Showing posts with label Matt den Dekker. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mets News and Notes: d'Arnaud to return against A's, Nieuwenhuis back with big club

Mets News and Notes:

d'Arnaud Return
The Mets tentatively plan to promote Travis d'Arnaud to the major league club during next week's June 24-25 series against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field, according to ESPN.

D'Arnaud is hitting .410 with five homers and 12 RBIs in 39 at-bats since his June 7 demotion.

By keeping d'Arnaud in the minors less than 20 days, d'Arnaud's option will be rescinded -- meaning he will retain the option to be used during the 2015 season or beyond, if the club desires to demote him again.

D'Arnaud was hitting .180 with three homers and nine RBIs in 128 at-bats when he was dispatched to Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis back with big club
The Mets demoted Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Las Vegas after Wednesday's series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. Fellow lefty-hitting outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join the Mets for Thursday's series opener in Miami.

Den Dekker batted .156 (7-for-45) with one RBI in 17 games.

Nieuwenhuis is hitting .272 with 10 homers and 28 RBIs in 180 at-bats with Vegas. He has produced four multi-hit games in his past five starts with the Pacific Coast League club.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee will be with Mets on Thursday, Lagares hitting BP, Trading Chris Young, Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker

Mets News and Notes:

Gee will be with Mets on Thursday
Dillon Gee is due to be at Marlins Park on Thursday for a bullpen session with Mets staff before the team's series opener against the Miami Marlins.

Gee threw off a mound on Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

That mound session Thursday should be the final step before Gee is cleared to face batters.

Lagares hitting BP
Meanwhile, Juan Lagares faced John Lannan in batting practice on Monday in Port St. Lucie. That signaled to Terry Collins that Lagares is nearing the beginning of a rehab assignment.

Lagares has been on the DL since June 2 with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.

Trading Chris Young
In an ideal world, the Mets would be able to trade Chris Young before the July 31 deadline -- or even before Aug. 31, since his $7.25 million contract should easily pass through waivers. But even a team insider acknowledged having a market for him is a long-shot given his current production, even if the Mets picked up the remaining salary.

In the series opener at Busch Stadium, C.Y. was out of the lineup for a second straight day since striking out four times Saturday. He is hitting .196 with four homers in 163 at-bats.

Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker
The Mets demoted Andrew Brown to clear the roster spot for the return of E.Y. Jr. from the disabled list. Terry Collins indicated a primary factor in selecting Brown over Matt den Dekker is den Dekker's ability to play center field.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Video: Matt den Dekker's Defensive Gems

Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of a homer in the 2nd and throws out Reid Brignac at the plate one inning later

Monday, June 02, 2014

Mets News: Juan Lagares to DL, Matt den Dekker back with big club

Mets News:

The New York Mets placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list with a strained rib-cage muscle before Monday's series finale against the Phillies.

Lagares was diagnosed with an intercostal strain Monday after undergoing an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. He had departed Sunday's game at Citizens Bank Park in the 10th inning complaining of pain in his right rib cage.

The Mets promoted outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Las Vegas, but den Dekker never left.

After 14-inning games Friday and Saturday, the Mets had demoted den Dekker before Sunday's game to add an extra arm, Dana Eveland, from the minor leagues. Den Dekker was due to fly to Las Vegas on Sunday night, but was told to remain in Philly after Lagares' situation worsened.

Normally players need to spend 10 days in the minor leagues after being optioned, but an exemption is made for a return in a shorter time frame if a DL move coincides.

Mets News: Juan Gone?, den Dekker to replace him?

Pray for the Best

Mets News:

According to ESPN, Juan Lagares is headed to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a Monday morning MRI of his painful right rib cage as the Mets make initial preparations to put the center fielder on the disabled list.

Matt den Dekker, who was due to fly from Philly to Las Vegas on Sunday night, instead has been told to skip the flight and stick around. Den Dekker, demoted before Sunday's game when the Mets added extra arm Dana Eveland, would be re-promoted for Monday's series finale assuming Lagares lands on the DL, which is expected.

