Showing posts with label Chris Young. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Young. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mets Pitching Matchups vs Tampa Bay (6/12-6/14)

RHP Chris Young (0-0, 3.60 ERA) opposes RHP Alex Cobb (2-2, 4.12) in the opener Tuesday..

On Wednesday, RHP R.A. Dickey (9-1, 2.44) takes a 24 2/3-inning scoreless streak into a matchup with LHP David Price (8-3, 2.40). Dickey is within seven innings of matching Jerry Koosman's franchise record, which was set in 1973. 

LHP Johan Santana (3-3, 2.96), pitching with one extra day of rest this time, like the rest of the staff, tries to bounce back from a four-homer barrage in the Bronx when he opposes RHP Jeremy Hellickson (4-2, 2.65) in the 1:10 p.m. series finale Thursday.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Ramirez, Rauch, Bay, Hairston, Young, Beato, Satin, Quintanilla, Tejada, Cedeno

Mets News and Notes:

Rookie Elvin Ramirez could not limit the damage after Santana departed. Ramirez, making his third major league appearance, walked four and was charged with three runs in 1 2/3 innings. The Mets' lone run came with two outs in the ninth inning against ex-teammate Ryota Igarashi.

Jon Rauch rejoined the Mets bullpen after skipping the series in D.C. to allow the inflammation in his "debris"-littered right elbow to calm. He entered with the Mets trailing by nine runs in the eighth and tossed a scoreless frame that included one bloop hit. Rauch said he took anti-inflammatory medication while remaining behind in New York. He assigned the root of the issue to bones grating with each other and irritating a nerve. He told reporters surgery will not be necessary.

Jason Bay, scratched from Thursday's lineup because of nausea he blamed on antibiotics being taken for a sinus infection, made his first appearance with the Mets since April 23 in the series opener. Bay started in left field and batted seventh. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Lucas Duda served as the DH.

Scott Hairston, who entered Wednesday's starting lineup after Bay was scratched, started a second straight game against a right-hander over odd-man-out Andres Torres. The current outfield crunch is not as severe as it will be next Friday, when the Mets return to National League play at home against Cincinnati and lose the DH. At that point, Duda could shift to first base and Ike Davis could be vulnerable. Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the opener against the Yankees.

Former hitting coach Howard Johnson (@20Hojo) tweeted about Davis: "Ike's reputation of questioning umpires on every strike is coming back to haunt him...anything close goes against him..."

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Roster Moves: Bay, Beato, Young, Satin

According to ESPN NY's Adam Rubin, Jason Bay and Pedro Beato both have been activated from the disabled list for Wednesday's game against the Nats.

The Mets placed Chris Young on paternity leave to temporarily free one roster spot between his starts. Josh Satin also has been designated for assignment to clear room.

Satin now will be exposed to waivers and must clear in order to be sent to Triple-A Buffalo. Beato needed that 40-man roster spot, since he did not count against it while on the 60-day DL.

Beato began the season on the DL with shoulder discomfort suffered during spring training. He made nine rehab-assignment appearances, the final six with Buffalo. Overall, he allowed one run on seven hits and five walks while striking out 10 in 13 innings.

Young's wife Liz gave birth to the couple's third child, Grant Christopher, at 9:45 this morning. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Young, Batista, Santana, Davis, Tejada , Bay

Here are some Mets News and Notes:

Chris Young will start Tuesday for the Mets in the series opener at Washington. It will be Young's first major league action since May 1, 2011 -- before surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder. That is the same surgery Johan Santana underwent the previous September.

Miguel Batista (lower back/oblique) also will be activated from the disabled list. He work in the bullpen behind Young, who likely will be capped at 80-85 pitches.

One of the two roster spots will be forfeited by reliever Jack Egbert, who will be removed from the 40-man roster. It's unclear if Rauch is a DL candidate and will open the other 25-man roster spot, although that seems plausible. The Mets did not end up placing Ramon Ramirez (hamstring) on the DL before Monday's game.

