Showing posts with label 2013 Mets Rotation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Mets Rotation. Show all posts

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Mets News: Mets will go to five man rotation until Jon Niese returns


Mets News:
Here's Jonny!


The Mets temporarily will abandon the six-man rotation they have been employing, then return to it once Jonathon Niese is activated from the disabled list.

Carlos Torres, who has pitched strongly in relief, including contributing two scoreless innings and earning the win Friday night against the Kansas City Royals, will revert to the bullpen.

Torres had been listed as Saturday's starter. But Terry Collins said the Mets had decided to return him to a relief role even before Torres was pressed into extra-inning duty Friday, because the Mets do not have Bobby Parnell available due to a neck issue and did not want to be shorthanded in the bullpen.

Now, Jeremy Hefner pitches Saturday afternoon and Zack Wheeler pitches on Sunday against K.C., both on standard rest. After Monday's team off-day, the Mets will employ a rotation of Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee against the Colorado Rockies.

Niese plans to make a final rehab start Tuesday for Class A Brooklyn as he returns from a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Collins said the Mets will return to a six-man rotation once Niese rejoins the team.

The primary objective of the six-man rotation is to ensure Harvey's and Wheeler's starts are spaced out so they do not hit their innings caps and need to be shut down before the end of the season.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mets News: With Mets postponed, rotation gets rescrambled


Mets News:

As we all know, the Mets were snowed out at Coors Field on Wednesday night.

This marks the third time in four days a Mets game has been postponed because of wintry weather.


The teams will play their regularly scheduled game on Thursday at 3:10 p.m. ET. The Mets then will return to Denver later in the season to make up Wednesday's postponement. The date has not yet been determined.

The snow-out pushes tonight's scheduled starter Jeremy Hefner to Saturday in place of Aaron Laffey. So the upcoming rotation is:

Thursday: Jonathon Niese vs. Jon Garland

Friday: Matt Harvey vs. Stephen Strasburg

Saturday: Hefner vs. Gio Gonzalez

Sunday: Dillon Gee vs. Jordan Zimmermann

The Mets originally had pulled Laffey from Tuesday's Game 2 in order to have him ready for Saturday against the Nats. In retrospect that was not necessary. In fact, because Monday is an off-day, the Mets will not need a fifth starter until April 27 against the Philadelphia Phillies. By then, it is conceivable Shaun Marcum will be ready to rejoin the Mets and Laffey will not be needed for a start.

"It's been odd," Terry Collins said about the three postponements in four days. "This is a game of consistency. This is a game of repetition. And when you lose those reps, you can change the outcome a lot and how things go. John Buck, here he is red hot. And now, all of a sudden, we get rained out one game and snowed out of another. And now he's not going to catch a doubleheader. It disrupts their patterns that they get used to. This has been a tough trip for us. It really has been. Guys are tired of sitting at the hotel."

As for not playing a doubleheader Thursday in Colorado, which was decided by the Rockies, Collins said: "It helps us. It's not going to help us a lot, but it helps us to leave after the [single] game and get back to New York. You know, we are going into a series this weekend where you're playing your own division, the Nationals. We won't have to get back at 5 a.m."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

2013 Mets Projected Roster with Lineup/Bench/Rotation/Bullpen


Given all the information compiled from many sources this is what the 2013 New York Mets might look like Monday to start the season.

Mets Potential Starting Lineup:
  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) - CF
  2. Daniel Murphy (L) - 2B
  3. David Wright (R)- 3B
  4. Ike Davis (L) -1B
  5. Marlon Byrd (R) - RF
  6. Lucas Duda (L) - LF
  7. John Buck (R) - C
  8. Ruben Tejada (R) - SS

Mets Bench
Jordany Valdespin (L) - IF/OF
Anthony Recker (R) - C
Omar Quintanilla (R) - IF
Collin Cowgill (R) - OF
Mike Baxter (L) - OF/1B
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Justin Turner (R) - IF (DL Possible)

Mets Rotation:
1. Jonathon Niese - LHP
2. Matt Harvey - RHP
3. Dillon Gee - RHP
4. Jeremy Hefner - RHP
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Shaun Marcum - RHP (DL, then activated for April 7 start)
Johan Santana - LHP (DL)
Jenrry Mejia - RHP (DL)