Den Dekker normally would have to spend 10 days in the minors after a demotion, but that rule is waived if a major league player simultaneously is placed on the DL.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets send down Matt den Dekker to make room for Dana Eveland

Mets News:

In order to add extra arm Dana Eveland from Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets have demoted Matt den Dekker and will play down a position player.

The Mets and Philadelphia Phillies have played consecutive 14-inning games -- the first teams to do so on back-to-back days since the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians June 20-21, 2003, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Hence the need for the extra arm.

Den Dekker had only limited playing time since a May 26 promotion coinciding with Eric Young Jr. landing on the disabled list. Den Dekker appeared in three games off the bench, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee Setback?, den Dekker Up - Black Down, EY to DL? , d'Arnaud HR's for Binghamton

Mets News and Notes:

Gee Setback?
Injured Mets starter Dillon Gee did not throw a bullpen session on Sunday as planned, general manager Sandy Alderson revealed following the team's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Citi Field.

"Dillon Gee did not feel comfortable today throwing a 'pen," Alderson said. "It never got that far. So we’ll back him off a little bit."

Gee, off to a great start this season (3-1, 2.73 ERA), was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 14 with a strained right lat muscle. He told reporters Sunday morning that he did plan to throw Sunday, so something clearly changed.

Gee's setback means we'll likely see more of rookies Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom, who both joined the starting rotation recently, replacing Gee and Jenrry Mejia (who is now the Mets' closer).

den Dekker Up - Black Down
Alderson also revealed that reliever Vic Black is headed back to Triple-A Las Vegas, and confirmed that outfielder Matt den Dekker is headed from Las Vegas to New York, with outfielder Eric Young Jr. likely headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury (reported first by colleague Adam Rubin).

Black was called up as the Mets' extra man for Sunday's doubleheader but did not pitch in either game.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/20: Matt den Dekker's two-run double lifts 51's over Fresno, Fulmer strikes out ten for St.Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/20:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 3, FRESNO 2: Matt den Dekker's two-run double in the seventh lifted the 51s from a late one-run deficit. Andrew Brown earlier contributed a solo homer -- his ninth long ball of the season. It was Brown's 60th career homer in the Pacific Coast League, making him the sixth active PCL player to reach that threshold. Buddy Carlyle (1-0), Zack Thornton and Vic Black (seventh save) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. Las Vegas improved to 32-13. Box

Mets AA - PORTLAND 2, BINGHAMTON 1: The B-Mets went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded the tying run at third base as the game ended. Binghamton jumped on the board in the second against Portland starter Brian Johnson. Jayce Boyd singled and Cory Vaughn doubled off the top of the “Maine Monster.” With two in scoring position, Dustin Lawley lifted a sac fly. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski opened his eighth start with three scoreless innings, then ran into trouble in the fourth. Blake Swihart erased Binghamton’s lead by blasting a solo homer. Gorski was burned by a shaky defensive stretch later in the frame. With a runner on first, shortstop Matt Reynolds had a bouncing ball squeak under his glove for an error. With runners at the corners, Gorski tossed a pickoff attempt to first. The runner on third, Henry Ramos, broke for home. Matt Clark read the play, but his throw to the plate skipped past Kevin Plawecki, giving the Sea Dogs a 2-1 lead. Portland reliever Matty Ott ran into a jam in the eighth. He walked Travis Taijeron to start the inning. After a single and a flyout put runners at the corners, Reynolds ripped a grounder to third. Taijeron broke for the plate on contact and was gunned down by former Mets farmhand Stefan Welch. Plawecki then flied out to end the threat. Binghamton received one last chance in the ninth when Derrik Gibson dropped Clark’s fly ball to left-center for a two-base error to start the inning. Clark moved to third on a groundout, but was left 90 feet from the plate as Noe Ramirez retired Vaughn and Lawley. Gorski (3-2) allowed two runs (one earned) and fanned six in five innings. Box

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mets Stat Facts: Anthony Recker, Eric Young, Matt den Dekker, Top of the Order Domination

Mets Stat Facts:

Birthday Recker
Anthony Recker became the second Mets player to homer in his birthday on the last 10 seasons, and the first to do so since Carlos Beltran homered on his 31st birthday in 2008. The last to homer and reach base at least three times, as Recker did, was Jeromy Burnitz on his 34th birthday in 2003.

