If there was a team in New York that could afford to take a risk, and probably should at least send out a feeler to the Rockies, it is the Mets.
It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.
The Mets were in need of emergency bullpen help after using seven relievers in Friday’s 6-5, 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
“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.
After splitting their four games against the crosstown rival Yankees, the Mets dropped two of three this past weekend against the division-rival Nationals.
Rafael Montero was simply outpitched in his major league debut by a fellow rookie with a much bigger contract. “You’ve just got to admit it, that’s a good pitcher,” Montero said of Masahiro Tanaka.
We all know about Masahiro Tanaka. In fact, we have known about him and his magical splitter for months and months. The guy we don’t know about may be the real treat of this game.
Right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero — arguably the Mets’ No. 2 prospect behind Noah Syndergaard — will make his major-league debut on Wednesday against the Yankees at Citi Field.
Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings.
Mets fans finally have a lot to look forward to, and it’s not just the much-ballyhooed Noah Syndergaard who is worthy of attention.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
The opening event for three days of All-Star festivities at Citi Field, the Futures Game certainly had a Mets flavor in their home ballpark.
All-Star festivities in New York officially kicked off Friday when the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center opened its doors to FanFest, the world’s largest interactive baseball theme park.