Showing posts with label Mets Notes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mets Notes. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mets Notes: Niese on schedule for next start

Mets Notes:

Jonathon Niese, who was struck with a comebacker in the right ankle and forced from Tuesday’s game, planned to proceed with his normal between-starts bullpen session today.

Terry Collins said Niese preferred not to disrupt his normal routine by delaying the session until Friday. Niese also planned to do his regular running work.

The southpaw is due to oppose Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Philles on Sunday.

"A little swollen, but it feels good," Niese describe the injury Thursday morning.

Said Collins: "He said he did not want to break up the routine. They have a wrap on his ankle, which makes it feel pretty good."

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mets Notes: Marcum throws five scoreless, Laffey DFA'd, Carson Promoted

Mets Notes:

Shaun Marcum tossed 52 pitches over five scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Assuming Marcum feels OK in ensuing days, he is due to be activated from the disabled list Saturday to face the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Marcum opened the season on the DL with neck and shoulder pain related to a nerve issue.

He threw additional pitches in the bullpen after Monday's appearance to increase his workload. Mets manager Terry Collins estimated Marcum would max out at 90 pitches Saturday.

Marcum allowed four hits and no walks in Monday's appearance.

The Mets designated fill-in Aaron Laffey for assignment Sunday, when they promoted lefty reliever Robert Carson.

Marcum's Career Stats:
2005 23 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 4 4
2006 24 TOR 3 4 5.06 14 0 78.1 87 44 44 14 38 65
2007 25 TOR 12 6 4.13 25 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 3.76 149 1 916.2 840 405 383 124 282 746
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Generated 4/22/2013.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mets Notes: Matt Harvey catches early flight home

Mets Notes:

Matt Harvey was sent back to New York before Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies, to ensure the right-hander has the proper rest heading into Friday's start against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

"I don't think there's any question Matt gets up for it," Terry Collins said about Harvey facing Strasburg. "He loves the big stage, and that's what he's on. He's got a big challenge tomorrow. If you look at some of the games that he's had to pitch, they've been against some pretty impressive guys. And he's getting another one tomorrow."

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mets Notes: Lucas Duda back tightened up, says no big deal!

Mets Notes:

Lucas Duda, who was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's Mets-Rockies doubleheader in the fifth inning with lower-back stiffness, said the issue arose in his first at-bat of the nightcap.

Duda speculated the cold weather contributed to the issue. He pledged to be back in the lineup Wednesday, presuming the Mets play. The forecast is for 8 inches of snow in the Mile High City.

"It's not a big deal. It just kind of tightened up," Duda said. "I should be in there tomorrow."

"We'll see tomorrow," Terry Collins said. "It stiffened up on him. He started to try to move around to get it loose and he couldn't. So I just took him out."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mets Notes: Weather might be a factor in upcoming series vs Rockies

Mets Notes:

Sandy Alderson told ESPN NY, he cannot fathom the upcoming series against the Colorado Rockies in Denver being preemptively moved to another location or rescheduled.

"Getting to another venue is remote, certainly within the immediate time frame of this series," the GM said.

Snow is forecast early in the series, and the low on Wednesday is predicted at 9 degrees.

Alderson said there is no set criteria for canceling a game because of cold, but there certainly is a threshold below which teams cannot play.

"Twenty-eight, 26, I don't know where you draw the line," Alderson said. "Nine would seem to qualify."

Alderson said the ultimate call should belong to the Rockies, with MLB and the Mets "interested parties" who likely would have input.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mets Notes: Mets will see cold snowy conditions in Minny

Edgin getting Rest after Mall of America
After an off-day that included trips to the Mall of America and a Minnesota Wild game while dodging snowflakes, the Mets get back to work Tonight with an inter-league series against the Twins -- weather-permitting.

The forecast for tonight calls for a low of 28 degrees and 30 percent chance of snow in Minneapolis.

Approximately five inches of snow fell Thursday.

Roof-less Target Field, which opened in 2010, has never had a snow cancellation. The field is heated, aiding snow melting.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, four games were snowed out while the Twins played for 21 years at outdoor Metropolitan Stadium, before relocating to the Metrodome for the 1982 season.

The last time the Mets played a game in sub-40 temperatures was April 6, 2009 -- a season-opening 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on a 37-degree afternoon. Daniel Murphy and David Wright were both in the Mets lineup that day, with Murphy accounting for the go-ahead hit, a fifth-inning home run against Reds pitcher Aaron Harang.

The last time the Mets played in a game in which the temperature matched or was below what the forecast was in Minnesota was April 5, 2003 -- a 3-1 win over the then-Montreal Expos on a rainy-36 degree afternoon. That was actually the third game in a season-opening homestand in which the temperature was sub-40 degrees. The night before, David Cone beat the Expos on a 37-degree night for his 194th (and last) major-league win.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mets Notes: Duda, Bay, Santana, Paulino

Mets Notes:
  • Lucas Duda is in Pittsburgh. He will start in left tonight, as Jason Bay continues to rest. Duda will also play some first base, so Justin Turner can rest some, as well.
  • Collins has not decided, officially, if Bay will return to action Saturday, but that looks likely. Collins wants Bay to get his rhythm back on this road trip.
  • Collins cannot get a hold of rehabbing starter Johan Santana – likely fishing down in Florida, Collins guessed – but he does want him to come to New York and throw a bullpen session or three. Just as a morale boost for the Santana and his teammates, Collins figured. He cannot yet put a firm date on his return.
  • Ronny Paulino will start on both Saturday and Sunday during this series.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Mets Notes: Beltran, Perez, Izzy

  • Terry Collins said he wasn't sure whether Carlos Beltran will DH tomorrow.  Depends on how Beltran feels.
  • Whether Beltran plays or not, Collins won't be there to see it.  He's boarding the bus to Kissimmee, to see Oliver Perez. Collins framed that decision as a matter of integrity.
"When you have a conversation with a player, and you give him a program that you’re going to put down, you stand by that program,” the manager said.  “Credibility is at stake here… I don’t think it’s fair to him not having me there.  If I was trying to make a team and make a rotation and the manager wasn’t there, I would question that."
  • Jason Isringhausen will attempt to pitch Tuesday after tossing a scoreless inning in Monday’s 2-1 loss to Detroit.  The Mets have been impressed by Isringhausen’s fastball and curve ball, but consider consecutive days an important test of his health.
Collins and Dan Warthen wanted to wait longer before assigning Isringhausen to back-to-back games, but the veteran insisted.
“Might as well get it over with,” he said. “It has been a big to-do about me, going back-to-back days.  I feel like I might as well get it done."
Isringhausen reiterated that he was not willing to pitch in the minor leagues.  If he does not break camp with the team, he will leave the organization.
“I’d probably go home and rethink things. I don’t want to go to the minor leagues,” he said.

Source: Andy Martino/NY Daily News
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