Johan Santana, it turns out, will get two extra days of rest after his 134-pitch no-hitter. The southpaw will pitch Friday's series opener at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets will go with a six-man rotation for one turn. After Young Tuesday in D.C., Jeremy Hefner faces the Nats on Wednesday and R.A. Dickey on Thursday. Dillon Gee faces the Yankees on Saturday and Jon Niese on Sunday, keeping the Mets' two southpaws separated by a right-hander.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Mets getting Healthy: Pitchers Chris Young, Miguel Batista Expected Back Tuesday, Tejada Not Far Behind

Mets announced that RHP Chris Young, who’s been rehabbing from shoulder surgery, will be called up to start on Tuesday.

Miguel Batista will be activated from the DL on the same day to piggyback Young, who will likely be on a limited pitch count.

This will give Johan Santana a extra day off after his 134 pitch No-Hitter.

Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) will begin a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Buffalo. Wally Backman indicated Tejada is scripted for five innings apiece Monday and Tuesday, seven innings Wednesday and a full game Thursday with the Bisons. Collins expects Tejada to be activated from the DL for Friday's game in the Bronx.

Other Notes:
Mike Baxter, who had the no-hitter-saving catch for Santana, officially landed on the DL with a displaced collarbone and fractured rib cartilage Sunday.

The Mets promoted corner infielder Josh Satin from Buffalo. The Mets also brought left-hander Robert Carson to New York, but Ramon Ramirez -- who injured a hamstring en route to the Santana postgame celebration -- remains active at least until a doctor's exam today.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Mets Pitcher Chris Young makes a big step in his rehab, getting closer to rotation?

Chris Young took another step toward completing his rehab from shoulder capsule-repair surgery by throwing six scoreless innings for Buffalo on Thursday, allowing only two hits to Columbus.

He walked three and struck out two and threw 50 of his 87 pitches for strikes. The Mets have been talking about Young making one more start for Buffalo before bringing him up to the majors to slot into their rotation. He has now made four rehab starts.

After the outing, Young told the Buffalo News: “I’ll do what’s best for the New York Mets. We’ll sit down and discuss it. We’re trying to win a championship there. That’s most important. The team is off to a great start and obviously I want to be a part of it. I feel good and given the results today I feel like I’m pretty close to being ready. We’ll sit down and talk and see what they feel is appropriate. If it’s here, that’s great. If it’s in New York, I’ll be ready to help win a ballgame there.”

In Other Mets News,RHP Manny Acosta, designated for assignment earlier this week by the Mets, cleared waivers and was out-righted to Buffalo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Injury Updates: Thole, Tejada, Young, Batista, Bay

Here are some Mets injury updates from across the web:

Josh Thole, nearing a return to the Mets from a concussion, is slated to DH for Triple-A Buffalo tonight and catch Chris Young on Thursday morning with the Bisons.

Thole then is expected to be activated Friday. The Mets could ever-so-briefly carry three bona fide catchers, but eventually they likely will have to make a choice of whom to retain at the major league level between Rob Johnson and Mike Nickeas. Either can be demoted without being exposed to waivers.

The news is not as positive for Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) as is the case with Thole. Alderson said the shortstop, who was examined by team doctors Tuesday in Manhattan, will remain in New York getting treatment at least through Friday.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Injury Updates: Tejada, Cedeno, Thole, Young, Batista

Ruben Tejada has been out since straining the quad running to first base on May 6.

He attempted some baserunning Friday that went “so-so,” Terry Collins said, then adding “it’s not a setback.”

“He still has some point tenderness in the thigh so it has not changed,” the manager said. “When he runs the bases he said he was still uncomfortable, so they slowed him down.”

Collins said Friday that when Tejada is able to come off the DL, he will return as the starting shortstop because the club needs his hitting (he was batting .305).

But when asked about the level of concern, he said, “It didn’t heal as fast as I had hoped but that’s what every manager wants – a guy to get well fast. Anytime you have a strained muscle it may take three weeks. We were hoping we’d get him back faster but it looks like it’s going to have to run the course.”

Though the Mets don’t want him running, Tejada has been taking infield and will play DH in an extended spring training game on Monday.

