Showing posts with label Jenrry Mejia. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Preview: Game 14 - New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12) - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA

Preview: Game 14
New York Mets (6-7) at Arizona Diamondbacks (4-12)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 4.09 ERA vs Bronson Arroyo (1-0) 4.82 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - 9:40 PM


The Mets (6-7) look to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season. They will face veteran starter Bronson Arroyo, who signed as a free agent this offseason. The D'Back have dropped 4 in a row (4-12).

Arroyo, who played for Cincinnati for years is 8-3 with a 3.63 ERA vs the Mets in his career. The current Mets combined have hit .273 (30 for 110) with 3 HR's and 7 RBI's. Daniel Murphy has owned Arroyo (6 for 13 (.462) with 2 2B's. David Wright, who has 38 AB's vs Arroyo is batting .237 with 1 HR , 4 RBI's.

Arroyo (1-0) won his last time out (April 9th ) in San Francisco going 5 IP, 6 HIts, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's.

The Mets will counter with Jenrry Mejia (1-0), who has never faced the D'Backs in his career.  He got a no decision last time out (April 10th) @ Atlanta when he went 5 IP, 6 Hits, 4 ER, 2 HR's, 4 BB's, 7 K's. The Mets won 6-4.  Only two players on the D'Backs roster have career 5 AB's vs Mejia. Martin Prado (4), Cody Ross (1).

Let's hope Mejia can contain the D'Backs and the Mets can put up some runs against Arroyo... LGM!

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Preview: Game 9 - New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3) - Mejia (1-0) vs Hale (0-0)

Preview: Game 9
New York Mets (3-5) at Atlanta Braves (5-3)
Pitching Probables - Jenrry Mejia (1-0) 1.50 ERA vs David Hale (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio 710 WOR - 7:10PM


The Mets will try and steal the final game of the three game series in Atlanta. The Mets will have RHP Jenrry Mejia on the mound as most like to call him "Lil' Pedro". Mejia (1-0) his last time out faced the Reds going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and striking out 8. He also gave up 1 earned run. The Braves have only seen him in limited action. The Braves that have faced him are hitting .286 vs Mejia (4 for 14).  Dan Uggla has connected with a HR against Mejia.

The Mets will face Princeton Alum RHP David Hale. This will be the first time the Mets will face Hale. Hale went five innings in his first start (in Wash), giving up 5 hits, no earned runs, walked 2, while striking out 4.  He got a "No Decision".

Mets better start hitting now, Let's see how they handle Hale..

Mets Predicted Lineup

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy -2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Juan Lagares - CF
  6. Ike Davis - 1B
  7. Travis d'Arnaud - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS

Note: Ike Davis will start in place of Lucas Duda, Read Here

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 4 - Reds (3) at Mets (4) - Dipity Duda, Mejia Gets the Win



New York

W: J. Mejia (1-0) L: M. Leake (0-1) S: J. Valverde (1)
HR: CIN - J. Bruce (2)   NYM - L. Duda (1),L. Duda (2)


Lucas Duda launched a pair of two-run homers, Jenrry Mejia struck out a career-high eight batters, and the New York Mets claimed their first win of the season with a 4-3 decision over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Duda took Cincinnati starter Mike Leake deep in the fourth and then again in the sixth to provide plenty of run support for Mejia (1-0), who held the Reds to one run on four hits and five walks over six frames.

New York reliever John Lannan served up a two-run blast to Jay Bruce in the seventh that brought the Reds within one, but Kyle Farnsworth fanned Ryan Ludwick to end the frame before working a scoreless eighth.

Free-agent acquisition Jose Valverde then stranded Reds on first and second in the ninth to nail down his first save with the Mets.

Bruce finished 2-for-5 and knocked in all three Cincinnati runs, while Leake (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 frames for the Reds, who dropped two-of-three to St. Louis to open the season.

Cincinnati nearly broke through in the opening frame, as Brandon Phillips crushed a 1-2 changeup deep into left field. However, Eric Young, Jr. raced back to the warning track and made a leaping grab at the wall to keep the game scoreless.

The Reds eventually pushed a run across in the third when Bruce followed a two-out walk from Joey Votto with a single to center to score Roger Bernadina, who worked a one-out free pass.

Duda's power display started in the fourth, as he followed Curtis Granderson's leadoff double with a drive over the wall in right-center field to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

After going down in order in the fifth, New York doubled its lead in the sixth when Duda drilled a 2-1 sinker from Leake over the right-field wall to make it 4-1 in favor of the Mets.

Bruce belted his second homer of the season with two outs in the seventh to slice Cincinnati's deficit to one, but New York's bullpen closed the door over the final two frames to secure the team's first win.

