Showing posts with label Keith Hernandez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keith Hernandez. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Collins on Murphy, Wright, Santana, Mex on C's, Wheeler, Francisco Updates


Terry Collins said the Mets are eyeing the middle of next week to get David Wright at-bats, but caution will be the priority as the captain returns from a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

“Each and every step is a positive with David," Collins said after Wright hit off a tee and hit flips Saturday. "We’re looking at the middle of next week for possible at-bats as we head into next weekend. Once again, I’m going to be very cautious. This guy is a huge piece. The last thing we need to do is to try to tell him he needs to rush or he needs to hurry. But we’ll see where he is in the middle of next week.”

Meanwhile, Daniel Murphy may enter a minor league game Sunday. Murphy last played in a minor league game eight days ago, logging five innings at second base, but his injured right side subsequently became tight.

“I think it’s too early to tell,” Collins said about whether Murphy could be ready for Opening Day. “A minor league game -- is he going to play four innings? Two innings? Three innings? How many at-bats is he going to get? … The last time he played in a minor league game he rushed it and he took a huge step backward. I will be the first guy in the morning to make sure he does not overdo it tomorrow.”

On Johan Santana, Collins said: "I've kind of had that feeling for a while that he's going to be very cautious getting himself back, making sure his shoulder is at the same strength it was last year when he left here. This guy started throwing last December [in 2011]. You're looking at December, January, February, March last year before he left here. And his arm was in great shape. We're starting in basically February this year. I don't necessarily think it's going to take four months, but it may take six weeks to get him where he wants to be."

Keith Hernandez, the first captain in Mets history, said he regrets wearing the "C" on his jersey to denote the role.

"I kind of liked it from the beginning," Hernandez told Newsday. "It's kind of an ego thing. But the more and more I wore it, the more it got a little bit ... it was too big."

"I wish I hadn't," Hernandez continued. "It was like a hockey 'C' instead of the smaller 'C'. But that's what they did. But [Derek] Jeter doesn't wear a 'C'. It's not necessary. Everybody knows."

Zack Wheeler pitched in a minor league intrasquad game Saturday, and the various MLB scouts who flocked to the event could not stop raving.

Wheeler was pumping fastballs with a smooth delivery at 96-98 mph, and also was flashing a curveball, slider and an occasional changeup.

"He's got four pitches," one scout observed.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey Notes, Mets at Home, Hernandez's Mustache


Mets News and Notes:

R.A. Dickey became the sixth pitcher in franchise history to produce a 20-win season as the Mets completed their home schedule with a 6-5 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon. David Wright hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and the Mets survived Jon Rauch surrendering a two-run homer to Alex Presley in the ninth.


Dickey became the first knuckleballer to win 20 games since Joe Niekro with the Houston Astros in 1980, according to STATS LLC. He will make one more start this season, in Miami. "The road to where he is today, a lot of people dream it. Few achieve it," Terry Collins said. In the Cy Young race, Gio Gonzalez improved to 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA after allowing three runs in six innings in Washington's 7-3 win at Philly on Thursday night.

A statistical comparison of NL Cy Young candidates R.A. Dickey and Gio Gonzalez.

Dickey Stat Gonzalez
20-6 Record 21-8
2.69 ERA 2.89
227.2 Innings 199.1
222 Strikeouts 207
1.05 WHIP 1.13
5 CG 2
3 Shutouts 1

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright's Record, Dickey's Option, Carson, Hernandez's Stache, Familia, CitiField Dimensions


Mets News and Notes:

David Wright passed Ed Kranepool for the franchise career hits record and Jeremy Hefner rebounded from failing to record an out in his previous start by tossing seven scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-0, Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Wright had a pair of hits and now has 1,420 in his career, moving past Kranepool (1,418). The third baseman also has claimed the franchise records for RBI, runs and walks this season. He previously had claimed the doubles and extra-base hits records.

