Showing posts with label Vic Black. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vic Black. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Doubleheader Notes, Vic Black up, Dice-K to start, d'Arnaud making progress

Mets News and Notes: Doubleheader Notes, Vic Black up, Dice-K to start, d'Arnaud making progress:

As we all know by now, Friday's game between the Mets and D-backs was postponed in the middle of the fourth inning, with Arizona leading, 2-0. That score will be wiped from the record books, and the two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.

Only fans holding tickets marked "Sunday, May 25 -- Game 27" will be admitted to the doubleheader. Banner Day will continue as scheduled, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. Family Sunday pregame activities at Mets Plaza will begin at 11 a.m. The Mr. Met postgame dash around the bases for kids will follow the second game.

Those holding a paid ticket for Friday's game can exchange it for a comparably priced ticket to another home game within 12 months, subject to availability.

With the Mets able to add a 26th player for Sunday's doubleheader, the club has selected right-handed reliever Vic Black for a promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Black had produced a 3-0 record, 3.46 ERA and 1.154 WHIP in 15 late-season relief appearances with the Mets in 2013 after being acquired on Aug. 29 with minor-league second baseman Dilson Herrera for Marlon Byrd and John Buck.

This season, he is 0-1 with a 1.45 ERA and has converted seven saves in eight chances with Vegas. He also has surrendered 12 hits, 17 walks (one intentional) and hit a batter in 18 2/3 innings.

With the Mets needing an extra starter on Sunday for a doubleheader, Daisuke Matsuzaka will step into the rotation for a spot start in Game 2. Rafael Montero will proceed in the 1:10 p.m. opener, as had been originally intended.

Pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested Matsuzaka will be capable of throwing 100 pitches on Sunday.

Travis d'Arnaud hit outdoors and was due to catch a bullpen session Friday as he works back from a concussion, although rain may interrupt the catching responsibility.

Terry Collins said d'Arnaud could be cleared by the team trainer and doctor later Friday to enter games. An MLB doctor then would need to review d'Arnaud's records and sign off.

Since d'Arnaud has not appeared in a game since getting struck on the top of the head 10 days ago, Collins said he expects the catcher will first go on a minor league rehab assignment, even if d'Arnaud needs only eight or 10 at-bats in the minors.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/15: Vic Black earns the save for 51's

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/15:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 4, EL PASO 3: Giancarlo Alvarado, stepping into the rotation with Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom promoted, earned the win in his season debut. Alvarado limited El Paso to one run on one hit although he walked six in five innings. Cesar Puello's third-inning homer staked the 51s to a 1-0 lead. Alvarado's single in the fourth plated Kai Gronauer. Puello then capped the two-run frame with an RBI double for a 3-0 lead. Reliever Erik Goeddel surrendered two sixth-inning runs as El Paso closed to within 4-3, but Zack Thornton, Buddy Carlyle and Vic Black combined to hold El Paso scoreless over the final three innings. Black earned his fifth save with a no-hit ninth that included one walk. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 2: Cory Vaughn led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off home run. It was Vaughn’s second homer of the season. The B-Mets had opened the scoring in the first on Brian Burgamy's solo homer against Adrian Sampson. Binghamton starter Darin Gorski retired the first 10 batters he faced. Portland shortstop Alen Hanson ended the stretch and tied the score with a solo homer in the fourth. Binghamton answered in the bottom of that inning. Travis Taijeron doubled down the third-base line. Xorge Carrillo followed with an RBI single. Gorski exited with a 2-1 lead after six innings. Altoona erased the deficit against reliever John Church. Elias Diaz singled to start the seventh. He reached second on a groundout and scored on an RBI single by Willy Garcia. The Curve threatened to take the lead in the eighth, loading the bases against Jack Leathersich on an error, a bunt single and a hit batter. Cody Satterwhite took over with one out and got Stetson Allie to ground into an inning-ending double play. Satterwhite returned for the ninth and stranded two runners in a scoreless inning. Satterwhite’s efforts set the stage for Vaughn in the ninth. The B-Mets outfielder blasted Quinton Miller’s second pitch of the inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Satterwhite (2-0) tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings and earned the win. Gorski allowed one run on four hits and struck out six over six innings in the no-decision. Matt Reynolds was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It was Binghamton’s first walk-off homer since Blake Forsythe went deep against Bowie on Aug. 19, 2013. Box

Mets High A - TAMPA 10, ST. LUCIE 5: Mets starter Domingo Tapia surrendered eight runs on 10 hits and three walks and served up three homers in 4 2/3 innings as the Yankees built an 8-0 lead. Randy Fontanez contributed two scoreless relief innings. Box

Mets A - GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (canceled): The game will not be rescheduled.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mets News: Reliever Vic Black to DL

Mets News:

Reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed to be minor.

