Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales


Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales


Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
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After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
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The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.



Wheeler’s line: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR.

“It all starts with me, though, giving up the three runs,” Wheeler said. “I should have done better and not given up any. If you’re going to win ballgames, you’ve got to keep the walks down, keep the runs down, keep guys off the bases.” Read ESPN (Rubin).
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David Wright and Matt Harvey both cracked the top-20 list of most popular jerseys based on offseason sales on MLB's web site:

1. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
2. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
3. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
4. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
5. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
6. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
7. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
8. David Wright, New York Mets
9. Robinson Cano, Yankees/Mariners
10. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
11. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
12. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
13. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
14. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
15. Matt Harvey, New York Mets
16. Prince Fielder, Tigers/Rangers
17. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
18. Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox
19. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
20. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox/Yankees
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