Top of the order domination
Each of the first three hitters in the Mets lineup on Thursday (Young, Daniel Murphy and Andrew Brown) had multiple hits and multiple RBIs. It's unusual for the Mets to get that kind of production out of each of their top three hitters. The multi-hit, multi-RBI combo had only been done three times previously, the last coming in 2006, also against the Phillies. The hitters that day were Jose Reyes, Paul Lo Duca and Beltran.

Elias Sports Bureau Stat of the Series
Eric Young surpassed 30 steals for the season for the first time this week. Eric's father had nine seasons of 30 or more steals. The Youngs are the fifth father-son pair to each swipe 30 bases in a season. The others are the Alomars (Sandy Sr. and Roberto), the Bonds (Bobby and Barry), the Cruz's (Jose Sr. and Jr.) and the Wills (Maury and Bump).

Obscure Stat of the Series
Matt den Dekker became the third player in Mets history to go 0-for-5 in his major-league debut, joining John Gibbons (1984) and Tito Navarro (1993). Den Dekker also became the first Met with a stolen base in his first major-league game since Josh Thole in 2009.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mets News: Mets will use Matt den Dekker in CF on Thursday

Mets News:

Terry Collins tells ESPN New York, he plans to get Matt den Dekker his first major league start in Thursday’s matinee.

Collins said den Dekker will play center field, his natural position. It is unresolved whether Juan Lagares will shift to right field for the series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies, or whether Andrew Brown will start there.

Make no mistake, though: den Dekker and Lagares will be starting together at times, with Lagares getting pushed to the corner.

“You’re going to see them out there together,” Collins said. “We’re talking about the possibility of doing that tomorrow. I’m not sure that’s going to happen tomorrow. But Matt’s going to play tomorrow. He’s going to play center field. I don’t think it’s really fair to Matt to play him in a game in a position he’s not comfortable in. So I’m going to put him in center field.”

Den Dekker, despite being known for his speed, also has some power. He hit 17 homers in 2011 in the minors, then duplicated that number against last year.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets send up three players, More moves on the way?

Mets Rumors:

The Mets have moved catcher Anthony Recker, outfielder Matt den Dekker and left-hander Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas to New York to have players available should a trade or trades be consummated.

Now that the Mets have completed a trade for the Byrd/Buck tandem, I would not be surprised to see Feliciano Traded as well.

At least five Mets players are going through the waiver process and Feliciano's name has been mentioned by ESPN.

So the Mets can have another trade in the works.

The Mets have waived the white flag and they want to see what they got or they don't got... Keeping Byrd and Buck on the bench did not go in favor of the players...and they are on a better path that is in contention right now.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/20: Matt den Dekker's three run double in ninth helps Vegas in win

den Dekker

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/20:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 3: Matt den Dekker produced a three-run double in a four-run ninth. Rafael Montero allowed two runs in five innings. Box

AA - BOWIE 4, BINGHAMTON 1: Bowie scored two in the eighth to take the lead for good. Starter Greg Peavey gave up one run over six. Allan Dykstra had the lone RBI for Binghamton. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 4, PALM BEACH 2 (suspended): Box

A - SAVANNAH 5, KANNAPOLIS 2: Starter Gabriel Ynoa threw seven innings of two-run ball to pick up the win. Savannah scored five in the seventh. Jeff Reynolds and Brandon Nimmo each had two RBIs. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 1, BURLINGTON 0: Kingsport won a tight one as starter Chris Flexen threw a complete-game shutout, yielding just two hits. Amed Rosario drove in the lone run, in the second inning. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: First baseman Matthew Oberste knocked in a pair in the seventh to lead Brooklyn to the win. Starter Dario Alvarez threw five scoreless innings, walking six and was saddled with a no-decision. Box

RK - GCL METS 13, GCL CARDINALS 10: The GCL Mets blew a 10-2 lead but scored three in the 12th to win. The Mets received seven RBIs from third basemen Jhoan Urena and Leon Canelon. Box