He resumed throwing Sunday with no ill effects and should be activated from the DL later this week.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News: Bullpen Notes - Valverde, Black, Germen, Farnsworth

Mets News: Bullpen Notes - Valverde, Black, Germen

Once penciled in as the primary set-up man for Bobby Parnell, Vic Black instead was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That appears good news for Gonzalez Germen's chances of making the Opening Day roster.

Black, acquired Aug. 29 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the trade for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. He had a 5.79 ERA in 10 appearances.

The Mets also made if official, adding Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster Wednesday.

Valverde may serve as Bobby Parnell's primary set-up man. The bullpen also is expected to include Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice and John Lannan.

Valverde, 36, has a 3.00 ERA 0.889 WHIP in nine Grapefruit League innings.

Three days after Kyle Farnsworth was released by the Mets, the veteran reliever officially re-signed Wednesday on a minor-league deal.

Farnsworth's new deal, which saved the Mets a $100,000 retention bonus they were unwilling to pay, is believed to include an out in May if he is not promoted to the big-league club by then.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mets News: Zack Lutz and Tim Byrdak expected to join Mets when rosters expand

Mets News:

While the bulk of call-ups will wait until after Las Vegas completes its postseason, the Mets are expected to call up Tim Byrdak and Zach Lutz on Sunday, team insiders suggested.

The Lutz call-up was precipitated by Ike Davis suffering a potentially season-ending right oblique strain Saturday.

Byrdak undoubtedly pitched during the second half in the minors with the Mets with the carrot of a September call-up. He underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder on Sept. 6. 2012. That is the same procedure Johan Santana now has twice undergone.

The Mets also plan to add Vic Black, the reliever acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Source: ESPN NY

Friday, August 30, 2013

Mets News: Newly Acquired Vic Black will be in Washington on Sunday with team

Mets News:

Right-hander Vic Black, the Triple-A closer obtained in the trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, is expected to join the Mets on Sunday in Washington, as rosters expand.

The Mets announced his inclusion in the deal after Black completed the waiver process Thursday.

Because there is a 72-hour window to report, the Mets can stall adding the 25-year-old Black to the major league roster until Sunday. That avoids having to temporarily send him to Triple-A Las Vegas or demote another player to clear room.

Black, who has an upper-90s fastball as well as a slider, was 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA in 30 relief appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. In 46 2/3 innings, he allowed 28 hits and 21 walks (three intentional) while striking out 63. He had 17 saves in 22 chances. Opponents had a .169 batting average against him. Black also made three appearances with the Pirates, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks in four innings.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Scouting Book on RHP Vic Black

Victor Black / RHP, PIT
Born 5/23/1988 (25 yrs old)
Amarillo, TX, USA
School: Dallas Baptist
Height 6-4
Weight 210
Bats/Throws R/R

The Book on Vic Black:

A powerful righthander with genuinely filthy stuff, Pirate prospect Victor Black looks like a future closer, as long as he can throw his prime stuff with consistency. At AA Altoona in 2012, Black struck out an ungodly 85 batters in only 60 innings of work, wrapping up 38 games for the Curve and earning respect as one of the league's nastiest relievers. He's a fascinating option for the Pirates in 2014... and maybe even sooner than that.

Black's Stats:
2009 21 A- 1 2 3.45 13 7 2 0 0 1 31.1 26 17 12 0 15 33
2010 22 A 0 0 9.64 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 5 5 1 5 8
2011 23 A,A+ 3 1 5.05 27 0 6 0 0 1 35.2 38 25 20 1 20 28
2012 24 AA 2 3 1.65 51 0 38 0 0 13 60.0 40 14 11 2 29 85
2013 25 AAA 5 3 2.51 38 0 30 0 0 17 46.2 28 15 13 2 21 63
2013 25 NL 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 2 3
1 Yr 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 6 2 2 0 2 3
162 Game Avg. 0 0 4.50 68 0 45 0 0 0 91 136 45 45 0 45 68
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Generated 8/29/2013.

Mets News: Mets will get RHP Vic Black (Player to be named later) in Pirates Deal

Mets News:

The Mets will receive Triple-A right-hander Vic Black as the second player in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pittsburgh Pirates, reported.

Black reportedly is on waivers. If he goes unclaimed, the deal can be completed now. If he is claimed, he will need to be pulled back and be sent to the Mets after the season.

Black, 25, was the 49th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Dallas Baptist University.

He appeared in three games at the major league level this season. Black is 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA and had 17 saves in 38 relief appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He has an upper-90s mph fastball and slider.

The Mets already have acquired second baseman Dilson Herrera, who has been assigned to low-A Savannah.

Scouting Video:

Interview Pirates 5/13:

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