Showing posts with label September Call-ups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label September Call-ups. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Official Call-ups, Gee, Strasburg, Final Game in Buffalo, Cyclones, Drama in the Ninth


Mets News and Notes:

With Buffalo's season complete, the Mets have summoned six additional minor leaguers to St. Louis: Jordany Valdespin, right-handers Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Elvin Ramirez, left-hander Justin Hampson and outfielder Fred Lewis.

Buffalo manager Wally Backman is due to join the Mets on Sunday. Zach Lutz, Nickeas and McHugh already had been added -- giving the Mets nine extra players in total.

Dillon Gee joined the Mets in St. Louis. He already has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball following surgery to repair a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder.

Stephen Strasburg's final start of the season will be Sept. 12 against the Mets at Citi Field.

Buffalo was rained out at Lehigh Valley on Monday in what is expected to be its final game affiliated with the Mets. Las Vegas has been widely speculated as the Mets' next Triple-A home, but a minor league source said do not rule out Nashville over Las Vegas if the Mets have a choice between those markets. The Brewers currently are affiliated with Nashville and may re-up, though.

Meanwhile, The Brooklyn Cyclones sliced its magic number to one with two games remaining to clinch the New York-Penn League's wild card. Like Buffalo, Binghamton and Savannah completed their seasons Monday. St. Lucie opens the Florida State League.

Finally, Collin McHugh's second major league start lasted only four innings, with McHugh surrendering four runs.

The drama, though, came late. With the Mets trailing by a run in the ninth, Andres Torres seemingly led off with a double. But at the instruction of injured ex-Met Carlos Beltran, the St. Louis Cardinals successfully appealed to rookie ump Dave Rackley that Torres missed the first-base bag. The Mets, deprived of the baserunner, lost shortly thereafter, 5-4, on Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Rackley and crew chief Dale Scott stood by the call, despite vehement protest from the Mets. The crew noted neither Torres nor first base coach Tom Goodwin initially complained about the call.

Rackley told Terry Collins he would not have made the ruling had he not been positive it was correct.

"He went over the front corner with his toe and it just kicked dirt up onto the base," Rackley said.

Said Scott after reviewing the video with his crew: "It was exactly what [Rackley] described. His foot went over [the bag], the toes hit the ground, the heel never did [hit the bag]. And did you see where [Rackley] was? He was right there to make the call."

Countered Murphy: "We had access to video. I'm sure you guys did, too. So we know the answer to that."

Monday, September 03, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Bay Day, Mejia, Familia, Expected Call-ups, Backman, McHugh


Mets News and Notes:

Jason Bay had only his fourth two-hit game of the season yesterday. The Mets' bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Chris Young and has now limited opponents to one earned run in its past 22 1/3 innings.

The Mets swept a series for the first time since June 20, against the Baltimore Orioles at Citi Field.

Jenrry Mejia allowed six runs in six innings in Triple-A Buffalo's 6-0 loss at Lehigh Valley. St. Lucie posted its club-record 83rd victory in its regular-season finale and opens the playoffs Tuesday at Jupiter. Brooklyn lost to Staten Island, 1-0, to fall into a first-place tie in the New York-Penn League wild-card standings with three games remaining.

Mejia last appeared in the majors in September 2010, before Tommy John surgery.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, September Call Ups, Thole, Flores, Pelfrey


Mets News and Notes:

R.A. Dickey delivered a complete game to pick up his 17th win and Ike Davis produced a two-run homer as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 3-0, Friday night.

Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, Washington's Gio Gonzalez and Dickey share the major league lead in wins. Dickey's 190 strikeouts rank second in the NL, two behind the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw. The knuckleballer's innings count (191 1/3) also trails only Kershaw (192 2/3) in the league. Dickey's third shutout this season is the most by a Met since David Cone produced five in 1992.

Dickey is now 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA against the Marlins this season. "When he makes his speech for Cy Young Award, make sure he mentions the Marlins, please," Miami manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters postgame.

Catcher Mike Nickeas and corner infielder Zach Lutz are due to rejoin the Mets today in Miami, as rosters expand. Collin McHugh will return to face the St. Louis Cardinals on Labor Day at Busch Stadium.

The Mets have not yet announced the remainder of the contingent, but Jordany Valdespin, Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Elvin Ramirez would be expected to be promoted after Triple-A Buffalo's season ends Monday at Lehigh Valley.

Monday, September 05, 2011

RHP Chris Schwinden's Major League debut is expected to come Thursday against Braves


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Right-hander Chris Schwinden's major league debut is expected to come Thursday in one game of a makeup doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, according to a team insider.

Assistant GM John Ricco confirmed Schwinden as well as first baseman Valentino Pascucci and outfielder Mike Baxter will be promoted now that Triple-A Buffalo has completed its season.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Mets September call-ups will include Josh Stinson and Josh Satin


The Mets announced Wednesday night that they would promote two minor leaguers, pitcher Josh Stinson and infielder Josh Satin, once rosters can expand on Sept. 1.

And the call-ups, as expected, exhibited just how much the Mets’ vision of the season has changed since spring training, well before the team was ravaged by injuries and trades.

On Wednesday, Manager Terry Collins listed the names that he had expected to see as September call-ups: Ruben Tejada, Lucas Duda, Nick Evans, Mike Nickeas.

“And they’re all already here,” Collins said.

As Collins explained, many players the Mets would have granted chances to showcase their skills are already getting those opportunities.

At the same time, the Mets are effectively out of the pennant race, meaning they do not need to stock their bench with additional tools.

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