Game Notes

Duda recorded his fifth career multi-homer game ... Mejia, who went 1-2 with a 2.30 earned run average in five starts last season, threw a career-high 101 pitches ... Prior to the game, Young was awarded the Lou Brock Award for leading the National League in steals last year with 46 ...  Cincinnati went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.

Box Score:

Friday, April 04, 2014

Preview: Game 4 - Reds at Mets - Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia

Preview: Game 4
Reds (1-2) at Mets (0-3)
Mike Leake vs Jenrry Mejia
TV SNY - 7:10 PM
Radio WOR


The Mets are looking for their first win at home vs the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets will send Jenrry Mejia on the hill. The Current Reds that have seen him are batting .500 (3 for 6), only 5 batters. Mejia was struck off his forearm in his last start in the spring. Mets waiting to see how he reacts..

The Mets look to get the offensive machine going. Lucas Duda expected in the lineup is batting .667 vs Leake.  Daniel Murphy and David Wright are tied for AB's against Leake (15). Murphy and Wright batting .200 against Leake.

Best Lineup vs Mike Leake

Eric Young - LF - .1000
Daniel Murphy - 2B - .200
David Wright - 3B - .200
Curtis Granderson - RF - .333
Lucas Duda - 1B - .667
Travis d'Arnaud - C - .000
Juan Lagares - CF - .000
Ruben Tejada - SS - .333

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Mejia OK, Ike get Starts, Chris Young down, Murphy in Labor

Mets News and Notes:

Jenrry Mejia was examined by a team doctor and also threw a baseball Sunday and was deemed healthy, Terry Collins said.

The manager added that Mejia is all set to face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Citi Field.

Mejia had been struck with a line drive in the right forearm Friday in Montreal. X-rays there were negative, and he was diagnosed with inflammation.
Your Opening Day starter at first base for the Mets? It's Ike Davis.

Terry Collins said he selected Davis because of his favorable career numbers against Stephen Strasburg (.364, two homers in 11 at-bats).

Still, Collins said all three first basemen will play.

Josh Satin will start Game 2 against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And Collins sounded like Duda would start Game 3.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mets News: Mejia makes the rotation, Dice-K will open in Triple-A - Maybe??

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia makes the roster and the fifth spot in the rotation, despite reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka was going to make it all along.

Dice-K will open the season with Vegas Triple-A, but there is a chance that he could still be used at the major league level without even going down.

Despite the demotion, four scenarios exist in which Matsuzaka can pitch in the majors very soon:

1) Mejia, who has a forearm bruise after being struck with a line drive Friday, is unable to make the Game 4 start and needs to be placed on the disabled list.

2) Jon Niese, who is slated to return from the disabled list April 6 to face the Cincinnati Reds, is unable to make that start.

3) The Mets navigate the Mejia and Niese injuries OK and Matsuzaka replaces Mejia after one turn through the rotation. (Officially, Alderson says the intention is to keep Mejia in the rotation beyond one start.)

4) A rainout on Opening Day means Dillon Gee’s start is pushed to Tuesday and he cannot come back as planned on Saturday, requiring Matsuzaka to step in since Niese is not eligible to return from the DL until the following day.

Matsuzaka had five scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking none, against the Jays on Saturday. Matsuzaka ended exhibition play with a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings.

Mejia had a  2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings of work this spring...

Mets News: Jenrry Mejia OK, Results of X-Rays on Forearm Negative

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia, who was struck by a liner on Friday night on his right forearm, took X-Rays and they came back negative.

According to reports, Pitching coach Dan Warthen also indicated the bunion on Mejia's right big toe was a non-issue Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Mets will announce their 25 man roster after the Spring Training Finale on Saturday..

The Mets should have Mejia and Daisuke Matsuzaka on their roster, but the status of Mejia's forearm will remain unclear to how it will respond. The Mets can option Mejia to the minors, but that would have Mejia come back 10 days later. Of Course, if he went on the DL it would be an additional five games (15 day DL).

Given the facts, Dice-K should get the Game 4 Start and Jon Niese should get the Game 6 start as he comes off the DL (barring any major setback). John Lannan provides backup as he can be the spot starter on that day.

Mets News: Jenrry Mejia gets pulled from game with bruise on forearm, might hurt his chances to start against Reds

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia’s final bid for a rotation spot might of ended with a liner to his forearm Friday night at Olympic Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins’ liner struck Mejia in the right forearm to open the bottom of the fifth inning. After a visit from Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez, Mejia slowly walked off the mound.

Mejia departed for a local hospital as the game ended to get X-rays. Collins said it swelled up a bit, let's hope it's not more than a bad bruise.. But, it could be more serious.

The forearm issue raises questions about whether Mejia will be available to take a potential start next Friday against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.

Terry Collins said before the game on Friday that Mejia was headed for the Game 4 start against the Reds, with Daisuke Matsuzaka being held back for a potential start two days later as a hedge against Jon Niese not being ready to return from a season-opening DL trip.

