The Mets announced this afternoon that Josh Thole will be activated from the 7-Day DL, while Elvin Ramirez will be promoted from Buffalo. These moves have the potential to help immensely. The lack of production from catcher makes Thole’s return tremendously important, while Ramirez has been lights-out relieving at Triple-A…. Read More →
By Peter J. Barrett Stopgap shortstop Omar Quintanilla went 3-4 with two doubles in the Mets 6-3 win Tuesday night. Quintanilla is the starting short stop because starter Ruben Tejada, and major league back-ups Justin Turner and Ronny Cedeno have been placed on the disabled list. Quintanilla is just the… Read More →
Poem by Howard Megdal Perfectly good Gee Squandered by dreadful bullpen Team’s Achilles Arms Pete’s Points By Peter J. Barrett 1) Mets’ Starting Pitching Has Been Great Dillon Gee (4-3) received a no-decision in Wednesday’s loss. Gee continued the Mets great pitching, limiting the Phillies to two earned runs in… Read More →
Let’s put it this way: I am far more confident about the decline of the Phillies than I am about the Mets’ ability to capitalize on it this year. Consider yesterday. We learned that Roy Halladay will be out for 6-8 weeks. But that’s from an injury that kept Mike… Read More →
Recap by Peter J. Barrett (LoHud Mets Blog is honored to welcome Pete to our team on an internship. Pete is a talented writer and student at Gettysburg College. To get a sense of his work, check out this piece he wrote for the New York Times’ Quad blog this… Read More →
Everything felt as if it had returned to its proper alignment on Sunday afternoon. I attended Banner Day not as a traditional reporter- though those lines are far from clear anyway in 2012- but with my wife, my parents and my two-year-old daughter. It only seemed right; I’d written a… Read More →
Niese: Matinee flop Wigginton sure holds a grudge Acosta struggles
Baxter-powered Mets Have Banner Day for Dickey Frank: Invincible!
Three long balls support Santana as he should be Davis: worth starting
Gee misses nine bats Baxter catch snuffs Padre first Ike: another hit!
Poor Tim Byrdak. The Mets sent their only other lefty out of the pen, Robert Carson, down to Triple-A on Friday, and called up Jack Egbert. Egbert is a former starter who has had some success out of the bullpen for Buffalo. And the Mets are trying lots of different… Read More →
Were you satisfied with Jeremy Hefner’s premiere in the role of Mike Pelfrey replacement last night? No? Same here. Hefner was quite hittable, as you’d expect. He only had been striking out 4.9 batters per nine innings in Triple-A. He isn’t likely to fool many MLB hitters, either. So the… Read More →
Rain and Met arms fall Hefner’s debut start obscures Near-cycle for Wright
This is a bit overdue: I want to weigh in on the reticence from the New York Mets to install Bobby Parnell as closer. The reasons that have been given for keeping him out of the role have been twofold: 1. Parnell struggled in the role last year. 2. Parnell… Read More →
Niese recovery Supported by Wright and Kirk Frank: Automatic!