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/19: Matt den Dekker has big night for Vegas

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/19:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 14, SALT LAKE 8: Matt den Dekker went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two homers. Zach Lutz had a three-run homer. 51s starter Matt Fox allowed eight runs in four innings. Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 3, BOWIE 2 (10 innings): After manning catcher and right field, Blake Forsythe blasted a walk-off homer leading off the bottom of the 10th. The victory reduced Binghamton's magic number to win the Eastern Division to two. Forysthe homered for the third time in his past four games. Wilfredo Tovar departed the game after sliding into second base in the third inning, prompting outfielder Alonzo Harris to play second base for the first time in more than a year. One inning later, Cory Vaughn left the game after being hit in the back of the helmet by a pitch from Devin Jones. The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported Tovar had X-rays on a wrist, while Vaughn passed a concussion test. After Vaughn’s exit, Forsythe went from behind the plate to right field. By the fifth inning, only two of Binghamton’s eight starting position players were in their original positions. Binghamton opened the scoring in the sixth. Daniel Muno singled against Jones with one out. He advanced to third base one batter later. Josh Rodriguez hit a bouncer to shortstop Niuman Romero, but his throw skipped into the outfield to place runners on the corners. Xorge Carrillo then delivered a sacrifice fly. Bowie responded a half-inning later against Darin Gorski. Josh Horton doubled, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Luis Martinez's sac fly. Gorski’s night ended after seven innings. He allowed one run.

The B-Mets retook the lead on Richard Lucas' two-out solo homer in the bottom of the seventh. Adam Kolarek held the 2-1 lead with a scoreless eighth. Closer Jeff Walters was unable to convert the save chance in the ninth. He eventually walked Buck Britton with the bases loaded to force in the tying run. With the bases still loaded, Walters retired Lew Ford to send the game into extra innings. Chasen Bradford worked around two base hits in the top of the 10th to keep the score tied, setting up Forsythe's shot against Marcel Prado. The blast provided Binghamton (80-48) its second walk-off homer this season. Joe Bonfe also beat the Baysox, on June 16. Forsythe played one game in the outfield for St. Lucie in 2012. Bradford has not allowed an earned run since his Double-A debut (15 games). Box

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29: Matt den Dekker goes 4 for 6 in Double Header, Lucas Duda goes 1 for 4 for St.Lucie, Cyclones win fifth straight

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29:

LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 4 (7 innings): Starter Matt Fox allowed one run in five innings in Game 1. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. In game 2, The 51's had 14 hits including a Jordany Valdespin's 3-run HR. Jamie Hoffman lead the way with 3 hits (2 doubles) and two RBI's. Greg Burke got the win (2-1). Matt den Dekker went 2 for 3 with a RBI. Den dekker has raised his Average to .271 Box 1, Box 2

A+ - ST. LUCIE 5, TAMPA 4: Rob Refsnyder’s throwing error allowed two runs to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets rallied past Tampa. Jayce Boyd had a one-out single. After Gilbert Gomez pinch-ran, Kevin Plawecki doubled to put runners at second and third. Matt Reynolds received an intentional walk and Robbie Shields struck out. Then, with the bases loaded and two outs, Kyle Johnson ripped a 2-2 pitch to second. Refsynder knocked it down before throwing the ball away, toward the Yankees dugout, to allow Gomez and Plawecki to score. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and played left field in his first game with Class A St. Lucie on a rehab assignment. Johnson went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. T.J. Rivera had two hits and an RBI double. Shields added a double and a run scored. Rainy Lara received a no-decision despite throwing seven innings and allowing two runs and eight hits with no walks. T.J. Chism allowed two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth as the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. Cody Satterwhite recorded the final out of that half-inning to earn his first win. Box

A - ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4: Hunter Carnevale allowed a pair of seventh-inning runs as Asheville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 4, ELIZABETHTON 0: Martires Arias tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Luis Rengel and Ricky Jacquez on the shutout. Leadoff hitter Yeixon Ruiz scored three runs. Jeff McNeil went 3-for-3. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Carlos Valdez tossed six scoreless innings as the Cyclones won their fifth straight. It marked the second time this season Valdez went six innings without allowing an earned run. This time, he allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three before handing the ball to Akeel Morris. Morris tossed three shutout innings to continue his spectacular season. Through 25 innings, Morris has yet to allow an earned run. He has struck out 31. Matthew Oberste got the Cyclones on the board with a long ball. The homer was Oberste’s second of the season. The other came June 19 against Staten Island. After hitting only four homers through the first 36 games of the season, the Cyclones have now gone deep four times in their last four games. Oberste finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Brooklyn scored two more runs in the fourth. Oberste was involved again, leading off with a walk. Alex Sanchez followed with a double that put two runners in scoring position. James Roche took advantage, producing a two-run double. Roche has 11 doubles, tied for the team lead with Jared King. The Cyclones tallied their final run in the fifth, on a groundball that should have gotten the Renegades out of the inning. With two outs, Sanchez hit a grounder to shortstop Julian Morillo. Morillo intended to get Oberste out on the force at second, but bobbled it as King scored from third. Box

RK - GCL CARDINALS 5, GCL METS 2: With the score tied at 2, Gaither Bumgardner (0-2) was charged with three runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. Travis d'Arnaud caught four innings and went 0-for-3. Vicente Lupo homered in the loss. Box

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/10: Den Dekker Hits 2-run HR, Lawley Hits Grand Slam (19th) for St. Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/10:

AAA - SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. The 51s (47-44) scored four ninth-inning runs, highlighted by Matt den Dekker's two-run homer. Jamie Hoffmann flied out with the bases loaded as the comeback bid ended. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 9, CHARLOTTE 4: Dustin Lawley hit a grand slam in the seventh for his league-leading 19th homer to secure the win for the Mets (46-40). After an intentional walk to Jayce Boyd loaded the bases, Lawley crushed a pitch from Lenny Linsky over the left-field fence for a five-run lead. Lawley, who also leads the league in extra-base hits and total bases, is now tied for the league lead with 67 RBIs. Kevin Plawecki had two hits and two RBIs and reached base three times. Matt Reynolds finished with two hits and an RBI. Kyle Johnson had two hits and two runs scored. Boyd had an RBI double and walk. Randy Fontanez earned the victory in relief with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Fontanez pitched in relief in the fifth and helped the Mets escape a jam with runners at first and third to protect a 5-4 lead. Tim Byrdak retired the side in order in the seventh with one strikeout. T.J. Chism retired all six batters he faced with two strikeouts to close the game. Hansel Robles received a no-decision. He allowed four runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing one walk and striking out three. Box

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/1: Montero loses, Matt den Dekker 0 for 5 in Vegas debut, Ike goes 0 for 5, Tejada 2-4 in GCL

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/1:

FRESNO 14, LAS VEGAS 6: Matt den Dekker went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his Las Vegas debut after recovering from a fractured right wrist suffered during spring training. Starter Rafael Montero (0-2) allowed four runs in five innings. D.J. Mitchell then surrendered nine runs (six earned) in the sixth as Fresno took a 13-1 lead.  Ike Davis did play, going  0-5 with 3 K's Box

BINGHAMTON 0, ALTOONA 0 (suspended): The game was suspended in the bottom of the first inning due to inclement weather. The B-Mets and Curve will resume the contest on Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. Torrential rain forced the scoreless game to be halted with two outs and the bases clear. The suspended game is scheduled to last nine innings. Tuesday’s regularly scheduled game then is set for seven innings. Following a 30-minute delay, Erik Goeddel made it through a scoreless top of the first. The Curve threatened however, loading the bases with the aid of a hit-by-pitch, error and walk. In the bottom half, Daniel Muno led off with a hard-hit ball over the center fielder’s head. He attempted a triple, but slid past third base and was tagged out. Josh Rodriguez then struck out and the umpires pulled the teams off the field amid heavy rain. Box