Now, if Mejia is unavailable, Matsuzaka likely would start Game 4 and John Lannan would be the hedge against Niese being unavailable.

Mejia produced this spring and looked great. He posted a 2.70 ERA in 13 1/3 innings.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results

Mets News and Notes:

Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg

Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here

David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post

No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here

Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and

The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN

Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets delay rotation decision by paying Matsuzaka $100K

Mets News:

According to multiple sources, The Mets have agreed to pay $100,000 to Daisuke Matsuzaka to preserve the right to have him open the season either in the minors or on the major-league roster.

The payment defers for another turn a decision on whether Matsuzaka or Jenrry Mejia will emerge as the final rotation member.

Mejia is due to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in Montreal, with Matsuzaka pitching at Olympic Stadium the following day.  Essentially, the Canadian Competition for the Mets 5th spot.

The $100,000 payment was an opportunity to delay a rotation decision and also to make sure Jon Niese will be fit for his start on April 6th.

If Jonathon Niese is unable to return from the disabled list for Game 6 of the season, the Mets would need both Mejia and Matsuzaka as starters.

But once Mejia is optioned to minor-league camp, he essentially cannot return the first 10 days of the season, so he could not step up and take that Niese start.

Matsuzaka, based on his status, was required to be informed by noon Tuesday if he had made the big-league roster. Otherwise, the Mets had to give him $100,000 for the right to send him to the minors, or cut him loose.

Mets News: Mets GM Alderson says no relief role for Jenrry Mejia

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Sandy Alderson has stated that Jenrry Mejia will not be used in the bullpen at this point, even if he loses the 5th spot in the rotation to Daisuke Matsuzaka...

Alderson said he will make the decision known later today who will win the spot. The reason why?

The Mets have to tell Matsuzaka by noon Tuesday whether he has made the Opening Day roster. Otherwise, they must pay him $100,000 for the right to send him to the minors, or cut him loose.

I said it all along, Jenrry Mejia will be insurance to Jon Niese in case any sudden setback to his April 6th start..

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mets Rumors: Mets have to figure if either Franklin, Gregorius, or Drew is worth the price at shortstop

Mets Rumors:

The Mets are looking into several alternatives at shortstop instead of Ruben Tejada. Tejada has looked mediocre at best, only having 3 hits in 25 AB's this spring with lackluster defense.. Yeah, he went to a special clinic in the winter, but it has not translated on the field as the Mets had hoped.

The problem is, at what price do the Mets get another shortstop?

Do the Mets forfeit another draft pick and cave in to the demands of Scott Boras to sign Stephen Drew?
The Mets have been willing only to go 1 year at this point, but Drew and Boras want more. The Mets are only offering $9.5 Million, but Boras has indicated that they could look towards the $14 Million mark.

For this to work, the Mets would have to give Drew a multiyear deal. The problem is the Mets most likely will go shopping for a shortstop via free agency in 2015. The big names will be J.J. Hardy, Hanley Ramirez, Jed Lowrie, and Asdrubal Cabrera.

Second Scenario: The Mets can go out and try to trade for a shortstop. The Mariners and D'Backs have shortstops available, but the Mets have to find out if the price is right.

The Mariners have infielder Nick Franklin available, who has been on the Mets radar for some time. The Mets have sent scouts to see if Franklin can handle the position at short. The Rays and Orioles have reported some interest, but see him as a logical fit at second base. Franklin hit 12 HR's a year ago and definitely give the Mets some much added pop to the lineup. Franklin is batting .235 this spring.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend

Mets News:

The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mets News: Four Mets down in Port St.Lucie already, Wright going soon

Pic Courtesy of ESPN

Mets News:

Here is something to make you feel a little warmer during these cold months.....

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Bobby Parnell, Anthony Recker, Jenrry Mejia and Andrew Brown already are working out at the Mets' Florida complex.

David Wright has indicated he plans to start working out there this week, too, after hosting an annual charity event over the weekend in his native Virginia.

Pitchers and Catchers are officially expected to report on February 15th and the rest of the position players five days later....

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Jenrry Mejia has surgery to clean out bone spur, should be ready for Spring Training

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia underwent surgery Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow.

Mejia had hoped to get through the season before undergoing the elbow cleanout procedure, but the discomfort became too great during an Aug. 17 start at San Diego and he was shut down.

Especially if Matt Harvey will miss 2014, Mejia should be a factor in competing for a rotation spot in spring training. He was 1-2 with a 2.30 ERA in five major league starts this season.

Elbow cleanouts typically are benign procedures (Frank Francisco being an exception), so Mejia should be ready in plenty of time for the opening of camp in February.