Ronny Cedeno came out of Saturday’s game after drawing a walk in the eighth inning, feeling a cramp in the calf. He got treatment Sunday. Of the severity of the pain he said, “I don’t feel anything (serious). After the cramp, my calf feels sore.”

Right hander Chris Young makes his fourth minor league start on Thursday for Triple-A Buffalo as he works back from last May’s shoulder surgery . . .

Catcher Josh Thole, on the 7-day DL with a concussion since May 8, will be behind the plate in an extended spring training game on Monday. . . .

Righthander Miguel Batista, on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain, will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Here are some Mets News and Notes:

STREAK AT FIVE: The Mets have won five in a row following a season-high four-game losing streak...The five-game winning streak is the longest active current streak in the majors and is the longest since the club won five straight from July 25-29, 2011.

SHOOTING FOR SIX: The Mets aim for their sixth straight win of the year tonight ...It would be New York’s longest winning streak since they also rattled off six consecutive wins from April 21-27, 2011...The last time the Mets were six games over .500 was after beating the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings in San Francisco on July 18, 2010 (49-43).

8,000 GAMES: The Mets will play their 8,000th regular season game in team history tonight...New York is 3,829-4,162 with eight ties all-time.

NEW BALLPARKS: The Mets will play their first game at Marlins Park tonight…Since 2000, the Mets are 7-6 in their first game in a new ballpark…New York posted victories in its very first game in new facilities in Houston (2000), Pittsburgh (2001), Cincinnati (2003), Philadelphia (2004), St. Louis (2006), Detroit (2007), and Washington’s Nationals Park (2008), while losing its first game at San Francisco (2000), Milwaukee (2001), San Diego (2004), Washington’s RFK Stadium (2005), and falling in its first game at Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium...New York went 74-72 in the Marlins old ballpark.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Mets Making Roster Moves: Option Schwinden, Call up Rottino, Batista will start in 5th spot

The Mets on Friday announced that Batista will take Chris Schwinden's place in the rotation. Batista will be available out of the bullpen throughout this weekend, before starting Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.

That could last for any number of starts, with manager Terry Collins indicating he would like for Batista to stay in that role at least until Chris Young is ready to join the team.

The Mets optioned the struggling Schwinden to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Friday's game, activating utility man Vinny Rottino to take his place on the roster.

Rottino's stay in New York will be temporary; once Batista moves out of the bullpen, the Mets will replace him with another reliever -- most likely D.J. Carrasco, who has moved up to Buffalo in his rehab from a sprained right ankle.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mets and RHP Chris Young agree to terms on a minor league deal

The New York Mets and pitcher Chris Young agreed to terms on a minor-league contract,

the team announced on Monday.

Young spent the 2011 campaign with the Mets and held a 1-0 record with a 1.88 earned run average in four starts before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a tear in his right anterior shoulder capsule -- the same injury the sidelined teammate Johan Santana for the 2011 season.

The 6-foot-10 right-hander has been hampered by injuries of late, appearing in just eight games over the past two seasons.

A third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000, Young has appeared in 139 games -- all starts -- with the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Mets over his eight-year career and holds a 49-34 record with a 3.74 ERA.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chris Young Part II ???

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a source that Young has narrowed his choices to the Mets or Padres and is “more inclined” to return to New York.
“It will happen,” the person said, predicting that Young will return to the New York.
The Mets need starting pitching depth in the worst way right now, but Young is no sure thing to contribute anytime soon. He is currently working his way back from May 2010 surgery to repair the anterior capsule muscle in his right shoulder.

Current Mets’ starter Johan Santana underwent the same procedure in September of 2010 and missed the entire 2011 season. Young told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick in January that he hopes to be pitching again by April.

Young, who turns 34 in May, posted a 1.88 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with New York last season prior to the surgery. He has been limited to just 22 starts over the past three seasons due to shoulder woes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mets open to bringing back RHP Chris Young

Sandy Alderson tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young, likely on a minor league contract.  Young made just four starts for the Mets last year before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, but he tells Crasnick that he hopes to be pitching by April and his "arm feels the best it has felt in quite some time" (both Twitter links).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jose Reyes and six other Mets players file for free agency

According to the NY Daily News, Seven Mets were among the 148 major leaguers listed by the Players' Association as free agents Sunday, but all winter intrigue in Flushing will involve one name,  Jose Reyes.