HICKORY 5, SAVANNAH 0: Luis Parra blanked the Gnats (5-6/48-32) through eight innings, allowing only three hits and two walks. Parra no-hit the Gnats through 4 1/3 innings, until Nelfi Zapata lined a single into left field. The Crawdads scored the game's opening two runs in the third against Savannah starter Jake Kuebler. Nick Williams tripled. After a walk to Nick Vickerson, Ronald Guzman bounced an RBI single into right field. Vickerson scored later in the inning on an error by third baseman Cole Frenzel. Kuebler lasted five innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and was charged with the loss to fall to 2-4. Hickory added an unearned run in the seventh against Savannah reliever Tyler Vanderheiden. A two-run homer from Guzman, his third of the year, in the ninth completed the game's scoring. The Gnats' offense collected just three hits -- all singles. Box

ELIZABETHTON 8, KINGSPORT 4: Starter Martires Arias fell to 0-3 after surrendering four runs on three hits and five walks in three innings. Jonathan Leroux went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the K-Mets (3-9). Box

STATEN ISLAND 8, BROOKLYN 7 (12 innings): In the first game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader at MCU Park, the game was scheduled to go just seven innings, but lasted 12. In the top of the 12th, Daniel Lopez hit a solo homer over the left-field wall off of Ismael Tijerina to give the Yankees the decisive lead. Tijerina started the game at shortstop, but moved to pitcher after left-hander Juan Urbina got into trouble in the top of the 11th. Lopez’s homer was in response to a game-tying two-RBI double from James Roche in the bottom of the 11th, which had evened the score at 7. The Cyclones ended their streak of the 23 consecutive scoreless innings, connecting for seven runs and 17 hits. Due to the length of the game and a league curfew, the teams were not able to get the second game started. Box

GCL CARDINALS 4, GCL METS 2: Michael Fulmer allowed four runs on six hits in six innings. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI and played a full game at shortstop. Wuilmer Becerra's sacrifice fly scored Tejada in the first inning. Box

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mets News: Injury Updates for Turner, Duda, Tejada, d'Arnaud, den Dekker

Mets News:

Here are updates of injured/rehabbing Mets:

Justin Turner (left intercostal strain) is playing catch but not yet swinging a bat, signaling he is at least a couple of weeks away from returning.

Lucas Duda (left intercostal strain) is still limited to getting treatment.

Ruben Tejada (right quadriceps strain) played seven innings in a Gulf Coast League game Saturday. After playing nine innings, he may be ready to move to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Travis d'Arnaud (broken left foot) had some discomfort while running on flat ground, but that is to be expected during his rehab, according to Mets personnel.

Matt den Dekker (fractured right wrist) has regularly been playing in Class A St. Lucie games. He's still gaining wrist strength after having it immobilized for so long, will be reporting to play for Las Vegas Monday..

Mets News: Matt den Dekker going to play with Vegas

Mets News:

Center-field prospect Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist in a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is set to join Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

Den Dekker went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI in Class A St. Lucie's rain-shortened 4-1 loss to Fort Myers on Sunday. In 14 games with the Florida State League club since returning from the fracture, den Dekker hit .276 (16-for-58) with two doubles, four RBIs, three walks and a stolen base.

Den Dekker, a fifth-round pick in 2010 from the University of Florida, hit .220 in 295 second-half at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo last season.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/20: Ike Davis goes 3 for 5 with 2 HR's for Vegas, Matt den Dekker goes 2 for 4 for St. Lucie, Brooklyn wins first

Mets Minor League Roundup 6/20:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, TUCSON 5:  A day after reaching base five times against Triple-A Tucson, Ike Davis homered twice and finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored Thursday night as Las Vegas beat the Sidewinders, 7-5. Davis has increased his Pacific Coast League average to .306 through 10 games.  Box