“I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been able to accomplish what I’ve been able to accomplish so far, but there’s a huge hole in doing what I think I want to accomplish as a team,” Wright told reporters. “Obviously, individually, there’s a lot more I’d like to accomplish. I’m proud of the fact I’ve had the career I’ve had so far, and I’ve worked extremely hard and feel very fortunate to be in this position. So I’m proud of that, but there’s still a big hole that’s inside.”

Dickey has a team-friendly option for next season at $5 million. He won't be as Charitable in his new deal...

"It’s different in that you accept the first contract trying to be compensated for 13 years of playing the game and finally getting a chance to take care of your family,” Dickey told McCullough. “This mentality is different, because I’ve done that now. I have more freedom to really weigh things. ...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Eliminated, 10 Pitchers, Edgin, Dickey, Hernandez's Mustache, Familia


Keith Shaving it Off
Mets News and Notes:

The Mets, who officially were eliminated from postseason contention, got a postgame chewing out from manager Terry Collins. He deferred questions about whether the team had quit to the players, who denied it.

The Mets now try to avoid last place in the NL East when they play host to the Miami Marlins this weekend.

The Mets used 10 pitchers in Thursday's loss, a franchise record for a nine-inning game. Philadelphia had not swept the Mets in a three-game series in Queens since Sept. 14-16, 2007 -- when Jimmy Rollins' "team to beat" prognostication began to be achieved. The official attendance was announced at a season-low 20,100 tickets sold, although no more than a few thousand appeared to actually have attended last night's game. The Mets failed to exceed three runs for the 16th straight home game, two shy of matching the 1915 Yankees' major league record.

Left-hander reliever Josh Edgin, who surrendered a homer to Ryan Howard for the second straight day, is being shut down for the season. That was resolved before Edgin allowed Thursday's ninth-inning grand slam to Howard in the series finale. While his overall innings count is comparable to 2011, Edgin has made 26 more appearances than a year ago.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Hernandez, Familia, Harvey, Byrdak, Kids Go Free, Pelfrey


Mets News and Notes:

David Wright tells Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com that he is "extremely optimistic" about reaching a long-term extension with the Mets this offseason.

"I've really enjoyed it here," Wright said. "... Although we haven't gotten things completely turned around, we've taken small steps in the right direction and have something to build on. ... There's not a single complaint that I have. [The Mets] drafted me as a kid. They developed me. They've given me an opportunity to make a living playing a game. There's a tremendous amount of mutual respect. They've gone above and beyond. ... My favorite player was Cal Ripken. The biggest reason for that was, I like that he stayed."

Keith Hernandez tells Richard Sandomir in the Times that his intention is to report for color-commentary duty for the Oct. 3 season finale in Miami without his signature mustache.

Familia's major league debut began by striking out Lance Berkman with a 97 mph fastball. He then surrendered a single to Jon Jay, but immediately erased him by coaxing a double-play grounder from Matt Carpenter. Fred Lewis, 31, also made his Mets debut. He opened the ninth by grounding out to shortstop against Trevor Rosenthal.

Collins said postgame it was not yet resolved whether Harvey would have one or two remaining starts. The five innings logged Tuesday give him 47 1/3 in the majors and 110 with Triple-A Buffalo this season.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling are building affordable homes for 12 Families


Keith Hernandez working with volunteers putting up sheet rock @habitatNYC build in Brooklyn...

Keith & Ron Darling will be building affordable housing for 12 families as part of the Mets Alumni Assoc. Presented by

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mets Create "Get Well" card for Carter


According to ESPN's Mike Mazzeo, the Mets have created a Get Well card for Gary Carter- who is currently undergoing radiation treatment and chemotherapy as he tries to overcome Stage 4 brain cancer. The card is available for fans to sign in the rotunda at Citi Field. Mookie Wilson, Terry Collins and Ron Darling all signed before Friday's game. A close friend will deliver the card to Carter.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Audio: Keith Hernandez talks to Boomer and Carton about the Subway Series



Friday, November 19, 2010

Video: Keith Hernandez falls asleep during broadcast


This video originally aired 5/11/10 in Tampa....

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