This wasn’t how Dillon Gee wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets’ rotation.
Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
“I think we picked up a little something that he might be tipping, so we changed things to see if we can get that rectified,” Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said.
It’s hard to be intimidated when you’re 6-foot-6, 240-pounds and throw a “hook from hell.” We’re talking about the Mets’ pitching prospect who’s starting to build a reputation in Port St. Lucie as anything but soft.
“He’s just kind of in a bit of shock,” Wright said. “I don’t think anyone was expecting this. For everyone, it’s kind of shocking. It’s disheartening.”
Mets starter Johan Santana threw off a mound at the team’s facility on Sunday, one day after general manager Sandy Alderson said the two-time Cy Young Award winner would need 10 more days to build up enough arm strength to pitch in an exhibition game.
Byrdak wasn’t the first Mets pitcher to possibly be injured due to overuse.
The New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.
The great Jerry “Rello” Recco gave us his first update of the morning.
Just because he’s a knuckleballer, that doesn’t mean his arm is invincible.
Mike Pelfrey has always been an enigma to the New York Mets because he has always possessed great stuff, but has had a hard time getting the consistency that all winning pitchers need. Is this year different?
All we heard throughout spring training from the so-called “experts” was that the Mets’ starting rotation would be their Achilles’ heel. How’s that look now?
Pelfrey’s spring stats usually aren’t so hot — and this year has been no different. Well, certain members of the Mets’ front office were reportedly ready to give up on the 6-foot-7 hurler.
By now, most people expected Johan Santana to have some sort of setback. Hasn’t happened.
My feeling is Matt Harvey will be a star for the Mets and ultimately an anchor in their starting rotation for years to come. That makes it so important to give him the time he needs to fine tune his craft