AA - BINGHAMTON 4, RICHMOND 3: The B-Mets scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk in the seventh as Phil McCormick’s free pass to Allan Dykstra plated Alonzo Harris. Binghamton (44-27) has won eight straight series. Trailing 1-0, the B-Mets clawed back against Richmond starter Chris Gloor in the third. Cory Mazzoni singled. Josh Rodriguez followed with a double and Dykstra walked to load the bases. With two outs, Richard Lucas drove in two runs. An inning later, Blake Forsythe reached when third baseman Adam Duvall failed to field a chopper. Forysthe ultimately scored on Gloor’s balk. Richmond took advantage of a B-Mets misplay to tie the score at 3 in the fourth. With two outs and a runner on second, Ryan Lollis rolled a grounder to shortstop Daniel Muno. The throw bounced past Dykstra at first base, allowing an unearned run to score. Richmond then tied the score on Mark Wagner's RBI single. In the seventh, Harris bunted for a single. Representing the go-ahead run, the speedy outfielder stole second. A parade of walks followed. Gloor was pulled after issuing a free pass to Muno. Scott Shuman entered and fanned Rodriguez before walking Travis Taijeron to load the bases. McCormick entered to face Dykstra and missed the outside corner on a 3-1 pitch, forcing in the go-ahead run. Mazzoni (3-2) struck out eight while allowing three runs (one earned) in six innings. He collected his first win since May 19. Jim Fuller made his Double-A debut, working around a one-out walk in a scoreless seventh. The southpaw also struck out Jarrett Parker to begin the eighth. Jeff Walters earned his league-leading 17th save. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE 8, PALM BEACH 6: Newly promoted Kevin Plawecki belted a three-run homer in his first Florida State League at-bat and finished 2-for-5 with four RBIs. Jayce Boyd also went 2-for-5 and drove in a run in his FSL debut. St. Lucie starter Domingo Tapia allowed six runs on 11 hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. Trailing 6-5, Matt den Dekker scored on an error and Plawecki delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh. Den Dekker went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored twice in his fourth game since returning from a broken wrist. Box

A - SAVANNAH 5, LEXINGTON 1: Maikis De La Cruz drove in the tying run in the fifth with an RBI single. He then scored on an errant throw while stealing third as the Gnats improved to 44-26. Savannah starter Logan Taylor (1-1) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine in six innings. Hunter Carnevale and Beck Wheeler combined for three scoreless relief innings. Box

R - JOHNSON CITY 9, KINGSPORT 3: K-Mets starter Martires Arias allowed five runs (three earned) in 1 2/3 innings as Kingsport lost its season opener. Jeffrey Diehl went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 3, ABERDEEN 0: John Gant limited Aberdeen to three hits and two walks while striking out six batters in five scoreless innings as the Cyclones (1-2) notched their first 2013 win. Gavin Cecchini walked with one out in the third and stole second base. L.J. Mazzilli drew a walk to put men on first and second. Jared King then doubled, scoring Cecchini and moving Mazzilli to third. Matthew Oberste grounded back to the pitcher and Mazzilli was thrown out at the plate for the second out. With two outs, Julio Concepcion hit a fly ball that was dropped by right fielder Manny Hernandez, scoring King for a 2-0 lead. Box

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mets News and Notes: OF Matt den Dekker returns to game action, Travis d'Arnaud starts to run, Justin Turner going to DL?

Mets News and Notes:

Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, has returned to game action.

Den Dekker is making his first appearance with Class A St. Lucie, leading off and playing center field,  Monday night.

A week after being cleared to remove his protective boot, catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud was given the go-ahead Monday to begin a "running progression program."

D'Arnaud suffered a broken first metatarsal in his left foot while playing with Triple-A Las Vegas on April 17.

Terry Collins expects Justin Turner to land on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

Turner stayed behind in New York when the Mets left for Atlanta on Sunday night. He underwent an MRI on Monday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Collins said Turner had been bothered by the injury for a few days.

With the Mets allowed to carry 26 players on Tuesday for the doubleheader, Collins expected the Mets would place Turner on the DL, activate Zack Wheeler and Scott Atchison from the DL, and play a bench player down for the day.

Atchison has been on the DL since feeling numbness in the fingers on his pitching hand during a May 13 appearance at St. Louis. He pitched on back-to-back days with Double-A Binghamton to complete a rehab assignment.

Collins said Jordany Valdespin would serve as Omar Quintanilla's backup at shortstop.
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