Mets Bullpen
CP - Bobby Parnell - RHP
SU - Brandon Lyon - RHP
SU - Scott Atchison - RHP
MR - Josh Edgin - LHP
MR - LaTroy Hawkins - RHP
MR - Robert Carson - LHP (LHP Scott Rice still in camp, but not on 40-man roster)
MR - Greg Burke - RHP (Side Arm)*
LRP - Jeurys Familia - RHP*
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SU/CL - Frank Francisco - RHP (DL)

*demotion candidate when Marcum activated



Monday, March 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets Bullpen Shaping Up, Wright All Good, Murphy Playing, Marcum Starting Thurs, Byrdak Ahead of Schedule, Mets Opening Rotation


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets have asked reliever Pedro Feliciano to go to Triple-A for a month to build up his arm strength, and informed Feliciano he will not make the team's Opening Day roster.

"They told me I'm going to Triple-A for a month and get my strength back," Feliciano said. "I have to talk to my agent first and then see what we're going to decide."

The Mets' decision came at the deadline to inform Feliciano whether he had made the club. Remaining with the club at the minor league level would obligate the Mets to give him a $100,000 retention bonus because of his veteran status.

"They made that decision," he said of the Mets. "I'm going to think about it and see what I decide. Hopefully somebody picks me up. We'll see what happens."

This is affirming that Robert Carson is in great shape to make the Mets' Opening Day roster, the Mets will carry two left-handers in the bullpen.

Fellow lefty Scott Rice remains in camp, but seemingly would be at an overwhelming disadvantage because, unlike Carson, he is not on the 40-man roster.

Josh Edgin is expected to be Collins' primary lefty in the bullpen.

Carson, 24, had a 4.73 ERA in 17 relief appearances in 2012, during his inaugural major league season. Lefty batters hit .286 (8-for-28) with a homer, three walks and five strikeouts.

At the contractual deadline for him to be notified, the Mets have told LaTroy Hawkins he has made the Opening Day roster.

Hawkins, 40, has not allowed a run in 5 2/3 Grapefruit League innings. Opponents have a .227 batting average against him. Hawkins has surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out four over the six appearances.

He went 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season.

David Wright said he was "all good" the day after ramping up his activity by taking live batting practice for the first time Sunday.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Wheeler, Mets Rotation, Buck, Wright, Murphy, d'Arnaud


Mets News and Notes:

For the first time since suffering a right oblique strain and being scratched from a Feb. 27 Grapefruit League game, Zack Wheeler pitched in a game Monday. Wheeler was demoted to minor league camp a week ago.

Wheeler Tweeted: "Felt good to get back in a game today. Tossed 3innings and 1 hit. Felt great"

The Mets' rotation order is beginning to become clearer.

While the Mets have yet to commit, it appears Jonathon Niese will be followed in the rotation by Shaun Marcum in Game 2 against the San Diego Padres and Matt Harvey in Game 3.

That will allow the Mets to separate similar-throwing Marcum and Dillon Gee in the rotation.

Gee would likely go in Game 4, the opener of a series against the Miami Marlins. The Mets then can go back to Niese in Game 5 before turning to Jeremy Hefner.

John Buck, who had been scheduled to catch on Sunday and today, instead has been given off by Terry Collins.

Buck has been dealing with the flu, according to the manager.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breaking News: Mets reach deal with RHP Shaun Marcum


The New York Mets, who had been the lone team not to sign a free agent to a major league contract this winter, have agreed to terms with right-hander Shaun Marcum.

Marcum, 31, will get a one-year deal contingent on passing a physical, a major league source confirmed. CBSSports and Fox reported the deal earlier Thursday.

He would fill the void left after NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and join Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee in the Mets' rotation.

Marcum's Stats
Year Age Tm W L ERA G SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2005 23 TOR 0 0 0.00 5 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 4 4
2006 24 TOR 3 4 5.06 21 0 78.1 87 44 44 14 38 65
2007 25 TOR 12 6 4.13 38 1 159.0 149 76 73 27 49 122
2008 26 TOR 9 7 3.39 25 0 151.1 126 60 57 21 50 123
2010 28 TOR 13 8 3.64 31 0 195.1 181 84 79 24 43 165
2011 29 MIL 13 7 3.54 33 0 200.2 175 84 79 22 57 158
2012 30 MIL 7 4 3.70 21 0 124.0 116 57 51 16 41 109
7 Yrs 57 36 3.76 174 1 916.2 840 405 383 124 282 746
162 Game Avg. 12 8 3.76 37 0 193 177 85 81 26 59 157
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/24/2013.
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