In addition to Reyes, Willie Harris, Scott Hairston, Chris Young, Chris Capuano, Jason Isringhausen and Miguel Batista will be able to sign with other clubs starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Until then, teams have exclusive negotiating rights with their players.

As the Daily News reported Friday, the Mets will not sign Reyes during that period, and will allow other teams to set the market for the shortstop. Once that market is set - and team insiders are expecting the process to stretch into December or beyond - the Mets will decide if they consider it reasonable.

Beyond that slow-rolling drama, the Mets are highly unlikely to be high-end shoppers this offseason. If they do not re-sign Reyes, the team will look at the middle of that 148-player list, not the top. Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson will wear other uniforms next season, as none of those top-tier names fits the Mets' needs and/or budget.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pipe Dream: Chris Young Opts for Season Ending Surgery

Placed on the disabled list with a shoulder injury earlier this week, Mets right-hander Chris Young has opted for surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

Young’s career has been filled with injuries, which is why he’s never thrown even 180 innings in a season and has logged a total of just 222 innings during the past four years.

He made just four starts with the Padres last season and was shut down by the Mets after the same number of starts this year, but did go 3-0 with a 1.43 ERA in those eight outings.

Because of his lengthy injury history Young could manage only an incentive-laden one-year contract as a free agent, so the Mets are on the hook for just $1.1 million, which actually isn’t such a bad price for four very good starts.

Guess we will see more of  Dillon Gee this year and see what he is made of.  Hard Luck Jenrry Mejia probably would have been called up if he was not injured.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Video: Mets Starting Pitcher Chris Young Discusses Shoulder Stiffness in Pen

Chris Young discusses the shoulder tightness that forced him to be scratched from Saturday's start and will send him for an MRI on Sunday.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Chris Young vs Phillies: Good Matchup for Mets Tonight

Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Chris Young
Raul Ibanez29 9 1 1 0 1 2 4 .310 .355 .414 .769
Placido Polanco2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Jimmy Rollins11 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Brian Schneider8 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .375 .444 .500 .944
Shane Victorino12 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .333 .583
Pete Orr1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Valdez7 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .429 .429 .571 1.000
Ryan Howard11 2 1 0 1 3 4 5 .182 .400 .545 .945
Carlos Ruiz5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
Ben Francisco3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Michael Martinez0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000

The Mets have a good match-up here. Chris Young has had good success against the Phillies lifetime. He has held the Great Ryan Howard to a lonely .182.

New York Mets Career statistics vs. Cliff Lee
Carlos Beltran4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Scott Hairston6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay7 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .429 .429 .429 .857
Daniel Murphy3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000

On the other hand, the Mets batters have not seen too much action from Cliff Lee, but Jason Bay is batting .429 against him (above). I expect another low scoring affair. Good Luck Mets ...Break this losing streak

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chris Young vs Nationals, He has owned them in the past

Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Chris Young
Ivan Rodriguez8 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Stairs3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Alex Cora2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jerry Hairston Jr.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Rick Ankiel6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jayson Werth7 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125
Adam LaRoche20 3 1 0 1 3 2 7 .150 .227 .350 .577
Michael Morse3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ian Desmond3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333

Chris Young is coming off a injury, but it is clear that this lineup has not had much success hitting only .102 collectively. It will be interesting to see how Young responds in Washington..

Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 23 - Mets at Nationals

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New York Mets (9-13) at Washington Nationals (10-10), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Chris Young (1-0, 1.46) Washington - Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.70)

The New York Mets will take their new-found winning ways to Washington this evening for the start of a three-game series with the Nationals.

New York ran its win streak to four games Sunday by completing a weekend home sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. David Wright clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the fourth, while Jason Pridie belted a three-run homer in the 8-4 victory. New York starter Jon Niese (1-3) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over seven innings to help the Mets extend their longest winning streak of the season following a dismal 2-12 stretch.

"It's always good to get the offense going. It makes me a lot more comfortable on the mound," Niese said. "We're playing good baseball right now."

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