In other related news, Jeremy Hefner tweeted his Tommy John surgery has been completed on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Injury Updates: Wright, Hefner, Mejia, Parnell

Injury Updates:

  • Third baseman David Wright (hamstring) expects to return this season, but hasn't begun baseball activities just yet. He's not sure when he'd return.
  • Tommy John Surgery was recommended for starter Jeremy Hefner, who has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, according to Mets manager Terry Collins, but surgery likely would be soon.
  • Jenrry Mejia (elbow) will have season-ending surgery likely within the next seven to 10 days to remove the bone spur in his right elbow, and get the elbow cleaned out. The surgery had always been planned, but Mejia felt discomfort during his Saturday start.
  • Bobby Parnell's (herniated disc in neck) symptoms have lessened but not to the point where he can begin baseball activities.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mets News: Jenrry Mejia to DL, Greg Burke called up to help bullpen

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia has been placed on the DL. Terry Collins presumed Mejia would undergo surgery soon to remove the bone spur and miss the remainder of the season.

Sidearm reliever Greg Burke has been promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas for bullpen duty.

Collins added that the two "immediate" options are to have Carlos Torres fill in for a start or skip Mejia's turn because Thursday is a team off-day. In the latter scenario, however, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler would have to pitch on standard rest, further jeopardizing their ability to complete the season before hitting innings caps.

If Torres were to start, Collins said, it would not be to complete the season. Instead, young pitchers in the minors not facing innings limits would be used.

Mets News: Mejia leaves game in 4th inning with elbow discomfort, DL possible

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia left Saturday's start against the San Diego Padres after delivering his second pitch of the fourth inning with what the team announced is right elbow discomfort.

Mejia has stated he needs surgery after the season to remove a bone spur from the elbow. He spent the first half of the season on the disabled list with discomfort.

Assuming Mejia is unable to proceed in the rotation, Carlos Torres could slide back into a starting role. The Mets then could call up a bullpen arm from Triple-A -- potentially Greg Burke.

Jeremy Hefner is on the DL with an MCL strain in his right elbow, and will be evaluated Monday to determine if he needs Tommy John surgery.

Sandy Alderson is on the record saying minor league candidates Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are not optimal rotation fill-ins because they are approaching tight innings caps this season.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Flores DL?, Francisco Throws, Familia going to Throw, Parnell Progressing, Mejia don't have limit, A Scout's Take on Juan Lagares

Mets News and Notes:

Flores DL?:

Wilmer Flores' sprained right ankle felt worse Tuesday, creating the possibility of a DL trip, Terry Collins said.

Flores twisted the ankle running the bases in the second inning Monday night and limped badly after the game. He remained in the series opener and completed the game after getting the ankle taped.

Collins said a DL determination likely would not be made for a couple of days.

Sandy Alderson said Flores has not undergone X-rays or an MRI.

"It's pretty stiff," Collins said. "In this world we live in, there's always the possibility of the DL. We certainly won't know anything for a day or so. I think the fact that he was taped up might have kept it a little bit intact. But after the game he was very, very uncomfortable. And today he was even worse than last night."

Francisco Throws and Familia going to Throw:

Frank Francisco, who has yet to appear this season, threw off a mound in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday for the first time since receiving anti-inflammatory injections in his right elbow in mid-July.

Francisco threw only fastballs. He tossed 20 pitches.

Francisco underwent what seemed like a benign surgery on Dec. 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

Meanwhile, Jeurys Familia is due to throw off a mound Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery on June 5 to clean out his right elbow.

Parnell Progress:

Closer Bobby Parnell was deemed to be making "good progress" in rebounding from a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had received an epidural injection on Aug. 5.

Parnell recently was reevaluated by team doctors. He remains idle, though.

LaTroy Hawkins primarily has handled the closing duties in Parnell's absence.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mets News: Jenrry Mejia's bone spurs affected him on the mound

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia expects to have offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow. The issue affected him during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

Terry Collins, in fact, spotted Mejia uncomfortable and flexing his forearm after Mejia surrendered a third-inning sacrifice fly to Giancarlo Stanton. Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came to the mound to check on Mejia.

Mejia ultimately was charged with three runs in six innings.

"After the sacrifice fly, I looked out there and he was wiggling his forearm. I said I better check and see if his elbow is flaring up," Collins said. "The doctors actually have said you're going to have to fight through the discomfort at times. Sometimes it's going to be there. Sometimes it isn't. He said it was rubbing a little bit, but it was nothing. He said he was fine. He obviously finished and threw the ball good."

Said Mejia: "I feel something, but it doesn't bother me."

As for Mejia's performance, Collins said: "The first couple of innings, he was behind a lot of counts, which is what he wasn't the other day. ... But he threw fine. He kept us in the game. He didn't let it get out of control. I liked what I saw, for sure."
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