atlanta with a 3-game sweep.


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Mets Lose In Excruciating Fashion — On Walk-Off Balk

D.J. Carrasco’s balk in the 10th inning gave the Atlanta Braves 9-8 win over the New York Mets on Thursday night.


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Mets Recall RHP Carrasco, Option Thayer

Carrasco was working primarily as a starter in Triple-A, going 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in nine games. Mets manager Terry Collins said he would serve as the team’s long man.


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Coutinho: Dillon Gee Should Stay In Mets’ Rotation

Gee does not have the stuff that blows you away. He does not light up the radar gun. For those of you who remember the ’86 Mets, he is very much a right-handed Bobby Ojeda. Smart, durable and a winner.


Alex Gonzalez

Braves Hit 4 Homers, Beat Mets 4-2 Behind Lowe

Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta’s four solo homers and the Braves finally provided some offense for Derek Lowe, beating the skidding New York Mets 4-2 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.


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Coutinho: Can The Mets Turn It Around?

When the Mets broke camp in late March, we were promised a fundamentally sound team. So far we have seen a club that can’t hit in the clutch, throws the baseball around like a hot potato, and has a pitching staff that refuses to throw strikes.